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ABC Futebol Clube, or ABC, as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Natal in Rio Grande do Norte. Founded on June 29, 1915, ABC is the oldest club in its state, and won the Série C in 2010. It is the most successful club in the state, with 55 titles in the Campeonato Potiguar, including 2018.

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Full nameABC Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)O Mais Querido (The Most Beloved)
Elefante da Frasqueira (Frasqueira's Elephant)
FoundedJune 29, 1915 (104 years ago) (1915-06-29)
PresidentFernando Suassuna
Head coachSérgio Soares
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série D
Campeonato Potiguar
Série C, 17th (relegated)
Potiguar, 2nd
WebsiteClub website


The team was founded on June 29, 1915, on avenida Rio Branco, at Colonel Avelino Alves Freire home, president of Associação Comercial do Rio Grande do Norte (Commerce Association of Rio Grande do Norte). The club colours would be black and white, with the team shirt composed of black and white vertical stripes. The team was named ABC, in reference to the recently signed pact by Argentina, Brazil and Chile.

The team incorporated on December 13, 1927, when the Potiguar Football League registered the club charter.

ABC's first interstate match was in 1917, defeating Santa Cruz of Recife, Pernambuco 2–1.

ABC is in the Guinness Book for having won ten consecutive state championships from 1932 to 1941, sharing this record with América Mineiro, that won ten consecutive titles from 1916 to 1925. The team also is the team with the most state championship titles in Brazil, holding 54 titles.

In 1979, Rivelino played for ABC in a 1-1 friendly match against Vasco da Gama. In the same year ABC played against the Brazil Olympic team, losing 1–0.

The club won the Série C in 2010 after beating Ituiutaba in the final.[1]


The club owns Estádio Maria Lamas Farache, nicknamed Frasqueirão, which has a maximum capacity of 18,000.[2]


1920, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2018


As of April 26, 2015

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

No. Position Player
  GK Gilvan
  GK Saulo (on loan from Sport)
  GK Willian
  DF Ednei
  DF Kelvin
  DF Leandro Amaro
  DF Leonardo Luiz
  DF Luizão
  DF Mael (on loan from Internacional)
  DF Marcílio
  DF Rafael
  DF Reginaldo (on loan from Coritiba)
  DF Rodrigo Biro (on loan from Ponte Preta)
  DF Suéliton
  MF Cleyton (on loan from Santa Rita-AL)
  MF Daniel Amora
  MF Dedé
No. Position Player
  MF Edno
  MF Erivélton
  MF Fábio Bahia
  MF Jandson
  MF Jardel
  MF Jeferson Paulista (on loan from Botafogo)
  MF Marcel
  MF Márcio Passos
  MF Michel
  MF Nem (on loan from Figueirense)
  MF Rafael Miranda
  MF Rafinha (on loan from Atlético-PR)
  MF Ronaldo Mendes (on loan from Penapolense)
  MF Wellington Bruno (on loan from Penapolense)
  FW Fabinho Alves
  FW Rafael Oliveira

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  DF Tonhão (to Cruzeiro)
  DF José Vinícius (to Fluminense)
  MF Ítalo (to Cruzeiro)
  MF Moisés (to Santa Cruz-RN)
No. Position Player
  FW Alvinho (to Campinense)
  FW Berguinho (to Fluminense)
  FW João Paulo (to Botafogo-PB)

Head coachesEdit


  1. ^ "Brazil 2010 – Third Level (Série C)" (in Portuguese). RSSSF Brasil. November 20, 2010. Retrieved November 22, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "CNEF – Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  • Especial Placar – 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.

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