|Full name||Guaratinguetá Futebol Ltda.|
O Orgulho do Vale
|Founded||October 1, 1998|
|Stadium||Ninho da Garça, Guaratinguetá, São Paulo state|
|Head coach||Carlos Octávio|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série C|
|2013||Série B, 17th (relegated)|
|Website||Club home page|
On November 4, 1999, the Consórcio de Guaratinguetá (Guaratinguetá Consortium) was created, to co-manage the club with C.S.R Futebol e Marketing, owned by the entrepreneur Carlos Arini and by the football players César Sampaio and Rivaldo.
In 2002, the Consórcio de Guaratinguetá ended, and the club was owned by the entrepreneurs Odário Mardegan Durães and Elmiro Aparecido de Faria.
Since 2004, the club has been owned by the entrepreneur Sony Alberto Douer. In 2005, he and the entrepreneur Carlos Arini founded Sony Sports, a company created to manage the club. Some time later, the entrepreneurs Clementino Bolan and Gustavo Gazzolla joined Sony Sports. The club then received its current name, Guaratinguetá Futebol, after it became a limited company.
In 2006, Guaratinguetá was eliminated in the Campeonato Paulista Série A2 semifinal stage, but was second in its group, and was therefore promoted to the following year's Campeonato Paulista Série A1.
On November 28, 2011, after more than a year in Americana, the club's administrator, Sony Sports, announced the team's return to Guaratinguetá to compete in the 2012 Campeonato Paulista and other competitions, as Americana city and its main stadium, Estádio Décio Vitta was not able to support the club and the city's club, Rio Branco, and also because most of the supports of the club live in Guaratinguetá.
The club colors are red and white. The home kit is all red and the away kit is all white.
The club also trains at a training ground named Centro de Treinamento Dario Rodrigues Leite.
Americana's anthem authors are Cláudio Braga and Marcelo Betti.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Campeonato Paulista do Interior:
- Winners (1): 2007
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
- (Portuguese) Club history at Guaratinguetá Futebol's official website
- 2006 Campeonato Paulista Série A2 at RSSSF
- (Portuguese) São Caetano vence o Guaratinguetá por 2 a 0 - Cruzeiro.net (January 17, 2007)
- (Portuguese) Guaratinguetá oficializa mudança para cidade de Americana - Globoesporte.com (October 15, 2010)
- "É Oficial! Americana volta para Guaratinguetá" (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
- (Portuguese) Profile at Guaratinguetá's official website
- (Portuguese) Guaratinguetá Futebol at Times Brasileiros
- "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
- Especial Placar - 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.
- (Portuguese) Club's anthem at Guaratinguetá's official website
- (Portuguese) Time de Guaratinguetá anuncia mudança para Americana