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
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série D
2010 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D, eliminated in first stage
Home colours
Away colours
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. Retrieved February 23, 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Brazil Cup 1965". RSSSF. February 5, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Brazil Cup 1966". RSSSF. November 23, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "II Copa Brasil - 1976". RSSSF. May 27, 2007. Retrieved February 23, 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ "III Copa Brasil - 1977". RSSSF. October 31, 2000. Retrieved February 23, 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ "IV Copa Brasil - 1978". RSSSF. June 8, 2000. Retrieved February 23, 2009. [dead link]
  9. ^ "VI Copa Brasil - 1980". RSSSF. January 4, 2000. Retrieved February 23, 2009. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Brazil 1985 (Taça de Ouro)". RSSSF. May 18, 2000. Retrieved February 23, 2009. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Brazil 2000 Championship - Copa João Havelange". RSSSF. June 6, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2009. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Brazil Cup 1989". RSSSF. April 18, 2007. Retrieved February 23, 2009. [dead link]
  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.