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.
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 first Fluminense´s uniform was created after the rules´ approval in the Extraordinary General Meeting , which took place in 17th October of 1902.
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.
1970 – Brazilian Championship
1984 – Brazilian Championship
1999 – Brazilian Championship – C Series
2007 – Brazilian Cup
2010 – Brazilian Championship
1957 – Rio-São Paulo Tournament (Unbeaten)
1960 – Rio-São Paulo Tournament
1906 / 1907 / 1908 (Unbeaten) / 1909
(Unbeaten) – 4 Times Champion
1917 / 1918 / 1919 (3 Times Champion)
1936 / 1937 / 1938 (3 Times Champion)
1940 / 1941 (2 Times Champion)
1951 / 1959 / 1964 / 1969 / 1971 / 1973
1975 / 1976 (2 Times Champion)
1983 / 1984 / 1985 (3 Times Champion)
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
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.
Tricolor jersey (green, garnet and white
stripes), white shorts and white socks
White jersey, garnet shorts and
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
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.