Brasília FC

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Brasília
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Full name Brasília Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Colorado (The Reds)
Founded June 2, 1975
Ground Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
Brasília, DF, Brazil
Ground Capacity 69,349
President Luiz Carlos Alcoforado
Head coach Marcos Soares
League Campeonato Brasiliense
2014 Candangão, 2nd

Brasília Futebol Clube, commonly known as Brasília, is a Brazilian professional football club based in Brasília, DF. They are Brasília's oldest professional football club.[1]

History[edit]

They were founded on June 2, 1975 as Brasília Esporte Clube by the entrepreneurs José da Silva Neto and Vicente de Paula Rodrigues.[2] The club won the Campeonato Brasiliense eight times, the last time being in 1987.[1] Brasília were Torneio Centro-Oeste's runner-up in 1984, after being defeated by Guará in the final.[3] The club's football department was bought in 1999 by Brasília Promoções e Participações Desportivas S/A, which is a company owned by eight members (in Portuguese sócios) of the club, and the club was renamed to Brasília Futebol Clube,[2] adopting a new logo, and changing its colors from red to yellow and blue.[1] The club reverted to play in red in 2002.[2] They competed in the Série A several times, the last time being in 2000.[2]

Stadium[edit]

Brasília play their home games at Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, one of the venues of both 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Achievements[edit]

2014
Runners-up (1): 1984
1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987
Runners-up (5): 1979, 1995, 1997, 2009, 2013
2001, 2008
  • JK Cup
2013

References[edit]

Notes:

  1. ^ a b c Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 139. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Brasília Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved June 15, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Torneio Centro-Oeste - 1984" (in Portuguese). RSSSF. September 24, 2002. Retrieved March 17, 2014.