Volta Redonda FC

  (Redirected from Volta Redonda Futebol Clube)

Volta Redonda Futebol Clube, Volta Redonda or simply by its nickname Voltaço, as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Volta Redonda in Rio de Janeiro, founded on February 9, 1976.

Volta Redonda
Volta Redonda Futebol Clube.png
Full nameVolta Redonda Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Voltaço
Esquadrão de Aço (Steel Squadron)
Founded9 February 1976; 44 years ago (1976-02-09)
GroundEstádio Raulino de Oliveira
Capacity20,255
PresidentFlávio Horta
Head coachLuizinho Vieira
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série C
Campeonato Carioca
2019
2019
Série C, 12th
Carioca, 5th
WebsiteClub website
Estádio Raulino de Oliveira
Team photo from the 2008 season

Home stadium is the General Sílvio Raulino de Oliveira stadium, capacity 21,000.

HistoryEdit

FoundationEdit

In 1975, the only professional team of the city of Volta Redonda was Clube de Regatas do Flamengo of Volta Redonda (not be confused with Clube de Regatas do Flamengo of Rio de Janeiro city), commonly known as Flamenguinho. In the same year, the states of Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara fused. Because of the fusion of the two states, the Federação Carioca de Futebol ("Carioca Football Federation", Rio de Janeiro city football federation) and Federação Fluminense de Desportos ("Fluminense Sporting Federation", federation of the interior cities of today's Rio de Janeiro state) also fused.

At a meeting between the president of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN), Volta Redonda city mayor Nelson Gonçalves, Doctor Guanayr and Admiral Heleno Nunes (president of CBD, Confederação Brasileira de Desportos, "Brazilian Sporting Confederation"), Doctor Guanayr defended the idea that Flamenguinho should represent the city in Campeonato Carioca, but Admiral Heleno Nunes decided that the new team should be named Volta Redonda Futebol Clube and the team colors should be the same colors of Volta Redonda Municipality: black, yellow and white.

On February 9, 1976, Volta Redonda Futebol Clube was founded at the meeting room of the Federação Carioca de Futebol, with the presence of the board of directors of Clube de Regatas Flamengo of Volta Redonda, of Associação Atlética Comercial and representatives of the City Hall of the city of Volta Redonda.

2005 Campeonato CariocaEdit

Volta Redonda, newly promoted to the first division of Campeonato Carioca surprised the football fans and the press, and won the traditional and prestigious Taça Guanabara (the first turn of Campeonato Carioca), after defeating strong teams such as Vasco da Gama. This title qualified the team to play in the finals of Campeonato Carioca. Fluminense won Taça Rio (the second turn of Campeonato Carioca). The Campeonato Carioca final between Volta Redonda and Fluminense was played in two matches, both at Maracanã stadium. In the first match, Volta Redonda beat Fluminense by 4–3, needing only a draw in the second match to win the competition. However, the second match ended 3–1 to Fluminense. Volta Redonda finished the competition as runner-up of Campeonato Carioca.

2006 Copa do BrasilEdit

In 2006, Volta Redonda reached the quarterfinals of Copa do Brasil. In the first stage, the club beat América Mineiro. In the second stage, Volta Redonda defeated first division club Atlético Paranaense. In the third stage, 15 de Novembro of Campo Bom was beaten by Volta Redonda. On May 4, at Estádio São Januário, Volta Redonda was defeated by Vasco da Gama 2–1 and eliminated of the competition. In the first leg, played on April 27, Volta Redonda and Vasco drew 0–0.

2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Série DEdit

In 2016, Volta Redonda rose with one of the most impressive campaigns in the Série D, beating Fluminense de Feira twice, thus gaining access to the 2017 Série C.[1] In the finals, they beat CSA 4-0.[2]

StadiumEdit

 
2006 Campeonato Carioca match – Volta Redonda vs Nova Iguaçu – Estádio Raulino de Oliveira.

Volta Redonda's stadium is Estádio Raulino de Oliveira, built in 1976, with a maximum capacity of 21,000 people.

Current squadEdit

As of May 29, 2018 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  GK Thiago Leal
  GK Douglas Borges
  GK Diego Fernandes
  GK Vinícius
  DF Ángel David Martínez
  DF Ángel Martínez Resquín
  DF Lucas Cunha
  DF Roger
  DF Diego Maia
  DF Alan Fialho (on loan from Fluminense)
  DF Michel Benhami
  DF Gabriel Moreira
  DF Luis Gustavo
  DF João Guilherme
  DF Bruno Costa
  MF Pablo
  MF Vinícius Pacheco
  MF Rodrigo
  MF Bruno Barra
No. Position Player
  MF Fernando Versoto
  MF Diogo Alves
  MF Marcelo
  MF Rafael Granja
  MF Mauro Gabriel
  MF João Cleriston
  MF Dudu
  FW Dija Baiano
  FW Anselmo
  FW Pelezinho
  FW Gustavo Moura
  FW Jhulliam (on loan from Resende)
  FW André Duarte
  FW Romarinho (on loan from Portuguesa-RJ)
  FW Erik
  FW Marcudinho
  FW Núbio Flávio
  FW Luã Lúcio
  FW Edgar Luis Silva Saiz Costa da Cruz Jefferson

HonoursEdit

Winners (1): 2016
Winners (4): 1994, 1995, 1999, 2007
Winners (3): 1987, 1990, 2004

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dija Baiano desequilibra, Voltaço derrota Flu de Feira e garante acesso". Globoesporte.com. September 3, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "É campeão! Voltaço goleia o CSA e comemora título inédito da Série D". Globoesporte.com. October 1, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.

External linksEdit