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Rio de Janeiro Lower League Matchday Experience

Match Days Rio de Janeiro

From €69,00 69,00




Specific Tour

Group Size

Max 20 people


English, Portuguese


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!

The following clubs and stadiums are available:


Bangu AC (Moça Bonita Stadium)

America FC (Giulite Coutinho Stadium)

Olaria AC (Rua Bariri Stadium)

Nova Iguaçu FC (Jânio de Moraes Stadium)

Portuguesa-RJ (Luso Brasileiro Stadium)

Madureira EC (Ancieto Moscoso Stadium)

Bonsucesso FC (Leônidas da Silva Stadium)

Nova Cidade FC (Joaquim Flores Stadium)

… and many others!


Note: matchs exact day and time are decided only weeks or days before the game by the FFERJ (Rio de Janeiro Football Federation). Once the information is release we can confirm which game are available. But don’t worry, bookings can be made up to 24 hours before the game and you can also request something special, just send a message.

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Homefans SuperHost

Member Since 2020

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Experience organized by Matheus_rio

Homefans SuperHost

Verified Homefans Host 29 Reviews I'm Matheus, a football fan who has a degree in History and developed his research on his greatest passion: football, more precisely, football fans! So, I believe I have several stories to tell! I'm a die hard Flamengo fan and I've been going to my club's matches since I was little! I've been organizing tours and matches for a few years here in Homefans and I know exactly what a local fan does on a match day in Rio de Janeiro! Want to live this experience? Come with me!


  • Attend a thrilling lower division match
  • Traditional pre-match with local fans
  • Get to know the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro and its unique way of living
  • Learn more about Rio de Janeiro’s football history and culture

What you get

  • Match ticket
  • English speaking Local Host
  • 2 beers
  • A local pre-match experience
  • Transport
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance


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Matt Barnes



It's true to say the lower leagues in any country showcase the past, the culture and the heritage of superstar football that we know and love. This your gave me the knowledge of just that. Matheus may be a Flamengo fan, but he has an encyclopedic knowledge of the clubs that paved the way. Also, the stadiums are like living museums. The football itself may not be tiki taka, but that's charming in its own way, and let's face it, we don't go to stadiums to watch a match. Go, you will not regret it!
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Homefans SuperHost

Member Since 2020

29 Reviews