Nation : Brazil
Year of Establishment : 1905
Stadium : Ilha do Retiro (35.000 seats)
Brazilian State Championship : Winner (39)
Brazilian National League : Winner (1)
Copa Brasil : Winners (1), Runner-Up (1)
All-Time Top Scorer : Traçaia (202 goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Ademir de Menezes
The Greatest Manager Ever : Nelsinho Batista
All-Time XI : Magrão, Betão, Ailton, Durval, Dedé; Dinho, Leomar, Raul Betancour, Ribamar; Ademir de Menezes and Traçaia.
Sport Club do Recife, a centenary club with a rich history. It all started on 13/05/1905 with the ideas and ambitions of Guilherme de Aquino, founder of Sport, and his followers, as is stated on the club's hymn. The first match of the lion, as it would later be known, was against English Eleven, one of the first teams in the state of Pernambuco, and finished tied for the joy of the new and enthusiastic fans of Sport Club do Recife. Red and black were chosen as their colors, thanks to the appointment of Guilherme who came from a British university, Cambridge, whose colors were red and black.
Sport only started to play in Pernambuco's state champíonship on it's second edition, in 1916, and managed to win in it's first participation. The following year brought our second title, we were the first team to win two-in-a-row, and later we would be the first to win three-in-a-row,1923-1925.