Boa Esporte Clube

Boa Esporte Clube, commonly known as just Boa Esporte or Boa, is a Brazilian football club from Varginha, Minas Gerais state. The club was formerly known as Ituiutaba Esporte Clube.

Boa Esporte
Full nameBoa Esporte Clube
Nickname(s)Coruja (Owl)
FoundedApril 30, 1947 (1947-04-30)
PresidentRone Moraes
Head coachNedo Xavier
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série C
Campeonato Mineiro
Série C, 15th
Mineiro, 4th
WebsiteClub website


The club was founded on April 30, 1947, in Ituiutaba city, as Ituiutaba Esporte Clube.[1] They won the Campeonato Mineiro Second Level in 2004, and the Taça Minas Gerais in 2007. They lost the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C to ABC Futebol Clube in 2010. During the 2011 season, the club played in Varginha, adopting the name Boa Esporte Clube, and will return to Ituiutaba after the new stadium is built. As Boa Esporte Clube, they won the Campeonato Mineiro Second Level in 2011. They were the surprise winners of the 2016 Série C.

In March 2017, the club came to international media attention for their signing of Bruno Fernandes de Souza. Bruno was convicted of dismembering his mistress, Eliza Samudio, in 2010 and feeding her remains to his pet dogs, in a dispute over child support. In March 2013, he was sentenced to 22 years, however, he was granted release on appeal.[2] This signing led to multiple sponsors, such as Gois and Silva, dropping the club and has led to protests and outrage in Brazil.[3] Bruno's signing while awaiting appeal has led to various Human Rights organizations to protest that clubs like Boa Esporte do not value women or abuses against them by players.[4]



The club plays their home games at Estádio Municipal Prefeito Luiz Dilzon de Melo, commonly known as Melão. The stadium is located in Varginha, and has a maximum capacity of 27,000 people.[5]

As Ituiutaba Esporte Clube, the club played their home games at Estádio da Fazendinha, located in Ituiutaba.[1] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 3,840 people.[5]

Current squad

As of 1 February 2019 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
GK Renan Rocha
GK Dalton
GK Igor Rayan
GK Gabriel Donizetti
DF Chiquinho Santos
DF Reiner Ferreira
DF Fernando Fonseca
DF Gabriel
DF Márcio
DF Daniel Farias
DF Victor
DF Wenderson Tsunami
MF César Sampaio
No. Position Player
MF Kaio Cristian
MF Berguinho
MF Edenilson
MF Allan
MF Maicon Douglas
MF Rezende
MF Akin
FW Lucas
FW James
FW Denis
FW Anderson
FW Gustavo
FW Jayme


  1. Rodolfo Rodrigues (2009). Escudos dos Times do Mundo Inteiro. Panda Books. p. 57.
  2. "Convicted killer Bruno on Boa Esporte signing: I deserve a second chance". ESPN. March 14, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  3. "Return of Brazilian goalkeeper convicted in murder prompts uproar". Yahoo. March 13, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  4. "A goalie convicted in the grisly murder of his girlfriend seeks to play in Brazil". Washington Post. March 14, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  5. "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 10, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2011.

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