Guarani FC

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Not to be confused with Guarany Futebol Clube or Club Guaraní.
Official Logo
Full name Guarani Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Bugre (Indian)
Founded April 2, 1911; 105 years ago (1911-04-02)
Stadium Estádio Brinco de Ouro da Princesa,
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Ground Capacity 29,130[1]
President Horley Senna
Head coach Maurício Barbieri
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
2016 Série C, 2nd (promoted)
Website Club home page
Carlos Gomes

Guarani Futebol Clube is a Brazilian football club located in Campinas, São Paulo. It is also known as Bugre, a popular term for an Indigenous Brazilian, and its 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 country side 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]

In 1979, the club was a semi-finalist in the Copa Libertadores, but was eliminated by Club Olimpia, which would later become the champion. This was Guarani's best performance in international competitions to date.

In 2016, Guarani qualified for playoff semifinals of 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, thus ensuring return to Serie B after four-year absence.



Winner (1): 1978
Runners-up (2): 1986, 1987
Winner (1): 1981
Runners-up (2): 1991, 2009
Runner-up (2): 2008, 2016


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

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 defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Leandro S.
2 Brazil DF Lenon
3 Brazil DF Genílson
4 Brazil DF Diego Jussani
5 Brazil MF Auremir
6 Brazil DF Gilton
7 Brazil MF Evandro
8 Brazil MF Renato H.
9 Brazil FW Eliandro
10 Brazil MF Fumagalli
11 Brazil DF Dênis Neves
12 Brazil GK Luis Henrique
13 Brazil DF Alef
No. Position Player
14 Brazil DF Philipe Maia
15 Brazil DF Léo Rigo
16 Brazil DF Ernani
17 Brazil DF Bruno Souza
18 Paraguay FW Braian Samudio
19 Brazil FW Uederson
20 Brazil MF Marcinho
21 Paraguay FW Rogerio
22 Brazil MF Bruno Nazário
23 Brazil MF Escobar
24 Brazil FW Lorran
25 Brazil GK Passarelli

First-team staff[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Coach Ney da Matta  Brazilian

Guarani players in the World Cup[edit]

The following footballers, who have played for Guarani at some point during their careers, represented Brazil in the FIFA World Cup:



Top 5 greatest scorers

  • 1st Zuza – 149 goals
  • 2nd Nenê – 120 goals
  • 3rd Careca – 118 goals
  • 4th Jorge Mendonça – 88 goals
  • 5th Fumagalli – 83 goals (as of February 12, 2017)


  • Torcida Fúria Independente
  • Guerreiros da Tribo
  • Torcida Jovem
  • Bugrinos da Capital


  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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