Sport Club Corinthians Paulista Tickets
Corinthians: Brazil's "Almighty" soccer team
Corinthians is one of the most famous professional football teams in Brazil. It has a stellar record of national and international club championship trophies, and boasts one of the most strident and close-knit support bases in the whole country. It's based in Sao Paulo, but the team really belongs to all of Brazil – it's one of the three most well-supported teams across the region. You can join in the fervour when you buy or sell Corinthians tickets on StubHub.
Living up to their reputation as "The Great Team"
Corinthians has something of a romantic origin: the club was started by a small group of Sao Paulo railway workers who admired the now-defunct English football club of the same name. Little did they know, way back in 1910, that their little club would go on to yield one of the most successful and celebrated football teams in the world. The club's full name is Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, but you'll rarely hear that name used. They have a few nicknames in Brazil, all of which reflect their colossal status – they're variously known as "The People's Team", "The Almighty" and "The Great Team". Their on-field performance is as powerful as their reputation, too, and they've won the Supercopa do Brasil and had already achieved their third Copa do Brasil by 2009. They had also won the Club World Cup twice already by the time of their 100th anniversary in 2012. If you want to see some absolutely top-flight Brazilian football, you need look no further than Corinthians tickets.
Bitter local football rivalries
Corinthians enjoys many very robust local rivalries, which isn't surprising given that it shares the city with two other teams that have large followings: Sao Paulo and Palmeiras. The latter rivalry is especially intense, as Palmeiras was started as a breakaway club by a group of Italian Corinthians fans. Time hasn’t healed this rift one iota, and if you're intending to book Corinthians tickets for one of these games, be prepared for a tense affair – not only on the pitch but in the stands as well. The club's fans are known as "Fiel", which translates as "The Faithful", and the travelling contingent is always very large. In fact, their away games are sometimes called "Corinthian Invasions", a name that dates back to the memorable day in 1976 when 70,000 fans swarmed into Rio de Janeiro for a national championship showdown against Fluminense FC. Brazilian football doesn't get more intense or exciting than this, so when the season opens, look for tickets on StubHub.
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