Monday, 13 April 2009
2009 - STAMPS OF BRAZIL
Brazilian Post issued on April 4th the first stamp of a series called “Soccer Teams – Brazil towards 2014 FIFA World Cup” which celebrates the centenary of Sport Club Internacional, also known as Inter. Internacional, a Brazilian soccer team from the city of Porto Alegre, founded on April 4, 1909 plays in red shirts, so its nickname is Colorado (or the Reds). The club's most successful season was in 2006, when Internacional won the FIFA Club World Cup 2006, beating FC Barcelona, in Yokohama, Japan. The stamp shows the team’s emblem, the main trophies they have won and the phrase “Campeão de tudo” (Champion of all). Inter is the only Brazilian club to have won all the official international championships and cups a South American team can win (Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, Recopa Sudamericana and FIFA Club World Cup). In the victorious Seventies, the club lived its best years in history securing three times the Brazilian Championship: 1975, 1976 and 1979.