So I think the crowds will love it especially because of the history between club and country which is something I think is amazing. A sickness bug within the camp meant then manager Paul Tisdale had to name himself on the bench for the club's opening game of the season against Portsmouth. After the team made landfall in Santos, the club decided to hold a training session on the beach, having turned their noses up at the facilities of a local club,[6] and the whole team was subsequently put under arrest for bathing in the sea. On Sunday July 20, 2014 Exeter City will play against a team made up of players from Fluminense and other Brazilian sides in a repeat of the game regarded as the country's first international fixture. [3] The boat trip to Argentina lasted three weeks, stopping off at Vigo, Madeira, Rio de Janeiro, Santos and Montevideo along the way. On 24 June, City beat Racing Club 2–0, Holt and Fred Marshall with the goals. curated by Kiera Gould and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. After playing games in Argentina, Exeter played three matches in Brazil, even beating Rio De Janeiro. Sun 30 May 2004 21.14 EDT Instead it will be at the same ground as the original game, Fluminense's former stadium at Laranjeiras. The collaboration with ECFC originates from ‘Time Trails’ which consists of a mobile web app prototype enabling the public to experience archival and collection materials whilst walking through the streets of Exeter.

All rights reserved. Exeter City Football Club is a professional association football club based in Exeter, Devon, England. The ship arrived in Montevideo early in the morning of 10 June. [1], Club chairman Michael McGahey, directors Fred Parkhouse and George Middleweek (who paid for his own trip) and their wives, and fifteen players set sail in May 1914.

For more information click here Some had had difficulty getting time off work, so APEA's treasurer travelled to Rio to change the dates of the final two games in order for three Brasileiros from São Paulo -Rubens Salles (Paulistano), Xavier (Ipiranga) and Arthur Friedenreich (Ipiranga)- to play in a league match and catch the overnight train. Harry Welfare had put the hosts 3-1 ahead, at which point City became more physical, something which was criticised by the Correio da Manhã. Exeter City Manager Matt Taylor has been nominated for the EFL Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month award. The party then took the overnight train back to Buenos Aires. Mr Williams, the AFA secretary, and Mr MacKinnon, the AFA treasurer, met up with the travelling party there, having undertaking a nine-hour journey by steamer from Buenos Aires, with the purpose of welcoming City and assisting them in their landing.

"Exeter and Fluminense have really great plans and we're working hard for the next step, we're already thinking of the next job," Ricardo Calcido told BBC Radio Devon. Brazil are the most successful country in world football having won the World Cup five times. It was the first time a professional club had ever played in Brazil. Exeter City's South American tour came about at the instigation of Brazil's neighbours and arch-rivals Argentina. Once together, McGahey explain… Manager Arthur Chadwick was too ill to join the party, hence why McGahey travelled. Brazil are the most successful country in world football having won the World Cup five times. The Exeter City Football Club’s new Grecian Voices website has been produced utilising the expertise of the University of Exeter to further support the centenary celebrations in Exeter. "The money that has paid for this trip, and it hasn't cost the club anything, is not money that would normally have come to the club," said business development manager Bruce Henderson. Thanks to the Grecians, football had created an unforeseen patriotism among the Brazilian people. The team play in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system. Yellow fever prevented passengers from landing in Recife and Salvador da Bahia. I thought it was merely a question of local corruption, and that they merely wanted a fine.
Meanwhile, the Brazilian organiser of the tour says Fluminense could make the return journey to Devon and face Exeter in the future. Whether he did or did not the image was created of a plucky and long-suffering race facing up to tall, strong and healthy Europeans - an idea that still forms part of the Brazilian national psyche. City would be the first team of professionals to play in Brazil. The 6,000-capacity ground, which to this day is the home of Fluminense, was full well before kick-off. The club is owned by the club's supporters through the Exeter City Supporters' Trust. An estimated 10,000 people saw the game.

This game was marred by a bizarre incident however, as when City took the lead Racing Club's secretary threatened the referee with a revolver, attempting to persuade him to send off Lagan (who had kicked Ochoa in the stomach, meaning he had to be carried off). A little ball practice, and after this was over a dip followed. McGahey wrote of an appointment he had with a Mr Harry Robinson, explaining that once the ship landed in Rio de Janeiro, he phoned the shore from the boat, asking Robinson to join him on board. The mobile app was developed collaboratively between Professor Giannachi, research student Will Barrett, 1010 Media, ECFC and Royal Albert Memorial Museum(RAMM). Mr Farley said:“Working in partnership with the University to record, save and share our heritage has been a highlight of my first three years as a Trustee. It facilitates the ability to both find out about the clubs history and gives access to places and bits of the city that no longer exist, such as the Red Lion Inn, where ECFC was formed on Sidwell St. Will Barrett, a lifelong Exeter City fan and University of Exeter researcher involved in the project explained:“The App provides a bite sized history of the football club and digestible pieces of information that not only traces the club at St James’s but across the city. The fixture will take place at Estádio das Laranjeiras, the home of Fluminense, on Sunday 20th July 2014, just one week after the 2014 FIFA World Cup final is held five miles away at the Maracanã. Then the talking and gesticulating commenced - shoulders shrugging, hands flourishing, eyebrows raising, and tongues going.

Later that day, City beat Rio de Janeiro 5-3 (Charlie Pratt 2, Lagan, Goodwin, Hunter). The Exeter City Football Club’s new Grecian Voices website has been produced utilising the expertise of the University of Exeter to further support the centenary celebrations in Exeter. It's like a dream come true. "We'll certainly break even, although I'm always cautious about over-promising. I know that there is a lot of history there and I think that both the club and the players are going to be a massive part of Brazil's history for a long time. “Our club would like to formally pay tribute to the President and his board of Fluminense for the respect and friendship they have shown to our club.”. They had gone for a dip in the sea, unaware that bathing was banned at that beach.
The occasion was - as the Tannoy proudly announced - the second time that Exeter City had played Brazil. Newspapers reported "praise for the correctness and mastery with which the Brazilians had rendered useless the efforts of the English professionals".

[8] Talking about the trip, then club captain Scot Bennett said: "I know bits and bobs, I've read a lot in the newspapers recently, learning what the game was all about, with Exeter playing Brazil a hundred years ago and being the first team to do that. However, the Rosario League Committee had not been consulted and refused to accept the arrangements, resenting the fact that their game would be the day after one of the main fixtures of the tour and claiming that City would not be able to produce their best form. "When it's all done and dusted and books are written and DVDs are sold, I think we'll show a small profit. During the game, Lagan and Fort walked off the pitch, but were convinced to return to the field and finish the game. Matches against other Brazilian teams are expected to be announced at a later date along with details for supporters wishing to travel to Brazil.

[1], When the idea of playing three extra matches was discussed with McGahey on 8 June, what Harry Robinson and the Fluminense officials had in mind were games involving players based in Rio de Janeiro.