Oeste
Full nameOeste Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Rubrão (Big Red)
Onça Rubro-Negra (Scarlet-Dark Jaguar)
FoundedJanuary 25, 1921; 101 years ago (1921-01-25)
GroundArena Barueri
Capacity31,452
OwnerAparecido Roberto de Freitas
PresidentErnesto Francisco Garcia
Head coachFernando Marchiori
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série D
Campeonato Paulista Série A2
2021
2021
Série C, 20th of 20 (relegated)
Paulista A2, 3rd of 16
WebsiteClub website

Oeste Futebol Clube, commonly referred to as simply Oeste, is a Brazilian association football club in Barueri, São Paulo. They currently play in the Série D, the fourth tier of Brazilian football, as well as in the Campeonato Paulista Série A2, the second division of the São Paulo state football league.

Originally from Itápolis in São Paulo state, Oeste was founded on January 25, 1921.[1] They play in black and red shirts, black shorts and red socks.

History

The club was founded on January 25, 1921 by two brothers from Rio de Janeiro.[1] One was a supporter of Flamengo, while the other was a supporter of Fluminense.[1] A training match against an amateur club from the municipality of Fazenda Itaquerê was set to decide if the club would be named Flamengo or Fluminense.[1] With a victory, the club would be named Flamengo, while if defeated the club would be named Fluminense.[1] The club beat their opponents 3–0, but adopted the name Oeste Futebol Clube, after the Center-West region of São Paulo state, while Flamengo's colors were chosen.[1]

The club competed in the Campeonato Paulista Série A1 for the first time in 2004, after winning the Série A2 in the previous season.[2] The club returned to the Série A1 in 2009, after being defeated by Santo André in the Série A2 final in 2008.[3] Oeste won the 2012 Série C after beating Icasa in the final.[4] In 2016, they sealed a partnership with Grêmio Osasco Audax, 2016 Campeonato Paulista A1 runners-up, for the 2016 Serie B, which included mixing players from both teams in one squad and playing home games at Audax's stadium in Osasco.[5]

In 2017, Oeste was relocated definitely to the city of Barueri,[6] since the Estádio Municipal dos Amaros wasn't allowed to host Série B matches due to its limitations,[7] and the City Hall of Itápolis, owners of the stadium, couldn't reach an agreement with the club.

Symbols

The club's mascot is a jaguar, named after one of the city's main rivers, Rio da Onça (Onça River), onça is Portuguese for jaguar.[8]

Stadium

For most of their history, Oeste's home stadium has been the Estádio Municipal dos Amaros, which has a maximum capacity of 6,000 people.[9] In 2016 they played their home games at Prefeito José Liberatti, located in Osasco.[9] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 17,430 people and was inaugurated on December 16, 1996. From 2017 onwards, they play at the Arena Barueri, in Barueri.

Current squad

As of 1 February 2022

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Brazil BRA Alexandre Joabe
GK Brazil BRA Fernando Henrique
GK Brazil BRA Rodolfo
DF Brazil BRA Afonso
DF Brazil BRA Alan
DF Brazil BRA Diego Jussani
DF Brazil BRA Favorito
DF Brazil BRA Thiago Silva
DF Brazil BRA Daniel Vançan
DF Brazil BRA Jefferson Feijão
DF Brazil BRA Matheus Índio
MF Brazil BRA Brunão
MF Brazil BRA Bruno Duarte
MF Brazil BRA Bruno Lima
MF Brazil BRA Diogo
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Brazil BRA Gabriel da Motta
MF Brazil BRA Gustavo Hebling
MF Brazil BRA Léo Ceará
MF Brazil BRA Raphael
MF Brazil BRA Raphael Luz
MF Brazil BRA Sérgio Mota
MF Brazil BRA Walfrido
FW Brazil BRA Bruno Gonçalves
FW Brazil BRA Bruno Lopes
FW Brazil BRA De Paula
FW Brazil BRA Kauã
FW Brazil BRA Lucas Douglas
FW Brazil BRA Tite
FW Brazil BRA Werik Popó

Achievements

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Oeste Futebol Clube – História" (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. Archived from the original on November 3, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
  2. ^ "Oeste Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
  3. ^ "Santo André bate Oeste e conquista título da A-2" (in Portuguese). Placar. June 1, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Oeste vence Icasa, é campeão da Série C e salva honra de paulistas". ESPN Estadão (in Portuguese). December 1, 2012. Archived from the original on January 15, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "Presidente do Oeste confirma parceria com Audax e fala em elenco mesclado" (in Portuguese). Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "Sem estádio em Itápolis, Oeste troca de cidade e passa a jogar em Barueri". Globoesporte (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Estádio dos Amaros tem novo projeto, mas Oeste segue longe de Itápolis" (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  8. ^ "Oeste Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. Archived from the original on November 3, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
  9. ^ a b "Estádio Prefeito José Liberatti" (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. Archived from the original on August 16, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.