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São Caetano
A.D.São Caetano shield
Full name Associação Desportiva São Caetano
Nickname(s) Azulão (Blue Bird or Big Blue)
Founded December 4, 1989
Ground Anacleto Campanella,
São Caetano, Brazil
(Capacity: 22,738)
Chairman Nairo Ferreira de Souza
Manager Antonio Carlos Zago
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, 7th
Home colours
Away colours

Associação Desportiva São Caetano, commonly known as São Caetano, is a Brazilian football team based on the city of São Caetano, Brazil, part of the São Paulo greater metropolitan area. The team is dubbed Azulão (Big Blue), after the shirt colour. The sponsor is Consul, a well known Brazilian producer of household appliances. São Caetano's greatest rival is Santo André.

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History

Founded in 1989, the club found success early, winning the Third and Second Divisions of São Paulo regional tournaments. São Caetano rose to national prominence in 2000.

In 2000, the Brazilian national championship was contested in a rather unusual way. According to previous credentials, teams would play in the First (best teams), Second or Third Division; São Caetano played in the Second. The difference was that, after all Divisions were finished, a mini tournament would gather representatives from all of them (one team from Third Division, three from Second and twelve from First), and the winner would be the Brazilian Champion of 2000.

São Caetano was runner-up of the Second Division and qualified to the finals. Beating Fluminense, Palmeiras and Grêmio, they entered the final against Vasco da Gama. The first match ended as a draw. During the second, fans invaded the pitch and the match was suspended. Despite several claims that São Caetano should be declared champion, Vasco petitioned the league for a third match, which Vasco went on to win.

Unlike many teams that rise prominently then quickly fall back to obscurity, São Caetano had another strong campaign in 2001. Playing a full season in the top division, they reached the final against Atlético Paranaense. Once again they finished as the runner-up, but consecutive seasons placing well secured their reputation on a national level.

In 2002, São Caetano was finalist of Copa Libertadores, the most important tournament in South America. Again, they were runner-up, losing the final to Olimpia of Paraguay on penalties.

São Caetano had earned respect, but no titles. In 2004, São Caetano won the São Paulo State Championship, beating the upstate squad Paulista, from Jundiaí.

On October 27, 2004, while playing in a match against São Paulo, São Caetano defender Serginho suffered a fatal heart attack.[1] As São Caetano's staff let Serginho play even knowing that he had heart problems, the club was penalized heavily by the CBF,[2][3] which has since marked a decline in their performance.[4]

At the end of the 2006, they finished within the zone of relegation, and played in the 2007 in the Série B.

Titles

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International competitions

Continental championships

National competitions

Current squad

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Juninho
Brazil GK Luiz
Brazil DF Marco Aurélio
Brazil DF Marcelo Batatais
Brazil DF Everaldo
Brazil DF Amarildo
Brazil DF Galiardo
Brazil DF Mário
Brazil DF Bruno Recife
Brazil DF Vando
Brazil DF Iran
Brazil MF Tobi
Brazil MF Diogo Orlando
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Ademir Sopa
Brazil MF Marcelo Pinheiro
Brazil MF Gerson
Brazil MF Diogo
Brazil MF Aloísio
Brazil MF Marcinho
Brazil MF Zé Eduardo
Brazil MF Cascata
Argentina MF Luna
Brazil FW Vandinho
Brazil FW Tatu
Brazil FW Betinho
Brazil FW Tuta
Brazil FW Mateus *

Famous players

Famous matches

  • São Caetano 4-1 São Paulo 2007 Campeonato Paulista Second Semi-Final Match
  • São Caetano 2-0 Club América 2002 Libertadores Cup First Semi-Final Match

Stadium

São Caetano's stadium is Estádio Anacleto Campanella, built in 1955, with a maximum capacity of 22,738 people.

Former coaches

  • Pintado
  • Sergio Soares
  • Vadao

References

External links



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