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Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas

Botafogo is a Brazilian football team from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, founded on August 12, 1904.

Home stadium is the Caio Martins, capacity 12,000, but most games are played in the Maracanã (capacity 120,000). They play in vertical black-and-white stripes with black shorts and grey socks.

Its biggest rivals are from the same city: Fluminense, Flamengo and Vasco da Gama.

The club symbol is the lone star, represented on it's badge. Botafogo means set-fire and it's also the name of the neighbourhood where the club has its origins.

The other big teams from Brazil (including the four mentioned) are: Corinthians, Santos, Palmeiras, São Paulo, Atlético Mineiro, Grêmio, Cruzeiro and Internacional.


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