Clube de Regatas do Flamengo

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Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, also known as Flamengo, is a Brazilian sports club based in Rio de Janeiro, best known for its professional football team. It has a 50m competition pool and a 30m water polo pool as well as a 25m pool and kids pool where visiting pool and open water swimmers, water polo players and synchronized swimmers practice. It is also the practice site for the King and Queen of the Sea competition and other athletes who are preparing for the 2016 Rio Olympics, including athletes from the United States Olympic Committee.


Flamengo was a founding member of the Clube dos 13 group of Brazil's leading football clubs. The club was established in 1885. Flamengo have won the Brasileirão on six occasions, most recently in the 2009 season, the Copa do Brasil twice and the Campeonato Carioca a record 32 times. Flamengo is the most popular team in Brazil, with over 36 million followers as of 2010, and was voted by FIFA as one of the most successful football clubs of the 20th century. It is also one of Brazil's richest football clubs in terms of revenue, with an annual revenue of R$120.0m (€52.6m), and the second most valuable club in South America, worth over R$308.3 (€248.7m) in 2011. The club has long-standing rivalries with near neighbors Fluminense, Botafogo and Vasco da Gama.