Goiás Esporte Clube

Full name Goiás Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) Verdão (Big Green)
Esmeraldino (Emerald Green)
Founded April 6, 1943 (1943-04-06)
Stadium Serra Dourada, Goiânia, Brazil
Ground Capacity 41,574
President Sérgio Rassi
Head coach Gilson Kleina
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Goiano
2016 Série B, 13th
Goiano, 1st
Website Club home page

Goiás Esporte Clube, also known as Goiás, is a Brazilian sports club, best known for its association football team, located in Goiânia, Goiás state. Biggest club of the Central-Western, Goiás have won the Brazilian's second tier Série B twice, also 26 Campeonato Goiano and 3 Copa Centro-Oeste. Goiás' football team has been a mainstay in premiere Brazilian league Série A, been promoted to Latin America's Copa Libertadores thrice and South America's Copa Sudamericana six times.

Its main rival is Vila Nova. Goiás has a wide advantage in derbies 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 10,000 people. However, the club plays several matches at Estádio Serra Dourada, built in 1975, with a maximum capacity of 54,048 people.


In its first year of existence, it was said that Goiás had only 33 fans, alluding to the few fans who had at that time.

It is currently club with the largest amount of fans of Goiás, the North and Midwest regions of Brazil, according to a survey conducted by the Gallup Institute Placar,[1] Serpes, Fortiori and Pluri Consultoria..

Following the research, Esmeraldino of Central Brazil has the 16th largest fans in Brazil, with 1.6 million fans.



Founded on May 23, 1997, from the extinction of the Green Hell, with the goal of creating an association of fans really emerald, and they had the same thought, love Goias Esporte Clube.

And fulfilling your goals and your ideal Jovem Goiás Force managed to win the support and respect among all the emerald, thus becoming the most vibrant and passionate, which now has approximately 12,000 associates.


Headquarters Serrinha

Administrative Headquarters

Edmo Pinheiro Sports and Recreation Center

Park Anhanguera

The mini-forest with native trees.

Coimbra Bueno Center

Aparecida de Goiânia


Domestic competitions

Winners (2): 1999, 2012
Runner-up (1): 1994
Winners (26): 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
Winners (3): 2000, 2001, 2002
Runner-up (1): 1990


Runner-up (1): 2010

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A record


Copa Libertadores record


Copa Sudamericana record


Current squad

As of 25 August 2016[2]

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 Ivan
Brazil GK Márcio
Brazil GK Matheus
Brazil GK Paulo Henrique
Brazil GK Renan
Brazil DF Alex Alves
Brazil DF Anderson Salles
Brazil DF Artur (on loan from Fluminense)
Brazil DF David Duarte
Brazil DF Ednei
Brazil DF Felipe Macedo
Brazil DF Mário Sérgio
Brazil DF Wesley Matos
Brazil DF Everton
Brazil DF Jefferson
Brazil DF Johnatan
Brazil DF Juninho
Brazil DF Sueliton
Brazil MF Adriano
Brazil MF David
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Patrick
Brazil MF Péricles
Brazil MF Rezende
Brazil MF Túlio
Brazil MF Willian (on loan from Fluminense)
Brazil MF Daniel Carvalho
Brazil MF Higor Leite (on loan from Fluminense)
Brazil MF Jhon Cley
Brazil MF Léo Lima
Brazil MF Léo Sena
Brazil MF Liniker
Brazil MF Murilo
Brazil MF Thalles
Brazil FW Carlos Eduardo
Brazil FW Cassiano
Brazil FW Cléo
Brazil FW Léo Gamalho
Brazil FW Marcão (on loan from Atlético-PR)
Brazil FW Rossi
Brazil FW Walter (on loan from FC Porto)

Reserve team

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 Moreira
Brazil DF Clayton Sales
Brazil DF Moura
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Léo Teles
Brazil FW Sandes Neto
Brazil FW Jarlan

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 DF Baiano (to URT)
Brazil MF Pither (to Anápolis)
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Ramires (to Botafogo-SP)
Brazil FW Danilo (to Anápolis)

Technical staff



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