Associação Atlética Portuguesa (RJ)
Associação Atlética Portuguesa, also known as Portuguesa Carioca, Portuguesa do Rio or Portuguesa da Ilha, is a Brazilian professional association football club based in Governador Island, Rio de Janeiro. The team plays in Série D, the fourth tier of the Brazilian football league system, as well as in the Campeonato Carioca, the top tier of the Rio de Janeiro state football league.
|Full name||Associação Atlética Portuguesa|
|Nickname(s)||Lusa Carioca (Rio's Lusa)|
Rubro-Verde (The Red & Green)
Portuguesa da Ilha (The Island's Portuguesa)
|Founded||December 17, 1924|
|Ground||Estádio Luso Brasileiro|
|Chairman||João Maria do Rêgo Gonçalves|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série D |
|Série D, 44th|
The club was founded on December 17, 1924, by a group of empty bags businessmen. After travelling to Santos, they played there a football match against a Santos' group of businessmen. The match ended 1–1. After returning to Rio de Janeiro, they decided to found a football club. Portuguesa is named after Associação Atlética Portuguesa Santista, a football club from Santos. Portuguesa has a great memory of when they beat Real Madrid the most famous team of Europe in 1969 by 2–1. One of the most noticed players at that match was Escurinho, who played part of his career for Fluminense and also for Brazil. In 1969, some European teams thought about buying Escurinho, but they had given up because of his age (39 years old).
First team squadEdit
- As of 31 march 2021
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Portuguesa's home stadium is Estádio Luso Brasileiro, built in 1965, with a maximum capacity of 4,697 spectators. Portuguesa's stadium is sometimes used by two first division teams from Rio de Janeiro, Flamengo and Botafogo.
The team mascot is a zebra.