Brazil national football team
The Brazil national football team represents Brazil in international men's association football. Brazil is administered by the Brazilian Football Confederation, the governing body for football in Brazil, they have been a member of FIFA since 1923 and member of CONMEBOL since 1916. Brazil is the most successful national team in the FIFA World Cup, the main football international competition, being crowned winner five times: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. Brazil has the best overall performance in the World Cup, both in proportional and absolute terms, with a record of 73 victories in 109 matches played, 124 goal difference, 237 points, 18 losses. Brazil is the only national team to have played in all World Cup editions without any absence nor need for playoffs; the seleção is the most successful national team in the FIFA Confederations Cup with four titles: 1997, 2005, 2009 and 2013. In relation to ranking standings Brazil fare well, having the all-time highest average football Elo Rating, the fourth all-time highest football Elo Rating established in 1962.
In FIFA's own ranking, Brazil holds the record for most Team of the Year wins with 12. Many commentators and former players have considered the Brazil team of 1970 to be the greatest football team ever. Other Brazilian teams are highly estimated and appear listed among the best teams of all time, such as the Brazil teams of 1958–62, with honorary mentions for the gifted 1982 side. Brazil is the only national team to have won the World Cup on four different continents: once in Europe, once in South America, twice in North America and once in Asia, they share with France and Argentina the feat to have won the three most important men's football titles recognized by FIFA: the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, the Olympic tournament. They share with Spain a record of 35 consecutive matches undefeated. Brazil has notable rivalries with Argentina—known as the Superclássico das Américas in Portuguese—and Italy—known as the Clásico Mundial in Spanish or the World Derby in English. Brazil has produced players considered as the best of the world at their time and among the best in history, such are the cases of Pelé, Zico, Romário, Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo, Kaká and Neymar.
A common quip about football is: "Os ingleses o inventaram, os brasileiros o aperfeiçoaram". It is believed that the first game of the Brazilian national football team was a 1914 match between a Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo select team and the English club Exeter City, held in Fluminense's stadium. Brazil won 2–0 with goals by Oswaldo Gomes and Osman, though it is claimed that the match was a 3–3 draw. In contrast to its future success, the national team's early appearances were not brilliant. Other early matches played during that time include several friendly games against Argentina and Uruguay. However, led by the goalscoring abilities of Arthur Friedenreich, they were victorious at home in the South American Championships in 1919, repeating their victory at home, in 1922. In 1930, Brazil played in the first World Cup, held in Uruguay in 1930; the squad lost to Yugoslavia, being eliminated from the competition. They lost in the first round to Spain in 1934 in Italy, but reached the semi-finals in France in 1938, being defeated 2-1 by eventual winners Italy.
Brazil were the only South American team to participate in this competition. The 1949 South American Championship held in Brazil ended a 27-year streak without official titles; the last one had been in the 1922 South American Championship played on Brazilian soil. After that, Brazil first achieved international prominence; the team went into the last game of the final round, against Uruguay at Estádio do Maracanã in Rio, needing only a draw to win the World Cup. Uruguay, won the match and the Cup in a game known as "the Maracanazo"; the match led to a period of national mourning. For the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, the Brazilian team was almost renovated, with the team colours changed from all white to the yellow and green of the national flag, to forget the Maracanazo, but still had a group of star players. Brazil reached the quarter-final, where they were beaten 4–2 by tournament favourites Hungary in one of the ugliest matches in football history, known as the Battle of Berne. For the 1958 World Cup, Brazil were drawn in a group with the USSR and Austria.
They beat Austria 3–0 in their first match drew 0–0 with England. Before the match, coach Vicente Feola made three substitutions that were crucial for Brazil to defeat the Soviets: Zito and Pelé. From the kick-off, they kept up the pressure relentlessly, after three minutes, which were described as "the greatest three minutes in the history of football", Vavá gave Brazil the lead, they won the match by 2–0. Pelé scored the only goal of their quarter-final match against Wales, they beat France 5–2 in the semi-final. Brazil beat Sweden 5–2 in the final, winning their first World Cup and becoming the first nation to win a World Cup title outside of its own continent. Pelé described it tearfully as a nation coming of age. In the 1962 World Cup, Brazil earned its second title with Garrincha as the star player, a mantle and responsibility laid upon him after the regular talisman, Pelé, was injured during the second group match against Czechoslovakia and unable to play for the rest of t
Mancini (Brazilian footballer)
Alessandro Faiolhe Amantino, more known as Mancini, is a Brazilian former professional footballer, who played as a winger. During his prime with Italian club A. S. Roma, Mancini was famed for his dribbling skills and use of feints his step-overs, his favoured position was as right or left winger, although he was capable of playing as a second striker or as an attacking midfielder. At international level, he made nine appearances for Brazil between 2004 and 2008, was a member of the squad that won the 2004 Copa América. Regarded as a promising talent, Mancini began his career in his homeland of Brazil with his hometown club, Atlético Mineiro, where he remained from 1999 to 2002. During that time he had two loan spells, at Portuguesa and at São Caetano in 2001, he was signed by Serie B side AC Venezia in January 2003. During that time he struggled to adapt to Italian football, was criticised by the Venezia manager for his errors, for his habit of controlling the ball with the outside of his foot, which in Italy is considered unconventional.
Mancini only made 13 appearances for Venezia that season. In the summer of 2003 he was signed by A. S. Roma for nominal fees totalling €1,000. Having lost Cafu, Roma needed a replacement at right-back, but with his early performances in Italy being far from convincing, many Roma fans were sceptical about his ability. However, their then-manager Fabio Capello gave the Brazilian a chance, Mancini went on to complete a consistent first season in Serie A, the highlight being a backheel flick from a set piece in the Derby della Capitale against S. S. Lazio. In the 2005–06 season, Mancini began to find his top form, once again becoming a key player for the Roma side. Following the Calciopoli scandal, Roma qualified for the UEFA Champions League, giving Mancini the chance to play at the highest level of club football. In the last 16 of the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League, Mancini scored a goal against Lyon after beating their defender Anthony Réveillère with several stepovers before firing the ball high into the net.
That same year, Mancini celebrated his first silverware since arriving in Italy as Roma won the Coppa Italia, beating Internazionale in the final. In the 2007–08 season, Mancini scored eight league goals as Roma reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League and finished as runners-up in Serie A for the second year running, he did not have the best of seasons though, in. After the appointment of José Mourinho, Mancini was signed by Internazionale for €13 million, along with Ricardo Quaresma and Sulley Muntari in his maiden season.. However, he failed to become a first team regular due to his lack of consistency. On 1 February 2010, he moved to city rivals A. C. Milan, on loan for the remainder of the 2009–10 season, with an option for them to acquire half of the player's rights at the end of the loan spell, he made his debut for Milan in a scoreless draw against Bologna. He returned to Atlético Mineiro on 5 January 2011. In June 2012, Mancini joined Esporte Clube Bahia, he played for the team until the end of the year.
After spending 2013 unsigned with any team, in January 2014 Mancini signed with Villa Nova for their Minas Gerais state league campaign. He scored seven goals. At the end of the state league season, Mancini signed a contract with Série B team América until December 2014. In January 2016, the Villa Nova-MG agreed to hire Mancini for the next season, his nickname, Mancini, is a diminutive form of Manso, His composite surname is Faiolhe Amantino, which the former is the misspelling of Faioli. He holds Italian nationality through descent, via his great-grandmother Genoveffa from Veneto, he was under investigation in 2011 for rape accused by a Brazilian woman, which happened in December 2010 after a party held by Ronaldinho. On 28 November 2011, he was jailed for 2 years and 8 months after being found guilty of rape by the court of Milan; as of 23 May 2010Above table not include statics in Campeonato Mineiro and Campeonato Paulista.1Include 1 match and 1 goal at 2006 Supercoppa Italiana2Include 1 match at 2008 Supercoppa Italiana As of 1 April 2008.
RomaCoppa Italia: 2007, 2008 Supercoppa Italiana: 2007InternazionaleSerie A: 2008–09 Supercoppa Italiana: 2008 BrazilCopa América: 2004 Mancini official football website at the Wayback Machine Profile at La Gazzetta dello Sport Profile at Futpedia. Globo.com at the Wayback Machine Profile at AIC. Football.it Mancini at Soccerway Mancini at WorldFootball.net
The CONMEBOL Libertadores, named as Copa Libertadores de América, is an annual international club football competition organized by CONMEBOL since 1960. It is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition in South American football; the tournament is named in honor of the Libertadores, the main leaders of the South American wars of independence, so a literal translation of its name into English would be "America's Liberators Cup". The competition has had several different formats over its lifetime. At the beginning, only the champions of the South American leagues participated. In 1966, the runners-up of the South American leagues began to join. In 1998, Mexican teams were invited to compete, have contested since 2000, when the tournament was expanded from 20 to 32 teams. Today at least four clubs per country compete in the tournament, while Argentina and Brazil have six and seven clubs participating, respectively. Traditionally, a group stage has always been used but the number of teams per group has varied several times.
In the present format, the tournament consists of six stages, with the first stage taking place in early February. The six surviving teams from the first stage join 26 teams in the second stage, in which there are eight groups consisting of four teams each; the eight group winners and eight runners-up enter the final four stages, better known as the knockout stages, which ends with the finals anywhere between November and December. The winner of the Copa Libertadores becomes eligible to play in the FIFA Club World Cup and the Recopa Sudamericana. Independiente of Argentina is the most successful club in the cup's history, having won the tournament seven times. Argentine clubs have accumulated the most victories with 25 wins, while Brazil has the largest number of different winning teams, with a total of 10 clubs having won the title; the cup has been won by 24 different clubs, 13 of which have won the title more than once, won consecutively by six clubs. The clashes for the Copa Aldao between the champions of Argentina and Uruguay kindled the idea of a continental competition in the 1930s.
In 1948, the South American Championship of Champions, the most direct precursor to the Copa Libertadores, was played and organized by Chilean club Colo-Colo after years of planning and organization. Held in Santiago, it brought together the champions of each nation's top national leagues; the tournament was won by Vasco da Gama of Brazil. In 1958, the basis and format of the competition was created by Peñarol's board leaders. On March 5, 1959, at the 24th South American Congress held in Buenos Aires, the competition was approved by the International Affairs Committee. In 1965, it was named in honor of the heroes of South American liberation, such as Simón Bolívar, José de San Martín, Pedro I, Bernardo O'Higgins, José Gervasio Artigas, among others; the first edition of the Copa Libertadores took place in 1960. Seven teams participated: Bahia of Brazil, Jorge Wilstermann of Bolivia, Millonarios of Colombia, Olimpia of Paraguay, Peñarol of Uruguay, San Lorenzo of Argentina and Universidad de Chile.
All these teams were domestic champions of their respective leagues in 1959. The first Copa Libertadores match took place on April 19, 1960, it was won by Peñarol, who defeated Jorge Wilstermann 7–1. The first goal in Copa Libertadores history was scored by Carlos Borges of Peñarol; the Uruguayans won the first edition, defeating Olimpia in the finals, defended the title in 1961. The Copa Libertadores did not receive international attention until its third edition, when the sublime football of a Santos team led by Pelé, considered by some the best club team of all time, earned worldwide admiration. Os Santásticos known as O Balé Branco won the title in 1962 defeating defending champions Peñarol in the finals. A year O Rei and his compatriot Coutinho demonstrated their skills again in the form of tricks, dribbles and goals including two in the second leg of the final at La Bombonera, to subdue Boca Juniors 2–1 and retain the trophy. Argentine football inscribed their name on the winner's list in 1964 when Independiente became the champions after disposing of reigning champions Santos and Uruguayan side Nacional in the finals.
Independiente defended the title in 1965. One of the most important moments in the tournament's early history occurred in 1968 which saw Estudiantes participate for the first time. Estudiantes, a modest neighborhood club and a minor team in Argentina, had an unusual style that prioritized athletic preparation and achieving results at all costs. Led by coach Osvaldo Zubeldía and a team built around figures such as Carlos Bilardo, Oscar Malbernat and Juan Ramón Verón, went on to become the first tricampeón of the competition; the pincharratas won their first title in 1968 by defeating Palmeiras. They defended the title in 1969 and 1970 against Nacional and Peñarol, respectively. Although Peñarol was the first club to win three titles, Estudiantes were the first to win three consecutive titles; the 1970s were dominated with the exception of three seasons. In a rematch of the 1969 finals, Nacional emerged as the champions of the 1971 tournament after overcoming an Estudiantes squad depleted of key players.
With two titles under their belt, Independiente created a winning formula with the likes of Francisco Sa, José Omar Pastoriza, Ricardo Bochini and Daniel Bertoni: pillars of the title
2000 FIFA Club World Championship
The 2000 FIFA Club World Championship was the inaugural FIFA Club World Cup, the world club championship for men's club association football teams. It took place in Brazil from 5 January to 14 January 2000. FIFA as football's international governing body selected Brazil as the host nation on 3 September 1997 as the bid was found to be the strongest among nine candidates; the draw was made at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro on 14 October 1999. All matches were played in Rio de Janeiro's Estádio do São Paulo's Estádio do Morumbi. Eight teams, two from South America, two from Europe and one each from North America, Africa and Oceania entered the tournament; the first Club World Cup match took place in São Paulo, was won by Spanish club Real Madrid, who defeated Saudi club Al-Nassr 3–1. Nicolas Anelka of France scored the first goal in Club World Cup history, while Brazilian champions Corinthians' goalkeeper Dida posted the first official clean sheet in the tournament. Corinthians and Vasco da Gama each won their respective groups to qualify for the final.
In front of a crowd of 73,000, the final finished as a 0–0 draw after extra time. The title was decided by a penalty shoot-out that Corinthians won 4–3; as winners, Corinthians received $6 million in prize money. Necaxa beat Real Madrid in the third-place play-off to claim $4 million. Real Madrid received $3 million, the other remaining teams were awarded $2.5 million. The clubs that qualified for the tournament were: For a list of the squads at the 2000 FIFA Club World Championship, see 2000 FIFA Club World Championship squads. Eight referees were appointed from the six continental confederations, each along with an accompanying assistant referee. Matches were played in Rio de Janeiro; the teams were organised in two groups of four teams, with the top team in each group going through to the final and the two second-placed teams contesting a third-place play-off. 3 goals Nicolas Anelka Romário 2 goals 1 goal FIFA Club World Cup FIFA Club World Championship Brazil 2000, FIFA.com FIFA Technical Report FIFA Statistics Tournament details at the Rec.
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FIFA Club World Cup
The FIFA Club World Cup is an international men's association football competition organised by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the sport's global governing body. The tournament assigns the world title; the competition was first contested in 2000 as the FIFA Club World Championship. It was not held between 2001 and 2004 due to a combination of factors, most the collapse of FIFA's marketing partner International Sport and Leisure. Since 2005, the competition has been held every year, has been hosted by Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco; the FIFA Club World Cup's prestige is perceived quite differently in different parts of the football world. The first FIFA Club World Championship took place in Brazil in 2000, it ran in parallel with the Intercontinental Cup, a competition played by representatives clubs of most developed continents in the football world, or the winners of the European Champions' Cup and the Copa Libertadores, first contested in 1960 and recognized in the aftermath by FIFA as a competition assignee of official world title.
In 2005, the Intercontinental Cup was merged with the FIFA Club World Championship, in 2006, the tournament was renamed as the FIFA Club World Cup. As required by the regulations, a representative from FIFA present the winner of the World Cup with the FIFA Club World Cup trophy and with a FIFA World Champions certificate; the current format of the tournament involves seven teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation over a period of about two weeks. The host nation's national champions dispute a play-off against the Oceania champions, from which the winner joins the champions of Asia and North America at the quarter-finals; the quarter-final winners go on to face the European and South American champions, who enter at the semi-final stage, for a place in the final. Real Madrid hold the record for most victories, winning the competition four times. Corinthians' inaugural victory remains the best result from a host nation's national league champions. Teams from Spain have won the tournament the most for any nation.
The current champions are Spain's Real Madrid, who defeated Al-Ain 4–1 in the final of the 2018 edition, to win their fourth title in the competition and to become the first team to win it three years in a row and four times in total in the tournament's history. Although the first club tournament to be billed as the "Football World Championship" was held in 1887, in which Scottish Cup champions Hibernian defeated English FA Cup semi-finalists Preston North End, the first attempt at creating a global club football tournament, according to FIFA, was in 1909, 21 years before the first FIFA World Cup; the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy was held in Italy in 1909 and 1911, contested by English, Italian and Swiss clubs. It was won by English amateur site West Auckland on both occasions; the idea that FIFA should organise international club competitions dates from the beginning of the 1950s. In 1951, FIFA President Jules Rimet was asked about FIFA's involvement in the Copa Rio, stated that it was not under FIFA's jurisdiction since it was organised and sponsored by the Brazilian Football Confederation.
The competition was succeeded by another tournament, named Torneio Octogonal Rivadavia Corrêa Meyer, won by Vasco da Gama. This tournament had five Brazilian sides, three foreign clubs, losing half of its intercontinental aspect. In December 2007, FIFA turned down Palmeiras' request to recognise the tournament as a Club World Cup since the participants were limited to two continents. Although the competition was discontinued, it was held in high regard. FIFA board members Stanley Rous and Ottorino Barassi participated albeit not in their capacity as FIFA members, in the organisation of the competition in 1951. Rous' role was attributed to the negotiations with European clubs, whereas Barassi helped form the framework of the competition. Commenting on Juventus' acceptance to participate in the tournament, the Italian press stated that "an Italian club could not be missing in such an important and worldwide-reaching event"; because of the difficulty the CBF found in bringing European clubs to the competition, the O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper suggested that there should be FIFA involvement in the programming of international club competitions saying that, "ideally, international tournaments, here or abroad, should be played at times set by FIFA".
However, no response was received. The Pequeña Copa del Mundo was a tournament held in Venezuela between 1952 and 1957, with a two short revivals in 1963 and in 1965, it was played by eight participants, half from Europe and half from South America. After the late 1950s, the tournament lost status as the pedigree of its participants decreased; this competition, along with the creation of the European Cup and the Copa Libertadores, created the groundwork of the eventual Intercontinental Cup. The Tournoi de Paris was a competition meant to bring together the top teams from Europe and South America to determine a de facto "best club in the world".
Associação Atlética Ponte Preta
Associação Atlética Ponte Preta known as Ponte Preta, is a Brazilian football club located in Campinas, São Paulo. Ponte Preta is known as Macaca. Ponte Preta's biggest rival is from the same city, against whom matches are known as derby, they are known as "pontepretanos". Ponte Preta is the second oldest football team established in Brazil still in activity, founded on August 11, 1900, the oldest being Sport Club Rio Grande, of Rio Grande do Sul. Ponte Preta was founded on August 11, 1900 by Colégio Culto à Ciência students Miguel do Carmo, Luiz Garibaldi Burghi, Antonio de Oliveira, nearby a black painted wood railroad bridge, so the name Ponte Preta. Ponte Preta's first president was Pedro Vieira da Silva; the team's history is directly intertwined with the railroad business, flourishing in its city of Campinas. Most of the people involved with the foundation of the team were residents of the working class neighbourhood by the railroad. One of the team's first nicknames was the "Train of August 11th".
Ponte's stadium, the Estádio Moisés Luccareli, is located right by the railroad in a way where it is possible to see it when inside the stadium, according to the fans, when the train passes by during a game, it's a sign of good luck to come for the team. Ponte Preta is recognized, by FIFA, as one of the first teams in the Americas to accept black players, since its foundation in 1900; the club claims to be the first football team to have a black player in their roster, that player being the before mentioned Miguel do Carmo, part of their first squad. It is the first countryside team to play a national competition, in 1970. Pelé's last match in Brazil was against Ponte Preta. On September 2, 1974, at Vila Belmiro stadium, Santos defeated Ponte Preta 2–0. Ponte Preta lost the Campeonato Paulista final to Corinthians in 1977 in a controversial game that ended in a 2–1 final score. Rui Rey, an important piece of the Ponte Preta team, was shown a red card early in the game. Ponte Preta were considered the favorites for the championship that year.
On November 27, 2013, at the Romildo Ferreira stadium, Ponte Preta reached the 2013 Sudamericana final by defeating São Paulo in the semi finals. It was a historical time for the club, playing its first international cup; the final was against a Traditional Argentine team, with Ponte Preta finishing as runner up. Copa São Paulo de Juniores: Winners: 1981, 1982Campeonato Paulista Série A2: Winners: 1969Campeonato Paulista do Interior: Winners: 2009, 2013, 2015, 2018Copa Sudamericana: Runner up: 2013 Ponte Preta's stadium is Estádio Moisés Lucarelli known as "Majestoso", or "Estádio Majestoso", built in 1948, by its own fan's material and work, its maximum capacity is of 19,722 people, nowadays. The biggest public in it was in a State's Championship in 1970, against Santos, with an official public of 33,000, but it is said that there were about 40,000 people, as the gates were broken down, its nickname is "Majestoso", meaning the "Majestic One" because it was the third largest stadium in Brazil at the time of its inauguration.
In Majestoso's entrance hall there is a bust of the stadium's founder, Moisés Lucarelli facing the outside. In 2000, after a long series of defeats some superstitious fans argued that the founder ought to see the team playing and the bust was rotated 180 degrees; as the team's performance did not improve noticeably, the statue was put back in its original position. Ponte Preta supporters are known as "pontepretanos". A club from Maceió, adopted a similar name and colors as the Campinas club. There is a Norwegian futsal club named after Ponte Preta. Associação Atlética Ponte Preta's biggest rival is from the same city: Guarani; the games between Ponte Preta and Guarani, known as derby, are preceded by a week of tension and fights in the city of Campinas. It is a centenary rivalry, the greatest in Brazil's countryside and one of the most intense in the whole country; the club's mascot is a female monkey wearing Ponte Preta's home kit. It was intended as a derogatory term, reflecting the racism against the club and its fans.
This co-option of a derogatory term as team mascot was copied by Palmeiras fans, who adopted the pig as their mascot instead of taking offense from it, other teams. Torcida Jovem Serponte 1977 – Oscar and Polozzi 1978 – Odirlei 1980 – Carlos 1981 – Zé Mario 1982 – Carlos and Juninho Fonseca 2000 – Mineiro Ponte Preta had one of the most powerful teams in the history of Brazilian female Basketball during the early 1990s, winning the World Club Championship twice; as of April 25, 2018Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Ponte Preta Sumaré Futebol Clube O Início de uma Paixão: a fundação e os primeiros anos da Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, José Moraes dos Santos Neto, Editora Komedi, 2000 História da Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, em sete volumes: 1900–2000, Sérgio Rossi, R. Vieira Gráfic
Clube Náutico Capibaribe
Clube Náutico Capibaribe known as Náutico, is a Brazilian sports club, including a professional football team, in Recife, Pernambuco. Náutico, as of 2018, is competing in the Serie C; the origins of Náutico may be traced to the foundation of the Clube Náutico do Recife by a group of rowers in 1898, but the official foundation date is April 7 of 1901. Its first football team dates back with a squad formed by Englishmen and Germans. Náutico is the only football club in Pernambuco that has won the state championship 6 times in a row; the club has an historical rivalry with local clubs Sport Santa Cruz. Náutico has an important swimming arena, including an Olympic-sized pool that meets all world standards, it has activities in other sports including hockey, volleyball, women's football, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, MMA and the founding sport of the club, rowing. The official mascot of Náutico is the opossum, known locally as "timbu". Náutico has the 6th-largest core of fans in the Northeastern region of Brasil, occupies the 21st place in the overall Brazilian ranking.
In total, there were 1,5 million Náutico fans in 2010, as showed by a Lance magazine and IBOPE research. Náutico's stadium is the Estádio Eládio de Barros Carvalho, popularly known as the Estádio dos Aflitos, inaugurated on June 25, 1939, it was the first stadium in Pernambuco state, with a maximum capacity of 19,800 people. The stadium is named after Eládio de Barros Carvalho, who had fourteen spells as Naútico's president. Aflitos is so nicknamed. First game: Naútico 5–2 Sport Recife First goal: Wilson Largest attendance: Náutico 1–0 Sport Recife Biggest score: Náutico 21–3 Flamengo of Pernambuco Capacity: 19,800 seated spectatorsStarting in July 2013 Náutico will be playing their home matches in Arena Pernambuco. Arena Pernambuco is a new stadium under construction in the western suburbs of Recife and was being constructed for the 2014 World Cup. Having outgrown their current capacity at Estádio dos Aflitos and unable to expand the stadium further, Náutico signed into agreement to purchase the new Arena Pernambuco.
Five World Cup 2014 matches will be held at the new stadium along with Náutico's home matches. Náutico's greatest rivalry is with Sport Recife, their derbies are known as the Clássico dos Clássicos, it is one of the oldest derbies in Brazilian football. Sport Club do Recife was formed from a dissident group from the elitist Náutico; because of this, the derby has complex social implications. Náutico's other local rival is Santa Cruz; the rivalry between the two clubs is known as the Clássico das Emoções. Position: 22nd Pontuation: 8.036 pointsEvery year CBF publish the Brazilian National Ranking on December. This ranking just includes all National tournaments between 1959 and 2012. Topper Brahma EMS Caixa Campeonato Pernambucano: 22 Titles1934, 1939, 1945, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1974, 1984, 1985, 1989, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2018Copa Pernambuco: 1 Title2011Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 1967 1 title 1967Campeonato Brasileiro Série BRunners-up: 1988, 2011Brazilian Championship: 56 presencesTaça Brasil: 7 presences– Best results: 2nd in, 2 times in 3rd and 2 times in 4th Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa: 1 presence– Best and only result: 17th Serie A: 27 presences– Best results: 6th in, 12th in and 5 times in 13th Serie B: 19 presences– Best results: 2 times in 2nd and 4 times in 3rd Serie C: 2 presences – Best result: 3rd Brazilian Cup: 23 Presences – Best results: 3rd in and 5th in *Yellow Mode of Copa União.
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