Clube Nautico Capibaribe (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈklub ˈnawtʃiku kɐpibɐˈɾibi]), also known as Nautico, is a Brazilian sports club, including a professional football team, in Recife, Pernambuco. Nautico, as of 2021, is competing in the Serie B.
The origins of Nautico may be traced to the foundation of the Clube Nautico do Recife by a group of rowers ("Nautico" can be directly translated to "nautical") in 1898, but the official founding date is April 7 of 1901. Its first football team dates back to 1905, with a squad formed by Englishmen and Germans.
Nautico is the only football club in Pernambuco that has won the state championship 6 times in a row (from 1963 to 1968). The club has a historical rivalry with local clubs Sport Recife and Santa Cruz.
Nautico has an important swimming arena, including an Olympic-sized pool that meets all world standards. It also has activities in other sports including hockey, basketball, volleyball, handball, women's football, futsal, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Boxing, Taekwondo, kendo, Muay Thai, MMA and the founding sport of the club, rowing. The official mascot of Nautico is the opossum, known locally as the "timbu".
Nautico has the 6th-largest core of fans in the Northeastern region of Brazil, and occupies the 21st place in the overall Brazilian ranking. In total, there were approximately 1.5 million Nautico fans in 2010, as showed by a Lance magazine and IBOPE research.
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