São Paulo Athletic Club
, also known as SPAC
, was a historic Brazilian football
club founded on May 15
by Charles William Miller
and several English immigrants, being one of the first football clubs in the country. The club's players were English employees of Companhia de Gás (Gas Company
), London Bank and São Paulo Railway, but Charles Miller were also a club's player. São Paulo Athletic was supported by the British community living in São Paulo
São Paulo Athletic Club was later renamed to Clube Atlético São Paulo, which is a Portuguese translation of its original name. However, the club is better known by its former name. Its colors are blue and white.
The club eventually closed its football division, but today it is still active in other sports, like rugby union and squash.
- The club won the Campeonato Brasileiro de Rugby thirteen times, in 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 and in 1999.