Audax Rio de Janeiro

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Audax Rio de Janeiro
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Basic data
Surname Audax Rio de Janeiro Esporte Clube
Seat Sao João de Meriti , Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
founding May 8, 2005
Colours orange-blue
president BrazilBrazil Hélder Alves de Carvalho
First soccer team
Head coach BrazilBrazil Luciano Quadros
Venue Estádio Arthur Sendas
Places 1,000
league State Championship of Rio de Janeiro - Série B1
2017 3rd place

The Audax Rio de Janeiro Esporte Clube , Audax Rio de Janeiro for short , is a Brazilian football club from São João de Meriti in the state of Rio de Janeiro .


The association was founded on May 8, 2005 under the name Sendas Pão de Açúcar Esporte Clube (Sendas for short) as a social commitment by the Sendas supermarket chain, the majority of which has been held by the Pão de Açúcar group since 2003. As a training association, the club has primarily committed itself to promoting youth sports. His home ground is named after the company's founder and managing director Arthur Sendas, who was murdered in 2008 . In 2007 Sendas was the first time with a professional team in the third division of the state championship in Rio de Janeirostarted and immediately made it to the second division as first in the table. The greatest success in the club's history to date was winning the State Cup in 2010, which qualified him for a one-time participation in the Brazilian national championship in the Série D, from which he was eliminated after just one season in 2011.

On July 17, 2011, the name of the club was changed to the current name, including the adoption of a new logo, with the aim of creating a joint following with the second professional team operated by the Pão de Açúcar group, the Audax São Paulo Esporte Clube (Audax SP) form. In 2012 Audax RJ achieved promotion to the first state league. On May 22, 2013, the French trading consortium Croupe Casino took over the majority of the shares and thus also the ownership of the association from Pão de Açúcar. Since the new corporate management in Saint-Étienne wanted to limit their business area to trading and were not prepared to maintain two Brazilian professional teams for cost reasons, it was decided to sell them. On September 22, 2013, both clubs were sold to Mario Teixeira, President of Banco Bradesco and board member of Grêmio Esportivo Osasco . Together with Audax SP (now Grêmio Osasco Audax), Audax RJ has been under the management of the Grêmio Esportivo Osasco ever since. In 2014 Audax RJ was relegated to the second national league, in which he is still represented today.


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