Sunday, January 30, 2011

#551 Brazil...Thanks Vitor & Rose!

The R$1.05 stamp was issued in 2010 celebrating Centenary of Sport Club Corinthians Paulista,which is a Brazilian sports club based in São Paulo, Brazil known mostly for its association football team.

Corinthians was founded in 1910 by a group of labourers—mainly of Portuguese, Italian and Spanish descent—hoping to create a popular club in the city of São Paulo to play against the elite clubs that already existed. They are named after the English amateur team Corinthian F.C., which had played a number of exhibition matches during a tour of Brazil.

The football team, having won the first edition of the FIFA Club World Championship, the Brazilian Série A four times, the Brazilian Cup three times, a record the São Paulo State Championship 26 times (five of them unbeaten), and a number of other titles. Corinthians fans are widely known as "Fiel", Portuguese for "faithful" or "loyal".

Corinthians is the most popular football team in São Paulo with about 30 million fans, surpassed only in Brazil by Flamengo who have the most number of fans.

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