Goias Esporte Clube is a Brazilian sports club, best known for its association football team, located in the city of Goiania, capital city of the Brazilian state of Goias. It's the biggest club of the Central-West Region. Goias has won Brazilian's second tier Serie B twice, also 28 Campeonato Goiano and 3 Copa Centro-Oeste. Goias' football team has been a mainstay in premiere Brazilian league Serie A and has been promoted to Latin America's Copa Libertadores twice and South America's Copa Sudamericana six times. Its main rivals are Vila Nova, Atletico Goianiense and Goiania. Goias has a wide advantage in matches between the two teams.
On 6 April 1943, in a meeting among friends at Lino Barsi's home, Goias Esporte Clube was founded. In 1973, the team was promoted to the first division of Campeonato Brasileiro. In 1998, the team joined the Clube dos 13 (Clube dos 13 is an organization composed by the greatest teams of Brazil). They won the Serie B in 1999 and 2012.
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