Rio Claro Futebol Clube
|Full name||Rio Claro Futebol Clube|
|Ground||Augusto Schmidt Filho (Schimitão)|
|Chairman||Dr. Luiz Balbo|
|League||Campeonato Paulista Série A1|
On May 9, 1909, the club was founded as Rio Claro Football Club by the teacher Joaquim Arnold, and by the Companhia Paulista das Estradas de Ferro (São Paulo Railroad Company) railroad employees Bento Estevam Siqueira, Constantino Carrocine and João Lambach. Years later, the club was renamed to Rio Claro Futebol Clube.
On July 14, 1928, Rio Claro played its first international match, against H.M.S. Capton's sailors of England.
In 2002, the club won the Campeonato Paulista Fourth Level (named B1), beating Guaratinguetá Esporte Clube in the final. The club was promoted to the following year's third level.
In 2007, the club disputed the Campeonato Paulista Série A1 for the first time. The team also played in Série A1 in 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Campeonato Paulista Fourth Level (B1): 2002
A white rooster wearing the club's blue home kit and with a blue tail, blue crest and blue wattle, named Galo Azul, is the club's mascot. The mascot was chose after Velo Clube's mascot, which is a red rooster. Velo Clube is Rio Claro's rival.
- (Portuguese) Club history at Rio Claro Futebol Clube's official website
- (Portuguese) Rio Claro FC vive seu momento de glória em 96 anos – Jornal Cidade (June 24, 2005)
- Campeonato Paulista Fourth Level at RSSSF
- 2005 Copa FPF at RSSSF
- (Portuguese) Sertãozinho e Rio Claro também sobem para o Paulista A1 – Estado de São Paulo (Estadão) (May 20, 2006)
- (Portuguese) Rio Claro Futebol Clube at Arquivo de Clubes
- (Portuguese) Estádio Augusto Schmidt Filho (Schimitão)
- Especial Placar – 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
- (Portuguese) Rio Claro's profile at Federação Paulista de Futebol (São Paulo Football Federation official website
- (Portuguese) Trivia page at Rio Claro's official website
- (Portuguese) Rio Claro's official website