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Centro Sportivo Alagoano, or CSA (sometimes called Alagoano by non-Brazilians), as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Maceiómarker in Alagoas, founded on September 7, 1913.

Home stadium is the Gustavo Paiva stadium, capacity 4,000. CSA's greatest rival is CRB.

In 1976, Fernando Collor de Mello, who later was elected president of Brazil, was the club's chairman . Brazilian singer Djavan played for Alagoano as a midfielder before he decided to become a singer.

History

On September 7, 1913, the same day of the anniversary of the Brazilian Independence from Portugalmarker, the club was founded as Centro Sportivo Sete de Setembro. In 1914, Centro Sportivo Sete de Setembro was renamed to Centro Sportivo Floriano Peixoto, after Floriano Peixoto, who was Brazil's second president, and was a War of the Triple Alliance hero. Four years later, in 1918, the club was renamed to its current name, Centro Sportivo Alagoano.

In 1928, the club won its first title, the state championship of Alagoas.

In 1980, the club was the runner-up of the Brazilian Second Division. In the final, Londrina of Paranámarker state and CSA drew 1-1 in Maceió, in the first leg, and in the second leg, in Londrina city, Londrina beat the club 4-0. In 1982, the club was again finalist of the Brazilian Second Division. CSA was defeated by Campo Grande, of Rio de Janeiromarker. In the first leg, in Maceió, CSA won 4-3. In the second leg, in Rio de Janeiro, Campo Grande won 2-1. In the tie-breaker match, Campo Grande won 3-0. In 1983, the club reached again the Brazilian Second Division final. CSA was defeated by Juventus, of São Paulomarker. In the first leg, in Maceió, CSA won 3-1. In the second leg, in São Paulo, Juventus won 3-0. In the tie-breaker match, Juventus won 1-0.

In 1999, CSA competed in Campeonato do Nordeste, being eliminated by Bahia in the semifinals. Eventually, Vitória, Bahia, and Sport Recife (respectively the winner, the runner-up and the third placed teams in Campeonato do Nordeste) declined successively to dispute Copa CONMEBOL, so, CSA was invited to the competition. CSA, surprising, reached the competition final, but was defeated by Talleres, of Argentinamarker. In the first leg, in Maceió, the club won 4-2. In the second leg, in Córdobamarker, Talleres won 3-0. However, the competition's top goalscorer was CSA's Missinho.

Achievements

  • Campeonato Alagoano:
    • Winners (37): 1928, 1929, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1949, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2008






Symbols

The club's motto, União e Força, displayed in the logo, means Union and Strength. CSA's mascot is called Azulão, a type of bird.

1999 Copa CONMEBOL

The club competed in Copa CONMEBOL in 1999, and played the following matches:

First Stage


CSA - Vila Nova (Brazilmarker) 2-0 0-2 (py: 4-3)

Second Stage


Estudiantes de Mérida (Venezuelamarker) - CSA 0-0 1-3

Semifinal


S√£o Raimundo (Brazil) - CSA 1-0 1-2 (py: 4-5)

Final


CSA - Talleres de Córdoba (Argentinamarker) 4-2 0-3

References

  1. Guia dos Curiosos
  2. Terra Canal Pop
  • Enciclop√©dia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aret√™ Editorial S/A, 2001.


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