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Full nameGuarani Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Bugre (Indian)
FoundedApril 2, 1911; 108 years ago (1911-04-02)
GroundEstádio Brinco de Ouro da Princesa,
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
PresidentRicardo Moisés
Head coachThiago Carpini
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Paulista
2019Série B, 16nd
WebsiteClub website
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 2019, 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): 1949,2018
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]

As of 26 September, 2019[citation needed]

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 Carlão
Brazil GK Jefferson Paulino (on loan from Bangu)
Brazil GK Kléver
Brazil DF Bruno Silva
Brazil DF Bruno Souza
Brazil DF Diego Giaretta
Brazil DF Ferreira
Brazil DF Lenon
Brazil DF Lucas Ferron
Brazil DF Luiz Gustavo (on loan from Vasco)
Brazil DF Matheus Bidu
Colombia DF Pablo Armero
Brazil DF Pedro Moraes
Brazil DF Thallyson
Brazil DF Victor Ramon
Brazil MF Arthur Rezende
Brazil MF Bady
Brazil MF Deivid
Brazil MF Felipe
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Felipe Guedes
Brazil MF Filipe Cirne (on loan from Real)
Brazil MF Igor Henrique
Brazil MF Lucas Crispim
Brazil MF Marcelo (on loan from Maccabi Tel Aviv)
Brazil MF Pedro Acorsi
Brazil MF Renan
Brazil MF Ricardinho
Brazil MF Rondinelly
Brazil FW Deivid Souza
Brazil FW Diego Cardoso
Brazil FW Éder Luís
Brazil FW Felipe Amorim (on loan from Fluminense)
Brazil FW Marquinhos
Brazil FW Matheus Davó
Brazil FW Michel Douglas (on loan from Aves)
Brazil FW Nando
Brazil FW Vitor Feijão (on loan from Ceará)

First-team staff[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Coach Thiago Carpini  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:



Player Goals
Brazil Zuza 221
Brazil Nenê 137
Brazil Careca 118
Brazil Augusto 104
Brazil Zequinha 95
Brazil Roberto Caco 93
Brazil Fumagalli 89
Brazil Jorge Mendonça 88
Peru Villalobos 87
10º Brazil Fifi 84


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


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 14, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c "História" (in Portuguese). Plantão do Bugre. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  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. June 8, 2000. Archived from the original on December 26, 2007. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  5. ^ "Brinco de Ouro" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  6. ^ "Football Stadiums of South America". Fussballtempel. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  7. ^ "Derby Campineiro" (in Portuguese). Clássicos do Futebol Brasileiro. Retrieved September 22, 2008.

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