Alecrim Futebol Clube
|Full name||Alecrim Futebol Clube|
|Founded||August 15, 1915|
|Stadium||Machadão, Natal, Brazil|
|President||Anthony Armstrong Emery|
|Head coach||Edson Alves|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série D|
|2011||Série D, 28th|
Alecrim Futebol Clube were founded on August 15, 1915 by a group of boys that included the future Brazilian President, Café Filho. They won the Campeonato Potiguar six times. Alecrim competed in the Série A in 1986 when they were eliminated in the first stage of the competition.
On February 4, 1968, the famous player Garrincha played a game for Alecrim against Sport. In 2012 Alecrim appointed Englishman Anthony Armstrong-Emery, as the first foreign President of a Brazilian club.
Alecrim played their home games at Estádio Dr. João Cláudio Vasconcelos Machado, commonly known as Machadão. The stadium had a maximum capacity of 45,000 people. 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.
Players with current contract
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- 1925, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1985, 1986
- 4th (2009,promoted)
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- "Brazil 1986 Championship". RSSSF. February 4, 2000. Archived from the original on July 6, 2009. Retrieved July 15, 2009.
- "Machadão" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved July 15, 2009.
- "New Natal football stadium".