Ríver Atlético Clube

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Full name Ríver Atlético Clube
Founded March 1, 1946 (73 years ago) (1946-03-01)
Stadium Albertão
Ground Capacity 44,200
President Elizeu Aguiar
Head coach Jeferson Silva
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
Campeonato Piauiense
Série D, 2nd (promoted)
Piauiense, Winners
Website Club home page
Estádio Governador Alberto Tavares Silva

Ríver Atlético Clube, usually known simply as Ríver, is a Brazilian football club from Teresina, Piauí state.


On March 1, 1946,[1] the club was founded by Ginásio Leão XIII students, commanded by the teacher Anilthon Soares.[2] The Commendator Dionísio Brochado brought from São Paulo River Plate of Argentina kits, and then, the new club was named after the Argentine club, and adopted its colors and kits.[3] In 1948, two years after the club was founded, Ríver won its first state championship.[4]

In 1977, the club competed in the Brazilian Championship for the first time, finishing in the 41st place.[5] The club competed in the championship again in 1978, finishing in the 69th place,[6] in 1979, finishing in the 83rd place,[7] in 1981, finishing in the 39th place,[8] and in 1982, finishing in the 44th place.[9]

In 2000, Ríver competed in the Copa João Havelange, which was the competition that replaced the Brazilian Championship in that year. The club was in the yellow module (which was that season's equivalent to the second level), and was eliminated in the first stage.[10]


  • Campeonato Piauiense:
    • Winners (27): 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1973, 1975(1), 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007
(1) The 1975 title was shared with Sociedade Esportiva Tiradentes.[4]


The club's home matches are usually played at Governador Alberto Tavares Silva stadium, nicknamed Albertão [1] which has a maximum capacity of 60,000 people.[11]

Ríver also plays at Estádio Lindolfo Monteiro, nicknamed Lindolfinho, which has a maximum capacity of 8,000 people.[12]


The derby between Ríver and Esporte Clube Flamengo is known as Rivengo. Rivengo is the truncation of the clubs' names, Ríver and Flamengo.[13]

Club colors and mascot

Ríver's official colors are red, black and white.[12]

The club's mascot is a rooster.[3]

Current squad

As of 1 February 2014

First Team

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 Dalton
Brazil DF Paulo Paraíba
Brazil DF Índio
Brazil DF Jádson
Brazil DF Alex Santos
Brazil DF Amarildo
Brazil DF Rafinha
Brazil DF Marquinhos
Brazil DF Tote
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Rogério
Brazil MF Gilson Tussi
Brazil MF Kássio
Brazil MF Sandro Costa
Brazil MF André Beleza
Brazil MF Esquerdinha
Brazil FW Vanderlei
Brazil FW Diego Lira
Brazil FW João Paulo


  1. 1.0 1.1 (Portuguese) Ríver Atlético Clube at Arquivo de Clubes
  2. Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Especial Placar – 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "revistaplacar" defined multiple times with different content
  4. 4.0 4.1 List of Campeonato Piauiense champions at RSSSF
  5. 1977 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF
  6. 1978 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF
  7. 1979 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF
  8. 1981 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF
  9. 1982 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF
  10. 2000 Copa João Havelange at RSSSF
  11. (Portuguese) Estádio Governador Alberto Tavares Silva at Templos do Futebol
  12. 12.0 12.1 (Portuguese) Ríver Atlético Clube at Times Brasileiros
  13. (Portuguese) Juiz expulsa maqueiro fumante em clássico no PI – Terra Esportes (November 6, 2006)

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