Estádio General Severiano

Estádio General Severiano was a football stadium located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[1] It was the home stadium of Botafogo and it had a maximum capacity of 20,000 people.[1]

Estádio General Severiano
LocationRio de Janeiro, Brazil
OpenedMay 13, 1913
ArchitectRafael Galvão


The stadium was built in 1912,[2] It was inaugurated on May 13, 1913, when Botafogo beat Flamengo 1–0.[2]

After a reformation led by architect Rafael Galvão that lasted ten years,[3] Estádio General Severiano was reinaugurated on August 28, 1938, when Botafogo beat Fluminense 3–2.[4] The stadium was closed in the 1970s,[2] under Charles Borer's term as president,[5] after Botafogo's headquarters, where the stadium was located in, where sold to Companhia Vale do Rio Doce.[6] Estádio General Severiano was demolished in 1977.[1]

CT João SaldanhaEdit

CT João Saldanha.

A training ground named Centro de Treinamento João Saldanha was inaugurated on March 29, 2004, in the same place where Estádio General Severiano was located in.[7] The training ground name honors João Saldanha, who was a supporter of Botafogo, and was a former head coach and chairman of the club.[8]


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  2. ^ a b c "Estádio: General Severiano" (in Portuguese). Flapédia. May 24, 2008. Retrieved June 24, 2009.
  3. ^ "Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas" (in Portuguese). Futebol na Rede. Archived from the original on June 14, 2009. Retrieved June 24, 2009.
  4. ^ "Todos os presidentes do Botafogo" (in Portuguese). Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas official website. Retrieved June 24, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Datas" (in Portuguese). Veja. September 5, 2001. Retrieved June 24, 2009.
  6. ^ "A estrela eternizada por Mané" (in Portuguese). Pelé.net. Retrieved June 24, 2009.
  7. ^ "Botafogo inaugura novo centro de treinamento" (in Portuguese). Terra. March 29, 2004. Retrieved June 24, 2009.
  8. ^ Coimbra, Bernardo (March 29, 2004). "CT homenageia João Saldanha" (in Portuguese). Pelé.net. Retrieved June 24, 2009.