Ferroviário Atlético Clube (CE)

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Full nameFerroviário Atlético Clube
Nickname(s)Tubarão da Barra (Barra's Shark)
Ferrão (Big Iron)
Time Proletário (Proletarian Team)
Founded9 May 1933; 91 years ago (1933-05-09)
GroundEstádio Elzir Cabral
PresidentNewton Filho
Head coachRoberto Fonseca
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série C
Campeonato Cearense
Série D, 1st of 64 (champions)
Cearense, 4th of 10
WebsiteClub website

Ferroviário Atlético Clube, commonly referred to as Ferroviário, is a Brazilian professional club based in Fortaleza, Ceará founded on 9 May 1933. It competes in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, the third tier of Brazilian football, as well as in the Campeonato Cearense, the top flight of the Ceará state football league.


The club was founded after two amateur soccer teams, named Matapasto and Jurubeba fused, and after RVC (Rede de Viação Cearense, "Cearense Transit Net"), a railroad company, wanted to have a team playing in Campeonato Cearense. On May 9, 1933 the team was founded as Ferroviário Foot-Ball Club. The club changed its name to Ferroviário Atlético Clube after some time.

In 1937, Ferroviário won its first title, the Campeonato Cearense Second Division, being promoted to the following year's first division. In 1945, the club won its first state championship, the Campeonato Cearense, after beating Maguari 3-1 in the final. In 1968, Ferroviário won the Campeonato Cearense without losing a single match.

On December 6, 2005, a Ferroviário player, Alessandro, died during a training at Vila Olímpica Elzir Cabral.




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