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Nacional Futebol Clube, usually known simply as Nacional is a traditional Brazilian football club from Manausmarker, Amazonas statemarker. Nacional is the oldest club of Amazonas state.


On January 13, 1913, Nacional Futebol Clube was founded. The club was initially named Eleven Nacional.

On February 8, 1914, Nacional played the first Campeonato Amazonense match, against Manaós Sporting.

On July 8, 1930 , Nacional Futebol Clube former members who were dissatisfied with the club founded Nacional Fast Clube.

In 1975, Nacional finished in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A's 16th position, ahead of big clubs such as Vasco da Gama, Atlético Mineiromarker and Santos. In 1984, during a trip to Moroccomarker, in North Africa, Nacional won the King of Morocco Cup, in Rabatmarker.

In 1985, Nacional competed for the last time the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. The club finished in the 18th position, ahead of clubs like Fluminense, Grêmio and São Paulo. The club competed in 1992 in Copa do Brasil for the first time, being eliminated by Vasco da Gama in the first round. The first leg, in Manaus, ended in a 1-1 draw. The second leg, in Rio de Janeiromarker, Vasco beat Nacional 5-0.


  • Campeonato Amazonense: 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1957, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007
  • Torneio Início do Campeonato Amazonense: 1946, 1948, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1992, 1999, 2000
  • Taça Pacto Amazônico: 1981
  • King of Morocco Cup (Rabat): 1984


Current squad

First Team

* Player(s) in 'bold have senior international caps.


Nacional's home stadium is Vivaldão , inaugurated in 1961, with a maximum capacity of 43,000 people.

Only one training ground is owned by the club. Campo de Treinamento Barbosa Filho is located in Manaus.


Nacional biggest rivals are Rio Negro and São Raimundo.

The derby against Rio Negro is called Rio-Nal, and is a traditional city derby, considered one of the biggest derbies of the city.

The derby against São Raimundo is the second biggest derby of the city, and it started due to the good performance of São Raimundo in recent years.


The club's mascot is called Leão Azul, meaning blue lion. Nacional is nicknamed Naça, which is the diminutive form of the name Nacional, Leão Azul (Blue Lion) and Time da Estrela Azul (Blue Star Team). The club colors are blue and white.

Ultra groups

  • Torcida Organizadas do Nacional
  • Torcida Organizada Leões da Amazônia
  • Torcida Organizada Naça Gol
  • Torcida Organizada Naçacanagem
  • Torcida Organizada Narraça
  • Torcida Organizada Selva Azul


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