Brasília Futebol Clube

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Brasília
Brasilia futebol clube logo.gif
Full name Brasília Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Colorado (The Reds)
Founded June 2, 1975
Ground Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil
Ground Capacity 69,349
President Luiz Carlos Alcoforado
Head coach Marcos Soares
League Campeonato Brasiliense, Campeonato Brasileiro Série D
2013 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D, eliminated in first stage

Brasília Futebol Clube, also known as Brasília, are a Brazilian football team from Brasília, in Distrito Federal. They competed in the Série A several times. They are Brasília city'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 Antônio Otoni Filho, commonly known as CAVE.[4] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 5,000 people.[4]

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. 
  4. ^ a b "Antônio Otoni Filho (CAVE)" (in Portuguese). Futebol Nacional. August 12, 2008. Retrieved June 15, 2009.