|Full name||Club Nacional|
|Nickname(s)||La Academia, Tricolor|
|Founded||5 June 1904|
|Ground||Estadio Arsenio Erico|
|Chairman||Juan Carlos Galeano|
Club Nacional is a Paraguayan football team, based in the neighbourhood of Barrio Obrero in Asunción, founded in 1904. Internationally, the club is referred to as Nacional Asunción, in order to distinguish itself from Uruguay's Nacional and Colombia's Atlético Nacional.
The club was founded on June 5, 1904 by a group of alumni of the Colegio Nacional de la Capital, one of the oldest public schools in Asunción. The club was originally named Nacional Football Club, taking the name from "Club Nacional de Football" the Uruguayan club, whose shield and three colors were taken to associate the national origin. It is also referred as related to the school the founders attended. Its first president was Víctor Paredes Gómez and white was selected as the team color because that was the color of the Nacional de la Capital School uniform. For the emblem of the club, the colors of the Paraguayan flag were chosen.
Nacional is one of the traditional teams in the Paraguayan league and they have won a total of nine championships so far. Their nickname "La Academia" (the academy) was given to them because of their excellent youth system that produced great players such as Arsenio Erico, who is considered as the best Paraguayan footballer of all time.
In 2009 Nacional won the Clausura title after 63 years.
One of the club's youth teams played at the 2009 Torneo di Viareggio, the 2010 Torneo di Viareggio, the 2011 Torneo di Viareggio, the 2012 Torneo di Viareggio and the 2013 Torneo di Viareggio.
- Primera División (9): 1909, 1911 (undefeated), 1924, 1926, 1942, 1946, 2009 Clausura, 2011 Apertura, 2013 Apertura.
- División Intermedia (3): 1979, 1989, 2003
- To appear in this section a player must have either:
- Been part of a national team squad at any time.
- Played in the first division of any other football association (outside Paraguay).
- Played in a continental and/or intercontinental competition.
- Ever Hugo Almeida (1992)
- Daniel Raschle (July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009)
- Ever Hugo Almeida (July 1, 2009 – April 15, 2010)
- Juan Manuel Battaglia (April 1, 2010 – Dec 31, 2011)
- Javier Torrente (Jan 1, 2012 – April 19, 2012)
- Gustavo Morínigo (April 16, 2012–15)
- Ricardo Dabrowski (2015)
- Daniel Raschle (2015–2016)
- Ever Hugo Almeida (2016–
- Plantel Principal
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