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Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (from Dutch
Dutch language
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 vlamingen: flemish people
Flemish people
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, Flamengo Regatta Club), also known as Flamengo and familiarly as Mengão, is a Brazilian
Brazil
Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

 sports club
Sports club
A sports club or sport club, sometimes athletics club or sports association is a club for the purpose of playing one or more sports...

 based in the Flamengo
Flamengo
Flamengo is the name of a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.- History :It is the Portuguese word for Flemish, and it was given to the nearby beach because it was the place where the Dutch sailor Olivier van Noort tried to invade the city in 1599...

 bairro
Bairro
Bairro is a Portuguese word and refers to a community or region within a city or municipality. Bairros exist in the majority of large cities in the world. Related words in English include neighborhood, district, borough or subdivision...

, Zona Sul
Zona Sul
Zona Sul is an area of the city of Rio de Janeiro located between the Tijuca Massif, the Atlantic Ocean and Guanabara Bay. It is mainly made up of neighbourhoods that are located on the Atlantic coastline, as São Conrado, Vidigal, Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, and Leme.There are also neighbourhoods...

, Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro , commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper, making it the 6th...

, best known for its professional football team. They play in the Campeonato Carioca
Campeonato Carioca
The Campeonato Carioca, also known as Campeonato Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, is the football league of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is one of the most prestigious national football tournaments...

, Rio de Janeiro's
Rio de Janeiro (state)
Rio de Janeiro is one of the 27 states of Brazil.Rio de Janeiro has the second largest economy of Brazil behind only São Paulo state.The state of Rio de Janeiro is located within the Brazilian geopolitical region classified as the Southeast...

 state league, and the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
The Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A , popularly known as the Brasileirão , is a professional football league at the top of the Brazilian football league system held annually since 1959. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates a system of promotion and relegation with the Série B...

 or Brasileirão, Brazil's national league, and are one of the only five clubs to have never been relegated, along with Santos, São Paulo, Internacional
Sport Club Internacional
Sport Club Internacional is a Brazilian football team and multi-sport club from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, founded on April 4, 1909, and are one of the only five clubs to have never been relegated, along with Santos, São Paulo, Flamengo and Cruzeiro. They play in red shirts, white shorts and...

 and Cruzeiro
Cruzeiro Esporte Clube
Cruzeiro Esporte Clube is a Brazilian football team, from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, and are one of the only five clubs to have never been relegated, along with Santos, São Paulo, Flamengo and Internacional. Founded on January 2, 1921, they are only one of three clubs to have participated in...

. Flamengo was a founding member of the Clube dos 13
Clube dos 13
Clube dos 13 is the organization responsible for representing the interest of the 20 greatest football clubs of Brazil, including members from several football state federations such as Federação Paulista de Futebol, Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Federação Gaúcha de Futebol and...

 (English: Club of the 13) group of Brazil's leading football clubs. They are the current Carioca champions.

The club was established in 1885, although it played its first official game in 1912. Flamengo have won the Brasileirão on six occasions, most recently in the 2009 season, the Copa do Brasil
Copa do Brasil
The Copa Kia do Brasil, commonly known as Copa do Brasil , is a knockout competition played by 64 association football teams, representing all 26 Brazilian states plus the Federal District...

 twice and the Campeonato Carioca a record 32 times. Due to its low capacity, Flamengo's home stadium, Gávea, is rarely used and the club ops for the government owned Maracanã, the biggest football stadium in Brazil, with a capacity of 82,238. Since the Maracanã is now going through a renovation to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup
2014 FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014....

 and 2016 Summer Olympics
2016 Summer Olympics
The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, are a major international multi-sport event to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by the International Olympic Committee...

, the Engenhão
Estádio Olímpico João Havelange
-Women's tournament:Group A----Group B----Group A----Group B----Group A----Group B----Group B----Group A-External links:*...

 is currently being used to host Flamengo matches.

Its traditional playing colours are scarlet and black hooped shirts with white shorts and red socks. In 1981, Flamengo became the first Carioca team to win the Copa Libertadores, the most prestigious laurel in South American football.: the team, subsequently known as the Geração de Ouro, defeated Cobreloa
Cobreloa
Club de Deportes Cobreloa is a Chilean football club from the Atacama Desert mining city of Calama which has established itself as one of the country's most competitive clubs. The club was founded on January 7, 1977 and play in the Chilean top flight, the Primera División, where they have played...

 2-0 in the Estadio Centenario
Estadio Centenario
Estadio Centenario is a stadium in Parque Batlle, Montevideo, Uruguay, used primarily for football. The stadium was built between 1929 and 1930 to host the 1930 FIFA World Cup, as well as to commemorate the centennial of Uruguay's first constitution...

 in Montevideo
Montevideo
Montevideo is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. The settlement was established in 1726 by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst a Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region, and as a counter to the Portuguese colony at Colonia del Sacramento...

 to reach the pinnacle of their careers. That same year, Flamengo won the 1981 state title, completing the club's first ever double
The Double
The Double is a term in association football which refers to winning a country's top tier division and its primary cup competition in the same season...

. The club has also won the Copa dos Campeões
Copa dos Campeões
Copa dos Campeões was a Brazilian football competition contested by the best teams from each one of the regional cups.The Copa dos Campeões winner was automatically qualified to following year's Copa Libertadores....

, Intercontinental Cup
Intercontinental Cup (football)
The European/South American Cup, commonly referred to as the World Club Championship, Intercontinental Cup or Toyota Cup, was a football competition endorsed by UEFA and CONMEBOL, contested between the winners of the European Cup and the South American Copa Libertadores...

, Copa Ouro and Copa Mercosur
Copa Mercosur
The Copa Mercosur was a football competition played from 1998 to 2001 by the traditional top clubs from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile. The competition was created by CONMEBOL to generate TV money to the participating teams, but it went beyond and ended up as a natural replacement...

 once each. Flamengo also reached the final of the Supercopa Sudamericana
Supercopa Sudamericana
The Supercopa Sudamericana , also known as the Supercopa Libertadores João Havelange, Supercopa Libertadores, Supercopa João Havelange or simply Supercopa, was a football club competition contested annually by the past winners of the Copa Libertadores...

 in 1993
1993 Supercopa Sudamericana
The 1993 Supercopa Sudamericana was the sixth season of the Supercopa Sudamericana, a club football tournament for past Copa Libertadores winners...

 and 1995
1995 Supercopa Sudamericana
The 1995 Supercopa Sudamericana was the eighth season of the Supercopa Sudamericana, a club football tournament for past Copa Libertadores winners...

, but were beaten by São Paulo and Independiente
Club Atlético Independiente
Club Atlético Independiente is an Argentine athletic, sports and social club, which has its headquarters and stadium in the city of Avellaneda, Buenos Aires Province. The club is best known for its football team, that plays in the Argentine Primera División....

, respectively.

Flamengo is the most popular team in Brazil, with over 36 million followers as of 2010, and was voted by FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 as one of the most successful football club of the 20th century. It is also one of Brazil's richest football clubs in terms of revenue, with an annual revenue of $75.5m (€52.6m
Euro
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), and the most valuable club in South America, worth over $357.2m (€248.7m
Euro
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) in 2011. The club has long-standing rivalries with near neighbours Fluminense
Fluminense Football Club
Fluminense Football Club is a sports club based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Founded in the beginning of the 20th century as a single-sport institution, Fluminense is today an umbrella organization for several teams in more than 16 different sport activities. The most popular endeavor of Fluminense,...

, Botafogo
Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas
Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas , also known as Botafogo and familiarly as Estrela Solitária, is a Brazilian sports club based in Botafogo, neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, best known for its football team. They play in the Campeonato Carioca, Rio de Janeiro's state league, and the Campeonato...

 and Vasco da Gama
Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama
Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama |Rowing Club]]), usually known as Vasco da Gama or simply Vasco, is a famous and traditional Brazilian multisports club from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, founded on August 21, 1898...

.

Foundation and first years (1885-1912)


Flamengo was founded on November 17, 1895 (although the club celebrates its founding every year on November 15, which is also a Brazil
Brazil
Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

ian national holiday) as a rowing
Sport rowing
Rowing is a sport in which athletes race against each other on rivers, on lakes or on the ocean, depending upon the type of race and the discipline. The boats are propelled by the reaction forces on the oar blades as they are pushed against the water...

 club by José Agostinho Pereira da Cunha, Mário Spindola, Nestor de Barros, Augusto Lopes, José Félix da Cunha Meneses and Felisberto Laport.

The group used to gather at Café Lamas, in the Flamengo
Flamengo
Flamengo is the name of a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.- History :It is the Portuguese word for Flemish, and it was given to the nearby beach because it was the place where the Dutch sailor Olivier van Noort tried to invade the city in 1599...

 neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, and decided to form a rowing team. Rowing
Sport rowing
Rowing is a sport in which athletes race against each other on rivers, on lakes or on the ocean, depending upon the type of race and the discipline. The boats are propelled by the reaction forces on the oar blades as they are pushed against the water...

 was the elite sport in Rio de Janeiro in the late 19th century and the youngsters hoped having their own club would make them popular with the young ladies of the city's high society.
They could only afford a used boat named "Pherusa", which had to be completely rebuilt before it could be used in competition. The team debuted on October 6, 1895 when they sailed off the Caju Point, from the Maria Angu beach, heading off to Flamengo beach. However, strong winds turned over the boat and the rowers nearly drowned. They were rescued by a fishing boat named Leal ("Loyal"). Afterwards, as the Pherusa was undergoing repairs, the boat was stolen and never again found. The group then had to save up money to buy a new boat, the "Etoile", renamed "Scyra".

On the night of November 17, the group, gathered at Nestor de Barros's manor on Flamengo beach, founded the Flamengo Rowing Group ("Grupo de Regatas do Flamengo", in Portuguese) and elected its first board and president (Domingos Marques de Azevedo). The name was changed a few weeks later to "Clube de Regatas do Flamengo" ("Flamengo Rowing Club"). The founders also decided that the anniversary of the club foundation should be celebrated on November 15, so as to coincide with the Day of the Republic, a national holiday.

Flamengo only embraced football when a group of dissatisfied players from Fluminense Football Club
Fluminense Football Club
Fluminense Football Club is a sports club based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Founded in the beginning of the 20th century as a single-sport institution, Fluminense is today an umbrella organization for several teams in more than 16 different sport activities. The most popular endeavor of Fluminense,...

 broke away from the club following a dispute with the board. The players (Alberto Borghert, Othon de Figueiredo Baena, Píndaro de Carvalho Rodrigues
Píndaro
Píndaro de Carvalho Rodrigues is a former Brazilian footballer and manager....

, Emmanuel Augusto Nery, Ernesto Amarante, Armando de Almeida, Orlando Sampaio Matos, Gustavo Adolpho de Carvalho, Lawrence Andrews and Arnaldo Machado Guimarães) decided to join Flamengo because Borgeth, who was the team's captain, was also a rower for Flamengo. Admittance of the new members was approved on November 8, 1911. A motion against the club taking part in football tournaments was defeated, and the members assembly officially created the football team on December 24, 1911.

The new team used to train on Russel beach, and gradually gained the support of the locals, who closely watched their practice games. The first official match was played on May 3, 1912 and is, to this day, the most spectacular victory of the club, as the team defeated Mangueira
Sport Club Mangueira
Sport Club Mangueira, commonly known as Mangueira, was a Brazilian football team from Rio de Janeiro. They competed several times in the Campeonato Carioca.-History:...

 16 to 2. The first Fla-Flu
Fla-Flu
Fla-Flu is a football matchup between cross-town rivals Flamengo and Fluminense. Matches take place in the 95,000-seat Maracanã Stadium, located near downtown Rio, in the city's Maracanã district...

 (which would eventually become one of the most famous football derbies in the world) was also played in that year, on July 7, and was won by Fluminense
Fluminense Football Club
Fluminense Football Club is a sports club based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Founded in the beginning of the 20th century as a single-sport institution, Fluminense is today an umbrella organization for several teams in more than 16 different sport activities. The most popular endeavor of Fluminense,...

, by 3–2.

Golden age (1978–1983)



In 1978 a scarlet-black Golden Age
Golden Age
The term Golden Age comes from Greek mythology and legend and refers to the first in a sequence of four or five Ages of Man, in which the Golden Age is first, followed in sequence, by the Silver, Bronze, and Iron Ages, and then the present, a period of decline...

 began when Flamengo won the Rio de Janeiro State Championship
Campeonato Carioca
The Campeonato Carioca, also known as Campeonato Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, is the football league of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is one of the most prestigious national football tournaments...

. The five following years would be years of glory. Stars such as Júnior, Carpegiani
Paulo César Carpegiani
Paulo César Carpegiani is a former Brazilian footballer.- Playing career :Carpegiani began his professional career at Sport Club Internacional of Porto Alegre, in the Rio Grande do Sul, where he played from 1970 to 1977, winning two Brazilian Championships...

, Adílio
Adílio de Oliveira Gonçalves
Adílio de Oliveira Gonçalves, usually known simply as Adílio is a former Brazilian football attacking midfielder, who played for the Brazilian national team.-Career:...

, Cláudio Adão
Cláudio Adão
Cláudio Adalberto Adão, or simply Cláudio Adão , is a former Brazilian football player. A gifted forward, Adão was the top-scorer of almost every championship he's played....

 and Tita were led by Zico
Zico
Arthur Antunes Coimbra , better known as Zico , is a Brazilian coach and former footballer. He is the current head coach of the Iraq national football team. Often called the "White Pelé", he is commonly considered one of the most skilled finishers and one of the best passers ever and possibly the...

 to become State Champions three times in a row. The level of sustained excellence pushed Flamengo towards its first Brazilian Championship
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
The Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A , popularly known as the Brasileirão , is a professional football league at the top of the Brazilian football league system held annually since 1959. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates a system of promotion and relegation with the Série B...

 in 1980. Then, as national champions, the club qualified to play the South American continental tournament – the Libertadores Cup
Copa Libertadores de América
The Copa Santander Libertadores de América , known simply as the Copa Libertadores and originally known as the Copa Campeones de América , is an annual international club football competition organized by CONMEBOL since 1960...

.

1981 is a benchmark year in Flamengo's history. After beating Chile
Chile
Chile ,officially the Republic of Chile , is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far...

an Cobreloa
Cobreloa
Club de Deportes Cobreloa is a Chilean football club from the Atacama Desert mining city of Calama which has established itself as one of the country's most competitive clubs. The club was founded on January 7, 1977 and play in the Chilean top flight, the Primera División, where they have played...

 in three matches, the club became South American Champions
Copa Libertadores 1981
The 1981 edition of the Copa Libertadores saw Flamengo as the champions after defeating Cobreloa in the finals.-Group stage:Nacional bye to the second round as 1980 title holders.-Group 1:-Group 2:-Group 3:----------------...

. The next goal was clear: the Intercontinental Cup
Intercontinental Cup (football)
The European/South American Cup, commonly referred to as the World Club Championship, Intercontinental Cup or Toyota Cup, was a football competition endorsed by UEFA and CONMEBOL, contested between the winners of the European Cup and the South American Copa Libertadores...

, a single match to be played in Tokyo's Olympic Stadium, Japan, against European Champions' Cup
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

 winner Liverpool FC
Liverpool F.C.
Liverpool Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside. Liverpool has won eighteen League titles, second most in English football, seven FA Cups and a record seven League Cups...

.

On December 13, 1981, Raul
Raul Plassman
Raul Guilherme Plassmann is a former Brazilian football goalkeeper.He made nearly 200 Campeonato Brasileiro appearances for Cruzeiro and Flamengo.-Clubs:*1963-1964 - Coritiba FC*1964-1965 - São Paulo FC...

, Leandro, Marinho, Mozer
Carlos Mozer
José Carlos Nepomuceno Mozer is a retired Brazilian footballer who played as a central defender, and a current coach.In his career, he was mainly associated with Benfica in Portugal, which he represented in two separate spells...

, Júnior, Andrade
Jorge Luís Andrade da Silva
Jorge Luís Andrade da Silva, better known as Andrade, is a former defensive midfielder born April 21, 1957 in Juiz de Fora, MG. After being sacked as Flamengo's general manager, currently he is unemployed.-Career:...

, Adílio, Zico, Tita, Nunes
Nunes (footballer)
João Batista Nunes de Oliveira is a former Brazilian football striker.Nunes became a football player in 1969, at 14 years old, playing for Flamengo's youth team. Reject by the club in 1974, at 19, he left Rio de Janeiro towards Aracaju to start his professional career at Confiança...

 and Lico took the field for the most important match in club history. Two goals by Nunes and another one by Adílio (all during first half) along with a brilliant performance by Zico were more than enough to crown Flamengo the first Brazilian World Champions club since Pelé
Pelé
However, Pelé has always maintained that those are mistakes, that he was actually named Edson and that he was born on 23 October 1940.), best known by his nickname Pelé , is a retired Brazilian footballer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time...

's Santos FC
Santos Futebol Clube
Santos Futebol Clube is a Brazilian professional football club based in Santos, São Paulo They play in the Campeonato Paulista and the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the highest professional leagues in São Paulo state and Brazil, respectively....

, shutting out Liverpool
Liverpool F.C.
Liverpool Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside. Liverpool has won eighteen League titles, second most in English football, seven FA Cups and a record seven League Cups...

 3–0.

The next two years would also be great. Another Rio's State Championship in 1981 and two Brazilian Championships – 1982 and 1983 – closed the Golden Age in a fantastic way.

2007 season


On March 9, 2007, Flamengo earned a commemorative date in Rio de Janeiro state's official calendar. On that day, State Governor Sérgio Cabral Filho signed Law 4998, declaring November 17 (the day the club was founded) "Flamengo Day".

In the 2007 Brazilian Football Championship
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2007
The 37th season of the Campeonato Brasileiro began on May 12, 2007, and ended on December 2, 2007.-Format:The format was identical to the 2006 edition. 20 teams competed, each team playing the other 19 twice in a double round-robin format...

, Flamengo surprised all the other teams at the half of the season winning many games at home, leaving the relegation zone and reaching the second place and then being defeated the last match in Recife
Recife
Recife is the fifth-largest metropolitan area in Brazil with 4,136,506 inhabitants, the largest metropolitan area of the North/Northeast Regions, the 5th-largest metropolitan influence area in Brazil, and the capital and largest city of the state of Pernambuco. The population of the city proper...

, Pernambuco
Pernambuco
Pernambuco is a state of Brazil, located in the Northeast region of the country. To the north are the states of Paraíba and Ceará, to the west is Piauí, to the south are Alagoas and Bahia, and to the east is the Atlantic Ocean. There are about of beaches, some of the most beautiful in the...

 by Náutico
Clube Náutico Capibaribe
Clube Náutico Capibaribe, also known as Náutico, is a Brazilian sports club, including a professional football team, in Recife, Pernambuco....

 1–0. After this match, Flamengo finished the League in third place, climbing from second worst to third best.

2008 season


Flamengo started the year by winning the Rio de Janeiro State Championship
Campeonato Carioca
The Campeonato Carioca, also known as Campeonato Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, is the football league of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is one of the most prestigious national football tournaments...

 over arch rival Botafogo
Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas
Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas , also known as Botafogo and familiarly as Estrela Solitária, is a Brazilian sports club based in Botafogo, neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, best known for its football team. They play in the Campeonato Carioca, Rio de Janeiro's state league, and the Campeonato...

. However a couple of days later, in the late rounds of Libertadores Cup
Copa Libertadores 2008
The 2008 Copa Libertadores de América was the 49th edition of the Copa Libertadores, CONMEBOL's premier annual international club tournament. This marked the first year the competition was sponsored by Spanish bank Santander. As such, the competition is officially the 2008 Copa Santander...

, the team was eliminated at home by Club América
Club América
Club América is a Mexican Professional football club based in Mexico City. It competes in the Primera División, the top professional league in the country. The team's nickname is Las Águilas ....

 from Mexico. In this very day, Joel Santana
Joel Santana
Joel Natalino Santana is a Brazilian football head coach and former football player. He is the current head coach of Bahia.-Biography:...

, a well appreciated coach by Flamengo fans, coached his last match before taking South Africa National Football Team
South Africa national football team
The South Africa national football team represents South Africa in association football and is controlled by the South African Football Association, the governing body for football in South Africa. South Africa's home ground is Soccer City, known as FNB Stadium due to a naming rights deal, in...

. Experts say that the team was eliminated because the finals against Botafogo took a heavy toll on the players stamina and endurance for the matchup against América. The 0–3 score was the biggest headline in the soccer world in the following day as Flamengo had won easily 4–2 in Azteca Stadium. The elimination at Maracanã
Estádio do Maracanã
The Estádio do Maracanã , officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, is an open-air stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Owned by the Rio de Janeiro State Government, it is named after the Maracanã neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro. It was opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup, and in the final...

 was labeled by the world press as a second "Maracanazo".

2009 season


After finishing the 1st phase of the Brazilian League in 10th place, Flamengo won the Brazilian Série A
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
The Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A , popularly known as the Brasileirão , is a professional football league at the top of the Brazilian football league system held annually since 1959. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates a system of promotion and relegation with the Série B...

 with a terrific campaign in the 2nd phase, the championship was decided in the very last game with a 2–1 win against Grêmio
Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense
Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, commonly known as just Grêmio , is a Brazilian professional association football team based in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul founded by English and German immigrants on September 15, 1903. Major titles captured by Grêmio include one Intercontinental Cup, two Copa...

 at Maracanã Stadium
Estádio do Maracanã
The Estádio do Maracanã , officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, is an open-air stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Owned by the Rio de Janeiro State Government, it is named after the Maracanã neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro. It was opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup, and in the final...

, with this victory the Flamengo became six times Brazilian League Champion.

2011 season


After signing their new big star, Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira , commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Flamengo and the Brazilian national team as an attacking midfielder or forward. He is a two-time winner of the FIFA World Player of the Year, awarded to the best player over the year...

, Flamengo were looking for a strong start to their season. The fans were not to be disappointed when Flamengo ran out 4–0 winners of Avaí
Avaí Futebol Clube
Avaí Futebol Clube is a Brazilian football team from Florianópolis in Santa Catarina, founded on September 1, 1923. Their best known supporter is tennis player Gustavo Kuerten.Their home stadium is the Ressacada stadium, with a capacity 17,800...

, with Ronaldinho putting in a man of the match performance contributing a goal and an assist.
Flamengo played against Santos FC in the twelfth round and won 5-4 with a hat-trick from Ronaldinho after they were down 3-0 at the end of the first half.

Kit manufacturer and shirt sponsors


List of Flamengo's sponsors and kit manufacturers.
Period Kit Manufacturer Main Sponsor Secondary Sponsor
1980–84 Adidas
Adidas
Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer and parent company of the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade-Adidas golf company , and Rockport...

none none
1984–92 Petrobras
Petrobras
Petróleo Brasileiro or Petrobras is a semi-public Brazilian multinational energy corporation headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the largest company in Latin America by market capitalization and revenue, and the largest company headquartered in the Southern Hemisphere by market...

1993–00 Umbro
Umbro
Umbro is an English sportswear and football equipment supplier based in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, England. The company is now part of Nike. Umbro designs, sources, and markets sport-related apparel, footwear, and equipment...

2000–09 Nike
Nike, Inc.
Nike, Inc. is a major publicly traded sportswear and equipment supplier based in the United States. The company is headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, which is part of the Portland metropolitan area...

2009 Olympikus
Olympikus
Olympikus is a Brazilian sports brand, which makes equipment for running, tennis, volleyball and football. The brand is owned by Vulcabrasǀazaleia-Sponsorships:Olympikus provides uniforms and apparel for the following teams, associations and players:...

Olympikus
Olympikus
Olympikus is a Brazilian sports brand, which makes equipment for running, tennis, volleyball and football. The brand is owned by Vulcabrasǀazaleia-Sponsorships:Olympikus provides uniforms and apparel for the following teams, associations and players:...

Bozzano
Ale
2010–2011 Batavo
Brasil Foods
Brasil Foods, also called BRF is a public company resulting from the 2009 merger between Perdigão S.A. and Sadia, both large Brazilian-owned food corporations....

Banco BMG
2011– Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble is a Fortune 500 American multinational corporation headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio and manufactures a wide range of consumer goods....


Players


Current squad


As of October 2011, according to combined sources on the official website.

Youth players able to play in the first team



Out on loan


For recent transfers, see List of Flamengo transfers 2008
Flamengo squad changes in 2008
-Flamengo Squad changes :List of all Clube de Regatas do Flamengo in the 2008 season.-In:Total spending: R$?.-Out:Total income: R$30.5 million.Expenditure: R$....

, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

For recent transfers, see List of Brazilian football transfers 2008.

Domestic

  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
    Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
    The Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A , popularly known as the Brasileirão , is a professional football league at the top of the Brazilian football league system held annually since 1959. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates a system of promotion and relegation with the Série B...

    :
Winners (6): 1980
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 1980
-Teams:Teams selected by record on previous state championship--Final standings:-References:...

, 1982
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 1982
-Overview:44 teams took part, with Flamengo winning the championship.-Final standings:-References:...

, 1983
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 1983
-Overview:It was performed in 44 teams, and Flamengo won the championship.-Final standings:-References:...

, 1987
Copa União
The Copa União was an one-off competition in Brazilian football, held in 1987 in the absence of the conventional CBF national championship.-Background:...

, 1992
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 1992
The 1992 season of the Campeonato Brasileiro began on January 26, 1992, and reached its end on July 19, 1992. The competition was won by Clube de Regatas do Flamengo.-Format:First Stage: 20 clubs playing against each other once...

, 2009
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2009
The 2009 Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A was the 39th season of the Série A, the top-level of professional football in Brazil. It was contested by 20 clubs starting on May 9 and ending on December 6...


  • Copa do Brasil
    Copa do Brasil
    The Copa Kia do Brasil, commonly known as Copa do Brasil , is a knockout competition played by 64 association football teams, representing all 26 Brazilian states plus the Federal District...

Winners (2): 1990, 2006
Runners-up (3): 1997, 2003, 2004

  • Copa dos Campeões
    Copa dos Campeões
    Copa dos Campeões was a Brazilian football competition contested by the best teams from each one of the regional cups.The Copa dos Campeões winner was automatically qualified to following year's Copa Libertadores....

Winners (1): 2001

  • Taça Brasil
    Taça Brasil
    The Taça Brasil was a Brazilian national football competition which was contested from 1959 to 1968. It is considered by many historians the most important football tournament in Brazil at the time and is compared, in importance level, to the current Campeonato Brasileiro.Bahia, Cruzeiro and...

Runners-up (1): 1964
1964 Taça Brasil
-Northern Zone:Northeastern GroupFirst PhaseAlecrim 2-3 0-4 CampinenseConfiança 2-0 0-1 3-1 CSASemifinalCampinense 2-1 1-4 0-2 ConfiançaFinalCeará 3-0 1-2 2-1 ConfiançaNorthern GroupFirst Phase...


  • Campeonato Carioca
    Campeonato Carioca
    The Campeonato Carioca, also known as Campeonato Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, is the football league of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is one of the most prestigious national football tournaments...

Winners (32): 1914, 1915, 1920, 1921, 1925, 1927, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1963, 1965, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1979 (C), 1979 (S), 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
2011 Campeonato Carioca
-Bracket:-Semifinals:-----Final:-Group A standings:-Group B:-Troféu Carlos Alberto Torres:-Bracket:-Semifinals:-----Final:- Overall standings:- External links:*...

Runners-up (30): 1912, 1919, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1952, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1969, 1973, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2010

  • Torneio Rio-São Paulo
    Torneio Rio-São Paulo
    Torneio Rio – São Paulo was a traditional Brazilian football competition contested between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro teams until from 1935 until 2002....

Winners (1): 1961
Runners-up (2): 1958, 1997

South American

  • Copa Libertadores
Winners (1): 1981

  • Supercopa Sudamericana
    Supercopa Sudamericana
    The Supercopa Sudamericana , also known as the Supercopa Libertadores João Havelange, Supercopa Libertadores, Supercopa João Havelange or simply Supercopa, was a football club competition contested annually by the past winners of the Copa Libertadores...

Runners-up (2): 1993
1993 Supercopa Sudamericana
The 1993 Supercopa Sudamericana was the sixth season of the Supercopa Sudamericana, a club football tournament for past Copa Libertadores winners...

, 1995
1995 Supercopa Sudamericana
The 1995 Supercopa Sudamericana was the eighth season of the Supercopa Sudamericana, a club football tournament for past Copa Libertadores winners...


  • Copa Mercosur
    Copa Mercosur
    The Copa Mercosur was a football competition played from 1998 to 2001 by the traditional top clubs from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile. The competition was created by CONMEBOL to generate TV money to the participating teams, but it went beyond and ended up as a natural replacement...

Winners (1): 1999
Runners-up (1): 2001

  • Copa de Oro
Winners (1): 1996
1996 Copa de Oro
-Semifinals:-----Final:-Top goalscorers:3 goals Sávio2 goals Fabio Baiano1 goal Adriano Müller Emerson Víctor Aristizábal Eduardo Montoya-External links:* at RSSSF...


Worldwide

  • Intercontinental Cup
    Intercontinental Cup (football)
    The European/South American Cup, commonly referred to as the World Club Championship, Intercontinental Cup or Toyota Cup, was a football competition endorsed by UEFA and CONMEBOL, contested between the winners of the European Cup and the South American Copa Libertadores...

Winners (1): 1981
1981 Intercontinental Cup
The 1981 Intercontinental Cup was a football match played on December 13, 1981 between Liverpool, winners of the 1980-81 European Cup, and Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, winners of the 1981 Copa Libertadores. The match was played at the National Stadium in Tokyo in front of 62,000 fans...


Retired numbers



12  Club Supporters (the 12th Man)
12th Man (football)
The 12th man or 12th player is a term used to describe the fans within a stadium during association football or American football games. This term has a different meaning in cricket, referring to the first substitute player who fields when a member of the fielding side is injured...

 – Number dedicated to the rubro-negro fans.

Current technical staff

See also List of Clube de Regatas do Flamengo managers

Position Name Position Name
Coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo
Vanderlei Luxemburgo
Vanderlei Luxemburgo da Silva , better known as Vanderlei Luxemburgo, is a Brazilian football manager and former football player. He holds the distinction of being the most successful manager in the history of Brazil's Série A, with 5 league titles...

Medical staff manager José Luiz Runco
Assistant Coach Antonio Lopes Junior Physiotherapists Fabiano Bastos
Goalkeeping Coach Cantarele
Cantarele
Antônio Luiz Cantarele, usually known as Cantarele , is a retired professional Brazilian footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A clubs Flamengo and Náutico....

Mário Peixoto
Fitness coaches Antonio Mello Physiologist Claudio Pavanelli
Marcelo Martorelli Dietitian Leonardo Acro
Doctors Marcelo Soares Psychologist Paulo Ribeiro
Marcio Tannure Masseurs Adenir Silva
Serafim Borges Esmar Russo
Luiz Claudio Baldi Jorginho

Last updated: 14 July 2011

Source: CR Flamengo

Management

Office Name
President Patrícia Amorim
Patricia Amorim
Patrícia Filler Amorim was born on February 13, 1969 in Rio de Janeiro, to a bossa nova bassist and a primary school teacher. She is a former freestyle swimmer from Brazil...

Vice president
Administrative director
Marketing, Advertising and Communication director
Heritage director
Legal director
Sports director

Last updated: 14 July 2011

Source: CR Flamengo

Estádio da Gávea


Flamengo's home stadium is nominally the José Bastos Padilha Stadium (also known as Gávea Stadium
Estádio da Gávea
The Estádio da Gávea , also known as Estádio José Bastos Padilha is a football stadium, inaugurated on September 4, 1938, in the Lagoa neighborhood, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has a maximum capacity of 8,000 people, and is the home ground of Flamengo, its owner. Flamengo rarely play at Estádio...

), which was inaugurated on September 4, 1938 and has a capacity of 8,000 fans. Lately Gávea Stadium
Estádio da Gávea
The Estádio da Gávea , also known as Estádio José Bastos Padilha is a football stadium, inaugurated on September 4, 1938, in the Lagoa neighborhood, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has a maximum capacity of 8,000 people, and is the home ground of Flamengo, its owner. Flamengo rarely play at Estádio...

 has been used only as the first team's training ground. Most games, however, are played in Maracanã Stadium
Estádio do Maracanã
The Estádio do Maracanã , officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, is an open-air stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Owned by the Rio de Janeiro State Government, it is named after the Maracanã neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro. It was opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup, and in the final...

, considered by the supporters as the real Flamengo's home ground.

Maracanã


Maracanã
Estádio do Maracanã
The Estádio do Maracanã , officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, is an open-air stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Owned by the Rio de Janeiro State Government, it is named after the Maracanã neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro. It was opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup, and in the final...

 was vital in the incredible 2007 Brazilian Série A
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2007
The 37th season of the Campeonato Brasileiro began on May 12, 2007, and ended on December 2, 2007.-Format:The format was identical to the 2006 edition. 20 teams competed, each team playing the other 19 twice in a double round-robin format...

 Flamengo comeback, winning almost all the matches played in the Stadium, helping the club rise from the relegation zone to finish in third place securing a place in the Copa Libertadores 2008
Copa Libertadores 2008
The 2008 Copa Libertadores de América was the 49th edition of the Copa Libertadores, CONMEBOL's premier annual international club tournament. This marked the first year the competition was sponsored by Spanish bank Santander. As such, the competition is officially the 2008 Copa Santander...

. The Stadium held the 2007 Brazilian Série A
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2007
The 37th season of the Campeonato Brasileiro began on May 12, 2007, and ended on December 2, 2007.-Format:The format was identical to the 2006 edition. 20 teams competed, each team playing the other 19 twice in a double round-robin format...

 attandence's records, with 87.895 fans against Atlético Paranaense
Clube Atlético Paranaense
Clube Atlético Paranaense is a Brazilian football team from Curitiba in Paraná, founded on March 26, 1924. The club won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 2001.-History:...

 and average attandence of 44.719 fans per match, which was ahead of any of the teams in the Brazilian Série A
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
The Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A , popularly known as the Brasileirão , is a professional football league at the top of the Brazilian football league system held annually since 1959. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates a system of promotion and relegation with the Série B...

.

In 2008, once again, Flamengo was the leader of Brazilian Série A
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
The Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A , popularly known as the Brasileirão , is a professional football league at the top of the Brazilian football league system held annually since 1959. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates a system of promotion and relegation with the Série B...

 average attendance with 43.731 fans per match. The club also had the biggest attendance of the season with 81.317 fans in the 0–3 loss to Atlético Mineiro
Clube Atlético Mineiro
Clube Atlético Mineiro , are a Brazilian football club based in Belo Horizonte, the oldest in the city. Founded in 1908, they play in the Campeonato Mineiro and Campeonato Brasileiro Série A or Brasileirão. Atlético Mineiro have been Brazilian champions once, state winners a record 40 times and...

 on October 11, 2008.

Average attendances per season


Average attendances at Maracanã including friendly matches and other competitions.
Year Avg. Att. Year Avg. Att. Year Avg. Att. Year Avg. Att. Year Avg. Att.
1961 * 1971 35.130 1981 45.145 1991 35.541 2001 *
1962 46.427 1972 46.408 1982 57.156 1992 53.958 2002 *
1963 54.475 1973 42.269 1983 44.046 1993 19.198 2003 *
1964 49.854 1974 37.931 1984 37.956 1994 28.290 2004 9.7071
1965 47.572 1975 40.758 1985 34.657 1995 42.335 2005 13.6572
1966 37.894 1976 54.015 1986 42.689 1996 42.153 2006 15.711
1967 33.931 1977 45.584 1987 44.715 1997 26.465 2007 42.015
1968 54.676 1978 38.226 1988 28.547 1998 18.127 2008 43.736
1969 61.157 1979 54.606 1989 28.898 1999 37.141 2009 40.0744
1970 47.980 1980 54.268 1990 33.617 2000 29.329 2010 18.94534


(*) Information not available.
  • 1 In 2004 Flamengo played its home games at Estádio Raulino de Oliveira
    Estádio Raulino de Oliveira
    The Estádio Raulino de Oliveira, also known as Estádio da Cidadania, and Estádio General Raulino de Oliveira is a football stadium inaugurated on March 14, 1976 in Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, with a maximum capacity of 21,000 people. The stadium is owned by the City Hall of Volta Redonda city,...

    .
  • 2 In 2005 Flamengo played its home games at Estádio Luso-Brasileiro
    Estádio Luso-Brasileiro
    The Estádio Luso-Brasileiro, also known as Arena Petrobras, and Petrobras Lubrax Arena is a football stadium inaugurated on October 1, 1965 in Ilha do Governador neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro state, with a maximum capacity of 5,994 people. The stadium is owned by Associação Atlética...

    .
  • 3 In 2010 Flamengo played its home games at Estádio do Maracanã
    Estádio do Maracanã
    The Estádio do Maracanã , officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, is an open-air stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Owned by the Rio de Janeiro State Government, it is named after the Maracanã neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro. It was opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup, and in the final...

    , Estádio Raulino de Oliveira
    Estádio Raulino de Oliveira
    The Estádio Raulino de Oliveira, also known as Estádio da Cidadania, and Estádio General Raulino de Oliveira is a football stadium inaugurated on March 14, 1976 in Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, with a maximum capacity of 21,000 people. The stadium is owned by the City Hall of Volta Redonda city,...

     and Estádio Olímpico João Havelange
    Estádio Olímpico João Havelange
    -Women's tournament:Group A----Group B----Group A----Group B----Group A----Group B----Group B----Group A-External links:*...

    .
  • 4 Includes Série A
    Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
    The Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A , popularly known as the Brasileirão , is a professional football league at the top of the Brazilian football league system held annually since 1959. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates a system of promotion and relegation with the Série B...

     average attendances only.

Average attendances at Brazilian League


Regularly thousands of supporters show the strength of the scarlet-black nation, having the biggest number of highest average attendances per season between all the Brazilian clubs. Out of 38 editions of the Brasileirão
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
The Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A , popularly known as the Brasileirão , is a professional football league at the top of the Brazilian football league system held annually since 1959. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates a system of promotion and relegation with the Série B...

, Flamengo held the average attendance record on 12 occasions. Atlético Mineiro
Clube Atlético Mineiro
Clube Atlético Mineiro , are a Brazilian football club based in Belo Horizonte, the oldest in the city. Founded in 1908, they play in the Campeonato Mineiro and Campeonato Brasileiro Série A or Brasileirão. Atlético Mineiro have been Brazilian champions once, state winners a record 40 times and...

 are the closest followers, having the biggest average attendances nine times.
From 1971 to 2006, Flamengo took an average 25.989 supporters per match to the Maracanã. It has to be noted that 2007 and 2008, both years in which Flamengo had an average of over 40.000 supporters per match (and thus both would raise the historical average number), were not counted yet.

Olympic sports


Besides Rowing and Football, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo also plays an active role in several Olympic sports, such as:
  • Artistic gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Basketball (See Flamengo Basketball
    Flamengo Basketball
    Flamengo's Basketball team is a Brazilian professional team, part of the Clube de Regatas do Flamengo family.-Roster:-Noted coaches:*Miguel Angelo da Luz*Paulo Teixeira Sampaio "Chupeta"*Togo Renan Soares "Kanela"...

    )
  • Judo
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Achievements

  • ROWING
    • International
      • Taça Sul-América (South-America Thophy) 1905
    • National
      • Troféu Brasil (Brazil's National Championship) (10): 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1995–97
    • Regional
      • State Championship (42): 1916, 1917, 1920, 1933, 1940–43, 1963, 1965–69, 1971–81, 1983–97, 2003–04
      • Carioca League: 1935–37

  • SWIMMING
    • National
      • Brazilian Championship (12): 1968, 1980–87, 1989, 1991, 2002
      • José Finkel Trophy (12): 1977, 1980–87, 1990, 2001, 2002
    • Regional
      • State Championship (31): 1928, 1930, 1938–40, 1968, 1973, 1976, 1979–98, 2002–04

  • VOLLEYBALL (MEN)
    • National
      • Brazilian Championship: 2003
      • Troféu dos Campeões Brasileiros (Brazilian Champion's Trophy) 1952
    • Regional
      • Copa Sudeste (Southeast Cup) 1993
      • Inter-Regional Championship 1995
      • State Championship (17): 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1959–61, 1977, 1987–89, 1991–96, 2005
      • State Championship (B Series): 1940, 1953
      • Segundos Quadros do RJ (B Series) 1953, 1956, 1959–61
    • Local
      • Municipal Championship: 1992, 1993, 1996

  • VOLLEYBALL (WOMEN)
    • International
      • South American Championship: 1981
    • National
      • National Championship (8): 1948–52, 1978, 1980, 2001
      • Rio de Janeiro Tournament 1950
    • Regional
      • State Championship (11): 1938, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1999, 2000
      • Torneio Início (Inicio Tournament) 1961
      • State Championship – B Series 1953
      • Segundos Quadros do RJ (B Series) 1952, 1956–57, 1960
    • Local
      • Municipal Championship: 1996

Noted athletes

  • Artistic Gymnastics
    • Daniele Hypólito
      Daniele Hypolito
      Daniele Matias Hypólito is a Brazilian gymnast who competed in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. Hypólito was the first athlete from Brazil ever to win a medal at the World Championships, a silver on floor exercise in 2001...

    • Diego Hypólito
      Diego Hypolito
      Diego Matias Hypólito is a Brazilian gymnast and the 2005 and 2007 World Champion on the floor exercise. He is the first male gymnast from Brazil, and South America, to medal at the World Championships...

       (World Champion : 2005, 2007)
    • Jade Barbosa
      Jade Barbosa
      Jade Fernandes Barbosa is a Brazilian gymnast.-Junior career:Barbosa won the gold medal in the Junior Championships in the All-Around, Floor, Balance Beam and Vault....

    • Luiza Parente
    • Luzia Lopes Pessoa
    • Marco Monteiro
    • Victor Rosa

  • Athletics
    • Erica Lopes "Gazela Negra" (The Black Gazelle)
    • José Telles da Conceição
      José da Conceição
      José Telles da Conceição was a Brazilian athlete who competed mainly in the high jump but also in sprinting events....

       – (High Jump Olympics medalist , Bronze , Helsinki 1952
      1952 Summer Olympics
      The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Helsinki, Finland in 1952. Helsinki had been earlier given the 1940 Summer Olympics, which were cancelled due to World War II...

      )
    • Ulisses Malagutti

  • Swimming
    • Armando Coelho de Freitas
    • César Cielo Filho
    • Eliana Motta
    • Eliete Motta
    • Fernando Carsalade
    • Fernando Scherer
      Fernando Scherer
      Fernando de Queiroz Scherer is an international top swimmer from Brazil, who won the bronze medal in the 50 meters freestyle at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia...

       (Olympics medalist, Bronze; 50m freestyle- Atlanta 1996
      1996 Summer Olympics
      The 1996 Summer Olympics of Atlanta, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially known as the Centennial Olympics, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States....

      ; 4x100 meters relay -Sydney 2000)
    • Inge de Bruijn
      Inge de Bruijn
      Inge de Bruijn is a Dutch former swimmer. She was a four-time Olympic champion and a former world record holder.-Biography:De Bruijn was born in Barendrecht, South Holland, and tried several sports before settling with swimming....

    • Maria Lenk
      Maria Lenk
      Maria Emma Hulga Lenk was a Brazilian swimmer and to date is considered one of the greatest Brazilian female athletes....

    • Patrícia Amorim
      Patricia Amorim
      Patrícia Filler Amorim was born on February 13, 1969 in Rio de Janeiro, to a bossa nova bassist and a primary school teacher. She is a former freestyle swimmer from Brazil...

    • Ricardo Prado
      Ricardo Prado
      Ricardo Prado is an Olympic and former World Record holding medley swimmer from Brazil. He swam for Brazil at the 1984 Olympics....

       – (400m Medley – World Champion, Ecuador 1982
      1982 World Aquatics Championships
      The 1982 World Aquatics Championships took place in Guayaquil, Ecuador between July 29 and August 8, 1982 with 848 participating athletes.- Medals table :-Diving:MenWomen-Swimming:MenWomen-Synchronised swimming:-Water polo:Men...

       ;Olympics medalist, Silver, Los Angeles 1984
      1984 Summer Olympics
      The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, California, United States in 1984...

      )
    • Rômulo Arantes
    • Rômulo Arantes Filho
    • Volleyball (Men)
      • Bernard
        Bernard Rajzman
        Bernard Rajzman is a former Brazilian volleyball player. He is Jewish, and was born in Rio de Janeiro. He was enshrined in the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2005...

      • Bernardinho
        Bernardo Rocha de Rezende
        Bernardo Rocha de Rezende known as Bernardinho is a Brazilian former volleyball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics. He was born in Rio de Janeiro....

      • Carlão
      • Marcus Vinicius
      • Talmo
        Talmo Oliveira
        Talmo Curto de Oliveira is a retired volleyball player from Brazil. He was a member of the Brazil men's national volleyball team that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain defeating The Netherlands in the final. He played as a setter.-References:*...

      • Tande
        Tande
        Alexandre Ramos Samuel, nickname Tande, is a Brazilian volleyball player. He began playing volleyball for the Botafogo team, when he was 12 years old....

    •  
    • Volleyball (Women)
      • Ida
      • Isabel
      • Jackie Silva
        Jackie Silva
        Jacqueline Louise Cruz Silva is a retired volleyball player from Brazil, who won the gold medal in the inaugural women's beach volleyball tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics, partnering Sandra Pires....

      • Leila
        Leila Barros
        Leila Gomes de Barros is a Brazilian female volleyball player. She often played as opposite hitter and attacker...

      • Tara Cross-Battle
        Tara Cross-Battle
        Tara Cross-Battle is a retired female volleyball player from the United States, who won the bronze medal with the USA National Women's Team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain...

      • Valesquinha
      • Virna
        Virna Dias
        Virna Cristine Dantas Dias is a retired volleyball player from Brazil. She represented her native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia...


Noted coaches

  • Volleyball (women)
    • Isabel Salgado

  • Rowing
    • Guilherme Augusto Silva "Buck"

Supporters


Usually, in Brazil, each team has their own torcidas organizadas
Torcida
Torcidas organizadas are formal associations of football fans in Brazil in the same vein as Argentine hinchadas and European ultras. The name is based on the verb torcer, which means "to root for" but also "to wring" and "to turn"...

 (like Europeans Ultras
Ultras
Ultras are a type of sports fans renowned for their fanatical support and elaborate displays. They are predominantly European followers of football teams...

). Flamengo, like any other Brazilian team has groups of organized supporters, most notably Torcida Jovem-Fla, Charanga Rubro-Negra,Urubuzada, Flamanguaça and Raça Rubro-Negra.

Flamengo is known for being the most popular team in Brazil. Surveys show that there are over 35 million people supporting Flamengo all around Brazil. Because of that Flamengo supporters are known as "Nação Rubro Negra", meaning Red & Dark Nation, since there are more supporters than the population of many countries. Flamengo supporters are also known for their fanaticism about the club and they hold several records in the Brazilian league like having the best average attendance (12 times, the second one is Atlético Mineiro with 9), or the match with the greatest numbers of attendants between two football clubs. Flamengo played against Santos in the Maracanã stadium watched by 155,523 supporters in the Brazilian League final of 1984, however some say that the official numbers are wrong and that there were more than 160,000 people in Maracanã.
Flamengo's match with the greatest number of attendants was Flamengo x Fluminense in Carioca Championship of 1963, with 194603 spectators. There are 13 times in which Flamengo has took more than 150,000 people in the stadium in official matches.
Flamengo supporters were listed as heritage of the people by the Mayor Office of the city of Rio de Janeiro in 2007.

See also

  • Clássico dos Milhões
    Clássico dos Milhões
    Clássico dos Milhões is the name of the classic Brazilian derby between Flamengo and Vasco da Gama, both from Rio de Janeiro city, considered the greatest classic Brazilian football and one of the biggest in football worldwide, both rivalry, as in popularity and history...

  • Fla-Flu
    Fla-Flu
    Fla-Flu is a football matchup between cross-town rivals Flamengo and Fluminense. Matches take place in the 95,000-seat Maracanã Stadium, located near downtown Rio, in the city's Maracanã district...

  • Flamengo Superleague Formula team
    Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (Superleague Formula team)
    Clube de Regatas do Flamengo Superleague Formula team is the racing team of Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, a football team that competes in Brazil in the Série A. The Flamengo racing team competes in the Superleague Formula. It was operated by Team Astromega during the first season.-2008 season:In...


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