Nacional Atlético Clube (SP)


Nacional Atlético Clube (SP)
Nacional
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Full name Nacional Atlético Clube
Founded 1919
Ground Nicolau Alayon
(Capacity: 9,650)
Manager Vampeta
Home colours

Nacional Atlético Clube, usually known simply as Nacional, is a Brazilian football team, from the city of São Paulo, São Paulo state.

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History

On February 16, 1919, Nacional Atlético Clube was founded [1] by São Paulo Railway Company employees. The club was named São Paulo Railway Atlético Clube. [2] [3]

In 1936, the club joined the Paulista Football League, disputing that year's Campeonato Paulista. The club finished in the 9th position. [2]

In 1939, São Paulo Railway finished in Campeonato Paulista's 4th position, only behind Corinthians, Palestra Itália and Portuguesa. [2]

In 1943, SPR won their first tournament, winning the Torneio Início Paulista. [4]

In 1946, the club was renamed to Nacional Atlético Clube, because the São Paulo Railway concession ended. Nacional's first match with its new name was against Flamengo at Pacaembu Stadium. Flamengo beat Nacional 4-2. [2]

In 1972, Nacional won the Copa São Paulo de Juniores [5], beating Internacional in the final [6]

In 1988, Nacional won again the Copa São Paulo de Juniores, beating América (SP) in the final. [7]

In 1994, the club won the Campeonato Paulista Third Division. [1]

In 1995, Nacional competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, but was eliminated in the first stage. [8]

In 1998, the club competed again in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C. Again, Nacional was eliminated in the first stage. [9]

In 2000, Nacional won the Campeonato Paulista Série A-3. [1]. The club also competed in the Copa João Havelange White Module and was eliminated in the first stage. [10]

Titles

  • Copa São Paulo de Juniores: 1972 and 1988.
  • Campeonato Paulista Terceira Divisão (Campeonato Paulista Third Division): 1994
  • Campeonato Paulista Série A-3: 2000
  • Torneio Início Paulista: 1943

Stadium

The club's home matches are usually played at Nicolau Alayon stadium, which has a maximum capacity of 9,650 people.[11]

Current squad

First-team staff

Position Name Nationality
Coach Vampeta  Brazilian

Noted players

Club colors

Nacional's colors are blue, white and red. [1]

Nickname

Nacional is nicknamed Naça, Ferroviário [12] and NAC. [2]

Mascot

The club's mascot is a locomotive. [12]

Rivalry

The main rival of Nacional is Juventus, their matches are known as Juvenal, the mixing of the words Juventus and Nacional.

Other sports

Besides football, Nacional also has other sports sections, such as volleyball, futsal, boxing, basketball, and button football. [13]

References

External links


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