History

Established in the 21st of July by Oscar Cox, a young man of only 22 years old descendent of the English, Fluminense was born with the vocation for victory. Cox also became the first president of the centenary tricolor history.

 

Oscar Cox

Oscar Cox

 

Less than a month after its foundation, Fluminense played its first official game. In October 19th of 1902, the team striked Rio Futebol Clube by 8 to 0 in Paysandu´s Cricket Club field.

Fluminense left its mark in Brazil´s Soccer History when it became the first club in Brazil to have a stadium. Built for the South-American 1919´s Championship, the Laranjeiras stadium, which today is called Manoel Schwartz stadium, the name of Fluminense´s ex president, completed 92 years in 2011. Tricolor from Laranjeiras played 894 games in its stadium, with 583 victories, 158 ties and 153 defeats.

 

The Laranjeiras stadium

The Laranjeiras stadium

 

The first Fluminense´s uniform was created after the rules´ approval in the Extraordinary General Meeting , which took place in 17th October of 1902.

The first uniform

The first uniform

 

Made of a white and grey shirt (halft each color), with a shield on the left side of the chest showing the letters FFC in red; white shorts, black socks and grey cap, the uniform was replaced by the tricolor shirt (carmine, white and green), nowadays uniform number 1, in June 15th 1904. Later, the uniform number 2 was created, all white.

Titles

 

National:

 

1970 – Brazilian Championship

1984 – Brazilian Championship

1999 – Brazilian Championship – C Series

2007 – Brazilian Cup

2010 – Brazilian Championship

 

Regional:

 

1957 – Rio-São Paulo Tournament (Unbeaten)

1960 – Rio-São Paulo Tournament

 

State:

 

1906 / 1907 / 1908 (Unbeaten) / 1909

(Unbeaten) – 4 Times Champion

1911 (Unbeaten)

1917 / 1918 / 1919 (3 Times Champion)

1924

1936 / 1937 / 1938 (3 Times Champion)

1940 / 1941 (2 Times Champion)

1946 (Superchampion)

1951 / 1959 / 1964 / 1969 / 1971 / 1973

1975 / 1976 (2 Times Champion)

1980

1983 / 1984 / 1985 (3 Times Champion)

1995

2002

2005

 

International:

 

1952 – Rio Cup (World Series) – Unbeaten

1973 – International Summer Champion

1976 – Viña Del Mar Cup

1976 – Paris Tournament

1977 – Tereza Herrera Cup

1984 – Seul Tournament

1987 – Kirim Cup

1987 – Paris Tournament

1989 – Kiev Tournament

 

Base Divisions

 

Vale das Laranjeiras Training Center / Xerém Fluminense

 

Vale das Laranjeiras Training Center / Xerém Fluminense is proud to be one of the big soccer stars´ “barns” of the Brazilian Soccer. Far from the fuss of the big centers, the club built the Vale das Laranjeiras Training Center, in Xerém – Duque de Caxias City District – where about 200 boys with ages between 9 and 20 years old, are given a balanced meal, education, social monitoring, psychological and medical treatment, besides the physical, technical and tactical training necessary for the soccer practice development.

The athletes receive direction and monitoring of well-qualified professionals. Fluminense has the mentality of being a shaping club and provides a structure for the kidsto become not only soccer players, but men for the Brazilian society.

The VLTC is consisted of an administrative building, which has a front desk/operator, Technical Co-ordination room, Administrative supervision room, work-out room, an amateur soccer supervision room, the psychologist and social agent’s appointment room, auditorium, medical department, physiotherapy department, physiology department, internet room, dining hall, kitchen, industrial laundry room, carpentry and storeroom.

The athletes have a housing of two stories at their disposal, with triple and quadruple rooms. All have individual built-in wardrobes, air conditioner and bathrooms with electric showers. The housings have the capacity to accommodate 106 athletes that come from various parts of the country.

The work performed at the VLTC has already bore big fruits for Fluminense. Various players that are highlights in the national and international soccer leagues were “shaped” in Xerém, like Marcelo, Roger, Antônio Carlos, Rodolfo and, more recently, the twins Fabio and Rafael and the forward Wellington Silva.

Fluminense also stands out in the number of titles won in the base divisions. Even before the Vale das Laranjeiras Training Center creation, in Xerém, tricolor had already important titles as the winning of the São Paulo Junior´s Cup in 1971, 1973, 1977, 1986 and 1989.Other important titles: the eighth Oberndorff Junior Tournament, in Germany/2001, the Brazilian Championship (National Stage of United Premier Cup)/2005, the Manchester Cup under-15 (England)/2005, the Mundialito under-19 (Emirates-Abudab)/2005, the 36th International Soccer Monthey Tournament in Switzerland (juniors)/2006, the 25th Edition of the Milk Cup under-17 in Ireland/2007, the Triple Crown (under 15,17 and 20 / 2008), the under 17 Regional Championship (2009) and the BMG Cup under 17 (Minas Gerais / 2010).

Telê Santana Hotel: the next tricolor training camp After the Telê Santana´s training camp hotel inauguration in 2007, Fluminense plans an important saving in the near future regarding the athletes´ and the support committee´s training camp expenses before the games, since the accommodation and nourishment costs will be smaller.

Another advantage in using the hotel is the bound the players create with the institution, because they spend more time inside the tricolor domains.

The Telê Santana Hotel, which is located in an area that has approximately 140 thousand m2, is composed of 26 bedrooms (all equipped with television and air conditioner), a pool, a restaurant, a game room, a conference room, a bar and an extensive green area which grants the place a very pleasant environment. Another differing factor of the hotel is the kitchen, designed to meet all the athletes´ needs. When they are gathered in the training camp, the players have all the meals in the hotel, under the supervision of a nutritionist, responsible for elaborating the menus. The area will be Fluminense´s for at least 25 years.

 

Uniforms

Number 1:

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Tricolor jersey (green, garnet and white

stripes), white shorts and white socks

Number 2:

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White jersey, garnet shorts and

garnet socks

Team history’s scoring leaders

Valdo 314 goals 403 matches (1954-61)

Orlando Pingo de Ouro 188 goals 311 matches (1945-53)

Telê 165 goals 556 matches (1951-60)

Hércules 164 goals 176 matches (1950-61)

Welfare 163 goals 166 matches (1935-42)

Russo 150 goals 249 matches (1933-37 e 39-44)

Preguinho 129 goals 174 matches (1925-35 e 37-38)

Washington 118 goals 301 matches (1983-89)

Ézio 118 goals 238 matches (1991-95)

Magno Alves 111 goals 265 matches (1998-2002)

 

Players that most appeared in the team

Castilho 696 matches

Pinheiro 604 matches

Telê 556 matches

Altair 549 matches

Escurinho 490 matches

Rubens Galaxe 462 matches

Denílson 433 matches

Assis (zagueiro) 414 matches

Valdo 403 matches

Marcão (volante) 396 matches

 

Mascot

The mascot “Cartolinha” was created in the begins of 2000 in order to bring Fluminense closer to the younger crowd. The club kept the tradition of having the mascot based on the image of the cartola, but it was conceived as a happy , smiling child and with an expressive alive look.

Mascot