Esporte Clube Santo André
Esporte Clube Santo André known as Santo André, is a Brazilian football team from Santo André, São Paulo state. Santo André greatest rival is the other team in ABC region; the club's mascot name is Ramalhão after the bandeirante João Ramalho. João Ramalho founded the city of Santo André in 1553. Santo André was founded on September 18, 1967, by people that wanted to have a team in their city representing the professional football of the Municipality; the first Santo André directorship was elected on October 4, 1967, was composed by the following members: Newton Brandão, the President. The first official match of the club took place on April 8, 1968, at Américo Guazzelli stadium in a friendly match against Santos. Pelé did not play, but participated in the festivities. Santo André won 2 - 1. In 1984 Santo André were invited to play in Série A based on their State Championship performance; the team reached the third round, but were not invited to compete the following year as the criteria changed.
Santo André next made headlines in 2003 when the team finished as runners-up to Ituano in Série C and thus were promoted to Série B. In 2004, Santo André won their first national title when they defeated Flamengo in the Copa do Brasil final, gaining the right to compete in the following year's Copa Libertadores de América, their first season in Série B was over before it started as the team was docked 12 points for playing an ineligible player. This meant at the time of the Copa do Brasil success their point tally on the local tournament was negative; the team recovered to comfortably avoid relegation. In 2008 Santo André were runners-up to Corinthians in the Série B and thus earned promotion to Série A. After a hard-fought campaign Santo André were relegated back to Série B on the last day of the season; the 2010 Paulista State Championship proved to be a successful campaign. The team finished second in the table behind Santos after a mid season seven match winning streak put them in a commanding position.
In the playoffs Santo André overcame Grêmio Prudente, before facing the all conquering Santos team who had scored nearly 100 goals in all competitions. The first game ended in a 3-2 victory for Santos despite Santo André having a man sent off; the second match on May 2, 2010, proved to be an epic encounter as Santo André leveled the tie in the first minute, before being pegged back. A thrilling game ended 3-2 to Santo André and saw three red cards given to Santos, one to Santo André. Despite hitting the post twice, Santo André could not break down a professional Santos rear guard action. Santos thus won the title due to their superior overall record. Santo André slipped into free fall and were relegated to Série C in 2010 and relegated to the Série D in 2011. Copa do Brasil: 12004Brazilian Championship Serie B: 0Runners-up: 2008Brazilian Championship Serie C: 0Runners-up: 2003Copa FPF: 22003, 2014Campeonato Paulista: 0Runners-up: 2010Campeonato Paulista A-2: 41975, 1981, 2008, 2016Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior: 12003 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.
Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. A notable coach would be Sérgio Guedes. Santo André's stadium is Estádio Bruno José Daniel, inaugurated in 1969, with a maximum capacity of 18,000 people. Official Web Site Fans Site
Paulo Cézar Caju
Paulo Cézar Lima known as Caju, is a former football player from Brazil. He played as a midfielder or forward for many teams in Brazil and played one year for Olympique de Marseille, a Ligue 1 team in France, he spent his early years in Honduras, because his father was Club Deportivo Olimpia manager during the early 1960s. In the mid 1960s his father took him to Colombia, where his father managed Junior de Barranquilla, club in which Caju debuted as a professional. Caju was most known as a member of the Brazilian national team in the World Cup in 1970 and in 1974. With the Brazilian national team he collected 10 goals; this recognition, in an era dominated by Pelé, Tostao and Jairzinho, is impressive. In fact, he featured in the national team throughout successful years. Caju began his career with Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, where his team won the Campeonato Carioca several times and many more trophies in the end became one of Botafogo de Futebol e Regatass all-time greatest and most honoured players.
Caju featured in the Brazilian Bola de Ouro team of the season in Brazil in the seasons 1970, 1972, 1976, 1977. In the 1990s, Paulo César Lima was the subject of a documentary film by João Moreira Salles The documentary depicts his flamboyance on and off the field during his days as a football player, the difficult adjustments he had to make afterwards, outside of the limelight, surviving on his income as a landlord. 1966–1967 Junior de Barranquilla -Colombia 1967–1972 Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas 1972–1974 Clube de Regatas do Flamengo 1974–1975 Olympique de Marseille 1975–1977 Fluminense Football Club 1977–1978 Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas 1978–1979 Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense 1980 Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama 1981 Sport Club Corinthians Paulista 1982–1983 AS Aix 1983 Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense Brazilian Bola de Prata: 1970, 1972, 1976, 1977 Rio state league's top scorer: 1971
Brazil national football team
The Brazil national football team represents Brazil in international men's association football. Brazil is administered by the Brazilian Football Confederation, the governing body for football in Brazil, they have been a member of FIFA since 1923 and member of CONMEBOL since 1916. Brazil is the most successful national team in the FIFA World Cup, the main football international competition, being crowned winner five times: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. Brazil has the best overall performance in the World Cup, both in proportional and absolute terms, with a record of 73 victories in 109 matches played, 124 goal difference, 237 points, 18 losses. Brazil is the only national team to have played in all World Cup editions without any absence nor need for playoffs; the seleção is the most successful national team in the FIFA Confederations Cup with four titles: 1997, 2005, 2009 and 2013. In relation to ranking standings Brazil fare well, having the all-time highest average football Elo Rating, the fourth all-time highest football Elo Rating established in 1962.
In FIFA's own ranking, Brazil holds the record for most Team of the Year wins with 12. Many commentators and former players have considered the Brazil team of 1970 to be the greatest football team ever. Other Brazilian teams are highly estimated and appear listed among the best teams of all time, such as the Brazil teams of 1958–62, with honorary mentions for the gifted 1982 side. Brazil is the only national team to have won the World Cup on four different continents: once in Europe, once in South America, twice in North America and once in Asia, they share with France and Argentina the feat to have won the three most important men's football titles recognized by FIFA: the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, the Olympic tournament. They share with Spain a record of 35 consecutive matches undefeated. Brazil has notable rivalries with Argentina—known as the Superclássico das Américas in Portuguese—and Italy—known as the Clásico Mundial in Spanish or the World Derby in English. Brazil has produced players considered as the best of the world at their time and among the best in history, such are the cases of Pelé, Zico, Romário, Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo, Kaká and Neymar.
A common quip about football is: "Os ingleses o inventaram, os brasileiros o aperfeiçoaram". It is believed that the first game of the Brazilian national football team was a 1914 match between a Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo select team and the English club Exeter City, held in Fluminense's stadium. Brazil won 2–0 with goals by Oswaldo Gomes and Osman, though it is claimed that the match was a 3–3 draw. In contrast to its future success, the national team's early appearances were not brilliant. Other early matches played during that time include several friendly games against Argentina and Uruguay. However, led by the goalscoring abilities of Arthur Friedenreich, they were victorious at home in the South American Championships in 1919, repeating their victory at home, in 1922. In 1930, Brazil played in the first World Cup, held in Uruguay in 1930; the squad lost to Yugoslavia, being eliminated from the competition. They lost in the first round to Spain in 1934 in Italy, but reached the semi-finals in France in 1938, being defeated 2-1 by eventual winners Italy.
Brazil were the only South American team to participate in this competition. The 1949 South American Championship held in Brazil ended a 27-year streak without official titles; the last one had been in the 1922 South American Championship played on Brazilian soil. After that, Brazil first achieved international prominence; the team went into the last game of the final round, against Uruguay at Estádio do Maracanã in Rio, needing only a draw to win the World Cup. Uruguay, won the match and the Cup in a game known as "the Maracanazo"; the match led to a period of national mourning. For the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, the Brazilian team was almost renovated, with the team colours changed from all white to the yellow and green of the national flag, to forget the Maracanazo, but still had a group of star players. Brazil reached the quarter-final, where they were beaten 4–2 by tournament favourites Hungary in one of the ugliest matches in football history, known as the Battle of Berne. For the 1958 World Cup, Brazil were drawn in a group with the USSR and Austria.
They beat Austria 3–0 in their first match drew 0–0 with England. Before the match, coach Vicente Feola made three substitutions that were crucial for Brazil to defeat the Soviets: Zito and Pelé. From the kick-off, they kept up the pressure relentlessly, after three minutes, which were described as "the greatest three minutes in the history of football", Vavá gave Brazil the lead, they won the match by 2–0. Pelé scored the only goal of their quarter-final match against Wales, they beat France 5–2 in the semi-final. Brazil beat Sweden 5–2 in the final, winning their first World Cup and becoming the first nation to win a World Cup title outside of its own continent. Pelé described it tearfully as a nation coming of age. In the 1962 World Cup, Brazil earned its second title with Garrincha as the star player, a mantle and responsibility laid upon him after the regular talisman, Pelé, was injured during the second group match against Czechoslovakia and unable to play for the rest of t
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A referred as Brasileirão, is a Brazilian professional league for men's football clubs. At the top of the Brazilian football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. Due to historical peculiarities and the large geographical size of the country, Brazil has a short history of nationwide football competitions. Only in 1959, with the advancements in civil aviation and air transport and the need to appoint a Brazilian representative to the first edition of the Copa Libertadores was a nationwide tournament created, Taça Brasil. In 1967, the Torneio Rio-São Paulo was expanded to include teams from other states, becoming the Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, considered a national tournament; the first Campeonato Brasileiro with that name was held in 1989. Prior to this, only the seasons post-1971 were regarded as Campeonato Brasileiro.
In 2010, the national tournaments from 1959 and 1970 – Taça Brasil and Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa – were unified by the Brazilian Football Confederation in the Brazilian championship history. The Campeonato Brasileiro is one of the strongest leagues in the world; the International Federation of Football History & Statistics ranked the league fourth in strength for the 2001–12 period after the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A. The Campeonato Brasileiro is the most-watched football league in the Americas and one of the world's most exposed, broadcast in 155 nations, it is one of the world's richest championships, ranked as the sixth most valuable with a worth of over US$1.43 billion, generating an annual turnover of over US$1.17 billion in 2012. Since 1959, a total of 156 clubs have played in the Campeonato Brasileiro. Seventeen clubs have been crowned Brazilian football champions, twelve of which have won the title more than once. Palmeiras is the most successful club of the Campeonato Brasileiro, having won the competition ten times including the most recent edition, followed by Santos with eight titles, Corinthians with seven titles and São Paulo with six titles.
Santos' Os Santásticos won five consecutive titles between 1961 and 1965, a feat that remains unequaled. The State of São Paulo is the most successful state, amassing 31 titles among five The Taça Brasil was introduced in 1959, ran until 1968; the Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa was competed for between 1967 and 1970. In 2010 the CBF announced. In 1968, the delay in closing the 1968 Taça Brasil made CBD use the Robertão to determine the Libertadores representants. With the extinction of the Taça Brasil, the Robertão named by CBD as "Taça de Prata" remained the top Brazilian championship the following two years. Following Brazil's third world title at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, president Emílio Médici decided to better organize Brazilian football. In a reunion with the CBD and the club presidents in October 1970, it was decided to create the following year a Brazilian championship contested by twenty teams, inspired by the national tournaments in the European nations; the first edition of the named "Campeonato Nacional", was held in 1971.
The top division was named "Divisão Extra", while a newly created second division earned the "Primeira Divisão" name. In 1987, the CBF announced it was not able to organize the Brazilian football championship, a mere few weeks before it was scheduled to begin; as a result, the thirteen most popular football clubs in Brazil created a league, The Clube dos 13, to organize a championship of their own. This tournament was called Copa União and was run by the 16 clubs that took part in it; the CBF stood by the Club of the 13 decision. However, weeks with the competition underway, under pressure from football clubs excluded from the Copa União, the CBF adopted a new set of rules, which considered the Copa União part of a larger tournament, comprising another 16 teams. According to that new set of rules, the Copa União would be dubbed the Green Module of the CBF championship, whereas the other 16 teams would play the Yellow Module. In the end, the first two teams of each Module would play each other to define the national champions and the two teams that would represent Brazil in the Copa Libertadores in 1988.
However, that new set of rules was never recognized by the Club of the 13 and ignored by most of the Brazilian media, who concentrated their attention in the independent league won by Clube de Regatas do Flamengo. The eventual final, set to be Sport Club of Recife vs Flamengo never materialized, with Flamengo refusing to partake in the final; as a result, Sport won the Championship for 1987 and went on to represent Brazil in the Copa Libertadores in 1988. Although Flamengo has attempted to gain ownership of the championship multiple times through the justice system, Sport remains recognized by both CBF and FIFA as 1987 Champions. In 2010, CBF decided to recognize the champions of both Taça Brasil and Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa as Brazilian Champions, creating some controversy as there was a two-year period when both tournaments were held, thus Palmeiras was awarded two times for winning both in 1967 and both Santos and Bota
Manoel Rezende de Mattos Cabral, known as Nelinho, is a former Brazilian association footballer who played as right back. He played for several clubs in his home country and abroad, most notably Belo Horizonte rivals Cruzeiro and Atlético Mineiro. Nelinho represented the Brazilian national team in two FIFA World Cups. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Nelinho started his career at local club Olaria, but signed his first professional contract with América. After a recommendation by Otto Glória manager of the team, he moved to Portugal to play for Barreirense. A brief stint with Venezuela's Deportivo Anzoátegui followed, before returning to Rio de Janeiro to play for Bonsucesso, which loaned him to Remo. After good performances in the 1972 Brasileirão, Nelinho was signed by Cruzeiro for the following season. At the Belo Horizonte-based club, Nelinho won the Campeonato Mineiro four times between 1973 and 1977, one Copa Libertadores in 1976, scoring in two matches of the finals against River Plate. While at the club, he was selected for the Bola de Prata three times, in 1975, 1979 and 1980.
In total, he had 411 appearances with Cruzeiro, scored 105 goals. Nelinho managed Cruzeiro in 1994. After a brief spell at Grêmio, where he won a Campeonato Gaúcho, Nelinho returned to Belo Horizonte to play for Cruzeiro's rivals Atlético Mineiro in 1982, he spent the rest of his career at the club, where he won four more Campeonato Mineiros and was awarded with the Bola de Prata once more in 1983. He coached the club in 1993. Nelinho was capped 28 times by Brazil, between April 1974 and June 1980, scored eight international goals, he won a Taça do Atlântico with the Seleção, was part of the squad in two Copa Américas. Nelinho played three matches in the 1974 FIFA World Cup and four in the 1978 FIFA World Cup, scored one of the most stunning goals in World Cup history, in the third place match against Italy in 1978: from the right side of the pitch, he struck the ball into the far corner of the goal with the outside of his right foot, bending it around the sprawling Dino Zoff. After retiring from football, Nelinho joined Brazil's Democratic Labour Party and was elected State Deputy of Minas Gerais in 1987.
After a period of involvement with politics, he returned to football and managed Atlético Mineiro in 1993 and Cruzeiro in 1994. In 2005, Nelinho worked as pundit for TV Globo and SporTV, owns a health club in Belo Horizonte. Cruzeiro Campeonato Mineiro: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977 Copa Libertadores: 1976Grêmio Campeonato Gaúcho: 1980Atlético Mineiro Campeonato Mineiro: 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 Brazil Taça do Atlântico: 1976 Bola de Prata: 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983 Nelinho – FIFA competition record Nelinho at National-Football-Teams.com
Juazeiro also known as Joazeiro, is a municipality in the state of Bahia, in the northeastern region of Brazil. Its name comes from the juazeiro tree; the city is twinned in the state of Pernambuco. The two cities are connected by a modern bridge crossing the São Francisco River. Together they form the metropolitan region of Petrolina-Juazeiro, an urban conglomerate of close to 500,000 inhabitants, it was founded in 1833 and became a city on July 15, 1878. Its city districts are Abóbora, Carnaíba, Junco, Juremal and Pinhões; the annual average temperature is 24.2 °C. Although it lies on the São Francisco River and the Curaçá River, the climate of the city is semi-arid and it gets an annual precipitation of only 399 mm. There are highway connections with several capitals of the Northeast and railroad connections to the coast are made by the Ferrovia Centro-Atlântica; the railroad connection ends at the fluvial port of Juazeiro. Like its sister city Petrolina, Juazeiro has experienced great growth in the last decade due to the irrigation of the semi-arid soils with water from the São Francisco River.
Fruit cultivation is important to such an extent that Juazeiro entitles itself "Capital of Irrigated Fruit", exported between the Petrolina Airport to USA and/or Europe. For more detailed information on the development of this fertile valley see the article on Petrolina. Main agricultural products in planted area: bananas: 18 km² coconut: 2.72 km² guava: 2.5 km² lemon: 2 km² papaya: 0.45 km² mango: 60 km² passion fruit: 0.9 km² grapes: 21 km² sugarcane: 152.53 km² onions: 3.4 km² beans: 4.04 km² manioc: 4.2 km² watermelon: 4.5 km² melon: 1.95 km² tomato: 0.32 km²Data is from IBGE Juazeiro is the birthplace of the following famous people: Dani Alves: right back footballer of Paris Saint-Germain and Brazilian national team João Gilberto: precursor of the bossa nova movement and guitarist/songwriter Ivete Sangalo, the Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian singer Roman Catholic Diocese of Juazeiro Prefeitura Municipal de Juazeiro