Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

The Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (English: Football Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro), usually known by the acronyms FERJ and FFERJ, manages all the official football tournaments within the state of Rio de Janeiro including the Campeonato Carioca, the Campeonato Carioca Série B1, the Copa Rio, and the Campeonato Carioca de Futebol Feminino. It was founded in 1978.

Seat of the FERJ in Maracanã

HistoryEdit

On March 15, 1975, the states of Guanabara, which consisted essentially only of the city of Rio de Janeiro and until 1960 the federal capital district of Brasil, and Rio de Janeiro, the non-metropolitan area of the state of Rio de Janeiro were merged into the current State of Rio de Janeiro. On September 29, 1978, the Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro was founded by the merger of the Federação Carioca de Futebol (Carioca Football Federation, FCF) in the state of Guanabara and the Federação Fluminense de Desportos (Fluminense Sports Federation, FFD) in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Octávio Pinto Guimarães, who was FCF's president, was chosen as FERJ's first president.[1]

In 1979, the Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro organized two different state championships, both won by Flamengo. Those competitions were the first competitions organized by FERJ.[1]

PresidentsEdit

Name Term start Term end
1. Octávio Pinto Guimarães 1978 1985
2. Eduardo Viana 1985 2006
3. Rubens Lopes da Costa Filho 2006 2014

Current clubs in BrasileirãoEdit

As of 2021 season. Common team names are noted in bold.

Club City
Série A
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro
Fluminense Rio de Janeiro
Série B
Botafogo Rio de Janeiro
Vasco da Gama Rio de Janeiro
Série C
Volta Redonda Volta Redonda
Série D
Bangu Rio de Janeiro
Boavista-RJ Saquarema
Madureira Rio de Janeiro

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "A Fusão das Federações" (PDF). Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 28, 2011. Retrieved November 24, 2007.

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