Brazílie - Serie B 11/25 20:00 38 [11] Ceara v Juventude [3] L 1-3
Brazílie - Serie B 11/18 20:00 37 [7] Vila Nova v Ceara [11] L 3-1
Brazílie - Serie B 11/12 18:45 36 [11] Ceara v Mirassol [8] W 2-0
Brazílie - Serie B 11/04 20:00 35 [12] Botafogo SP v Ceara [11] D 2-2
Brazílie - Serie B 10/27 22:00 34 [11] Ceara v Sport Recife [2] W 2-1
Brazílie - Serie B 10/22 21:00 33 [15] Avai v Ceara [11] L 1-0
Brazílie - Serie B 10/14 21:30 32 [11] Ceara v Sampaio Correa [13] D 0-0
Brazílie - Serie B 10/07 00:30 31 [10] CRB v Ceara [11] L 2-0
Brazílie - Serie B 10/01 21:00 30 [11] Ceara v Atlético GO [7] L 0-1
Brazílie - Serie B 09/23 20:00 29 [17] Chapecoense v Ceara [11] D 1-1
Brazílie - Serie B 09/19 00:00 28 [7] Novorizontino v Ceara [10] L 4-1
Brazílie - 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 Ceará, as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from the city of Fortaleza, capital city of the Brazilian state of Ceará, founded on June 2, 1914, by Luís Esteves and Pedro Freire. 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.


On June 2, 1914, the club was founded as Rio Branco Football Club by Luiz Esteves Junior and Pedro Freire. Later, some of their friends also joined: Gilberto Gurgel, Walter Barroso, Raimundo Justa, Newton Rôla, Bolívar Purcell, Aluísio Mamede, Orlando Olsen, José Elias Romcy, Isaías Façanha de Andrade, Raimundo Padilha, Rolando Emílio, Meton Alencar Pinto, Gotardo Morais, Artur de Albuquerque, Cincinato Costa, Carlos Calmon and Eurico Medeiros. 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.

In 1941, Ceará won the Campeonato Cearense, the same year of the inauguration of Presidente Vargas stadium. From 1961 to 1963, the club was three times consecutive state champion. In 1969, Ceará won the Northeast Cup.

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

In 1985, Ceará finished 7th in the Brazilian League. This is the best league position of the club in the Brazilian Championships. In 1994, the club finished 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 2002, Ceará won the state championship, for the first time in three years. In 2005, Ceará reached the Copa do Brasil semifinals. The club was defeated by Fluminense. In 2006, the club won the state championship after 4 years without winning the competition.

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. They finished in 12th position, achieving a place in the 2011 Copa Sudamericana.

In 2011, Ceará reached the 2011 Copa do Brasil semi-finals. Ceará ended Ronaldinho's Flamengo's unbeaten streak in the previous round winning the away game, and drew the home game, eliminating the Rio de Janeiro team in a notorious upset. Ceará, however, was defeated by Coritiba in the semi-finals.