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Gremio (from French port. -Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense) is a Brazilian football club situated in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. They play at the Olympic Monumental arena, which seats 45,000 observers. The club is one of two mammoths of its state (alongside Internacional, the showdown with which is called Gre-Nal) and a standout amongst the most titled football clubs in Brazil. The club won the Libertadores Cup twice and the Intercontinental Cup once.

History of Gremio

Established on September 7, 1903, the club from Porto Alegre turned into the hero of Brazil in 1981, and from that minute on starts the genuinely extraordinary history of the club. The group started to win in the nation, the landmass and, at long last, on a worldwide scale. The group obviously followed 2 incredible ages – the start of the 1980s and the mid-1990s. It was at the very pinnacle of these ages that the club vanquished its Libertadores Cups, and furthermore turned into the victor of Brazil.  In the Libertadores Cup-1983, the group fell on the privileges of the bad habit boss of Brazil. Furthermore, on the 80th commemoration of the group on July 28, 1983, Gremio turned into the boss of South America. December 11, 1983 in Tokyo, was won a triumph in the Intercontinental Cup.

In 1991, Gremio traveled to Serie B, yet the following season was advanced. The new club president, Fabio Koff, started to choose high-class football players. From “Vasco da Gama” Jardel was purchased, protector Rivarola touched base, just as Dinho, Paulo Nunes and others. In the 1995 Libertadores Cup, Gremio was granted the title of victor of the Brazilian Cup. The most marvelous showdown was the quarterfinal among Gremio and Palmeiras with Rivaldo in the squad. The groups traded annihilating triumphs – 5: 0 and 1: 5. Further there were “Tricolor”. The semi-finals with Emelek and the finals against Atletico Nacional, notwithstanding the splendid play of the Colombian goalkeeper Atletico Igiti, were progressively loose. “Gremio” won and turned into the two-time victor of the Libertadores Cup. The Intercontinental Gremio Cup lost to Ajax on punishments under Van Gaal.

At that point the triumphs in the Brazilian title – the 1996 title, the 1997 and 2001 Brazil Cupscame. Be that as it may, in 2004 there was a puzzling disappointment, and “Gremio” traveled to Serie B. Be that as it may, “Gremio” remained there for some time. In the definitive match of Serie B 2005, Gremio beat Record Nautiko 1-0 in Recife and came back to Serie A. In that coordinate, 4 individuals were expelled from Gremio and goalkeeper Rodrigo Galatto scored 2 punishments. In 2006, Gremio turned into the state champion, obstructing Inter’s way to the fifth title in succession, and furthermore assumed third position in the Brazilian title and got into the Libertadores Cup zone.In 2007, the club achieved the Libertadores Cup last, where it lost to the Argentinean Boke Juniors.

As per two research foundations (Ibope and Datafolha), which distributed the aftereffects of their examination in 2004 and 2006, separately, 6 million 400 thousand individuals are sick with “Gremio” (the seventh figure in Brazil).

Gremio performs at the Olimpico Monumental arena, opened September 19, 1954. Around then it was the biggest private arena in Brazil. In the opening match, Gremio beat the Uruguayan Nacional in a benevolent match 2-0. After recreation in 1980, “Grand” was added to the name of the Olimpico arena, and from that point forward the field has a cutting edge name. Arena participation record – 98,421 individuals at the Gremio-Ponte Preta coordinate on April 26, 1981. At this arena the Brazilian national football crew played a few matches. In 2006, the club declared that it intends to manufacture another field explicitly for the 2014 World Cup, which was later held in Brazil.

The history of the first Gre-Nal

In 1911, in connection with the relocation of the military college in Rio, the Militar club was disbanded (Mendez and Hécha’s defender joined the America club, and the other players of the club became members of various Porto Alegre clubs). At the same time, one of the strongest Brazilian players of the time, Englishman Edwin Cox, who had been a member of Fluminense for several years, moved to Gremio. In May 1911, the 2nd Porto Alegre Championship started, which Gremio opened with two crushing victories with the same score 10: 1. First, almost the namesake of “Gremio Football on September 7”, and then “Internacional” suffered. Yes, the third GreNal ended again with a brutal defeat of Colorados. Edwin Cox opened the scoring in the match on the 2nd minute, Vignoles soon equalized him, and then Inter began to beat. The remaining two championship games, Gremio also finished with convincing victories over “Fass-Ball” (7: 0) and Nacional (4: 1), and, as a result, won his first title of champion Porto Alegre.

In 1912, Gremio confirmed its status as the champion of the city, in a two-round tournament with the participation of 5 teams, again taking first place. In the course of this tournament, Gremio achieved the largest victory in its history to date – on August 25. They beat the “Sport Club Nacional” with a score of 23: 0. Both Gre-Nala were won again: but if in the first round Inter again meekly lost 0: 6, then in the 2nd round (September 15) for the first time gave a real fight to Gremio. Colorados even led a long time (a goal scored by Galvro), but in the second half, Bout’s strikes brought victory to Gremio 2: 1. But it was the first bell, “Internacional” was rapidly gaining strength, and as a result, the next 5 championships of the Citadino de Porto Alegre will be won by the “Internacional”, though twice the title of champion Porto Alegre (in 1914 and 1915) will be awarded to both Grand Gauss. But for good reason, in early 1914, due to disagreements in the leadership of LPAF, Gremio, together with Fass-Ball and American Porto Alegre, will leave its members and create a new league, the Porto Football Association. Alegre (AFPA). It will exist for two years, and in 1916, after a trial between members of both leagues, LPAF and AFPA will merge into a regional sports organization (FSRG). In 1913, when Colorados was first won by Citadino de Porto Alegre, Gremio nevertheless won GreNale (June 8) 2: 1 thanks to goals from Tiago Ashlyn (Tulio scored against Colorados), but nevertheless lost champion title rival. Gremiofinished that season and it was a friendly game in December against the Uruguayan club “Bristol Football Club”, which consists entirely of English, and suffered a cruel defeat 1: 7.

In connection with the release of Gremio from LPAF, his and “Inter” paths did not overlap for two years. Gremio will easily win the AFPA championship in 1914, scoring at least 4 goals in each match (“Novo Hamburgo” will be beaten 9: 1, “American” 10: 2, and “Sportivo” 8: 1). A similar situation will happen in 1915, Gremio will be superior to his rivals, crushing them one by one: on April 11, 1915, he almost repeated his biggest win in the club’s history, defeating “American” 23: 1, then defeating him in July 12: 1.

Finally, after the end of the 1915 season at AFPA, the leaders of Gremio and Inter decide to hold a friendly match between themselves, as the two winners of the parallel championships Porto Alegre. On October 31, the rivals met at Baishad after a more than two-year break. It was here that the first victory of Colorados in Gre-Nale happened: they dominated the whole game, leading by the 20th minute 2: 0 (Muller and Bedionda), at the beginning of the second half Tulio scored the third goal, soon Sisson played one goal from the summer but almost immediately, Bedionda established the final score of the match, a 4: 1 victory for Colorados. After the referee’s final whistle, then Inter’s leader AtenorLemos screamed for joy at the words Inter’s elated torsida picked up: “The seal is broken! It is finally broken!”

After the reunification of the two Leagues, Gremio and Inter began to play together again, and on July 30, 1916, their new meeting became epochal for Colorados: in this game, their forward Francisco Varesh scored 6 goals at once, bringing victory to Inter 6: one. In the second round, “Gremio” lost 2: 3 again, conceding 0: 3 (Tulio, Muller and Osvaldo) and scored two goals in the last 5 minutes of the game (Sisson and Assumprao).In 2017, the Gremio Football Club won the Libertadores Cup for the third time in history.

For the third time in history, the Brazilian football club Gremio won the Libertadores Cup – the South American counterpart of the European Champions League

For the third time in history, the Brazilian football club Gremio won the Libertadores Cup, the South American counterpart of the European Champions League. In the second leg of the final, the team from Porto Alegre outplayed the Argentine “Lanus” with a score of 2: 1 and won the sum of two meetings – 3: 1. The best player of the tournament was recognized 24-year-old forward of winners Luan Vieira, who in the summer tried to get Moscow “Spartak”. In the Libertadores Cup, he scored eight goals in 12 matches.With this triumph the Brazilians secured their last ticket to the club world football championship, which will be held December 6-16 in the UAE.

Gremio will start the tournament with the semifinals and will meet with the winner of the match between the Moroccan “Vidad” and the Mexican “Pachuka”. In addition to these three teams, Urava (Japan), Auckland City (New Zealand), Al Jazeera (UAE) and the current holder of the Real Madrid title will take part in the competition, which will also join in the semifinals.

Brazilian teams have not won the Libertadores Cup since 2013. Earlier, “Gremio” got this trophy in 1983 and 1995. The most titled club in the history of the tournament is the Argentine “Independiente”, on account of which seven wins. After the “Gremio” triumph, crowds of fans poured into the streets of Brazil and celebrated success for several hours.