Associação Atlética Portuguesa (RJ)
|Full name||Associação Atlética Portuguesa|
|Founded||December 17, 1924|
|Ground||Estádio Luso Brasileiro (Ilha do Governador),|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Chairman||João Maria do Rêgo Gonçalves|
|League||Série D |
|2017||Campeonato Carioca, 9th|
Associação Atlética Portuguesa, AA Portuguesa or Portuguesa Carioca as they are usually called, is a traditional Brazilian football team from Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, founded on December 17, 1924. The club currently plays in the Rio de Janeiro State League top level and in the Brazilian Série D.
The club was founded on December 17, 1924 by a group of empty bags businessmen. After travelling to Santos, they played there a football match against a Santos' group of businessmen. The match ended 1–1. After returning to Rio de Janeiro, they decided to found a football club. Portuguesa is named after Associação Atlética Portuguesa Santista, a football club from Santos. Portuguesa has a great memory of when they beat Real Madrid the most famous team of Europe in 1969 by 2–1. One of the most noticed players at that match was Escurinho, who played part of his career for Fluminense and also for Brazil. In 1969, some European teams thought about buying Escurinho, but they had given up because of his age (39 years old).
First team squad
- As of 11 July, 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Portuguesa's home stadium is Estádio Luso Brasileiro, built in 1965, with a maximum capacity of 4,697 spectators. Portuguesa's stadium is sometimes used by two first division teams from Rio de Janeiro, Flamengo and Botafogo.
The team mascot is a zebra.
- Copa Rio:
- Winners (1): 2000