- Associação Atlética Portuguesa Santista
Football club infobox
clubname = Portuguesa Santista
fullname = Associação Atlética Portuguesa
nickname = "Briosa", "Burrinha", "Lusinha", "Santista"
founded = 1917
ground = Ulrico Mursa, Santos,
capacity = 10,000 | chairman =
league = -
season = 2005
position = Brazilian Série C, eliminated in
the first stage
They play in red shirts, red shorts and socks. The club's mascot is a female
donkey. The club's nickname, Briosa, was given between 1918 and 1920, when the club disputed several amateur football festivals. Briosa means courageous, graceful, in Portuguese language.
In November, 1914, Pedreira do Contorno workers, in Jabaquara neighborhood, Santos, were watching Espanha Futebol Clube matches and dreaming about creating a football club on their own. On
November 20, 1917, Manoel Tavares had a meeting at Alexandre Coelho's barber shop, with 15 other people, who decided to found a club honoring Portugal. The name they chose was Associação Atlética Portuguesa and Lino do Carmo was elected as the club's first president.
The club's first match was played on
December 5, 1920, when they beat Sírio Futebol Clube6-0 at Estádio Ulrico Mursa.
In 1950, Portuguesa Santista had its first trip to another country. In Portugal, the club played seven matches, winning five of them and losing the other two.
In 1959, Portuguesa Santista traveled to
Africa, playing against Angolan and Mozambican clubs. The team won all the 15 matches they played, scoring 75 goals and conceding 10. Because of this great performance, Portuguesa Santista won Fita Azul do Futebol Brasileiro ("Brazilian Football Blue Ribbon" in English), given to the club which succeeds in trips to another countries.
In 1964, Portuguesa won the second division of Campeonato Paulista (currently known as Campeonato Paulista Série A2), gaining promotion to the following year's first division.
In 1997, the club competed in Brazilian Championship Third Level, but was eliminated in the first stage.cite web |url=http://paginas.terra.com.br/esporte/rsssfbrasil/tables/br1997l3.htm |title=Brazil Third Division 1997 Série C |accessdate=2007-09-20 |format= |work=RSSSF ]
In 2004, Portuguesa Santista competed in
Copa do Brasil, being eliminated in the first round by 15 de Novembro of Campo Bom, Rio Grande do Sul.
Campeonato Paulista Série A2: 1964.
*Fita Azul do Futebol Brasileiro (Brazilian Football Blue Ribbon): 1959 (it's given for the club which succeeds in an excursion out the country)
Portuguesa Santista's stadium is Estádio Ulrico Mursa, built in 1920, with a maximum capacity of approximately 10,000 people.
*pt icon [http://www.arquivodeclubes.com/sp/portuguesasantista.htm Portuguesa Santista at Arquivo de Clubes]
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