Clube Atlético Bragantino
The Clube Atlético Bragantino, or Bragantino as they were usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Bragança Paulista in São Paulo that was founded on 8 January 1928. On 5 April 2019 the team merged with Red Bull Brasil to form Red Bull Bragantino.
|Full name||Clube Atlético Bragantino|
Massa Bruta (Gross Mass)
|Founded||January 8, 1928|
|Ground||Estádio Nabi Abi Chedid|
Bragança Paulista, São Paulo state, Brazil
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série B|
They played in white shirts, shorts and socks. Its home stadium was the Estádio Nabi Abi Chedid.
On 8 January 1928 former Bragança Futebol Clube members founded the Clube Atlético Bragantino.
In 1949 the club played in the Campeonato Paulista Second Division for the first time. In 1965 Bragantino was promoted to the Campeonato Paulista First Division for the first time. In 1966, however, the club was relegated to the Campeonato Paulista Second Division.
In 1988 Bragantino was the Campeonato Paulista Second Division champion. In 1989 the club was promoted to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A for the first time after winning the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In 1990 Bragantino defeated the Novorizontino to win the Campeonato Paulista First Division. The final was nicknamed the caipira final (final caipira, in Portuguese language).
In 1991 the club was the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runner-up. In the final, Bragantino was defeated by São Paulo. In 1992 the club competed in the Copa CONMEBOL, debuting in international competitions. In 1993 Bragantino competed in the Copa CONMEBOL for the second time. In 1995 the club was relegated to the Campeonato Paulista Second Division. In 1996 Bragantino competed in the Copa CONMEBOL for the third time.
In 1998 the club was relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In 2002, after a poor campaign, Bragantino were relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C. In 2005 the club was promoted to the Campeonato Paulista First Division. In 2007 Bragantino won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C thus being promoted to the following year's Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.
Partnership with Red Bull: RB Bragantino
In April 2019 Bragantino signed a deal with Red Bull GmbH handling over management of all their football-related assets. Since then, all Red Bull Brasil staff is working to promote Red Bull's football division to the top tier of brazilian football by 2020. For the same year, following another clubs acquired by Red Bull, a new logo and name (Red Bull Bragantino) will take place; the construction of a brand new stadium in place of Nabi Abi Chedid has also been considered.
Bragantino's stadium is the Estádio Nabi Abi Chedid, built in 1949 with a maximum capacity of 21,209 people. The stadium, owned by the Clube Atlético Bragantino, honors Nabi Abi Chedid, a former president of the club and father of present president Marco Antônio Abi Chedid. It had previously been named the Estádio Marcelo Stéfani, in honor of Marcelo Stéfani, a player and former president of the club. As Estádio Marcelo Stéfani, the stadium was also known by the nickname Marcelão. The name change was effected on 6 January 2009 amidd criticism from the Bragança Paulista population.
The uniform on the right was used by Bragantino during the 1989, 1990 and 1991 seasons. It was later replaced by a more traditional uniform, but returned in 2006.
- Torcida Uniformizada Guerreiros do Leão.
- 1965, 1988
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Copa CONMEBOL participations
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