Botafogo Futebol Clube (PB)
|Full name||Botafogo Futebol Clube|
|Founded||September 28, 1931|
|Head coach||Marcelo Vilar|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série C|
|2013||Série D, 1st (promoted)|
On September 28, 1931, the club was founded at Cristo Redentor neighborhood, João Pessoa city, by Beraldo de Oliveira, Manoel Feitosa, Livonete Pessoa, José de Melo, Edson de Moura Machado and Enock Lins, all of them Botafogo of Rio de Janeiro supporters. Beraldo de Oliveira was chosen as the club's first president.
In 1932, Botafogo played its first match, against São Bento. The Liga Suburbana match ended in a 2-2 draw.
In 1985, Botafogo finished 19th in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, which is the club's all-time best position in the competition.
In 1989, Botafogo disputed Copa do Brasil's first edition. The team was knocked out in the first round by Cruzeiro, after two draws, on the away goals rule (the first leg, in João Pessoa was 1-1, and the second leg, in Belo Horizonte, ended 0-0).
The 2011 season saw Botafogo, for the first time in their history, the club advanced to the Copa do Brasil's second round after beating Vitória 3-1 on aggregate. Belo was knocked out in the second round by Caxias, after losing 4-1 on aggregate. Botafogo's first national title is the Série D, which was won in 2013, when they beat Juventude in the final.
- Major competitions
- Série D: 2013
- Campeonato Paraibano: 1936, 1937 (undefeated), 1938, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949 (undefeated), 1953 (undefeated),1954, 1955, 1957 (undefeated), 1968, 1969, 1970 (undefeated), 1975, 1976 (undefeated), 1977, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1998, 1999, 2003 and 2013.
- Torneio Início do Campeonato Paraibano: 1937, 1940, 1941, 1946, 1949, 1967, 1970, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1989, 1991 and 1992.
- Minor competitions
National competitions record
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A record
Copa do Brasil
|1989||round of 32|
|1998||round of 32|
|1999||round of 64|
|2000||round of 32|
|2001||round of 64|
|2002||round of 64|
|2003||round of 64|
|2004||round of 64|
|2006||round of 64|
The club also owns a training ground named CT Maravilha do Contorno. The total training ground area is 10 ha.
The club's logo was inspired by Botafogo of Rio de Janeiro one. However, Botafogo da Paraíba's star is red. The star is red because, in 1976, the radio announcer Ivan Tomaz decided that the club's logo should have the same colors of Paraíba state flag, black and red.
Botafogo's colors are red, black and white.
The club is nicknamed Belo, meaning beautiful in Portuguese. This nickname was created by Antônio de Abreu e Lima, a club's counselor, after the club scored a goal considered very beautiful by him.
- Torcida Jovem do Botafogo (TJB)
- Torcida Organizada Fogomania (TOF)
- Torcida Organizada Império Alvi-Negro (TOIAN)
- Club info at Botafogo PB fansite
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
- History at Botafogo PB fansite
- Campeonato Paraibano at RSSSF
- 1976 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF
- 1985 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF
- 1989 Copa do Brasil at RSSSF
- Templos do Futebol
- Jokes at Botafogo PB fansite (it also lists the club's most important rivals)
- "Duelo entre Bota-PB e Auto Esporte é adiado" (in Portuguese). Terra. March 23, 2001. Retrieved April 12, 2009.
- Futsal at Botafogo PB fansite
- Basketball at Botafogo PB fansite
- Trivia at Botafogo PB fansite
- Arquivo de Clubes
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