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Desportiva Capixaba, usually known simply as Desportiva (or as Desportiva-ES) is a traditional Brazilian football club from Cariacicamarker, Espírito Santo state.

History

On July 7, 1963, the club was founded as Associação Desportiva Ferroviária Vale do Rio Doce, after Vale do Rio Doce, Ferroviário-ES, Cauê, Guarany-ES, Valeriodoce-ES and Cruzeiro-ES fused. These clubs were formed by Companhia Vale do Rio Doce railway employees. Companhia Vale do Rio Doce encouraged the clubs' fusion.

In 1964, the club won its first professional title, the Espírito Santo State Championship.

In 1974, Desportiva disputed the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A for the first time. The club finished in the 34th position.

In 1980, the club disputed again the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, finishing in the 15th place. That was the club's all-time best campaign in the competition.

In 1993, Desportiva disputed the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A for the last time. The club finished in the 29th position.

On April 19, 1999, the club became a private company, and changed its name to Desportiva Capixaba. The senior partner was Frannel Distribuidora de Combustível, later replaced by Grupo Villa-Forte.

In 2000, Desportiva Capixaba won its last title, the Espírito Santo State Championship. In the final, the club beat Serra in the final.

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Stadium

Desportiva Capixaba's home stadium is Engenheiro Alencar Araripe stadium , inaugurated in 1966, with a maximum capacity of 22,600 people.

Club colors

The club's colors are grenadine red and white. The club's home kit is composed of grenadine red shirts with white details, grenadine red shorts and white socks.

Mascot

Desportiva Capixaba's mascot is a locomotive sharing the club's colors.

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