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Flamengo fans at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Flamengo is known for being the most popular team in Brazil. Surveys show that there are over 35 million people supporting Flamengo all around Brazil. Because of that Flamengo supporters are known as "Nação Rubro Negra", meaning Red & Dark Nation, since there are more supporters than the population of many countries. Flamengo supporters are also known for their fanaticism about the club and they hold several records in the Brazillian league like having the best average attendance (12 times, the second one is Atlético Mineiro with 9), or the match with the greatest numbers of attendants between two football clubs. Flamengo played against Santos in the Maracanã stadium watched by 155523 supporters in the Brazillian League final of 1984, however some say that the official numbers are wrong and that there were more than 160000 people in Maracanã. Flamengo's match with the greatest number of attendants was Flamengo x Fluminense in Carioca Championship of 1963, with 194603 spectators. There are 13 times in which Flamengo has took more than 150000 people in the stadiuum in official matches. Flamengo supporters were listed as heritage of the people by the Mayor Office of the city of Rio de Janeiro in 2007.