Guarani Futebol Clube

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Official Logo
Full name Guarani Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Bugre (Indian)
Founded April 2, 1911; 103 years ago (1911-04-02)
Stadium Estádio Brinco de Ouro da Princesa,
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Ground Capacity 32,453[1]
President Alvaro Negrão de Lima
Head coach Tarcísio Pugliese
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
2013 Série C, 14th
Home colors
Away colors
Carlos Gomes

Guarani Futebol Clube is a Brazilian football club located in Campinas, São Paulo. Guarani is also known as Bugre, a popular term for an Indigenous Brazilian. Guarani's supporters are known as bugrinos.


Guarani Futebol Clube was founded on April 1, 1911, in the city of Campinas, São Paulo, as Guarany Foot-Ball Club, by the initiative of 12 Gymnasio do Estado (currently known as Culto à Ciência) students, including Pompeo de Vito, Hernani Felippo Matallo and Vicente Matallo.[2] Those students usually played football at Praça Carlos Gomes.[2] Vicente Matallo became Guarani's first president.[2] Guarani was officially founded on April 1, 1911, however to avoid jokes being made by the supporters of rival teams due to the association with April Fool's Day, the directors of Guarani changed the official foundation date to April 2, 1911.[3] Guarani was named after maestro Antônio Carlos Gomes' opera "Il Guarany". Antônio Carlos Gomes was born in Campinas, Brazil, and is one of the most distinguished nineteenth century classical composers.[3]

In 1949, Guarani won Campeonato Paulista Second Division, gaining the right to play in the first division in the following year.[3]

As of 2012, Guarani is the only Brazilian interior team to have won the national championship (not counting Santos, since despite the fact Santos is not a state capital, it is located in the coastline). The club won Campeonato Brasileiro in 1978, after defeating Palmeiras.[4] Presently, the club has played Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A.



Winner (1): 1978
Runners-up (2): 1986, 1987
Winner (1): 1981
Runners-up (2): 1991, 2009
Runner-up (1): 2008


Winner (1): 1949
Runner-up (1): 2011
Runners-up (2): 1988, 2012

Youth team[edit]

Winner (1): 1994

Titles timeline[edit]

Youth team titles[edit]


Overview of the Brinco de Ouro stadium.
Brinco de Ouro stadium, during a night game.

Guarani's stadium is Estádio Brinco de Ouro da Princesa, built on May 31, 1953,[5] with a maximum capacity of 30,988 people.[6]


Guarani's biggest rival is Ponte Preta, who also hail from Campinas. The games between Guarani and Ponte Preta are known as Derby Campineiro.[7]

Performances in the Série A[edit]

Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position
1971 - 1981 - 1991 - 2001 19th 2011 -
1972 - 1982 3rd 1992 9th 2002 16th 2012 -
1973 15th 1983 16th 1993 6th 2003 13th 2013 -
1974 12th 1984 - 1994 3rd 2004 22nd 2014 -
1975 12th 1985 15th 1995 19th 2005 - 2015 -
1976 10th 1986 2nd 1996 6th 2006 -
1977 28th 1987 2nd 1997 21st 2007 -
1978 1st 1988 14th 1998 19th 2008 -
1979 16th 1989 20th 1999 8th 2009 -
1980 16th 1990 - 2000 17th 2010 18th

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Diego
Brazil GK Juliano
Brazil GK Léo
Brazil DF Anderson
Brazil DF Max
Brazil DF Thiago Matias
Brazil DF Thiago Pagnussat
Brazil DF Diogo
Brazil DF Jefferson Feijão
Brazil DF Oziel
Brazil DF Marquinhos
Brazil DF Renan Oliveira
Brazil MF Ademir Sopa
Brazil MF Rafael Coutinho
Brazil MF Dener
Brazil MF Felipe Merlo
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Michel Elói
Brazil MF Mika
Brazil MF Simião
Brazil MF Wellington Monteiro
Peru MF Juan Cominges
Brazil MF Everton
Brazil MF Gabriel Esteves
Brazil MF Rossini
Brazil MF Thiago Gentil
Brazil FW Clebinho
Brazil FW Dudu
Brazil FW Erik
Brazil FW Fernando Gaúcho
Brazil FW Siloé
Brazil FW Wilson

Youth players with first team experience

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

No. Position Player
Brazil DF Afonso
Brazil DF Paulo Henrique
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Juninho
Brazil MF Victor
Brazil FW Pablo

First-team staff[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Coach Tarcísio Pugliese  Brazilian

Guarani players in the World Cup[edit]

The following Guarani players played for Brazil in the World Cup:



Goals scored
Guarani Futebol Clube - logo.png
1. Careca 109
2. Nenê 100+


  • Torcida Fúria Independente
  • Guerreiros da Tribo


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b c "História" (in Portuguese). Plantão do Bugre. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  3. ^ a b c Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 182–183. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 
  4. ^ "IV Copa Brasil - 1978 [Brazilian Championship]". RSSSF. 2000-06-08. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  5. ^ "Brinco de Ouro" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  6. ^ "Football Stadiums of South America". Fussballtempel. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  7. ^ "Derby Campineiro" (in Portuguese). Clássicos do Futebol Brasileiro. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 

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