ABC Futebol Clube

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ABC
Logo: ABC FC
Full name ABC Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) O Mais Querido
Founded June 29, 1915 (99 years ago) (1915-06-29)
Stadium Frasqueirão, Brazil
Ground Capacity 18,000
President Rubens Dantas
Head coach Zé Teodoro
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
2013 Série B, 14th
Website Club home page
Estádio Maria Lamas Farache
Stadium interior
Scoreboard for the match between ABC and Boca Juniors

ABC Futebol Clube, or ABC, as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Natal in Rio Grande do Norte, founded on June 29, 1915. ABC is the oldest club of Rio Grande do Norte state. The club won the Série C in 2010.

History[edit]

The team was founded on June 29, 1915, on avenida Rio Branco, at Colonel Avelino Alves Freire home, president of Associação Comercial do Rio Grande do Norte (Commerce Association of Rio Grande do Norte). At that meeting it was decided by the founders that the club colors would be black and white. It was also decided that the team shirt will be composed of black and white vertical stripes. The team was named ABC, in reference to the recently-signed pact by Argentina, Brazil and Chile.

The team only incorporated on December 13, 1927, when the Potiguar Football League registered the club charter.

ABC's first interstate match was in 1917. The match was against Santa Cruz of Recife, Pernambuco. ABC beat Santa Cruz by 2-1.

ABC is in the Guinness Book for having won ten consecutive state championships from 1932 to 1941, sharing this record with América Mineiro, that won ten consecutive titles from 1916 to 1925. The team also is the team with the most state championship titles in Brazil, holding 52 titles.

In 1979, Rivelino played for ABC in a friendly match. The match was against Vasco da Gama and ended in a 1-1 draw. In the same year ABC played against the Olympic team of Brazil, and was defeated by 1-0.

The club won the Série C in 2010 after beating Ituiutaba in the final.[1]

Achievements[edit]

2010
1920, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

Squad[edit]

As of February 28, 2014 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Gilvan
Brazil GK Pedrinho
Brazil GK Saulo (on loan from Sport)
Brazil DF Jussandro
Brazil DF Leandro Amaro
Brazil DF Luizão
Brazil DF Mael
Brazil DF Marcílio
Brazil DF Marlon
Brazil DF Reginaldo (on loan from Coritiba)
Brazil DF Rafael
Brazil DF Robson
Brazil DF Suéliton
Brazil DF Tonhão
Brazil MF Anderson Paraíba
Brazil MF Chiclete
Brazil MF Clebinho
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Daniel Amora
Brazil MF Deyvid Sacconi
Brazil MF Fábio Bahia
Brazil MF Ítalo
Brazil MF Marcel
Brazil MF Michel Loures
Brazil MF Robertinho
Brazil MF Sandro
Brazil MF Somália
Brazil MF Zé Mário (on loan from Internacional)
Brazil FW Alvinho
Brazil FW Fabinho Alves
Brazil FW Gilmar
Brazil FW Kayke
Brazil FW Júlio César

Out of team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil FW Felipe Alves

Stadium[edit]

Main articles: Machadão and Frasqueirão

The club owns Estádio Maria Lamas Farache, nicknamed Frasqueirão, which has a maximum capacity of 18,000.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brazil 2010 - Third Level (Série C)" (in Portuguese). RSSSF Brasil. November 20, 2010. Retrieved November 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Retrieved January 3, 2012. 
  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  • Especial Placar - 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.

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