Esporte Clube Juventude

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Full nameEsporte Clube Juventude
Founded29 June 1913; 106 years ago (1913-06-29)
GroundEstádio Alfredo Jaconi
PresidentRoberto Tonietto
Head coachMarquinhos Santos
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série C
Campeonato Gaúcho
Série B, 19th (relegated)
Gaúcho, 9th
WebsiteClub website

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.


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. They will compete in the Série B in 2017.[1]


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


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


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[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 Douglas S.
2 Brazil DF Vidal
3 Brazil DF Micael
4 Brazil DF Maurício
5 Brazil MF Amaral
6 Brazil DF Pará
7 Brazil MF Lucas
8 Brazil MF Bruno Ribeiro
9 Brazil FW Yuri Mamute
10 Brazil MF Leandro Lima
11 Brazil MF Felipe Lima
12 Brazil GK Raul
13 Brazil MF Lucas S.
18 Brazil MF Ricardo Jesus
19 Brazil MF Gabriel
No. Position Player
20 Brazil MF Bruninho
21 Brazil FW Douglas K.
22 Brazil MF Sananduva
25 Brazil MF Denner
26 Brazil MF Mateus Santana
29 Brazil FW Caprini
31 Brazil DF Fred
33 Brazil DF Vinicius Machado
35 Brazil MF Fellipe Mateus
36 Brazil DF Guilherme Choco
Brazil GK Matheus
Brazil DF Felipe Mattioni
Brazil DF Rafael Bonfim
Brazil MF Bertotto
Brazil MF Jair

Technical staff[edit]


  1. ^ "Juventude segura pressão do Fortaleza e sobe para a Série B do Brasileiro". UOL Esporte (in Portuguese). September 9, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.

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