Rio Preto Esporte Clube

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Rio Preto
Rio Preto E.C. badge.jpg
Full name Rio Preto Esporte Clube
Founded 1919
Ground Anísio Haddad
Ground Capacity 33,000
Rio Preto and Rio Claro in action in the 2008 Campeonato Paulista

Rio Preto Esporte Clube, usually known simply as Rio Preto is a Brazilian football club from São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo state.

History[edit]

On April 21, 1919, Rio Preto Esporte Clube was founded.[1]

In 1999, the club won its first title, the Campeonato Paulista Third Level, beating Oeste in the final.[2]

In 2007, Rio Preto for the first time ever was promoted to Campeonato Paulista Série A1.[3]

Honours[edit]

Regional[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Rio Preto Esporte Clube's home stadium is Anísio Haddad stadium, usually known as Rio Pretão,[1] with a maximum capacity of 33,000 people.[4]

Mascot, nickname and club colors[edit]

The club's mascot is a yacare caiman, usually known as jacaré, which is the animal's Portuguese name.[5]

Verdão da Vila Universitária, meaning College Ville Big Green, is the club's nickname.[6]

Rio Preto's colors are green and white.[7]

Women's team[edit]

The women have won the national championship, the Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino in 2015. [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Portuguese) Rio Preto Esporte Clube at Arquivo de Clubes
  2. ^ Campeonato Paulista Série A3 (Third Level) at RSSSF
  3. ^ (Portuguese) Rio Preto também consegue o acesso à A-1 do Paulistão - Estadão Online (April 25, 2007)
  4. ^ (Portuguese) Estádio Estádio Anísio Haddad (Rio Pretão) at Templos do Futebol
  5. ^ (Portuguese) Rio Preto Esporte Clube at Federação Paulista de Futebol official website
  6. ^ Especial Placar - 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.
  7. ^ Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  8. ^ "Rio Preto segura empate com S. José e é campeão do Brasileiro Feminino" (in Spanish). globoesporte.globo.com. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 

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