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The recently formed football team wearing the squad jersey before a match v. Rowing was the elite sport in Rio de Janeiro in the late 19th century.
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,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.
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The group then had to save up money to buy a new boat, the "Etoile", renamed "Scyra". The Flamengo team ofwhen the club won its first Carioca championship. 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 broke away from that club following a dispute with its board.
Admittance of the new members was approved on November 8, A motion against the club taking part in football tournaments was defeated, and the members assembly officially created the football team on December 24, 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,and is, to this day, the most spectacular victory of the club, as the team defeated Mangueira The first intracity rivalry, the Flamengo vs.
Fluminense aka Fla-Flu was also played in that year on July 7 and was won by Fluminenseby 3—2.
National Archives of Brazil. The first training sessions were held at Praia do Russell and on May 3,the club was already affiliated to the Liga Metropolitana de Desportos Terrestres Metropolitan League of Land Sportsthe club had its first match.
The lineup for that historic match was: Flamengo won the Campeonato Carioca once again inand Inthe club won Campeonato Carioca and five other different tournaments with the football team, a record until then. InFlamengo was voted "most beloved club in Brazil" after winning Vasco da Gama at Salutaris Cup, a contest held by Jornal do Brasilone of the most important newspapers in Brazil.
In the team made its first tour outside Brazil and on 14 May of the same year made its last game as an amateur team, winning River by 16—2.
Another innovation was the inclusion of the second uniform in order to facilitate the vision of the players in night games since the lighting was not ideal. In the same year came the unification of the Carioca championship with the newly-created Carioca Football League, and every club had already began their professionalisation.
Inafter 12 years without winning any titles, Flamengo came back to win the state championship with a team that would become the basis of the three-time state championship winners in the 40s.
Inthe group played its first international competition, the Hexagonal Tournament of Argentina. Inthe first organised supporters group of Brazil, Charanga Rubro-Negra, was founded, and inFlamengo won their first three consecutive Rio de Janeiro State Leagues winning theand titles.
In lateGarrincha was signed and began to play for Flamengo, but the expectation that he could play for the entire season failed. He made his last appearance for Flamengo on April 12,with 20 appearances and 4 goals.
Inthe club won its first Guanabara Cup 1st round of the state tournament. The Zico era in the golden age — [ edit ] Zico played for Flamengo in —83 and —89, achieving a large number of records with the club. The five following years would be years of glory. The level of sustained excellence pushed Flamengo towards its first Brazilian Championship in Then, as national champions, the club qualified to play the South American continental tournament — the Libertadores Cup.
The next goal was clear: This was the third official international title of Flamengo.May 09, · Brazil's Flamengo Soccer Club's Biggest Supporter. The year-old Maria Boreth de Souza, who is one of the most die-hard fans of the iconic team, has over the .
Jul 17, · According to the evaluation, the consolidated value of the 17 most valuable brands of soccer clubs in Brazil is R$ billion (around US$ billion).
Flamengo is one of the four largest soccer clubs in Rio de Janeiro, alongside Vasco, Fluminense, and Botafogo.
The Rubro-Negra team – one of Flamengo’s nicknames – also has the largest fanbase of Brazil’s soccer teams, with an estimated million people supporting the team worldwide. Trivia: SC Corinthians was named after the English Corinthians FC, which at that time was having a promotional tour around Brazil and made a great impression by winning all its initiativeblog.com Flamengo, SC Corinthians has the most fans of all Brazilian soccer clubs.