|Full name||Treze Futebol Clube|
|Nickname(s)||Galo da Borborema (Borborema's Rooster)|
|Founded||September 7, 1925|
|Ground||Estádio Presidente Vargas|
|Capacity||8,885 (Presidente Vargas)|
|Head coach||Flávio Araújo|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série C|
|Série D, 2nd (promoted)|
Treze Futebol Clube is a Brazilian football team from Campina Grande in Paraíba, founded on September 7, 1925. Historically, the club has competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A several times. Recently, the club has competed only in lower divisions of the national league, the Copa do Brasil, the regional Copa do Nordeste and the Paraíba State Championship
The main rival of Treze is Campinense, another traditional football club from Campina Grande. They have a long-standing rivalry, being collectively known as the Maiorais. This is considered as the most important derby in the countryside of Brazil. There is also a rivalry between Treze and Botafogo (PB), a football club from João Pessoa (Paraíba's capital), due to some historical issues between the two cities.
The club was founded on September 7, 1925 by Antônio Fernandes Bioca and twelve other football fans. The group usually played football at a field which is now João Pessoa street. Antônio Fernandes Bioca introduced football to Paraíba, after bringing the first football to the state.
In 1925, Treze's first team was José Rodolfo, José Casado, Alberto Santos, Zacarias Ribeiro "Cotó" and Plácido Veras "Guiné", Eurico, Zacarias do Ó, José Eloy, Olívio Barreto, Osmundo Lima and José de Castro.
Treze's first official match was played on 1 May 1926, at Campo dos Currais, which is now the site of a public market. Treze beat Palmeiras, an established team from the state capital João Pessoa, 1-0. Plácido Veras (known as Guiné), one of the thirteen founders of the club, scored the goal, to become the scorer of the first official Treze goal.
In 1939, Treze became the first team from outside the metropolitan region of João Pessoa to enter the Campeonato Paraibano. They won their first title in 1940 and have a total of 15 championship titles.
In 1966, Treze won the Campeonato Paraibabo undefeated, recording 12 victories and 2 draws, and conceding only 5 goals
Treze have competed in the top tier of the Brazilian football league system a total of 9 times, including the combined tournaments held in 1986, 1987 and 2000. They have competed a further 7 times in the second tier, 12 times in the third tier and 5 times in the fourth tier. They have gained promotion twice from Série D, in 2011, when a 5th placed finish meant they replaced Rio Branco-AC who were excluded from the competition and in 2018.
In 1999, Treze were the first Paraíba State team to progress beyond the first stage of the Copa do Brasil, beating Santa Cruz. Treze lost the first leg 2-3 in Campina Grande, but then won the second leg 4-2 in Recife.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Campeonato Paraibano (15): 1940, 1941, 1950, 1966, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011
- Unofficial title. There were four group winners who shared the title.
Seasons in National League divisions
|1986||24th/48||Qualified via parallel Série B tournament|
|2000||92nd/115||Single parallel tournament for all levels|
|1986||3rd/36||Parallel tournament, qualified for Série A 2nd phase|
|1987||9th/16||Copa João Havelange Group Yellow|
|2014||18th/20||Relegated to Série D|
|2011||5/40||Promoted to Série C to replace Rio Branco-AC|
|2018||2/68||Promoted to Série C|
Treze's colors are black and white. They usually play in black and white vertical stripes, black shorts and black socks. Its away kit is almost all-white, with the exception being its black socks.
Club name and mascot
The name Treze translates Thirteen in English, the number of the founders of the club. The mascot is a rooster as it represents the number 13 in Jogo do Bicho (an illicit gambling game in Brazil).
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