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Full name Bangu Atlético Clube
Nickname(s) Alvirrubro
Founded 1904
Ground Proletário Guilherme da Silveira Filho,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(Capacity: 15,000)
Chairman Jorge Francisco Varela da Costa
Manager Ademir Fonseca
League Campeonato Carioca - 1ª Divisão
2009 -
Home colours
Away colours

Bangu Atlético Clube, or Bangu as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Bangu, Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, founded on April 17, 1904. The club competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A several times, finishing as runner-up in 1985.

Home stadium is the Moça Bonita stadium, capacity 15,000.



The club has its origins in Fábrica Bangu (Bangu Factory), located in Bangu neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro.[1] Some Englishmen that worked at the factory, especially Thomas Donohoe, introduced football to the factory workers by bringing footballs to the place.[1] In December of 1903, Andrew Procter suggested the foundation of a club, when he realized how enthusiastic his colleagues were for football.[1] The club was founded on April 17, 1904 as Bangu Atlético Clube.[1] In 1933, Bangu won its first state championship.[2]

In 1966, Bangu won its second state championship in a game played in the world's largest stadium filled with over 120.000 fans, Maracana, over powerhouse Flamengo 3-0 in a game remembered by a big brawl in which several players got ejected afterwards.[2] In 1967, Bangu, as the Houston Stars, represented the city of Houston in the United Soccer Association.[3] The club finished with four victories, four draws and four defeats, but led the competition's attendance, with an average of 19,000 supporters per match.[4]

In 1985, Bangu was the runner-up of Campeonato Brasileiro, gaining the right to compete in the following year's Copa Libertadores.[5 ]

In 2004, Bangu was relegated to the Campeonato Carioca Second Level,[6] returning to the first level in 2009, after winning the 2008 second level.[7]



Bangu's stadium is Estádio Moça Bonita, built in 1947, with a maximum capacity of 15,000 people.[8]


Bangu's mascot is a beaver, known as castor in Portuguese.[9] Castor de Andrade, a banker of Jogo do Bicho (illicit game in Brazil) financially supported the club for several years.[9] The mascot was created in Castor de Andrade's era.[10]

First team

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Cleber Moura
Brazil GK Jeferson
Brazil DF Edinho
Brazil DF Abilio
Brazil DF Anderson Luiz
Brazil DF Juninho
Brazil DF Diego Benedito
Brazil DF Gleison
Brazil DF Baiano
Brazil DF Marcinho
Brazil MF Anderson Borges
Brazil MF Richard
Brazil MF Marcio Cleick
Brazil MF Fred
Brazil MF Fabiano
No.   Position Player
Brazil MF Daniel
Brazil MF Beto
Brazil MF Michel
Brazil MF Alan
Brazil MF Thiago da Costa
Brazil MF Vinicius
Brazil MF Victor Hugo
Brazil FW Hiroshi
Brazil FW Gustavo
Brazil FW Paolo
Brazil FW Rafael Zaror
Brazil FW Bruno Luiz
Brazil FW Sassa
Brazil FW Somalia

Noted players

Noted coaches

Bangu's top scorers

  1. Ladislau da Guia - 215 goals
  2. Moacir Bueno - 162 goals
  3. Nívio - 130 goals
  4. Menezes - 119 goals
  5. Zizinho - 115 goals
  6. Paulo Borges - 105 goals
  7. Arturzinho - 93 goals
  8. Marinho - 83 goals
  9. Luís Carlos - 81 goals
  10. Décio Esteves and Luisão - 71 goals

Most matches played

  1. Ubirajara Motta - 280 matches
  2. Ladislau da Guia - 256 matches
  3. Zózimo - 256 matches
  4. Serjão - 249 matches
  5. Nilton dos Santos - 232 matches
  6. Moacir Bueno - 231 matches
  7. Décio Esteves - 221 mathes
  8. Gilmar - 221 matches
  9. Luisão - 220 matches
  10. Luiz Antônio da Guia - 216 matches


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