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 will 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, which means Argentina, Brazil, 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.

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 Ituiutuba 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
The ABC is in the Guinness Book for having won ten consecutive state championships from 1932 to 1941. Previously won by América Mineiro. Even being challenged by opposing fans, the club is part of the select group of the biggest winners of state championships, including being the record with 52 titles.

First team[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 Bruno Fuso (on loan from Ponte Preta)
Brazil GK Gilvan
Brazil GK Camilo
Brazil GK Edilson
Brazil DF Diego Jussani
Brazil DF Mádson (on loan from EC Bahia)
Brazil DF Bruno Perone
Brazil DF Lucas Silva
Brazil DF Suéliton
Brazil DF Samuel
Brazil DF Marlon
Brazil DF Patrick (on loan from América Mineiro)
Brazil DF Renato (on loan from Sport Recife)
Brazil DF Rafael
Brazil DF Robson
Brazil DF Luciano Amaral
Brazil MF Fábio Bahia
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Daniel Amora
Brazil MF Renan Silva
Brazil MF Somália
Brazil MF Erivélton
Brazil MF Marcel
Brazil MF Rogerinho
Brazil MF Michel
Brazil MF Robertinho
Brazil MF Júnior Timbó
Brazil MF Xuxa
Brazil MF Lynneker (on loan from Cruzeiro)
Brazil FW João Paulo
Brazil FW Beto
Brazil FW Gilmar
Brazil FW Lúcio Flávio
Brazil FW Dênis Marques
Brazil FW Rodrigo Silva
Brazil FW João Henrique

Out on loan[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 Alvinho (at Confiança)
Brazil FW Felipe Alves (at Alecrim)

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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