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Corinthians
Sport Club Corinthians Paulista Logo.png
Full nameSport Club Corinthians Paulista
Nickname(s)Timão (Big Team)
O Time do Povo (The People's Club)
Todo Poderoso (Almighty)
Coringão
FoundedSeptember 1, 1910; 104 years ago (1910-09-01)
StadiumArena Corinthians, São Paulo
Ground Capacity48,000
PresidentMário Gobbi
Head coachMano Menezes
LeagueBrasileirão
2013Brasileirão, 10th
WebsiteClub home page
Current season
 
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Corinthians
Sport Club Corinthians Paulista Logo.png
Full nameSport Club Corinthians Paulista
Nickname(s)Timão (Big Team)
O Time do Povo (The People's Club)
Todo Poderoso (Almighty)
Coringão
FoundedSeptember 1, 1910; 104 years ago (1910-09-01)
StadiumArena Corinthians, São Paulo
Ground Capacity48,000
PresidentMário Gobbi
Head coachMano Menezes
LeagueBrasileirão
2013Brasileirão, 10th
WebsiteClub home page
Current season

Sport Club Corinthians Paulista (Brazilian Portuguese: [isˈpɔʁtʃi ˈklubi kʊˈɾĩtʃɐ̃s pawˈɫistɐ]), commonly known as Corinthians and referred to as Timão ([tʃiˈmɐ̃w]), is a Brazilian multisport club based in Itaquera, a bairro in the city of São Paulo. Although they compete in a number of different sports, Corinthians is mostly known for its association football team. It plays in the Paulistão, the State of São Paulo's premier state league, as well as the Brasileirão, the top tier of the Brazilian football league system.

The club was founded in 1910 by five railway workers from the bairro nobre of Bom Retiro, who became impressed by the performances of London-based club Corinthian Football Club, electing Miguel Battaglia as the club's first president. Since then, Corinthians became one of Brazil's most successful clubs, having won the Brasileirão on five occasions. The Timão also contain in their laurels three Copa do Brasil trophies, one Supercopa do Brasil, two FIFA Club World Cup, one Copa Libertadores and one Recopa Sudamericana. They have also won the Campeonato Paulista 27 times and the Torneio Rio – São Paulo on five occasions, being the record-holder as the most successful club in those competitions. The club managed to perform a double in 1999, winning both the Paulistão and the Brasileirão.

The Timão played their home games at the Pacaembu, which held up to 40,199 spectators. In 2013, Corinthians moved into to their new home of Arena Corinthians, which hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening. Corinthians' home kit is white shirts, with black shorts, accompanied by white socks, this combination has been used since 1920. Nike are the kit manufacturers. Corinthians holds many long-standing rivalries, most notably against Palmeiras and São Paulo. It has contributed many key and famous players towards Brazil's FIFA World Cup squads such as Gilmar, Rivelino, Sócrates, Viola and Ricardinho.

History[edit]

Corinthians in 1914

In 1910 the football in Brazil was an elitist sport. The top clubs were formed by people who were part of the upper classes. Among them were Club Athletico Paulistano, São Paulo Athletic Club,[1] & Associação Atlética das Palmeiras.[2] Lower-class society excluded from larger clubs founded their own minnow clubs and only played "floodplain" football.

Bucking the trend, a group of five workers of the São Paulo Railway, more precisely Joaquim Ambrose and Anthony Pereira (wall painters), Rafael Perrone (shoemaker), Anselmo Correia (driver) and Carlos Silva (general laborer), residents of the neighborhood of Bom Retiro. It was August 31, 1910 when these workers were watching a match featuring an London-based club touring Brazil, Corinthians FC.[3] After the match, while the group returned home, The men spoke of partnerships, business idea's, & general dreams of grandeur. In the mind of each one surfaced a great idea: the foundation of a club, after several exchanges in a lively argument, a common ground led those athletes the same dream. The arguments led to the conclusion that they would meet the next day to make a dream into reality.

September 1, 1910. In anticipation of heavy rains, the group agreed to meet after sundown in public sight. That night at 8:30pm, on Rua José Paulino ("Rua dos Imigrantes" (Immigrants Street)), underneath the glow of an oil lamp the five workers reunited alongside their guest and neighbors from Bom Retiro. That night the club was founded, alongside its board of directors, who elected Miguel Battaglia as the first Club President.[3]

Corinthians played their first match on September 10, 1910, away against União da Lapa, a respected amateur club in São Paulo; and despite being defeated by 1–0, this match would mark the beginning of a successful era as an amateur club.

On September 14, Luis Fabi scored Corinthians' first goal against Estrela Polar, another amateur club in the city, and Corinthians won their first game 2–0.

1914, Corinthians first Champion Squad: Fúlvio, Casimiro do Amaral and Casimiro Gonzalez; Police, Biano and Cesar; Aristides, Peres, Amilcar, Dias and Neco

With good results and an increasing number of supporters, Corinthians joined the Liga Paulista, after winning two qualifying games, and played in the São Paulo State Championship for the first time, in 1913. Just one year after joining the league, Corinthians was crowned champion for the first time (in 1914), and were again two years later. There were many fly-by-night teams popping up in São Paulo at the time, and during the first practice held by Corinthians a banner was placed by the side of the field stating "This One Will Last".

Teleco was a superb Corinthians scorer, with 251 goals in 246 matches. He became the top scorer of the Paulista Championships of 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939 and 1941. His nickname was O Rei das Viradas (The King of Twist)

The year of 1922, the Centennial of Brazilian Independence, marks the start of Corinthians hegemony in the São Paulo State Championship. As football was almost exclusively played at Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo by that time, the two state champions were considered to be the two top clubs in Brazil. After defeating the Rio de Janeiro State Championship champion of that year, América, Corinthians joined the company of the great teams in Brazil.

The same year also marked the first of three State Championships in a row, something that happened again in 1928–1930 and 1937–1939.

Corinthians seemed destined to win State Championships in threes; after six years without being a champions, they came won three more from 1937 the 1939. The 1940s were a more difficult time; and the club would win a championship in 1941 and would only win their next in 1951.

At the beginning of the 1950s Corinthians made history in the São Paulo Championship. In 1951, the team composed of Carbone, Cláudio, Luisinho, Baltasar and Mário scored 103 goals in thirty matches of the São Paulo Championship, registering an average of 3.43 per game. Carbone was the top goalscorer of the competition with 30 goals. The club would also win the São Paulo Championships of 1952 and 1954. In this same decade, Corinthians were champions three times of the Rio-São Paulo Championship (1950, 1953 and 1954), the tournament that was becoming most important in the country with the increased participation of the greatest clubs from the two most important footballing states in the country.

In 1953, in a championship in Venezuela, Corinthians won the Small Cup of the World, a championship that many consider as a precursor of the Worldwide Championship of Clubs. On the occasion, Corinthians, substituting for Vasco da Gama, went to Caracas, the Venezuelan capital and recorded six consecutive victories against Roma (1–0 and 3–1), Barcelona (3–2 and 1–0) and Selection of Caracas (2–1 and 2–0). The club would also win the Cup of the Centenary of São Paulo, in the same year (1954).

Rivelino is considered the greatest Corinthians' player of all times

After the triumphs in the São Paulo Championship and the Rio-São Paulo of 1954, Corinthians had a lengthy title drought. The breakthrough finally came when they won the São Paulo state championship in 1977, breaking a string of 23 years without a major title.

Under the leadership of Sócrates, Wladimir and Casagrande, Corinthians were the first Brazilian club in which players decided about concentração, a common Brazilian practice where the football players were locked up in a hotel days before a game, and discussed politics. (In the early 1980s, military dictatorship, after two decades, ended in Brazil). In 1982, before the election of government of São Paulo State, the team wore a kit with the words: DIA 15 VOTE (Vote on 15th),[4] trying to motivate the biggest number of fans to vote.

In 1990, Corinthians won their first Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, beating their rivals, São Paulo in the final at the opponents' own stadium, Estádio do Morumbi.[5] In the following year, Corinthians beat Flamengo and won the Supercopa do Brasil.[6] In the 1995, the club won the Copa do Brasil for the first time, beating Grêmio in the final at the Estádio Olímpico Monumental in Porto Alegre.[7] In the same decade, the club won the state championship in 1995, 1997 and 1999,[8] and won the national championship again in 1998 and in 1999.[9]

In 2000, Corinthians won the first edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, beating Vasco in the final played at the Estádio do Maracanã. To reach the final, Corinthians finished ahead of Real Madrid of Spain, Al-Nasr of Saudi Arabia and Raja Casablanca of Morocco.[10] In the same decade, the club won the state championship in 2001 and in 2003[8] and the Copa do Brasil in 2002, beating Brasiliense in the final.[11]

Between 1990 and 2005, the club also won the Ramón de Carranza Trophy in 1996, the Rio-São Paulo Tournament in 2002, the São Paulo Youth Cup in 1995, 1999, 2004, and 2005, and the Dallas Cup in 1999 and 2000.

The club's situation in early 2004 was among the most difficult in their history. Bad administration, lack of money and terrible campaigns both in the 2003 Brazilian Championship and in the 2004 São Paulo State Championship caused their millions of supporters to worry. Fortunately, some young players and a new manager Tite helped the team to improve from their terrible start. At the end of the championship, Corinthians finished in 5th place and gained entry to the Copa Sudamericana (a minor continental championship).

This situation was one of the factors which enabled Corinthians' president, Alberto Dualib, to convince the club's advisors to sign a controversial deal with an international fund of investors called Media Sports Investment. The deal granted the company a large degree of control over the club for 10 years in exchange for large financial investments in return. This has brought many quality players to the team, such as Carlos Tevez, Roger, Javier Mascherano and Carlos Alberto.

Despite the MSI investments, Corinthians experienced a slow start in the 2005 state championship, but managed to improve as it progressed, eventually managing to finish second. Their start to the Brazilian championship during 2005 was difficult, too, but after Daniel Passarella's dismissal (due to an unexpected 5–1 loss to Corinthians' rivals, São Paulo), the club finished the championship round well, and were eventually crowned Brazilian Champions for the fourth time, after a controversial annulment of eleven games due to a betting scandal.

The relationship between Corinthians' managers and the MSI president, Kia Joorabchian was not good, and after being eliminated in the Copa Libertadores, the club experienced a crisis which was responsible for the bad performances for the rest of 2006. Eventually, the partnership came to an end.[12]

On December 2, 2007, following a 1–1 draw away to Grêmio, Corinthians were relegated to the second division.

Corinthians, who won promotion to the top division of Brazilian football for 2009 by winning the Serie B tournament, signed with three-time FIFA Player of the Year Ronaldo.[13][14] In 2009, lead by Ronaldo, Corinthians won their 26th Campeonato Paulista and their third Copa do Brasil. Confirming the club's good moment, Corinthians finished the Campeonato Brasileiro 2010 in 3rd place, granting their place on the subsequent Copa Libertadores. After being eliminated from the South American tournament by the relatively less traditional Deportes Tolima, though, Corinthians saw Ronaldo retire from football. To replace him, the club signed with other 2006 national squad veteran Adriano.[15] In 2011, Corinthians won their fifth national title.

On July 4, after reaching the final of the 2012 Copa Libertadores undefeated, Corinthians won its first title after a two-match final against 6-time champions Boca Juniors by drawing 1-1 in Argentina and accomplishing an inaugural victory at the Estádio do Pacaembu in São Paulo winning 2-0, becoming the ninth Brazilian side to win the Copa Libertadores.[16][17] After this historical title, Corinthians is considered the most valuable club in Brazil.[18] The club won the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup for the second time after defeating English club Chelsea 1–0 on December 16, 2012.[19][20][21]

Kit[edit]

Colors[edit]

Evolutions of the uniform.

The Corinthians' shirt had no crest before 1913, when the club joined the Liga Paulista Even though the club has been recognized by the colors black and white for most of their history, the first Corinthians' kit originally consisted of cream shirts and black shorts. But when the shirts were washed, the cream color gradually became white. After that, early in the club's history, the official colors were changed, so the club would not waste much money on buying new kits. In 1954 the black with thin white stripes uniform was introduced, and became the alternative uniform. The original cream color of the first uniform would come back as a reference in 2007, with the golden third uniform. The purple has been associated as a fan color for a long time and, since 2008, has been used as a successful third uniform: in popular culture, a corintiano roxo (purple corintiano) is a fanatic supporter of Corinthians.

Crests[edit]

Unlike the shirt, the shield of Corinthians went through several changes over the years. While the Corinthians disputed only friendlies and "futebol de várzea" (Floodplain Football, Paulista Colloquial language for Amateur Football). The first crest was hastily created for a game against Minas Gerais, it was valid for qualifying for the 1913 Liga Paulista de Football, and was simply composed of the letters "C" and "P" (Corinthians Paulista) laced together.[22] The third shield would be used until the following year, when Hermogenes Barbuy, lithographer and brother of the player Amilcar, created the first official shield, developing a framework for the letters and added the 'S " ( Sport), which premiered at the friendly against Torino (Italy), in São Paulo.[23]

Shortly thereafter, the frame gets larger, and from 1919 the distinctive beginning to form the current format, which includes the flag of São Paulo in the center. In 1937, Getúlio Vargas lowered the status of the New State and made a public ceremony with the burning of flags of all States in the Federation, in order to symbolize his desire to strengthen the centralized government. Yet, the flag of São Paulo survived inside the shell of the Corinthians. After the fall of the regime, the freedom to use of regional symbols was once again permitted.[22] In 1939, the shield has won a string around the circle, and the two oars and anchor, in allusion to the club's success in nautical sports. The design was created by a Modernist painter Francisco Rebolo, who played for Corinthians reserve squad in the 1920s. Thereafter, the symbol Corinthian passed through small changes over time, specifically the flag and the frame.[22]

In 1990, the first star was added in reference to the first Brazilian title. The same was done with the achievements of 1998 1999 and 2005, and a larger yellow star above the others, in honor of winning the FIFA World Cup 2000. Before 2011, the Corinthians board decided to remove all the stars.

The Evolution of the Crest of Sport Club Corinthians Paulista
191319141914-191619161916-19191919-19391939-19791980–Present
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Manufacturer and sponsors[edit]

Corinthians began the 2012 Season with Johnson & Johnson Brazilian consumer brand Jontex as its main sponsor.[24] When Corinthians initiated the 2012 Libertadores Campaign a month later, Fiat subsidiary Iveco (Chest) became the main sponsor alongside Fisk (Back), Marabraz (Sleeves), & Bom Brill (Shoulders).[25] Prior to the Libertadores Final Iveco approached Corinthians in an attempt to become the exclusive sponsor of Timão, Corinthians rebuffed stating that such a deal would be out of Iveco's financial reach.[26] The latest prices for Corinthians Shirt sponsorships are as follows: (Chest & Back) R$30m (12m/$15m), Sleeves R$15m (6m/$7.5m), Shoulders R$8m (3.2m/$4m), for a total of R$53m (21.3m/$26.5m).[26] On July 7, 2012, It was announced that Corinthians is close to signing an exclusive sponsorship deal lasting until the end of 2012, worth R$68m (27.3m/$34m).[27] This would place Corinthians as the second most expensive shirt in the world, ahead of Juventus (Tamoil) & behind Manchester United (Nike).[28]

2005 Corinthians Shirt
PeriodKit manufacturerShirt partner
1980–1981TopperNone
1982Bom Brill
1983Cofap
1984Citizen
1984Bic
1984Corona
1985–1989Kalunga
1990–1994Finta
1995–1996PenaltySuvinil
1996–1998Banco Excel
1998Embratel
1999–2000TopperBatavo
2000–2002Pepsi
2003–2004Nike
2005–2007Samsung
2008Medial Saúde
2009Batavo
2010–2012Hypermarcas
2012Iveco
2012–2014Caixa

Facilities[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Pacaembu, Corinthians popular home from 1940 - 2013

Former Stadia[edit]

The first field of the Corinthians was in the neighborhood of Bom Retiro, where the club was founded in 1910. More precisely in the old street of Immigrants, current Rua José Paulino. It was actually a stadium, but a vacant lot owned by a seller of firewood.[29] It was nicknamed "Field Lenheiro." [30] It was the time of the floodplain and the players themselves had to clean and flatten the lawn.[29]

In January 1918, Corinthians opened its first stadium, in Great Bridge (now the Bridge of Flags), on the banks of Tiete River.[29] The land was leased from the municipality under the influence of the intellectual Antonio de Alcantara Machado, one of the first to approach the club workers. Stood beside the Campo Forest, AA Palmeiras (the largest city so far) and was built by the players and fans in a community helping system.[29] The Corinthians played their games there until 1927. They played 138 games with 83 wins, 43 draws and 12 defeats.[31]

In 1926, the club purchased Parque São Jorge, located within the Tatuapé. The Parque São Jorge belonged to Sports Club Sirius, a rival in the disputes of the football season. After purchase, then-President Ernesto Corinthians Cassano decided to reform the stage, with financial support from the members.[32] While the reforms were carried out, followed the Corinthians sending their matches in the area of Great Bridge. Once stopped reforms in the Parque São Jorge, in 1928, the field of Great Bridge was donated to the Saint Benedict.[32] The renovated Parque São Jorge, still without floodlights, was inaugurated on July 22, in a friendly game against América-RJ.[33] The land purchased with the original included a Syrian farm - hence the nickname "Fazendinha", still used today. It was from here that the Corinthians began to develop and could build up its headquarters.[32]

In Estádio Alfredo Schürig, the official name of "Fazendinha", the club only played in 468 deals, with 346 wins, 60 draws and 62 defeats. 1312 goals were scored by Timão and 480 conceded. The last game played there was a friendly against Brasiliense on August 3, 2002.[33] Currently, the Parque São Jorge is used for training and games of smaller categories. The board has the idea of reforming it, but the plans never leave paper.[32]

Pacaembu[edit]

With the growing number of fans, Corinthians began operating in major stadiums, in particular, the club has established a relationship with Paulo Machado de Carvalho Stadium, which belongs to the municipality of São Paulo and is best known as Pacaembu Stadium.[34] Some 50,000 fans attended the inauguration of the stadium on April 28 of 1940. The primary pitted Palestra Italia and Coritiba. Then, the game between Corinthians background, then current three-time champion São Paulo, and Atletico Mineiro, Corinthians won by 4-2.[34]

The Pacaembu was opened as the largest stadium in the Latin America, with capacity for 70,000 people.[34] In 1942, little more than 70 000 people came to the stadium to watch the match between Corinthians and São Paulo, in particular by the attacker Leonidas da Silva, idol-Pauline and are considered the best Brazilian player in his time.[35] The game ended tied at 3-3 and the public was never beaten that game at the stadium. Currently, the Pacaembu has capacity for up to 40,000 spectators.[36]

As the capacity of Pacaembu decreased with time, to 37,000 spectators as of its last improvement in 2008, Corinthians have been forced to play sometimes in rival São Paulo FC's ground, the (Morumbi Stadium), when the expected attendance is greater than Pacaembu's capacity.

Former partner group HTMF bought land in the Raposo Tavares Highway in late 1990s for the stadium construction, but the partnership ended soon after that.

Arena Corinthians[edit]

Main article: Arena Corinthians

In late 2006 a NGO called Cooperfiel established a fund drive for a new stadium. The NGO's stated goal is to raise R$300 million (approximately $140 million USD) within a 36-month time frame for the construction of a 60,000 seat venue that would be ceded to the club under an undetermined arrangement. The project finally failed and money earned was given to Corinthians. As of 2009, there are some conjectures that the government of São Paulo might make a deal for a 30-year allotment of Pacaembu. Besides that, Fazendinha is being improved to host some matches and shows starting in 2010.

In August 2010 the president of CBF, Ricardo Teixeira, along with Governor of São Paulo state, Alberto Goldman, and the mayor of São Paulo, Gilberto Kassab announced that the opening ceremony of the World Cup of Brazil will be held in the New Corinthians Stadium to be built in the district of Itaquera, in the eastern part of São Paulo city.[37][38]

Of the R$820 million in the budget, $400 million will be financed through a loan from BNDES to be paid by the Corinthians in conjunction with the construction, the Odebrecht Group, while the remaining R$420 million will be paid by Development Incentive Certificates issued by the City of São Paulo. The issuance of Certificates of Development Incentive for the construction of the stadium corresponds to an ordinance to Encourage Development that is applied to any investment in the East Zone of São Paulo and does not consist of money that the government will pay directly, but indirectly through tax money it will receive.

Training facility[edit]

CT Joaquim Grava[edit]

There are 32 Bedrooms in Hotel CT Joaquim Grava; 2 players per room during Pre-Season, 1 to a room while in Season. The auditorium in the hotel allows for Lectures & Team meetings. The hotel restaurant seats 60. The hotel is complete with physiotherapy and massage rooms ; offices for the president and the Board of directors, offices for hotel administration, a Locker Room for the visiting team, games rooms, an internet café and a reading room.

Office of Technology & Statistics; Office of the Logistics Supervisor; a Large shared Multi-Purpose office for Security, Communications & TV Corinthians, & Administrative meeting room

an in-house bio-mechanics complex for the main purpose of injury prevention. Machines measure the contact force and velocity of the joints in running, jumping and kicking. Also measured, The force & reaction timing of players during acceleration and deceleration, as well as analysis of how their effort may adversely affects their joints and muscles.

or Centro de Preparação e Reabilitação Osmar da Oliveira (Center for Preparation & Rehabilitation). Gym, physical therapy rooms, heated pools and locker rooms.

Seats over 100 Media Officials

For individual Prayer

Mini-gym, Courts with approval of FIBA (basketball) and FIVB (volleyball) for official games, outdoor pool, BBQ, & a tennis court.

Club culture[edit]

Supporters[edit]

Fiel[edit]

The Flag of The República Popular do Corinthians.

The Corinthians fans is fondly called "Faithful." One of the most memorable moments was favored by its fans in 1976, in that year's Championship semifinal, when more than 70,000 Corinthians Fans traveled from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro to watch the match against Fluminense at Maracana Stadium. The event was recorded in history as the "Corinthian Invasion" (pt / Invasão Corinthiana). This was also the largest audience recorded in a match involving the Alvinegro at Brazil's then largest stadium. The largest crowd of the Morumbi Stadium was recorded at an October 13, 1977, where just over 146,000 people attended a game between Corinthians and Ponte Preta, the second match of the that year's Championship's finals. Corinthians also holds the largest crowd for that year Championship. In Pacaembu, Corinthians holds nine out of ten largest audiences in the stadium's history. The record attendance at Pacaembu was at a game between Corinthians and São Paulo in 1942, which had more than 70,000 spectators.

"Bando do Loucos" (The Gang of The Crazy), one of the nicknames of the Corinthians crowd. According to a number of research institutes, as Ibope and Datafolha, besides Score Magazine, Corinthians holds the second largest crowd in Brazil with about 25 million fans around the country - behind only of Flamengo from Rio de Janeiro. Nearly 15 million of these supporters are concentrated in São Paulo, where the team of the Parque São Jorge outnumber São Paulo and Palmeiras' fans added - two of their biggest rivals. Another 10 million "faithful "are scattered throughout the rest of Brazil. In Minas Gerais, the "Timão" has more than a million fans and is the fourth largest crowd in this state - only behind locals Cruzeiro and Atlético, and again Rio's Flamengo. In the south of the country, Corinthians are only behind Grêmio & International. Parana is the only state in which Corinthians is the most popular team outside of São Paulo, where 1.8 million alvinegros outnumber Atlético Paranaense & Coritiba fans.

Gaviões da Fiel's 6-time Champion Samba School celebrates Corinthians annually in São Paulo's Carnaval

Outside the South / Southeast regions, Corinthians is consolidated as the second most popular team in the country. At Centro Oeste, Norte, and Nordeste regions, they also have the second largest fanbase. Corinthians have a strong presence of supporters in states like Pernambuco(according to research Ibope/2010 are almost 700,000 fans, behind only the two main local teams: Sport and Náutico (according to DataFolha Timão already stands as the second largest crowd of the State).

Corinthians’ fans are famous for being passionate about the team and loyal supporters. In April 2009, the club released a tribute documentary to their fans. Named "Fiel" (Faithful). The documentary highlights the fans' support in one of the most difficult moments in the team’s history: when it was demoted to the national second division in 2007. Directed by Andrea Pasquini and written by Serginho Groisman and Marcelo Rubens Paiva, the documentarie shows several fans and players’ testimonials.

In 2009, another documentary about the fan's love for the team was released. Directed by Di Morreti, "23 Anos em 7 Segundos – O Fim do Jejum Corinthiano" (23 Years in seven Seconds - The End of the Corinthian Drought), which portrays the historical moment when, in 1977, Corinthians won the Campeonato Paulista, after 23 years without winning any Championships.

Torcidas organizadas[edit]

The Club is acknowledged for the biggest and most influential torcidas organizadas (Ultras) in Brazil.

Torcida cheers team on underneath a banner, pictured bottom center in a Tuque beloved supporter Alfinete notoriously insecure about his receding hairline

Motto: "Lealdade, Humildade e Procedimento" (Loyalty, Humility & Procedure)
Gaviões da Fiel was founded on 1 July 1969, but its ideology began to be thought of before. In 1965, young Corinthians fans gathered in the stands in order to question the political and administrative life of the Corinthians. The members gathered in different locations, members homes, workplaces, & public squares. This group was distinguished by a passion for the club and have characteristics idealizing and fulfilling. The foundation of Gaviões, on 1 July 1969, came during a bleak time for Brazilians, amidst the military dictatorship. At a time when freedom of expression was virtually nonexistent, these young fans began to attempt recover political and administrative control of Corinthians. The Corinthians were under the administration of Wadih Helu, who for years tried to prevent the creation of the Gaviões through several reprisals. This persecution was not enough to make them give up and gradually his ideas were maturing. "I had decided that the name of the club should contain faithful, as well as the fans were already known to the Corinthians that even after 15 years without winning a single title, crowds took to the stage." What was simply an utopia of young lovers and revolutionary thoughts turned into reality: Gaviões da Fiel was born. However, the persecution of the managers of the Corinthians is not over. There were many attempts to escape the ideas of these young people. However, in 1972, Wadih plate Helu lost the election to Miguel Martinez, who took command of the Corinthians. The Hawks of the Faithful attempted unprecedented act in its history: the overthrow of a Military Dictator took precedence over the Timão. Miguel Martinez, even though it was supported by the Hawks of the Faithful, tried to influence its founders, so that they would not pressure the new administration of the club and not put into practice some of their politically revolutionary ideas. In July 1971, the Gaviões underwent its first political crisis, as one of the founders accepted the proposal of the Corinthians to leave Gavioes da Fiel & create a more moderate / Non-Politicized Torcida. Like everything that involves the Corinthians and passion of its fans, the Hawks of the Faithful loomed up and multiplied, rapidly assuming the position of the largest organized supporters of Brazil. The attitude of these young people began to increasingly disturbing the Dictatorship, especially when the Hawks of the Faithful had spoken publicly against the military dictatorship, displaying a banner in a match at Morumbi asking for “Anistia ampla, geral e irrestrita” (Widespread amnesty, blatant & unrestricted). This protest led to the conviction of then Gaviões president, being the first public entity to openly manifest itself against the regime.

Currently, the torcida has 97,177 members (January 14, 2013), The largest Organized Torcida in Brazil.[42]

Organized Fans of Corinthians, at an away match in Florianopolis, SC

Motto: "O Jogador das arquibancadas" (The player of the terraces)
Camisa 12 was founded in August 1971, The Non-Politicized off-shoot of Gaviões da Fiel. The greatest moment for the torcida came in 1976, during "Invasão Corintiana", in a memorable semi-final against Fluminense, Camisa 12 actively participated. When Over 70,000 Corinthians fans from São Paulo made the 280 mile trip to Rio da Janeiro's Maracana Stadium with scores of Flags, Banners, & Percussion Ensembles. The attendance for that match was 147,000+.[44]

Over 15,000 Members

Motto: "Preso por uma só Paixão" (Incarcerated by a single passion)
It was founded on September 9, 1990 by nine Timão fans in honor of the team Football Carandiru House of Detention. The symbol adopted was from the Disney Cartoon DuckTales of its antagonists The Beagle Boys. The torcida grew out of a social program carried out in Carandiru Penitentiary, once the largest prison in Latin American (Now Demolished) & site of the Carandiru Massacre. Where a group of friends, young fans of Corinthians, formed a team and promoting a charity football match against a team of Carandiru detainees, mainly composed of Corinthians supporters, all from the ninth pavilion of the institution, hence its name. This group, through raffles, promotions and sports culture contributions, began to raise funds for the making banners and flags to divulge the its philosophy on games in the stadiums of the Corinthians. The idea of creating an organized torcida was and to mature on September 9, 1990 officially became a Corinthians Organized Torcida, christened The Pavilion Nine.[46]

Over 12,000 Members

Torcida Corinthiana celebrates the unprecedented Copa Libertadores title

Motto: "Raça e Atitude" (Bravery & Demeanor)
Estopim da Fiel, founded on January 5, 1979 finds its roots in the 1976 "Invasão Corintiana". A Group of fans from the Diadema neighborhood of São Paulo participated in the invasion of Maracana Stadium, celebrated in the stand with a flag & a banner that read, "Estopim da Fiel" & "Corinthianos do Diadema".[48]

Motto: "A Mais Fanática do Interior" (The Most Fanatical in the Interior)
Fiel Macabra, Founded on October 4, 1993 in Bauru, SP. This torcida was founded by a group of friends that regularly met in Bauru cafeteria. After its initial 3 years, it opened an official headquarter in Bauru, with 5 other offices following soon at the interior of São Paulo. With about 1,800 Members, it is the team's largest ultras in the interior of São Paulo.

Coringão Chopp (Litoral Division), Banner Reads: "os bebados que sobem a serra" (the drunks who climb the mountains)

Motto: "Torcer e Beber pelo Corinthians" (Drink & Root for Corinthians)
Coringão Chopp, Founded on October 14, 1989. This torcida's origins begin in the 1980s on a Greater São Paulo courtyard. The local was frequented by a group of friends who met casually to play street football & drink beers together after Corinthians games. In 1989, These friends decided frequent Corinthians matches as a unit, They began by going in separate cars. That year their group of friends grew, all them from Greater São Paulo, mainly The ABC Region & their courtyard became a "Meeting Point" for the masses of new friends. That same year, the owner of the courtyard known as Dinho was discussing the sheer volume of Corinthians Fans that considered his courtyard as a Pre-match meeting point. It was that moment when Dinho & friends realized that they had the numbers to create an organized torcida. The members of the newly created torcida, reached a simple agreement on what to name themselves. They agreed that they both had a passion for Corinthians & Chopp (Draught beer). After years of growth in membership, respect, & acceptance, the torcida moved out of the Courtyard & set up a headquarters in Diadema.[51]

Over 6,000 Members

Many of the Torcidas above have Sub-sedes (Branch Offices) established by fans living outside of São Paulo. Gavioes in particular has 10, 8 In-State, 1 Out-of-State Brasilia, & 1 International Japan. Camisa 12 with 8, 6 In-State, 2 Out-of-State Minas Gerais & Espírito Santo. Pavilhão Nove with 10, 9 In-State, 1 Out-of-State Mato Grosso do Sul. Estopim da Fiel with 10, 8 In-State, 2 Out-of-State Parana & Minas Gerais. Fiel Macabra with 6, 5 In-State, 1 Out-of-State Rio Grande do Sul. Coringão Chopp with 5, all in-state.

Rivalries[edit]

Derby Paulista, c. 1920s
RivalPldWDLGFGAGDWin %Loss % %DαPldWDLGFGAGDWin %Loss % %DαLast MatchNext MatchHonors
All-Time21st centuryDateLocationCompetitionResultDateLocationCompetition
In-State
Palmeiras[57][58]341118102121454497-4334.6035.48-1.73.384371610115249+343.2429.7213.52.37266/24/2012PacaembuBrasileirão1-09/15/2012Arena BarueriBrasileirão1999 Paulistao
São Paulo[59][60]2941139289433395+3838.4430.278.17.1747401413135552+335.0032.52.5.92852/12/2012PacaembuPaulistão1-08/26/2012MorumbiBrasileirão1990 Brasileirao
Santos[61][62]3061238697560477+8340.2031.188.51.029040148186261+135.0043.9-9.75.10176/20/2012PacaembuLibertadores1-18/19/2012Vila BelmiroBrasileirão2012 Libertadores Semis
Portuguesa[63][64]2511415159509329+18056.1823.532.68.0001158343418+1653.3326.6626.66.24662/22/2012CanindéPaulistão0-27/21/2012PacaembuBrasileirão
Ponte Preta[65][66]128743024239129+11057.8118.7539.06.00013018396138+2360.003030.00336/17/2012MajestosoBrasileirão0-19/11/2012PacaembuBrasileirão1977 Paulistao
Out-of-State
Flamengo[67][68]119462647181190-938.6639.16-0.83.97102561183438-424.0032-8.62367/18/2012EngenhãoBrasileirão0-310/13/2012PacaembuBrasileirão
Vasco da Gama[69][70]108433035157154+339.8132.47.41.30292681172825+330.7726.923.85.71165/23/2012PacaembuLibertadores1-08/5/2012São JanuárioBrasileirão2000 FIFA Club World Cup
Atlético Mineiro[71][72]83332327127114+1339.7632.537.23.40492212553830+854.5522.7231.83.07185/27/2012IndependênciaBrasileirão1-09/1/2012PacaembuBrasileirão

Legend:

Symbols[edit]

D'Artagnan, Corinthians Mascot

Corinthians' official mascot is the Musketeer, a symbol of bravery, audacity and fighting spirit. The adoption of that character recalls the first years of the club.

In 1913 most of the leading football clubs in São Paulo State founded the APEA (Paulista Athletic Sports Association). The depleted Paulista League was left with only Americano, Germania and Internacional, known as the "three musketeers" of São Paulo football. Corinthians joined the three as D'Artagnan, being the fourth and most adored musketeer, just like in Alexandre Dumas, père's novel The Three Musketeers. To be accepted in that "musketeers universe",

Corinthians had to show their bravery. As there was many other teams who coveted the spot in the Liga Paulista, Corinthians participated in a selective tournament against Minas Gerais and São Paulo, two other great teams of Paulista amateur football at that time. The Corinthian team beat Minas 1–0 and São Paulo 4–0, earning acceptance into the group and acquiring the right to participate in the Special Division of the Paulista League in the following year.

An important symbol for Corinthians is Saint George/(Ogum). Saint George is one of the most revered Catholic Saints in Brazil, a nation with a blend of cultures. The collusion between African & European cultures is seen in Brazil's definition of São Jorge as a mash between Catholicism & Western African Mythology. The comparison may be drawn the entities similar characteristics; St George, the soldier who protects those who pray to him; Ogum God of War who serves the communities who believe in him. it is this warrior demeanor that made Corinthians fans indebted to São Jorge.

Corinthians began as a small team for the lower classes of São Paulo, even though they obtained initial success. Lack of respect for the working class by forced Corinthians to leave their São Paulo State Football League in protest. after multiple championships Timão made its largest leap in prestige in the founding of a Corinthians' Headquarters, 1926. The creation of said headquarters became the first fusion of Timão & São Jorge. The land purchased for the headquarters was formerly Parque São Jorge (St. George Park) at 777 Rua São Jorge, Tatuapé, São Paulo, SP.[73]

Corinthians support for São Jorge became fanatical during the decade of the 60's, Between 1954 and 1977, Corinthians failed to add to its gallery of conquests and the Corinthian Nation lived the hardest moments of its history. While the stream struggled in the 60's, fan recanted that they were blessed by a "Santo Guerreiro" (Warrior Saint). In the early 60's the lack of success lingered in the minds of fans & gave birth to a utilization of the blessings of São Jorge. this caused Corinthians to erect a chapel in honor of the saint, in order to strengthen the clubs resolve via mysticism. 1969, after the death of two players Lidu & Eduardo, the funeral was held in Capela São Jorge, & strengthened the clubs identity at a time when championships were non-existent. 1974 Paulista Final, after a heart-wrenching loss to arch-rival Palmeiras, composer Paulinho Nogueira recorded "Oh Corinthians", a song that had popular commercial success at the time. In the verses of the composition dedicated to the suffering Corinthians could not miss the quote to the patron Saint George:

"...Oh, são 20 anos de espera. Mas meu São Jorge me dê forças, para poder um dia enfim, descontar meu sofrimento em quem riu de mim".
("... Oh, It's been 20 years of waiting, but my St. George gives me strength to be able to one day finally cashing in my suffering upon those who laughed at me.)"

Corinthians 2011 third kit, was burgundy colored & featured São Jorge slaughtering a dragon in a dark watermark across the right side of the chest. The utilization of São Jorge's image on the shirt is the practice of São Jorge's Prayer.

St. George, The Corinthians patron saint
Oração do São Jorge


Eu andarei vestido e armado, com as armas de São Jorge.
(I will be armed & dressed with the weapons of St. George)
Para que meus inimigos tendo pés não me alcancem,
(in order for my Enemies having feet, will be unable to reach me )
tendo mãos não me peguem,
(having hands, will be unable to catch me ')
tendo olhos não me enxerguem,
(having eyes, will be unable to see me )
nem pensamentos eles possam ter para me fazerem mal.
(having thought, will be unable to wish ill upon me)
Armas de fogo o meu corpo não alcançarão,
(Firearms will be unable to reach my body)
facas e lanças se quebrem sem ao meu corpo chegar,
(knives & lances will break without reaching my body)
cordas e correntes se quebrem sem ao meu corpo, amarrar.
(ropes & chains will break without constricting my body)

Anthem[edit]

Corinthians Headquarters, located at 777 Rua São Jorge (Parque São Jorge), Tatuapé, Sao Paulo, SP

Salve o Corinthians,
(Hail Corinthians)
O campeão dos campeões,
(The champion of champions)
Eternamente dentro dos nossos corações
(eternally in our hearts)
Salve o Corinthians de tradições e glórias mil
(Hail The Corinthians of thousands of traditions & glories)
Tu és orgulho
(You are the pride...)
Dos esportistas do Brasil
(...of The athletes of Brazil)

Teu passado é uma bandeira,
(your past is a banner)
Teu presente, uma lição
(your present is a lesson)
Figuras entre os primeiros
(figures within the elite)
Do nosso esporte bretão
(...of our British Sport)

Corinthians grande,
(Great Corinthians)
Sempre Altaneiro,
(always the highest)
És do Brasil
(it's Brazil's...)
O clube mais brasileiro
(...most Brazilian club)

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Salve o Corinthians,
(Hail Corinthians)
O campeão dos campeões,
(The champion of champions)
Eternamente dentro dos nossos corações
(eternally in our hearts)
Salve o Corinthians de tradições e glórias mil
(Hail The Corinthians of thousands of traditions & glories)
Tu és orgulho
(You are the pride...)
Dos esportistas do Brasil
(...of The athletes of Brazil)

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 26 July 2014

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

No.PositionPlayer
2BrazilDFFerrugem (on loan from Ponte Preta)
4BrazilDFGil
5BrazilMFRalf (captain)
6BrazilDFFábio Santos
7BrazilMFElias
8BrazilMFRenato Augusto
9PeruFWPaolo Guerrero
10BrazilMFJádson
11ParaguayMFÁngel Romero
12BrazilGKCássio
14UruguayMFNicolás Lodeiro
15BrazilDFGuilherme Andrade
16BrazilDFUendel
18BrazilFWLuciano
No.PositionPlayer
20BrazilMFDanilo
21BrazilFWMalcom
22BrazilGKDanilo Fernandes
23BrazilDFAnderson Martins (on loan from El Jaish SC)
25BrazilMFBruno Henrique
26BrazilDFGuilherme Arana
27BrazilGKWalter
28BrazilDFFelipe
29BrazilMFZé Paulo
34BrazilDFPedro Henrique
35BrazilDFFagner (on loan from VfL Wolfsburg)
36BrazilGKMatheus Caldeira
40BrazilMFPetros

Youth and reserve squad[edit]

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

No.PositionPlayer
1BrazilGKHenrique Teixeira
2BrazilDFLucas Roncato
3BrazilDFLucas Balardin
4BrazilMFUalefi
5BrazilDFVictor PC
6BrazilFWMichael
7BrazilMFAyrton
8BrazilFWLeandro
9BrazilFWPaulinho
10BrazilMFJean Theodoro
11BrazilGKCaíque França
12BrazilMFLucas Neves
13BrazilDFRafael
14BrazilDFIvan
15BrazilDFLuis Guilherme
17BrazilFWRivaldinho
No.PositionPlayer
20BrazilMFAllano
21BrazilMFPaulo Cesar
22BrazilMFVictor Alves
23BrazilFWYuri
24BrazilMFZé Paulo
25BrazilGKMatheus Silva
26BrazilDFNick
27BrazilDFVictor Oliveira
28BrazilMFLucas Lima
29BrazilMFPatrick dos Santos Cruz
30BrazilFWCesar Romero
31BrazilFWLucas Sousa
32BrazilMFFrenando Geano
33BrazilDFLeonel Naldo
34BrazilGKDani Silva
35BrazilFWRaphael Santos

Out on Loan[edit]

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

No.PositionPlayer
BrazilGKRenan (on loan to Botafogo-SP)
BrazilDFIgor (on loan to Sport)
BrazilDFDenner (on loan to Bragantino)
BrazilDFRamon (on loan to Beşiktaş)
BrazilMFRodriguinho (on loan to Al Sharjah)
BrazilMFAnderson (on loan to Avaí)
BrazilMFGomes (on loan to Portuguesa)
No.PositionPlayer
BrazilMFLuan Silva (on loan to Harrisburg City Islanders)
BrazilMFNenê Bonilha (on loan to Vila Nova)
BrazilMFMatheus (on loan to Osasco)
BrazilMFVitor Júnior (on loan to Figueirense)
BrazilFWTaubaté (on loan to Ferroviária-SP)
BrazilFWAlexandre Pato (on loan to São Paulo)

Notable players[edit]

See also: List of Sport Club Corinthians Paulista players, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista records and Category:Sport Club Corinthians Paulista players

There are many players who reside in the hearts & minds Corinthians Fans. Popular consensus amongst the Fiel supporting throngs of household names such as Brandão (Never as sent off in 19 years of Footballing), Cristian (Best known for 2009 Paulistao Semi Final Performance), Dentinho (Raised in Club, didn't leave when Timão was Relegated 2008), Dinei (Registered member of Gavioes da Fiel before becoming a Footballer, led Timão to first national title in 1990), Idário ("Deus da Raça" or The God of Bravery), Tupãzinho (Scored the goal that secured Corinthians first National Title), & many, many more. Corinthians Fans are known to fanatically support their team, regardless of performance. Furthermore, The Fiel are known to make idols of players who could hardly considered as "Craques" or Footballing Elite, Based on Bravery, Courage, & Attitude. yet, in order to create a concise list we must create "List Criteria" based on statistics & individual honors.

Sócrates, 2005

List criteria:

NameYearsPosAppGoalsTitlesPrataOuroSAFY20th centuryNotes
Brazil Neco1913–1930FW3132398[78]
Brazil Teleco1934–1944FW2482554[79]
Brazil Servílio1938–1949MF3632013[80]
Brazil Cláudio1944–1957MF5493056[81]
Brazil Baltazar1944–1957FW4022676[82]
Brazil Luisinho1948–1967
1964–1967
MF6041756[83]
Brazil Olavo1952–1961DF506174[84]
Brazil Rivelino1965–1974MF47314411971197338th[85]
Brazil Zé Maria1970–1983DF5991741973, 1977[86]
Brazil Vaguinho1971–1981MF5551104[87]
Brazil Wladimir1972–1985
1987
DF8053241974, 1976,
1982
[88]
Brazil Biro-Biro1978–1989MF5897541982[89]
Brazil Sócrates1978–1984MF29817231980198361st[90]
Brazil Marcelo1987–1993MF342421990
Brazil Ronaldo1986–1998GK60257161990, 1994[91]
Brazil Neto1989–1993
1996-1997
MF2278031991[92]
Brazil Zé Elias1993–1996DF161221994[93]
Brazil Marcelinho1994-1997
1998-2001
2006
MF432206819941999[94]
Brazil Edílson1997–2000FW1645541998[95]
Paraguay Gamarra1998–1999DF807219981998[96]
Brazil Vampeta1998-2000
2002-2003
2007
MF2681771998, 1999[97]
Brazil Dida1999–2000
2001-2002
GK9412241999[98]
Brazil Gil2000–2005FW2635742002[99]
Brazil Fábio Luciano2000–2003DF591352002
Argentina Tevez2004–2006FW7846120052005[100]
Brazil Marcelo Mattos2005–2007MF1732112005
Brazil Elias2005–2007MF1552432010[101]
Brazil Chicão2008-DF2234952010[102]
Brazil Ronaldo Fenômeno2009–2011FW6935213th[103]
Brazil Roberto Carlos2009–2011DF6152010
Brazil Paulinho2010-2013MF1673432011, 2012[104]
Brazil Alessandro2008-2013DF25648
Marcelinho Carioca, Neto, & notable Corinthians supporter, Lula
Jorge Henrique, Dentinho, Ronaldo, & others celebrating 2009 Copa do Brasil Title with Lula

Technical staff[edit]

Current technical staff[edit]

Last Updated May 31, 2011.:[105]

Comissão técnica
NamePosition
BrazilRoberto de AndradeDirector
BrazilDuilio Monteiro AlvesAssociate Director
BrazilEdu GasparGeneral Manager
BrazilMauro SilvaSupervisor
Equipe Técnica 2011/12
NamePosition
BrazilAdenor Leonardo Bacchi (Tite)Manager
BrazilXavier, Delamore & CarilleAssistant Managers
BrazilFábio MahseredjianFitness Coach
BrazilRuschel, Chien Chan Junior, & Ramos do PradoAssistant Fitness Coach
BrazilMauri Costa LimaGoalkeeping Coach
BrazilDr. Joaquim GravaMedical Consultant
BrazilDr. Stancati e Dr. GalottiDoctors
BrazilMazziotti, Gonçalves, Vieira e MelloPhysiotherapist
BrazilAntônio Carlos GomesPhysiology Consultant
BrazilRodrigues e Fedato FilhoPhysiologist
BrazilChristine Fernanda Machado NevesNutritionist
Board of Directors
NamePosition
BrazilMário GobbiPresident
BrazilLuis Paulo RosenbergVice-President
BrazilRoberto de Andrade SouzaDirector of Professional Football
BrazilRaul Corrêa da SilvaFinancial Director
BrazilJorge Alberto AunDirector of Estates & Works
BrazilFausto Bittar FilhoDirector of Land Sports
BrazilAndré Luiz de OliveraAdministrative Director
BrazilFernando Alba BraghiroliDirector of Amateur Football
BrazilSérgio E. M. de AlvarengaDirector of Legal Instrument
BrazilOldano G. de CarvalhoDirector of Aquatic Sports
BrazilWaldir RozanteDirector of Social Department
BrazilLuis Paulo RosenbergMarketing Director
BrazilDuilio N. Monteiro AlvesCultural Director
BrazilElie WerdoSecretary General
BrazilJacinto Antonio RibeiroAssessor - Presidency
BrazilManoel Ramos EvangelistaAssessor - Presidency


Presidents[edit]

NameTenure
Brazil Alexandre Magnani1910–1914
Brazil Ricardo de Oliveira1915
Brazil João Baptista Maurício1915–1916
Brazil João Martins de Oliveira1917
Brazil João de Carvalho (Interim)1918
Brazil Albino Teixeira Pinheiro1919
Brazil Guido Giacominelli1920–1925, 1927
Brazil Aristides de Macedo Filho1925
Brazil Ernesto Cassano1926, 1928
Brazil José Tipaldi1929
Brazil Filipe Collona1929–1930
Brazil Alfredo Schürig1930–1933
Brazil João Baptista Maurício1933
Brazil José Martins Costa Júnior1933–1934
Brazil Manuel Correcher1935–41
Brazil Mario Henrique Almeida (Intervenor)1941
Brazil Pedro de Souza1941
Brazil Manuel Domingos Correia1941-1943
Brazil Alfredo Ignácio Trindade1944-1946
Brazil Lourenço Fló Junior1947-1948
Brazil Alfredo Ignacio Trindade1948–1959
Brazil Vicente Matheus1959–1961
Brazil Wadih Helu1961-1971
Brazil Miguel Martinez1971-1972
Brazil Vicente Matheus1972–1981
Brazil Waldemar Pires1982–1985
Brazil Roberto Pasqua1985–1987
Brazil Vicente Matheus1987–1991
Brazil Marlene Matheus1991–1993
Brazil Alberto Dualib1993–2007
Brazil Clodomil Antonio Orsi (Interim)2007
Brazil Andrés Sanchez2007–2011
Brazil Mário Gobbi2012–


Notable managers[edit]

List criteria:

NameYearsGWDLGFGA\W%CP-A1CBCB-ACLCWCNotes
Brazil Amílcar Barbuy1915-1920
1935
1937
19213518390070.311915
1937
[106]
Brazil Guido Giacominelli1921–192511788111832111275.211922
1923
1924
[107]
Brazil Neco1927
1937-1938
6629152213511343.941937
1938
[108]
Brazil Virgílio Montarini1929–19318451171628414260.711929
1930
[109]
Brazil Del Debbio1939-1942
1947-1949
1963
21514331410066.511939
1941
[110]
Brazil Rato1942-1943
1951-1954
1958-1959
1963
1969
25516143510063.141951
1952
1953
1954
[111]
Brazil Osvaldo Brandão1954-1957
1964-1966
1969
1977-1978
1980-1981
43824996930056.851954
1977
[112]
Brazil Sylvio Pirillo1959-1960
1974-1975
12467263115820954.03[113]
Brazil Dino Sani1969-1970
1975
12254392918711644.26[114]
Brazil Duque1972
1976-1977
1135436231138847.791977[115]
Brazil José Teixeira1978–19791074841181509644.861979[116]
Brazil Mário Travaglini1981-1982
1985
122[117]
Brazil Basílio1985
1987
1989-1990
1992
1165142231409043.97[118]
Brazil Nelsinho Baptista1990-1991
1992-1993
1997
2007
19284664227720343.7519971990[119]
Brazil Eduardo Fernandes Amorim1995–199611052292918513047.271995[120]
Brazil Vanderlei Luxemburgo1998
2001
13965344025818046.7620011998[121]
Brazil Oswaldo de Oliveira1999–200011258213322015851.79199919992000[122]
Brazil Tite2004-2005
2010–2013
234118714532418450.432013201120122012[123]
Brazil Mano Menezes2008–2010
2014–Present
185103493332017655.6820092009[124]

Statistics[edit]

Recent seasons[edit]

Last Ten Seasons
yearCampeonato BrasileiroCopa do BrasilContinental/WorldwideCampeonato Paulista
DivPosGWDLGFGAFase MáximaCompetitionFase MáximaDiv.Fase MáximaPos.
2004A462014125353Quarter-finalsA1First stage16º
2005A4224998759Round of 16SAQuarter-finalsA1League
2006A38158154146CLSARound of 16Round of 16A1League
2007A17º381014144050Round of 16SABrazil PreliminaryA1First stage
2008B38251037929FinalA1First stage
2009A10º381410145054FinalA1Final
2010A38191186541CLRound of 16A1First stage
2011A3821895336CLFirst stageA1Final
2012A381512115139CLWCFinalFinalA1Quarter-finals
2013A10º381117102722Round of 16CLRSRound of 16FinalA1Final


Legend:
     Champion.
     Runner-Up.
     Classified for Copa Libertadores da América via Campeonato Brasileiro Campaign.
     Classified for Copa Libertadores da América via Copa do Brasil or Copa Libertadores Title.
     Classified for Copa Conmebol, Copa Mercosul or Copa Sul-Americana.
     Relegated to Série B.
     Promoted to Série A.

Club honors[edit]

FIFA World Cup trophy displayed in Memorial Club, December 2012
Worldwide
CompetitionsTitlesSeasons
Trofeu mundial fifa01.svgFIFA Club World Cup22000Cscr-featured.png, 2012Cscr-featured.png
Continental
CompetitionsTitlesSeasons
O título máximo das Américas.pngCopa Libertadores12012Cscr-featured.png
CONMEBOL recopa trophy.svgRecopa Sudamericana12013Cscr-featured.png
National
CompetitionsTitlesSeasons
Cbf brazilian championship trophy 02.svgCampeonato Brasileiro Série A51990, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2011
CBF Brazilian Cup.pngCopa do Brasil31995Cscr-featured.png, 2002, 2009
SuperCopaBrasil.jpgSupercopa do Brasil11991Cscr-featured.png
B Series Brazilian Championship Trophy.pngCampeonato Brasileiro Série B12008
Interstate
CompetitionsTitlesSeasons
Rio-SãoPaulo.pngTorneio Rio-São Paulo51950, 1953, 1954, 1966, 2002
State
CompetitionsTitlesSeasons
Paulista Championship Trophy.pngCampeonato Paulista271914Cscr-featured.png, 1916Cscr-featured.png, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1928, 1929Cscr-featured.png, 1930, 1937, 1938Cscr-featured.png, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2009Cscr-featured.png, 2013

Cscr-featured.png Denotes Undefeated Championship

Other titles[edit]

Winners (1): 1956Cscr-featured.png
Winners (1): 1954Cscr-featured.png
Winners (1): 1996Cscr-featured.png

A Cscr-featured.png near the year denotes the club won the competition without losses

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ not to be confused with São Paulo Futebol Clube
  2. ^ do not confuse with Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
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  6. ^ Supercopa do Brasil at RSSSF[dead link]
  7. ^ Copa do Brasil 1995 at RSSSF[dead link]
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