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Casimiro, Brazil

Casimiro Esporte Clube, also known as CEC, is a Brazilian football (American soccer) team from the mountainous city of Casimiro de Abreu, Rio de Janeiro state.

Rio de Janeiro is the smallest state in the Southeast macroregion and one of the smallest in Brazil. It is, however, the third most populous Brazilian state—with a population of 16 million people in 2011 (making it the largest population density state in Brazil), and the third longest coastline in the country. The city was called Indaiaçu until 1925 when it made a name change to pay homage to the poet, Casimiro José Marques de Abreu. Born in Casimiro de Abreu, Casimiro (1839–1860) was a Brazilian poet, novelist and playwright, adept of the “Ultra-Romanticism” movement. He is famous for the poem “Meus oito anos” (“My eight-years-old”).

When the team explained their story to us, we knew that their passion for the game and city would be what made up the identity of this great team. We look forward to hearing of their great successes!

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