Botafogo de Futebol e RegatasBotafogo
is a Brazilian football team
from Rio de Janeiro
, founded on August 12
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.
- Brazilian Champions 1995.
- Brazilian Cup 1968
- Seventeen state championships.
- Nilton Santos
- Carlos Alberto Torres
- Heleno de Freitas
- Mauro Galvão