Bauru Atlético Clube, commonly known as Bauru, was a Brazilian football club based in Bauru, São Paulo.

Full nameBauru Atlético Clube
Founded1 May 1919; 105 years ago (1919-05-01)
Dissolved18 September 1962; 61 years ago (1962-09-18)
GroundArena Lusitana

History edit

The club was founded on 1 May 1919,[1] as Luzitana Futebol Clube. Bauru won the Campeonato Paulista do Interior de Futebol in 1946 when Pelé's father Dondinho was part of the winning squad.[1] Pelé started his career playing for Bauru Youth.[2] After Pelé left the club, Bauru folded in the 1960s.[2]

Stadium edit

Bauru Atlético Clube played their home games at Arena Lusitana.

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Pelé 70 Anos" (in Portuguese). Diário do Rio Claro. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "BAC, o Baquinho – Clube em que Pelé surgiu para o futebol" (in Portuguese). iG. Archived from the original on 8 July 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2011.