Tupi Football Club

Tupi Football Club, commonly referred to as Tupi, is a Brazilian professional club based in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais founded on 26 May 1912. It competes in the Campeonato Mineiro Módulo II, the second tier of the Minas Gerais state football league.

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Full nameTupi Football Club
Nickname(s)Galo (Rooster)
Galo Carijó (Carijó's Rooster)
Founded26 May 1912; 110 years ago (1912-05-26)
GroundEstádio Municipal Radialista Mário Helênio
PresidentEloísio Siqueira
Head coachAdemir Fonseca
LeagueCampeonato Mineiro Módulo II
2021Mineiro Módulo II, 8th of 12
WebsiteClub website


On May 16, 1912,[1] Antônio Maria Júnior and four other people founded Tupi Football Club.[2]

In 2001, Tupi won its first title, which was the Campeonato Mineiro Second Level (actually the tournament is the First Division Module II of the Minas Gerais State Championship), finishing ahead of Nacional de Uberaba in the final stage, which was a group stage competed by six clubs.[3] In 2008, Tupi won the Taça Minas Gerais. In the final, they beat América Futebol Clube (MG) (América Mineiro) in a 4−3 aggregate result.[4]

They won the Série D in 2011, after they beat Santa Cruz in the final.[5]

In 2015 the club finished 3rd in the Campeonato Brasileiro - Série C (third tier), qualifying for the Campeonato Brasileiro - Série B (second tier) in 2016.


Tupi's stadium is Estádio Municipal Radialista Mário Helênio, inaugurated in 1988, with a maximum capacity of 35,000 people.[6]


Winners (1): 2011
Winners (6): 1985, 1987, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2018
Winners (2): 1983, 2001
Winners (1): 2008


  1. ^ "2007 Campeonato Mineiro clubs". Federação Mineira de Futebol - FMF (Minas Gerais Football Federation). Archived from the original on May 28, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2007.
  2. ^ "Tupi Football Club" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2007.
  3. ^ "Minas Gerais State Championship 2001 - Módulo II (Second Level)". RSSSF. Archived from the original on September 2, 2007. Retrieved July 7, 2007.
  4. ^ "Tupi se sagra campeão da Taça Minas Gerais" (in Portuguese). Globo Online. 23 November 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
  5. ^ "Série D: Tupi campeão" (in Portuguese). Futebol MT. November 20, 2011. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2007.
  6. ^ "Estádio Municipal Radialista Maria Helênio" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved 10 July 2007.

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