Goiás Esporte Clube

Goiás Esporte Clube

Football club infobox
clubname = Goiás

fullname = Goiás Esporte Clube
nickname = Verdão
Esmeraldino (Big Emerald Green)
founded = April 6, 1943
ground = Serrinha, Goiânia, Brazil
Serra Dourada, Goiânia, Brazil
capacity = Serrinha, 10,000
Serra Dourada, 54,048
chairman = flagicon|Brazil Pedro Goulart
manager = flagicon|Brazil Hélio dos Anjos
league = Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
season = 2007
position = Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, 16th

Goiás Esporte Clube, also known as Goiás, is a Brazilian football team in Goiânia, Goiás state. It is one of the largest clubs of Central-West and is the sole representative of the region in the Brazilian National Championship and in international competitions.

Its main rival is Vila Nova. Goiás has a wide advantage in derbies between the two teams.

It has the largest fan base of Goiás state and Central-West Brazil, according to a poll conducted in 2004 by Placar magazine and IBOPE.


On April 6, 1943, in a meeting among friends at Lino Barsi's home, Goiás Esporte Clube was founded. In 1973, the team was promoted to the first division of Campeonato Brasileiro.

In 1998, the team joined the Clube dos 13 (Clube dos 13 is an organization composed by the greatest teams of Brazil).


* Campeonato Brasileiro Série B:
** Winners (1): 1999

* Campeonato Goiano (State Championship):
** Winners (21): 1966, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006

* Copa Centro-Oeste (Regional Cup):
** Winners (3): 2000, 2001, 2002

* Copa do Brasil:
** Runners-up (1): 1990


Goiás' stadium is Serrinha, with a maximum capacity of 10,000 people. However, the club plays several matches at Estádio Serra Dourada, built in 1975, with a maximum capacity of 54,048 people.

Current squad

Technical staff

*"' Hélio dos Anjos; Head Coach
*Alciney and Edson Gonzaga – Assistant Coach
*Cassius Hartmann, and Edimar Torquato – Goalkeeping Coach
*Lauro Martins, Danny Sérgio – Fitness Coaches
*Leonardo Morais, Bruno Baldo – Physiotherapists
*Marco A. Gilabert, Luciano Gualberto, – Club Doctors



* Ramalho "from" flagicon|Israel Beitar Jerusalem
* Schwenck "from" flagicon|South Korea Pohang Steelers
* Alex "from" flagicon|Brazil Paraná Clube
* Fernando "from" flagicon|Brazil São Paulo
* Anderson Aquino "from" flagicon|Brazil Atlético Paranaense
* Rafael Marques "from" flagicon|Brazil Botafogo flagicon|Brazil Júlio César "from" flagicon|Brazil Náutico
* Fabinho "from" flagicon|Brazil Coritiba
* Alex Terra "from" flagicon|Brazil Fluminense
* Evandro "from" flagicon|Brazil Atlético Paranaense


* Cristiano "Released"
* Gian "Released"
* Fabiano Oliveira "to" flagicon|BrazilFlamengo
* Diego "to" flagicon|Brazil Vasco
* André Leone "Released"
* Maurinho "to" flagicon|Brazil São Paulo
* Chiquinho "to" flagicon|Brazil Internacional
* Fernando Miguel "Released"
* Élson "to" flagicon|Germany VfB Stuttgart
* Harison "to" flagicon|Portugal Leiria
* Pedro Henrique "to" flagicon|Brazil CRAC "loan"
* Fabiano "Released"
* Rafael Dias "to" flagicon|Brazil Sertãozinho "loan"
* Leonardo "Released"
* Cléber Gaúcho "Released"
* Cléber Goiano "Released"
* Maurinho "to" flagicon|Brazil CRAC
* Douglas "Released"
* Juliano "to" flagicon|Brazil Trindade "loan"
* Hugo Leonardo "to" flagicon|Brazil Trindade "loan"
* Rodholfo "Released"
* Danilo Dias "Released"
* Leandro Porto "Released"
* Alexandre Porto "Released"
* Jefferson "to" flagicon|Brazil Barueri "loan"
* Rael "to" flagicon|Brazil Ulbra/RO "loan"
* Johnson "to" flagicon|Brazil Santa Cruz "loan"
* Romerito "to" flagicon|Brazil Sport Recife "loan"

=Brazilian League record=

Copa Libertadores record

Former players

*flagicon|Brazil Dimba
*flagicon|Brazil Grafite
*flagicon|Brazil Túlio
*flagicon|Brazil Fernandão
*flagicon|Brazil Dill
*flagicon|Brazil Alex Dias
*flagicon|Brazil Aloísio
*flagicon|Brazil Baltazar
*flagicon|Brazil Harley
*flagicon|Brazil Uidemar
*flagicon|Brazil Zé Teodoro
*flagicon|Brazil Fabão
*flagicon|Brazil Luvanor
*flagicon|Brazil Lúcio
*flagicon|Brazil Augusto
*flagicon|Brazil Kléber
*flagicon|Brazil Richard
*flagicon|Brazil Romeu
*flagicon|Brazil Reidner
*flagicon|Brazil Araújo
*flagicon|Brazil Evandro
*flagicon|Brazil Zé Carlos
*flagicon|Brazil Josué
*flagicon|Brazil Danilo
*flagicon|Brazil Túlio
*flagicon|Brazil Marabá


* Força Jovem Goiás
* Inferno Verde
* http://www.nacaoesmeraldina.com.br/

External links

* [http://www.goiasesporteclube.com.br Goiás Official Web Site]
* [http://www.craquesdogoias.com.br/ Goiás Selection of Young Players]

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