Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense

Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɡɾemju futʃiˈbɔw ˌpoʁtwɐleˈɡɾẽsi]), commonly known as Grêmio, is a Brazilian professional football club based in Porto Alegre, capital city of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. The club plays in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the first division of the Brazilian football league system, and the Campeonato Gaúcho, Rio Grande do Sul's top state league. The club was founded in 1903 by businessman Cândido Dias da Silva and other 32 men, mostly from the large community of German immigrants of Porto Alegre.[2]

Full nameGrêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense
Nickname(s)Imortal Tricolor (Immortal Tricolor)
Tricolor dos Pampas (Tricolor of the Pampas)
Clube de Todos (Club of All)
Founded15 September 1903; 120 years ago (1903-09-15)
GroundArena do Grêmio
PresidentAlberto Guerra
Head coachRenato Portaluppi
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Gaúcho
Série A 2nd of 20
Gauchão, 1st of 12 (champions)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Grêmio's home stadium is the Arena do Grêmio, which the team moved to in 2013. With a capacity of over 55,000, the stadium is one of the most modern venues in South America and the eight-largest of its kind in Brazil.[3] Prior to that, Grêmio played at Estádio Olímpico Monumental since 1954. Grêmio usually plays in a tricolor (blue, black, and white) striped shirt, black shorts, and white socks, which originated the team's nickname.[4]

In 1983, Grêmio became champions of the Intercontinental Cup after defeating Hamburger SV 2-1.[5][6][7] Additionally, Grêmio is tied with São Paulo, Santos, Palmeiras, and Flamengo for the most Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores de América titles, having won a total of three each.[8]

As of 2017, Grêmio was ranked number one in the CBF club rankings[9] and is listed by Forbes as the third most valuable football club in the Americas with an estimated value of $295.5 million.[10] Grêmio has won 42 Campeonato Gaúcho, 2 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, 1 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, 1 Supercopa do Brasil, 1 Copa Sul, and 5 Copa do Brasil. Internationally, Grêmio has won 1 Intercontinental Cup, 3 Copa Libertadores de América, 2 Recopa Sudamericana, and 1 Sanwa Bank Cup.[11]

Grêmio has a long-standing and intense rivalry with Internacional, which is widely regarded as one of the fiercest in Brazil[12][13] and around the world.[14][15] Matches between the two teams are known as Grenal and are highly anticipated events.[16]

History edit

The beginning and professionalism at the club edit

One of the first Grêmio squads, December 1903
Grêmio state champion of 1932. Standing: Poroto, Nenê, Sardinha I, Foguinho, (), Heitor, Luiz Carvalho e Lacy. Crouching: Amâncio, (), Sardinha II, Eurico Lara, Dário e Comani.

On 7 September 1903, Brazil's oldest football team, Sport Club Rio Grande, played an exhibition match in Porto Alegre. An entrepreneur from Sorocaba, São Paulo, named Cândido Dias was besotted with the sport and he went to watch the match. During the match, the ball deflated. As the only owner of a football in Porto Alegre, he lent his ball to the players and the match resumed. After the match, he talked to the local players about how to start a football club. On 15 September 1903, 32 people, including Cândido Dias, met at Salão Grau, a local restaurant and founded "Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense". Most of the founding members were part of the city's German community.[17] Carlos Luiz Bohrer was elected as first president.[18]

The club's first match took place on 6 March 1904, against Fuss Ball Porto Alegre, the first of two matches played that day. Grêmio won the first match 1–0. Unfortunately, the name of the player who scored the club's first goal is lost to history. The trophy Grêmio won that day, the Wanderpreis, is still displayed at the club's museum. Within 5 months the club had inaugurated the Baixada, its first home.

Grêmio in 1904, wearing the blue and black jersey
Grêmio state champion of 1931

On 18 July 1909, Grêmio beat Internacional 10–0 on the latter's debut game. Grêmio's goalkeeper Kallfelz reportedly left the field to chat with fans during the match. Even now this victory is remembered with pride by Gremistas (Grêmio supporters). The match was the starting point for a rivalry that rages on to this day. Grêmio was one of the founding members of the Porto Alegre football league in 1910, and in 1911 won the league for the first time. On 25 August 1912, in a city league match, Grêmio beat Sport Clube Nacional of Porto Alegre 23–0. Sisson scored 14 goals in the match to record Grêmio's biggest ever win. In 1918, Grêmio became a founding member of the Fundação Rio-Grandense de Desportes (later known as Federação Gaúcha de Futebol), a federation that organized the first state championships in Rio Grande do Sul. The first championship was scheduled for 1918, but the Spanish flu epidemic forced the event to be postponed until 1919. In 1921, a year after the arrival of legendary goalkeeper Eurico Lara, Grêmio won its first state championship.

On 7 July 1911, Grêmio beat Uruguay's national team 2–1. In 1931, Grêmio became one of the first teams in Brazil to play matches at night after installing floodlights at Estádio Baixada. On 19 May 1935, Grêmio became the first team from Rio Grande do Sul to beat a team from the state of São Paulo (considered the strongest Brazilian league at the time) by defeating Santos 3–2. Grêmio was also the first club outside Rio de Janeiro state to play at the Maracanã Stadium, defeating Flamengo 3–1 in 1950.

Grêmio squad in 1950. That year, Grêmio played at the Maracanã Stadium and defeated Flamengo by 3–1 and became the first club outside Rio de Janeiro state to win in that stadium

During this period, Grêmio started to earn a reputation abroad. In 1932 it played its first international match in Rivera (Uruguay). In 1949, the match against Uruguay's Nacional ended in a 3–1 win for Grêmio and the players received a hero's welcome on their return to Porto Alegre. In that same year, Grêmio played for the first time in Central America. Between 1953 and 1954, Grêmio travelled to Mexico, Ecuador and Colombia, a tour dubbed "the conquest of the Americas". On 25 February 1959, Grêmio defeated Boca Juniors 4–1 in Buenos Aires, becoming the first foreign team to beat Boca at La Bombonera.

In 1961, Grêmio went on its first European tour playing 24 games in 11 countries: France, Romania, Belgium, Greece, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Denmark, Estonia and Russia. The Gremistas (Grêmio fans) were growing in number. 1946 saw the first appearance of the club's motto "com o Grêmio onde o Grêmio estiver" ("with Grêmio wherever Grêmio may be"), which was later written into Grêmio's official anthem. An anthem penned by Lupicinio Rodrigues, a samba-cancao composer who became one of the most famous and revered Grêmio fans. The anthem celebrates the Gremistas reputation for attending all Grêmio matches, regardless of the difficulties and obstacles they might have to overcome to see their club. In the late 1950s, Grêmio joined the Taça Brasil, as the Brazilian league was known at the time. The team reached the Taça Brasil semi-finals in 1959, 1963 and 1967. In 1968, the team won its first international title in a friendly cup with teams from Brazil and Uruguay. In 1954, Grêmio inaugurated what was at the time the biggest private stadium in Brazil, the Olímpico Stadium. In 1971, the Taça Brasil championship was replaced by the Campeonato Brasileiro with the first goal ever scored in the Campeonato Brasileiro coming from Grêmio's Néstor Scotta, an Argentine, in a match against São Paulo at Estádio do Morumbi.[19] Grêmio maintained a series of respectable results in Campeonato Brasileiro, usually achieving a top half finish.

Valdir Espinosa and the Intercontinental Cup 1983 edit

Battle of La Plata, the popular name to an emblematic and historic game between Grêmio vs. Estudiantes de La Plata in 1983 Copa Libertadores. The match ended in 3–3 with aggressions and hostile climate at the Jorge Luis Hirschi stadium

Grêmio's first dominant period in South American football began in the early 1980s. Propelled by the completion of their new stadium, the Olímpico Monumental.

Grêmio won its first Campeonato Brasileiro on 3 May 1981, after defeating São Paulo at the Morumbi Stadium in São Paulo. The scores in the two-leg final were 2–1 at Olímpico and 1–0 for Grêmio at Morumbi. The winning goal was scored by striker Baltazar. Earlier, on 26 April 1981 Olímpico had its biggest attendance ever, when 98,421 fans watched Grêmio lose to Ponte Preta 0–1 in the Campeonato Brasileiro semi-final.

Grêmio squad that played the first 1983 Copa Libertadores Finals vs Peñarol in Montevideo

1983 was the most successful year in Grêmio's history. First, Grêmio won the South-American Copa Libertadores, after a consistent yet eventful campaign. One of the matches of the semi-final, the 3–3 draw against Estudiantes at Jorge Luis Hirschi Stadium, became legendary for its belligerence on and off the pitch and is dubbed the "Batalha de La Plata" ("Battle of La Plata").[20][21] In the finals, Grêmio beat the 1982 South America and World champions Peñarol from Uruguay, with a 1–1 draw in Montevideo and a 2–1 win in Porto Alegre. The winning goal was scored by César just before the end of the match. A year later, Grêmio was runner-up in the Copa Libertadores final, being defeated by Argentina's Independiente.

Also in 1983, Grêmio won the Intercontinental Cup after defeating Hamburger SV of Germany 2–1.[22] Renato Portaluppi scored both goals. With Uruguayan defender De León and goalkeeper Mazaropi also earning club legend status on the back of their performances in the Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup. Porto Alegre, was deafened by the gremista's chant of: "The Earth is Blue". Soon after winning the Intercontinental Cup, Grêmio beat America of Mexico in Los Angeles, and won the Los Angeles Cup.

In 1989, Grêmio won the first Copa do Brasil, a Brazilian knockout cup featuring football teams from all around the country. After humiliating Flamengo with a 6–1 win in the second leg of the semi-finals, Grêmio defeated Sport Recife in the final, with a 0–0 draw in Recife and a 2–1 win in Porto Alegre.

In 1991, after a poor season, Grêmio was relegated for the first time to the Brazilian Second Division[23] but gained immediate promotion back to the Campeonato Brasileiro's elite the following season (1993). After this return to form, 1994 saw Grêmio win its second Copa do Brasil, defeating Ceará in the two-leg final (0–0 and 1–0), the solitary goal scored by striker Nildo. This win kickstarted the club's Tokyo Project.

On 11 December 1994, due a bloated and extensive schedule, Grêmio had to play three matches in a single day at the Olímpico Monumental during the 1994 Campeonato Gaúcho. These matches began at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m. against Aimoré, Santa Cruz, and Brasil de Pelotas respectively. They drew the first match and won the other two, using a total of 34 different players from the first team, reserves and academy. The matches had a small public attendance of 758 fans — 247 paying. The matches were also played in temperatures of 45 °C (113 °F) in the summer heat of Porto Alegre.[24]

Luiz Felipe Scolari and the Libertadores 1995 edit

Luiz Felipe Scolari won the 1995 Copa Libertadores, the 1996 Campeonato Brasileiro and other important competitions
Mário Jardel and Paulo Nunes lead Grêmio to reach practically all trophies of the 1990s. Together they won the 1995 Copa Libertadores and the 1996 Recopa Sudamericana

In May 1995, under head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, Grêmio were runners-up in the Copa do Brasil, losing the final match to Corinthians 0–1 at Olímpico Monumental. In August, a few days after beating arch-rivals Internacional for the state title with a reserve squad, the club won the Copa Libertadores for the second time. Defeating Atlético Nacional of Colombia 3–1 in Porto Alegre and drawing 1–1 in Medellín. The tournament was marked by fierce matches against Palmeiras in the quarter-finals. Palmeiras had perhaps the best squad on the competition, with players such as Rivaldo, Cafu, Edmundo, César Sampaio, Antônio Carlos, Roberto Carlos and Mancuso. They were soundly beaten by Grêmio in the 1st leg in an epic 5–0 match with a hat-trick from Mário Jardel. Palmeiras beat Grêmio 5–1 in the return leg, with Jardel's lone strike proving enough to see Grêmio through to the Semi-finals.

This qualified the club to the 1995 Intercontinental Cup where Grêmio pushed a talented Ajax (featuring Patrick Kluivert, Overmars, Van Der Sar and Kanu) into extra time and penalties despite being a player down. Early 1996 saw Grêmio win the Recopa Sudamericana, beating Argentina's Independiente 4–1.

On 15 December 1996, Grêmio won its second Campeonato Brasileiro, defeating Portuguesa in the final. Portuguesa won the first match at home 2–0, and therefore Grêmio was forced to win the final match at Porto Alegre by the same score or more. Grêmio got to 2–0, with midfielder Ailton scoring the second goal a few minutes before the final whistle. Grêmio won the title due to their higher finish in the league.

In 1997, Grêmio won their third Copa do Brasil title. In the finals against Romário's Flamengo, Grêmio won on away goals after a 0–0 draw in Porto Alegre and a 2–2 draw in Rio de Janeiro. Four years later, in 2001, Grêmio won their fourth Copa do Brasil, defeating Corinthians. The first leg of the final, in Porto Alegre, finished with the score of 2–2. The second game in São Paulo ended with a 3–1 Grêmio victory, in a match which is regarded as one of the finest in Grêmio's history.

Second relegation, Batalha dos Aflitos and the Libertadores 2007 edit

Tcheco was the captain for 4 years (2006–2009) and lead Grêmio to the 2007 Copa Libertadores Finals

On 2000, Grêmio closed a multi-million deal with Swiss sports marketing firm International Sport and Leisure (ISL).[25] With the newfound income, Grêmio made large investments and expensive hirings, such as Zinho, Paulo Nunes, Gabriel Amato and Leonardo Astrada.[26] However, soon in 2001 ISL went bust after a large corruption scandal involving FIFA. After declaring bankruptcy, the company transferred part its debt to Grêmio.[27] The club's quickly amassed debt would spiral out of control, soon they would be unable to pay player's salaries and do other investments, which resulted in poor field performance.[28]

In 2004, after performing poorly for two consecutive seasons in the Série A, Grêmio finished bottom of the league and were relegated to Campeonato Brasileiro's Second Division.[29] Série B brought even less revenue, which combined with the club's large debt threatented to snowball into Grêmio's bankruptcy.[28] Grêmio's promotion battle was difficult, with only two clubs able to qualify for promotion to the First Division. On 26 November 2005, at Estádio dos Aflitos, Recife against Náutico, Grêmio had four players sent off and two penalty given kicks against them in a tumultuous match that has become known as "The Battle of the Aflitos" ("A Batalha dos Aflitos", "Aflitos" being the name of Náutico's home field).

Bruno Carvalho bounced the first penalty bounced off the post in the first half when Grêmio still had 11 players on the field; the second was saved by goalkeeper Galatto when had been reduced to 7 men. Within 72 seconds of Galatto saving the penalty 17-year-old Anderson had made a run down the left flank to slot the ball into the back of the net to score Grêmio's winning goal. A goal that sealed the Série B championship and promotion to the Série A.

On 9 April 2006, at Estádio Beira-Rio, Grêmio won the state championship against Internacional, preventing them from winning a fifth title in a row. Playing away, Grêmio managed to obtain a 1–1 draw in the second leg of the final, enough to secure the title on away goals. Grêmio players said after the match that there were more than 50,000 Internacional fans in Beira Rio's Stadium and they could still hear the noise made by 6,000 Gremistas. In 2007, at Estádio Olímpico Monumental, Grêmio won the Campeonato Gaúcho once again this time against Juventude.

Also in 2007, Grêmio reached the final of the 2007 Copa Libertadores. Throughout the campaign the team overcame away losses by putting in heroic home performances and earning the moniker of Imortal Tricolor. This also pumped up the fans who even after a heavy 3–0 away defeat to Boca Juniors formed huge lines to buy tickets for the final game in Porto Alegre. with some of the fans queuing for four days or more. Unfortunately fan fervor wasn't enough with Riquelme's magnificent performance handing Boca Juniors a 2–0 win and the Copa Libertadores title.

Renato Portaluppi and the Libertadores 2017 edit

Luan after making his goal against Barcelona S.C. Luan was elected Rei da América 2017 (King of America 2017) by the newspaper El País (Uruguay).
Pedro Geromel was the third Grêmio captain to raise the 2017 Copa Libertadores trophy. Later, he was nominated for the Brazilian 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.
Everton, one of the most valuable players of Grêmio in the 2010s. He won the Copa América 2019, being the topscorer of the competition.

In 2008, after the sudden firing of their head coach Vagner Mancini, the club hired Celso Roth. Within a month they had prematurely dropped out of both the domestic cup (Copa do Brasil) and their state championship (Campeonato Gaúcho). This led to the team going through a state of crisis and, soon after, major renovation. They were expected to finish in the bottom half of the Campeonato Brasileiro but managed to finish in second place. For many supporters, even that was considered a failure as in the first half of the championship, the team was in fine form and even considered the best in the country. At the halfway point of the season the team had a 10-point lead over second place that they would eventually surrender in the final games of the season.

2012 marked the last year of the club's former stadium, Olímpico Monumental. Fan expectations were high but were not matched by the team's performance. Grêmio did, however, qualify for the Libertadores the following year.

In 2014, the club once again qualified for the Copa Libertadores de América and signed Enderson Moreira as the new manager.[30] However, after a successful campaign in the group stage, Grêmio failed in the competition and were eliminated by San Lorenzo in the Round of 16.[31] A few days before, the club was defeated 6–2 on aggregate by their biggest rival, the Internacional, in the finals of the Campeonato Gaúcho.[32] With nothing more than a regular campaign at the beginning of the Série A, club president Fábio Koff signed Luiz Felipe Scolari as the new coach of the team. The club also invested in Giuliano, the biggest hiring of the year.[33]

In 2015, former Grêmio player Roger Machado was hired as the new manager. A short lived but initially successful run, Machado's time with Grêmio saw them qualify for the 2016 Copa Libertadores with a finish in the Campeonato Brasileiro in 3rd place. Machado oversaw a famous victory over beat bitter rivals Internacional with a 5–0 drubbing in "Grenal" No. 407. Nonetheless, towards the end of the year, the team began to show a lack of organization, especially in its defensive system. As fan support dwindled, Roger announced his resignation after a 3–0 loss against Ponte Preta in September 2016. Renato Portaluppi replaced him and under his guidance a resurgent Grêmio became champions of the Copa do Brasil against Atlético Mineiro in a 4–2 aggregate score, making them the Brazilian club with the most titles in this tournament (5). After this historic feat, fans affectionately nicknamed Grêmio the "Rei de Copas" (King of Cups).

In 2017, Grêmio won their third Libertadores, after defeating Club Atlético Lanús 1–0 at Arena do Grêmio, followed by a 2–1 victory in Estadio Ciudad de Lanús. Luan was named the player of the tournament, while goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe performed spectacularly with a heroic, almost impossible save in the semi-final match against Barcelona Sporting Club. They became the third Brazilian club to win a third Copa Libertadores, after São Paulo and Santos.

The club went on to represent CONMEBOL at the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup, held in the United Arab Emirates. Grêmio beat Pachuca 1–0 in a tight semi-final, the goal coming from Everton in extra-time. They were beaten 0–1 by Real Madrid in the final.

2018 Season and Libertadores edit

Grêmio once again finished 4th in the 2018 Campeonato Brasileiro securing a place in the Copa Libertadores de América having been knocked out in the semi-final of the tournament on goal-difference in 2018 by a late River Plate goal to end the match 2–2. The goal was scored from a penalty, given on review of a handball by the VAR from Matheus Bressan in the 95th minute.[34] Bressan was subsequently transferred.[35] In the hours following the match it was revealed that River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo had broken the rules of his touchline ban at half-time by entering the River dressing room. Grêmio appealed the result within 24 hours of the final whistle based on this information. It took CONMEBOL 2 days to deliberate, deciding that the result should stand, with Gallardo receiving a $50,000 fine and a 4-match suspension (1 from the Bombonera Stadium for the first leg of the Libertadores final against Boca Juniors and 3 subsequent touchline bans).[36] River Plate would go on to win the Copa Libertadores de América after further controversy.

In the 2020 season Grêmio met their rivals Internacional at Copa Libertadores for the first time in history. The first leg at the Arena do Grêmio ended in controversy as a fight broke out between Grêmio's Pepê and Inter's Moisés which quickly escalated into a full-brawl between the two teams and eight players — three of each team in the field and more two from the bench — were sent off. The match ended on a tie.[37]

2021 crises, relegation and return edit

The 2020 saw a decline on the performance of the team, while they were able to secure the Campeonato Gaúcho, they finished in 6th in the Brasileirão which didn't guarantee their berth to the Libertadores for the first time since 2013, having to play at the qualifying stages. The team later fail to qualify to the 2021 Copa Libertadores after losing to Ecuador's Independiente del Valle.[38] The defeat ended up causing the resignation of Renato Portaluppi, who had worked at the club for almost five years.

In 2021, Grêmio was elected the best club in South America of the decade, between the years 2011–2020, in a survey carried out by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). The ranking took into account the points scored by clubs in the organization's Club World Ranking each year.[39]

Portaluppi's replacement was Tiago Nunes, with whom Grêmio qualified for the next phase of the Copa Sudamericana and won the Campeonato Gaúcho in the final played against Internacional. However, the COVID-19 pandemic caused various infections among the squad, which combined with other factors resulted in a weak performance at the 2021 Campeonato Brasileiro, getting just two points from seven games and dropping to bottom of the league table. Nunes was fired and replaced with Luiz Felipe Scolari, in turn, also failed to lead the club out of the relegation zone and ended up leaving by mutual agreement after three months of work.[40][41] Vagner Mancini, then America Mineiro coach, was hired for his place in October. Without achieving results, Grêmio finished the championship relegated for the third time to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.[42][43]

After a weak start in the 2022 Campeonato Gaúcho, Mancini was fired and replaced with Roger Machado, who led to the team to a fifth Gauchão title in sequence after a victory against rival's Internacional in the semi-finals and the finals against Ypiranga.[44] In September Machado was replaced by a returning Renato Portaluppi.[45] The Série B campaign was enough to guarantee access to return to the Série A in 2023.[46]

Luis Suárez playing for Grêmio in 2023

In December 2022, Grêmio announced that Luis Suárez would be joining the club for a two-year contract.[47] The signing drew worldwide attention to the club.[48] Suárez made his debut on 17 January 2023 in a match against São Luiz for the 2023 Recopa Gaúcha. Suárez scored a hat-trick in a 4–1 win.[49] With him on the squad, Grêmio was able to conquer the 2023 Campeonato Gaúcho, the sixth in row.[50] In July, citing knee injuries and pain, Suárez later shortened his contract to only one year with the club.[51]

Symbols edit

Stars edit

According to the club, the gold star represents the victory in the World Club Championship; the silver represents the three South American competition victories; and the bronze one represents the National competitions. There is also a gold star in Grêmio's flag that represents a player, Everaldo, the sole Grêmio player in the 1970 Brazilian World Cup winning team.

Flag edit

The first club flag was unveiled by the club during the opening ceremony for the Baixada stadium. At that time, it had a horizontal stripe of blue, black and white, with a medallion on the left top corner. The Brazilian Flag was the inspiration for the Tricolor's standard from 1918 to 1944.

Anthem edit

Grêmio's anthem is one of the most critically acclaimed in all of Brazilian football, other than the anthems of the clubs from Rio de Janeiro (all composed by Lamartine Babo), it is the only football anthem composed by a renowned composer, Lupicínio Rodrigues. Featuring a vivid melody in the style of a march, the anthem features the famous verses: Até a pé nós iremos / para o que der e vier / mas o certo é que nós estaremos / com o Grêmio onde o Grêmio estiver (Even on foot we will go / against all obstacles / but we sure will be / with Grêmio wherever Grêmio may be). Grêmio supporters boast that Grêmio, as the anthem hints, has never played without supporters anywhere in the world.

Eurico Lara, a goalkeeper who played for the club in the 1920s and in the 1930s, is mentioned in the anthem, where he is called the immortal idol (or craque imortal, in Portuguese).

Team kit edit

Grêmio tricolour scheme is made up of blue, black, and white, an unusual colour combination for football shirts. The first Grêmio kit was inspired by English club Exeter City. At the time, the original kit included a black cap, striped shirt in blue and havana (a variation of brown), white tie, white shorts, and black socks. Subsequently, the uniform was changed to blue and black due to the lack of havana fabric. Soon after, vertical white stripes were included in the kit creating a pattern that is used to the present day. Because of this pattern, Grêmio is commonly referred as the "Tricolor". The Grêmio colors are set in the club statute as so;

  • Home colors – vertical stripes of light blue and black, with white piping;
  • Away colors – white with blue and black detail;
  • Alternative colors – dark blue or blue with white details.

Kit evolution edit

Grêmio kits throughout its history:[52]


Sponsorship edit

Product Enterprise
Banking   Banrisul
Sports equipment   Umbro
Health insurance   Unimed
Gambling   Esportes da Sorte
Bread industry   Marquespan
Payment terminal   Vero
Brewing industry   Brahma

It was in the early 1980s that Grêmio received its first official sponsor, with the Brazilian Olympikus providing sports equipment. The partnership lasted until early 1983, when, on account of the brilliant moment that had been living in their history, the Grêmio has signed a contract with a German Adidas to supply sports material. However, the partnership was short-lived, as in 1985, with the end of the contract with Adidas, a new supplier emerged, returning to the national level with Penalty.

In 1987, for the first time in its history the Grêmio signed a sponsorship agreement for stamping the shirt, with Coca-Cola. This turn in their campaigns unprecedentedly exchanged their traditional red logo for black, because this color belongs to Internacional, its biggest rival, and it was vetoed by Grêmio.

Sponsorship of Penalty and Coca-Cola persisted with Grêmio for nearly a decade until, in 1995, the soft drink brand left the main sponsor of the shirts, which was assumed by Tintas Renner, a paint manufacturer, until 1997. In 1998, General Motors assumed this position, exposing numerous names of vehicles throughout the partnership. At the beginning of the 21st century, Penalty left the club, with the Italian Kappa providing sports equipment.

In 2001, for the payment of debts, Grêmio closed an agreement with the state government of Rio Grande do Sul, exposing Banrisul banking mark on his shirt. However, after payment, it was Banrisul who assumed the payments and became the master sponsor of the club. In 2005 the contract with Kappa came to an end, after this, kits were the responsibility of another German in club history, Puma. Also from this era, Grêmio opened more spaces for smaller sponsors, with the first being Tramontina, Unimed, TIM and the return of Coca-Cola. In 2011, once again changing the supplier of sports equipment occurs, this time taking the Brazilian Topper, under the value of €4.8 million per season, which operates in the South American market, with a contract until the end of 2014. Beginning in 2015 season, the British company Umbro supplied sports equipment of Grêmio, paying the value of €6 million per year.[53]

Stadium edit

Arena do Grêmio
Estádio da Baixada in the 1930s

Grêmio's original stadium was the Estádio da Baixada, built in 1904 at the upper-class neighbourhood of Moinhos de Vento in Porto Alegre. It was made to please the city's growing colony of Germans, who were concentrated in the region. The Estádio da Baixada hosted Grêmio until 1954.

Estádio Olímpico Monumental

The second stadium was the Estádio Olímpico Monumental. It was inaugurated on 19 September 1954 as Estádio Olímpico, located in the neighbourhood of Azenha. At the time it was the largest private stadium in Brazil. Estádio Olímpico's first game was between Grêmio and Nacional from Uruguay; Grêmio won by a score of 2–0, with both goals scored by Vítor. In 1980 a second tier was added to the Olímpico, and the stadium was renamed the Olímpico Monumental. The first game at the renamed Olímpico Monumental was played on 21 June 1980, when Grêmio beat Vasco da Gama by a score of 1–0. Estádio Olímpico Monumental has an attendance record of 98,421 people for the game against Ponte Preta on 26 April 1981.

By the 2000s, the board of directors start to study what to do with the aging Olímpico, the stadium did not meet the club's expectations, due to the construction's lifetime, high maintenance costs, low comfort standards, low quality of services, poor security, insufficient parking and a highly populated region.[54] The club instead decided to build a new stadium. The project was approved in 2008 and the construction of a new stadium started in September 2010.[55]

In 2012, Grêmio moved into their new stadium, Arena do Grêmio, a big multi-use stadium in Porto Alegre. Its capacity is 55,225 and is one of the most modern venues in South America. The inaugural match in Arena was a friendly against Hamburger SV on 8 December 2012. The attendance record was of 52,223 people at the 2016 Copa do Brasil Finals against Atlético Minero.[56] The Arena also hosted the first leg of the 2017 Copa Libertadores Finals against Lanús.

The club also rents the Estádio Antônio Vieira Ramos in the city of Gravataí, in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre, as the home stadium for its women's team.[57]

Training centre edit

The first location for training used by Grêmio was the additional field built next door of Estádio Olímpico Monumental. However, it can not be exactly characterized as a training centre. In 2000 the construction of the first training centre of the club, the CT Hélio Dourado, in Eldorado do Sul, in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre was completed, but, because of it being located quite far away, it ended up being used for club's Academy.

In 2014,the construction of the new training center of Grêmio, the CT Luiz Carvalho, located next to the Arena do Grêmio, in Porto Alegre was finished. It is adjacent to the Guaíba River, and has one of the most beautiful views of the city with the stadium and a cable-stayed bridge in the background.

Supporters edit

Grêmio fans in 1946, the year the Musketeer appeared as the club's mascot, along with the creation of the slogan "With Grêmio wherever Grêmio is". (Portuguese: Com o Grêmio onde estiver o Grêmio)

Grêmio fans are called "gremistas" or "tricolores". Originally, Grêmio was a club heavily supported by Brazilians of German descent of Rio Grande do Sul. Over time, that distinction has reduced, and today the fan base is very diverse. The club, together with Internacional, divide the population of Rio Grande do Sul;[58] Grêmio is also the most popular club in western Santa Catarina and south-west Paraná.[59] The club has around 8 million fans in the country, meaning that, in terms of ranking, the club is the 6th most supporters in the Brazil. The largest outside the Rio de Janeiro-São Paulo axis.[60] A 2022 research pointed out that Grêmio has the most "loyal" fans in Brazil. The survey that measured the size of the fans in the country identified that 90.6% of Grêmio fans say they support Grêmio exclusively and that only 9.4% of Grêmio fans supported or sympathized with another Brazilian football team.[61] In 2023, Grêmio had more than 100,000 sócios (club-members/associates).[62]

Geral do Grêmio edit

Geral do Grêmio at the northern stand of the Arena do Grêmio

The largest group of Grêmio supporters is Geral do Grêmio, the first and largest Brazilian barra brava,[63] movement similar to European ultras and Brazil's own torcidas organizadas, but with unique characteristics of Latin America. The group was created during the year 2001 with Grêmio fans watching games from the seats behind the southern goal at Estádio Olímpico Monumental (an area of the stands called "Geral", as in "general", where tickets had lower costs). Over the following years, more people joined the movement, and they decided to collectively call themselves by the name of the area from where they watched the games. A unique and traditional feature of the crowd is running down the stand (a movement called the "avalanche"), pressing against the fence when a goal is scored as a way to also embrace the players in celebration.

Being a barra brava, the Geral do Grêmio has differences with the ultras and the torcidas organizadas. They are a free membership group (which means that they do not charge a monthly fee), do not have their own uniforms, nor control over who participates. On games they bring a band consisting of percussion and brass instruments, dictating the rhythm of the chants throughout the game, never stopping or sitting. Banners and flags are exhibited in the length of the sector in which they are located inside the stadium, bringing a unique identity to their supporters. Also, wherever possible, they use flare, smoke bombs, fire extinguishers, among other materials to encourage the team on the field. In the Arena do Grêmio, which opened in December 2012, the lower northern stand was built with no chairs, with the Geral crowd and its "avalanche" celebration in mind. However, in 2013 on a game against L.D.U. Quito the avalanche resulted on the fence breaking and many fans falling into the trench that separated the stands from the pitch. Safety barriers were installed to make the avalanche impossible.[64]

The Geral enjoys good relationships with some other torcidas organizadas in Brazil, but due the inspiration on the platinean barra bravas, the Geral has a strong bond with Nacional's La Banda Del Parque. Members of both groups frequently do confraternizations together, and members frequently attend each other's games.[65]

Other supporters edit

Other supporters group includes the Torcida Jovem do Grêmio (Young Grêmio supporters), the oldest in operation, founded in 1977 and was considered the main supporters group until the late 1990s;[66] Rasta do Grêmio, Super Raça Gremista, Garra Tricolor, Máfia Tricolor and the Velha Escola (Old School, a schism from the Geral). There are also exclusively female supporters group, such as the Núcleo de Mulheres Gremistas and the Elis Vive Collective.[67]

Another historically important group is Coligay, recognized to be Brazil's first LGBT supporter group.[68][69] The group was founded in 1977 and suffered of homophobic attacks from rival team's fans and repression by the Brazilian military dictatorship's government.[68][69] However, the group was relatively accepted by Grêmio's regular fans and supporters as their founding coincided with the end of a long drought and a streak of titles, which gave Goligay the fame of begin an "amulet".[68][69] The group closed in 1983 but it's legacy has since been adopted by newer fans.[68]

Rivalries edit

Grenal in 2007
Grenal in 1940 for the Porto Alegre City Championship

Grenal edit

As the years went on, Grêmio and another important football club from Porto Alegre, Internacional, started to form a rivalry. Soon the games between these two clubs got their own name, Grenal, and resulted in record attendance. The rivalry divides the state of Rio Grande do Sul and the city of Porto Alegre in half. It is one of the fiercest football rivalries in Brazil, South America and the world. It is accompanied by high levels of emotion, competition and occasional violence.[16]

The first match was held in 1909, Grêmio won the first Grenal in history by the score of 10 to 0. The team led the statistics of Grenais in the first years of dispute until they were surpassed in 1945 by Internacional, which held the advantage in victories until today.[70] In 1935, Eurico Lara, who was Grêmio's goalie, conceded a penalty kick. When the Internacional player was about to kick it, Lara's brother stopped the game and reminded him of his doctor's recommendation that he didn't overexert himself. He didn't listen. Soon the Internacional player took the shot. Lara caught it, but as soon as he did he fell sideways and didn't move. He was substituted after the wondrous save, and Grêmio won the game. But unfortunately he died two months later as a result of the fatigue from that game. Lara has been immortalized in the club anthem.

Gre-Ju edit

Gre-Ju is another rivalry of Rio Grande do Sul, between Grêmio and Juventude from Caxias do Sul. For most of its history, the rivalry was one-sided as Juventude was traditionally a weaker team, but it heated up in the 1990s as Juventude grew to be the third powerhouse of the state.[71][72]

Players edit

First team squad edit

As of 7 December 2023.[73]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   BRA Fabio
3 DF   BRA Pedro Geromel (captain)
4 DF   ARG Walter Kannemann (vice-captain)
5 DF   BRA Rodrigo Ely
6 DF   BRA Reinaldo (3rd captain)
7 FW   BRA Luan
8 MF   URU Felipe Carballo
10 FW   BRA Ferreira
11 FW   ITA João Pedro Galvão (on loan from Fenerbahçe)
12 GK   BRA Gabriel Grando
13 FW   BRA Everton Galdino
14 MF   BRA Nathan
15 DF   BRA Bruno Uvini
18 DF   BRA João Pedro
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   ARG Franco Cristaldo
20 MF   PAR Mathías Villasanti
22 FW   ARG Lucas Besozzi (on loan from Lanús)
23 MF   BRA Pepê
25 FW   BRA Jhonata Robert
31 GK   BRA Caíque Santos
32 FW   BRA Nathan Fernandes
35 MF   BRA Ronald
36 DF   BRA Natã
41 GK   BRA Felipe Scheibig
45 MF   BRA Mila
53 DF   BRA Gustavo Martins
54 DF   BRA Cuiabano
77 FW   BRA André (on loan from Hercílio Luz)

For recent transfers, see 2023 Grêmio F.B.P.A. Transfers.

Reserves squad edit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
37 FW   BRA Gustavo Gomes
38 FW   BRA Lian
43 DF   BRA João Ramos
44 DF   BRA Viery
46 DF   BRA José Guilherme
No. Pos. Nation Player
47 FW   BRA Rubens
48 MF   BRA Josué
49 MF   BRA Araújo
51 DF   BRA Wesley Costa
59 FW   PAR Freddy Noguera

Out on loan edit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   BRA Adriel (at Bahia until 30 June 2024)
GK   BRA Brenno (at Bari until 30 June 2024)
GK   BRA Marcão (at Independiente del Valle until 31 December 2023)
DF   BRA Guilherme Guedes (at Ypiranga until 31 December 2023)
DF   BRA Rodrigues (at San Jose Earthquakes until 30 November 2023)
DF   BRA Thiago Rosa (at Avaí until 31 December 2023)
DF   BRA Vitinho (at Sampaio Corrêa until 31 December 2023)
MF   BRA Gabriel Silva (at Coritiba until 31 December 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Gazão (at Avaí until 31 December 2023)
MF   BRA Pedro Cuiabá (at Caxias until 31 December 2023)
MF   BRA Pedro Lucas (at Ceará until 31 December 2023)
FW   BRA Guilherme (at Fortaleza until 31 December 2023)
FW   BRA Guilherme Azevedo (at Ypiranga until 31 December 2023)
FW   COL Jaminton Campaz (at Rosario Central until 31 December 2023)
FW   COL Kevin Quejada (at Barracas Central until 31 December 2023)
FW   BRA Zinho (at Portimonense until 30 June 2024)

Club officials edit

Last updated: 29 June 2022.
Source: Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense - Site Oficial

Managerial history edit

Date Coach Titles
1903–20   Mordiehck and Schuback 1911, 1912, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1920 Campeonato Citadino de Porto Alegre
1920–31   Lagarto 1921, 1922 Campeonato Gaúcho
1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1930, 1931 Campeonato Citadino de Porto Alegre
1931–44   Telêmaco Frazão de Lima 1931, 1932 Campeonato Gaúcho
1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939 Campeonato Citadino de Porto Alegre
1945 Unknown
1946–49   Otto Bumbel 1946, 1949 Campeonato Gaúcho
1946, 1949 Campeonato Citadino de Porto Alegre
1950–53 Unknown
1954   László Székely
1955–61   Oswaldo Rolla 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 Campeonato Gaúcho
1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 Campeonato Citadino de Porto Alegre
1961–62   Ênio Rodrigues 1962 Campeonato Sul-Brasileiro
1962 Campeonato Gaúcho
1962–63   Sérgio Moacir 1963 Campeonato Gaúcho
1964–65   Carlos Froner 1964, 1965 Campeonato Gaúcho
1966   Luís Engelke 1966 Campeonato Gaúcho
1967   Carlos Froner 1967 Campeonato Gaúcho
1968–69   Sérgio Moacir 1968 Campeonato Gaúcho
1970   Carlos Froner
1971   Otto Glória
1972   Daltro Menezes
1973   Milton Kuelle
1974   Sérgio Moacir
1975   Ênio Andrade
1976   Oswaldo Rolla
1976   Paulo Lumumba
1977–78   Telê Santana 1977 Campeonato Gaúcho
1979   Orlando Fantoni 1979 Campeonato Gaúcho
1980   Paulinho de Almeida 1980 Campeonato Gaúcho
1980   Oberdan Vilain
1981–82   Ênio Andrade 1981 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
1983   Valdir Espinosa 1983 Copa Libertadores
1983 Intercontinental Cup
1984   Carlos Froner
1984   Chiquinho
1985   Rubens Minelli 1985 Campeonato Gaúcho
1986   Valdir Espinosa 1986 Campeonato Gaúcho
1987   Juan Mujica
1987   Luiz Felipe Scolari 1987 Campeonato Gaúcho
1988   Otacílio Gonçalves 1988 Campeonato Gaúcho
1989   Rubens Minelli
1989   Cláudio Duarte 1989 Copa do Brasil
1989 Campeonato Gaúcho
1990   Paulo Sérgio Poletto
1990   Evaristo de Macedo 1990 Supercopa do Brasil
1990 Campeonato Gaúcho
1991   Cláudio Duarte
1991   Dino Sani
1992   Ernesto Guedes
1992   Cláudio Garcia
1993   Sérgio Cosme
1993   Cassiá 1993 Campeonato Gaúcho
1993–96   Luiz Felipe Scolari 1994 Copa do Brasil
1995 Sanwa Bank Cup
1995 Copa Libertadores
1995, 1996 Campeonato Gaúcho
1996 Recopa Sudamericana
1996 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
1997   Evaristo de Macedo 1997 Copa do Brasil
1997   Hélio dos Anjos
1997–98   Sebastião Lazaroni
1998   Edinho
1998–99   Celso Roth 1999 Copa Sul
1999 Campeonato Gaúcho
1999   Cláudio Duarte
2000   Emerson Leão
2000   Antônio Lopes
2000   Celso Roth
2001–03   Tite 2001 Copa do Brasil
2001 Campeonato Gaúcho
2003   Darío Pereyra
2003   Nestor Simionato
2003–04   Adílson Batista
2004   José Luiz Plein
2004   Cuca
2004   Cláudio Duarte
2005   Hugo de León
2005–07   Mano Menezes 2005 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
2006, 2007 Campeonato Gaúcho
2006   Julinho Camargo 2006 Copa FGF (Grêmio B)
2008   Vagner Mancini
2008–09   Celso Roth
2009   Paulo Autuori
2010   Paulo Silas 2010 Taça Fernando Carvalho
2010 Campeonato Gaúcho
2010–11   Renato Portaluppi 2011 Taça Piratini
2011   Julinho Camargo
2011   Celso Roth
2012   Caio Júnior
2012–13   Vanderlei Luxemburgo
2013   Renato Portaluppi
2014   Enderson Moreira
2014–15   Luiz Felipe Scolari
2015–16   Roger Machado
2016–21   Renato Portaluppi 2016 Copa do Brasil
2017 Copa Libertadores
2018 Recopa Sudamericana
2018, 2019, 2020 Campeonato Gaúcho
2019 Recopa Gaúcha
2021   Tiago Nunes 2021 Campeonato Gaúcho
2021 Recopa Gaúcha
2021   Luiz Felipe Scolari
2021–22   Vagner Mancini
2022   Roger Machado 2022 Campeonato Gaúcho
2022 Recopa Gaúcha
2022–   Renato Portaluppi 2023 Recopa Gaúcha
2023 Campeonato Gaúcho

Honours edit

Football edit

Professional edit

Type Competition Titles Seasons Runners-up
Worldwide Intercontinental Cup* 1 1983 1995
FIFA Club World Cup* 0 2017
Continental Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores de América 3 1983, 1995, 2017 1984, 2007,
CONMEBOL Recopa Sudamericana 2 1996, 2018
National Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2 1981, 1996 1982, 2008, 2013, 2023
Copa do Brasil 5 1989, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2016 1991, 1993, 1995, 2020
Supercopa do Brasil 1 1990
Campeonato Brasileiro Série B 1 2005 2022
Regional Copa Sul 1 1999
Campeonato Sul-Brasileiro 1 1962
State Campeonato Gaúcho 42 1921, 1922, 1926, 1931, 1932, 1946, 1949, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 1919, 1920, 1925, 1930, 1933, 1935, 1961, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015
Copa FGF 1 2006
Recopa Gaúcha 4 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023 2020
City Campeonato Citadino de Porto Alegre 28 1911, 1912, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1946, 1949, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1965 1910, 1918, 1943, 1948, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1972
  •   record
  • S shared record

Note (1): Although the Intercontinental Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup are officially different tournaments, in Brazil they are often treated as the same tournament.

Friendly edit

International edit
  • Troféu Fronteira da Paz (URU) (1): 2010
  • Taça Hang Ching (CHN) (1): 1998
  • Pepsi Cola Cup (CHN) (1): 1998
  • Troféu Colombino (SPA) (1): 1997
  • Troféu Agrupación Peñas Valencianas (SPA) (1): 1996
  • Copa Renner (1): 1996
  • Philips Cup (SWI) (1): 1987
  • Philips Cup (NED) (1): 1986
  • Rotterdam AD-Tournament (NED) (1): 1985
  • Troféu Ciudad de Palma de Mallorca (SPA) (1): 1985
  • Troféu 'CEL' (SLV) (1): 1983
  • Los Angeles Cup (USA) (1): 1983
  • Troféu Ciudad de Valladolid (SPA) (1): 1981
  • Troféu Torre del Vigia (URU) (1): 1981
  • Copa El Salvador del Mundo (SLV) (1): 1981
  • Troféu Ciudad de Rosário (ARG) (1): 1979
  • Taça Cidade de Salvador (BRA) (1): 1972
  • Taça do Atlântico (1): 1971
  • Copa Internacional de Porto Alegre (BRA) (1): 1971
  • Taça Río de La Plata (1): 1968
  • Troféu Internacional de Salônica (GRE) (1): 1962
  • Troféu Internacional de Atenas (GRE) (1): 1961
  • Copa José González Artigas (ECU) (1): 1954
  • Troféu Sadrep (URU) (1): 1949
  • Copa El President de la Republica de Costa Rica (CRC) (1): 1949
National edit
  • Troféu João Saldanha (1): 2010
  • Troféu Osmar Santos (1): 2008
  • Taça Ironcryl (1): 1997
  • Taça Presidente Médici (1): 1971
  • Troféu Domingos Garcia Filho (1): 1970
  • Taça Petrobrás (1): 1970
  • Copa Tancredo Neves (1): 1960
  • Copa Revista do Esporte (1): 1960
  • Taça Correio do Povo (1): 1949
  • Taça Columbia Pictures (1): 1940
  • Taça General Flores da Cunha (1): 1935
Regional edit
  • Troféu Rádio Gaúcha 90 Anos (RS) (1): 2017
  • Troféu Rádio Bandeirantes 80 Anos (RS) (1): 2014
  • Taça Rádio Pelotense 85 Anos (RS) (1): 2010
  • Copa Solidariedade (RS) (1): 1995
  • Taça RBS TV 25 Anos (RS) (1): 1988
  • Troféu Sesquicentenário da Revolução Farroupilha (RS) (1): 1985
  • Torneio 'Festa da Uva' (RS) (1): 1965
  • Torneio Início Estadual (RS) (3): 1963, 1965, 1967
  • Troféu Wallig (RS) (1): 1962
  • Taça Jubileu de Prata da Refinaria Ipiranga (RS) (1): 1962
  • Copa Farroupilha 120 Anos (1): 1955
  • Taça Bento Gonçalves (1): 1952
  • Taça Rádio Gaúcha (1): 1952
  • Taça Manuel Amorim Albuquerque (1): 1950
  • Campeonato Extra de Porto Alegre (2): 1948, 1949
  • Taça Cidade de Porto Alegre (2): 1948, 1996
  • Taça General Corrêa Lima (1): 1946
  • Taça Casa Sport (1): 1946
  • Taça 'Dia do Futebol' (1): 1945
  • Taça Ernesto Dorneles (1): 1943
  • Taça Cambial (2): 1942, 1943
  • Campeonato Gaúcho de Amadores (1): 1942
  • Campeonato Metropolitano de Amadores (1): 1942
  • Taça de Portugal (1): 1940
  • Taça José Loureiro da Silva (1): 1938
  • Taça 'Dia do Filiado' (1): 1938
  • Taça Café Nacional (1): 1938
  • Taça Martel (2): 1936, 1937
  • Torneio 'Benefício da FRGD'(1): 1935
  • Taça Flores da Cunha 1): 1934
  • Taça 'Dia do Cronista' (7): 1933, 1944, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1968
  • Taça 'Dia do Desporto' (1): 1932
  • Torneio de Encerramento de Porto Alegre (3): 1931, 1933, 1938
  • Torneio de Preparação de Porto Alegre (1): 1929
  • Taça Reivindicação (1): 1929
  • Taça Fernando Caldas (1): 1928
  • Torneio Washington Luis (1): 1926
  • Torneio FC Porto Alegre (1): 1926
  • Taça São Pedro (1): 1924
  • Taça Associação dos Varejistas (2): 1923, 1924
  • Torneio Início de Porto Alegre (14): 1922, 1926, 1927, 1931, 1937, 1939, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1967
  • Taça Rio Branco (3): 1914, 1915, 1916
  • Taça Sportiva (1): 1909
  • Troféu Wanderpreis (8): 1904, 1905*, 1905*, 1906, 1907, 1910, 1911, 1912

Woman edit

  • Copa Sul (1): 2002
  • Campeonato Gaúcho de Futebol Feminino (4): 2000, 2001, 2018, 2022
  • Copa de Inverno de Gramado (RS) (1): 1998
  • Copa 90 Anos do EC Pelotas (1): 1998

Futsal edit

  • Copa Atlântico Sul (1): 1987
  • Taça Governador do Estado (RS) (1): 1976
  • Campeonato Metropolitano (2): 1973, 1974

Football 7 edit

  • Liga das Américas (1): 2020
  • Campeonato Gaúcho (1): 2020
  • Taça Governador (1): 2020

Basketball edit

  • Campeonato Gaúcho (3): 1934, 1954, 1955

Volleyball edit

  • Campeonato Gaúcho (2): 1929, 1934
  • Campeonato Citadino (6): 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935

Tennis edit

  • Campeonato Gaúcho (1): 1926

Table Tennis edit

  • Campeonato Citadino (1): 1949

Boxing edit

  • Campeonato Gaúcho (3): 1949, 1950, 1951

Sport of Athletics edit

  • Troféu Brasil de Atletismo (2): 1958, 1959
  • Campeonato Gaúcho de Atletismo Masculino (16): 1934, 1935, 1936, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968
  • Campeonato Gaúcho de Atletismo Feminino (8): 1951, 1953, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1972

Campeonato Brasileiro record edit

Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position
1971 6th 1981 1st 1991 19th   2001 5th 2011 12th 2021 17th  
1972 10th 1982 2nd 1992 Série B   2002 3rd 2012 3rd 2022 Série B  
1973 5th 1983 14th 1993 11th 2003 20th 2013 2nd 2023 2nd
1974 5th 1984 3rd 1994 11th 2004 24th   2014 7th
1975 14th 1985 18th 1995 15th 2005 Série B   2015 3rd
1976 6th 1986 16th 1996 1st 2006 3rd 2016 9th
1977 13th 1987 5th 1997 14th 2007 6th 2017 4th
1978 6th 1988 4th 1998 8th 2008 2nd 2018 4th
1979 22nd 1989 11th 1999 18th 2009 8th 2019 4th
1980 6th 1990 3rd 2000 4th 2010 4th 2020 6th

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Books edit

  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  • Especial Placar – 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.

External links edit