São Raimundo Esporte Clube (AM)

São Raimundo Esporte Clube is a Brazilian professional football club based in Manaus, Amazonas. It competes in the Série D, the fourth tier of Brazilian football, as well as in the Campeonato Amazonense, the top flight of the Amazonas state football league.

São Raimundo
São Raimundo Esporte Clube (AM) logo.svg
Full nameSão Raimundo Esporte Clube
Nickname(s)Tufão (Tropical Cyclone)
Tufão da Colina (Colina's Tropical Cyclone)
Mundico
Alviceleste da Colina (White and Sky Blue from Colina)
Founded18 November 1918; 103 years ago (1918-11-18)
GroundEstádio Ismael Benigno
Capacity10,000
PresidentFrancisco Nonato Boary
Head coachAderbal Lana
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série D
Campeonato Amazonense
2022Amazonense, 9th of 12 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

The club is named after their neighborhood, which is named after Saint Raymond. Saint Raymond is also the patron saint of the neighborhood of São Raimundo.

HistoryEdit

In 1915, Risópolis Clube Recreativo was founded by Francisco Rebelo and Professor Assis. On November 18, 1918, the club changed its name to Risófoli Clube Recreativo. In December of the same year the club changed its name to São Raimundo Esporte Clube.

In 1956, São Raimundo played for the first time in Campeonato Amazonense First Division. In 1961, the club won their first state championship. From 1999 to 2001, the club won three Copa Norte titles in a row. These were the club's first regional competition titles.

In 1999, after finishing second in the Brazilian Série C, São Raimundo earned promotion to the Série B, the second division of Brazilian football. It stayed there until 2006, when São Raimundo were relegated to the Série C following a poor campaign in which the club finished 19th out of 20 clubs.

StadiumEdit

São Raimundo's stadium is Estádio Ismael Benigno, inaugurated in 1961, with a maximum capacity of 16,000 people.

RivalsEdit

São Raimundo's greatest rivals are Nacional, Rio Negro and Sul América.

AnthemEdit

The club's anthem was composed by Francisco da Silva, in 1997, and it is called just São Raimundo.

HonoursEdit

Winners (3): 1999, 2000, 2001
Winners (7): 1961, 1966, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2006
Winners (2): 1946, 2017

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