Clube de Regatas do Flamengo is a Brazilian multisport club located in Rio de Janeiro.
Flamengo’s football/soccer team is one of the most popular club in Brazil with an estimated 35 million supporters and placed 9th in the FIFA Clubs of the 20th Century ranking.
Other nicknames used by fans for Flamengo include “Fla”, “Mengo”, and “Mengão” (which means Big Mengo), as well descriptions of the club’s official colors, rubro-negro, which translates to “the scarlet-blacks” or “the scarlet and black.”
After several years of having Nike as their kit provider, Flamengo have switched to Brazilian sportswear company Olympikus for the 09/10 season. The 2009/10 Flamengo Olympikus home, away and goalkeeper kits were presented to the public yesterday with much fanfare. Marquee club player Adriano and others served as models for the new kits.