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.

Portuguesa da Ilha
Logo: Associação Atlética Portuguesa (RJ)
Full nameAssociação Atlética Portuguesa
Nickname(s)Lusa Carioca (Rio's Lusa)
Rubro-Verde (The Red & Green)
Portuguesa da Ilha (The Island's Portuguesa)
Founded17 December 1924; 98 years ago (1924-12-17)
GroundEstádio Luso Brasileiro
ChairmanJoão Maria do Rêgo Gonçalves
Head coachToninho Andrade
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série D
Campeonato Carioca
Série D, 8th of 64
Carioca, 9th of 12
WebsiteClub website


The club was founded on 17 December 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).[citation needed]


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.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   BRA Luciano
GK   BRA Neguete
DF   BRA Watson
DF   BRA Diego Guerra
DF   BRA Gabriel Cunha
DF   BRA Pedro
DF   BRA Juan Mello
DF   BRA Luis Gustavo
DF   BRA Danilo
DF   BRA Magdiel
DF   BRA Dilsinho
MF   BRA Cafu
MF   BRA Patrick Valverde
MF   BRA Robert
MF   BRA Lukinhas
MF   BRA Muniz
MF   BRA Everton Heleno
MF   BRA Rafael Pernão
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Romário Costa
MF   BRA Lucas Santos
MF   BRA Wellington Cézar
MF   BRA Mauro Silva
FW   BRA Hugo Cabral
FW   BRA Joelisson
FW   BRA Lucas Guimarães
FW   BRA Chay
FW   BRA Matheus Chaveirinho
FW   BRA Douglas Eskilo
FW   BRA Netinho
FW   BRA Jhulliam
FW   BRA Felipe Camacho
FW   BRA Emerson Carioca


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.


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