Ceará Sporting Club, or simply Ceará, is a Brazilian professional football club from the city of Fortaleza, capital city of the Brazilian state of Ceará.

Founded on June 2, 1914, Ceará is one of the most traditionally successful clubs in the Northeast region of Brazil alongside Bahia, Santa Cruz, Sport, Náutico, Vitória and their city rivals Fortaleza.

Ceará is the most popular team in the state, proven in several research and communication vehicles. It also has an advantage in direct confrontations, with 203 wins, 211 draws and just 184 victories over its rival. It is the pioneering and most traditional team in its state and one of the largest in its region.