Esporte Clube São Bento

São Bento
Full name Esporte Clube São Bento
Nickname(s) Azulão
Founded September 14, 1913 (1913-09-14)
Stadium Walter Ribeiro
Humberto Reale
Ground Capacity 12,525 (Walter Ribeiro)
20,000 (Humberto Reale)
President Fernando Martins da Costa Neto
Márcio Rogério Dias (acting)
Head coach Paulo Roberto Santos

Esporte Clube São Bento, usually known simply as São Bento, is a traditional Brazilian football club from Sorocaba, São Paulo state.


On September 14, 1913,[1] shortly after an yellow fever epidemic in Sorocaba,[2] the club was founded as Sorocaba Athletic Club by Ferreira e Cia. horse tack factory employees.[3] On October 14, 1914, the club was renamed to Esporte Clube São Bento.[3] The club 's new name honors Saint Benedict, because São Bento's first games were played at the city's Saint Benedict's monastery.[2]

In 1953, São Bento professionalized its football section. On June 10 of that year, the club played its first professional match (Campeonato Paulista Second Level), against Ferroviária of Botucatu. São Bento won 4-2.[3]

In 1962, the club won its first title, the Campeonato Paulista Second Level, beating América (SP) in the final.[4]

In 1979, São Bento competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. The club was eliminated in the third stage, finishing in the 15th place.[5]

In 2001, the club won its second title, the Campeonato Paulista Third Level, finishing four ponts ahead of Atlético Sorocaba.[6] In 2002, São Bento won its third title, the Copa FPF, beating Jaboticabal in the final.[7]

São Bento reached the Semifinals in the 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D, but it was eliminated by CSA, in the first leg CSA won 2-0 and in the second leg São Bento beat its opponent 1-0.[8]



São Bento's home stadium is Estádio Municipal Walter Ribeiro,[1] inaugurated in 1978, with a maximum capacity of 12,525 people.[9]

Another stadium, named Estádio Humberto Reale is owned by the club,[10] and has a maximum capacity of 20,000 people.[11]

The club also trains at a training ground named Centro de Treinamento Humberto Reale.

Club colors

São Bento's colors are blue and white. The club's home kit is composed of a blue shirt, white short and blue socks.[11]


The club's mascot is a blue bird named Azulão wearing São Bento's home kit and carrying a bludgeon.[1]


The club is nicknamed Azulão, meaning Big Blue, and Bentão, meaning Big Bento or Big Benedict.[12]

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