Associação Atlética Portuguesa (RJ)

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Portuguesa
Logo: Associação Atlética Portuguesa (RJ)
Full name Associação Atlética Portuguesa
Nickname(s) Lusa
Founded December 17, 1924; 93 years ago (1924-12-17)
Ground Estádio Luso Brasileiro (Ilha do Governador),
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Capacity 20,113
Chairman João Maria do Rêgo Gonçalves
Manager João Carlos Ângelo
League Série D
Campeonato Carioca
2017 Campeonato Carioca, 9th
Website Club website

Associação Atlética Portuguesa, or AA 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 currently plays in the Rio de Janeiro State League top level and in the Brazilian Série D.

History[edit]

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).

Roster[edit]

First team squad[edit]

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.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Marlon
Brazil GK Arthur (on loan from Resende)
Brazil GK Luciano
Brazil GK Victor Almeida
Brazil GK Marcelo Moretto
Brazil DF Diego Maia
Brazil DF Lucas (on loan from Nova Iguaçu)
Brazil DF Erick Brendon
Brazil DF Adriano
Brazil DF Duarte
Brazil DF Murilo Henrique (on loan from Nova Iguaçu)
Brazil DF Marcão
Brazil DF Cássio
Brazil DF Rodrigo Almeida
Brazil DF Endrew
Brazil MF Rezende (on loan from Madureira)
Brazil MF Willian Amendoim
No. Position Player
Argentina MF Matías Sosa
Brazil MF Marcinho Pitbull
Brazil MF Maicon Assis
Brazil MF Flavinho
Brazil MF Paulo Henrique (on loan from Nova Iguaçu)
Brazil MF Muniz
Brazil MF Patryck
Brazil MF Índio
Brazil MF Caio Cezar
Brazil FW Tiago Amaral
Brazil FW Romarinho
Brazil FW Fabiano Oliveira
Brazil FW Geovane Maranhão (on loan from Madureira)
Brazil FW Wescley (on loan from Nova Iguaçu)
Brazil FW Douglas Caé
Brazil FW Fabinho

Stadium[edit]

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.

Symbols[edit]

The team mascot is a zebra.

Achievements[edit]

External links[edit]