Oscar Cox

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Oscar Cox
Oscar Cox
Oscar Alfredo Cox

(1880-01-20)20 January 1880
Died6 October 1931(1931-10-06) (aged 51)
Resting placeSão João Batista Cemetery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Known forpioneering football in Brazil and founding Fluminense Football Club
TitlePresident of Fluminense Football Club
Term1902 – 1903
SuccessorFrancis Walter

Oscar Alfredo Cox (20 January 1880 – 6 October 1931) was a Brazilian sportsman who introduced football to the city of Rio de Janeiro and founded Fluminense, one of Brazil's most traditional and popular football clubs.[1]


Born to a wealthy family of English Brazilian heritage, Oscar did his studies in Lausanne, where he got acquainted with the practice of football.[2] Upon returning from Switzerland, Oscar tried to disseminate this activity in the city of Rio de Janeiro. On 22 September 1901, Oscar was able to organize the first football match in the history of the state of Rio de Janeiro.[2] He then proceeded to São Paulo, with some friends, to play against a group led by Charles Miller, who had started the process of disseminating football in São Paulo back in 1894.[2] The groups played two times against each other, and both matches ended in a draw.[2]

On July 21, 1902, Oscar, aged 22, founded Fluminense Football Club. Fluminense remains as one of the most popular and traditional sports institutions still in existence in the history of Brazilian football.[1][3]

After his death in France his remains were transferred to Rio de Janeiro.


  1. ^ a b "Oscar Cox" (in Portuguese). Fluminense Football Club. Archived from the original on 19 December 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d Nogueira, Cláudio (2006). Futebol Brasil memória: de Oscar Cox a Leônidas da Silva (1897-1937). SENAC. pp. 15, 16, 18. ISBN 978-85-87864-96-3.
  3. ^ "Fluminense - Forever Flu". Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Retrieved 7 June 2009.

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