Botafogo Futebol Clube
, usually known as Botafogo
, or as Botafogo da Paraíba
, is a Brazilian football club
from João Pessoa
, Paraíba state
On September 28, 1931, the club was founded at Cristo Redentor neighborhood
, João Pessoa city, by Beraldo de Oliveira, Manoel Feitosa, Livonete Pessoa, José de Melo, Edson de Moura Machado and Enock Lins, all of them Botafogo of Rio de Janeiro
supporters.Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro
, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
In 1932, Botafogo played its first match, against São Bento. The Liga Suburbana match ended in a 2-2 draw.
In 1936, Botafogo won its first professional title, the Paraíba state championship
In 1976, the club disputed the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
for the first time. Botafogo was eliminated in the second round, and finished in 25th position.
In 1985, Botafogo finished 19th in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, which is the club's all-time best position in the competition.
In 1989, Botafogo disputed Copa do Brasil
's first edition. The team was knocked out in the first round by Cruzeiro
, after two draws, on the away goals rule
(the first leg, in João Pessoa... Read More