City Football Group acquires majority stake in EC Bahia!

City Football Group has acquired a majority stake in EC Bahia holding 90% of its shares as of May 4, 2023.

Esporte Clube Bahia (EC Bahia) is a Brazilian Série A club based in Salvador, Bahia State.

Founded in 1931, the Tricolor has won two National titles, fifty (50) Bahia State Championships and the championship of the Northeast eight times. EC Bahia boasts a proud heritage, winning the first Brazilian Championship in 1959 and being the only club outside of the South of Brazil to win two league titles. EC Bahia also has a successful women’s team, who compete in the top flight of the Brazilian Championship and are six-time Bahia State Champions.

EC Bahia plays in the blue, white and red of the Bahia State flag and is the most supported club in Northern Brazil. The team plays at the 60,000 capacity Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova stadium, refurbished for the 2014 World Cup, and trains at the new Evaristo de Macedo facility.

In line with a current trend in the Brazilian football market, in April 2023 EC Bahia created a new entity, Esporte Clube Bahia SAF (Bahia SAF), to replace it as a football team and carry on its impressive heritage.

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