Estádio das Laranjeiras

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Estádio Manoel Schwartz
Estádio das Laranjeiras
Estádio das Laranjeiras in 1919.
The stadium in 1919, before being expanded.
Full name Estádio Manoel Schwartz
Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Owner Fluminense
Operator Fluminense
Capacity 4,300[1]
Record attendance 25,718 (June 14, 1925, Fluminense 3–1 Flamengo)
Field size 105 x 70m
Surface Grass
Built 1914
Opened 1914; 105 years ago (1914)
Renovated 1919
Expanded 1922
Architect Hypolito Pujol[2]

Estádio Manoel Schwartz, usually known as Estádio das Laranjeiras, is a historic football (soccer) stadium in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. The stadium holds 8,000 people. It was built in 1905 and is one of the oldest stadiums in Brazil. The stadium is owned by Fluminense Football Club.


Fluminense acquired a plot at Guanabara Street (currently named Pinheiro Machado street) in 1902.[3] The stadium bleachers were built in 1905 and its maximum capacity was 5,000 people.[3]

The Brazil national football team played its first match in 1914, at Laranjeiras Stadium, against Exeter City, of England. The match ended 2-0 to Brazil.[3]

The Brazil national team's first match was played at das Laranjeiras in 1914.

The stadium was renovated in 1919[3] and its capacity was expanded to 19,000 people.[4] The re-inaugural match was played on May 11 of that year, when the Brazil national football team beat the Chile national football team 6–0.[5] The first goal of the stadium after the re-inauguration was scored by Brazil's Friedenreich.[5] In the same year, Brazil hosted the South American Championship, and all matches of the competition were played at Estádio das Laranjeiras. Brazil won that competition which was the first title achieved by the Seleção.[3] The stadium was again expanded in 1922 to host South American Championship and its maximum capacity was expanded to 25,000 people.[2] The capacity was reduced to 8,000 people in 1961 after the demolition of bleachers' part due to the construction of a viaduct at Pinheiro Machado Street.[4]

Exeter City warming up at Estádio das Laranjeiras ahead of their pre-season friendly against Fluminense U23s in 2014.

The stadium's attendance record for Fluminense currently stands at 25,718 people, set on June 14, 1925 when Fluminense beat Flamengo 3–1.[4]

On 20 July 2014, Exeter City played out a 0-0 friendly draw against Fluminense under 23s in a game commemorating the 100th anniversary of Brazil's first match. Around 600 fans attended the game, with over 170 of them being Exeter fans.[6]


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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 2. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 465. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Marches when titles were decided in Laranjeiras Stadium". RSSSF. 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2009-06-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Estádio das Laranjeiras". Templos do Futebol. Retrieved 2008-02-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Fluminense U23s 0-0 Exeter City at the Stade de Llanjeiras". BBC Sport. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Preceded by
Parque Pereira
South American Championship
Finals Venue

Succeeded by
Valparaiso Sporting Club
Viña del Mar
Preceded by
Estadio Sportivo Barracas
Buenos Aires
South American Championship
Finals Venue

Succeeded by
Estadio Gran Parque Central