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Brazilian Football Clubs: Rio de Janeiro

Last modified: 2008-08-09 by ian macdonald
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Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas: Official Flag

[Botafogo FR]by Auriel de Almeida

Botafogo is the name of a district in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Auriel de Almeida, 13 March 2002

Several versions of Botafogo Football club are in use. Usually, the flag is 9-striped, but there is also a 7-striped one.
Sources - fan shops:
Ivan Sarajcic, 19 June 2007


Clube de Regatas Flamengo: Official Club Flag

[Flag of CR Flamengo]by Carlos Noronha and Jorge Candeias

Flamengo is a district in Rio de Janeiro. The name means a native of Flanders.
Auriel de Almeida, 13 March 2002

Licensed Fan Flag

Fan Flag of CR Flamengo]by Alexandre Pessoa

I believe the second most sold flag in Brazil is C.R. Flamengo flag, our most popular soccer club.
Pablo Duarte, 15 March 1997

The photograph of the club president at the official club website shows him standing between the Brazilian flag and the flag shown above as the official club flag. Elsewhere on the web I have seen the flag sent by Alexandre for sale as "bandeira torcedor," or "fan flag."
Joseph McMillan, 8 March 2002

Unofficial Flamengo Flags

[CR Flamengo]by Carlos Noronha and Jorge Candeias

[Supporters' Flag of C.R. Flamengo] by Carlos Noronha and Jorge Candeias


Fluminense Football Club: Official Flag

[Fluminense FC]by Auriel de Almeida

Fluminense is the adjective meaning "from the State of Rio de Janeiro."
Auriel de Almeida, 13 March 2002


Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama: Official Flag

[CR Vasco da Gama]by Joseph McMillan

This is the flag of Vasco da Gama, one of the most popular teams in Brazil.
Fernandoa Loureiro, 21 January 2000

At the club website they say the eight stars on the flag stand for the Championship won by the club in 1945, the two South American Championships in 1948 and 1998, the Mercosul/Mercosur Championship in 2000, and the four Brazilian Championships in 1974, 1989, 1997 and 2000. Note that the name is "Club" and not the expected "Clube" in Portuguese.
Francisco Santos, 26 May 2003

Vasco da Gama was a famous Portuguese navigator.
Auriel de Almeida, 13 March 2002

A note on names

Many Brazilian football clubs are named some variant of "clube de regatas," or regatta club. This is because the clubs began as rowing clubs and only later took up football. That is also why the flags of Flamengo and Corinthians have crossed oars as part of their badges.