Alecrim Futebol Clube

Alecrim Futebol Clube, also known as Alecrim (audio speaker iconpt-BR pronunciation), are a Brazilian football team from Natal, Rio Grande do Norte. They competed in the Série A in 1986.

Alecrim
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Full nameAlecrim Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Verdão
Verdão Maravilha
Periquito
Time mais simpático do RN
FoundedAugust 15, 1915 (106 years ago) (1915-08-15)
GroundMachadão, Natal, Brazil
Capacity45,000
PresidentAnthony Armstrong Emery
Head coachEdson Alves
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série D
2011Série D, 28th

HistoryEdit

Alecrim Futebol Clube were founded on August 15, 1915, by a group of boys that included the future Brazilian President, Café Filho.[1] They won the Campeonato Potiguar six times.[2] Alecrim competed in the Série A in 1986 when they were eliminated in the first stage of the competition.[3]

On February 4, 1968, the famous player Garrincha played a game for Alecrim against Sport.[1] In 2012, Alecrim appointed Englishman Anthony Armstrong-Emery, as the first foreign President of a Brazilian club.

StadiumEdit

Alecrim played their home games at Estádio Dr. João Cláudio Vasconcelos Machado, commonly known as Machadão.[2] The stadium had a maximum capacity of 45,000 people.[4] At the end of 2013, Alecrim moved to a new 10,500 capacity stadium, which has the potential for expansion to 25,000. The new stadium will also host an academy.[5]

Players with current contractEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   BRA Ubiratan Aurélio Ferreira Junior
GK   BRA Willians Gomes do Nascimento
DF   BRA Francisco Fabiano Pereira Marciano
DF   BRA Diego Batista Cordeiro de Almeida
DF   BRA Ewerton Silva Felix
DF   BRA Elton Gomes Avelino de Lima
DF   BRA Antonio Carlos de Oliveira Mendanha
DF   BRA Eduardo Igor da Silva Moreno
DF   BRA Jonatha Marques de Oliveira<--Jonatha-->
DF   BRA Abemor do Nascimento
DF   BRA Cleiton Kelly da Silva
DF   BRA Francisco Anderson da Silva Nascimento
MF   BRA Roosevelt Delano de Menezes Alves
MF   BRA Danilo Gomes de Almeida
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Claiton Fontoura dos Santos
MF   BRA Thiago Teodoro
MF   BRA José Alexandre da Silva Sousa
MF   BRA Marcelo Mozack
MF   BRA Paulo César de Oliveira
MF   BRA Francisco Manoel do Nascimento Silva
MF   BRA Ramon Gabriel Santos do Nascimento
MF   BRA Paulo César de Oliveira
FW   BRA Edivaldo Felix Alves Barbosa
FW   BRA Edivan Luiz Hermenegildo
FW   BRA Rogean Gomes da Silva
FW   BRA Rico
FW   BRA José Maria dos Santos Lima
FW   BRA Roberlan Lacerda

AchievementsEdit

1925, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1985, 1986
4th (2009,promoted)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 117. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
  2. ^ a b "Alecrim Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on June 30, 2009. Retrieved July 15, 2009.
  3. ^ "Brazil 1986 Championship". RSSSF. February 4, 2000. Archived from the original on July 6, 2009. Retrieved July 15, 2009.
  4. ^ "Machadão" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved July 15, 2009.
  5. ^ "New Natal football stadium".

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