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Fortaleza Esporte Clube

Full name Fortaleza Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) Leão (The Lion)
Tricolor de Aço
(Steel Tricolor)
Founded October 18, 1918 (1918-10-18)
Stadium Castelão (Ceará) (most games), Fortaleza, Brazil
Ground Capacity 62.903
President Jorge Mota
Head coach Marcelo Chamusca
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
2014 Série C, 5th
Website Club home page
Estádio Presidente Vargas (Ceará)

Fortaleza Esporte Clube, usually known as Fortaleza, is primarily a football club, but is active in other sports such as futsal, handball and basketball. Fortaleza Esporte Clube is based in Fortaleza, capital of the State of Ceará, Brazil. The club was founded on October 18, 1918, emerged from an earlier club called Stella, under the name Fortaleza Sporting Club.[1]

Fortaleza is one of the most traditional clubs in the Northeastern region of Brazil alongside Bahia, Vitória, Santa Cruz, Sport, Náutico and Ceará, its biggest rival.

Club colors are red, blue and white.


  • Current sponsors 1
  • Statistics 2
  • Stadium 3
  • Past presidents 4
  • Current squad 5
    • Technical staff 5.1
  • Achievements 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Current sponsors

Kappa, Fiat, Weber Saint-Gobain and Prefeitura Municipal de Fortaleza.


  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
    • Player with most goals scored: Rinaldo (27 goals), in 2005 and 2006
    • Player with most goals scored in a single tournament: Rinaldo (16 goals), in 2005
  • All divisions taken in consideration
    • Player with most goals scored: Rinaldo (43 goals); in 2004 (14), 2005 (16), 2006 (11) and 2008 (2)
  • Best Série A right-back (Bola de Prata award): Louro, in 1974


Main site is Alcides Santos Stadium, with capacity for 7,100 people, but the team also plays in Castelão, which is up about 67,037 supporters and Estádio Presidente Vargas, which had a 20,600 capacity.

Past presidents

  • Alcides Santos
  • João Gentil
  • João César
  • Ney Rebouças
  • Aírton França Rebouças
  • Péricles Mulatinho
  • José Atanásio dos Santos
  • José Nestor Falcão
  • Osvaldo Azim
  • Ezequiel Menezes
  • Jorge Mota (1999-03)
  • Clayton Alcântara Veras (2004)
  • Ribamar Bezerra (2005–06)
  • Marcello Desidério (2007–08)
  • Lúcio Bonfim (2008–09)
  • Renan Vieira (2010)
  • Paulo Arthur Magalhães (2011)
  • Osmar Baquit (actual)

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK Deola (on loan from Palmeiras)
GK Erivelton
GK Max
GK Ricardo Berna
DF Adalberto
DF Bruno
DF Genilson
DF Hudson
DF Lima
DF Max Oliveira
DF Radar
DF Tinga (on loan from Grêmio)
DF Thallyson (on loan from Flamengo)
MF Auremir
MF Corrêa
MF Daniel Sobralense
MF Dudu Cearense
No. Position Player
MF Elias
MF Everton
MF Felipe
MF Jean Mota
MF Júnior
MF Laertes
MF Pio
MF Tiago Azulão
MF Vinícius Hess
FW Adriano Martins
FW João Pedro
FW Lúcio Maranhão
FW Maranhão
FW Ricardo Jesus
FW Romarinho
FW Uilliam

Technical staff


League Cup Ceará 2010
1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1933, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015
1960, 1968
Runners Up: 2002, 2004
Runners-up : 1960, 1968


  1. ^ "Fortaleza". Albion Road. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 

External links

  • Official Website
  • Fan Online Community
  • Site with News related to Fortaleza Esporte Clube
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