Nacional Atlético Clube (Patos)
Nacional Atlético Clube, usually known as Nacional de Patos or simply as Nacional is a Brazilian football club from Patos, Paraíba state. The club was founded in 1961, and in 1989 competed in the Brazilian Championship Second Level and in 2005 and in 2007 competed in the Brazilian Championship Third Level. Its home matches are played at José Cavalcanti Stadium.
|Full name||Nacional Atlético Clube|
Verdão Maravilha (Wonder Green)
Canário do Sertão (Canary from Sertão)
|Founded||December 23, 1961|
|2007||Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, 8th|
On December 23, 1961, the club was founded by employees of federal institutions, such as the Correios, and other institutions. The club's colors were originally green and yellow, but later the green and white were adopted as Nacional's official colors.
In 2007, the club won the Paraíba State Championship for the first time. Nacional's Edmundo was the competition's top goalscorer, with 18 goals. In the same year, the club competed in the Brazilian Championship Third Level, reaching the final stage of the competition.
Current squad (selected)Edit
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
However, in 2007, the club played its Campeonato Brasileiro Série C final stage home matches at Amigão stadium, which has a maximum capacity of 40,000 people and is located in Campina Grande, because the minimum stadium capacity allowed during that stage of the competition was 10,000 people.
- (in Portuguese) Nacional Atlético Clube at Arquivo de Clubes
- 1989 Brazilian Championship Second Level at RSSSF Archived 2008-09-07 at the Wayback Machine
- 2005 Brazilian Championship Third Level at RSSSF Archived 2007-08-18 at the Wayback Machine
- 2007 Paraíba State Championship at RSSSF Archived 2007-08-18 at the Wayback Machine
- 2007 Brazilian Championship Third Level at RSSSF Archived 2007-10-13 at the Wayback Machine
- (in Portuguese) Amigão Stadium at Templos do Futebol Archived 2007-10-13 at the Wayback Machine
- (in Portuguese) Nacional não deve jogar em Patos na fase final da Série C do Brasileiro - WSCOM (October 7, 2007)[permanent dead link] (retrieved on November 23, 2007)