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Associação Atlética Francana

Associação Atlética Francana, also known as Francana, is a Brazilian football club based in Franca, São Paulo state. The club competed in the Série A and in the Série C once.

Full nameAssociação Atlética Francana
FoundedOctober 12, 1912
GroundLanchão, Franca, São Paulo state, Brazil
PresidentFahim Youssef Neto
Head CoachJúlio Sérgio


The club was founded on October 12, 1912.[1] They won the Campeonato Paulista Série A2 in 1977. Francana competed in the Série A in 1979, but were eliminated in the Second Stage. The club reached the final stage of the 1997 Série C, finishing in the third place out of four in that stage.[2]



Associação Atlética Francana play their home games at Estádio José Lancha Filho, nicknamed Lanchão.[1] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 15,100 people.[3]


  1. ^ a b Rodolfo Rodrigues (2009). Escudos dos Times do Mundo Inteiro. Panda Books. p. 86.
  2. ^ "1997 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C". RSSSF. Retrieved January 19, 2011.
  3. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 14, 2009. Retrieved January 19, 2011.