Alecrim Futebol Clube

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Full name Alecrim Futebol Clube
Founded August 15, 1915 (101 years ago) (1915-08-15)
Stadium Machadão, Natal, Brazil
Ground Capacity 45,000
President Anthony Armstrong Emery
Head coach Edson Alves
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série D
2011 Série D, 28th

Alecrim Futebol Clube, also known as Alecrim, are a Brazilian football team from Natal, Rio Grande do Norte. They competed in the Série A in 1986.

History[edit]

Alecrim Futebol Clube were founded on August 15, 1915 by a group of boys that included the future Brazilian President, Café Filho.[1] They won the Campeonato Potiguar six times.[2] Alecrim competed in the Série A in 1986 when they were eliminated in the first stage of the competition.[3]

On February 4, 1968, the famous player Garrincha played a game for Alecrim against Sport.[1] In 2012 Alecrim appointed Englishman Anthony Armstrong-Emery, as the first foreign President of a Brazilian club.

Stadium[edit]

Alecrim played their home games at Estádio Dr. João Cláudio Vasconcelos Machado, commonly known as Machadão.[2] The stadium had a maximum capacity of 45,000 people.[4] At the end of 2013, Alecrim moved to a new 10,500 capacity stadium, which has the potential for expansion to 25,000. The new stadium will also host an academy.[5]

Players with current contract[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 Ubiratan Aurélio Ferreira Junior
Brazil GK Willians Gomes do Nascimento
Equatorial Guinea GK Danilo
Brazil DF Francisco Fabiano Pereira Marciano
Brazil DF Diego Batista Cordeiro de Almeida
Brazil DF Ewerton Silva Felix
Brazil DF Elton Gomes Avelino de Lima
Brazil DF Antonio Carlos de Oliveira Mendanha
Brazil DF Eduardo Igor da Silva Moreno
Brazil DF Jonatha Marques de Oliveira
Brazil DF Abemor do Nascimento
Brazil DF Cleiton Kelly da Silva
Brazil DF Francisco Anderson da Silva Nascimento
Netherlands MF Stefano Seedorf
Brazil MF Roosevelt Delano de Menezes Alves
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Danilo Gomes de Almeida
Brazil MF Claiton
Brazil MF Thiago Teodoro
Brazil MF José Alexandre da Silva Sousa
Brazil MF Marcelo Mozack
Brazil MF Paulo César de Oliveira
Brazil MF Francisco Manoel do Nascimento Silva
Brazil MF Ramon Gabriel Santos do Nascimento
Brazil MF Paulo César de Oliveira
Brazil FW Edivaldo Felix Alves Barbosa
Brazil FW Edivan Luiz Hermenegildo
Brazil FW Rogean Gomes da Silva
Brazil FW Rico
Brazil FW José Maria dos Santos Lima
Brazil FW Roberlan Lacerda

Achievements[edit]

1925, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1985, 1986
4th (2009,promoted)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 117. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 
  2. ^ a b "Alecrim Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on June 30, 2009. Retrieved July 15, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Brazil 1986 Championship". RSSSF. February 4, 2000. Archived from the original on July 6, 2009. Retrieved July 15, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Machadão" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved July 15, 2009. 
  5. ^ "New Natal football stadium".