Northern teams have a long history of competing in the country’s most popular sport, winning regional, national, open, and even continental championships.
Clube do Remo is the oldest football club in Pará, having been founded on February 5, 1905. It is known as Leo Azul, a nickname that refers to the mascot and the association’s official color, navy blue. He owns Baleno and also runs Mangueiro’s games.
Paysandu, whose famous Re-Pa is regarded as one of the most storied rivalries in Brazilian football, is his most formidable opponent. It is one of the most popular teams in the north of Brazil, with one of the largest fan bases in the region. Remo is regularly cited as having one of Brazil’s top audience averages.
Remo has a long list of recognized successes in professional football, including 46 state titles and a Brazilian series C championship. Within the state, Leo has won seven championships between 1913 and 1919, enjoyed historic hegemony in the 1990s (eight victories in ten years, including a Penta), and won the professional title with 100% success in 2004.
National Football Association (NFA)
Nacional Futebol Clube, one of the most traditional clubs in Amazonian football, was founded on January 13, 1913, to provide a space for Brazilians to play football at a period when the sport was virtually exclusively played by the English who lived in Manaus. It competes with the Athletico Rio Negro Clube, which was established in November of the same year.
Its colors are blue and white, and its mascots are the eagle and the lion, with the latter being the most well-known. As a result, the club is known among its supporters as the “Lion of the Municipal Village,” in honor of the then-neighborhood da Vila Municipal (now Adrianópolis), where the club’s social heritage is housed.
With 42 victories, Nacional FC holds the record for most state titles won, including a six-year reign from 1976 to 1981. It was the first club from the north of the country to compete in the Brazilian Championship’s first division, and it is the Amazonas team that has appeared in the most editions of the league, with a total of 14 appearances. Nacional participated in 16 editions of the Copa do Brasil, a record for a Brazilian team.
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Rio Branco FC, popularly known as Estrella, is Acre’s oldest football team, having been founded on June 8, 1919. Its colors are red and white. The High Star, a symbol of the Acriana Revolution that also appears on the State of Acre’s flag, is his mascot.
He is the most successful victor of the Acre championship, having won three times and being the only player to win the state competition four, five, and seven times. It is also responsible for six of the 10 most important routes in Acreano’s history.
Three titles in the Amazon Cup and one in the Copa Norte, which he won unbroken in 1997, are among his achievements. In the same year, he competed in the Copa Conmebol, making him the first North American club to compete in a South American championship.
Macapá Sports Club
Esporte Clube Macapá is Amapá’s oldest and also most traditional club, having been founded on September 7, 1941. Macapá, with its blue and white colors, holds the most football titles in Amapá, with 17 titles in amateur and professional competitions.
It was originally known as Panair Sport Clube because it was founded by airline employees. When the corporation ceased operations in the state in 1946, the name was changed to Esporte Clube Macapá.
Amapá Clube, also known as Azulo, is Macapá’s major opponent. In 1975, the club won the Amazon Cup for the first time. It has previously competed in the Brazilian championship in series C in 1992 and series D in 2018.
Bare Sports Club
Baré Esporte Clube is Roraima’s second-oldest team, having been founded on October 26, 1946. Baré is the current champion and the most successful team in the Roraima tournament, having won 28 state titles, four more than its main rival Athlético Roraima Clube.
Its shield is an irregular diamond with its main name printed in red characters on a white backdrop, and it is colored in red and white. His mascot is an Indian, and as a result, he is known as the Consolata Indian, as well as other nicknames like Colorado da Consolata and O Mais Querido.
He’s also won two Amazon Cups and competed in the Brazilian championship’s C series five times, in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 2000. He also appeared in the Brazil Cup five times.