Nacional Fast Clube

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Fast Clube
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Full name Nacional Fast Clube
Nickname(s) Tricolor do Boulevard (Boulevard's Tricolor)
Rolo Compressor (Steamroller)'
Founded 1930
Ground Estádio Ismael Benigno and Arena da Amazônia
Ground Capacity 16,000 and 41,000
2008 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, eliminated in first stage

Nacional Fast Clube, usually known simply as Fast or Fast Clube is a Brazilian football club from Manaus, Amazonas state.

History[edit]

On July 8, 1930,[1] Nacional Fast Clube was founded by Nacional Futebol Clube former members who were dissatisfied with the club.[2] Vivaldo Lima, former president of Nacional FC, was one of the founders.[3]

In 1948, Fast won its first title,[4] the Campeonato Amazonense, winning it also in the following year.[5]

In 1970, the club won its only interstate title, the Copa Norte-Nordeste North Zone, finishing ahead of Tuna Luso of Pará state, both clubs with seven points. The club then finished in Copa Norte-Nordeste's final stage third position, behind of Sport Recife and Fortaleza.

In 1977, Fast finished in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A's 24th position, ahead of big clubs such as Internacional and Fluminense.[6]

On March 9, 1980, at Vivaldão stadium, Fast played against famous United States club New York Cosmos. Carlos Alberto Torres, Beckenbauer and Chinaglia played for the American club. The 0-0 match had a 56,950 attendance, which was the stadium's highest attendance before it was torn down and replaced by Arena da Amazônia for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[7]

Titles[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Fast's stadium is Estádio Ismael Benigno, inaugurated in 1961, with a maximum capacity of 16,000 people.[8]

In 2002, Fast played its home matches in Tefé city.[9]

In 2006, the club played its home matches at Estádio Floro de Mendonça, located in Itacoatiara.[10] The stadium's maximum capacity is 8,000 people.[11]

Two training grounds are owned by the club. Campo do Formigão is located in Manaus, and Estádio Benvindo Siqueira is located in Tefé.[9]

Mascot[edit]

The club's mascot is called Rolo Compressor, meaning steamroller.[12]

Nickname[edit]

Fast is nicknamed Tricolor (Tricolour),[12] Tricolor de Aço (Steel Tricolour), Tricolor Cintado (Belted Tricolour) and Filho do Nacional (Nacional's Son).[2]

Club colors[edit]

The club colors are blue, red and white.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Arquivo de Clubes". Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  2. ^ a b Fast history at Futebol do Amazonas website
  3. ^ Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  4. ^ Titles at Futebol do Amazonas
  5. ^ Campeonato Amazonense at RSSSF[dead link]
  6. ^ 1977 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF[dead link]
  7. ^ "Vivaldão at Templos do Futebol". Mavalem.sites.uol.com.br. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  8. ^ "Estádio Ismael Benigno at Templos do Futebol". Mavalem.sites.uol.com.br. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  9. ^ a b "Club card at Futebol do Amazonas". Archived from the original on 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  10. ^ 2006 Campeonato Amazonense at RSSSF[dead link]
  11. ^ "Estádio Floro de Mendonça at Templos do Futebol". Mavalem.sites.uol.com.br. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  12. ^ a b Especial Placar - 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.

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