Fortaleza Esporte Clube

Fortaleza Esporte Clube
Full name Fortaleza Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) Leão (The Lion)
Tricolor de Aço
(Steel Tricolor)
Founded 1918
Ground Castelão, Fortaleza, Brazil
(Capacity: 60,326)
Chairman Renan Vieira
Manager Marcinho
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C Campeonato Cearense
2010 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C eliminated in first stage Campeonato Cearense Champion
Home colours
Away colours

Fortaleza Esporte Clube, usually known as Fortaleza or Fortaleza EC, is primarily a football club, but is active in other sports such as futsal, handball and basketball. Fortaleza EC is based in Fortaleza, capital of the State of Ceará, Brazil. The club was founded on October 18, 1918, emerged from an earlier club called Stella, under the name Fortaleza Sporting Club.[1]

Fortaleza EC is one of the most traditional clubs in the Northeastern region of Brazil alongside EC Bahia, Vitória, Santa Cruz, Sport, Náutico and Ceará SC.

Biggest rivals are from the same city: Ceará SC and Ferroviário.

Club colours are red, blue and white.


Current sponsors

Lotto, Fiat and Prefeitura Municipal de Fortaleza.


  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
    • Player with most goals scored: Rinaldo (27 goals), in 2005 and 2006
    • Player with most goals scored in a single tournament: Rinaldo (16 goals), in 2005
  • All divisions taken in consideration
    • Player with most goals scored: Rinaldo (43 goals); in 2004 (14), 2005 (16), 2006 (11) and 2008 (2)


Main site is Alcides Santos Stadium, with capacity for 4,000 people, but the team also plays in Castelão, which is up about 60 326 supporters and Estádio Presidente Vargas, which had a 22 500 capacity, and is now undergoing refurbishment.

Past presidents

  • Alcides Santos
  • João Gentil
  • João César
  • Ney Rebouças
  • Aírton França Rebouças
  • Péricles Mulatinho
  • José Nestor Falcão
  • Osvaldo Azim
  • Ezequiel Menezes
  • Jorge Mota (1999-03)
  • Clayton Alcântara Veras (2004)
  • Ribamar Bezerra (2005–06)
  • Marcello Desidério (2007–08)
  • Lúcio Bonfim (2008–09)
  • Renan Vieira (2010)
  • Paulo Arthur Magalhães (2011)
  • Osmar Baquit (actual)

Current squad

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

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Fábio Lima
Brazil GK Marcelo Bonan
Brazil DF Gilmak
Brazil DF Dezinho
Brazil DF Márcio Gabriel
Brazil DF Júlio César
Brazil DF Rodrigo Antônio
Brazil DF Roniery
Brazil DF Roni Souza
Brazil MF Escobar
Brazil MF Ronaldão
Brazil MF Gustavo
Brazil MF Régis
Brazil MF Magal
Brazil MF Marcos Paulo
Brazil MF Pereira
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Isael (on loan from Grêmio)
Brazil MF William Fabro
Brazil MF Gabriel Pimba (on loan from Atlético Paranaense)
Brazil MF Rogério
Brazil MF Leandro Pereira
Brazil MF Russo
Brazil FW Vinícius
Brazil FW Léo Andrade
Brazil FW Gustavo Papa
Brazil FW Wellington Amorim
Brazil FW Rodrigo Dantas
Brazil FW Carlinhos Bala
Brazil FW Vavá
Brazil FW Patrick
Brazil FW Zé Augusto

Technical staff

Noted players

  • Brazil Adílton
  • Brazil Amilton Melo
  • Brazil Bececê
  • Brazil Beijoca
  • Brazil Bosco
  • Brazil Celso Gavião
  • Brazil Chinesinho
  • Brazil Clodoaldo
  • Brazil Croinha
  • Brazil Cícero Capacete
  • Brazil Daniel Frasson
  • Brazil Dude
  • Brazil Eliézer
  • Brazil Erandir
  • Brazil Frank
  • Brazil França
  • Brazil Geraldino Saravá
  • Brazil Juracy
  • Brazil Ronaldo Angelim
  • Brazil Sandro Preigschadt
  • Brazil Sapenha
  • Brazil Sílvio
  • Brazil Tangerina
  • Brazil Zé Raimundo
  • Equatorial Guinea Brazil André Neles (2005–08)


League Cup Ceará 2010
1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1933, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
1960, 1968
Runners Up: 2002, 2004


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