América Futebol Clube (Três Rios)

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América
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Full name América Futebol Clube
Founded 1929; 89 years ago (1929)
Ground Tievão
Capacity 5,000

América Futebol Clube, usually known simply as América, or as América de Três Rios, América-TR or América (TR), is a Brazilian football club from Três Rios, Rio de Janeiro state.

History[edit]

On May 14, 1929, América Futebol Clube was founded.[1] The club was named after America Football Club (RJ).

In 1989, América de Três Rios won the Campeonato Carioca Segunda Divisão, and thus was promoted to the following year's first level.[2]

In 1990, the club disputed the Campeonato Carioca for the first time. The club finished in the 8th position.[3]

In 1991, América de Três Rios disputed again the Rio de Janeiro state championship. In Taça Guanabara, the club finished in the 10th position, and in Taça Rio, the club finished in the 7th position.[4]

In 1992, the club disputed again the Campeonato Carioca. It was the club's all-time best campaign, finishing in the 4th position, ahead of Botafogo, and only behind the other three Rio de Janeiro big teams, Vasco da Gama, Flamengo and Fluminense.[5]

In 1993, América de Três Rios disputed the state championship for the last time. The club was relegated to the second level after finishing in the last position in the competition. In Taça Guanabara, the club lost 10 points due to the utilization of an ineligible player named Juarez, finishing the competition with -7 points.[6]

As of 2007, the club's football section is closed [7]

The club reopened its football department to compete in the 2011 Campeonato Carioca Third Level[8]

Achievements[edit]

Stadium[edit]

América de Três Rios 's home stadium is Estádio Arthur Sebastião de Toledo Ribas, nicknamed Tievão,[9] with a maximum capacity of 5,000 people.[10]

Adílio[edit]

In 1994, Adílio, better known as the 1981 Intercontinental Cup champion defending Flamengo, played for the club.[11]

Club colors[edit]

The club colors are red and white.[9] The home kit is composed of red shirts, white shorts and white socks, and the away kit is composed of white shirts, red shorts and red socks.[1]

Other sports[edit]

América de Três Rios basketball team is still active, disputing mostly state championships.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Portuguese)Club info. Archived 2009-10-25.
  2. ^ Campeonato Carioca lower levels at RSSSF Archived July 21, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ 1990 Campeonato Carioca at RSSSF Archived February 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ 1991 Campeonato Carioca at RSSSF Archived November 9, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ 1992 Campeonato Carioca at RSSSF Archived February 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ 1993 Campeonato Carioca at RSSSF Archived January 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ (in Portuguese) Comentários: Luto - Balípodo[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Série C começará no dia 12 de fevereiro" (in Portuguese). Rádio Globo Macaé. December 1, 2010. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  9. ^ a b (in Portuguese) América de Três Rios at Times Brasileiros Archived February 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ (in Portuguese) Estádio Arthur Sebastião de Toledo Ribas (Tievão) at Templos do Futebol
  11. ^ (in Portuguese) Memória do Futebol - Adílio - Zico na Rede Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ (in Portuguese) América, de Três Rios, mostra força e derrota o Central em grande jogo - FBERJ (Rio de Janeiro State Basketball Federation Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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