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SANTOS Definition


The Roswell Soccer Club is a powerful combination of two main bodies at work.

1) RSC REC Programs: Roswell Recreation and Parks Department is in charge of the RSC Recreation Soccer Programs for all youth players between the ages of 2-18 years old. Aly Wade is the Athletics Coordinator and Jason Kearney is the Athletics Supervisor and the two of them are responsible for the REC Programs.

2) RSC SANTOS Programs: Santos is the Academy and Select Programs of RSC. Director of Coaching, Mike Farnham, and the RSC Board of Directorswork with Aly and Jason to oversee the Santos Academy and Select Programs.

Roswell Recreation and Parks Department and Roswell Santosare partners in the soccer programs of RSC for the City of Roswell. Together, they work collaboratively to provide a wonderful experience in the beautiful game for the RSC Soccer Families!


1976: The Roswell Recreation and Parks Department youth recreational soccer program startedwith 6 teams

1978: the recreational program had more than doubled in size and added its first adult soccer team

1981: Roswell added its first Select soccer team and the recreational program again doubled to 31 teams.

late 1980s: The Roswell Soccer Club was formedand was developed to assist the City with the soccer programs and fundraising.

Today: Roswell Soccer Club has 1,200 youth participants and provides a wide variety of programs for ages 2-18: Kiddie Kickers (2 & 3s), World Cup (4 & 5s), Recreational (6-18s), Academy (7-11s) and Select (11-18s).


SANTOS What does it mean?

Definition of SANTO

santo, which is most commonly translated as "saint" as a noun, "holy" as an adjective. Like the English words "saint" and "sanctify," santo comes from the Latin word sanctus, meaning "holy."




plural noun: SANTOS

a painted or carved wooden image of a saint common especially in Mexico and the southwestern United States


SANTOS (Portuguese) [ˈsəntuʃ]n (Placename) A city of southeast Brazil on an offshore island in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of So Paulo. Settled in the 1540s, it is a major port, and the worlds leading coffee port. Population: 416,000.

Why are we called Santos?

When the Select program was being formed one of the founding members asked his son what name should be used for our Club. Without hesitation the young boy said the name of his favorite Club team, Santos. The reason that the boy loved Santos was because his favorite player, Pel, was a star member of the Santos Club for his entire career. The father and son thought that it would be a great honor to use the name of one of the worlds best Futebol Clubs in the world and that is how we became known as Santos.

Who is Santos FC?

Santos Futebol Clube (Brazilian Portuguese) commonly known as Santos and referred to as Peixe (IPA: [pejʃe], meaning Fish), is a Brazilian professional football club based in Vila Belmiro, a bairro in the city of Santos. Despite being primarily an association football team, Santos compete in a number of different sports. It plays in the Paulisto (the State of So Paulos premier state league, as well as the Brasileiro, (the top tier of the Brazilian football league system). Santos are one of the only five clubs to have never been relegated (moved down to a lower division), along with So Paulo, Flamengo, Internacional and Cruzeiro.

The club was founded in 1912 by the initiative of three sports enthusiasts from Santos by Raimundo Marques, Mrio Ferraz de Campos, and Argemiro de Souza Jnior as a response to the lack of representation the city had in football. Since then, Santos became one of Brazils most successful clubs, becoming a symbol of Joga Bonito (English: The Beautiful Game) in football culture, hence the motto "Tcnica e Disciplina" (Technique and Discipline). The most recognized Santista anthem is the "Leo do Mar" written by Mangeri Neto. This was largely thanks to the Peixes golden generation of the 1960s which contained players such as Gilmar, Mauro Ramos, Menglvio, Coutinho, Pepe and Pel, named the "Athlete of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee,[1] and widely regarded among football historians, former players and fans to be the best and most accomplished footballer in the games history. Os Santsticos, considered by some the best club team of all times,[12] won a total of 24 titles during that decade including five consecutive Brasileiros (the top tier of the Brazilian Football league system)a feat that remains unequaled until today. Os Santsticos also became the first squad in the world to win the Continental Treble, winning the Paulisto (the State of So Paulos premier state league, the Brasileiro, and the Copa Libertadores in 1962.

The Santista club is the most successful club, alongside So Paulo, in Brazilian Football, in terms of overall trophies and regarded as the most accomplished club in the world. Santos is the most successful club in the Brasileiro, becoming national champions on eight occasions, a record they share with Palmeiras. It has also won 20 Paulistos, three Copa Libertadores, two European/South American Cups, one Supercopa de Campeones Intercontinentales, one Copa CONMEBOL (the precursor of current Copa Sudamericana) one Copa do Brasil and one Recopa Sudamericana. In 1962, Santos became the first club in the world to win four out of four competitions in a single year, thus completing the quadruple, comprising the aforementioned treble and the European/South American Cup.[23] On January 20, 1998, Santos became the first team, in any category in the world, to reach the milestone of 10,000 goals in the entire history of football, scored by Jorginho.