Olaria Atlético Clube
|Full name||Olaria Atlético Clube|
Azulão da Bariri
|Founded||July 1, 1915|
|Stadium||Estádio da Rua Bariri,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|President||Edilberth Pellegrini Nahn|
Olaria Atlético Clube, or Olaria as it is usually called, is a traditional Brazilian football team from Olaria neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro, in Rio de Janeiro state, founded on July 1, 1915. The club name means brick factory, and is also the name of the club's neighborhood.
On July 1, 1915, the club was founded as Japonês Futebol Clube (Japanese Football Club, in English). The club was later in that year renamed to Olaria Atlético Clube, by Calorino Martins Arantes, who was a club director, to attract more supporters.
In 1981, Olaria won the Série C, called Taça de Bronze (Bronze Cup). In the final, the club beat Santo Amaro of Pernambuco state. In 1983, the club won the Campeonato Carioca Second Division, being promoted to the following year's first division. In 1999, an enterprise called Sport News assumed the club's football section for a short time period.
In 2000, Olaria was in the White Module (which was the equivalent of a third level) of that season's Série A, named Copa João Havelange. The club was eliminated in the first stage. In 2003, the club competed again in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C. Olaria was eliminated in the third stage by fellow Rio de Janeiro state club Cabofriense.
- Brazilian Third Division (Taça de Bronze):
- Winners (1): 1981
- Campeonato Carioca Second Level:
- Winners (3): 1931, 1980, 1983
Home stadium is Estádio da Rua Bariri, which has a maximum capacity of 11,000 people. This stadium is often rented to the big clubs (notably Flamengo) when they are unable to play at the Maracanã or at the Engenhão.
- Arquivo de Clubes
- Club history at the official website
- 1974 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF
- 1981 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C at RSSSF
- Campeonato Carioca Second Division at RSSSF
- 2000 Copa João Havelange at RSSSF
- 2003 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C at RSSSF
- Olaria's official website