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Rio Claro Futebol Clube

Rio Claro
Full name Rio Claro Futebol Clube
Founded 1909
Ground Augusto Schmidt Filho (Schimitão)
Ground Capacity 16,000
League Campeonato Paulista Série A1
Rio Preto and Rio Claro in action in the 2008 Campeonato Paulista

Rio Claro Futebol Clube, usually known simply as Rio Claro, is a Brazilian football club from Rio Claro, São Paulo state.


  • History 1
  • Current squad 2
  • Titles 3
  • Stadium 4
  • Club Colors 5
  • Mascot 6
  • Nickname 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


On May 9, 1909,[1] 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.[2]

On July 14, 1928, Rio Claro played its first international match, against H.M.S. Capton's sailors of England.[2]

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.[3]

In 2005, Rio Claro was Copa FPF's runner-up. In the final, the club was defeated by Noroeste.[4]

In 2007, the club disputed the Campeonato Paulista Série A1 for the first time.[5] The team also played in Série A1 in 2008, 2010, 2014 and will again in 2015.

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK Leandro Alcacis
GK Richard
DF Gilberto
DF Johannes
DF Maurício
DF Pitty
DF Renan Diniz
DF Renan Luis
DF Rodrigo Ninja
MF Alê
No. Position Player
MF Chico
MF Leandro Oliveira
MF Léo Cordeiro
MF Lucas Madalosso
MF Matheus Galdezani
MF Nando Carandina
MF Valdeci Jr
FW André Luiz
FW Bruno Cantanhede
FW Rafael Tardini



Rio Claro's home stadium is Estádio Augusto Schmidt Filho,[6] usually known as Schimitão or Schimidtão, inaugurated in 1973, with a maximum capacity of 16,000 people.[7]

The club also owns a training ground, named Centro de Treinamento Augusto Schmidt Filho.[8]

Club Colors

Rio Claro's colors are blue and white. The club's home kit is composed of a blue shirt, white short and blue socks.[9]


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 chose after Velo Clube's mascot, which is a red rooster. Velo Clube is Rio Claro's rival.[10]


The club was originally nicknamed Aguinha, meaning Little Water, because the club's stadium was located near the Córrego da Servidão's (Servidão's Creek) margin.[11]

Rio Claro's nickname is Azulão, meaning Big Blue.[8]


  1. ^ (Portuguese) Club history at Rio Claro Futebol Clube's official website
  2. ^ a b (Portuguese) - Jornal Cidade (June 24, 2005)Rio Claro FC vive seu momento de glória em 96 anos
  3. ^ Campeonato Paulista Fourth Level at RSSSF
  4. ^ 2005 Copa FPF at RSSSF
  5. ^ (Portuguese) - Estado de São Paulo (Estadão) (May 20, 2006)Sertãozinho e Rio Claro também sobem para o Paulista A1
  6. ^ (Portuguese) Rio Claro Futebol Clube at Arquivo de Clubes
  7. ^ (Portuguese) Estádio Augusto Schmidt Filho (Schimitão)
  8. ^ a b Especial Placar - 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.
  9. ^ Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  10. ^ (Portuguese) Rio Claro's profile at Federação Paulista de Futebol (São Paulo Football Federation official website
  11. ^ (Portuguese) Trivia page at Rio Claro's official website

External links

  • (Portuguese) Rio Claro's official website
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