São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas

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São Cristóvão
Full name São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas
Nickname(s) Os Cadetes and SCFR
Founded October 12, 1898; 118 years ago (1898-10-12) (as Clube de Regatas São Cristóvão)
February 13, 1943; 74 years ago (1943-02-13) (as São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas)
Stadium Estádio Figueira de Melo,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ground Capacity 8,000
President Emannoel França
Manager Luisinho Quintanilha
Team photo from the 2011 season
Estádio Figueira de Melo

São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas, or São Cristóvão as they are usually called, is a traditional Brazilian football team from Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro state, founded on February 2, 1943. Their home stadium is the Figueirinha stadium, which has a maximum capacity of 8,000 people. They play in white shirts, white shorts and white socks. The club won the state championship in 1926 and competed in the Brazilian Championship in 2000. Legendary Brazilian striker Ronaldo, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, played for the club for three years at youth level.


Clube de Regatas São Cristóvão was founded on October 12, 1898 at a large tent near São Cristóvão beach by the sportsmen José Galvão, José Queirós, Luís Corrêa e Sá, Luís Parisot, Antônio Maurity, and E. Bordine e Moura e Castro. São Cristóvão Atlético Clube, was founded on July 5, 1909, at a house located in Bela Street, under the incentive of João and Carlos Cantuária, Barroso Magno, A. Perdeneiras and João Germano. São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas was founded when Clube de Regatas São Cristóvão and São Cristóvão Atlético Clube fused on February 13, 1943.[1]

On November 21, 1926, São Cristóvão won the Campeonato Carioca, after defeating Flamengo 5–1. The topscorer of that competition was São Cristóvão's Vicente, who scored 25 goals.[2]

In 2000, São Cristóvão competed in the Copa João Havelange (which was the national championship of that year). The club was in the white module (which was the lowest level of the league), and ended in fourth in their group, being eliminated in the first stage.[3] In the same year the club also competed in the preliminary stage of the 2001 Campeonato Carioca, finishing in the sixth (and last) place of the competition, failing to qualify to the competition.[4]

Current squad[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 DF Alan Kardek
Denmark FW Morten Hauglund



São Cristóvão's kit is all white. There is a FIFA, a CBF and a FFERJ rule, authorizing São Cristóvão to have just one kit. As the club does not have an away kit, their opponents have to change their kit when necessary. They are the only club in the world to have ever received this authorization from FIFA.[1]

Symbols and nickname[edit]

Due to the all white kit and also because many soldiers that frequented the club also played for it due to the proximity of the barracks, São Cristóvão and its supporters were nicknamed Os Cadetes (The Cadets, in English).[1] The club's mascot is a sheep.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved April 6, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Rio de Janeiro Championship 1926". RSSSF Brasil. Retrieved April 6, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Brazil 2000 Championship – Copa João Havelange". RSSSF Brasil. Retrieved April 6, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Rio de Janeiro 2001". RSSSF Brasil. Retrieved April 6, 2008. 
  5. ^ Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A and Lance!. 2001. p. 237. 

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