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Ríver Atlético Clube

Ríver Atlético Clube, usually known simply as Ríver, is a Brazilian football club from Teresina, Piauí state.

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Full nameRíver Atlético Clube
FoundedMarch 1, 1946 (73 years ago) (1946-03-01)
PresidentGenivaldo Campelo
Head coachFlávio Araújo
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série C
Campeonato Piauiense
Série D, TBD
Piauiense, Champions
WebsiteClub website
Estádio Governador Alberto Tavares Silva


On March 1, 1946,[1] considered by the River the official date of foundation of the club. A group of students from "Ginásio Leão XIII", at the time directed by professor Antilhon Ribeiro Soares, met to discuss the foundation of a sports society that would take the name of River Atlético Clube.

However, the project was not put into practice, since its legalization did not take place in the competent sports bodies, nor was there any record of any activity in the years 1946 and 1947. The first historical record dates from February 15, 1948. That day was played the first game of the River against the Amarantino. River's first goal was scored in this game by Antônio Freire (Freirinho). The game was held in the city of Amarante-PI and the River won by 4x3. Almost a month later, on March 12, 1948, there was the so-called 'reorganization' of the club, led by Afrânio Messias Alves Nunes (River's most successful president - 11 titles). On March 15, 1948, the River had already been admitted to the Piauiense Sports Federation. In the same year, it disputed the championship of the season, of which it became champion.[2]

In 1977, the club competed in the Brazilian Championship for the first time, finishing in the 41st place.[3] The club competed in the championship again in 1978, finishing in the 69th place,[4] in 1979, finishing in the 83rd place,[5] in 1981, finishing in the 39th place,[6] and in 1982, finishing in the 44th place.[7]

In 2000, Ríver competed in the Copa João Havelange, which was the competition that replaced the Brazilian Championship in that year. The club was in the yellow module (which was that season's equivalent to the second level), and was eliminated in the first stage.[8]


  • Campeonato Piauiense:
    • Winners (31): 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1973, 1975(1), 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
  • Copa Piauí:
    • Winners (1): 2006
(1) The 1975 title was shared with Sociedade Esportiva Tiradentes.[9]


The club's home matches are usually played at Governador Alberto Tavares Silva stadium, nicknamed Albertão [1] which has a maximum capacity of 60,000 people.[10]

Ríver also plays at Estádio Lindolfo Monteiro, nicknamed Lindolfinho, which has a maximum capacity of 8,000 people.[11]


The derby between Ríver and Esporte Clube Flamengo is known as Rivengo. Rivengo is the truncation of the clubs' names, Ríver and Flamengo.[12]

Club colors and mascotEdit

Ríver's official colors are red, black and white.[11]

The club's mascot is a rooster.[13]

Current squadEdit

As of 1 February 2014

First TeamEdit

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

No. Position Player
  GK Dalton
  DF Paulo Paraíba
  DF Índio
  DF Jádson
  DF Alex Santos
  DF Amarildo
  DF Rafinha
  DF Marquinhos
  DF Tote
No. Position Player
  MF Rogério
  MF Gilson Tussi
  MF Kássio
  MF Sandro Costa
  MF André Beleza
  MF Esquerdinha
  FW Vanderlei
  FW Diego Lira
  FW João Paulo
  FW Eduardo


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