America Football Club (Rio de Janeiro)
America Football Club, or America as it is called, is a Brazilian football club from Mesquita in Rio de Janeiro state, founded on September 18, 1904. The club competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A several times, winning the state championship seven times; the club's home stadium is the Estádio Giulite Coutinho, which has a capacity of 16,000. They play in white shorts and red socks; the football anthem composer Lamartine Babo was a supporter of America. America's mascot is a devil. America sponsors a beach American football team, the America Red Lions. On September 18, 1904, Alberto Koltzbucher, Alfredo Guilherme Koehler, Alfredo Mohrsted, Gustavo Bruno Mohrsted, Henrique Mohrsted, Jayme Faria Machado and Oswaldo Mohrsted founded America Football Club. In 1905, together with Bangu, Petrópolis and Futebol Atlético Clube founded Liga de Football do Rio de Janeiro, the first football federation of Rio de Janeiro. In 1913, the club won the state championship for the first time. For the 1971 season, the club competed in the national Championship's first edition, finishing in 11th place.
The yellow star just above their emblem represents their win in the Tournament of the Champions in 1982, a tournament organized by CBF to serve as a preview to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A tournament. Flamengo declined the invitation so America, the team with the best record after the selected teams, was invited to fill the spot. America won the tournament by beating Guarani in overtime at Maracanã stadium. In 2006, America was the runner-up of Taça Guanabara. America played the final against Botafogo. In 2008, America suffered a major blow by being relegated to the Second Division of the Campeonato Carioca. However, they won the Second Division in 2009, thus being promoted to the first level in 2010. However, the club were relegated again in 2011 and continues playing the Second Division in 2015, returns to the elite of the Campeonato Carioca after five years vying for the Serie B, after beating the Americano. Third Stage of the Campeonato Carioca: 1955 Taça Jayme de Carvalho: 1976 Rio de Janeiro Extra Tournmanent: 1938 and 1952 Torneio Relâmpago: 1945 Taça Eficiência: 1936 Taça Disciplina: 1947, 1949, 1965, 1969, 1970 and 1983 Taça Fernando Loretti Jr. de Aspirantes: 1944 Torneio Ary Barroso: 1965*.
Imprensa Peruana: Quadrangular Sultana Del Valle: Quadrangular de Medellín: International Soccer League II Torneio Internacional Negrão de Lima: Taça TAP: Torneio Costa Dourada – Terragona: Torneio Quadrangular Presidente Costa e Silva: 1 Torneio Luís Viana Filho: 1 Campeonato Carioca de 2° Quadro: 6 times Amateur Campeonato Carioca: 2 times Campeonato Carioca Carioca de Aspirantes: 1968 Campeonato Carioca de Juniores: 6 times Campeonato Estadual de Juniores da Série B: Torneio Início de Juniores: 1953 Campeonato Carioca Carioca de Infanto-Juvenis: 2 times Campeonato Carioca Carioca de Infantil: 1981 Campeonato Carioca Carioca Especial de Infantil: 2012 Campeonato Carioca Carioca de Juvenis: 1991 Copa do Brasil de Juniores runners-up: 2001*Undefeated. **Torneio Extra Carlos Martins da Rocha. Women's team Campeonato Carioca de Futebol Feminino runneers-up:2007 According to the CBF register. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Luisinho Lemos: 311 Edu: 212 Maneco: 187 Plácido: 167 Carola: 158 Chiquinho: 102 America 1–4 Flamengo, 147.661, April 4, 1956 America 0–2 Fluminense, 141,689, June 9, 1968 America 1–2 Vasco, 121,765, January 28, 1951 America 1–0 Flamengo, 104,532, April 25, 1976 America 5–1 Flamengo, 102,002, April 1, 1956 America 2–1 Bonsucesso, 101.363, July 25, 1973 America 2–0 Fluminense, 100,635, March 17, 1956 America 2–1 Fluminense, 98,099, December 18, 1960 America 1–0 Fluminense, 97,681, September 22, 1974 America 0–1 Fluminense, 96,035, April 27, 1975 America 4–2 Benfica, 94,642, July 3, 1955 America 1–1 Flamengo, 93,393, May 19, 1969 One controversial aspect of the club is the official mascot: the Diabo, depicted as a red demon complete with horns, pointy beard, curled moustache, a long fat arrow-pointed tail, hooved feet and a black cape. The club's old stadium was nicknamed. In 2006 some of the club's fans, supported by then-manager Jorginho, an Evangelical Christian, attempted to replace the diabo with a bald eagle, claiming that the devil was "unlucky".
However, as the "diabo" is a traditional part of the club's story and with the original mascot the club conquered its greatest achievements and there was no change in the club's fortunes with the new mascot, the replacement was abandoned and it was considered that Jorginho's opinion was motivated by "religious fanaticism". America is the Brazilian club with the largest number of other clubs named after it, who copy its symbols; some of its clones include: América of Natal, América of São José do Rio Preto, América of Três Rios, América of Amazonas, América Futebol Clube, América of Ceará. Official Site History and fans Full information on Matches when America won titles Best attendances in matches of America
Associação Desportiva Cabofriense
Associação Desportiva Cabofriense, is a football club from Cabo Frio, a coastal town in the state of Rio de Janeiro c. 100 km east of the capital, founded on January 2, 1997. The club was founded on January 2, 1997 as Associação Atlética Cabofriense the team changed its name to Associação Desportiva Cabofriense. Associação Desportiva Cabofriense went bankrupt, was replaced by Cabo Frio Futebol Clube. In 2001, Cabo Frio changed its name back to Associação Desportiva Cabofriense. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Campeonato Carioca Second Division: Winners: 1986, 1988, 2002, 2010, 2013 The club play its home games at Correão stadium; the stadium has a maximum capacity of 4,200 people. The club's mascot is a marlin fish, named Espada. According to Cabofriense's website, the marlin was chosen as a mascot because it represents strength, vigor and technique. Official Site
Americano Futebol Clube
Americano Futebol Clube, or Americano as they are called, is a Brazilian football team from Campos dos Goytacazes in Rio de Janeiro, founded on June 1, 1914. They play in black shorts and socks; the club was founded on June 1, 1914 by the Uruguayan Bertoni brothers, after watching a game between America and a Campos combined team, won by 3-1 by the former. The club was planned to be named América Football Club, after America of Rio de Janeiro. In 2002, Americano won both the Taça Guanabara and the Taça Rio, but was defeated by Fluminense in both legs of the Campeonato Carioca final. In 2004, Americano reached the final four of the Brazilian Série C, but finished in the third position, after União Barbarense and Gama, was not promoted to the Série B. Brazilian Second Division: 11987Taça Guanabara: 12002Taça Rio: 12002Campeonato Fluminense de Futebol: 71939, 1947, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1975 Campeonato da Cidade de Campos: 271915, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1930, 1934, 1935, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1954, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977.
Taça Santos Dumont: 12018Taça Corcovado: 12015 Americano's stadium is Estádio Godofredo Cruz, with a maximum capacity of 25,000 people. The nine red stars on Americano's logo represent the nine consecutive Campeonato da Cidade de Campos titles; the golden star represents the Brazilian Third Division title. The club's official anthem was composed by Pereira Júnior. Official Site
Madureira Esporte Clube
Madureira Esporte Clube, or Madureira as they are called, is a traditional Brazilian football team from Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro state, founded on August 8, 1914. Madureira was founded on August 1914 as Fidalgo Madureira Atlético Clube; the businessmen Elísio Alves Ferreira, Manoel Lopes da Silva, Manuel Augusto Maia and Joaquim Braia, among others, in 1932, wanted to found a strong club in Madureira neighborhood. They contacted Uassir do president of Fidalgo Madureira Atlético Clube at that time. In the same year, they tried to fuse Fidalgo and Magno Futebol Clube, but the partners of Fidalgo did not approve this. After several assemblies, on February 16, 1933, the team was named Madureira Atlético Clube, the foundation date was determined to be August 8, 1914. Madureira competed in the Federação Metropolitana de Futebol state championship in 1939, winning the amateur competition and the Torneio Início, disputed by professional players. Madureira Esporte Clube was founded on October 12, 1971, after Madureira Atlético Clube, Madureira Tênis Clube, Imperial Basquete Clube fused.
The foundation date was determined to be, August 8, 1914. Madureira beat Americano 1–0 on March 29, 2006, winning the Taça Rio for the first time, qualifying to play the Campeonato Estadual do Rio de Janeiro final against Botafogo. In the final, played on April 2, 2006 and on April 9, 2006 the club was defeated in both legs, finishing as the competition runner-up. Taça Rio: 22006, 2015Campeonato Carioca Série B: 11993Copa Rio: 12011 Madureira's home stadium is the Estádio Conselheiro Galvão, which has a maximum capacity of 10,000 people.30 real properties are owned by Madureira. The income generated by these properties are used to pay the club's obligations, like the player's wages; as of January 25, 2018 Note: 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; the club's colors, blue and yellow, represent Fidalgo Madureira Atlético Clube, Madureira Tênis Clube and Imperial Basquete Clube.
Madureira's anthem was composed by Lamartine Babo, who composed the anthems for the big clubs of Rio de Janeiro. Official Site
Bangu Atlético Clube
Bangu Atlético Clube, or Bangu as they are called, is a Brazilian football club from Bangu district, Rio de Janeiro city in Rio de Janeiro state, founded on April 17, 1904. The club competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A several times, finishing as runner-up in 1985. Home stadium is the Moça Bonita stadium, capacity 15,000; the club has its origins in Fábrica Bangu, located in Rio de Janeiro. Some Britons that worked at the factory Thomas Donohoe, introduced football to the factory workers by bringing footballs to the place and organizing the first football match in Brazil. In December 1903, Andrew Procter suggested the foundation of a club, when he realized how enthusiastic his colleagues were for football; the club was founded on April 1904 as Bangu Atlético Clube. Bangu was the first football club in Brazil to feature black and mulatto players. In 1933, Bangu won its first state championship. In 1966, Bangu won its second state championship in a game played in the world's largest stadium filled with over 120.000 fans, over powerhouse Flamengo 3–0 in a game remembered by a big brawl caused by Flamengo's players, in which several players got ejected afterwards.
In 1967, Bangu, as the Houston Stars, represented the city of Houston in the United Soccer Association. The club finished with four victories, four draws and four defeats, but led the competition's attendance, with an average of 19,000 supporters per match. In 1985, Bangu was the runner-up of Campeonato Brasileiro, gaining the right to compete in the following year's Copa Libertadores. In 2004, Bangu was relegated to the Campeonato Carioca Second Level, returning to the first level in 2009, after winning the 2008, second level. International Soccer League: Winners: 1960 President's Cup: Winners: 1984 BTV Cup: Winners: 2015 Série A: Runners-up: 1985 Campeonato Carioca: Winners: 1933, 1966 Runners-up: 1951, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1985 Campeonato Carioca Série B: Winners: 1911, 1914, 2008 Runners-up: 2005 Bangu's stadium is Estádio Guilherme Da Silveira Filho, popularly known as Moça Bonita, built in 1947, with a maximum capacity of 15,000 people. Bangu's biggest rivals are América and Campo Grande.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Bangu's mascot is a beaver, known as castor in Portuguese. Castor de Andrade, a banker of Jogo do; the mascot was created in Castor de Andrade's era. Ademar Pimenta, 1935–1936, Brazilian World Cup coach 1938 Aymoré Moreira, 1949–1950, Brazilian World Cup coach 1962 Ondino Viera, 1950–1953, 1967, champion coach, e.g. with Vasco da Gama, Botafogo and in Uruguay und Argentina Tim, 1953–1956, 1959–1960, 1963–1964, 1980 Flávio Costa, 1970, Brazilian World Cup coach 1950 Dorival Knippel "Yustrich", 1978 Zizinho, 1980 Paulo César Carpegiani, 1986, Club World Cup winner with Flamengo Mário Zagallo, 1988, World Cup Winner as coach and Manager Moisés, 1983–85 Ladislau da Guia – 215 goals Moacir Bueno – 162 goals Nívio – 130 goals Menezes – 119 goals Zizinho – 115 goals Paulo Borges – 105 goals Arturzinho – 93 goals Marinho – 83 goals Luís Carlos – 81 goals Décio Esteves and Luisão – 71 goals Ubirajara Motta – 280 matches Ladislau da Guia – 256 matches Zózimo – 256 matches Serjão – 249 matches Nilton dos Santos – 232 matches Moacir Bueno – 231 matches Décio Esteves – 221 matches Gilmar – 221 matches Luisão – 220 matches Luiz Antônio da Guia – 216 matches https://web.archive.org/web/20150402131514/http://www.bangu-ac.com.br/jogadores.htm'back to Rio'.
RGSSA blog post contains image of'The Bangu Football Grounds: Central Railway', c. 1914 Official Site Unofficial Site
Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
The Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro known by the acronyms FERJ and FFERJ, manages all the official football tournaments within the state of Rio de Janeiro including the Campeonato Carioca, the Campeonato Carioca lower levels, the Copa Rio, the Campeonato Carioca de Futebol Feminino. It was founded in 1978. On March 15, 1975, the states of Guanabara, which consisted only of the city of Rio de Janeiro and until 1960 the federal capital district of Brasil, Rio de Janeiro the non-metropolitan area of today's state of Rio de Janeiro were merged to today's State of Rio de Janeiro. On September 29, 1978, the Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro was founded by the merger of Guanabara state's Federação Carioca de Futebol and Rio de Janeiro state's Federação Fluminense de Desportos. Octávio Pinto Guimarães, FCF's president, was chosen as FERJ's first president. In 1979, the Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro organized two different state championships, both won by Flamengo.
Those competitions were the first competitions organized by FERJ. As of 2017 season. Common team names are noted in bold. Confederação Brasileira de Futebol Campeonato Carioca Campeonato Carioca Second Division Campeonato Carioca Third Division Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro official website