Bauru Atlético Clube

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Full name Bauru Atlético Clube
Nickname(s) BAC
Founded May 1, 1919; 98 years ago (1919-05-01)
Dissolved September 18, 1962
Stadium Arena Lusitana, Bauru, São Paulo state, Brazil

Bauru Atlético Clube, commonly known as Bauru, was a Brazilian football club based in Bauru, São Paulo state.


The club was founded on May 1, 1919,[1] as Luzitana Futebol Clube. Bauru won the Campeonato Paulista do Interior de Futebol (pt) in 1946, Pelé's father, Dondinho, was part of the winning squad.[1] Pelé started his career playing for Bauru.[2] The club folded in the 1960s, a few years after Pelé left the club.[2]


Bauru Atlético Clube played their home games at Arena Lusitana.


  1. ^ a b "Pelé 70 Anos" (in Portuguese). Diário do Rio Claro. October 21, 2010. Retrieved April 11, 2011. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "BAC, o Baquinho – Clube em que Pelé surgiu para o futebol" (in Portuguese). iG. Archived from the original on July 8, 2009. Retrieved April 11, 2011.