Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas
|Full name||Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas|
|Nickname(s)||Fogão (The Big Fire)|
A Estrela Solitária (The Lone Star)
O Glorioso (The Glorious One)
O Mais Tradicional (The Most Traditional)
|Founded||July 1, 1894, as a rowing club|
August 12, 1904 , as a football club
|Football Manager||Anderson Barros|
Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas (Portuguese pronunciation:
In addition, the club has some of Brazilian football's top records, as the largest number of unbeaten matches: 52 games between 1977 and 1978; the matches unbeaten record in the
On July 1, 1894, Club de Regatas Botafogo was founded.
On August 12, 1904, another club was founded in the neighborhood: the Electro Club, the name first given to the Botafogo Football Club. The idea came during an algebra lesson at Alfredo Gomes College, when Flávio Ramos wrote to his friend Emmanuel Sodré: "Itamar has a football club in Martins Ferreira Street. Let's establish another one, in Largo dos Leões, what do you think? We can speak to the Wernecks, to Arthur César, Vicente and Jacques".[
With the same name, the same location, the same colours and most important the same supporters, it seemed inevitable that the clubs would merge. They did so on December 8, 1942 after a basketball match between both clubs, when Botafogo Football Club player
The team won the
In the 1940s, after the creation of Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, the team's best player was
1989 ended a period of 21 years without a title when the club won the state championship, retaining the trophy in 1990.
In the 1990s, Botafogo won
Botafogo would be relegated to the Second Division after ranking last in the Brazilian League of 2002. In 2003, Botafogo ranked second in Brazil's Second division (after
Nowadays, Botafogo is the only club to have won titles in three different centuries, including the state championship for rowing in 1899.