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Goiás Esporte Clube

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Full nameGoiás Esporte Clube
Nickname(s)Verdão (Big Green)
Esmeraldino (Emerald Green)
FoundedApril 6, 1943; 76 years ago (1943-04-06)
GroundEstádio da Serrinha, Goiânia, Brazil
PresidentMarcelo Almeida
Head coachClaudinei Oliveira
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Goiano
2018Série B, 4th (promoted)
Goiano, 1st
WebsiteClub website

Goiás Esporte Clube is a Brazilian sports club, best known for its association football team, located in Goiânia, Goiás state. It's the biggest club of the Central-Western. Goiás has won Brazilian's second tier Série B twice, also 28 Campeonato Goiano and 3 Copa Centro-Oeste. Goiás' football team has been a mainstay in premiere Brazilian league Série A and has been promoted to Latin America's Copa Libertadores twice and South America's Copa Sudamericana six times. Its main rival is Vila Nova. Goiás has a wide advantage in matches between the two teams.


On April 6, 1943, in a meeting among friends at Lino Barsi's home, Goiás Esporte Clube was founded. In 1973, the team was promoted to the first division of Campeonato Brasileiro. In 1998, the team joined the Clube dos 13 (Clube dos 13 is an organization composed by the greatest teams of Brazil). They won the Série B in 1999 and 2012.


Goiás' stadium is Serrinha, with a maximum capacity of 9,900 people. However, the club plays several matches at Estádio Serra Dourada, built in 1975, with a maximum capacity of 41,574 people.


In its first year of existence, it was said that Goiás had only 33 fans. It is currently the soccer club with the largest number of fans in Goiás, the North and Midwest regions of Brazil, according to a survey conducted by the Gallup Institute Placar,[1] Serpes, Fortiori and Pluri Consultoria..

Esmeraldino of Central Brazil was found to have the 16th largest number of fans in Brazil, with 1.6 million fans.



  • Força Jovem Goiás

Founded on May 23, 1997, from the extinction of the Green Hell, with the goal of creating an association of fans that really loved Goiás.Jovem Goiás fans managed to win the support and respect among all the emerald, thus becoming the most vibrant and passionate, which now has approximately 12,000 fans.

Headquarters Serrinha

Administrative Headquarters
Stadium Hailé Pinheiro
  • Serrinha Stadium (Stadium Haile Pinheiro): capacity: 9.900 spectators.
  • Gymnasium covered with capacity for 3,000 people.
  • Complete structure of concentration for the athletes.
  • 2 grasslands training for students of the Little School Sports Initiation.
  • A 25m swimming pool and indoor semi-Olympic heated for Sports Initiation.
  • Parking for 300 vehicles.
  • 2 sand courts for volleyball and lighted futvôlei.
  • Runs to 1-kilometer jogging.
  • Area available for conduct of parties.

Edmo Pinheiro Sports and Recreation Center

Park Anhanguera
  • 4 grasslands officers.
  • Changing rooms with custom closets (with photo of each player), air conditioning, showers, hot tubs, and special chairs.
  • Technical Committee room with computers, TV and DVD and meeting table, besides an exclusive locker room with shower and toilet.
  • Medical Department
  • Gym
  • Recreation area with kiosk and barbecue.
  • 3 soccer fields.
  • Lake natural.

The mini-forest with native trees.

  • Playground amusement.

Coimbra Bueno Center

Aparecida de Goiânia
  • Training Center.
  • Assistance to needy children in the south, and Goiânia.
  • Jogging track.
  • 200 grasslands.


Domestic competitions

Winners (2): 1999, 2012
Runner-up (1): 1994
Winners (28): 1966, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Winners (3): 2000, 2001, 2002
Runner-up (1): 1990


Runner-up (1): 2010

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A record

Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position
1971 - 1981 24th 1991 15th 2001 10th 2011 -
1972 - 1982 33rd 1992 17th 2002 12th 2012 -
1973 13th 1983 7th 1993 26th 2003 9th 2013 6th
1974 21st 1984 14th 1994 - 2004 6th 2014 12th
1975 17th 1985 35th 1995 8th 2005 3rd 2015 19th
1976 30th 1986 23rd 1996 4th 2006 8th
1977 35th 1987 13th 1997 19th 2007 16th
1978 14th 1988 13th 1998 22nd 2008 8th
1979 7th 1989 10th 1999 - 2009 9th
1980 - 1990 10th 2000 10th 2010 19th

Copa Libertadores record

Year Position
2006 20th

Copa Sudamericana record

Year Position
2004 14th
2005 33rd
2007 13th
2009 12th
2010 2nd
2014 12th
2015 27th


Current squad

As of 16 May 2019

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

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Marcos
2 Brazil DF Kevin
3 Brazil DF David Duarte
4 Brazil DF Rafael Vaz
5 Brazil MF Geovane
6 Brazil MF Yago Felipe (on loan from Vitória)
7 Brazil MF Renatinho (on loan from Mirassol)
9 Brazil FW Rafael Moura
10 Brazil MF Marlone (on loan from Corinthians)
11 Brazil FW Michael
13 Brazil DF Jefferson
14 Brazil DF Yago Mendonça
15 Brazil DF Daniel Guedes (on loan from Santos)
20 Brazil MF Léo Sena
21 Brazil DF Paulo Ricardo (on loan from Sion)
23 Brazil GK Tadeu (on loan from Ferroviária)
25 Brazil FW Rafinha
No. Position Player
26 Brazil MF Jean Carlos
27 Brazil DF Fábio Sanches
28 Brazil MF Alan Ruschel (on loan from Chapecoense)
29 Brazil MF Gilberto Júnior
30 Uruguay FW Leandro Barcia
32 Brazil DF Yago Rocha
33 Brazil DF Yago (on loan from Corinthians)
34 Brazil DF Breno
77 Brazil FW Kayke (on loan from Yokohama Marinos)
86 Brazil DF Marcelo Hermes (on loan from Cruzeiro)
88 Brazil GK Marcelo Rangel
89 Brazil MF Giovanni Augusto (on loan from Corinthians)
94 Brazil GK Matheus
97 Brazil FW Giovanny (on loan from Athletico-PR)
98 Brazil MF Thalles
Brazil DF Lucão
Brazil FW Papagaio (on loan from Palmeiras)

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Paulo Henrique (to Tupi-MG)
Brazil DF Yago Rocha (to Aparecidense)
Brazil MF Alisson Taddei (to Aparecidense)
Brazil MF Léo Teles (to Aparecidense)
Brazil MF Madison (to FK Senica)
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Liniker (to Aparecidense)
Brazil MF Murilo (to Aparecidense)
Brazil MF Péricles (to Tupi-MG)
Brazil FW Ricardo Verza (to Drita)

Technical staff



  1. ^ "Pesquisa: Goiás detém a maior torcida em Goiânia. Vila em segundo" (in Portuguese). Portal 730. August 18, 2009.

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