Rio Branco Sport Club
|Full name||Rio Branco Sport Club|
|Nickname(s)||Leão da Estradinha (Lion of the Estradinha)|
|Head coach||Ary Marques|
On October 13, 1913, Rio Branco Sport Club was founded by Anibal José de Lima, Raul da Costa Pinto, Euclides de Oliveira, Manoel Victor da Costa, Antônio Gomes de Miranda, José de Oliveira, Antônio Ferrer da Rosa and Jarbas Nery Chichorro.
In 1956, Rio Branco professionalized its football section, and disputed the Campeonato Paranaense Divisão Especial (which was the second division). Its first professional match was played against Água Verde. Rio Branco won 3-2.
In 2005, the club was administered by four entrepreneurs, Mário Roque, José Carlos Possas, José Manuel Chaves and Marquinhos Roque.
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Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
The club colors are red and white.
There are several ultra groups supporting the club:
- Mancha Vermelha
- Os Fanáticos do Leão
- Torcida Fiel do Leão
- Rio Branco Sport Club is the third oldest Paraná state club, only behind Coritiba, founded in 1909, and Operário-PR, founded in 1912.
- Rio Branco and Coritiba are the only state clubs which did not change their names or colors.
- (Portuguese) Rio Branco Sport Club at Arquivo de Clubes
- 1915 Campeonato Paranaense at RSSSF
- (Portuguese) History at the fansite
- 1996 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C at RSSSF
- 2000 Copa João Havelange at RSSSF
- (Portuguese) Estádio da Estradinha at Templos do Futebol
- Especial Placar - 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.
- (Portuguese) Rio Branco at FutebolPR
- Club info at Federação Paranaense de Futebol (Paraná Football Federation)
- (Portuguese) Ultra groups at the fansite
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
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