Rio Claro Futebol Clube

Rio Claro
Full name Rio Claro Futebol Clube
Founded 1909
Ground Augusto Schmidt Filho (Schimitão)
Ground Capacity 16,000
Chairman Dr. Luiz Balbo
Manager Sérgio Guedes
League Campeonato Paulista Série A1
Rio Preto and Rio Claro in action in the 2008 Campeonato Paulista

Rio Claro Futebol Clube, usually known simply as Rio Claro, is a Brazilian football club from Rio Claro, São Paulo state.


On May 9, 1909,[1] 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.[2]

On July 14, 1928, Rio Claro played its first international match, against H.M.S. Capton's sailors of England.[2]

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.[3]

In 2005, Rio Claro was Copa FPF's runner-up. In the final, the club was defeated by Noroeste.[4]

In 2007, the club disputed the Campeonato Paulista Série A1 for the first time.[5] The team also played in Série A1 in 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Leandro Alcacis
Brazil GK Richard
Brazil DF Carlinhos Miranda
Brazil DF Gilberto
Brazil DF Johannes
Brazil DF Luiz Eduardo (on loan from São Paulo)
Brazil DF Luís Felipe (on loan from Benfica)
Brazil DF Pitty
Brazil DF Renan Diniz
Brazil DF Renan Luis
Brazil DF Rodrigo Ninja
Brazil DF Vinícius Bovi
Brazil MF Alê
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Guarú
Brazil MF Jéferson Paulista (on loan from Botafogo)
Brazil MF Léo Cordeiro
Brazil MF Lucas Madalosso
Brazil MF Matheus Galdezani
Brazil MF Nando Carandina
Brazil MF Nenê Bonilha
Brazil MF Patrik (on loan from Palmeiras)
Brazil MF Valdeci Jr
Brazil FW André Luiz
Brazil FW Paulinho (on loan from Corinthians)
Brazil FW Rafael Tardini



Rio Claro's home stadium is Estádio Augusto Schmidt Filho,[6] usually known as Schimitão or Schimidtão, inaugurated in 1973, with a maximum capacity of 16,000 people.[7]

The club also owns a training ground, named Centro de Treinamento Augusto Schmidt Filho.[8]

Club Colors

Rio Claro's colors are blue and white. The club's home kit is composed of a blue shirt, white short and blue socks.[9]


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.[10]


The club was originally nicknamed Aguinha, meaning Little Water, because the club's stadium was located near the Córrego da Servidão's (Servidão's Creek) margin.[11]

Rio Claro's nickname is Azulão, meaning Big Blue.[8]


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