São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas

São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas, or São Cristóvão as they are usually called, is a traditional Brazilian football team from Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro state, founded on February 2, 1943. Their home stadium is the Figueirinha stadium, which has a maximum capacity of 8,000 people. They play in white shirts, white shorts and white socks. The club won the state championship in 1926 and competed in the Brazilian Championship in 2000. Legendary Brazilian striker Ronaldo, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, played for the club for three years at youth level.

São Cristóvão
Sao cristovao club logo.png
Full nameSão Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas
Nickname(s)Os Cadetes and SCFR
FoundedOctober 12, 1898; 121 years ago (1898-10-12) (as "Clube de Regatas São Cristóvão")
GroundEstádio Figueira de Melo,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
PresidentAnderson Merrenga
ManagerEduardo Cruz
Team photo from the 2011 season
Estádio Figueira de Melo


Clube de Regatas São Cristóvão was founded on October 12, 1898 at a large tent near São Cristóvão beach by the sportsmen José Galvão, José Queirós, Luís Corrêa e Sá, Luís Parisot, Antônio Maurity, and E. Bordine e Moura e Castro. São Cristóvão Atlético Clube, was founded on July 5, 1909, at a house located in Bela Street, under the incentive of João and Carlos Cantuária, Barroso Magno, A. Perdeneiras and João Germano. São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas was founded when Clube de Regatas São Cristóvão and São Cristóvão Atlético Clube fused on February 13, 1943.[1]

On November 21, 1926, São Cristóvão won the Campeonato Carioca, after defeating Flamengo 5–1. The topscorer of that competition was São Cristóvão's Vicente, who scored 25 goals.[2]

In 2000, São Cristóvão competed in the Copa João Havelange (which was the national championship of that year). The club was in the white module (which was the lowest level of the league), and ended in fourth in their group, being eliminated in the first stage.[3] In the same year the club also competed in the preliminary stage of the 2001 Campeonato Carioca, finishing in the sixth (and last) place of the competition, failing to qualify to the competition.[4]

Current squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
  GK William Moura
  MF Abrantes
  MF Lucien
  MF Diego Bastos
  FW Reizinho



São Cristóvão's kit is all white. There is a FIFA, a CBF and a FFERJ rule, authorizing São Cristóvão to have just one kit. As the club does not have an away kit, their opponents have to change their kit when necessary. They are the only club in the world to have ever received this authorization from FIFA.[1]

Symbols and nicknameEdit

Due to the all white kit and also because many soldiers that frequented the club also played for it due to the proximity of the barracks, São Cristóvão and its supporters were nicknamed Os Cadetes (The Cadets, in English).[1] The club's mascot is a sheep.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2008.
  2. ^ "Rio de Janeiro Championship 1926". RSSSF Brasil. Retrieved April 6, 2008.
  3. ^ "Brazil 2000 Championship – Copa João Havelange". RSSSF Brasil. Retrieved April 6, 2008.
  4. ^ "Rio de Janeiro 2001". RSSSF Brasil. Retrieved April 6, 2008.
  5. ^ Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A and Lance!. 2001. p. 237.

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