Club Athletico Paranaense

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Athletico Paranaense
Club Athletico Paranaense logo.svg
Full nameClub Athletico Paranaense
Nickname(s)Furacão "Time de Guerra" "Maior do Paraná" "El Paranaense" "Rubro-Negro"
FoundedMarch 26, 1924 (96 years ago) (1924-03-26)
GroundArena da Baixada
PresidentMario Celso Petraglia
ManagerDorival Júnior
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Paranaense
2019Série A, 5th
Paranaense, 1st
WebsiteClub website

Club Athletico Paranaense, commonly known as Athletico-PR, is a Brazilian football team from Curitiba in Paraná, founded on March 26, 1924. The team won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Brazil's top football division, in 2001, the Copa Sudamericana in 2018 and the Copa do Brasil in 2019.


The club was founded in 1924 thourgh the merger of International Football Club and América Futebol Clube, two traditional clubs in Curitiba.[1]

The club's first match, a friendly one, was played on April 6, when Athletico Paranaense beat Universal FC 4–2.[2]

Athletico Paranaense has participated in the Copa Libertadores, in 2000, 2002, 2005, 2014, 2017 and 2019. In 2005, Athletico Paranaense was the runner-up of the competition being defeated in the finals by São Paulo.[3]

A survey taken in 2005 by Paraná Pesquisas Institute showed that Athletico Paranaense has the largest number of supporters in Curitiba.[4]

In 2006 and 2018 Club Athletico Paranaense had a good performance in the Copa Sudamericana, reaching the semifinals after defeating high-profile teams like Argentina's River Plate and Uruguay's Nacional. They finally won the competition in 2018 defeating Colombia's Junior in the final.

In 2007, the team partnered with the American MLS club FC Dallas. In 2010 they also announced a partnership with Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands.[citation needed]

On 15th February 2015 the club signed Indian winger Romeo Fernandes on loan from Dempo S.C. and through this contract he became the first and only Indian footballer to play in a South American top tier league.

Team colors and uniform[edit]

Originally in 1924 Athletico used to play using a horizontally striped in red and black shirt, along with white shorts and red and black socks.[citation needed]

Former logo of Atlético Paranaense, used until December 2018

In 1989 Athletico's administrators wanted to differentiate the team's uniform from the other red and black teams in Brazil (mainly speaking of Flamengo, Sport Recife and Vitória), so they changed the home shirt to be vertically striped in red and black (the team kept playing with white socks and white shorts). In 1996 Athletico changed the color of the socks and the shorts from white to black.[citation needed]

In December 2018, Athletico's administrators changed the club's crest to be four alternating red and black diagonal stripes which decreased in size from top to bottom, resembling a hurricane, echoing the club's nickname. The Club also changed their name from 'Clube Atlético Paranaense' to its original name in the Portuguese orthography when it was founded, 'Club Athletico Paranaense', which some[who?] believe to be a move in order to further differentiate themselves from Atlético Mineiro, another prominent Brazilian club. The club also changed the kits: the home kit, which had been a red and black vertically-striped shirt, black shorts and black socks for twenty-two years became a predominantly red shirt, with a black collar, and the four diagonal stripes from the crest enlarged and going across both the front and back of the lower third of the shirt in black. The shorts and socks remain black. The away strip released with this kit was a white shirt with a black collar. In place of the four diagonal stripes were eight thin diagonal lines in the place of the outline of the larger ones seen on the home shirt; these too were black. The shorts and socks were white.[5]


Arena da Baixada in 2019.jpg

The home stadium is the Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães, built in 1914 and renovated several times is traditionally known as Arena da Baixada. Besides hosting important club games, Arena da Baixada also hosted 4 World Cup games in 2014 and other events like the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League, the UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic and many music concerts. Arena da Baixada is also the only stadium in South America with a retractable roof and was the first to use artificial turf (with FIFA approval).[citation needed]


  • United States Orlando City SC (MLS) – The technical partnership connects City with a club that boasts a world-class training facility and one of Brazil’s top academies.[6]
  • India All India Football Federation (AIFF) – On 13 November 2014, Paranaense signed a partnership with AIFF, the governing body of Indian football, on a contract lasting till the end of 2015.[7] The idea was presented by Technical director Rob Baan. Its main motive would be to help India for "development of a strong Indian side in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[8]

Current squad[edit]

First team[edit]

As of 21 March 2020[9]

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 Santos
2 Brazil DF Jonathan
3 Argentina MF Lucho González
5 Brazil MF Wellington
6 Brazil DF Márcio Azevedo
10 Brazil MF Marquinhos Gabriel (on loan from Cruzeiro)
11 Brazil MF Nikão
13 Brazil DF Khellven
14 Brazil DF Robson Bambu
16 Brazil DF Abner
17 Brazil FW Guilherme Bissoli
18 Brazil MF Léo Cittadini
21 Brazil DF Adriano
22 Brazil GK Léo
No. Position Player
23 Brazil DF Pedrão (on loan from Palmeiras)
26 Brazil MF Erick
27 Brazil DF Zé Ivaldo
28 Brazil FW Vitinho
29 Brazil FW Pedrinho
33 Brazil DF Lucas Halter
44 Brazil DF Thiago Heleno (captain)
55 Brazil MF Fernando
93 Brazil GK Jandrei (on loan from Genoa)
96 Brazil FW Carlos Eduardo (on loan from Palmeiras)
98 Brazil GK Anderson
Colombia DF Felipe Aguilar
Brazil MF João Pedro
Brazil FW Walter

Under-23 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
19 Brazil GK Gabriel
20 Brazil DF Luan Patrick
25 Brazil MF Léo Gomes
30 Brazil FW Vinicius Mingotti
40 Brazil FW Jáderson
43 Brazil MF Ramon
88 Brazil MF Christian
99 Brazil GK Bento
Brazil GK Juliano
Brazil DF Wálber
Brazil DF Wesley
Ecuador DF Josué Cuero
Brazil DF Léo Simas
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Bruno Leite
Brazil MF Denner
Brazil MF Kawan
Brazil MF Elias Carioca
Uruguay MF Juanma Boselli (on loan from Defensor)
Brazil MF Pedro do Rio
Brazil MF Raimar
Brazil FW Jajá
Brazil FW Julimar
Brazil FW Kleiton
Brazil FW Luiz Fernando (on loan from Tombense)
Brazil FW Paulo Victor
Brazil FW Reinaldo

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 GK Caio (at Água Santa until 26 April 2020)
Brazil DF Cascardo (at FK Senica until 30 June 2020)
Brazil DF Éder (at Atlético Goianiense until 31 December 2020)
Brazil DF Nicolas (at Atlético Goianiense until 31 December 2020)
Brazil DF Reginaldo (at Atlético Goianiense until 31 December 2020)
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Geovane (at Inter de Limeira until 26 April 2020)
Brazil MF Matheus Anjos (at Botafogo-SP until 30 November 2020)
Brazil FW Demethryus (at Anapolina until 26 April 2020)
Brazil FW Yago (at Ituano until 26 April 2020)


Current technical staff[edit]

Role Name
First team coach Brazil Dorival Júnior
Assistant manager Brazil Lucas Silvestre
Fitness coach Brazil Túlio Flôres
Goalkeeping coach Brazil Felipe Faria
  • Last updated: 16 January 2020
  • Source: [2]


Position Staff
President Mario Celso Petraglia
1st Vice-president Fernando Cesar Corrales
2nd Vice-president Lauri Antônio Pick
  • Last updated: December 28, 2019
  • Source: [3]



Winner (1): 2018
Winner (1): 2019


Winner (1): 2001
Winner (1): 2019
Winner (1): 1999
Winner (1): 1995


Winners (25): 1925, 1929, 1930, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2016, 2018, 2019
Winners (2): 1998, 2003

History in competitions[edit]

[citation needed]

Brazilian League
Year 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Pos. * * 28th 9th 28th 29th 44th 62nd 11th
Year 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Pos. * * 32nd 4th 11th * 18th 20th 19th 18th
Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Pos. * 17th 15th 24th * * 8th 12th 16th 9th
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Pos. 13th 1st 14th 12th 2nd 6th 13th 12th 13th 14th
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Pos. 5th 17th * 3rd 8th 10th 6th 11th 7th
Copa Libertadores
Year 2000 2002 2005 2014 2017
Pos. 9th Group stage Runners Up Group stage Round Of 16
Copa Sudamericana
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2018
Pos. 3rd 19th 12th 1st stage Champions

(*): Not participated

Head coaches[edit]


  1. ^ "CA Paranaense". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "Atletico Paranaense Champion of Marbella Cup 2013". Football February 11, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  3. ^ Sao Paulo 4(5)-0(1) Paranaense... Tercer título continental del Sao Paulo on Medio Tiempo, 14 Jul 2005
  4. ^ "Maioria rubro-negra" (in Portuguese). Gazeta do Povo. October 16, 2005. Archived from the original on June 2, 2008. Retrieved August 8, 2008.
  5. ^ "Athletico Paranaense 2019 Home & Away Kits Released by Umbro". Footy Headlines. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "Orlando City SC Announces Partnership with Clube Atlético Paranaense". Orlando City SC. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  7. ^ "Colectiva em Nova Delhi anuncia official mente o accordo com a AIFF nesta ouinta". Atletico Paranaense. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  8. ^ "Brazil's Atletico Paranaense inks deal with AIFF". Chris Daniel. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  9. ^ "Equipe - Conheça os jogadores do CAP - Clube Atlético Paranaense".
  10. ^ [1]

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