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ABC Futebol Clube

Logo: ABC FC
Full name ABC Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) O Mais Querido
Founded June 29, 1915 (105 years ago) (1915-06-29)
Stadium Frasqueirão, Brazil
Ground Capacity 18,000
President Rubens Dantas
Head coach Gilmar Dal Pozzo
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
2015 Série B
Website Club home page

ABC Futebol Clube, or ABC, as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Natal in Rio Grande do Norte, founded on June 29, 1915. ABC is the oldest club of Rio Grande do Norte state. The club won the Série C in 2010.


The team was founded on June 29, 1915, on avenida Rio Branco, at Colonel Avelino Alves Freire home, president of Associação Comercial do Rio Grande do Norte (Commerce Association of Rio Grande do Norte). At that meeting it was decided by the founders that the club colors would be black and white. It was also decided that the team shirt will be composed of black and white vertical stripes. The team was named ABC, in reference to the recently-signed pact by Argentina, Brazil and Chile.

The team only incorporated on December 13, 1927, when the Potiguar Football League registered the club charter.

ABC's first interstate match was in 1917. The match was against Santa Cruz of Recife, Pernambuco. ABC beat Santa Cruz by 2–1.

ABC is in the Guinness Book for having won ten consecutive state championships from 1932 to 1941, sharing this record with América Mineiro, that won ten consecutive titles from 1916 to 1925. The team also is the team with the most state championship titles in Brazil, holding 52 titles.

In 1979, Rivelino played for ABC in a friendly match. The match was against Vasco da Gama and ended in a 1–1 draw. In the same year ABC played against the Olympic team of Brazil, and was defeated by 1–0.

The club won the Série C in 2010 after beating Ituiutaba in the final.[1]


Main articles: Machadão and Frasqueirão

The club owns Estádio Maria Lamas Farache, nicknamed Frasqueirão, which has a maximum capacity of 18,000.[2]


1920, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011


As of April 26, 2015

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

No. Position Player
23x15px GK Gilvan
23x15px GK Pedrinho
23x15px GK Saulo (on loan from Sport)
23x15px GK Willian
23x15px DF Igor Julião (on loan from Fluminense)
23x15px DF Jefferson
23x15px DF Jussandro
23x15px DF Kelvin
23x15px DF Leandro Amaro
23x15px DF Lima
23x15px DF Luizão
23x15px DF Mael (on loan from Internacional)
23x15px DF Marcílio
23x15px DF Marlon
23x15px DF Maurício
23x15px DF Rafael
23x15px DF Reginaldo (on loan from Coritiba)
23x15px DF Suéliton
23x15px MF Chiclete
No. Position Player
23x15px MF Daniel Amora
23x15px MF Dedé
23x15px MF Erivélton
23x15px MF Fábio Bahia
23x15px MF Jardel
23x15px MF Marcel
23x15px MF Michel
23x15px MF Nem (on loan from Figueirense)
23x15px MF Neto Coruja (on loan from Vitória)
23x15px MF Rafael Miranda
23x15px MF Ronaldo Mendes (on loan from Penapolense)
23x15px MF Wellington Bruno (on loan from Penapolense)
23x15px MF Zé Mário (on loan from Internacional)
23x15px FW Bruno Luiz
23x15px FW Fabinho Alves
23x15px FW João Paulo
23x15px FW Júlio César (on loan from Parana)
23x15px FW Kayke
23x15px FW Marcos Júnior (on loan from Fluminense)

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
23x15px DF Tonhão (to Cruzeiro)
23x15px DF José Vinícius (to Fluminense)
23x15px MF Ítalo (to Cruzeiro)
No. Position Player
23x15px MF Moisés (to Santa Cruz-RN)
23x15px FW Alvinho (to Campinense)
23x15px FW Berguinho (to Fluminense)



  1. ^ "Brazil 2010 - Third Level (Série C)" (in Portuguese). RSSSF Brasil. November 20, 2010. Retrieved November 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Retrieved January 3, 2012. 
  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  • Especial Placar - 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.

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