Clube Recreativo e Atlético Catalano were founded on July 13, 1931. The club won their first title, which was the Campeonato Goiano, in 1967, winning the competition for a second time in 2004. The club competed for the first time in the Série C in 2004, when they were eliminated in the third stage of the competition by Americano. CRAC competed in the Copa do Brasil in 2005, when they were eliminated in the first stage by Guarani. The club competed again in the Série C in 2007, finishing that year in the fifth place in the final stage. CRAC competed in the Série D in 2009 and the club were promoted to the Série C after finishing as runners-up for the 2012 season.