ABC Futebol Clube

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Logo: ABC FC
Full name ABC Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) O Mais Querido
Founded June 29, 1915 (104 years ago) (1915-06-29)
Stadium Frasqueirão, Brazil
Ground Capacity 18,000
President Rubens Dantas
Head coach Narciso
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, 18th (relegated)
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]


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
Brazil GK Gilvan
Brazil GK Saulo (on loan from Sport)
Brazil GK Willian
Brazil DF Ednei
Brazil DF Kelvin
Brazil DF Leandro Amaro
Brazil DF Leonardo Luiz
Brazil DF Luizão
Brazil DF Mael (on loan from Internacional)
Brazil DF Marcílio
Brazil DF Rafael
Brazil DF Reginaldo (on loan from Coritiba)
Brazil DF Rodrigo Biro (on loan from Ponte Preta)
Brazil DF Suéliton
Brazil MF Cleyton (on loan from Santa Rita-AL)
Brazil MF Daniel Amora
Brazil MF Dedé
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Edno
Brazil MF Erivélton
Brazil MF Fábio Bahia
Brazil MF Jandson
Brazil MF Jardel
Brazil MF Jeferson Paulista (on loan from Botafogo)
Brazil MF Marcel
Brazil MF Márcio Passos
Brazil MF Michel
Brazil MF Nem (on loan from Figueirense)
Brazil MF Rafael Miranda
Brazil MF Rafinha (on loan from Atlético-PR)
Brazil MF Ronaldo Mendes (on loan from Penapolense)
Brazil MF Wellington Bruno (on loan from Penapolense)
Brazil FW Bismark
Brazil FW Fabinho Alves
Brazil FW Rafael Oliveira

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
Brazil DF Tonhão (to Cruzeiro)
Brazil DF José Vinícius (to Fluminense)
Brazil MF Ítalo (to Cruzeiro)
Brazil MF Moisés (to Santa Cruz-RN)
No. Position Player
Brazil FW Alvinho (to Campinense)
Brazil FW Berguinho (to Fluminense)
Brazil FW João Paulo (to Botafogo-PB)

Head coaches


  1. "Brazil 2010 – Third Level (Série C)" (in Portuguese). RSSSF Brasil. November 20, 2010. Retrieved November 22, 2010. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "CNEF – Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Retrieved January 3, 2012. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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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