Red Bull Bragantino

Red Bull Bragantino, commonly known as Bragantino, is a Brazilian football club based in Bragança Paulista, São Paulo. It competes in the Série A, the top tier of the Brazilian football league system, as well as in the Campeonato Paulista Série A1, the highest level of the São Paulo state football league.

Red Bull Bragantino
Red Bull Bragantino logo.svg
Full nameRed Bull Bragantino
Nickname(s)RB Bragantino
Massa Bruta (Gross Mass)
Braga
Founded8 January 1928; 95 years ago (1928-01-08) (as Clube Atlético Bragantino)
1 January 2020; 3 years ago (2020-01-01) (as Red Bull Bragantino)
GroundNabi Abi Chedid
Capacity17,724
OwnerRed Bull GmbH
CEOThiago Scuro
Head coachPedro Caixinha
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Paulista
2022
2022
Série A, 14th of 20
Paulista, 4th of 16
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The club was known as Clube Atlético Bragantino, before club administration was taken over by Red Bull GmbH in 2020 who renamed the club and changed its colours from its traditional black and white to red and white.[1][2]

Although the partnership began in April 2019, during the 2019 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (second division of Brazilian football), the team was called 'Bragantino' and Red Bull appeared only as a sponsor. In the 2020 season the name changed to 'Red Bull Bragantino'.[3]

In their first season, they were champions of the 2019 Série B being promoted to the Série A and qualifying for the 2020 Copa do Brasil round of 16.[4]

HistoryEdit

 
Former badge of Clube Atlético Bragantino.

On 8 January 1928 former Bragança Futebol Clube members founded the Clube Atlético Bragantino.

In 1949 the club played in the Campeonato Paulista Second Division for the first time. In 1965 Bragantino was promoted to the Campeonato Paulista First Division for the first time. In 1966, however, the club was relegated to the Campeonato Paulista Second Division.

In 1988 Bragantino was the Campeonato Paulista Second Division champion. In 1989 the club was promoted to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A for the first time after winning the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In 1990 Bragantino defeated the Novorizontino to win the Campeonato Paulista First Division. The final was nicknamed the caipira final (final caipira, in Portuguese language).

In 1991 the club was the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runner-up. In the final, Bragantino was defeated by São Paulo. In 1992 the club competed in the Copa CONMEBOL, debuting in international competitions. In 1993 Bragantino competed in the Copa CONMEBOL for the second time. In 1995 the club was relegated to the Campeonato Paulista Second Division. In 1996 Bragantino competed in the Copa CONMEBOL for the third time.

In 1998 the club was relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In 2002, after a poor campaign, Bragantino were relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C. In 2005 the club was promoted to the Campeonato Paulista First Division. In 2007 Bragantino won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C thus being promoted to the following year's Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.

In April 2019 Bragantino signed a deal with Red Bull GmbH handling over management of all their football-related assets. From 2020 a new logo and the name of Red Bull Bragantino was introduced.[citation needed]

StadiumEdit

Red Bull Bragantino's stadium is the Estádio Nabi Abi Chedid, built in 1949 with a maximum capacity of 21,210 people. The stadium, owned by the Clube Atlético Bragantino, honors Nabi Abi Chedid, a former president of the club and father of present president Marco Antônio Abi Chedid. It had previously been named the Estádio Marcelo Stéfani, in honor of Marcelo Stéfani, a player and former president of the club. As Estádio Marcelo Stéfani, the stadium was also known by the nickname Marcelão. The name change was effected on 6 January 2009 amid criticism from the Bragança Paulista population.

Season recordsEdit

As of 13 November 2022.
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA Pts. Copa do Brasil CONMEBOL
As Clube Atlético Bragantino
2002 Série B 26 25 4 5 16 23 54 17 First round DNP
2003 Série C 6 12 7 2 3 20 15 23 DNP DNP
2004 DNP DNP DNP
2005 DNP DNP DNP
2006 DNP DNP DNP
2007 Série C 1 32 16 7 9 46 32 55 DNP DNP
2008 Série B 7 38 16 9 13 47 41 57 Second round DNP
2009 Série B 9 38 15 8 15 52 51 53 DNP DNP
2010 Série B 8 38 13 14 11 52 37 53 DNP DNP
2011 Série B 6 38 16 10 12 65 53 58 DNP DNP
2012 Série B 14 38 12 8 18 45 53 44 DNP DNP
2013 Série B 16 38 13 8 17 37 43 47 Second round DNP
2014 Série B 16 38 13 7 18 45 55 46 Round of 16 DNP
2015 Série B 6 38 19 3 16 56 66 60 Second round DNP
2016 Série B 19 38 8 8 22 30 54 32 Third round DNP
2017 Série C 7 18 4 9 5 16 19 21 Second round DNP
2018 Série C 4 22 9 8 5 25 18 35 Third round DNP
2019 Série B 1 38 22 9 7 64 27 78 DNP DNP
As Red Bull Bragantino
2020 Série A 10 38 13 14 11 50 40 53 First round DNP
2021 Série A 6 38 14 14 10 55 46 56 Third round CS Runners-up
2022 Série A 14 38 11 11 16 49 59 44 Third round CL Group stage

Current squadEdit

As of 25 January 2023.[5]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   BRA Cleiton (3rd captain)
2 DF   ECU Léo Realpe
3 DF   BRA Léo Ortiz (Vice-captain)
4 DF   BRA Natan
5 MF   BRA Jadsom
7 FW   BRA Artur
8 MF   BRA Lucas Evangelista
9 FW   BRA Alerrandro
11 FW   BRA Helinho
12 GK   BRA Maycon Cleiton
13 DF   BRA Aderlan
14 DF   ARG Kevin Lomónaco
16 MF   BRA Eric Ramires
17 FW   BRA Bruninho
18 FW   URU Thiago Borbas
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 MF   BRA Raul (Captain)
25 MF   BRA Bruno Praxedes
27 FW   BRA Sorriso
29 DF   BRA Juninho Capixaba
30 DF   BRA Luan Patrick (on loan from Athletico Paranaense)
31 DF   BRA Guilherme
33 FW   BRA Welliton
34 DF   ECU José Hurtado
35 MF   BRA Matheus Fernandes (on loan from Palmeiras)
36 DF   BRA Luan Cândido
37 GK   BRA Fabrício
39 FW   BRA Kawê
40 GK   BRA Lucão
44 DF   BRA Douglas Mendes
45 FW   BRA Werik Popó

Reserve teamEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
21 FW   BRA Talisson
22 FW   BRA Gustavinho
24 MF   BRA Everton
38 DF   BRA Henrique Halls
41 MF   MEX Alejandro Viniegra
42 FW   BRA Brown
No. Pos. Nation Player
43 MF   BRA Luciano
45 DF   BRA Kauan
46 MF   BRA Nathan Camargo
47 MF   BRA Dija
FW   BRA Gabriel Novaes
FW   VEN Jan Hurtado (on loan from Boca Juniors)

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   COL César Haydar (at Atlético Junior until 30 June 2023)
DF   BRA Weverton (at Ponte Preta until 30 November 2023)
MF   BRA Vitinho (at Juventude until 30 November 2023)
FW   BRA Chrigor (at Novorizontino until 9 April 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   BRA Leandrinho (at Londrina until 9 April 2023)
FW   BRA Robinho (at CSA until 30 November 2023)
FW   BRA Ytalo (at Ferroviária until 9 April 2023)

PersonnelEdit

Current staffEdit

As of 22 December 2022
Position Name
Coaching staff
Manager   Pedro Caixinha[6]
Assistant manager
Assistant manager

HonoursEdit

InternationalEdit

DomesticEdit

StateEdit

*Titles before 2020, as Clube Atlético Bragantino

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Red Bull expands global football empire, takes over at Bragantino". SportBusiness SPONSORSHIP. 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Bragantino anuncia acordo com o RB Brasil para gestão do time na Série B" (in Portuguese). Globo. 26 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Bragantino divulga mudança de nome e novo escudo para 2020" (in Portuguese). Globo. 1 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Bragantino empata com Criciúma e conquista a Série B do Brasileirão" (in Portuguese). CBF. 15 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Elenco" [Squad] (in Brazilian Portuguese). Red Bull Bragantino. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Português Pedro Caixinha é o novo técnico do Red Bull Bragantino" [Portuguese Pedro Caixinha is the new head coach of Red Bull Bragantino] (in Portuguese). Red Bull Bragantino. 10 December 2022. Retrieved 22 December 2022.

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