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Volta Redonda
File:Volta Redonda FC Logo.png
Full name Volta Redonda Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Voltaço
Founded February 9, 1976
Stadium Estádio Raulino de Oliveira, Volta Redonda, Brazil
Ground Capacity 21,000
President Rogério Loureiro
Head coach Elson Roberto
League Campeonato Carioca
File:Volxame 013.jpg
Estádio Raulino de Oliveira
File:Volta Redonda Juniores 2008 1.jpg
Team photo from the 2008 season

Volta Redonda Futebol Clube, Volta Redonda or simply by its nickname Voltaço, as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Volta Redonda in Rio de Janeiro, founded on February 9, 1976.

Home stadium is the General Sílvio Raulino de Oliveira stadium, capacity 21,000.

History

Foundation

In 1975, the only professional team of the city of Volta Redonda was Clube de Regatas do Flamengo of Volta Redonda (not be confused with Clube de Regatas do Flamengo of Rio de Janeiro city), commonly known as Flamenguinho. In the same year, the states of Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara fused. Because of the fusion of the two states, the Federação Carioca de Futebol ("Carioca Football Federation", Rio de Janeiro city football federation) and Federação Fluminense de Desportos ("Fluminense Sporting Federation", federation of the interior cities of today's Rio de Janeiro state) also fused.

At a meeting between the president of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN), Volta Redonda city mayor Nelson Gonçalves, Doctor Guanayr and Admiral Heleno Nunes (president of CBD, Confederação Brasileira de Desportos, "Brazilian Sporting Confederation"), Doctor Guanayr defended the idea that Flamenguinho should represent the city in Campeonato Carioca, but Admiral Heleno Nunes decided that the new team should be named Volta Redonda Futebol Clube and the team colors should be the same colors of Volta Redonda Municipality: black, yellow and white.

On February 9, 1976, Volta Redonda Futebol Clube was founded at the meeting room of the Federação Carioca de Futebol, with the presence of the board of directors of Clube de Regatas Flamengo of Volta Redonda, of Associação Atlética Comercial and representatives of the City Hall of the city of Volta Redonda.

2005 Campeonato Carioca

Volta Redonda, newly promoted to the first division of Campeonato Carioca surprised the football fans and the press, and won the traditional and prestigious Taça Guanabara (the first turn of Campeonato Carioca), after defeating strong teams such as Vasco da Gama. This title qualified the team to play in the finals of Campeonato Carioca. Fluminense won Taça Rio (the second turn of Campeonato Carioca). The Campeonato Carioca final between Volta Redonda and Fluminense was played in two matches, both at Maracanã stadium. In the first match, Volta Redonda beat Fluminense by 4-3, needing only a draw in the second match to win the competition. However, the second match ended 3-1 to Fluminense. Volta Redonda finished the competition as runner-up of Campeonato Carioca.

2006 Copa do Brasil

In 2006, Volta Redonda reached the quarterfinals of Copa do Brasil. In the first stage, the club beat América Mineiro. In the second stage, Volta Redonda defeated first division club Atlético Paranaense. In the third stage, 15 de Novembro of Campo Bom was beaten by Volta Redonda. On May 4, at Estádio São Januário, Volta Redonda was defeated by Vasco da Gama 2-1 and eliminated of the competition. In the first leg, played on April 27, Volta Redonda and Vasco drew 0-0.

Stadium

Volta Redonda's stadium is Estádio Raulino de Oliveira, built in 1976, with a maximum capacity of 21,000 people.

Titles

Men's competitions

National competitions

  • Copa Rio:
    • Winners (4): 1994, 1995, 1999, 2007

International competitions

Women's competitions

National competitions

Current squad 2011

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 Welton
23x15px GK Tiago Cunha
23x15px DF Luan
23x15px DF Pereira
23x15px DF Fernando Lombardi
23x15px DF João Gabriel
23x15px DF Tiago Costa
23x15px DF Serginho Paulista
23x15px DF André Alves
23x15px DF Rodrigo Paulista
23x15px DF Luiz Renato
23x15px DF Audren
23x15px MF Léo Gonçalves
23x15px MF Leandro Assis
23x15px MF Diogo
23x15px MF Jhonnattann
23x15px MF Gláuber
No. Position Player
23x15px MF Bruno Agnello
23x15px MF Mayaro
23x15px MF Lopes
23x15px MF Nandinho
23x15px MF Bruno Lança
23x15px MF Jonílson
23x15px MF Radamés
23x15px MF Léo Paulista
23x15px FW Kanu
23x15px FW Arthur
23x15px FW Lucas
23x15px FW Pedro Henrique
23x15px FW Adenis
23x15px FW Vinicius Mineiro
23x15px FW Luizinho
23x15px FW Tiago Amaral
23x15px FW Fernando Camargo
23x15px FW Kadu

External links

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