returned to the
in 2018, after suffering for six consecutive seasons in the
Since then the team's growth has been constant until reaching participation in the
and becoming an uncomfortable rival for the best teams in the country.
The cadre from the northeast of the country, from the city of
, is experiencing a spectacular streak of results and play and the squad is willing to make 2021 a historic year.
This season the '
', as the club is known, has played 14 games and has only lost one, the only one who has played in the Ceará championship that resumes this Sunday after almost two months of pause.
This will cause the team to play two games in just 24 hours after having played the first leg of the
which resulted in a 0-1 victory over
, which brings it very close to the chance to revalidate title.
This requirement in the calendar at the moment does not take its toll on the team, which bases its success on defensive reliability.
In the last eight games,
has only conceded one goal and that has allowed it to advance in the regional tournament and also debut in the best way in the
, with a home win against
and a draw on the
On Wednesday the leadership will be played in a difficult visit to
Among the figures of the team,
, better known as
stands out above all
In the past,
surprised by scoring 13 goals and at this start to the season he is leaving fantastic performances.
He plays in the midfielder but his scoring ability makes him lethal in the final meters.
Afterwards, the Colombians
also attract attention in the offensive part
. The first of them has already left a good level in
and is now returning to Brazilian football after a brief stint at
. The second, a globetrotter who has even passed through India, also returned to Brazil after performing for three seasons at French Amiens. Both are fast and mobile footballers who adapt perfectly to the system of coach Guto Ferreira.
On the defensive side, it is worth highlighting the leadership of
in the center of the rear.
He acts as a left-handed center-back and is key to the good work of the team when it comes to not fitting in.
He arrived in Ceará in 2016 to contest the
, then was promoted and now shines in the continental elite after a race between modest teams like
, who disputed the
Guto Ferreira, key to success
Ferreira took over the team in early 2020 and led the team to the Northeast League title.
From there, with the team launched and full of confidence, he managed to finish in an excellent eleventh position for the Brasileirao, adding 14 wins, some of enormous merit against Palmeiras or Flamengo.
This coach, who is far from the most renowned coaches in Brazil, can boast of having won titles consecutively since 2016. With Chapecoense he reached the state of Santa Catarina, then with Bahia he won in the Northeast League and the Baiano tournament, with In 2019 Sport Recife raised the Pernambuco state and already last year they won the Northeast League again.