|Full name||Guarani Futebol Clube|
|Founded||April 2, 1911|
|Stadium||Estádio Brinco de Ouro da Princesa,
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
|President||Palmeron Mendes Filho|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
|2016||Série C, 2nd (promoted)|
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. Those students usually played football at Praça Carlos Gomes. Vicente Matallo became Guarani's first president. 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. 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.
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.
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.
- Runners-up (2): 1988, 2012
- Winner (1): 1949
- Runner-up (1): 2011
- Winner (1): 1994
Youth team titles
- 1994 : Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior
- 1998 : Copa Zico de Futebol Juvenil
- 2001 : Copa Toyota de Futebol Juvenil (disputed in Japan)
- 2002 : Copa Toyota de Futebol Juvenil (disputed in Japan)
Performances in the Série A
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Guarani players in the World Cup
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 – 87 goals (as of June 27, 2017)
- Torcida Fúria Independente
- Guerreiros da Tribo
- Torcida Jovem
- Bugrinos da Capital
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