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União São João
União São João.png
Full name União São João Esporte Clube
Founded 1981
Ground Herminião
(Capacity: 22,000)
Chairman Brazil José Mario Pavan
Manager Brazil Play Freitas
League Campeonato Paulista Série A2
Home colours
Away colours

União São João Esporte Clube, usually known as União São João is a Brazilian football club from Araras, São Paulo state.

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History

On January 14, 1981 [1], the club was founded by Hermínio Ometto, who was the owner of Usina São João (meaning Saint John's Plant). The club was founded in the same place of Usina São João, after it closed [2]

In 1987, União São João won the Campeonato Paulista Special Division, beating São José in the final. The club was promoted to the following year's first level.[3]

In 1988, the club won its first national championship. União São João won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, beating Esportivo Passense of Minas Gerais in the final. The club was promoted to the following year's second division.[4]

In 1989, União São João disputed the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B for the first time, finishing in the 29th position.[5] In the same year, the club played four friendly matches in Japan. The club won two matches and drew the other two.[6]

The 1993 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was expanded to 32 clubs, so, União São João was promoted to dispute the competition. The club finished in its all-time best position in that competition, finishing in the 12th position.[7]

In 1994, the club became an enterprise.[2] The club finished in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A's 21st position.[8]

In 1995, União São João finished in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A's 24th position, which was the last position, being relegated to the following year's Série B.[9]

In 1996, the club won its second national championship, the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In the competition's final four, União São João finished ahead of América de Natal, Náutico and Londrina. The club was promoted to the following year's Série A.[10]

In 1997, União São João disputed the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A again, but finished in the 26th place (which was the competition's last position) and was relegated to the following year's Série B [11]

In 2002, the club was Campeonato Paulista runner-up. The club finished only behind Ituano. The competition was not disputed by the big clubs of São Paulo state.[12]

In 2003, União São João disputed the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, finishing in the 24th position, which was the competition's last position, being relegated to the following year's Série C.[13]

Achievements

  • Copa Sub-17 de Promissão:
    • Winners (1): 2001

Stadium

União São João's home matches are usually played at Herminião stadium, which has a maximum capacity of 22,000 people. Its official name is Estádio Hermínio Ometto.[14]

Squads

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Galassi
Brazil GK Jamilton
Brazil DF Garça
Brazil DF Nunes
Brazil DF Castan
Brazil MF Edimar
Brazil MF Luan Henrique
Brazil MF Sarara
No.   Position Player
Brazil MF Anderson
Brazil MF Dhiego Martins
Brazil MF Ventura
Brazil FW Andre Luiz
Brazil FW Cléberson
Brazil FW Felipe Alberto
Brazil FW Lincom
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Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil DF Freire (to Sport Recife)

Famous Players

Anthem

The club's official anthem was composed by Flávio Augusto and Carlos Rocha.[2]

Club colors

União São João's colors are white and green.[1]

Nickname

The club is nicknamed Araras, meaning macaws.[2]

Mascot

União São João's mascot is a macaw.[2]

References

External links


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