Rio Claro Futebol Clube

Rio Claro Futebol Clube

Football club infobox
clubname = Rio Claro

fullname = Rio Claro Futebol Clube
founded = 1909
ground = Augusto Schmidt Filho (Schimitão)
capacity = 9,352
league = Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
season = 2007
position = Eliminated in second stage

Rio Claro Futebol Clube, usually known simply as Rio Claro, is a Brazilian football club from Rio Claro, São Paulo state.


On May 9, 1909, pt icon [ Club history at Rio Claro Futebol Clube's official website] ] the club was founded as Rio Claro Football Club by the teacher Joaquim Arnold, and by the Companhia Paulista das Estradas de Ferro (São Paulo Railroad Company) railroad employees Bento Estevam Siqueira, Constantino Carrocine and João Lambach. Years later, the club was renamed to Rio Claro Futebol Clube. pt icon [ "Rio Claro FC vive seu momento de glória em 96 anos" - Jornal Cidade (June 24, 2005)] ]

On July 14, 1928, Rio Claro played its first international match, against H.M.S. Capton's sailors of England. pt icon [ Rio Claro FC vive seu momento de glória em 96 anos - Jornal Cidade (June 24, 2005)]

In 2002, the club won the Campeonato Paulista Fourth Level (named B1), beating Guaratinguetá Esporte Clube in the final. The club was promoted to the following year's third level. [ Campeonato Paulista Fourth Level at RSSSF] ]

In 2005, Rio Claro was Copa FPF's runner-up. In the final, the club was defeated by Noroeste. [ 2005 Copa FPF at RSSSF] ]

In 2007, the club disputed the Campeonato Paulista Série A-1 for the first time. pt icon [ "Sertãozinho e Rio Claro também sobem para o Paulista A1" - Estado de São Paulo (Estadão) (May 20, 2006)] ]


* Campeonato Paulista Fourth Level (B1): 2002


Rio Claro's home stadium is Estádio Augusto Schmidt Filho pt icon [ Rio Claro Futebol Clube at Arquivo de Clubes] ] , usually known as Schimitão or Schimidtão, inaugurated in 1973, with a maximum capacity of 9,352 people. pt icon [ Estádio Augusto Schmidt Filho (Schimitão)] ]

The club also owns a training ground, named Centro de Treinamento Augusto Schmidt Filho. "Especial Placar - 500 Times do Brasil", São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.]

Famous players

* Adãozinho (1992)
* Carlos Hansen
* Chicão (1968)
* Ditinho (1962)
* Helói (1973/1974)

Club Colors

Rio Claro's colors are blue and white. The club's home kit is composed of a blue shirt, white short and blue socks. "Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro", Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.]


A white rooster wearing the club's blue home kit and with a blue tail, blue crest and blue wattle, named "Galo Azul", is the club's mascot. The mascot was chose after Velo Clube's mascot, which is a red rooster. Velo Clube is Rio Claro's rival. pt icon [ Rio Claro's profile at Federação Paulista de Futebol (São Paulo Football Federation official website] ]


The club was originally nicknamed "Aguinha", meaning "Little Water", because the club's stadium was located near the Córrego da Servidão's (Servidão's Creek) margin. pt icon [ Trivia page at Rio Claro's official website] ]

Rio Claro's nickname is "Azulão", meaning "Big Blue". revistaplacar]


External links

*pt icon [ Rio Claro's official website]

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