Rio Claro Futebol Clube
|Full name||Rio Claro Futebol Clube|
|Founded||9 May 1909|
|Ground||Dr. Augusto Schimidt Filho|
|Head coach||Adilson Teodoro|
|League||Campeonato Paulista Série A2|
|2022||Paulista A2, 4th of 16|
Rio Claro Futebol Clube, commonly referred to as Rio Claro, is a professional association football club based in Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil. The team competes in Campeonato Paulista Série A2, the second tier of the São Paulo state football league.
The club's home colours are blue and white and the team mascot is a rooster.
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On 9 May 1909, the club was founded as Rio Claro Football Club by the teacher Joaquim Arnold, and by the Companhia Paulista das Estradas de Ferro (São Paulo Railroad Company) railroad employees Bento Estevam Siqueira, Constantino Carrocine and João Lambach. Years later, the club was renamed to Rio Claro Futebol Clube.
On 14 July 1928, Rio Claro played its first international match, against H.M.S. Capton's sailors of England.
In 2002, the club won the Campeonato Paulista Fourth Level (named B1), beating Guaratinguetá Esporte Clube in the final. The club was promoted to the following year's third level.
In 2005, Rio Claro was Copa FPF's runner-up. In the final, the club was defeated by Noroeste.
In 2007, the club disputed the Campeonato Paulista Série A1 for the first time. The team also played in Série A1 in 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
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Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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- Campeonato Paulista Série A2: 1928, 1929
- Campeonato Paulista Segunda Divisão: 2002
Rio Claro's colors are blue and white. The club's home kit is composed of a blue shirt, white short and blue socks.
A white rooster wearing the club's blue home kit and with a blue tail, blue crest and blue wattle, named Galo Azul, is the club's mascot. The mascot was chosen after Velo Clube's mascot, which is a red rooster. Velo Clube is Rio Claro's rival.
Source: "Rio Claro Futebol Clube", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 28th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Claro_Futebol_Clube.
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- ^ (in Portuguese) Club history at Rio Claro Futebol Clube's official website
- ^ a b (in Portuguese) Rio Claro FC vive seu momento de glória em 96 anos – Jornal Cidade (June 24, 2005)
- ^ Campeonato Paulista Fourth Level at RSSSF
- ^ 2005 Copa FPF at RSSSF Archived 2008-04-30 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ (in Portuguese) Sertãozinho e Rio Claro também sobem para o Paulista A1 – Estado de São Paulo (Estadão) (May 20, 2006)
- ^ (in Portuguese) Rio Claro Futebol Clube at Arquivo de Clubes
- ^ (in Portuguese) Estádio Augusto Schmidt Filho (Schimitão)
- ^ a b Especial Placar – 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.
- ^ Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
- ^ (in Portuguese) Rio Claro's profile at Federação Paulista de Futebol (São Paulo Football Federation official website
- ^ (in Portuguese) Trivia page at Rio Claro's official website
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