Centro Sportivo Alagoano

Centro Sportivo Alagoano

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Centro Sportivo Alagoano, (also known as "CSA" or "Alagoano" by non-Brazilians) is a Brazilian football team from Maceió in Alagoas, founded on September 7, 1913. It is the biggest club in the state of Alagoas, and the largest fan base.

The home stadium is the Gustavo Paiva stadium, which has a capacity 4,000. CSA's greatest rival is CRB.

In 1976, Fernando Collor de Mello, who later was elected president of Brazil, was the club's chairman . Brazilian singer Djavan played for Alagoano as a midfielder before he decided to become a singer.

History

On September 7, 1913, the same day of the anniversary of the Brazilian Independence from Portugal, the club was founded as Centro Sportivo Sete de Setembro. In 1914, Centro Sportivo Sete de Setembro was renamed to Centro Sportivo Floriano Peixoto, after Floriano Peixoto, who was Brazil's second president, and was a War of the Triple Alliance hero. Four years later, in 1918, the club was renamed to its current name, Centro Sportivo Alagoano.

In 1928, the club won its first title, the state championship of Alagoas.

In 1980, the club was the runner-up of the Brazilian Second Division. In the final, Londrina of Paraná state and CSA drew 1-1 in Maceió, in the first leg, and in the second leg, in Londrina city, Londrina beat the club 4-0. In 1982, the club was again finalist of the...
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