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Figueirense FC

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Ground Capacity  19,584
Head coach  Marquinhos Santos
Founded  1921
Manager  Marquinhos Santos
President  Wilfredo Brillinger
2015  Série A, 16º
Arena/Stadium  Estádio Orlando Scarpelli
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Full name  Figueirense Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)  Figueira (The Fig Tree); Furacão (Hurricane) Máquina do Estreito (Estreito's Machine) Alvinegro (White Blacks)
League  Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Location  Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Figueirense Futebol Clube, also known as Figueirense ([fiɡejˈɾẽsi]), is a Brazilian football club based in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina. Their home stadium is Estádio Orlando Scarpelli, also known as Scarpelão, with a capacity of 19,584.

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In the state of Santa Catarina, Figueirense is the club that more often participated in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, with 16 holdings by 2015.

History

The club was founded as Figueirense Football Club on June 12, 1921. The club is named Figueirense after the neighborhood where it is located, in Centro 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 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 in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. In 1974, the team won Catarinense again.

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 Second Division runner-up, and was promoted to the following year's First Division. 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-SP 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.

Some famous players that played on Figueirense on the last decade are Edmundo, Loco Abreu, André Santos, Roberto Firmino, Filipe Luís, Cleiton Xavier, Felipe Santana, Michel Bastos and others.

First team squad

As of 15 September 2016.

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

Out on loan

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

Stadium

Figueirense's stadium is Estádio Orlando Scarpelli, built in 1961, with a maximum capacity of 19,584 people. In 2005, Orlando Scarpelli became an all-seater stadium.

Achievements

  • Copa do Brasil: 0
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série B: 0
  • Campeonato Catarinense: 17
  • Copa Santa Catarina: 2
  • Torneio Mercosul: 1
  • Mascot

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

    References

    Figueirense FC Wikipedia


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