Torcida Jovem

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Torcida Jovem
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Established 26 September 1969
Type Supporters' group
Team Santos Futebol Clube
President Marcos Gordinho[1]
Vice President Wagner Ted[1]
Flag director Paulo Roberto[1]
Key people
  • * Amilton Silva (Treasuring director)[1]
    • Leonardo Santos (Torcida director)[1]
    • Eduardo Carvalho (Sports director)[1]
    • Denis Almeida Silva (Social Events director)[1]
Membership 70,000+
Colors      Black and      White
Website torcidajovem.com.br

The Torcida Jovem (Portuguese pronunciation: [toʁˈsidɐ ˈʒɔvẽ]) are a torcida organizada, or supporters' group, for Santos Futebol Clube, a Brazilian professional football club based in Santos, Brazil.[2] Founded in 1969 by a group of fans from São Paulo, the group set out to make it a goal in attending every match that the club played in the capital of São Paulo.[3] With over 70,000 members, it is one of the largest supporting groups in Brazil.[4] The current president is Marcos Gordinho.[1]

History[edit]

During the late 1960s when Santos' fan base did not extend beyond the limits of the city of Santos, a group of men made a point to attend every game the team played in São Paulo.[3] After a few matches, the group began to arrange together trips to any state venue to popularize the idea o support the club, and negate the provocations of other rival fans.[3] The habit of attending the club's matches en masse became so common that in 1969 they decided to give birth to a uniformed, official supporters group that attended every game the team disputes.[3] Thirteen individuals were the driving force behind the creation of Torcida Jovem, with Cosmo Damiano, German, toboggan, Menezes, Celso Jatene and Ze Miguel being the principal de facto leaders.[3] On September 26, 1969, when the club returned from another successful tour, unbeaten in a series of seven matches in Europe, the group gathered in an old house in the traditional bairro of Brás in São Paulo.[3] It was decided to name the group Torcida Jovem since the founders were no older than 21 years of age. Cosmo's house became the first official seat of the first organized supporters group for Santos.[3] The firm's first witness of the club's success came on November 19 of that same year in Rio de Janeiro.[3] In a match against Vasco da Gama, Pelé, named the "Athlete of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee,[5] and widely regarded among football historians, former players and fans to be one of the best and most accomplished footballers in the game's history.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15] scored his 1,000th goal in the Maracanã. The following year, the Torcida Jovem made themselves present during Brazil's victorious campaign during the 1970 FIFA World Cup.[3][16][17][18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Diretoria TJ" (in Portuguese). Torcida Jovem. August 9, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Santos Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "História da Torcida Jovem" (in Portuguese). Torcida Jovem. August 9, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Brasileiros querem fundar torcida organizada do Santos no Japão" (in Portuguese). Brazil Futsal Center. August 9, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Pelé still in global demand". CNN Sports Illustrated. May 29, 2002. Retrieved May 30, 2008. 
  6. ^ "The Best of The Best". Rsssf.com. June 19, 2009. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ "IFFHS' Century Elections". Rsssf.com. January 30, 2000. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ "The Best x Players of the Century/All-Time". Rsssf.com. February 5, 2001. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Pele tops World Cup legends poll". BBC Sport. August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Pelé "es el mejor"" (in Spanish). BBC Mundo. August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Acerca de ... Pelé" (in Spanish). FIFA. August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Over 50 per cent of Goal.com UK readers believe Brazilian legend Pele was a greater player than Diego Maradona". Goal.com. August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Beckenbauer: "Pelé es el mejor del mundo"" (in Spanish). La Cuarta. August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  14. ^ "World Soccer 100 Players of the Century". England Football Online. August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  15. ^ "THE LIST: The greatest players in the history of football, Nos 10-1". Daily Mail. August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  16. ^ "FIFA report on the 1970 World Cup Finals". FIFA. August 9, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Details at RSSSF". RSSSF. August 9, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Planet World Cup - Mexico 1970". Planet World Cup. August 9, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Brazil's heroes of 1970 relive their days of glory". FIFA. August 9, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 

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