Clube Atlético Bragantino

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Full nameClube Atlético Bragantino
Nickname(s)Leão (Lion)
Massa Bruta (Gross Mass)
Braga
FoundedJanuary 8, 1928; 90 years ago (1928-01-08)
GroundNabi Abi Chedid,
Bragança Paulista, São Paulo state Brazil
Capacity17,724
PresidentBrazil Marquinho Chedid
Head coachBrazil Roberto Fonseca
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série C
WebsiteClub website

The Clube Atlético Bragantino, or Bragantino as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Bragança Paulista in São Paulo that was founded on January 8, 1928.

Its home stadium is the Nabi Abi Chedid stadium, capacity 21,209. They play in white shirts, shorts and socks.

The Chedid family has a lengthy connection to the Bragantino. The Bragantino's first president was Hafiz and among his successors were included his sons Jesus and Nabi. The current president, Marco Antônio Abi Chedid, is Nabi's son and Hafiz's grandson.

From 1989 to 1992, the Bragantino were known as the Lingüiça Mecânica ("Clockwork Sausage"), after the movie A Clockwork Orange and Bragança Paulista's tradition as a sausage producer.

History[edit]

On January 8, 1928, former Bragança Futebol Clube members founded the Clube Atlético Bragantino.

In 1949, the club played in the Campeonato Paulista Second Division for the first time. In 1965, the Bragantino was promoted to the Campeonato Paulista First Division for the first time. However, in 1966, the club was relegated to the Campeonato Paulista Second Division.

In 1988, the Bragantino was the Campeonato Paulista Second Division champion. In 1989, the club was promoted to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A for the first time after winning the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In 1990, the Bragantino defeated the Novorizontino to win the Campeonato Paulista First Division. The final was nicknamed the caipira final (final caipira, in Portuguese language).

In 1991 the club was the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runner-up. In the final, the Bragantino was defeated by the São Paulo. In 1992 the club competed in the Copa CONMEBOL, debuting in international competitions. In 1993 the Bragantino competed in the Copa CONMEBOL for the second time. In 1995 the club was relegated to the Campeonato Paulista Second Division. In 1996 the Bragantino competed in the Copa CONMEBOL for the third time.

In 1998 the club was relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In 2002, after a poor campaign, the Bragantino were relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C. In 2005 the club was promoted to the Campeonato Paulista First Division. In 2007 the Bragantino won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C thus being promoted to the following year's Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.

Achievements[edit]

1989
2007
1990
1965, 1988
1979

Famous coaches[edit]

Current squad[edit]

First team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Gustavo
Brazil DF Cortez
Brazil DF Gilberto
Brazil DF Léo
Brazil MF Elivelton
Brazil MF Erick
Brazil MF Everton Dias
Brazil MF Guilherme (on loan from Vasco)
Brazil MF Rafael Rosa
Brazil MF Renan
Brazil MF Rodney
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Samuel
Brazil MF Evandro
South Korea FW Chico
Brazil FW Daivison
Brazil FW Jobinho
Brazil FW Robert
Brazil FW Thiago Santos
Brazil FW Wallace
Brazil FW Mayckol

Out of team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil DF André Vinícius (on loan from Corinthians)
East Timor DF Diogo Rangel
No. Position Player
Brazil DF Pedro Henrique (on loan from Corinthians)

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil MF Geandro (to Joinville EC)
Brazil MF Gustavo Campanharo (to France Evian Thonon Gaillard)
Brazil FW Cesinha (to Ponte Preta)
No. Position Player
Brazil FW Lincom (to Corinthians)
Brazil FW Diego Maurício (to Saudi Arabia Al-Qadisiyah)
Brazil DF Alemão (on loan from Botafogo)

Stadium[edit]

The Bragantino's stadium is the Estádio Nabi Abi Chedid, built in 1949 with a maximum capacity of 21,209 people. The stadium owned by the Clube Atlético Bragantino honors Nabi Abi Chedid, a former president of the club and father of present president Marco Antônio Abi Chedidand a former president of the club. It was previously named the Estádio Marcelo Stéfani, its former name honored Marcelo Stéfani, a player and president of the Bragantino. As Estádio Marcelo Stéfani, the stadium was also known by the nickname Marcelão. The name change was effected on January 6, 2009 and received criticism from the Bragança Paulista population.

Copa CONMEBOL participations[edit]

1992 Edition[edit]

First Round
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
The Bragantino 3–3 The Grêmio 2–2 1–1 (6–7p)

1993 edition[edit]

First Round
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
The Botafogo 6–3 The Bragantino 3–1 3–2

1996 edition[edit]

First Round
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
The Bragantino 5–4 The Palmeiras 5–1 0–3
Second Round
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
The Independiente Santa Fé (COL) 1–0 The Bragantino 1–0 0–0

Club colors[edit]

1989–1991 Bragantino's home kit

The uniform on the right was used by the Bragantino during the 1989, 1990 and 1991 seasons. It was later replaced by a more traditional uniform, but returned in 2006.

Ultras[edit]

  • Torcida Uniformizada Guerreiros do Leão

External links[edit]