Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama, usually known as Vasco da Gama or simply Vasco, (is a famous and traditional Brazilian multisports club from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, founded on August 21, 1898. It’s best known for its football team which now campaigns in the Brazilian Série A after being promoted from Série B at the end of the 2009/10 season.
Legendary Brazilian striker Romário represented the club several times during his illustrious career and ranks as the club’s second all time leading scorer.
Vasco is known for its white shirts with a black diagonal sash that contains an Order of Christ cross. The latest incarnation of the Vasco da Gama home kit was launched today along with the club’s Penalty 2010/11 away and goalkeeper kits. The kits are inspired by those worn by Vasco’s 1974 team – the first to win a Campeonato Brasileiro Série A title.