Sport Club Internacional

Sport Club Internacional

Football club infobox
clubname = Internacional

fullname = Sport Club Internacional
nickname = "Colorado" ("The Red") "Inter" "Nação Vermelha ("Red Nation") "O Clube do Povo" ("The Folk's Club")
founded = April 4, 1909
ground = Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil
capacity = 56,000 | chairman = flagicon|Brazil Vitório Piffero
manager = flagicon|Brazil Tite
league = flagicon|Brazil Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
season = 2007
position = Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, 11th

Sport Club Internacional, also known as Inter or Colorado, is a Brazilian football team from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, founded on April 4, 1909. They play in red shirts, white shorts and socks, the first of which gives the team its nickname of O Colorado, or The Reds. They enjoy a traditional rivalry with the city's other club, Grêmio - with derbies known as a "Gre-Nal"

The team's home stadium is known as the "Giant from the River Bank", or Beira-Rio, on the banks of the Guaíba River, and it holds 56,000, it's actually the biggest football stadium at Southern Brazil. cite web | author= | year= | title= "Beira-Rio" review | publisher=Sport Club Internacional Official web site | url= | accessdate=2007-05-06] .

The club's most successful season was in 2006, when Internacional won the FIFA Club World Cup 2006, beating FC Barcelona, in Yokohama, Japan.


:"See History of Sport Club Internacional"


Internacional's current stadium is Estádio Beira-Rio, inaugurated in 1969, with a maximum capacity of 56,000 people. Beira-Rio replaced the Estádio dos Eucaliptos, which hosted two 1950 FIFA World Cup matches. Beira-Rio is currently tipped to be one of the venues of a likely FIFA World Cup to be played in Brazil in 2014.


Internacional's anthem was composed by Nélson Silva, in 1957, and is called Celeiro de Ases (meaning "Factory of Aces").

ome famous players

Top Appearances


International honours

*FIFA Club World Cup: 2006
*Copa Libertadores: 2006
*Recopa Sudamericana: 2007

National honours

*flagicon|Brazil Brazilian Championship: 1975, 1976 and 1979 (undefeated)
*flagicon|Brazil Brazilian Cup: 1992
*flagicon|Rio Grande do Sul State Championship (Campeonato Gaúcho) (38 times): 1927, 1934, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1961, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008

Other achievements

*Once champions of Joan Gamper Trophy (Spain) in 1982.
*Once champions of Kirin Cup (Japan) in 1984.
*Once Champions of Dubai Cup (United Arab Emirates) in 2008
*Once champions of Eurovoetbal (Netherlands) in 2006.
*Once champions of Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-20 in 2006.
*Nike Cup (Under-15 World Championship) champions in 2000.
*Four-times Brazilian Under-20 champions at Copa São Paulo de Juniores, in 1974, 1978, 1980 and 1998.
*Three-times champion of Copa Macaé de Juvenis: 2000, 2001 and 2005.
*Seven-times champion of Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil: 1990, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007
*Twice champions of Copa 2 de Julho: 2007 and 2008.

Famous Supporters

*Cláudio Taffarel (former goalkeeper and 1994 FIFA World Cup winner)
*Dunga (former football player and currently coach of Brazil)
*Elías Figueroa (former football defender)
*Falcão (former AS Roma player)
*João Derly (Brazilian Judoka)
*Letícia Birkheuer (Brazilian Fashion Model)
*Lúcio (Bayern Munich and Brazilian National Team player)
*Luís Fernando Veríssimo (Brazilian writer)
*Renata Fan (Miss Brazil 1999 and Band TV presenter)
*Rafael Sóbis (Al-Jazira Club player)
*Tinga (Borussia Dortmund player)
*Fernandão (Al-Gharafa player)

Current first team line up

"As of August 17 2008"

First team squad

Competition: Campeonato Brasileiro, Copa do Brasil, Campeonato Gaúcho, Copa Sudamericana

First team coaching staff

*Tite – Head Coach
*Cléber Xavier, Guto Ferreira – Assistant Coaches
*Giuliano Roxo,Ilo Roxo – Goalkeeping Coach
*Fabio Mahseredjian – Fitness Coach
*Elio Carravetta – Fitness Coach Coordinator
*Flávio Soares – Assistant Fitness Coach
*Carlos Poisl, Luciano Ramires, Luiz Crescente, Paulo Rabello, – Club Doctors
*Mauren Mansour, Rodrigo Rossato – Physiotherapists
*Paulo Renato Avis da Silva (Banha), Juarez Quintanilha – Masseurs


For Transfers see SC Internacional transfers 2008.

Junior Team (Under-20)

"As of July 10 2007"

Under 20 coaching staff

*Osmar Loss – Head Coach
*Rogério Maia – Goalkeeping Coaches


*Guarda Popular Colorada
*Torcida Organizada Camisa 12
*Torcida Organizada Super FICO (Força Independente Colorada)
*Torcida Organizada Nação Independente Commando Vermelho

External links

* [ Official Website]
* [ Inter UK English languge site with daily news and highlights]
* [ Inter Multimídia]
* [ Nação Colorada]
* [ Supremacia Colorada ]
* [ Blog do Beira-Rio]
* [ Vamo Vamo Inter]
* [ Colorado em SP]
* [ Blog Vermelho]
* [ O Grito]
* [ OleOle's LIVE Coverage of Internacional at the FIFA Club World Cup 2006 ]
* [ Tens of thousands welcome home the World Champion - Video]
* [ Para Sempre Inter (Unofficial)]
* [ Guarda Colorada - Official Website]
* [ Camisa 12 - Official Website]


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