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Fluminense Football Club

Fluminense Football Club

Fluminense Football Club: In Rio de Janeiro on July 21, 1902, Oscar Cox, a Brazilian of English ancestry and with ties to the British aristocracy, founded Fluminense Football Club. The team competes in the Rio de Janeiro municipality’s 1st division and has won an impressive nine state titles.

Fluminense Football Club: In Rio de Janeiro on July 21, 1902, Oscar Cox, a Brazilian of English ancestry and with ties to the British aristocracy
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Fluminense was founded by rich and famous Rio students who had studied overseas for a time. They incorporated and won their first match 8-0 against bankrupt Rio FC, which gave them their first championship trophy in 1906.

The foundation of the Flamengo Football team was sparked by a dispute between Fluminense players in 1911. The so-called Fla-Flu match is one of the most important in Brazilian football history.

Three years later, the Brazilian national football team were introduced at Fluminense’s stadium by visiting Exeter City FC from England. They also became champions in their first year and a Fluminense shooter named Afrânio Costa became the first Brazilian to win an Olympic medal in the games’ history.

The football team called FC Fluminense, established in Rio de Janeiro in 1914, has a fractured white-black that explains why their past is so tainted with racism. This formula is similar to the issues mentioned in Brazil’s national history with African and Native American populations. A team strategy that used cosmetic powder disguised Carlos Alberto to be more palatable to white society when he was shunned by society for being a mulatto.

The history of Fluminense Football Club is strange as it wasn’t until the 1950s that they allowed black players on their team. This was a big step for Brazil and sports in general, showing progress politically and socially. Finally, in 1946, they hired a black coach who had won the Rio de Janeiro championship; this was a stepping stone for other clubs around South America and all over the globe.

Fluminense was merely a municipality before the Brazilian football development, and it did not even have Brazil’s official top football competition until nearly the mid-20th century; the Fluminense team won 15 state championships until 1950.

Fluminense’s Rio Cup in 1952 is considered by the club a world club title. They also met teams such as Sporting, Grasshopper-Club, and Austria Wien in that competition. These powerful sides all represent some of the most dominant football teams in their respective eras.

From the 1950s to what became Brazil’s national championship, Fluminense established itself as a powerhouse.

With a strong presence in Rio, Fluminense’s power grew. Fluminense was not broken until 2009 when the club won their first state championship. In 1949, with the granting of the Olympic Cup, and winning their first international trophy, Copa Rio, Fluminense gained international fame. In 1957 and 1960, after winning Torneio Rio-Sao Paulo Cups 1957 and 1960 respectively, Fluminense would become a powerhouse at home. The team won Taça de Prata in 1970 and Série A Cup in 1984 and 2010 as well as the Cup in Brazil in 2007.

Another championship for Fluminense in 2010, who won the title in 1970, 1984, and 2006. Muricy Ramalho was a coach from 2006-2008 and led their victory in 2009. In addition to champion Fred, key players Daro Conca and Washington made great contributions to their victory as well.

The Fluminense football team lost against Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores semi-final and then won their fourth Brazilian championship in November 2012.

Head coach: Abel Braga. 

Assistant Coach: Leonor

The Fluminense Vs. Corinthians rivalry

As a result of mutual rivalries between their clubs, Fluminense has always been a natural choice to represent Brazilian football, despite the exclusion from national tournaments like the Rio Cup or the Brazilian Championship and Cup which would inevitably favour more powerful clubs.

After the two nominated champions in 2010 and 2011, the last round of Brazil’s national football championship shaped up as a classic showdown between them with Corinthians barely knocking out Cruzeiro on penalties and Tricolor, who finished second that year, playing before 55,000 fans of all supporters at Maracana Stadium.

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