Bangu Atlético Clube
|Full name||Bangu Atlético Clube|
|Founded||April 17, 1904|
|Stadium||Proletário Guilherme da Silveira Filho,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Head coach||Dermot Drummy|
|Website||Club home page|
Bangu Atlético Clube, or Bangu as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football club from Bangu district, Rio de Janeiro city in Rio de Janeiro state, founded on April 17, 1904. The club competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A several times, finishing as runner-up in 1985.
Home stadium is the Moça Bonita stadium, capacity 15,000.
The club has its origins in Fábrica Bangu (Bangu Factory), located in Bangu neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro. Some Britons that worked at the factory, especially Thomas Donohoe, introduced football to the factory workers by bringing footballs to the place and organizing the first football match in Brazil. In December 1903, Andrew Procter suggested the foundation of a club, when he realized how enthusiastic his colleagues were for football. The club was founded on April 17, 1904 as Bangu Atlético Clube. Bangu was the first football club in Brazil to feature black and mulatto players.
In 1966, Bangu won its second state championship in a game played in the world's largest stadium filled with over 120.000 fans, Maracana, over powerhouse Flamengo 3-0 in a game remembered by a big brawl caused by Flamengo's players, in which several players got ejected afterwards. In 1967, Bangu, as the Houston Stars, represented the city of Houston in the United Soccer Association. The club finished with four victories, four draws and four defeats, but led the competition's attendance, with an average of 19,000 supporters per match.
- International Soccer League:
- Winners (1): 1960
- President's Cup (Korea):
- Winners (1): 1984
- Campeonato Carioca:
- Winners (2): 1933, 1966
- Runners-up (6): 1951, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1985
- Campeonato Carioca Second Level:
- Winners (3): 1911, 1914, 2008
- Runners-up (1): 2005
Bangu's stadium is Estádio Guilherme Da Silveira Filho, popularly known as Moça Bonita, built in 1947, with a maximum capacity of 15,000 people.
Bangu's mascot is a beaver, known as castor in Portuguese. Castor de Andrade, a banker of Jogo do Bicho (illicit game in Brazil) financially supported the club for several years. The mascot was created in Castor de Andrade's era.
- Ademar Pimenta, 1935–1936, Brazilian World Cup coach 1938
- Aymoré Moreira, 1949–1950, Brazilian World Cup coach 1962
- Ondino Viera, (Uruguay), 1950–1953, 1967, champion coach, e.g. with Vasco da Gama, Botafogo and in Uruguay und Argentina
- Tim, 1953–1956, 1959–1960, 1963–1964, 1980
- Flávio Costa, 1970, Brazilian World Cup coach 1950
- Dorival Knippel "Yustrich", 1978
- Zizinho, 1980
- Paulo César Carpegiani, 1986, Club World Cup winner with Flamengo
- Mário Zagallo, 1988, World Cup Winner as coach and Manager
- Moisés, 1983–85
Bangu's top scorers
- Ladislau da Guia - 215 goals
- Moacir Bueno - 162 goals
- Nívio - 130 goals
- Menezes - 119 goals
- Zizinho - 115 goals
- Paulo Borges - 105 goals
- Arturzinho - 93 goals
- Marinho - 83 goals
- Luís Carlos - 81 goals
- Décio Esteves and Luisão - 71 goals
Most matches played
- Ubirajara Motta - 280 matches
- Ladislau da Guia - 256 matches
- Zózimo - 256 matches
- Serjão - 249 matches
- Nilton dos Santos - 232 matches
- Moacir Bueno - 231 matches
- Décio Esteves - 221 matches
- Gilmar - 221 matches
- Luisão - 220 matches
- Luiz Antônio da Guia - 216 matches
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- "Moça Bonita" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved November 15, 2008.
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