Sport Club Internacional

Country Brazil Brazil
City Porto Alegre
Founded 1909
Nickname Club de Povo
Coach Diego Aguirre
Leagues
Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A

Sport Club Internacional is a professional football club. It is based in Porto Alegre in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. The team is also known as Inter de Porto Alegre. It is also locally referred to just as “Inter”.

The club plays in Serie A, the first division of the Brazilian League. They also play in the Campeonato Gaucho Serie of the Rio Grade do Sul State Football League.

The team’s home stadium is the Estado Beira-Rio. It was one of the venues for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Early History and Local Success

The club was founded by the Poppe brothers in 1909. They are known as one of the most successful football clubs in all of Brazil and the Americas. Their colors are red and white. In reference to their team colors, the club is also sometimes referred to as Colorado and their fans are called, the Colorados.

They are most successful on the regional level and they have won the championships at Campeonato Gaucho 45 times since 1927. Their last win came in 2016. In addition that, they have also won the COPA FGC, the Copa Governador do Estado, and the Recopa Gaucha, two times each.

Nationally, the club won the Brasileiro Serie A, thrice. Once in 1975 and again in 1976 and 1979. They also took home the Torneio Heleno Nunes in 1984 and the Copa do Brasil in 1992.

International Success

The club has also achieved several international successes. 2006 was their best year so far when they won the FIFA Club World Cup and the Copa Libertadores in the same year. They also won Libertadores in 2010.

Other international wins for this club include the Copa Sudamericana, Recopa Sudamericana, and the Suruga Bank Championships.

Relegation

The club struggled to find success in the 2010s and 2016, they were relegated. This is the first time this happened in the club’s history. A year later, they were back in the Brasileiro Serie A after they were runners-up at the 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Serie B.

Honors

Regional

Campeonato Gaúcho - 1927, 1934, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1961, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Copa FGF - 2009, 2010
Copa Governador do Estado - 1978, 1991
Recopa Gaúcha - 2016, 2017

National

1975, 1976, 1979 - Brasileiro Série A
1992 - Copa do Brasil
1984 - Torneio Heleno Nunes

International

2006 - FIFA Club World Cup
2006, 2010 - Copa Libertadores
2008 - Copa Sudamericana
2007, 2011 - Recopa Sudamericana
2009 - Suruga Bank Championships

Team Roster

Name Position
Ronaldo Alves Brazil defender
Indio Lima Brazil defender
Marcos Aurelio Brazil forward
Taison Barcellos Freda Brazil midfielder
Natanael Batista Pimienta Brazil midfielder
Gabriel Boschilia Brazil midfielder
Jesus Datolo Argentina midfielder
Carlos María De Pena Bonino Uruguay midfielder
Oscar dos Santos Brazil midfielder
Thiago Galhardo do Nascimento Rocha Brazil midfielder

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