Francisco Carregal

Bangu Atlético Clube was formed in 1904 by employees of the Companhia Progresso Industrial do Brasil Textiles Factory in Bangu,  Rio de Janeiro. Early sides featured a combination of Englishmen, Italians, Portuguese and Brazilians.
 Francisco Carregal, a weaver at the factory,is often cited as being the first black player in senior football in Brazil.