Vila Nova Futebol Clube

Vila Nova Futebol Clube, commonly referred to as Vila Nova, is a Brazilian professional club based in Goiânia, Goiás founded on 29 July 1943.

Vila Nova
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Full nameVila Nova Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Tigre (Tiger)
Tigrão (Big Tiger)
FoundedJuly 29, 1943; 78 years ago (1943-07-29)
GroundEstádio Onésio Brasileiro Alvarenga
PresidentHugo Jorge Bravo
Head coachHigo Magalhães
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Goiano
Série B, 9th of 20
Goiano, 2nd of 12
WebsiteClub website


In 1943 the club was founded as Vila Nova Futebol Clube. Three years later, in 1946, the club changed its name to Operário. In 1949 the club changed its name to Araguaia, then in 1950 it was renamed to Fênix Futebol Clube and in 1955 the club changed its name to its current name, Vila Nova Futebol Clube.

In 1961 Vila Nova won their first state championship. In 1977 the team debuted in Campeonato Brasileiro and finished in 55th place. From 1977 to 1980, Vila Nova was state champion in four successive seasons.

In 1996 the club won the Campeonato Brasileiro Third Division without losing a single match. In 1999, Vila Nova competed for the first time in an international competition, the Copa CONMEBOL but was eliminated in the first round, becoming the first Goiás state team to play in an international competition. In 2000, the club won the Campeonato Goiano Second Division after being excluded from the league as a result of forfeiting the final match,[1][2] and in 2001 and 2005, the club won the Campeonato Goiano. In 2006, it was relegated to the Série C, returning to the Série B in the following year. In 2011, the team was relegated again to the Série C, being promoted to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B in 2013. However, in 2014, it was relegated in the state championship.


Home stadiums are the Onésio Brasileiro Alvarenga stadium (capacity 11,788) and Serra Dourada stadium (capacity 54,048).


Current squadEdit

As of 6 October 2021

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   BRA Fabrício
GK   BRA Georgemy
GK   BRA Pedro Campanelli
DF   BRA Rafael Donato
DF   BRA Renato Silveira
DF   BRA Ricardo Lima
DF   BRA Xandão
DF   BRA André Krobel (on loan from Tombense)
DF   BRA Danilo Belão (on loan from Inter de Lages)
DF   BRA Lucas Mazetti (on loan from Internacional)
DF   BRA Bruno Collaço
DF   BRA Willian Formiga (on loan from Novorizontino)
MF   BRA Deivid
MF   BRA Dudu Pacheco
MF   BRA Éder Monteiro
MF   BRA Guilherme
MF   BRA Gustavo
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Moacir
MF   BRA Pedro Bambú
MF   BRA Arthur Rezende
MF   BRA Felipe Trindade
MF   BRA João Pedro
MF   BRA Renan Mota
FW   BRA Alan Grafite
FW   BRA Alesson
FW   BRA Breno
FW   BRA Clayton
FW   BRA Diego Tavares
FW   BRA Douglas Coutinho
FW   BRA Johnatan Cardoso
FW   ARG Nicolás Maná
FW   BRA Pedro Júnior
FW   BRA Rafael Silva (on loan from Mirassol)

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   BRA Paulo Henrique (at Anapolina until 30 November 2021)
MF   BRA Cássio Gabriel (at Mumbai City until 30 June 2022)
FW   BRA Henan (at Criciúma until 30 November 2021)


Like all Brazilian football teams, Vila Nova has their own group of die-hard fans who call themselves 'TEV' – Torcida Esquadrão Vilanovense (usually referring to themselves as simply 'Esquadrão'). Many members of TEV come from an area of Goiánia called Zona Leste which is notorious for its crime rate. A popular song sung by TEV at Vila games is:

Vila, Vila, Vila minha vida,
Vila, Vila minha história,
Vila, Vila meu amor!

English translation

Vila, Vila, Vila my life,
Vila, Vila my history,
Vila, Vila my love!


Vila Nova's greatest rival is Goiás, with whom there is constant argument about which club has the largest fanbase. A common view is the claim that Vila Nova has the largest fanbase in Goiânia, and Goiás has the largest fanbase in Goiás state. Some Goiás supporters claim their club has also the biggest number of fans in Goiânia. Either way Vila Nova has an estimated fanbase of about 35,000, which is pretty big for a Brazilian second tier club. In the 2011 Série B season, Vila Nova will play Goiás (after Goias were relegated from Série A in 2010) for the first time in the Série B since 1998. They also encounter each other every year during the Campeonato Goiano (state championship). During a game on May 1, 2011 at the Serra Dourada, both teams were involved in a mass brawl on and off the pitch after the Campeonato Goiano semifinal.


Winners (3): 1996, 2015, 2020
Winners (15): 1961, 1962, 1963, 1969, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2005
Winners (3): 1969, 1971, 1976
Winners (2): 2000, 2015


  1. ^ "Goi�s State League 2000". Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "Goiás State League 2000 - 2nd level". Retrieved April 10, 2018.

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