- Esporte Clube Vitória
Football club infobox
clubname = Vitória
fullname = Esporte Clube Vitória
nickname = "Leão da Barra" ("Lion from Barra")
founded = 1899
ground = Estádio Barradão, Salvador,
capacity = 32,000
chairman = Jorge Sampaio
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
season = 2007
Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
Esporte Clube Vitória, usually known simply as Vitória, is a Brazilian football team from Salvador in
Bahia, founded on May 13, 1899.
Vitória's home games are played in the club's own stadium (Manoel Barradas, capacity 32,000 [ [http://www.fussballtempel.net/conmebol/listeconmebol.html www.fussballtempel.net] ] ). They play in red and black horizontal striped shirts, black shorts and black socks. The stripes have changed in time: they are sometimes vertical, sometimes horizontal, sometimes wide, sometimes narrow.
The club was founded on
May 13, 1899, by the brothers Artur and Artêmio Valente. They were from a traditional Bahia family, and discovered football during their studies in England. Initially, however, Vitória was a cricket club named Club de Cricket Victoria.
May 22, 1901, Vitória played its first football match, at Campo da Pólvora, against International Sport Club, a team whose players were English seamen. Vitória beat International 3-2. Two months after that match, Vitória changed its original colors, which were black and white, to red and black, which are still in use.
September 13, 1903, Vitória beat Paulista settlement São Paulo-Bahia 2-0. This match was the club's first professional match.
In 1908, Vitória won its first title ever. The club won the
In 1998, was founded the Vitória S/A (short for "Vitória Sociedade Anônima"), which is an incorporated company created to manage the club's professional football businesses.
In 2004, Vitória, after a poor campaign, was relegated to the Brazilian Second Division.
In 2005, the club disputed the Brazilian Second Division, ending in 17th, being relegated to the Third Division.
In 2007, Vitória played the Brazilian Second Division and was promoted back to the Brazilian First Division after finishing in 4th place. This means the club managed to return from the lowest Brazilian division to its original place in the First Division in only two years.
Campeonato do Nordestein 1997, 1999 and 2003.
* 24 state championships (in 1908, 1909, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1965, 1972, 1980, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008).
* Brazilian Championship runner-up in 1993.
Campeonato Brasileiro Série Brunner-up in 1992.
Campeonato Brasileiro Série Crunner-up in 2006.
Torneio Maria Quitéria: 1996
Dallas Cup: 1996 and 1997.
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores: 1994.
* Victor Hugo Aristizabal
* Alex Alves
Julián Viáfara"(on loan from Atlético Paranaense)"Fs player|no=|nat=BRA|pos=GK|name= Gléguer"Fs player|no=|nat=BRA|pos=DF|name=Carlos Alberto"(on loan from Atlético Paranaense)"Fs player|no=|nat=BRA|pos=DF|name=Thiago Gomes"(on loan from Palmeiras)"Fs player|no=|nat=BRA|pos=MF|name=Renan"(on loan from São Paulo)"Fs player|no=|nat=BRA|pos=FW|name=Rodrigão"(on loan from Atlético Paranaense)"Fs player|no=|nat=ARG|pos=FW|name= Mariano Trípodi"(on loan from Santos)"
2008 Season Transfers
List of Brazilian football transfers 2008
The club's mascot is a lion named Lelê Leão (Lion), and, according to Vitória's official site, his objective is to stimulate the club's supporters and players on match days.
* [http://www.jovemrubronegro.com.br Jovem Rubro-Negro]
* [http://www.leoesdafiel.com.br Leões da Fiel]
* [http://www.osimbativeis.com.br Os Imbatíveis]
* [http://www.ecvitoria.com.br/ Official Site]
* [http://www.leaodabarra.com.br/ Leaodabarra.com]
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