Coritiba Foot Ball Club

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Full name Coritiba Foot Ball Club
Nickname(s) Coxa (Thigh)
Glorioso (Glorious)
Vovô Coxa (Grandfather Coxa)
Coxa-Branca (White-Thigh)
Founded October 12, 1909; 105 years ago (1909-10-12)
Ground Couto Pereira, Curitiba, Brazil
Ground Capacity 41,936 (Since 2014)
President Rogério Bacellar
Head coach Marquinhos Santos
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
2014 13th
Website Club home page
Estádio Couto Pereira
One hour before the match between Coritiba and Ceará in the 2007 Campeonato Brasileiro

The Coritiba Foot Ball Club, commonly known as Coritiba or "Coxa Branca", is a Brazilian football club from Curitiba, Paraná. It is the state's oldest football team. Coritiba has been champion in Paraná State 37 times, more times than both Coritiba's main rivals combined (Atlético Paranaense has 22 titles and Paraná Clube, 7). Coritiba was champion of the Brazilian Championship once and has the worldwide record of 24 consecutive victories.[1]

Coritiba hold the worldwide record for consecutive victories at 24, achieved between February and May 2011. Coritiba is the first team from the south of Brazil to win a national title, the 1973 Torneio do Povo. In Paraná, it is the first club to win Série A (the main title of Brazil) and compete in the two main continental competitions, the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana. The second main competition of the country, the Copa do Brasil, Coritiba was a first too, he was the first club of state to reach the semifinals of the competition in 1991, 2001, 2009, and the finals in 2011 and in 2012.

Coritiba is the only club who won six consecutive times the Paraná State League: from 1971 to 1976. As of 2013, they are the currently titleholders of the competition, winning four consecutive times: 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Coritiba is the club with the most participations in this championship.

It is the first place of FPF ranking (Federação Paranaense de Futebol), in 14th place of CBF, in 83rd place of Conmebol, and 125th place of IFFHS. The club has more than 30 thousand members.

As of 2013, Coritiba has partnerships with Porto and Benfica of Portugal, Chivas Guadalajara of Mexico, Daegu of South Korea and VVV-Venlo of the Netherlands. The partnerships includes loaning and exchange of youth players. Coritiba is the first club of south Brazil supporting American football. From the partnership between Coritiba and Barigui Crocodiles, Coritiba Crocodiles was founded, one time Brazilian champion, five times champion of the state and two times of the south conference.



In year of 1909, some young boys met in Clube Ginástico Teuto-Brasileiro Turnverein (Gymnastic Club German-Brazilian Turnverein), where immigrants and descendants of Germans lived in Curitiba, they met to practice sports. In one of these meetings of July, everyone's attention was on Frederico "Fritz" Essenfelder, important member of group, who appeared with a leather ball in hand. Fritz introduced the ball to his friends, explaining that it was a soccer ball, showed the main rules of this new sport, some reports state that this left everyone very excited. After that day, Fritz and his club friends, began promoting matches between themselves in the field of the Quartel da Força Pública (Public Force Headquarters).

  • "Fritz did in Paraná, which Charles Miller produced in Brazil: released the ball and the game exciting." – Luiz Geraldo Mazza[2]

Sometime later, came the invitation to play against a club made up for British and employees who was working in railroad Ponta Grossa. In the night of day October 12, 1909, Fritz called to met in old Theatro Hauer (Hauer Theatre), to made some decisions for the tour. In this meeting, they decide to made the first team of state called "Teuto-Brasileiro".

The first match[edit]

On October 23, 1909, in Ponta Grossa, the first official match of Coritiba. Opponent team was called Clube de Foot Ball de Tiro Pontagrossense, made up for British and workers of American South Brazilian Engineering Co.. The match ended 1–0 to Tiro Pontagrossense with a goal of Elias Mota.

Coritiba team of first match was made up with the own founders of club: Arthur Iwersen, Erothildes Carlberg, Leopoldo Obladen, Arthur Hauer, Alfredo Labsch, Alfredo Hauer and Walter Dietrich; Teodoro Obladen, Carlos Schleker and Roberto Juchks; Fritz Essenfelder, Johann Maschke, Waldemar Hauer, Alvin Hauer and Rudolf Kaastrup.

Club foundation[edit]

The next day of game in Ponta Grossa, excited with new sport, the young boys discussed the possibility of creating of new clube devoted exclusively to soccer practice. In players, who already exceeded 50 people, had people with a non-German, the idea was also become the new club independent of Clube Turnverein (In this Clube Turnverein not allowed the association of people not German). In December 1909, the idea began a many meetings in Theatro Hauer. After many meetings, in January 30, 1910 was founded "Coritibano Foot Ball Clube", name which the young boys was called in Ponta Grossa when club played in there.

The first meeting was made on April 21, 1910, after club request all rules of sport in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. In this meeting made voting to first new Board of Directors, made up for president João Viana Seiler and his vice-president Arthur Hauer, the first and second secretary José Júlio Franco and Leopoldo Obladen respectively, the first and second treasurer Walter Dietrich and Alvim Hauer respectively, and Fritz was team captain. In this meeting, the name of club was changed to "Coritiba", the old name of Paraná capital, because in the city have a social club called "Coritibano". With foundation of Coritiba Foot Ball Club, open the soccer cycle in Paraná state.

1910s and 1920s[edit]

Began the search of a field. The chosen place was Hipódromo do Guabirotuba (hippodrome of Guabirotuba), ex-Jockey Clube do Paraná (until 1955) and current Puc-PR, in place beyond has a bleachers needed to accommodate fans, has a center racetrack (one big area not used). After the place was adapted to accommodate football matches, the new stadium was called "Prado de Guabirotuba", and in this place Coritiba played till 1917. The inauguration was in June 12, 1910, against Ponta Grossa Foot Ball Club (the new name of Clube de Foot Ball de Tiro Pontagrossense). Coritiba won the match by 5–3. This is the first match of soccer in Curitiba, assisted by just over 200 people.

In 1915, was dispute for the first time Campeonato da Cidade (City Championship) and Campeonato Paranaense, with Coritiba participating in two competition. In the next year, Coritiba was sacred champion of both competitions. In July 2, 1916, Coritiba thrashed of 7–0 against Spartano in Campeonato Paranaense, began a first great thrashed of club in officials matches. The highlights of club in year was José Bermudes, better known as Maxambomba, he was first soccer player from a team of Paraná to be summoned to the national team. In 1917, Coritiba won Torneio Afonso Camargo (Afonso Camargo Championship) and in this year Coritiba began to play in Parque da Graciosa (Graciosa's Park), in Juvevê, where is built new stadium which stood until 1932.

In 1920, Coritiba won Torneio Início. In the next year, Coritiba won Torneio Início again, and won Torneio da Cruz Vermelha and Torneio de Tiradentes too. In the same year, on August 15, Coritiba won 1X0 against Seleção Paulista (Paulista Team), which was the basis of the Brazilian national team, for the first time puts football in Paraná evidence nationwide. The forward Maxambomba and the midfielder Gonçalo Pena are summoned to the Brazilian national team to play 1921 South American Championship, current Copa América. In 1924, dispute the first official match against that has became his most rival in state, Clube Atlético Paranaense. The match, disputed on June 8, Coritiba thrashed 6–3 in Atlético, with four goals of Ninho. In day August 15, 1926, Coritiba won Seleção Gaúcha (the match result was 3–1). The Seleção Gaúcha had their uniforms stolen and this team had to play with uniform of Atlético-PR. This soccer match generated Dia do Atleta Coritibano (Day of Coritibano athlete). In the same year, in November 7, Coritiba applies the biggest thrashed in history of Campeonato Paranaense, 13–x1 against Paraná Sports, with five goals of Staco. In 1927, already Antônio Couto Pereira as president, Coritiba won Campeonato Paranaense in campaign of eight wins in nine soccer matches, and with Staco making seven goals in victory of 9–0 against Savoia. In the same year, won Campeonato da Cidade and Taça Fox too, in this year the rivalry between Coritiba and Atlético-PR.

1930s and 1940s[edit]

In 1930, Coritiba won Torneio Início. In November 23, Coritiba thrashed Atlético-PR with 7–4, and in this soccer match was the classic with more goals made in history. In the next year, Coritiba won Campeonato Paranaense and Campeonato da Cidade. In Campeonato Paranaense in 1931 is a chapter in Coritiba history, mainly in decision with Palestra Itália (team), in this match have a character that will be immortalized in the history of the club, Moaçir Gonçalves, the first black people a wear a shirt of capital team. Moacir was manager and a player of Coritiba, common fact of this time. What is not common was the black people in Curitiba. He see your team loses for 3–1, with Palestra needed just a draw, Moacir decided to entered in the game. With only 20 minutes, Coritiba won that match, the match result was 5–4 for Coritiba. Another character important of that season was José Fontana, a young ball boy of Coritiba dubbed "Rei dos Vagabundos" (King of Bums), just because he always lie waiting the ball. During the training for a Sunday match, the titular goalkeeper was delayed. Pizzatto so summoned the young ball boy of 16 years to be goalkeeper. His performance was perfect, and let everyone astonished, and the next day they were registering it in the Federation to debut in Sunday match. The game was, Coritiba against Atlético-PR in Baixada, Coritiba won the game 1–0. The best player in field was the goalkeeper, which became known as "King" and, posteriorly, he was the first goalkeeper paranaense to be summoned for Brazilian national team. In 1932, Coritiba won Torneio Inicio and the Torneio dos Cronista Esportivos too. On August 7, Coritiba won Atlético-PR 6–1 playing in rival house and with a reserve team. In November 19, Coritiba inaugurates Belfort Duarte. The inaugurates match was against América-RJ, in that time was champion of Campeonato Carioca, Coritiba won that match 4–2. After this, Coritiba won many championship, like Campeonato da Cidade (1933, 1935 and 1939), Campeonato Paranaense (1933, 1935 and 1939), Torneio Arthur Friedenreich (1934) and Torneio Início (1939)

In January 23, 1941, Coritiba play his first match against foreign team, draw with Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata of Argentina in Belfort Duarte. In 1941 and 1942, Coritiba won two times champion of Campeonato Paranaense for the first time, Neno score seven goals in victory of 10–2 against Jacarezinho on February 1, 1942. On March 18, friendly game against Avaí, Coritiba won 4–1, and in this game was inaugurates spotlights of Belfort Duarte and it was the first nightly game of Paraná. On December 8, Coritiba applies his first thrashed against a team out of state, won against Internacional 7–4 in friendly game on Belfort Duarte. In 1943, Coritiba won Torneio Imprensa and Torneio Luis Aranha. In 1944, Coritiba won Torneio Getúlio Vargas, and in the next year, Coritiba won the Torneio da Cidade de Curitiba. On this time, Couto Pereira left the presidency of club after two mandates and thirteen years on command team. In 1946 and 1947, won Campeonato da Cidade and two times champion of Campeonato Paranaense. In 1947, Coritiba won Campeonato Paranaense in every category (aspirant, amateur, juvenile and professional), Coritiba was dubbed "Campeoníssimo" (Translate to English was "super champion"). On July 12, 1949, Coritiba play his first match against one club out of continental of America, won Rapid Vienna of Austria 4–0 in Vila Capanema. Rapid Vienna was the current Austrian champion at this time.

  • Little Pizzatto, the "Fire Hair": To the oldest generation, don't have any people like he in middle of Parana soccer[3]
  • Moacyr Gonçalves: Playing for the club in beginning of the 1930s, he was the first African Brazilian to play and training in club of Curitiba
  • Neno, Club idol and homeland hero. On FEB, during the World War II, he fought against nazism and fascism.[4]
  • King, the "King of Bums": From boy ball to goalkeeper of clube, he was the first goalkeeper of Parana state to be summored in Brazilian national team.[5][6]

1950s and 1960s[edit]

In 1950, Coritiba won Torneio Triangular de Curitiba, and in 1951 and 1952, Coritiba won Torneio Início and two times champion of Campeonato Paranaense. In 1935, Coritiba won Torneio Quadrangular Interestadual and Torneio Quadrangular de Londrina. In 1954 and 1956, is champion of Campeonato Paranaense. In 1956, already in command of Aryon Cornelsen, who stay in presidency till 1963, In 1957, Coritiba won Campeonato Paranaense again and won Torneio Início too. In 1959, Coritiba won Campeonato Paranaense again, ending the '50s with six state titles.

In 1960, o Coritiba won Campeonato Paranaense again. In the same year, lost his celebrated coin game to Grêmio, for Taça Brasil. After three draws between the club, the title was decided on heads or tails. In 1967, Evangelino da Costa Neves is the new president of Coritiba, staying for more than twenty years, with three mandates. In August 6, Coritiba won Atlético de Madrid of Spain in Belfort Duarte, by 3–2, with 3 goals from Walter. On December 12, Coritiba won Hungary national team, for 1–0 in Belfort Duarte. Hungary beat Brazil in World Cup in the last year.

In 1968, Coritiba was champion of Campeonato Paranaense after eight years without any titles, and in this year he won Torneio Internacional de Verão. In June 2, Coritiba play against Nápoli of Italy, on Belfort Duarte. On November 13, Coritiba team play, with a Federation shirt, against Brazilian national team in Belfort Duarte, the match result was 2–1 to Brazil.

In 1969, Coritiba won two times Campeonato Paranaense and made your first tour out of Brazil, playing in friendly games in Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Netherlands and Belgium, and also participates in III Torneio Cidade de Murcia (III Tournament Murcia's City), in Spain, and won Taça Pierre Colon (Cup Pierre Colon), in France. During this tournaments, Coritiba play with main clubs of each country, Valência of Spain, Borussia Dortmund of Germany, Bordeaux of France, Feyenoord of the Netherlands, Austria Viena of Austria, Levski of Bulgaria, and Anderlecht of Belgium.

  • Krüger, the "Flecha Loira": A life dedicated of Coritiba.[7]
  • Fedato, the "Estampilla Rubia": He was the biggest defender of history of Coritiba and Paraná soccer.[8]
  • Duílio: He was the best scorer of history of Coritiba and Campeonato Paranaense.[9]
  • Miltinho: During 13 years, he was titular of Coritiba and all of Paraná state team[10]


In 1970, wanting to stir the fans and gather resources to increase Belfort Duarte, Evangelino uses the strategy of Atlético-PR and becomes major signings. In the first wave, came Rinaldo (ex-Palmeiras), Joel Mendes (ex-Santos) and Hidalgo (former XV de Piracicaba), who made history like club captain. The club goes again to international tour, participates in friendly games in France, Yugoslavia, Algeria, Romania and Portugal, they play against Algeria national team and Sporting of Portugal. Coritiba won Torneio Internacional de Verão (Tournament International of Summer) in 1970 and 1971.

In 1971, Coritiba took the final football hegemony in Parana called Golden Decade. The state title opens a series to win six Campeonatos Paranaenses consecutive (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976), the biggest following of victories in history of Parana soccer professional. On January 18, 1971, Coritiba win France national team for 2x1 in Belfort Duarte. Days before the match, France had beaten an Argentina national team.

In 1972, in third international tour, participates a friendly games in Algeria and Marrocos, participates too of Triangular in Turkey. During this tour, Coritiba play against Fenerbahçe and Turkey and Marrocos national teams. Back unbeaten to Brazil, Coritiba receives Fita Azul. In the same year, Coritiba play against Benfica of Portugal and the Hungary and Congo national team in Belfort Duarte.

In 1973, Coritiba won Torneio do Povo, becoming the first team of south Brazil to win a tournament of nationwide. In June 18, Coritiba won Paraguai national team for 1–0 in Belfort Duarte. Coritiba won Quadrangular de Goiás in 1975 and Taça Cidade de Curitiba/Taça Clemente Comandulli in 1976 and 1978. In 1977, the name of stadium Belfort Duarte is change to "Major Antônio Couto Pereira", and in 1978 and 1979, Coritiba won two Campeonatos Paranaense, ending the '70s with eight states titles. Still in 1979, ending Brasileirão in third place.

  • Jairo, the "Pantera": He was the player who wear shirt of club more time.[11]


In 1980, Coritiba is fourth place in Brasileirão, Coritiba thrashed two times in Brasileirão winning 7–1 against Ferroviário and Desportiva. Yet, after this competition Coritiba entered in administrative and financial crisis which reflects in soccer, and which left the club without important title till 1985.

Em 1981, won a Quadrangular do Trabalhador, and due the poor campaigns in Campeonato Paranaense, participates in 1981 and 1983 of Taça da Prata, the second division of Brasileirão. In 1983, won Torneio Ak-Waba, in Ivory Coast. In this tournament, Coritiba play against Bulgaria national team twice, because Bulgarians, unreconstructed losing 2–0, challenge Coritiba for a match ending in a draw 1–1. In 1984, Coritiba back to Brasileirão and ending Campeonato Brasileiro in eighth place.

1985 – Brasileirão champion[edit]

In 1985, happen the most glory to Coritiba and Paraná football till then. Discredited, the club commanded for Ênio Andrade supplants the challenges and win the Brazilian team winning in penalties against Bangu in Estádio do Maracanã. Fans of Vasco, Flamengo, Fluminense, and Botafogo going to support Bangu, summing more than 91 thousand fans.

In the same year of national title, Coritiba won too Torneio Maurício Fruet and participates of two friendly games against Cerro Porteño, drawing the first match for 0–0 in Assuncion (Paraguay), and winning the second for 2–0 in Couto Pereira.

In 1986, Coritiba plays Copa Libertadores da America becoming the first team of state a dispute this competition. In this year, Coritiba won Campeonato Paranaense. In 1987, Coritiba is invitation to join Clube dos 13 and participate of Copa União (União Cup).

In 1989, Coritiba won Campeonato Paranaense. In this year, made a good campaign in Brasileirão, but Coritiba denied to agree a change in calendary who made the club play one day before Vasco da Gama – your opponent in group. Coritiba so don't go to match against Santos in Juiz de Fora and was punished to CBF with a loser of 1–0, the lose of more five points and the fall to Série B. In June 18, Coritiba win Japan national team for 1x0 in Couto Pereira.


In the year of 1990, the drama of last year still slaughter the club, who entered in new crisis which spreads for the first half of decade. Nevertheless, Coritiba made a good performance in Copa do Brasil of 1991, achieve semi-finals. After two years in Série B, in 1992, Coritiba up the division, but fall again in 1993. In 1995, with a lose to Matsubara, Evangelino Neves is pressed to left the club. Édison Mauad, Sérgio Prosdócimo and Joel Malucelli goes to presidency and fight to beat the doubts and made a good time. They can do and Coritiba up to Série A.

But in statewide, Coritiba had a fasting of titles, even passing near twice, 1995 and 1996. In 1995, in excited final against rival Paraná (team), Coritiba ended losing in Pinheirão 1–0.

In 1997, Coritiba is champion of Festival Brasileiro de Futebol, championship of less expression, but in this hard moment lived by the club, this title was very celebrated for the Coritiba fans. In the next year, January 19, Coritiba wins 3–1 the friendly but limited Jamaica national team, which participate, month later, of World Cup. In the 1998 Brasileirão, Coritiba had a great performance, ending the first phase in third place. In the knockout phase, but, is eliminated for Portuguesa, ending the competition in sixth place. Remember in that game of elimination, Coritiba was brave, win the match and could be enlarge with forward Claudinho, who lose a goal but he try to cover the goalkeeper of Portuguesa with two fellows in the side.

In 1999, Coritiba back to be a champion of Campeonato Paranaense after nine years without a state title.


In 2001, Coritiba had a good first semester, being vice-champion of Copa Sul-Minas (South-Minas Cup) and coming to semi-finals of Copa do Brasil. But in Campeonato Paranaense ended eliminated in semi-finals one more time for Paraná. Coritiba took a goal in 93 minutes (48 minutes of second time), of Fernando Miguel.

In 2002, after a bad began, Coritiba improvement in season and shine like one of the bests teams of Brasileirão. But, Coritiba loses for Gama. In 2003, beyond he was champion of Campeonato Paranaense unbeaten, he was fifth in Brasileirão, he was allowed to play Libertadores da América next year. In 2004, he won Campeonato Paranaense again and participates of cups Sul-Americanas and Libertadores da América.

In 2005, after a bad campaign in Campeonato Brasileiro, the team is fall to Série B of competition. In that year, Coritiba had the fourth average attendance of tournament, with 18,688 per match. In 2006, Coritiba began in command of coach Marcio Araújo, and posteriorly Estevam Soares. After eliminations of Campeonato Paranaense and Copa do Brasil, Estevam was fired, he was replace by Paulo Bonamigo. During Campeonato, Coritiba was first for many rounds, but ended the championship in sixth place, he can't not up for Série A.

In 2007, Guilherme Macuglia was the new boss, he was in command during Campeonato Paranaense, Copa do Brasil and part of Campeonato Brasileiro. In July 2007, Renê Simões was hired like new boss after fired of Macuglia. During this period, the players revealed for basic category was highlights like defender Henrique, the midfields Marlos and Pedro Ken and striker Keirrison, beyond the players like Gustavo, Túlio and goalkeeper Edson Baston. In November 3, with four games to spare, Coritiba was up to Série A of Brasileirão to draw with Vitória, in Couto Pereira. On November 24, in last game, with a victory against Santa Cruz in Estádio do Arruda (Arruda Stadium), Coritiba sacred champion of Serie B in 2007.

In 2009, Coritiba was fall to Série B. But in 2010, Coritiba was up again to Série A, and Coritiba did not fall then.

2010/2011/2012 seasons[edit]

In 2010, Coritiba won the Campeonato Paranaense and the Coritiba fans celebrated the title early against his biggest rival with a victory for 2–0 in Couto Pereira, with goals of Marcos Aurélio and Geraldo. During the Campeonato Brasileiro, Coritiba wasn't the favorite for title, due he was can't play in Couto Pereira for 10 games, but the Coritiba was strong, and even far of house, he was good, and when he back to Couto Pereira he was first in table. He back to house in September 18, in victory of 2–0 against Portuguesa, with 30,414 fans making a big party.

On November 9, 2010, with three games early, Coritiba back to Série A after he was win against Duque de Caxias 3–2 in São Januária. On November 20, with a draw against Icasa in Romeirão, Coritiba was sacred champion of Série B with one game early.


On April 24, 2011, the club just needed a draw to win the state championship title a game early, Coritiba was champion of Campeonato Paranaense again, after defeating Atlético Paranaense (3–0), in a game in Arena da Baixada. The two-time champion of state was unbeaten, with only two draws.

On April 28, with a win against Caxias for 1–0 in an official game for the 8th-finals of Copa do Brasil of 2011, the club entered in the history of Brazilian soccer after beating the record of consecutive wins, replacing Palmeiras in 1996, who made 21 victories. With a win against Cianorte, ending unbeaten Campeonato Paranaense of 2011, and thrashing against Palmeiras (6–0), for the Copa do Brasil, Coritiba made 24 consecutive victories and 29 undefeated games.

Coritiba qualified to the 2011 Copa do Brasil final, after defeating Ceará. In the final, against Vasco da Gama, they were defeated 1-0 in the first leg, and won 3-2 in the second leg, but did not win the cup because of the away-goals rule.


In 2012, Coritiba won again the Campeonato Paranaense and he was three times champion and rated again in final of Copa do Brasil. But, in decision of national tournament, one more time he was second place, with a draw against Palmeiras (2–1). Coritiba almost lost the first match for 2–0, in Barueri.

Other sports[edit]

Although best known as a football, Coritiba is first team in South Brazil who support American Football. With a partnership between Coritiba and Barigui Crocodiles are founded Coritiba Crocodiles. Coritiba Crocodiles is four times state champion and two times south conference champions.

Club records[edit]

  • First match: Coritibano-Tiro Pontagrossense 0–1 (October 23, 1909)
  • First official match: Coritiba-Ponta Grossa 5–3 (June 12, 1910)
  • First goal scorer: Fritz Essenfelter
  • Biggest win (National Competitions): Coritiba-Ferroviário 7–1 (Couto Pereira, April 16, 1980), Coritiba-Desportiva-ES 7–1 (Couto Pereira, May 4, 1980) & Coritiba-Palmeiras 6–0 (Couto Pereira, May 5, 2011)
  • Heaviest defeat (national competitions): Grêmio-Coritiba 5–0 (Olímpico, February 29, 1984) & Palmeiras-Coritiba 5–0 (Parque Antártica, August 17, 1996)
  • Most appearances (any competition): Jairo – 440 (1971–77), (1984–87)
  • Record goal scorer: Duílio Dias – 202 (1954–64)
  • Consecutive victories[12]):Coritiba has the Guinness Book worldwide record of consecutive victories (24), achieved between February and May 2011.

Kit manufacturers[edit]

Shirt sponsors[edit]

Period Shirt Sponsors
2013 Brazil Caixa
Brazil Pro Tork
Brazil Netshoes
United States Coca-Cola
2012 Brazil BMG
Brazil IRA Motoparts
Brazil Netshoes
Brazil Limagrain-Guerra
United States Coca-Cola
2011 Brazil BMG
Brazil IRA Motoparts
Brazil JMalucelli
Brazil Limagrain-Guerra
United States Coca-Cola
2010 Brazil BMG
Brazil IRA Motoparts
2009 Brazil Positivo Informática
Brazil Lupo
2007–2009 Brazil Previsul Seguradora
2007 Brazil Mastercorp Ribbons
2006 Brazil Radial
Brazil Vale Fértil
2004–2005 Brazil Claro
2001–2002 Italy Tim
1995–2000 Japan Sanyo
1994 Brazil Renner Herrmann S.A.
1993 Brazil Bauducco
1987–1991 United States Coca-Cola
1987 Brazil Müller
1986 Brazil Romani S.A.
1985 Brazil Britânia


2007, 2010
1916, 1927, 1931, 1933, 1935, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1989, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
1976, 1978


Estádio Couto Pereira is Coritiba's home stadium.

  • Name: Estádio Major Antônio Couto Pereira
  • Capacity: 37,182 (biggest in Paraná State)
  • Address: Rua Ubaldino do Amaral, 37
  • Record attendance: (General) – 70,000 (Pope John Paul II, 1980) [11], (Game) – The stadium's attendance record in a football match currently stands at 65,943, set on May 15, 1983 when Atlético-PR played against Flamengo (2–0).
  • Field dimensions: 109,00m x 72,00m
  • Year opened: 1932

The stadium was founded as Belfort Duarte. Couto Pereira was the president of the club and he was responsible for the stadium being built. When he died in 1977, the stadium name was changed to Couto Pereira.


Coritiba's biggest rivals are from the same city: Clube Atlético Paranaense e Paraná Clube. The games between Coritiba and Atlético-PR are called "Atlé-Tiba". And the games between Coritiba and Paraná is called "Para-Tiba".

Higher scores[edit]

Coritiba biggest victories[edit]

Against Paraná State Teams[13]
Day Score Against Place Championship
November 7, 1926 13–1 Paraná (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1926)
June 21, 1952 11–0 Bloco Morgenau (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1952)
August 28, 1965 11–0 Olímpico (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1965)
June 27, 1953 10–0 Britânia (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1953)
March 17, 1940 10–0 Pinheiral (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1939)
August 11, 1929 10–0 Paranaense (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1929)
September 8, 1929 10–1 Aquibadan (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1929)
February 1, 1942 10–2 Jacarezinho (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1941)
February 9, 1947 10–2 Palmeiras (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1946)
February 9, 1957 10–2 Palestra Itália (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1957)
March 11, 2000 9–0 Francisco Beltrão (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (2000)
January 2, 1927 9–0 Savóia (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1926)
June 23, 1946 9–1 Água Verde (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1946)
March 9, 1957 9–1 Bloco Morgenau (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1957)
December 4, 1960 9–1 Iraty (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1960)
Against other teams[13]
Day Score Team Place Championship
August 16, 1995 8–0 Ferroviária (SP) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (1995)
April 16, 1980 7–1 Ferroviário (CE) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (1980)
May 4, 1980 7–1 Desportiva (ES) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (1980)
February 27, 2008 6–0 Tuna Luso (PA) Curitiba (PR) Copa do Brasil (2008)
May 5, 2011 6–0 Palmeiras (SP) Curitiba (PR) Copa do Brasil (2011)
August 28, 1960 5–0 Paula Ramos (SC) Curitiba (PR) Taça Brasil (1960)
November 12, 1979 5–0 Mixto (MT) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (1979)
November 26, 1995 5–0 Mogi Mirim (SP) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (1995)
August 10, 2003 5–0 Flamengo (RJ) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (2003)
June 14, 2009 5–0 Flamengo (RJ) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (2009)
September 11, 2011 5–0 Botafogo (RJ) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (2011)
May 1, 1981 5–1 Cruzeiro (MG) Curitiba (PR) Torneio Dia do Trabalhador (1981)
January 30, 1999 5–1 Criciúma (SC) Criciúma (SC) Copa Sul Brasileira (1999)
November 28, 2004 5–1 Vitória (BA) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (2004)
October 27, 2006 5–1 Vila Nova (GO) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (2006)
November 22, 2008 5–1 Santos (SP) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (2008)
October 12, 2010 5–1 América (RN) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (2010)
October 19, 2010 5–1 Vila Nova (GO) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (2010)
June 5, 2011 5–1 Vasco (RJ) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (2011)

The 24 consecutive wins – 2011[edit]

Matches Date opponent Competition
1 February 3 Coritiba 5–0 Iraty Campeonato Paranaense
2 February 6 Rio Branco 1–4 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
3 February 10 Corinthians-PR 1–2 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
4 February 13 Coritiba 3–0 Roma Campeonato Paranaense
5 February 16 Ypiranga 0–1 Coritiba Copa do Brasil
6 February 20 Coritiba 4–2 Atlético-PR Campeonato Paranaense
7 February 24 Coritiba 2–0 Ypiranga Copa do Brasil
8 February 27 Cianorte 1–2 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
9 March 6 Coritiba 3–2 Operário Campeonato Paranaense
10 March 9 Paranavaí 0–3 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
11 March 13 Coritiba 4–2 Paraná Campeonato Paranaense
12 March 17 Atlético-GO 1–2 Coritiba Copa do Brasil
13 March 20 Cascavel 0–3 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
14 March 23 Coritiba 2–0 Arapongas Campeonato Paranaense
15 March 26 Iraty 2–4 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
16 March 30 Coritiba 3–1 Atlético-GO Copa do Brasil
17 April 2 Coritiba 6–2 Rio Branco Campeonato Paranaense
18 April 10 Coritiba 1–0 Corinthians-PR Campeonato Paranaense
19 April 14 Coritiba 4–0 Caxias Copa do Brasil
20 April 17 Roma 1–4 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
21 April 24 Atlético-PR 0–3 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
22 April 27 Caxias 0–1 Coritiba Copa do Brasil
23 May 1 Coritiba 2–0 Cianorte Campeonato Paranaense
24 May 5 Coritiba 6–0 Palmeiras Copa do Brasil

Ten top attendances in Couto Pereira[edit]

  1. Coritiba 3 x 0 Atlético-PR, 68,311 people, in 05/21/1980, Campeonato Paranaense
  2. Coritiba 0 x 2 Flamengo, 58,311 people, in 11/21/1983, Campeonato Brasileiro
  3. Coritiba 2 x 0 Colorado-PR, 53,571 people, in 09/16/1979, Campeonato Paranaense
  4. Coritiba 3 x 0 Atlético-PR, 52,028 people, in 05/01/1990, Campeonato Paranaense
  5. Coritiba 1 x 0 Corinthians, 51,662 people, in 05/11/1980, Campeonato Brasileiro
  6. Coritiba 1 x 1 Vasco, 50,582 people, in 12/12/1979, Campeonato Brasileiro
  7. Coritiba 0 x 0 Atlético-PR, 47,307 people, in 12/13/1978, Campeonato Paranaense
  8. Coritiba 2 x 0 Paranavaí, 47,208 people, in 03/23/2003, Campeonato Paranaense
  9. Coritiba 0 x 0 Atlético-PR, 46,217 people, in 12/10/1978, Campeonato Paranaense
  10. Coritiba 2 x 2 Flamengo-RJ, 45,458 people, 11/09/1988, Campeonato Brasileiro

Current squad[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of August, 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 Vanderlei
3 Brazil DF Luccas Claro
4 Brazil DF Welinton (on loan from Flamengo)
5 Brazil MF Baraka
6 Brazil DF Dener
7 Brazil MF Zé Eduardo (on loan from Genoa)
8 Brazil MF Gil
9 Brazil FW Keirrison
10 Brazil MF Alex
11 Argentina FW Alejandro Martinuccio (on loan from Fluminense)
12 Brazil GK Vaná
14 Brazil DF Bonfim
20 Brazil MF Robinho
21 Brazil DF Walisson
22 Brazil DF Reginaldo
25 Brazil DF Chico
26 Brazil MF Misael
28 Brazil DF Moacir
30 Brazil DF Carlinhos
32 Brazil GK William Menezes
33 Brazil FW Bartola
35 Brazil MF Sergio Manoel
36 Brazil DF Diogo
37 Brazil MF Dudú
No. Position Player
38 Brazil GK Samuel
40 Brazil DF Norberto
43 Brazil MF Luizinho
44 Brazil DF Leandro Almeida
45 Angola FW Geraldo
48 Brazil MF Germano
77 Cameroon FW Joel (on loan from Londrina)
99 Brazil FW Júlio César
–– Brazil DF Cleiton
–– Argentina DF Raúl Iberbia
–– Brazil DF Eltinho
–– Brazil DF Jackson
–– Brazil MF Hélder (on loan from Bahia)
–– Brazil MF Marcos Paulo
–– Brazil MF Artur
–– Brazil MF Djair
–– Brazil MF Élber (on loan from Cruzeiro)
–– Brazil MF Thiago Primão
–– Brazil MF Zé Rafael
–– Brazil FW Everton Costa
–– Brazil FW Anderson Aquino
–– Brazil FW Maykon
–– Brazil FW Rafhael Lucas
–– Brazil FW Caio

Second-team squad (Coritiba B)[edit]

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

No. Position Player
−− Argentina DF Raúl Iberbia
−− Brazil DF Jackson
−− Brazil MF Djair
−− Brazil MF Marcos Paulo
No. Position Player
−− Brazil FW Anderson Aquino
−− Brazil FW Fumaça
−− Brazil FW João

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 DF Alisson Kelvin (at J. Malucelli)
−− Brazil DF Ceará (at J. Malucelli)
−− Brazil DF Cleiton (at Ceará)
−− Brazil DF Demerson (at Bahia)
−− Brazil DF Dirceu (at Londrina)
−− Brazil MF Lincoln (at Bahia)
−− Argentina MF Darío Bottinelli (at Universidad Católica)
No. Position Player
−− Brazil FW Maykon (at Novo Hamburgo)
−− Brazil FW Everton Costa (at Vasco da Gama)
−− Brazil FW Caio Vinicius (at J. Malucelli)


Current technical staff[edit]

Name Position
Brazil Marquinhos Santos Head coach
Brazil Tcheco Assistant Coach
Brazil Marcelo Serrano Assistant Coach
Brazil Alexandre Lopes Fitness Trainer
Brazil Glydiston Ananias Fitness Trainer
Brazil Carlos Pracidelli Goalkeeper Coach

Managers (1998 – present)[edit]

Past managers (1971–1997)[edit]


Greats squads of Coritiba[edit]

Some specialized magazines voted the best Coritiba's team of all time, formed by the best players to play for Coritiba till the time of research. Two only players was presence in all researchs and the players are Fedato and Miltinho. Jairo, Hildago, Nilo, Krügger and Zé Roberto appear in two of three lists:[14]

Grandes Times Brasileiros (1971) 
Joel - Tonico, Fedato, Pescuma, Carazzai - Miltinho, Hidalgo, Tião Abatiá - Baby, Ivo, Ronald
Lance! - Especial (2005) 
Jairo - Hermes, Fedato, Oberdan, Nilo - Miltinho, Hidalgo, Alex, Krügger - Zé Roberto, Aladim
Placar - Especial (2009) 
Jairo - Ninho, Fedato, Pizzatinho, Nilo - Miltinho, Zé Roberto, Krügger - Lela, Duílio, Pachequinho



Your name is a capital of Paraná, according a graphy of this time: Coritiba. The current and official orthography of city was established in 1919, ten years after a foundation of club. But in name of an old and honor tradition, the club keep his original graphy. The same happen the words "foot ball" and "club", was in English because in time don't have a word similar to say in Portuguese.

The word "Curitiba" had during his history many orthographies, like Coritiba and Curityba.


His colors, the green and white, was the colors of flag of Paraná state.

Founded on October 12, 1909, Coritiba was the oldest "green and white" team in Brazilian soccer, and one of the oldest of world.


The club's logo is a green globe with the initials CFC in white on the center, along with twelve white stylized pine seeds. The logo's colors, green and white, are the same as Paraná state flag's.

Coritiba's first logo was very simple: a white background inside a green circle, with the initials CFC in green.

The team kit[edit]

Coritiba's first kit was used from 1909 to 1916, and was composed of green and white vertical stripes.

Coritiba's second kit, used from 1916 to 1976 was an all-white one.

The current home kit is composed of a white shirt, with two green parallel horizontal stripes and black shorts and white socks. The away kit is composed of a green and white vertical stripes shirt, black shorts and green socks. These kits were adopted in 1976.


The official club anthem lyrics were composed by Cláudio Ribeiro, and the music by Homero Rébuli. There is also an unofficial anthem, called Coritiba Eterno Campeão (Coritiba Eternal Champion), which was composed (both the lyrics and the music) by Francis Night. A third anthem, which lyrics were composed Vinicius Coelho and the music by Sebastião Lima also call the team the "eternal champion".

The mascot[edit]

The club's mascot is an old man nicknamed Vovô Coxa (Grandpa Coxa), and represents the club's tradition of being the oldest football club of Curitiba.


External links[edit]