Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo Futebol Clube (Brazilian Portuguese: [sɐ̃w ˈpawlu futʃiˈbɔw ˈklubi] (listen)), commonly referred to as Sao Paulo, is a professional football club in the Morumbi district of Sao Paulo, Brazil, founded in 1930. It plays in the Campeonato Paulista (the State of Sao Paulo's premier state league) and Campeonato Brasileiro (the top tier of the Brazilian football league system).

Sao Paulo is the most successful team from Brazil, with 12 international titles. It is also one of the most successful South American clubs with 21 state titles, 6 Brasileirao titles, 3 Copa Libertadores titles, 1 Copa Sudamericana, 1 Supercopa Libertadores, 1 Copa CONMEBOL, 1 Copa Masters CONMEBOL, 2 Recopa Sudamericanas, 2 Intercontinental Cup and 1 FIFA Club World Cup.

Sao Paulo was an inaugural member of the Clube dos 13, group of Brazil's leading football clubs. The club's most consistent spell of success came in the 1990s under coach Tele Santana when it won 2 state titles, one national championship, 2 Copa Libertadores, 2 Recopa Sudamericanas, 2 Intercontinental Cups, 1 Supercopa Sudamericana, 1 Copa CONMEBOL and 1 Copa Masters CONMEBOL.

Sao Paulo is the third best-supported club in Brazil, with over 16 million supporters. The team's traditional home kit is a white shirt with two horizontal stripes (one red and one black), white shorts, and white socks. Its home ground is the 72,039-seaterMorumbi football stadium in Sao Paulo, where it has played since 1960. The stadium was the venue for the Copa Libertadores finals of 1992, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2006. Sao Paulo is the second richest Brazilian football club in terms of revenue, with an annual revenue of $111.9m (€78.2m), and the nation's second most valuable club, worth over $353.4m (€246.9m) in 2011.

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