Villa Nova Atlético Clube

Villa Nova Atlético Clube, commonly known as Villa Nova, is a Brazilian professional association football club based in Nova Lima, Minas Gerais. The team plays in Série D, the fourth tier of the Brazilian football league system, as well as in the Campeonato Mineiro, the top tier of the Minas Gerais state football league.

Villa Nova
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Full nameVilla Nova Atlético Clube
Nickname(s)Leão do Bonfim
Founded1908; 112 years ago (1908)
GroundCastor Cifuentes, Nova Lima, Brazil
ChairmanNélio Aurélio
ManagerEmerson Ávila
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série D
Campeonato Mineiro
2019Mineiro, 9th

Founded on June 28, 1908, Their home stadium is the Castor Cifuentes, whose capacity is 15,000. They play in red and white striped shirts, red shorts and red socks.


Villa Nova was founded on June 28, 1908, in Nova Lima, by English factory workers and miners of Mineração Morro Velho S.A.. Villa Nova was the first club of Minas Gerais to have players called up to the Brazilian national football team.

In 1971, Villa Nova won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B first edition after beating Remo in the final.


Villa Nova's stadium is Estádio Castor Cifuentes, built in 1989, with a maximum capacity of 15,000 people.

Current squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
  GK Luís Guilherme
  GK Thiago Leal
  GK André Pereira
  DF Boiadeiro
  DF Gabriel Santos
  DF Thiagão
  DF Tiago Baiano
  DF Dudu
  DF Rafael Morisco
  DF Antônio Carlos (on loan from Cruzeiro)
  DF Marcelo Tchê
  DF Joseph
  MF Mancini
  MF Advam
  MF Marcelo Rosa
No. Position Player
  MF Roger Guerreiro
  MF Jhonata
  MF Jhonatan Araújo
  MF Marcinho Pitbull
  MF Marielson
  MF Ravelly
  MF Roberson
  FW Fábio Júnior
  FW Thiago Silvy
  FW Soares
  FW Júnior Alves
  FW Kerlon
  FW Kaiky
  FW Wellington


Below is the list of the supporters historical team:

Dick, Madeira, Luizinho, Anísio Canelão and Eberval; Lito, Vaduca and Foguete; Gil, Paulinho Cai-Cai and Escurinho. Coach: Brandãozinho.



The club's mascot is a lion.


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