Esporte Clube Juventude

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Juventude
Juventude logo.svg
Full name Esporte Clube Juventude
Nickname(s) Periquito (The Parakeet)
Papo
Ju
Founded June 29, 1913; 101 years ago (1913-06-29)
Ground Alfredo Jaconi, Caxias do Sul, Brazil
Ground Capacity 30,519
President Raimundo Demore
Head coach Picoli
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
2014 Série D, 2nd (promoted)
Website Club home page

Esporte Clube Juventude, also known as Juventude, is a Brazilian football team in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul. The club competed several times in the Série A, won the Copa do Brasil and the Série B once and competed once in the Copa Libertadores.

Juventude's greatest rival is Caxias.

History[edit]

Juventude was founded on June 29, 1913, by 35 youngsters from Caxias do Sul, descendants of Italian immigrants, being one of the first football clubs in that community. Antônio Chiaradia Neto was chosen as the club's first president.

On July 20, 1913, Juventude played its first game, against Serrano, from the city of Carlos Barbosa, Rio Grande do Sul. The game ended 4-0 in favor of Juventude.

On March 8, 1915, Juventude lost its first game ever. Fußball, from the nearby town of Montenegro, beat Juventude 4-1, ending a 23-game invincibility streak.

On October 10, 1919, Juventude joined the Rio Grande do Sul state football association

In 1920, the club became professional after signing some Uruguayan players.

On December 11, 1975, the first match against Caxias was played, which ended 1-0 to Juventude. The goal was scored by Da Silva. This match is known as the Ca-Ju derby.

On May 25, 1993, Juventude signed a partnership with Parmalat, bringing more investment to the club.

On December 4, 1994, Juventude won the second division of Campeonato Brasileiro, which was the first national title won by the club, gaining promotion to the first division.

On June 7, 1998, Juventude won the Campeonato Gaúcho without losing a single match.

On June 27, 1999, Juventude won its most important national title, the Copa do Brasil, gaining the right to contest the Copa Libertadores in the following year.

In 2000, Juventude played the Copa Libertadores for the first time, but the club was eliminated in the first stage.

Finally in 2013 Juventude finished Série D as 2nd and promoted to Série C for 2014 season.

Stadium[edit]

Juventude's stadium is Estádio Alfredo Jaconi, inaugurated in 1975, with a maximum capacity of 23,519 people.

Achievements[edit]

1994
1999
1998
2011, 2012

2000 Copa Libertadores[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Juventude 1-0 El Nacional
The Strongest 5-1 Juventude
Palmeiras 3-0 Juventude
El Nacional 2-0 Juventude
Juventude 4-0 The Strongest
Juventude 2-2 Palmeiras
Position Team Points Played
1 Palmeiras (São Paulo) 10 6
2 El Nacional (Quito) 10 6
3 Juventude (Caxias do Sul) 7 6
4 The Strongest (La Paz) 7 6

Anthem[edit]

The club's official anthem lyrics were composed by Ernani Falcão, and the music by Rodolfo Storchi.

There is another anthem, which is an unofficial one, and was composed (both the lyrics and the music) by Paulo Gazola, and is called Hino da Volta do Ju, meaning Anthem of Ju's Return.

Current squad 2014[edit]

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 Diego
2 Brazil DF Hélder
3 Brazil DF Pereira
4 Brazil DF Heverton
5 Brazil MF Lucas
6 Brazil DF Alan Rodrigues
7 Brazil MF Rogerinho
8 Brazil MF Jardel
9 Brazil FW Zulu
11 Brazil FW Thiago Santos
12 Brazil GK Aírton
13 Brazil DF Douglão
14 Brazil DF Duda
15 Brazil MF Vacaria
No. Position Player
18 Brazil MF Alans Schons
19 Brazil FW Brenner
21 Brazil MF Abraão
23 Brazil MF Fabrício Lusa
29 Brazil FW Roberson
30 Brazil DF Flávio
31 Brazil GK Elias
33 Brazil DF Klaus
50 Brazil MF Wallacer
77 Brazil FW Renan Winck
90 Equatorial Guinea FW Jônatas Obina
99 Brazil FW Douglas V.
Brazil DF Rafael

Technical staff[edit]

References[edit]

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