Esporte Clube Vitoria, usually known simply as Vitoria, is a Brazilian football team from Salvador in Bahia, founded on May 13, 1899. The team plays in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie B and the Campeonato Baiano.
Vitoria's home games are played at the club's own stadium, Manoel Barradas, capacity 35,632. The team plays in red and black horizontal striped shirts, black shorts and black socks. The stripes have changed over time: they have been sometimes vertical, horizontal, wide and narrow.
The youth system of the club is one of the most successful of the world, holding, between 1995 and 2000, at its peak, at least 21 international titles. Recent names that started playing in the club are Bebeto, Vampeta, Dida, Junior, Hulk, David Luiz, Dudu Cearense, Marcelo Moreno, Gabriel Paulista and others.
The rivals of Vitoria are Esporte Clube Bahia. Their matches are known as Ba–Vi ("Ba" from Esporte Clube Bahia and "Vi" from Esporte Clube Vitoria). It is one of the most intense rivalries in the country.
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