Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama

sports club in Brazil
(Redirected from C.R. Vasco da Gama)

Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama also known as Vasco da Gama or simply Vasco, is a Brazilian professional sports club based in Rio de Janeiro, in the neighborhood of São Cristovão. Although it competes in a number of different sports, Vasco is mostly known for its football team. The club is probably passing through the worst period in its history, since in the last 12 years, Vasco has fallen to the second division of the Brazilian Football Championship four times.

Vasco da Gama
Full nameClub de Regatas Vasco da Gama
Nickname(s)Gigante da Colina (Giant of the Hill)
Almirante (Admiral)
Cruzmaltino (Maltese Cross)
Trem Bala da Colina (Bullet Train of the Hill)
Expresso da Vitória (Victory Express Train)
FoundedAugust 21, 1898; 124 years ago (1898-08-21) (Rowing Club)
November 5, 1915; 107 years ago (1915-11-05) (Football Club)
GroundEstádio São Januário
PresidentJorge Salgado
Head coachMarcelo Cabo
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série D
Campeonato Carioca Série B2
Série A, 17th (relegated)
Carioca, 7th
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Team photo from the 1934 season

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  1. "Vasco x Timão: novo laudo expande capacidade para 21.880 mil pessoas". (in Portuguese). November 13, 2015. Retrieved November 13, 2015.