Esporte Clube Flamengo

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Flamengo
EC Flamengo (PI).png
Full name Esporte Clube Flamengo
Nickname(s) Mengão
Founded December 8, 1937
Ground Albertão,
Teresina, Brazil
Ground Capacity 60,000
Chairman Tiago Vasconcelos
Manager Vladimir de Jesus
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série D
2010 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D, eliminated in first stage
Estádio Governador Alberto Tavares Silva

Esporte Clube Flamengo, or Flamengo as they are usually called, are a Brazilian football team from Teresina in Piauí state, founded on December 8, 1937.[1] Their home stadium is the Albertão, which has a maximum capacity of 60,000 people.[1] They play in black and red shirts, black shorts and red and black socks. Flamengo has competed in the Série A several times. Despite having the same name and colors, they should not be confused with the more well known and popular Flamengo from Rio de Janeiro.

History[edit]

Esporte Clube Flamengo were founded on December 8, 1937.[2] The club has won the Campeonato Piauiense 16 times,[1] making them the second most successful club in that competition.[3]

Flamengo has competed in the Taça Brasil twice.[1] The first time was in 1965 when they were eliminated in the first round of the Northern Group by Sampaio Corrêa.[4] The club competed again in 1966, reaching the semifinal of the Northern Group of the competition where they were beaten by Paysandu.[5]

The club has also competed in the Série A several times.[1] Flamengo's first participation was in 1976, when they were eliminated in the first stage.[6] Flamengo finished in last place of their group in 1977[7] and in 1978.[8] After a year of absence from the championship, Flamengo returned in 1980, being eliminated again in the first stage.[9] Five years later, the club competed again, finishing in eighth position of their group.[10] Flamengo competed in the Copa João Havelange, in 2000, reaching the Green Module's second stage.[11] Flamengo competed in the Copa do Brasil's first edition, in which they were eliminated in the first round by Guarani.[12] The club competed in several other editions of the cup.[1]

Achievements[edit]

1939, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1979, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 2003, 2009

Stadium[edit]

Flamengo play their home games at Estádio Governador Alberto Tavares Silva, commonly known as Albertão, located in Teresina.[1] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 60,000 people and was inaugurated on August 26, 1973.[13]

Rival[edit]

The rivalry between Flamengo and River is known as Rivengo.[14] The derby's first ever game was played on April 25, 1948 and ended 0 – 0.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Esporte Clube Flamengo" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Clubes do Piauí" (in Portuguese). Futebol na Rede. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Piauí State - List of Champions". RSSSF. October 14, 2008. Archived from the original on February 20, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Brazil Cup 1965". RSSSF. February 5, 2009. Archived from the original on January 29, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Brazil Cup 1966". RSSSF. November 23, 2008. Archived from the original on January 29, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  6. ^ "II Copa Brasil - 1976". RSSSF. May 27, 2007. Archived from the original on January 26, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  7. ^ "III Copa Brasil - 1977". RSSSF. October 31, 2000. Archived from the original on March 10, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  8. ^ "IV Copa Brasil - 1978". RSSSF. June 8, 2000. Archived from the original on January 26, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  9. ^ "VI Copa Brasil - 1980". RSSSF. January 4, 2000. Archived from the original on January 26, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Brazil 1985 (Taça de Ouro)". RSSSF. May 18, 2000. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Brazil 2000 Championship - Copa João Havelange". RSSSF. June 6, 2008. Archived from the original on January 31, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Brazil Cup 1989". RSSSF. April 18, 2007. Archived from the original on February 1, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Albertão" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Flamengo x River" (in Portuguese). Clássicos do Futebol Brasileiro. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Histórias do Rivengo" (in Portuguese). Clássicos do Futebol Brasileiro. Retrieved February 23, 2009.