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

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

It has the largest fan base of Goiásmarker state, and Central-West Brazil, known as "comedores de pequi" (pequi eaters) and Melancias (watermellons), according to a poll conducted in 2004 by Placar magazine and IBOPE.

History

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).

Achievements



  • Campeonato Goiano (State Championship):
    • Winners (22): 1966, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009






Stadium

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

Current squad

As of February 25 2009, according to sources on

Technical staff


Brazilian League record

Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position
1971 - 1981 24th 1991 15th 2001 10th
1972 - 1982 33rd 1992 17th 2002 12th
1973 13th 1983 7th 1993 26th 2003 9th
1974 21st 1984 14th 1994 - 2004 6th
1975 17th 1985 35th 1995 8th 2005 3rd
1976 30th 1986 23rd 1996 4th 2006 8th
1977 35th 1987 13th 1997 19th 2007 16th
1978 14th 1988 13th 1998 22nd 2008 8th
1979 7th 1989 10th 1999 - 2009
1980 - 1990 10th 2000 10th 2010


Copa Libertadores record

Year Position
2006 9th


Notable former players



Ultras

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


References

  1. Goiás official website


External links




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