Ríver Atlético Clube

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Ríver
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Full name Ríver Atlético Clube
Founded March 1, 1946 (71 years ago) (1946-03-01)
Stadium Albertão
Ground Capacity 44,200
President Elizeu Aguiar
Head coach Eduardo Hungaro
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
Campeonato Piauiense
2015
2015
Série D, 2nd (promoted)
Piauiense, Winners
Website Club home page
Estádio Governador Alberto Tavares Silva

Ríver Atlético Clube, usually known simply as Ríver, is a Brazilian football club from Teresina, Piauí state.

History[edit]

On March 1, 1946,[1] the club was founded by Ginásio Leão XIII students, commanded by the teacher Anilthon Soares.[2] The Commendator Dionísio Brochado brought from São Paulo River Plate of Argentina kits, and then, the new club was named after the Argentine club, and adopted its colors and kits.[3] In 1948, two years after the club was founded, Ríver won its first state championship.[4]

In 1977, the club competed in the Brazilian Championship for the first time, finishing in the 41st place.[5] The club competed in the championship again in 1978, finishing in the 69th place,[6] in 1979, finishing in the 83rd place,[7] in 1981, finishing in the 39th place,[8] and in 1982, finishing in the 44th place.[9]

In 2000, Ríver competed in the Copa João Havelange, which was the competition that replaced the Brazilian Championship in that year. The club was in the yellow module (which was that season's equivalent to the second level), and was eliminated in the first stage.[10]

Titles[edit]

  • Campeonato Piauiense:
    • Winners (30): 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1973, 1975(1), 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2014, 2015, 201
  • Copa Piauí:
    • Winners (1): 2006
(1) The 1975 title was shared with Sociedade Esportiva Tiradentes.[4]

Stadium[edit]

The club's home matches are usually played at Governador Alberto Tavares Silva stadium, nicknamed Albertão [1] which has a maximum capacity of 60,000 people.[11]

Ríver also plays at Estádio Lindolfo Monteiro, nicknamed Lindolfinho, which has a maximum capacity of 8,000 people.[12]

Rivengo[edit]

The derby between Ríver and Esporte Clube Flamengo is known as Rivengo. Rivengo is the truncation of the clubs' names, Ríver and Flamengo.[13]

Club colors and mascot[edit]

Ríver's official colors are red, black and white.[12]

The club's mascot is a rooster.[3]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2014

First Team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Dalton
Brazil DF Paulo Paraíba
Brazil DF Índio
Brazil DF Jádson
Brazil DF Alex Santos
Brazil DF Amarildo
Brazil DF Rafinha
Brazil DF Marquinhos
Brazil DF Tote
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Rogério
Brazil MF Gilson Tussi
Brazil MF Kássio
Brazil MF Sandro Costa
Brazil MF André Beleza
Brazil MF Esquerdinha
Brazil FW Vanderlei
Brazil FW Diego Lira
Brazil FW João Paulo
Brazil FW Eduardo

References[edit]

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