Esporte Clube Pelotas, usually known simply as Pelotas, is a Brazilian football club in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul. The club competed several times in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B and in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, and won the Campeonato Gaúcho in 1930. Esporte Clube Pelotas women's football team competed in the 2008 Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino.
The club was founded on October 11, 1908, after two clubs from Pelotas, Club Sportivo Internacional and Foot-ball Club, merged. In 1930, Pelotas won the Campeonato Gaúcho, beating Grêmio in the final.
In 1983, Pelotas won the Campeonato Gaúcho Second Level. In 1988, Pelotas competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B for the first time, but was eliminated in the first stage. In 1989, the club competed again in the Série B, being eliminated in the first stage again.
In 1995, 1996 and in 1998, Pelotas competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, being eliminated in the first stage in all three seasons. In 2003, the club competed again in the Série C, where they were eliminated by RS Futebol in the third stage of the competition. In the same year, Pelotas competed in the Copa do Brasil, being eliminated in the cup's first round, by Guarani.
In 2008, the club won the Copa FGF for the first time, after beating Cerâmica in the final, thus qualifying to the same season's Recopa Sul-Brasileira, and the following season's Campeonato Brasileiro Série D. The club was eliminated in the Recopa Sul-Brasileira in the semifinals 2–0, by Atlético Sorocaba.Campeonato Gaúcho: 2
Copa FGF: 1
Campeonato Gaúcho Second Level: 1
Campeonato Citadino de Pelotas: 18
Esporte Clube Pelotas women's football team competed in the 2008 Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino, but was eliminated in the first round by Kindermann, of Caçador, Santa Catarina. In the first leg, the club was beaten 5–0, then in the second leg the club was defeated again, 3–0.
Pelotas's rivals are Brasil de Pelotas and Farroupilha. The first derby is known as Bra-Pel, while the second derby is known as Far-Pel.
The club usually plays its home games at Estádio Boca do Lobo, which is a stadium located in Pelotas, and it has a maximum capacity of 23,336 people.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.