Brasília Futebol Clube

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Brasília
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Full name Brasília Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Colorado Candango (Red from Brasília)
Founded June 2, 1975 (41 years ago) (1975-06-02)
Ground Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
Brasília, Brazil
Ground Capacity 69,349
President Luís Felipe Belmonte
Head coach Julinho Camargo
League Campeonato Brasiliense
2015 Candangão, Runners-up

Brasília Futebol Clube, commonly known as Brasília, is a Brazilian professional football club based in Brasília, Federal District. They are Brasília's oldest professional football club.[1]

History[edit]

They were founded on June 2, 1975 as Brasília Esporte Clube by the entrepreneurs José da Silva Neto and Vicente de Paula Rodrigues.[2] The club won the Campeonato Brasiliense eight times, the last time being in 1987.[1] Brasília were Torneio Centro-Oeste's runner-up in 1984, after being defeated by Guará in the final.[3] The club's football department was bought in 1999 by Brasília Promoções e Participações Desportivas S/A, which is a company owned by eight members (in Portuguese sócios) of the club, and the club was renamed to Brasília Futebol Clube,[2] adopting a new logo, and changing its colors from red to yellow and blue.[1] The club reverted to play in red in 2002.[2] They competed in the Série A several times, the last time being in 2000 when the 116-team Copa João Havelange was played.[2]

Brasília has qualified to the Série D in 2009, 2010 and 2013. In 2014 they won the Copa Verde, the regional cup for Center-West and Northwest teams.

Stadium[edit]

Brasília play their home games at Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, one of the venues of both 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Honours[edit]

2014
1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987

References[edit]

Notes:

  1. ^ a b c Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 139. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Brasília Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved June 15, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Torneio Centro-Oeste - 1984" (in Portuguese). RSSSF. September 24, 2002. Retrieved March 17, 2014.