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Football in Rio de Janeiro has its origins in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with numerous clubs and stadiums emerging in the most localities of the city. Over the decades, only 4 of them remained big and compete in Brazil’s top leagues, but the vast majority still preserve their local traditions, stadiums and culture! Come and discover with me an authentic experience and neighbourhood atmosphere in the suburb of Rio de Janeiro, unlike all the glamour of the big clubs and stadiums!
Here the stories of these clubs and stadiums are preserved by the residents of these neighbourhoods and what remains of their fanatical fans. A bar with cheap beer, traditional snacks and that conversation with local fans are striking features of these games.
Most games are from the lower divisions of Rio de Janeiro, from the 2nd to the 5th division. But it may also be that we have some national level game, such as the third and fourth division and/or first phases of the Copa do Brasil. Full of great emotions, all games are from clubs considered of “lowest investment”, the typical ‘underdogs’ of Rio de Janeiro.
This experience has pick up in the city centre region or South Zone (Copacabana and Ipanema), tickets and the local guide. No need to worry about planning where to go, how to get a ticket for entrance or how to travel. We got you covered!
From the former big clubs such as Bangu AC and America FC that have already appeared in the first national division and are one of the eight clubs that have already won the Carioca Championship, to centennial and traditional clubs such as Olaria AC, Madureira EC and Bonsucesso FC! The variety of grounds that are hidden gems, the history, the neighbourhoods and the pre games experiences in our lower divisions is undoubtedly the biggest charms of visiting these clubs!
Verified Homefans Host 71 Reviews Hello, I'm Matheus Morais! A passionate 28-year-old Brazilian football fanatic residing in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. As an avid traveler, I embrace the joy of exploring new destinations, indulging in delicious cuisine, savoring refreshing beers, and immersing myself in the world of sports. Above all, my heart beats for Flamengo, the illustrious powerhouse and the pride of Brazilian football. Since my childhood, I have been a devoted supporter, cherishing the exhilarating moments in the stands as I cheer on my beloved team. Professionally, I'm honored the Brazil's Manager of Homefans, where I channel my deep love for the game by curating exceptional experiences for fellow football enthusiasts! Since 2018, I have led enthusiastic groups, guiding them to the finest areas and football matches in my extraordinary city, ensuring they soak up the electric atmosphere and witness the sporting magic firsthand. Through my role, I aim to unite passionate fans from around the globe, enabling them to forge unforgettable memories while immersing themselves in the rich culture and vibrant energy that football brings. Join me on this exhilarating journey as we celebrate the beautiful game, explore new horizons, and create lasting connections through our shared love for sports!