Rio Branco Football Club

Rio Branco Football Club, usually known simply as Rio Branco, is a Brazilian football club based in the city of Rio Branco in the Acre state of Brazil.

Rio Branco
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Full nameRio Branco Football Club
Nickname(s)Estrelão (Big star)
Alvirrubro (Whit-and-Red)
O Mais Querido (The Most Loved)
FoundedJune 8, 1919 (100 years ago) (1919-06-08)
GroundEstádio José de Melo
Arena da Floresta
Capacity8,000 (Estádio José de Melo)
20,000 (Arena da Floresta)
Head coachJader de Andrade
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série D
Campeonato Acriano
2017
2017
Série D, 19th
Acriano, 2nd
Arena da Floresta
José de Melo – ground setting
Club memorials

HistoryEdit

On June 8, 1919, the club was founded by the lawyer Luiz Mestrinho Filho, a relative of Governor Gilberto Mestrinho.[1]

In 1947, the club won the first state championship organized by the Acre State Football Federation.[2] From 1955 to 1957, Rio Branco won three state championships in a row.[2]

Rio Branco won the first edition of Copa Norte in 1997,[3] beating Remo of Pará state, in the final.[4] Rio Branco gained the right to compete in that year's Copa CONMEBOL. The club was eliminated in the first round of Copa CONMEBOL, by Deportes Tolima, of Colombia, after losing in the penalty shootout.[5] From 2002 to 2005, Rio Branco won four state championships in a row.[1]

Season recordsEdit

Season League Campeonato Brasileiro Copa do Brasil
Division Format P W D L F A Pts Pos Division P W D L F A Pts Pos
1999 A (g6*,g6*)-2 10 6 1 3 19 3rd
2000 A (g6*,g6*)-2 12 8 3 0 27 1st Green
Modul
12 5 3 4 20 16 18
2001 A (g6*,g6*)-2 12 6 2 3 29 11 20 2nd
2002 A g6 10 9 0 1 27 4 27 1st
2003 A (g7*,g7*)-2 12 10 2 0 32 1st C R32
2004 A 14 9 2 3 29 1st C QF 2nd round
2005 A (g5*,g5*)-2 13 9 3 1 30 1st 1st round
2006 A Tacas 10 6 1 3 19 12 19 2nd withdrew 1st round
2007 A (g7*;g7*)-2 12 10 2 0 47 11 32 1st C 6 3 1 2 9 7 10 3rd(R16) not qualified
2008 A (g8*;g6*)-2 13 12 0 1 42 15 36 1st C 14 5 1 8 25 30 16 8th(R8) 1st round
2009 A 2g5*-4-2* 6 4 2 0 16 7 14 2nd C 10 4 2 4 18 15 14 QF 1st round
2010 A g9*-4 13 11 1 1 40 17 34 1st C 8 2 4 2 12 17 10 4th(GS) not qualified
2011 A g8-4 18 12 2 4 42 22 38 1st C 1st round

Current squadEdit

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 André
  GK Alencar Baú
  GK Babau
  GK Vanderlei
  DF Rodrigão
  DF Ananías
  DF Léo Paulista
  DF Rubran
  DF Alfredo
  DF Guilherme Henrique
  DF Xaro
  MF Zé Marco
  MF Ednei
  MF Testinha
No. Position Player
  MF Paulinho Pitbull
  MF Jose Neném (on loan from Botev Vratsa)
  MF Diego Silva
  MF Rafael Lopes
  MF Ismael
  MF Kléber
  MF Araújo
  MF Radamis
  FW Antonio Araújo
  FW Juliano César
  FW Nilton Goiano
  FW Douglas
  FW Kleyr

StadiumEdit

Rio Branco currently plays in their home stadium, the Estádio José de Melo, which has a maximum capacity of 8,000 people.

The club also plays at Arena da Floresta, which has a maximum capacity of 20,000 people.

ColorsEdit

Rio Branco's official colors are red and white. Rio Branco's home kit is composed of a red shirt, red shorts and red socks.[1]

HonoursEdit

Winners (1): 1997
Winners (46): 1919, 1921, 1928, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1971, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Rio Branco Football Club". Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on 2013-01-01. Retrieved 2007-06-30.
  2. ^ a b "Acre State League – List of Champions". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2008-06-21. Retrieved 2007-06-30.
  3. ^ "Competições da Região Norte do Brasil". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2006-12-11. Retrieved 2007-06-30.
  4. ^ "Brazil – Copa Norte 1997". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2007-08-20. Retrieved 2007-06-30.
  5. ^ "Copa Conmebol 1997". RSSSF. Retrieved 2007-06-30.

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