Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas (basketball)

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Botafogo Basketball
Botafogo Basketball logo
Nickname
  • Fogão (The Great Fire)
  • A Estrela Solitária (The Lone Star)
  • O Glorioso (The Glorious One)
  • O Mais Tradicional (The Most Traditional)
LeaguesNBB
Founded1904
HistoryBotafogo Basketball
(1933–present)
ArenaGinásio Oscar Zelaya
Carioca Arena 1
Capacity1,500
(fan seating)
16,000
(fan seating)
LocationRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Team colorsBlack, Silver and White
              
PresidentCarlos Eduardo Pereira
Head coachMárcio Soares de Andrade
Websitebotafogo.com.br
Uniforms

Botafogo Basketball, is the men's professional basketball team of the major Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas that is based in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

History[edit]

Basketball plays a major important role in the club's history. It was on a basketball game in 1942 between the rowing and the football club of the Botafogo neighbourhood (Club de Regatas Botafogo and Botafogo Football Club, respectively) when, during the match just after halftime, Armando Albano, a player from the football side, died on the court after suffering a heart attack. In his honor, the president of each side decided to merge their clubs to become the Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, with a new flag and a new crest, mixing both club's originals.[1] After that, Botafogo won many titles of the state championship, including the three-peat in 1943, 1944 and 1945.

Botafogo won the Brazilian League championship in 1967, becoming the first and only club from Rio to do it until 2000. They also competed at the 1968 edition of the Intercontinental Cup.

At the beginning of the 2000s, clubs' basketball department became amateur, only backing to professional ways in 2015. At the 2017 season, Botafogo played at Liga Ouro, the second tier of Brazilian basketball. The club finished the regular season at the first position[2] and went to win the title after beating Blumenau Basketball at the playoffs and then, winning the finals after beating Joinville at the 5th and decisive game at home by 90-68.[3] The team's main star Jamaal Smith was elected the Finals MVP after a great performance during the series.

At women's basketball, Botafogo is the biggest winner of the state's championship with seven titles: 1955, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1995 and 2006.

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Botafogo Basketball roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F/C 2 United States Cameron Tatum 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 30 – (1988-07-20)20 July 1988
G/F 5 United States Jamaal Smith 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 33 – (1985-02-25)25 February 1985
F/C 6 Brazil Rafinha 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 30 – (1988-02-28)28 February 1988
G 7 Brazil Gabriel 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 25 – (1993-07-12)12 July 1993
C 8 Brazil Fabrício 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 20 – (1998-03-30)30 March 1998
SG 10 Brazil Guga 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 23 – (1995-02-22)22 February 1995
SG 11 Brazil Arnaldinho (C) 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 40 – (1978-10-21)21 October 1978
C 12 Brazil Rodrigo Bahia 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 39 – (1979-10-23)23 October 1979
F 13 Brazil Varela 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 20 – (1998-02-06)6 February 1998
F 14 Brazil Douglas 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 27 – (1991-03-22)22 March 1991
PF 15 Brazil Roberto 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 39 – (1979-08-03)3 August 1979
PF 34 Brazil Guapi 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 19 – (1999-08-08)8 August 1999
C 44 Brazil Coimbra 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 32 – (1986-10-29)29 October 1986
C 50 Brazil Átila 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 35 – (1983-09-15)15 September 1983
F TBA Brazil Victinho 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 25 – (1993-11-11)11 November 1993
Head coach
  • Brazil Márcio Soares de Andrade
Assistant coach(es)
  • Brazil Bruno Menezes Gomes
Team manager
  • Brazil João Batista dos Santos Guia

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 10 September 2017

Players[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Átila Rodrigo Bahia Erike Guapi
PF Coimbra Roberto Dias Victinho
SF Gabriel Douglas Varela
SG Cameron Tatum Fabricio Arnaldinho
PG Jamaal Smith Guga Ceccato Rafinha

Honours[edit]

Individual records[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

Liga Ouro Most Valuable Player

Liga Ouro Finals MVP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basquete". Botafogo FR. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Alerta e Alivio". Liga Nacional de Basquete. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Botafogo Campeão". Liga Nacional de Basquete. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  4. ^ "The Best!". Liga Nacional de Basquete. 3 June 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  5. ^ "O cara das finais". Liga Nacional de Basquete. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.

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