São José Esporte Clube

São José Esporte Clube

Football club infobox
clubname = São José

fullname = São José Esporte Clube
nickname = "Águia do Vale (Eagle of the Valley)"
founded = 1933
ground = Martins Pereira,
São José dos Campos, Brazil
capacity = 18,500| chairman = Hélio Fontes
manager = André Luíz
league = Campeonato Paulista A2
season = 2008
position = 9th place out of 20

São José Esporte Clube, usually called São José, and nicknamed "Eagle of the Valley" ("Águia do Vale"), is the main football (soccer) team in São José dos Campos. It was founded on August 13, 1933. Its home stadium is Estádio Martins Pereira, capacity around 18,500.


On August 13, 1933, the sportsman Galiano Alves founded Esporte Clube São José, due to a dissidence with Associação Esportiva São José.

On March 8, 1964, São José became a professional club.

In December, 1976, due to a financial crisis, the club changed its name to São José Esporte Clube, with the purpose of not paying its debts. The club also changed its colors, which were black and white, to the current blue, yellow and white ones, and changed its logo.

In 1989, the club was runner-up of Campeonato Paulista, losing to São Paulo in the final, and runner-up of Campeonato Brasileiro Second Division, losing to Bragantino in the final, but being promoted to the following year's first division.

In 1996, São José won Copa Vale after defeating Aparecida in the final.

In 2003, the club was renamed to Esporte São José.

In 2005, the club returned to its previous name, São José Esporte Clube.

In 2006, São José moved back to Campeonato Paulista A-2.

Years in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A:
1982 Place: 12th out of 44
1990 Place: 19th out of 20


*Campeonato Paulista Third Division: 1965
*Campeonato Paulista Fourth Division: 1964
*Campeonato Paulista Série A2: 1972 and 1980
*Campeonato Paulista Special Division: 1987
*Campeonato Paulista First Division runner-up: 1989
*Campeonato Brasileiro Série B runner-up: 1989
*Copa Vale: 1996
*Campeonato Paulista A-3 runner-up: 2006

Notable Players

*Émerson Leão
*Sérgio Valentim
*Roque Junior
*Tião Marino


São José's stadium is Estádio Martins Pereira, inaugurated in 1970, with a maximum capacity of 20,000 people.On March 22, 1970, São José Esporte Clube played its first match in Estádio Martins Pereira. São José and Nacional (SP) drew 0-0.


The "Águia" ("Eagle") became the official mascot of São José in 1978, two years after São José changed their team colors. "Azulão do Vale" (Big Blue of the Valley) was the team's nickname before that, but they changed it to "Águia do Vale" when Águia became the team's mascot. The reason the chose Águia is because eagles are really driven animals and will fight to the end even against the odds.


The biggest rival of São José is Taubaté. The derby between the two clubs is known as "O Clássico do Vale do Paraíba" ("The Paraíba Valley Classic").

The team that São José played most against is Santo André.


Football kit box
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The 2008 kit is made by Champs and sponsored by Vale Sul shopping and Vale Saude. The number of the blue kit is white.Until December, 1976, the club played in black and white vertical striped shirts, black shorts and white socks, not unlike Corinthians away kit.

Important matches

*Finals of Campeonato Paulista A-1 198928/06 - São José - São Paulo 0-1
02/07 - São José - São Paulo 0-0
(Both games were in Morumbi in São Paulo)

*Tour of Spain 198917/08 - São José - Torrevieja 2-1
19/08 - São José - Palamós 1-1
21/08 - São José - Córdoba 0-0
22/08 - São José - Martos 0-0
24/08 - São José - Réus Desportivo 2-1
25/08 - São José - Atlético Palma 1-0
27/08 - São José - Mollerussa 3-1
28/08 - São José - Estepona 0-0
29/08 - São José - Portullano 2-1

External links

* [http://www.aasj.org.br/ São José E. C. Page]

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