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Figueirense

Figueirense is a football (soccer) club from Brazil.

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About Figueirense

Figueirense Futebol Clube, also known as Figueirense, is a Brazilian football (soccer) team in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina (state).

History

In 1921, the club was founded as Figueirense Foot-ball Club. The club is named Figueirense after the neighborhood where it is located, in Centro (Florianópolis) neighborhood). Figueirense means "from Figueira". Figueirense was one of the founders of the defunct Liga Catharinense de Desportos Terrestres, organized on April 12, 1923. In 1932 the team won their first state championship. From 1935 to 1937, Figueirense was three times in a row Campeonato Catarinense champion. In 1939, Figueirense won again the state championship, that was end of the Golden Decade of the club.

In 1972, was the end of the 30-year state championship titleless period. In 1973, Figueirense was the first team of Santa Catarina (state) state in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. In 1974, the team won Campeonato Catarinense again.

In 1987, the club played at Campeonato Catarinense Second Division, and won the promotion to the First Division. In 1994, the 17-year state championship titleless period ended. In 1995, Figeirense was Torneio Mercosul champion (not to be confused with Copa Mercosur) at Santa Catarina. It was the club's first (and only) international title.

In 2001, the club was Campeonato Brasileiro Série B runner-up, and was promoted to the following year's Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. From 2002 to 2004, Figueirense was three times in a row Campeonato Catarinense champion. In 2008, Figueirense won the Copa São Paulo de Juniores for the first time after beating Rio Branco Esporte Clube 2-0 in the final. In the 2008 edition of Serie A, Figueirense finished in 17th place, being relegated to Serie B the following year.

In 2002, Rivaldo's and César Sampaio's company, called CSR Esporte & Marketing, and Figueirense signed a partnership. The company was responsible for the administration of the professional football of Figueirense. The partnership ended in 2004.

Current roster

As July 2011.











Professional players able to play in the junior team



Junior players with first team experience



Out on loan



First-team staff


Stadium


Figueirense's stadium is Estádio Orlando Scarpelli, built in 1961, with a maximum capacity of 19,908 people.

Achievements

- Copa do Brasil: 0

- Campeonato Brasileiro Série B: 0

- Campeonato Catarinense: 15

- Copa Santa Catarina: 2

- Torneio Mercosul: 1

Notable players



- André Santos
- César Prates
- Anderson Sebastião Cardoso
- Cícero Santos
- Cléber Américo da Conceição
- Cleiton Ribeiro Xavier
- Cleverson Gabriel Cordova

- Edmundo Alves de Souza Neto
- Édson Bastos
- Felipe Augusto Santana
- Rodrigo Fernandes Valete
- Filipe Luís Kasmirski
- Marcos Antônio de Lima
- Júlio César da Silva e Souza

- Michel Bastos
- Paulo César Vieira Rosa
- Paulo Sérgio Rocha
- Pedro Roberto Silva Botelho
- Reinaldo da Cruz Oliveira
- Rodrigo Ribeiro Souto
- Cléber Schwenck Tiene

- Sérgio Manoel
- Hiziel Souza Soares
- Valdo Filho
- Victor Simões
- Wellington Nem
- Willian Gomes de Siqueira
- Wilson Rodrigues de Moura Júnior

Mascot

Since September 2002, Figueirense's mascot is an anthropomorphic Ficus named Figueirinha, which means Little Figueira. The mascot is usually depicted wearing the club's home kit.

National competitions record


Campeonato Brasileiro Série B


Campeonato Brasileiro Série C

Copa do Brasil

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