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Criciúma is a football (soccer) club from Brazil.

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About Criciúma

Criciúma Esporte Clube, also known simply as Criciúma, is a Brazilian football (soccer) List of football clubs in Brazil in Criciúma, Santa Catarina (state). The club won the Copa do Brasil in 1991, the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B in 2002, and the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C in 2006.


Criciúma Esporte Clube was founded in 1947, as Comerciário Esporte Clube; however the club folded due to a financial crisis in the 1960s. The club was founded again in 1976 by some of the original Comerciário Esporte Clube members. In 1978 the club was renamed Criciúma Esporte Clube, and its current colors (black and yellow) were adopted in 1984. The club's greatest feat was winning the Copa do Brasil 1991 Copa do Brasil, which qualified Criciúma to the following year's Copa Libertadores.

In the following years the club was not very successful, and was relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In Campeonato Brasileiro Série B 2005 Criciúma, after a very poor campaign, was relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C. In Campeonato Brasileiro Série C 2006, Criciúma EC won the Brazilian third division, as was promoted back to the Série B.


- Copa do Brasil: 1

- Campeonato Brasileiro Série B: 1

- Campeonato Brasileiro Série C: 1

- Campeonato Catarinense: 9

- Copa Santa Catarina: 1

1 Champion in 1968 in Brazilian football as Comerciário Esporte Clube


Criciúma's stadium is Estádio Heriberto Hülse, built in 1955 in Brazilian football, with a maximum capacity of 19,900 people.


- Gélson da Silva
- Jairo Jair Lenzi
- Luiz Felipe Scolari
- Mahicon Librelato
- Paulo Baier
- Paulinho Criciúma
- Roberto Fernando Schneiger
- Douglas dos Santos

1991 Copa do Brasil

Criciúma won the Copa do Brasil 1991, playing the following matches:

Competitions record

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B

Campeonato Brasileiro Série C

Copa do Brasil

Copa Libertadores


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