"Perpetual" Teams


Below, clubs are listed which were never out (relegated or licensed) from their state first division after first gaining admittance to it. This list works similarly to the Coventric! one, about national first divisions.

Founder members (participants of the first ever championship) are indicated in bold face.


Acre

1952: Atlético Acreano
2008: Plácido de Castro FC
2013: Galvez EC
2017: SC Humaitá

Alagoas

1998: SC Santa Rita [*]
1999: Murici FC

[*] SC Santa Rita is the new name of the former SC Corinthians Alagoano
and has nothing to do with AA Santa Rita.

Amapá

none

Amazonas

2014: Manaus FC

Bahia

1931: EC Bahia
2007: EC Primeiro Passo Vitória da Conquista
2012: SD Juazeirense
2016: CE Flamengo
2017: Atlântico EC
CE Flamengo (from Guanambi) has nothing to do with the older Flamengos from Salvador
and Ilhéus

Ceará

none

Distrito Federal

1976: SE Gama
2001: Brasiliense FC
2016: Atlético Taguatinga [*]

[*] Atlético Taguatinga has nothing to do with the older Taguatinga EC

Espírito Santo

2006: Linhares FC [*]
2012: Real Noroeste CFC
2015: C Atlético M Itapemirim
2016: Doze FC
2016: Espírito Santo FC
[*] Linhares FC (founded in 2001) has nothing to do with the older Linhares EC

Goiás

1944: Goiás EC
2017: Iporá EC

Maranhão

1938: Sampaio Corrêa FC [*]
2008: São José de Ribamar EC
2011: Cordino EC
[*] Information available only from 1938 on

Mato Grosso

2004: Luverdense EC
2008: Rondonópolis EC S/A
2015: Poconé EC
2016: AA Araguaia [*]

[*] AA Araguaia has nothing to do with the older Araguaia AC

Mato Grosso do Sul

2006: CD Sete de Setembro
2008: CE Naviraiense [*]
2013: Novoperário FC

[*] CE Naviraiense (founded in 2005) has nothing to do with the older SE Naviraiense

Minas Gerais

1915: C Atlético M [*]
1921: Cruzeiro EC [*]
2013: Tombense FC
[*] Including the 2002 Superchampionship

Pará

1914: Paysandu SC
1998: São Raimundo EC
1999: Águia de Marabá FC
2010: Cametá SC
2013: Paragominas FC

Paraíba

2011: CSP

Paraná

1915: Coritiba FC [*]
1999: J. Malucelli F S/A [*] [**]
2015: FC Cascavel [***]
2016: PSTC
[*] Including the 2002 Superchampionship
[**] J. Malucelli was formerly named C Malutrom, J.Malucelli F S/A, SC Corinthians P
and now is again named J. Malucelli F S/A
[***] FC Cascavel (founded in 2008) has nothing to do with the older Cascavel EC, SOREC,
Cascavel S/A and Cascavel CR

Pernambuco

1915: Santa Cruz FC
1916: C Náutico C
2012: Serra Talhada FC
2015: C Atlético Pernambucano [*]
2017: Afogados da Ingazeira FC

[*] C Atlético Pernambucano (founded in 2006) has nothing to do with the older
Atlético C Caruaru

Piauí

2016: AA Altos

Rio Grande do Norte

2014: Globo FC

Rio Grande do Sul

1994: ECRC Veranópolis

Rio de Janeiro

1906: Botafogo FR
1906: Fluminense FC
1912: CR Flamengo
1921: CR Vasco da Gama
2008: Macaé EFC
2008: Resende FC
2017: Campos AA

Rondônia

1998: SC Genus de Porto Velho [*]
2008: Ariquemes FC [**]
2016: Real D Ariquemes FC
2016: Rondoniense SC
2017: Barcelona FC
[*] SC Genus de Porto Velho was formerly named SC Genus Rondoniense
[**] Ariquemes FC (founded in 1996) has nothing to do with the older SE Ariquemes

Roraima

none

Santa Catarina

1974: A Chapecoense F
1976: Joinville EC
2005: CA Metropolitano

São Paulo

1916: SE Palmeiras [*] [**]
2014: G Osasco Audax
2015: Red Bull B
2016: Grêmio Novorizontino [***]
[*] Including the 2002 Superchampionship
[**] SE Palmeiras (founded in 1914 as SS Palestra Itália) has nothing to do with the older
AA Palmeiras
[***] Grêmio Novorizontino (founded in 2001) has nothing to do with the older GE Novorizontino

Sergipe

1966: AD Confiança [*]
1966: AO Itabaiana [*]
1966: CS Sergipe [*]
2017: Botafogo ASF
2017: AD Frei Paulistano
[*] Information available only from 1966 on

Tocantins

1993: Tocantinópolis EC
2016: Capital FC [*]
2017: SD Sparta
[*] Capital FC was formerly named Ricanato FC

About this document

Thanks to Antonio Jose Peres de Souza (antonio.souza@timnordeste.com.br), Natanael Duarte Neto (ndnrsssf@yahoo.com.br), Henrique Ribeiro (henriquemr@brfree.com.br), Pedro Varanda (florianovaranda@ig.com.br), Alan Roger (alan.roger@uol.com.br) and Carlos Santos (charles_br@ymail.com).

Prepared and maintained by Marcelo Leme de Arruda for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation and RSSSF Brazil

Authors: Marcelo Leme de Arruda (mlarruda@terra.com.br)
Last updated: 07 Mar 2017

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