Brazilian post issued a commemorative stamp to honor the 100th anniversary of Paysandu Sport Club.
Paysandu Sport Club is a Brazilian football club located in Belem, Para. Paysandu is also known as Papao da Curuzu (or simply Papao, which means Bogeyman in Portuguese) because it won several titles in the 1940s and Curuzu from the name of the street where Paysandu's stadium sits.
Paysandu is a club in Northern Brazil, having won 45 State Leagues, 1 Regional League (Copa Norte in 2002) and 3 national titles (Brazilian League Second Division in 1991 and 2001 and the Brazilian Champions' Cup in 2002). However, they have recently fallen on hard times, suffering successive relegations in 2005 and 2006. They will play in the country's third level, Serie C, in 2007.
Paysandu attracted the world's attention in 2003 after the campaign in the Copa Libertadores, beating several traditional South American teams such as Cerro Porteno and Boca Juniors (at La Bombonera).
The stamp focuses a background stylized, highlighting the colors of Paysandu Sport Club, symbolic representation with the number "100", in all its glory, to indicate the Centenary, which is being enthusiastically celebrated by all its supporters and below, the words: History is made Passion / Passion History is made.