Duque de Caxias Futebol Clube

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Duque de Caxias
Full name Duque de Caxias Futebol Clube
Founded March 8, 2005 (12 years ago) (2005-03-08)
Stadium Estádio Romário de Souza Faria (Marrentão)
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Luiz Carlos Martins Arêas (Pinga)
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série D
Website Club home page
Team photo from the 2007 season

Duque de Caxias Futebol Clube, usually known simply as Duque de Caxias, is a Brazilian football team from the city of Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro state. It plays in the Brazilian Série C which is the third division level of the Brazilian football. The club was founded on March 8, 2005.

History[edit]

Tamoio Futebol Clube was founded on February 22, 1957, in Xerém, a district of Duque de Caxias, by local sportsmen.[1]

On March 8, 2005, the mayor of Duque de Caxias, Washington Reis, refounded Tamoio Futebol Clube as Duque de Caxias Futebol Clube, with the purpose of increasing the club's visibility.[2]

In 2008, Duque de Caxias finished in the 4th place in that season's Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, thus being promoted to the 2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Estádio Romário de Souza Faria

Duque de Caxias plays its home games at Estádio Romário de Souza Faria, also known as Marrentão, which has a maximum capacity of 7,000 people.[4] Marrentão replaced Estádio Mestre Telê Santana, also known as Maracanãzinho, as the club 's home ground.[5]

Colors[edit]

The official colors are orange, blue and white.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Duque de Caxias" (in Portuguese). Lance!. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  2. ^ "Duque de Caxias faz história com acesso à Série B do Brasileiro" (in Portuguese). Jornal do Brasil. 2008-11-24. Retrieved 2008-11-26. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Duque de Caxias sofre mas sobe para Série B" (in Portuguese). O Globo. 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Estádio do Duque de Caxias liberado pela CBF" (in Portuguese). Federação Sergipana de Futebol. 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2008-11-26. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Duque de Caxias, a sucursal do Vasco, estréia na elite" (in Portuguese). Jornal do Brasil. 2007-12-23. Retrieved 2008-11-27. [dead link]

External links[edit]

  • (Portuguese)—[www.souduque.com.br/ Official Duque de Caxias Futebol Clube website]