Rio Branco Football Club

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Rio Branco
Rio Branco Football Club.png
Full name Rio Branco Football Club
Nickname(s) Alvirrubro (White-and-Red)
Estrelão (Big Star)
O Mais Querido (The Most Loved)
O Maior do Norte (The Biggest of the North
Founded June 8, 1919
Stadium José de Melo
Arena da Floresta
Ground Capacity 8,000 (José de Melo)
20,000 (Arena da Floresta)
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série D
2013 Série C, 21st (relegated)
Arena da Floresta


José de Melo - ground setting
Club memorials

Rio Branco Football Club, usually known simply as Rio Branco, is a Brazilian football club based in the city of Rio Branco in the Acre state of Brazil.

History[edit]

On June 8, 1919, the club was founded by the lawyer Luiz Mestrinho Filho, a relative of Governor Gilberto Mestrinho.[1]

In 1947, the club won the first state championship organized by the Acre State Football Federation.[2] From 1955 to 1957, Rio Branco won three state championships in a row.[2]

Rio Branco won the first edition of Copa Norte in 1997,[3] beating Remo of Pará state, in the final.[4] Rio Branco gained the right to compete in that year's Copa CONMEBOL. The club was eliminated in the first round of Copa CONMEBOL, by Deportes Tolima, of Colombia, after losing in the penalty shootout.[5] From 2002 to 2005, Rio Branco won four state championships in a row.[1]

Achievements[edit]

1997
1976, 1979, 1984
1947, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1971, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1992 ,1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012

Season records[edit]

Season League Campeonato Brasilero Copa do Brasil
Division Format P W D L F A Pts Pos Division P W D L F A Pts Pos
1999 A (g6*,g6*)-2 10 6 1 3 19 3rd
2000 A (g6*,g6*)-2 12 8 3 0 27 1st Green
Modul
12 5 3 4 20 16 18
2001 A (g6*,g6*)-2 12 6 2 3 29 11 20 2nd
2002 A g6 10 9 0 1 27 4 27 1st
2003 A (g7*,g7*)-2 12 10 2 0 32 1st C R32
2004 A 14 9 2 3 29 1st C QF 2nd round
2005 A (g5*,g5*)-2 13 9 3 1 30 1st 1st round
2006 A Tacas 10 6 1 3 19 12 19 2nd withdrew 1st round
2007 A (g7*;g7*)-2 12 10 2 0 47 11 32 1st C 6 3 1 2 9 7 10 3rd(R16) not qualified
2008 A (g8*;g6*)-2 13 12 0 1 42 15 36 1st C 14 5 1 8 25 30 16 8th(R8) 1st round
2009 A 2g5*-4-2* 6 4 2 0 16 7 14 2nd C 10 4 2 4 18 15 14 QF 1st round
2010 A g9*-4 13 11 1 1 40 17 34 1st C 8 2 4 2 12 17 10 4th(GS) not qualified
2011 A g8-4 18 12 2 4 42 22 38 1st C 1st round

Current squad[edit]

First Team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK André
Brazil GK Alencar Baú
Brazil GK Babau
Brazil GK Vanderlei
Brazil DF Rodrigão
Brazil DF Ananías
Brazil DF Léo Paulista
Brazil DF Rubran
Brazil DF Alfredo
Brazil DF Guilherme Henrique
Brazil DF Xaro
Brazil MF Zé Marco
Brazil MF Ednei
Brazil MF Testinha
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Paulinho Pitbull
Brazil MF Jose Neném (on loan from Botev Vratsa)
Brazil MF Diego Silva
Brazil MF Rafael Lopes
Brazil MF Ismael
Brazil MF Kléber
Brazil MF Araújo
Brazil MF Radamis
Brazil FW Antonio Araújo
Brazil FW Juliano César
Brazil FW Nilton Goiano
Brazil FW Douglas
Brazil FW Kleyr

Stadium[edit]

Rio Branco currently plays in their home stadium, the Estádio José de Melo, which has a maximum capacity of 8,000 people.

The club also plays at Arena da Floresta, which has a maximum capacity of 20,000 people.

Colors[edit]

Rio Branco's official colors are red and white. Rio Branco's home kit is composed of a red shirt, red shorts and red socks.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rio Branco Football Club". Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved 2007-06-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Acre State League - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 2007-06-30. 
  3. ^ "Competições da Região Norte do Brasil". RSSSF. Retrieved 2007-06-30. 
  4. ^ "Brazil - Copa Norte 1997". RSSSF. Retrieved 2007-06-30. 
  5. ^ "Copa Conmebol 1997". RSSSF. Retrieved 2007-06-30. 

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