Brasilien - Serie B 11/25 20:00 38 [11] Ceara v Juventude [3] L 1-3
Brasilien - Serie B 11/18 20:00 37 [7] Vila Nova v Ceara [11] L 3-1
Brasilien - Serie B 11/12 18:45 36 [11] Ceara v Mirassol [8] W 2-0
Brasilien - Serie B 11/04 20:00 35 [12] Botafogo SP v Ceara [11] D 2-2
Brasilien - Serie B 10/27 22:00 34 [11] Ceara v Sport Recife [2] W 2-1
Brasilien - Serie B 10/22 21:00 33 [15] Avai v Ceara [11] L 1-0
Brasilien - Serie B 10/14 21:30 32 [11] Ceara v Sampaio Correa [13] D 0-0
Brasilien - Serie B 10/07 00:30 31 [10] CRB v Ceara [11] L 2-0
Brasilien - Serie B 10/01 21:00 30 [11] Ceara v Atletico GO [7] L 0-1
Brasilien - Serie B 09/23 20:00 29 [17] Chapecoense v Ceara [11] D 1-1
Brasilien - Serie B 09/19 00:00 28 [7] Novorizontino v Ceara [10] L 4-1
Brasilien - Serie B 09/07 00:30 27 [10] Ceara v Londrina [19] W 3-1


Matches played 61 30 31
Wins 27 19 8
Draws 16 5 11
Losses 18 6 12
Goals for 88 48 40
Goals against 70 28 42
Clean sheets 18 13 5
Failed to score 17 6 11

Wikipedia - Ceará Sporting Club

Ceará Sporting Club, or simply Ceará, is a Brazilian professional football club from the city of Fortaleza, capital city of the Brazilian state of Ceará.

Founded on June 2, 1914, Ceará is one of the most traditionally successful clubs in the Northeast region of Brazil alongside Bahia, Santa Cruz, Sport, Náutico, Vitória and their city rivals Fortaleza.

Ceará is the only team in the state and one of the few in Brazil to have never been relegated below Serie B. It is also the club with the most participations in the Serie A of the state. However, despite spending most of its existence in series B, it never won this title. Unlike its rival, who was national champion in the year of its centenary. In the northeast there is the "G7" of the biggest clubs in the northeast, namely Fortaleza, Bahia, Sport, Vitoria, Nautico and Santa Cruz, and Ceará, with the famous "kanal team" being the only one that has never won a national title.


On June 2, 1914, the club was founded as Rio Branco Football Club by Luiz Esteves Junior and Pedro Freire. Later, seventeen members joined the club. As Rio Branco Football Club, the team colors were white and lilac. In 1915, on their first birthday, the club changed its name to Ceará Sporting Club, and later won their first title in 1922.

In 1941, Ceará won the Campeonato Cearense, the same year of the inauguration of Estadio Presidente Vargas. From 1961 to 1963, the club was three times consecutive state champion. In 1969, Ceará won the Northeast Cup. In 1964, Ceara finished third in Serie A, their best campaign in the top flight to date.

In 1970 the club ended a seven-year state championship title drought. In 1971, Ceará was the last placed team in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A first edition. From 1975 to 1978, the club was state champion four times in a row.

In 1985, Ceará finished seventh in the league, their second best ever position In 1994, the club finished as Brazilian Cup runners-up, beaten by Grêmio in the final. In 1995, Ceará participated in the Copa CONMEBOL, the club's first international championship, becoming the only club of Ceará State to play an international tournament. In 1996, the team administrator was Forró bands businessman Emanuel Gurgel. The team changed its home shirt color to all black. Because of this, the team was nicknamed "Urubu do Nordeste" (Northeast Vulture). From 1996 to 1999, the club was state champion four times in a row .

In 2005, Ceará reached the Copa do Brasil semifinals, where the club was defeated by Fluminense.

In 2010, after a 17-year absence, Ceará was promoted back to the Brazilian League, after finishing third in the 2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In their first campaign back, Ceara had a great start, unbeaten for eight matches and kicking off their campaign with a win against champions Fluminense. However, their form began to drop with a run of only one victory in twelve matches, including a heavy 5–0 loss to Avaí. Ceara eventually finished in 12th position, achieving a place in the Copa Sudamericana.

In the 2011 Copa Sudamericana, they were eliminated by Sao Paulo in the first round, despite having won the first leg. Later that year, Ceará reached the Copa do Brasil semi-finals. Vozao ended Ronaldinho's Flamengo's unbeaten streak in the quarter-finals with a victory in the Engenhao, then drew the home game, eliminating the Rio de Janeiro team in a notorious upset. Ceará, however, was defeated by Coritiba in the semi-finals. Also that year, they won their first Campeonato Cearense in five years, paving the way for four consecutive state titles from 2011 to 2014. However, the club was relegated from the Serie A. After having began the season poorly, a run of four wins in seven matches seemed to steer the club to safety in the ninth position after a win against Athletico Paranaense, but then a spell with only one win in thirteen matches, including four successive defeats brought them into the relegation zone, and their relegation was confirmed with a loss to Bahia.

In February 2014, the Cidade Vozao – Luis Campos Training center was inaugurated. This is where the club houses its youth teams and where the first-team trains.

In 2015, Ceara won their first Copa do Nordeste, eliminating Vitoria on away goals before defeating Bahia over two legs. However, the team struggled in Série B, only finishing two points above the relegation zone. In 2018, they achieved promotion and finished 15th in the league that season. In 2020, the club won their second Copa do Nordeste, finished eleventh in Serie A, and gained qualification to the Copa Sudamericana, their first in a decade.

In 2021, they finished eleventh again, and qualified for the 2022 Copa Sudamericana, where they had a great campaign, winning all matches in the group stage which included powerhouse Independiente de Avellaneda, then beating The Strongest 5–1 on aggregate before losing to finalists São Paulo on penalties in the quarter-finals. However, the Copa Sudamericana campaign put stress on the squad and they were not able to keep up with the pace of the league, causing relegation after a seventeenth-placed finish.