União Esporte Clube

União Esporte Clube, also known as União de Rondonópolis, are a Brazilian football team from Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso. They competed in the Série A in 2000.

União de Rondonópolis
Full nameUnião Esporte Clube
Nickname(s)Colorado
FoundedJune 6, 1973
GroundEngenheiro Lutero Lopes, Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Capacity18,000
PresidentEdicarlos Olegini
Head coachBolívar
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série D

HistoryEdit

União Esporte Clube were founded on June 6, 1973.[1] They won the Torneio Incentivo in 1975, 1976 and in 1979.[1] União were eliminated in the first stage in the Green module of the Copa João Havelange in 2000.[2]

The club competed in the 2009 Copa do Brasil, when they gained national fame after beating Internacional 1–0 on February 18, in the first leg of the first round of the cup.[3] However, the club were eliminated in that round, after being defeated 2–0 in the second leg.[4]

StadiumEdit

União de Rondonópolis play their home games at Estádio Engenheiro Lutero Lopes.[1] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 18,000 people.[5]

AchievementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 256. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
  2. ^ "Brazil 2000 Championship – Copa João Havelange". RSSSF Brasil. June 6, 2008. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  3. ^ "Zebra da rodada, União-MT tira invencibilidade do Internacional" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. February 18, 2009. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  4. ^ "Brasil 2009 Cup" (in Portuguese). RSSSF Brasil. July 1, 2009. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  5. ^ "CNEF – Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 10, 2013. Retrieved January 5, 2010.