Clube Atlético Paranaense

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Atlético Paranaense
Atlético Paranaense
Full name Clube Atlético Paranaense
Nickname(s) Furacão (Hurricane)
Founded May 26, 1924 (90 years ago) (1924-05-26)
Ground Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães
Ground Capacity 43,981
President Mário Celso Petraglia
Head coach Doriva
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
2013 Série A, 3rd

Clube Atlético Paranaense, commonly known as Atlético Paranaense, is a Brazilian football team from Curitiba in Paraná, founded on March 26, 1924. The club won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (Premier League) in 2001.

In a survey released by the IFFHS (International Foundation for History and Statistics Soccer), an organization that publishes a monthly world ranking of clubs recognized by FIFA on November 30, 2010, Atlético Paranaense was listed as the 9th largest soccer club in Brazil in the 21st century and 74th in the world, ahead of clubs like Athletic Bilbao, Arsenal, Juventus and Manchester City.

According to the independent auditors BDO RCS, the brand of the club is the thirteenth most valuable in Brazil, surpassing the 86 million reals.


Atlético Paranaense was born as the result of a merge between two older Curitiba teams, Internacional-PR and América-PR. The merger was announced on March 21, 1924 and formalized five days later, on March 26, when the club changed its name and its colors; the new board of directors also assumed the administration of the club. The chosen club's field was Internacional's old field, called Água Verde.

The club's first match was played on April 6, when Atlético Paranaense beat Universal FC 4-2.[1] Its first competitive match was on the 1924 Campeonato Paranaense, when they were beaten 6-3 by arch-rivals Coritiba. By participating in several championships with a good team, the club won its first state championship title in 1925, establishing the club as one of the main clubs in its state. In 1934, Atlético Paranaense acquired the groundplot where the Arena da Baixada is located.

In 1949, the club won its ninth Paraná State Championship, which gave them the nickname of Furacão (meaning hurricane, in English) - attributed to the club for its great campaign in the competition. Since then, Furacão has been the club's nickname.

In 1995 after Coritiba beat Atlético Paranaense 5-1, a new board of directors took over the control of the club, and started a strategic project called "Atlético Total".

Atlético Paranaense was the first Paraná state club to participate in the Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, today known as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. In 2001, Atlético Paranaense won its first Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, after defeating São Caetano; and in 2004 was runner-up, with the striker Washington scoring a record 34 goals in a single edition of the Série A.

So far, Atlético Paranaense has participated in four editions of the Copa Libertadores, in 2000, 2002, 2005 and 2014. In 2005, Atlético Paranaense was the runner-up of the competition being defeated in the finals by São Paulo after a controversial decision by the organization that forced Atlético to play both games away from his home town, being one of then at the São Paulo Futebol Clube stadium.

A survey taken in 2005 by Paraná Pesquisas Institute showed that Atlético Paranaense has the largest amount of supporters in Curitiba.[2]

In 2006 Clube Atlético Paranaense had a good performance in the Copa Sudamericana, reaching the semifinals after defeating high-profile teams like Argentina's River Plate and Uruguay's Nacional. In 2007, the team partnered with the American MLS club FC Dallas. In 2010 they also announced a partnership with Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands.

Team colors and Uniform[edit]

Originally in 1924 Atlético used to play using a horizontally striped in red and black shirt, along with white shorts and red and black socks.

In late 1940's Atlético changed the color of the shorts to black, in that time was that Atlético became known as "Furacão" (Hurricane) because of the great 1949 team, so the fans believed that the black shorts gave luck to them.

In the 1950s (up until the late 1980s) Atlético played using the same traditional shirt, but now with white shorts and white socks.

In 1989 Atlético's administrators wanted to differentiate the team's uniform from the other red and black teams in Brazil (mainly speaking of Flamengo, Sport Recife and Vitória), so they changed the home shirt to be vertically striped in red and black (the team kept playing with white socks and white shorts).

In 1996 Atlético changed the color of the socks and the shorts from white to black. Wearing this type of kit was that Atlético won the 2001 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the club's greatest achievement, and had great seasons in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A such as 1996, 2004 and 2010. This type of kit is that Atlético plays in today.


Arena da Baixada
Main article: Arena da Baixada

The home stadium is the Estádio Joaquim Américo, built in 1914 and renovated several times is traditionally known as Arena da Baixada, but just for a while until 2008 renamed Kyocera Arena. After being chosen as one of the stadiums for the 2014 World Cup, the Arena was closed for another renovation. The new capacity is 41456 seats. The three World Cup games played there involved, among other teams, the 2010 World Cup champion Spain. The new Arena da Baixada has a mechanical moving roof. With that the whole structure could close the stadium in less than 15 minutes, turning it into a closed space perfect for the city's cold winter. Right before the World Cup, the Arena da Baixada turned 100 years old, becoming the first Brazilian stadium to reach that longevity.

Current squad[edit]

As of February 12, 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Santos
2 Brazil DF Sueliton
4 Brazil DF Cleberson
5 Brazil MF Deivid
6 Brazil DF Natanael
7 Brazil FW Marcelo
8 Brazil MF João Paulo
9 Brazil FW Cléo
10 Brazil MF Marcos Guilherme
12 Brazil GK Wéverton
14 Brazil DF Ricardo Silva
16 Brazil DF Sidcley
17 Brazil MF Paulinho Dias
19 Uruguay DF Lucas Olaza
20 Brazil MF Otávio
21 Brazil MF Nathan
No. Position Player
22 Brazil GK Rodolfo
25 Brazil FW Mosquito
26 Brazil DF Carlos César
27 Brazil MF Bady
31 Brazil FW Bruno Furlan
32 Brazil FW Douglas Coutinho
38 Brazil FW Bruno Mendes
41 Brazil DF Lucas Alves
55 Brazil DF Draúsio
71 Brazil DF Léo Pereira
77 Brazil FW Éderson
92 Brazil DF Mario Sérgio
Brazil GK Alexandre
Brazil DF Willian Rocha
Brazil FW Dellatorre

Reserve team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Hugo
Brazil GK Renan Rocha
Brazil DF Renato Chaves
Brazil DF Erwin Spitzner
Brazil DF Rafael Zuchi
Brazil DF Tárik
Brazil MF Bruno Pelissari
Brazil MF Éverton
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Jonatan Lucca
Brazil MF Hernani
Brazil MF Maycon Canário
Uruguay MF Nicolas Milesi
Brazil MF Willyan Sotto
Brazil FW Pedro Gusmão
Brazil FW Taiberson

Under-18 squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Lucas Macanhan
Brazil GK Matheus Kayser
Brazil DF Jean Felipe
Brazil DF José Marcos
Brazil DF Jonathan Fernando
Brazil DF Gustavo Clarindo
Brazil DF Bruno Mota
Brazil MF João Pedro Heinen
Brazil MF Gustavo
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Renzo
Brazil MF Matheus
Brazil MF Matheus Moreira
Brazil MF Matheus dos Anjos
Brazil MF Mateus
Brazil MF Matheus Rossetto
Brazil MF Matheus Dutra
Brazil FW Dominic
Brazil FW Crysan

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK João Carlos (at Fortaleza)
Brazil DF Bruno Costa (at Joinville)
Brazil DF Raul (at Botafogo-SP)
Brazil DF Pedro Botelho (at Atlético Mineiro)
Brazil DF Héracles (at Avaí)
Brazil MF Derley (at Emirates Club)
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Carlos Alberto (at Santa Cruz)
Brazil MF Harrison (at Joinville)
Brazil MF Elias (at Khazar Lankaran)
Brazil FW Edigar Junio (at Joinville)
Brazil FW Fernandão (at Bursaspor)
Brazil FW Pablo (at Real Madrid B)


Current technical staff[edit]

Role Name
First Team Coach Spain Miguel Ángel Portugal
Assistant manager Brazil Leandro Ávila
First team fitness coach Spain Gonzalo Abando
Assistant fitness coach Brazil Marcio Henriques
Assistant fitness coach Brazil Jean Carlo Lourenço
Goalkeeping coach Brazil Luciano Oliveira
Under-23s coach Serbia Dejan Petković


Position Staff
President Mario Celso Petraglia
1st Vice-president Luiz Sallim Emed
2nd Vice-president Marcio Lara


Domestic competitions[edit]

Winner (1): 2001
Runner-up (1): 2004
Winner (1): 1995
Runner-up (1): 1990
Winners (22): 1925, 1929, 1930, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009
Winners (2): 1998, 2003


Runner-up (1): 2005

History in competitions[edit]

Brazilian League
Year 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Pos. * * 28th 9th 28th 29th 44th 62nd 11th
Year 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Pos. * * 32nd 4th 11th * 18th 20th 19th 18th
Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Pos. * 17th 15th 24th * * 8th 12th 16th 9th
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Pos. 13th 1st 14th 12th 2nd 6th 13th 12th 13th 14th
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pos. 5th 17th * 3rd

Copa Libertadores
Year 2000 2002 2005
Pos. 9th 1st stage 2nd
Copa Sudamericana
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009
Pos. 3rd 19th 12th 1st stage

(*): Not participated

International players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]


  1. ^ (in Portuguese).
  2. ^ "Maioria rubro-negra" (in Portuguese). Gazeta do Povo. 2005-10-16. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 

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