Associação Atlética Ponte Preta

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Ponte Preta
Escudo Oficial Ponte Preta.png
Full nameAssociação Atlética Ponte Preta
Nickname(s)Macaca (female monkey)
FoundedAugust 11, 1900;120 years ago (1900-08-11)
Ground Estádio Moisés Lucarelli
Capacity19,722
PresidentSebastião Arcanjo (Tiãozinho)
Head coach Marcelo Oliveira
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Paulista
2019
2020
Série B, 11th
Paulista, 4th
Website Club website
Estadio Moises Lucarelli Fachada do Estadio Moises Lucarelli.JPG
Estádio Moisés Lucarelli

Associação Atlética Ponte Preta (Portuguese pronunciation:  [ɐsosjɐˈsɐ̃w ɐˈtlɛtʃikɐ ˈpõtʃi ˈpɾetɐ] ), commonly referred to as simply Ponte Preta, is a Brazilian association football club in Campinas, São Paulo. They currently play in the Série B, the second tier of Brazilian football, as well as in the Campeonato Paulista Série A1, the top tier of the São Paulo state football league.

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Ponte Preta is also known as Macaca. Ponte Preta's biggest rival is from the same city, Guarani, against whom matches are known as derby (dérbi in Portuguese). They are known as "pontepretanos". Ponte Preta is the second oldest football team established in Brazil still in activity, founded on August 11, 1900, the oldest being Sport Club Rio Grande, of Rio Grande do Sul.

History

Ponte Preta was founded on August 11, 1900 by Colégio Culto à Ciência students Miguel do Carmo (nicknamed "Migué"), Luiz Garibaldi Burghi, (nicknamed "Gigette") and Antonio de Oliveira (nicknamed "Tonico Campeão"), nearby a black painted wood railroad bridge, so the name Ponte Preta (which means "black bridge", in English). Ponte Preta's first president was Pedro Vieira da Silva.

The team's history is directly intertwined with the railroad business that was flourishing in its city of Campinas. Most of the people involved with the foundation of the team were residents of the working class neighbourhood by the railroad. One of the team's first nicknames was the "Train of August 11th". Ponte's stadium, the Estádio Moisés Lucarelli, is located right by the railroad in a way where it is possible to see it when inside the stadium, and according to the fans, when the train passes by during a game, it is a sign of good luck to come for the team.

Ponte Preta is recognized, by FIFA, as one of the first teams in the Americas to accept black players, since its foundation in 1900. The club claims to be the first football team ever to have a black player in their roster, that player being the before mentioned Miguel do Carmo, who was part of their first squad. [1] It is also the first countryside team to play a national competition, in 1970.

Pelé's last match in Brazil was against Ponte Preta. On September 2, 1974, at Vila Belmiro stadium, Santos defeated Ponte Preta 2–0.

Ponte Preta lost the Campeonato Paulista final to Corinthians in 1977 in a controversial game that ended in a 2–1 final score.[ citation needed ] Rui Rey, an important piece of the Ponte Preta team, was shown a red card early in the game. Ponte Preta were considered the favorites for the championship that year.

On November 27, 2013, at the Romildo Ferreira stadium, Ponte Preta reached the 2013 Sudamericana final by defeating São Paulo (4–2 on aggregate) in the semi finals. It was a historical time for the club, which was playing its first international cup. The final was against Lanús, a Traditional Argentine team, with Ponte Preta finishing as runner up.

Honours

Copa São Paulo de Juniores:

Campeonato Paulista Série A2:

Campeonato Paulista do Interior:

Copa Sudamericana:

Achievements time line

  • 1912: Champions – Liga Campineira de Futebol
  • 1928: ChampionsCampeonato Paulista da Divisão Principal – 2º quadro (L.A.F.)
  • 1929: Champions – Campeonato Paulista da Divisão Principal – 2º quadro (L.A.F.)
  • 1951: Champions – State Amateur Championship (45 games unbeaten)
  • 1969: Champions – Campeonato Paulista – Divisão de Accesso
  • 1970: Runner-up Campeonato Paulista
  • 1977: Runner-up Campeonato Paulista
  • 1979: Runner-up Campeonato Paulista
  • 1981: Champions – Campeonato Paulista Championship First Stage
  • 1981: Runner-up – Campeonato Paulista
  • 1981: Third placed – Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
  • 1981: ChampionsCopa São Paulo de Juniores
  • 1982: Champions – Copa São Paulo de Juniores
  • 1991: Champions – Campeonato Paulista de Aspirantes

Stadium

Ponte Preta's stadium is Estádio Moisés Lucarelli, also known as "Majestoso", or "Estádio Majestoso" (Portuguese for Majestic Stadium), built in 1948, by its own fan's material and work.

Its maximum capacity is of 19,722 people, nowadays. The biggest public in it was in a State's Championship in 1970, against Santos, with an official public of 33,000, but it is said that there were about 40,000 people, as the gates were broken down.

Its nickname is "Majestoso", meaning the "Majestic One" because it was the third largest stadium in Brazil at the time of its inauguration (only smaller than Pacaembu, in São Paulo and São Januário, in Rio de Janeiro).

In Majestoso's entrance hall there is a bust of the stadium's founder, Moisés Lucarelli (after whom the venue is named) facing the outside. In 2000, after a long series of defeats some superstitious fans argued that the founder ought to see the team playing and the bust was rotated 180 degrees. As the team's performance did not improve noticeably, the statue was put back in its original position.[ citation needed ]

Supporters

Ponte Preta supporters are known as "pontepretanos". A club from Maceió, Alagoas, adopted a similar name and colors as the Campinas club. There is a Norwegian futsal club named after Ponte Preta. [2]

Rivalry

Associação Atlética Ponte Preta's biggest rival is from the same city: Guarani. The games between Ponte Preta and Guarani, known as derby (dérbi in Portuguese), are usually preceded by a week of tension, provocations and also fights in the city of Campinas.

It is a centenary rivalry (the first being held on March 24, 1912), the greatest in Brazil's countryside and one of the most intense in the whole country.

Symbols

The club's mascot is a female monkey (Macaca) wearing Ponte Preta's home kit. It was initially intended as a derogatory term, reflecting the racism against the club (one of the first Brazilian teams to accept blacks, having been even refused participation in championships due to this) and its fans. This co-option of a derogatory term as team mascot was copied by Palmeiras fans, who adopted the pig as their mascot instead of taking offense from it, and other teams.

Ultras

Placar magazine's Silver Ball Prize winners while playing on Ponte Preta

Basketball

Ponte Preta had one of the most powerful teams in the history of Brazilian female Basketball during the early 1990s, winning the World Club Championship twice. [3]

Current squad

As of 12 November 2020

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Ivan (captain)
3 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Luizão
4 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Ruan Renato
5 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Dawhan (on loan from Santa Rita)
6 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Guilherme Lazaroni (on loan from Portimonense)
7 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Neto Moura (on loan from Mirassol)
8 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Bruno Reis
9 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Matheus Peixoto (on loan from Red Bull Bragantino)
10 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Camilo
11 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Bruno Rodrigues (on loan from Tombense)
12 GK Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Ygor Vinhas
14 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Ernandes
15 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Luan Dias (on loan from Água Santa)
16 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Yuri
17 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Luís Oyama (on loan from Mirassol)
18 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Danrley
19 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Guilherme Pato (on loan from Internacional)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
20 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Vinícius Zanocelo
21 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Moisés (on loan from Concórdia)
22 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Apodi
23 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Alisson
25 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Vander (on loan from Tombense)
26 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Léo
27 FW Flag of Senegal.svg  SEN Papa Faye
29 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA João Veras
30 GK Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Guilherme
33 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Wanderley
34 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Wellington Carvalho (on loan from Tombense)
44 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Rayan (on loan from Ferroviária)
50 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Cléber Reis (on loan from Santos)
71 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Léo Pereira
75 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Barreto (on loan from Criciúma)
99 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Tiago Orobó (on loan from Fortaleza)
GK Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Luan Ribeiro

Reserve team

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Matheus Alexandre (on loan from Corinthians)
MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Igor Maduro

Out on loan

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Jeferson (on loan to Botafogo-SP)

Head coaches

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References

Websites

  1. "Folha de S.Paulo - Clube quer que Fifa reconheça "democracia" - 12/12/2010". www1.folha.uol.com.br. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  2. "Ponte Preta Norway". Indoor Football. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  3. Ponte Preta Official Website Archived December 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine

Books

  1. O Início de uma Paixão: a fundação e os primeiros anos da Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, José Moraes dos Santos Neto, Editora Komedi, 2000
  2. História da Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, em sete volumes: 1900–2000, Sérgio Rossi, R. Vieira Gráfica, 2001