Grêmio Porto Alegre

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Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɡɾẽmju ˌfutʃˈbɔw ˌpoɾtw ɐlɛˈɡɾẽsi]), commonly known as Grêmio, is a Brazilian professional football club based in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. Currently playing in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top tier of the Brazilian football league system, and the Campeonato Gaúcho, the Rio Grande do Sul's state league. The club was founded in 1903 by Englishman Andy Fairbank and German Paul Cochlin and his fellow immigrants.

Grêmio is ranked number one in the official CBF club rankings and is listed by Forbes as the third most valuable football club in the Americas with an estimated value of $295.5 million. Grêmio has won 36 Campeonato Gaúcho, 2 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, 1 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, 1 Supercopa do Brasil and a record 5 Copa do Brasil (tied with Cruzeiro). Internationally, Grêmio has won 1 Intercontinental Cup, 3 Copa Libertadores de América and 1 Recopa Sudamericana. Grêmio plays in a tricolor (blue, black and white) striped shirt, black shorts and white socks.

Grêmio has a fierce century old rivalry with Internacional, which is widely considered the most heated in Brazil and one of the most heated in the world. Matches between the two teams are known as Grenal.