Associação Atlética Portuguesa (RJ)

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Logo: Associação Atlética Portuguesa (RJ)
Full name Associação Atlética Portuguesa
Nickname(s) Lusa
Founded 1924
Ground Estádio Luso Brasileiro,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ground Capacity 4,697
Chairman João Maria do Rêgo Gonçalves
Manager João Carlos Ângelo
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série D
2016  –

Associação Atlética Portuguesa, or Portuguesa 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 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).


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.


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