It’s new armor day! THE Fluminense will wear his new third green jersey for the first time this Monday, at 8 pm (Brasília time), against Coritiba at Estádio Nilton Santos, trying to forget the elimination in the Copa do Brasil and recover in the Brazilian Championship. But, for the superstitious on duty, do these alternative uniforms usually get lucky in debuts?
THE give did this research, with the help of data from the website “Fluzao.info”. And the fan may prefer to see the “glass half full”: in just one of the 12 premieres to date Fluminense lost the game, when it was also the only debut away from home. However, taking into account that all the others were as principal, the Tricolor stumbled more than it won. We remember all these matches in videos and newspaper clippings. Check out:
2002 – Fluminense 3 x 1 Toluca-MEX (friendly match)
In 2002, Flu celebrates 100 years of history with a 3 to 1 victory over Toluca-MEX
The first alternative uniform to be worn in a game was white and gray, with the club’s first shield. It was used in the first half of the 3 to 1 victory over Toluca, from Mexico, in a festive friendly game at Maracanã. While on the field, Fluminense won 2-0, with goals from Roni and Magno Alves. In the final stage, the team wore the orange shirt, chosen by the fans in a vote, and with it the score was 1 to 1, with another goal by Magno Alves and another by Rafael García. This was the only opportunity that both models were used by the professional team.
2003 – Fluminense 1 x 1 Paysandu
Premiere of shirt 3 in 2003 was a draw at home with Paysandu – Photo: Reproduction / O Globo
The first alternative shirt to be used in an official game was the white-sleeved garnet, in a game against Paysandu for the 2003 Brazilian Championship. drew for Papão, who still had three balls on the post. The uniform was still used 14 more times and had only 26.6% of success after two wins, six draws and seven defeats.
2004 – Fluminense 1 x 1 Atlético-MG
Premiere of shirt 3 in 2004 was in a new tie, now with Atlético-MG – Photo: Reproduction / O Globo
Fluminense’s first all-gray shirt also debuted with a stumbling block at home: 1 to 1 with Atlético-MG, for the 2004 Brazilian Championship. With the model, Fluminense lost 1 to 0, with a goal by Rafael Lopes. At the request of the players, they played the second half in the reserve uniform, traditional white, and with him managed to draw with a goal by Ramon. Despite the bad debut, this green shirt is still the most used among the alternatives ever launched: there were 26 games with nine wins, eight draws and nine losses, a 44.8% performance.
2007 – Fluminense 1 X 1 São Paulo
Premiere of shirt 3 in 2007 was another draw, now with São Paulo – Photo: Reproduction / O Globo
Another green shirt opened with a tie. The model that won thin white stripes was used for the first time in another stumble, this time in the 1-1 draw with São Paulo in Maracanã, for the 2007 Brazilian Championship. With the right to a penalty wasted by Gabriel in the second half. Thiago Neves opened the scoring, but André Dias drew. The uniform was used only on seven more occasions and had only 16.6%, with one victory, one draw and six defeats.
2009 – Fluminense 0 x 0 Barueri
Best moments: Fluminense 0 x 0 Barueri for the 21st round of the Brasileirão 2009
The fate of draws remained at the debut of alternative uniforms in 2009, when he first used the green and green model. Fluminense did not leave zero with Barueri, current Grêmio Prudente, in Maracanã, for the 2009 Brazilian Championship, in a game where the São Paulo team had the best chances to win (see the best moments in the video above). But the use of the shirt afterwards was one of the best: 74% in 18 games (13 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses).
2011 – Fluminense 2 x 0 International
The goals of Fluminense 2 x 0 Internacional in the 14th round of the 2011 Brasileirão
The first official victory in premieres of a third shirt was just the most remembered model to date: the green shirt of the fourth Brazilian championship in 2012. The first time it was used was in the previous year, in a 2-0 triumph over Internacional at Nilton Santos, with goals from Souza and Rafael Moura (see the video above), in a game valid for the Brazilian of 2011. Its use was not even the best: 50% in 24 games (10 wins, six draws and eight losses), but it was marked by being the only one used to win a title.
2012 – Grêmio 1 x 0 Fluminense (Brazilian)
Best moments of Grêmio 1 x 0 Fluminense for the 12th round of the Brazilian Championship
The first defeat in premieres, however, happened the following year. And the first time he debuted an alternative uniform away from home: he lost 1-0 to Grêmio for the 2012 Brazilian Championship. With a white and gray retro model, almost identical to that of 2002, Fluminense played a balanced game in Porto Alegre (see the best moments in the video above), but lost with a goal by Kleber Gladiator. The shirt ended up being little used, but it was highly used: 77.7% in three games, with two wins and one defeat.
2012 – Fluminense 2 x 2 Figueirense
The goals of Fluminense 2 x 2 Figueirense in the 2nd round of the Brasileirão 2012
In the same year, the club launched a different tricolor shirt that generated controversy and ended up becoming a kind of uniform room at the time. And that was also not very lucky. Right at the debut, he stumbled again at home, this time by drawing 2-2 with Figueirense at Nilton Santos, for the 2012 Brazilian Championship. Marco Júnior and Wagner scored for Tricolor, but Caio and Pablo equalized for the Santa Catarina (see the video above). The model was also little used: only four games and 25% of success after three draws and one defeat.
2013 – Fluminense 2 x 1 Portuguese
The goals of Fluminense 2 x 1 Portuguesa in the 21st round of Serie A do Brasileirão
Fluminense won again in premieres of third uniforms in 2013, with the return of the orange model. The team beat the Portuguese side at Maracanã, in a game for the Brazilian Championship, with goals from Rafael Sobis and Wagner (see the video above), while Diogo cashed for Lusa. The shirt was used eight more times, with 51.8% use after four wins, two draws and three losses.
2015 – Fluminense 1 x 0 Joinville
Fluminense’s goal 1 x 0 Joinville in the 1st round of the A series of the Brasileirão
The first all-green shirt from Fluminense, like the one that will be used this Monday, was lucky in its debut in 2015. But it was with emotion. With the moss green model, Fluminense suffered, but beat Joinville for the Brazilian Championship thanks to a goal at the end of Vinicius at Maracanã (see the video above). Altogether, the uniform was used in 10 games and had 63.3% of success after six wins, a draw and three defeats.
2017 – Fluminense 1 x 1 Bahia
Best moments of Fluminense 1 x 1 Bahia for the 31st round of the Brasileirão
The last big model launched by the club was in 2017, but it started stumbling again. Against Bahia at Maracanã, Fluminense only drew in a game valid for the Brazilian Championship. Edigar Junio opened the scoring for the Bahians, and Gustavo Scarpa avoided defeat (see bids in the video above). The shirt never won and was little used, having the worst use: only 11.1% in three matches, one draw and two defeats.
2019 – Fluminense 3 x 1 Portuguesa-RJ
The goals of Fluminense 3 x 1 Portuguesa-RJ in the 3rd round of Cariocão
The last third shirt launched before the green was last year’s blue. And she was lucky in her debut: a 3 to 1 victory over Portuguesa-RJ in the Carioca Championship. Ezequiel, Yony Gonzáles and Luciano scored the tricolor goals (see the video above), while Douglas Pires cashed. The uniform was used six more times and had 66.6% of success, with four wins, two draws and one defeat.
2020 – Fluminense x Coritiba
New Fluminense shirt 3 that will debut against Coritiba – Photo: Disclosure / Fluminense
Awaiting scenes from the next chapter.