- Sampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube
Football club infobox
clubname = Sampaio Corrêa
fullname = Sampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube
founded = 1923
ground = Castelão
capacity = 70,000
Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
season = 2007
position = Eliminated in second stage
Sampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube, usually known as Sampaio Corrêa, is a
Brazilian football club from São Luís, Maranhãostate, founded on March 25, 1923.
The club's colors are yellow, green and red. Sampaio Corrêa's nickname is "
Bolivianos" (meaning "Bolivians") because its colors are similar to the Bolivian ones. The club is also nicknamed "Tricolor de Aço" (meaning "Steel Tricolour"). The club's mascot is a shark.
March 25, 1923, the club was founded as Associação Sampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube. Abrahão Andrade was the Sampaio Corrêa's first president. The club is named after a seaplanecalled Sampaio Corrêa II, which visited the city of São Luís on December 12, 1922, and was commanded by two pilots, the Brazilian Pinto Martins and the American Walter Milton. On April 26, 1925the club played its first official match. Sampaio Corrêa beat Luso Brasileiro 1-0. The goal was scored by Lobo.
In 1997, the club won the Campeonato Brasileiro Third Division, after beating Francana 3-1 in the last match, and was promoted to the following year's Second Division. In 1998, Sampaio Corrêa won the
Copa Norte, beating São Raimundo in the final. In the same year, the club reached Copa CONMEBOL's semifinal round. Sampaio Corrêa beat América de Natal in the first round, Deportes Quindíoof Colombiain the second round, and was eliminated by Santos in the semifinals.
Campeonato Brasileiro Série B:
** Winners (1): 1972
Campeonato Brasileiro Série C:
** Winners (1): 1997
** Winners (1): 1998
** Winners (29): 1930, 1933, 1934, 1940, 1942, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2003
Its home matches are usually played at Castelão stadium, which has a maximum capacity of 70,000 people.
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