Centro Sportivo Alagoano
, (also known as "CSA" or "Alagoano" by non-Brazilians) is a Brazilian football team
, 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.
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
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... Read More