Club Guaraní

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Full name Club Guaraní
Nickname(s) Aurinegros, El Aborigen,
El Cacique
Founded 1903
Ground Estadio Rogelio Livieres
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Paraguay Federico Acosta
Manager Argentina Daniel Garnero
League Paraguayan Primera División
2016 Clausura 1st

Club Guaraní is a Paraguayan football team, based in the neighbourhood of Pinoza in outer Asunción. Founded on 12 October 1903, It is one of the oldest and most successful in the country, with eleven Primera División titles. They are the current defending champions.


Club Guaraní is the second oldest Paraguayan football club. It was founded in 1903 under the name of "Football Club Guaraní" and its first president was Juan Patri. The name of the club derives from the Guaraní people, a big part of Paraguayan culture and history. The colours of the club, black and yellow, were proposed by the Melina brothers (also among the founders of the club) in reference to the colours of Uruguayan club Peñarol, where the Melina brothers played for a few years. The mentioned colors were also used by English privateer Francis Drake in his emblem and shield, which is another reason why they were chosen to represent the club.[1]

Club Guaraní

Guaraní is one of the traditional teams from the Paraguayan football league and during their history they have won a total of ten championships and were runners-up in fourteen occasions. The most successful era in their history was in the 1960s, where they had an excellent team that won three titles. This era is known as the "golden decade" by the Guaraní fans.

Along with Olimpia, they play the "clásico añejo" (the oldest derby) because they are the two oldest teams from Paraguay. Also, Guaraní, Cerro Porteño and Olimpia are the only teams that have never played in the second division of the Paraguayan league.

In late May 2010, Guaraní became champions after 26 years after defeating Olimpia in a match that ended 2–1 to clinch the 2010 Apertura title.


1906, 1907, 1921, 1923, 1949, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1984, 2010 Apertura, 2016 Clausura


First team squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2016.

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

No. Position Player
1 Paraguay GK Ever Caballero
3 Uruguay MF Hernán Novick
4 Paraguay DF Marcelo Báez
5 Paraguay DF Julio Cáceres
6 Paraguay MF Rodolfo Gamarra
7 Paraguay FW Néstor Camacho
8 Uruguay MF Marcelo Palau
9 Uruguay FW Rodrigo López
10 Paraguay MF Iván González
12 Paraguay GK Alfredo Aguilar
13 Paraguay DF Edgar Aranda
14 Paraguay DF Tomás Bartomeus
15 Argentina MF Darío Ocampo
16 Paraguay MF Alberto Contrera
No. Position Player
17 Paraguay DF Luis de la Cruz
18 Paraguay DF Luis Cabral
19 Paraguay DF Carlos Rolón
20 Paraguay MF Juan Aguilar
21 Paraguay FW Nery Cardozo
22 Uruguay FW Carlos Núñez
23 Paraguay MF Wilson Pittoni
24 Paraguay FW Luis Nery Caballero
25 Uruguay GK Sebastián Fuentes
27 Paraguay MF Ramón Martínez
28 Paraguay FW Rodrigo Bogarín
29 Paraguay DF Nery Bareiro
Paraguay MF Jorge Morel

Reserve 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
Paraguay DF Armando Ruiz Díaz
Paraguay DF Nicolas Riquelme
Paraguay DF Reinaldo Silva
Paraguay MF Richard Lugo (on loan from Grosseto)
Paraguay MF Marcelo González
No. Position Player
Paraguay MF Christian Palacios
Paraguay MF Ignacio Florentín
Paraguay MF Luis González
Paraguay MF Marcelo Paredes
Paraguay MF Rafael Benítez
Paraguay MF Sergio Mendoza
Paraguay FW Críspulo Peña

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least 125 games for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Been part of a national team squad at any time.
  • Played in the first division of any other football association (outside of Paraguay).
  • Played in a continental and/or intercontinental competition.

Average attendance[edit]

Year Average
2009 Clausura 1.228
2010 Apertura 2.038
2010 Clausura 1.247
2011 Apertura 1.240
2011 Clausura 1.838
2012 Apertura 2.046
2012 Clausura 1.487
2013 Apertura 1.043
2013 Clausura 1.146
2014 Apertura 1.078
2014 Clausura 794
2015 Apertura 1.184

Managerial information[edit]

Club Guaraní managers from 1903 to present

Championship winning managers[edit]

Name Season Nationality
Salvador Melián 1906 Spain
Manuel Bella 1907 Argentina
Idelfonso López 1921 Paraguay
Idelfonso López 1923 Paraguay
Fulgencio Romaro 1949 Paraguay
Ondino Viera 1964 Uruguay
José María Rodríguez 1967 Uruguay
José María Rodríguez 1969 Uruguay
Cayetano Ré 1984 Paraguay
Félix Darío León 2010 Paraguay


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