Fluminense Football Club is a sports club based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Fluminense Football Club was founded on July 21, 1902 in Rio de Janeiro by Oscar Cox, a Brazilian of British heritage. Settled in the then aristocratic neighbourhood of Laranjeiras, Fluminense was formed by sons of the elite who had come into contact with football while studying in Europe. The first official match was played against now defunct Rio FC, and ended 8-0 for Fluminense. The first achievement came in 1906, when Fluminense won its first Campeonato Carioca.