Associação Cultural e Desportiva Potiguar

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Potiguar
Associacao Cultural e Desportiva Potiguar Mossoro logo.gif
Full nameAssociação Cultural e Desportiva Potiguar
FoundedAugust 15, 1948; 72 years ago (1948-08-15)
GroundNogueirão
Capacity25,000
ChairmanBenjamim Machado
ManagerEmanoel Sacramento
WebsiteClub website

Associação Cultural e Desportiva Potiguar, commonly known as Potiguar or as Potiguar de Mossoró, are a Brazilian football team from Mossoró.[1] They won the Campeonato Potiguar once and competed in the Série A twice.

History[edit]

They were founded on February 11, 1945, as Esporte Clube Potuguar by a group of sportsmen.[2] They fused with Associação Desportiva Potiguar on June 19, 1953.[1] The club won the Campeonato Potiguar in 2004.[2] Potiguar competed in the Série A in 1979, when they were eliminated in the first stage.[3] The club was eliminated in Copa João Havelange's first stage of the Green module in 2000.[4]

Stadium[edit]

They play their home games at the Nogueirão stadium.[2] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 25,000 people.[5]

Honours[edit]

Rio Grande do Norte State Championship

  • Winners (2): 2004, 2013
  • Runners-up (3): 1997, 2006, 2008

Rio Grande do Norte Second Division

  • Winners (1): 1981

Derby[edit]

The derby between Potiguar and Baraúnas is known as Potiba.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 227. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
  2. ^ a b c "Associação Cultural e Desportiva Potiguar" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2009.
  3. ^ "V Copa Brasil - 1979". RSSSF. November 16, 2007. Archived from the original on June 20, 2009. Retrieved July 6, 2009.
  4. ^ "Brazil 2000 Championship - Copa João Havelange". RSSSF. June 6, 2008. Archived from the original on June 4, 2009. Retrieved July 6, 2009.
  5. ^ "Nogueirão" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved July 6, 2009.
  6. ^ "Associação Cultural Esporte Clube Baraúnas" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on May 29, 2009. Retrieved July 6, 2009.

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