Esporte Clube Novo Hamburgo
Esporte Clube Novo Hamburgo, or Novo Hamburgo (German: Sport Club Neu-Hamburg or SC Neu-Hamburg) as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Novo Hamburgo in Rio Grande do Sul, founded on 1 May 1911.
|Full name||Esporte Clube Novo Hamburgo|
|Nickname(s)||Nóia, Anilado and Floriano|
|Founded||1 May 1911|
|Ground||Estádio do Vale,|
Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
|President||Rosalvo Antônio Johann|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Serie D|
Home stadium is the Estádio do Vale(Stadium of the Valley). It has a maximum capacity of 5,196.
On 1 May 1911, employees of Adams Footwear Factory founded an association. In that day, during the celebrations of the Worker's Day, as it used to happen every year, took place a confraternisation event between the employers and employees of the factory. After the barbecue ended, they always played football. Manoel Lopes Mattos, João Scherer, Aloys Auschild, Manoel Outeiro, João Tamujo and Adão Steigleder decided to found a football club. The suggested name was Adams Futebol Clube, but the name they chose was Sport Club Novo Hamburgo, later renamed to Esporte Clube Novo Hamburgo (German: Sport Club Neu-Hamburg).
As Brazil entered World War II in 1944 war joining the allies side, Novo Hamburgo had to change its name, as it was of German origin – Novo Hamburgo means New Hamburg. The city was renamed to Marechal Floriano Peixoto and the club turned into Esporte Clube Floriano. In 1968, the club reverted to its previous name.
Novo Hamburgo's first rival was Sociedade Esportiva Esperança, from the same city. At that time, Novo Hamburgo was named Floriano. The derby was known as Flor-Esp.
The second rival of Novo Hamburgo was Aimoré, and the derby was known as Clássico do Vale (Valley's Derby). This rivalry was stronger during the 1960s and the 1970s.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
The famous player Garrincha, who won the 1958 and the 1962 World Cups, played once for Novo Hamburgo. On 2 July 1969, he wore the number 7 of the club. The friendly match, played at Beira-Rio stadium ended 3–1 in favour of Internacional. He played the whole first half, and the first 15 minutes of the second one.
Two ultra groups supports the club: Fogo Anil and Torcida Independente Mancha Anil. Fogo Anil was founded in 1996, and Torcida Independente Mancha Anil was founded on 13 May 2005.
The club's anthem lyrics were composed by Juracy Araújo, the music by Pedro Araújo and the piano transcription by Rejane Frota Dillenburg.
The club's mascot is an anthropomorphic shoe, as Novo Hamburgo is known for its shoe industry.