Clube Atlético Bragantino

The Clube Atlético Bragantino, or Bragantino as they were usually called, was a Brazilian football team from Bragança Paulista in São Paulo that was founded on 8 January 1928. On 5 April 2019 the team merged with Red Bull Brasil to form Red Bull Bragantino.[1]

Clube Atlético Bragantino
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Full nameClube Atlético Bragantino
Nickname(s)Leão (Lion)
Massa Bruta (Brutal Mass)
Braga
FoundedJanuary 8, 1928; 92 years ago (1928-01-08)
Dissolved2019 (merged with Red Bull Brasil to form Red Bull Bragantino)
GroundEstádio Nabi Abi Chedid
Bragança Paulista, São Paulo state, Brazil
Capacity17,724
20191st (promoted)

They played in white shirts, shorts and socks. Its home stadium was the Estádio Nabi Abi Chedid.

HistoryEdit

On 8 January 1928 former Bragança Futebol Clube members founded the Clube Atlético Bragantino.

In 1949 the club played in the Campeonato Paulista Second Division for the first time. In 1965 Bragantino was promoted to the Campeonato Paulista First Division for the first time. In 1966, however, the club was relegated to the Campeonato Paulista Second Division.

In 1988 Bragantino was the Campeonato Paulista Second Division champion. In 1989 the club was promoted to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A for the first time after winning the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In 1990 Bragantino defeated the Novorizontino to win the Campeonato Paulista First Division. The final was nicknamed the caipira final (final caipira, in Portuguese language).

In 1991 the club was the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runner-up. In the final, Bragantino was defeated by São Paulo. In 1992 the club competed in the Copa CONMEBOL, debuting in international competitions. In 1993 Bragantino competed in the Copa CONMEBOL for the second time. In 1995 the club was relegated to the Campeonato Paulista Second Division. In 1996 Bragantino competed in the Copa CONMEBOL for the third time.

In 1998 the club was relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In 2002, after a poor campaign, Bragantino were relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C. In 2005 the club was promoted to the Campeonato Paulista First Division. In 2007 Bragantino won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C thus being promoted to the following year's Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.


Partnership with Red Bull: Red Bull BragantinoEdit

In April 2019 Bragantino signed a deal with Red Bull GmbH handling over management of all their football-related assets. Since then, all Red Bull Brasil staff is working to promote Red Bull's football division to the top tier of brazilian football by 2020. For the same year, following another clubs acquired by Red Bull, a new logo and name (Red Bull Bragantino) took place; the construction of a brand new stadium in place of Nabi Abi Chedid has also been considered.

StadiumEdit

Bragantino's stadium is the Estádio Nabi Abi Chedid, built in 1949 with a maximum capacity of 21,209 people. The stadium, owned by the Clube Atlético Bragantino, honors Nabi Abi Chedid, a former president of the club and father of present president Marco Antônio Abi Chedid. It had previously been named the Estádio Marcelo Stéfani, in honor of Marcelo Stéfani, a player and former president of the club. As Estádio Marcelo Stéfani, the stadium was also known by the nickname Marcelão. The name change was effected on 6 January 2009 amidd criticism from the Bragança Paulista population.

Club colorsEdit

 
1989–1991 Bragantino's home kit

The uniform on the right was used by Bragantino during the 1989, 1990 and 1991 seasons. It was later replaced by a more traditional uniform, but returned in 2006.

UltrasEdit

  • Torcida Uniformizada Guerreiros do Leão.

AchievementsEdit

1989, 2019
2007
1990
1965, 1988
1979

Notable playersEdit

Famous coachesEdit

Last squadEdit

First teamEdit

As of 30 October 2019[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Júlio César
3   DF Léo Ortiz
4   DF Ligger
5   MF Barreto
8   MF Uillian Correia
9   FW Matheus Peixoto
13   DF Aderlan (on loan from Santa Rita)
15   FW Ytalo
17   DF Rayne (on loan from Red Bull Brasil)
19   MF Pedro Naressi
20   MF Bruno Tubarão
27   FW Wesley
28   FW Robinho
31   MF Vitinho (on loan from Palmeiras)
No. Position Player
32   GK Alex Alves
36   DF Edimar
37   MF Ricardo Ryller (on loan from Braga)
38   FW Morato
39   FW Claudinho
  GK Jordan (on loan from Red Bull Brasil)
  DF Jhonatan (on loan from Red Bull Brasil)
  DF Leonardo Realpe
  DF Luan Cândido (on loan from RB Leipzig)
  MF Cristiano (on loan from Red Bull Brasil)
  MF Matheus Jesus (on loan from Corinthians)
  MF Thonny Anderson
  FW Alerrandro
  FW Artur

Copa CONMEBOL participationsEdit

1992 EditionEdit

First Round
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bragantino   3–3   Grêmio 2–2 1–1 (6–7p)

1993 editionEdit

First Round
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Botafogo   6–3   Bragantino 3–1 3–2

1996 editionEdit

First Round
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bragantino   5–4   Palmeiras 5–1 0–3
Second Round
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Independiente Santa Fé   1–0   Bragantino 1–0 0–0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Red Bull expands global football empire, takes over at Bragantino". SportBusiness SPONSORSHIP. March 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Clube Atlético Bragantino". soccerway. Retrieved February 3, 2020.

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