Grêmio Porto Alegre


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. It plays in the Campeonato Gaúcho, the state of Rio Grande do Sul's premier state league, as well as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top tier of the Brazilian football league system. Grêmio is one of the biggest teams in Brazil, more traditional in South America and one of the richest teams in South American football. It is currently considered by the Brazilian football association as the main club of current Brazilian football, being the first place in the CBF ranking.

Grêmio was founded by English and German immigrants on 15 September 1903. Major titles captured by Grêmio include one Intercontinental Cup, two Copa Libertadores de América, two Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, one Campeonato Brasileiro Série B and five Copa do Brasil. Grêmio plays in a tricolor (blue, black and white) striped shirt, black shorts and white socks, as first kit. Grêmio has a rivalry with Internacional, also a club from Porto Alegre, and the two sides contest the Grenal derby, considered by many fans and commentators alike in Brazil to be the fiercest in-city football rivalry in the country.