Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, popularly known as Corinthians, was initially formed by a group of railway workers back in 1910. The club currently generates the highest revenue of any Brazilian club and has also been one of the country's mot successful teams on the field. The club's main rivalries are the Derby Paulista, which refers to matches against Palmeiras and the Clássico Majestoso, which refers to matches against São Paulo.
Although the club enjoyed success throughout the 1930s and occasionally in the 1940s, it was during the 1950s that Corinthians really hit their stride. In the 1951 season, the club set a record by scoring 103 goals across the course of the season and the team triumphed in the Rio-São Paulo Championship on three occasions during the decade.
Corinthians have won the Campeonato Paulista twenty-six times, have been crowned champions of Série A five times and have lifted the Copa do Brasil three times. In 2012, they were winners of the Copa Libertadores, defeating Boca Juniors in the final. The club has also won the FIFA Club World Cup on two occasions, most recently in 2012, where they successfully overcame Chelsea.
Corinthians supporters have been lucky enough to see some great footballers play for the club over the years. In the 1930s and 1940s, Teleco scored 251 times in just 246 games. During the 1960s and 70s, fans were delighted by the grace and trickery of Rivelino and in the late 70s and early 80s, the club housed Sócrates, one of the all-time greats of Brazilian football.
The Estádio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho has served as the club's home since 1940. The stadium, also known as the Estádio do Pacaembu, has a capacity of 40,199. In 2013, the club are expected to move to their new home, the Arena Corinthians, which will hold a maximum of 48,000 supporters for Corinthians matches and will host the opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.