Go Botafogo, go!
Watch one of Brazil’s best football teams crush the competition! Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas participates in Rio de Janeiro’s premier state league, Campeonato Carioca, and in the top tier of Brazilian football, Brasileirão Série A. Between the years 1977 and 1978, the team went 52 matches undefeated. They also hold the record for the most incredible win in Brazilian football, which they achieved when they beat Sport Club Mangueira 24–0 in the year 1909. Did we mention that they’ve won titles in three different centuries? It’s no wonder they’re nicknamed "Fogão" – "The Big Fire"! Want to feel the heat? Tickets to Botafogo are available on StubHub today.
Brazil’s premier football team
On 12 August 1904, the Botafogo Football Club was founded under the name Electro Club. The Botafogo Football Club became one of the best and most popular football teams in Rio de Janeiro – they won the championship in 1907, 1910, 1912 . . . and so on. They won further state titles in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934 and 1935. Botafogo won their fourth Carioca title in 1930. In 1957 the team won the Campeonato Carioca, and again in 1961 and 1962. Botafogo also won the Serie A League championship in 1968 as the first Carioca club to receive the honour. They took home the Brazilian League championship for a second time in 1995. As with any team, Botafogo has seen its dark days – in 2002 the team was relegated to Serie B after ranking last in the League. It wouldn’t be long before they turned it all around, though: the following year, Botafogo ranked second in Serie B and was promoted back to the first division. The club won the Rio de Janeiro State Championship in 2006, which was their 18th state championship win, and came back to take home the title in 2010 and 2013. With their epic number of championship titles and wins, they’ve certainly earned the nickname "O Glorioso" – "The Glorious One".
Come and cheer on these football superstars
Join the "Estrela Solitária" ("Lone Star") team at their home field, Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos, or at their many rivals’ stadiums. No matter where they play, they always provide thrills for football fans, so get your tickets to Botafogo on StubHub now. Buying and selling tickets on StubHub is quick, easy and convenient. Find tickets to Botafogo and so many more amazing football teams, like Racing Santander, FC Bayern Munich and Gallos Blancos de Querétaro. Hop to it!