Americano Futebol Clube

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Americano
logo
Full name Americano Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Cano
Founded June 1, 1914 (100 years ago) (1914-06-01)
Stadium Godofredo Cruz, Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil
Ground Capacity 25,000
Head coach Acácio
Team photo from the 2008 season

Americano Futebol Clube, or Americano as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Campos dos Goytacazes in Rio de Janeiro, founded on June 1, 1914.

They play in black and white stripes, black shorts and socks.

History[edit]

The club was founded on June 1, 1914[1] 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 originally 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 (2-0 and 3-1) 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, and was not promoted to the Série B.

Titles[edit]

1987
2002
2002
1939, 1947, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1975 (*)
1915, 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.

Stadium[edit]

Americano's stadium is Estádio Godofredo Cruz,[1] with a maximum capacity of 25,000 people.

Logo and anthem[edit]

The nine red stars on Americano's logo represent the nine consecutive Campeonato da Cidade de Campos titles. The golden star represents the 1987 Brazilian Third Division title. The club's official anthem was composed by Pereira Júnior.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Placar Guia 2012 Estaduais (1362-C): 37. January 2012. 

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