Nacional Futebol Clube
|Full name||Nacional Futebol Clube|
Leão da Vila Municipal (Lion of the Vila Municipal)
|Founded||January 13, 1913|
|Ground||Arena da Amazônia|
|Head coach||Arthur Bernardes|
Campeonato Brasileiro Série D|
|2016||Série D, 37th|
On January 13, 1913, Nacional Futebol Clube was founded. The club was initially named Eleven Nacional.
In 1975, Nacional finished in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A's 16th position, ahead of clubs such as Vasco da Gama, Atlético Mineiro and Santos. In 1984, during a trip to Morocco, in North Africa, Nacional won the King of Morocco Cup, in Rabat.
In 1985, Nacional competed for the last time the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. The club finished in the 18th position, ahead of clubs like Fluminense, Grêmio and São Paulo. The club competed in 1992 in Copa do Brasil for the first time, being eliminated by Vasco da Gama in the first round. The first leg, in Manaus, ended in a 1–1 draw. In the second leg, in Rio de Janeiro, Vasco beat Nacional 5–0.
- 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1957, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2015
Nacional's home stadium is the Arena da Amazônia, opened in 2014, with a maximum capacity of 41,000 people. The stadium was built on the site of the old Vivaldao, which was demolished in order to construct a new stadium for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Only one training ground is owned by the club. Campo de Treinamento Barbosa Filho is located in Manaus.
The derby against Rio Negro is called Rio-Nal, and is a traditional city derby, considered one of the biggest derbies of the city.
The derby against São Raimundo is the second biggest derby of the city, and it started due to the good performance of São Raimundo in recent years.
The club's mascot is called Leão Azul, meaning "blue lion". Nacional is nicknamed Naça, which is the diminutive form of the name Nacional, Leão Azul (Blue Lion) and Time da Estrela Azul (Blue Star Team). The club colors are blue and white.
- Torcida Organizadas do Nacional
- Torcida Organizada Leões da Amazônia
- Torcida Organizada Naça Gol
- Torcida Organizada Naçacanagem
- Torcida Organizada Narraça
- Torcida Organizada Selva Azul
- Especial Placar – 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.
- Nacional Arquivo de Clubes
- History at Futebol do Amazonas
- Fast at Arquivo de Clubes
- Fast history at Futebol do Amazonas website
- 1975 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF Archived 2008-02-13 at the Wayback Machine.
- 1985 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF Archived 2007-12-04 at the Wayback Machine.
- 1992 Copa do Brasil at RSSSF Archived 2007-08-26 at the Wayback Machine.
- Club card at Futebol do Amazonas
- Derbies at Futebol do Norte Archived 2006-09-02 at the Wayback Machine.