Audax Rio de Janeiro Esporte Clube, commonly known as Audax Rio de Janeiro, Audax Rio, or simply as Audax, is a Brazilian football club from São João de Meriti, Rio de Janeiro state. The club competed in the Série D in 2011. The club was formerly known as Sendas Pão de Açúcar Esporte Clube.
|Full name||Audax Rio de Janeiro Esporte Clube|
|Founded||May 8, 2005|
|Ground||Estádio Arthur Sendas, São João de Meriti, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil|
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The club was founded on May 8, 2005, as Sendas Pão de Açúcar Esporte Clube. They won the Campeonato Carioca Third Division in 2007 and the Copa Rio in 2010. They will compete in the Série D in 2011.
Sendas Pão de Açúcar Esporte Clube was renamed to Audax Rio de Janeiro Esporte Clube on July 17, 2011, adopting a new logo and new kits. The owner of the club, Grupo Pão de Açúcar, changed the club's name to bring the team closer to its supporters. Audax was eliminated in the First Stage in the 2011. The club finished in the second position in the Campeonato Carioca Second Division in 2012, and was promoted to the 2013 Campeonato Carioca.
- Copa Rio: 1
- "Sendas Pão de Açúcar Esporte Clube" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 26, 2009. Retrieved January 9, 2011.
- "Virou moda! Sendas troca de nome e de cores" (in Portuguese). O Povo Online. July 14, 2011. Archived from the original on January 5, 2014. Retrieved July 18, 2011.
- "Quissamã e Audax sobem para a Série A do Carioca". Lance! (in Portuguese). October 16, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
- "Estádio" (in Portuguese). Sendas Pão de Açúcar Esporte Clube. Archived from the original on November 24, 2010. Retrieved January 9, 2011.
- (in Portuguese) Official website