Campo Grande Atlético Clube

Campo Grande Atlético Clube, or Campo Grande as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Campo Grande neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, founded on June 13, 1940.

Campo Grande
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Full nameCampo Grande Atlético Clube
Nickname(s)Campusca and Galo
Founded1940
GroundEstádio Ítalo del Cima,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Capacity18,000
ChairmanHumberto Costa
LeagueCampeonato Carioca Third Division
200919º (relegated from 2º division)
Campo Grande 2013

HistoryEdit

On June 13, 1940, Campo Grande Atlético Clube was founded.[1]

In 1979, the club played the Campeonato Brasileiro First Division for the first time. Campo Grande finished in the 27th position. The club reached the league's second stage.[2]

In 1982, the club won its only national title so far, the Brazilian Second Division, after defeating CSA of Alagoas in the final. Campo Grande's Luisinho was the top goalscorer of the competition, with 10 goals. The club was promoted to tohe following year's first division.[3]

In 1983, the club played the Campeonato Brasileiro First Division for the second time. The club was eliminated in the first stage, playing then a second stage qualification playoff against Paysandu. After defeating Paysandu, the club qualified to the second stage, finishing in the group's last position. Campo Grande finished in the competition's 24th place.[4]

In 1991, Roberto Dinamite, Vasco da Gama's biggest idol and one of the most prolific Brazilian goal scorers ever (he has scored 698 goals in his career, most of them for Vasco), played for Campo Grande.

AchievementsEdit

1982
1985, 1993
2008

StadiumEdit

Campo Grande's stadium is Estádio Ítalo del Cima, built in 1960, with a maximum capacity of 18,000 people.[5]

Team colorsEdit

Campo Grande's colors are black and white. They usually play in black and white vertical stripes, black shorts and white socks. Its away kit is almost all-white, with the exception being its black socks.

MascotEdit

The club's mascot is a rooster wearing Campo Grande's home kit and black football boots.

Notable playersEdit

Notable managersEdit

Vanderlei Luxemburgo started his career as a manager in 1983, coaching Campo Grande.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arquivo de Clubes". Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2005-04-30.
  2. ^ 1979 Campeonato Brasileiro First Division at RSSSF Archived October 31, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "1982 Campeonato Brasileiro Second Division at RSSSF". Archived from the original on 2006-09-09. Retrieved 2006-07-07.
  4. ^ "1983 Campeonato Brasileiro First Division at RSSSF". Archived from the original on 2006-09-09. Retrieved 2006-07-07.
  5. ^ (in Portuguese) Estádio Ítalo del Cima at Templos do Futebol

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