Paraná Clube

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Full nameParaná Clube
Nickname(s)Tricolor da Vila
FoundedDecember 19, 1989; 30 years ago (1989-12-19)
GroundEstádio Vila Capanema, Curitiba, Brazil
PresidentBrazil Leonardo de Oliveira
Head coachBrazil Alan Aal
LeagueSérie B
Campeonato Paranaense
2019Série B 6th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Paraná Clube is a Brazilian football club, established on the 19th of December, 1989, in the Vila Capanema district of Curitiba, Paraná. It is one of several Brazilian clubs called Tricolor da Vila ("tricolored of the town") by its fans because it has three team colors. Paraná's three colors are red, white and blue.

Apart from football, other sports sponsored at the club are bowling, futsal, martial arts, tennis, volleyball and weight-lifting.[1]


On the 19th of December, 1989, Paraná Clube was founded by the merger of EC Pinheiros (three times winner of the state championship (1967 as Savóia FC Água Verde, 1984, 1987)), and Colorado EC (winner of one state championship (1980)). Rubens Minelli was hired as the club's first manager,[2] and Emerson de Andrade was chosen as the director of football.[3]

The club's first match was played on February 4, 1990, when Coritiba beat Paraná 1–0 at the Estádio Couto Pereira.[2][4]

In 1991, two years after the club's foundation, Paraná won its first state championship. Later, Paraná would win five state championships in a row, from 1993 to 1997.[5]

In 1992, the club won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, gaining the right to compete in the following year's Série A.[6] After 8 years, Paraná Clube won another national championship. In 2000, Paraná beat AD São Caetano to win the Yellow Module of the João Havelange Cup. This cup replaced the Campeonato Brasileiro (all levels), which had been suspended for one year.[7]

In 2003, Paraná Clube and L.A. Sports, which is a sports marketing company, started a partnership to help Paraná Clube keep its youth academy, and sign new players. In 2005, Paraná Clube created an investment fund to replace L.A. Sports, and, because of this, the partnership was not renewed.[8]

On April 9, 2006, Paraná Clube won the Paraná State League for the 7th time after beating ADAP of Campo Mourão 3–0 in the Maringá and drawing 1–1 at Pinheirão Stadium. The attendance of the final match was 25,306 supporters.[9]

Paraná Clube's stadium is the Estádio Durival Britto e Silva, also known as the Vila Capanema. It underwent a modernization in 2006, when more than 60 skyboxes were built, as well as new bathrooms and snack bars. The capacity of the "new" Vila Capanema rose to 20,083 spectators, and the inaugural match was held on September 20, 2006 when Paraná beat Fortaleza 2–0 in the Campeonato Brasileiro.[citation needed]

In 2007, Paraná played its first Copa Libertadores de América match. In the first stage, Paraná eliminated Cobreloa from Chile, winning the first leg 2–0 in Calama and drawing 1–1 in Curitiba. In the group stage, composed by Parana Clube, Flamengo, Union Maracaibo and Real Potosi, the club finished in second place. Paraná was eliminated in the Round of 16 by Libertad, of Paraguay.[10]

After 10 years in the second division, Paraná gained access to the first division of the Brazilian Championship, defeating CRB 1-0 for the 37th round of Serie B 2017.[11]


Vila Capanema Stadium
Vila Capanema Stadium

Paraná Clube's official stadium is Estádio Durival Britto e Silva, also known as Vila Capanema. They occasionally used to play at the Pinheirão.[12] Vila Olímpica also belongs to Paraná Clube but it is only used for training:[13]



The club's logo has a stylized conifer cone format, in red, with a white contour, which contains an azure jay and a white pine. The club's name is written in blue, as is the word Brasil. The word Clube is written in white.[2]


Paraná's flag is rectangular, divided in two equal parts vertically. The right side is red and the left side is blue.[2]


The mascot of Paraná Clube is an azure jay, a common bird in Paraná state. The bird is also the symbol of Paraná state.[2]


The Paraná Clube anthem was written by João Arnaldo and Sebastião Lima.[2]


Paraná Clube's colors are red, blue and white. The red color was Colorado's main color, the blue color was Pinheiros' main color, and white was a color adopted by both teams.[2]


Their biggest rivals are from the same city: Atlético-PR and Coritiba.[2]


1992, 2000 (1)
1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2006
Runners-up (4): 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007
Runners-up (1): 1999
1In 2000, Paraná Clube won the Yellow Module of the Copa João Havelange. This title is not recognized by the CBF.[16]

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 April 2018[17]

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 Richard
Brazil GK Thiago Rodrigues
Brazil GK David
Brazil GK Murillo Lopes
Brazil GK Luís Carlos
Brazil DF Charles
Brazil DF René Santos
Brazil DF Rayan
Brazil DF Cléber Reis (on loan from Santos)
Brazil DF Jesiel (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
Brazil DF Paulo Fales
Brazil DF Júnior
Brazil DF Kennidy
Brazil DF Mansur (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
Brazil DF Juninho
Brazil DF Igor
Brazil DF Vitinho
Brazil MF Leandro Vilela
Brazil MF Alex Santana (on loan from Internacional)
Brazil MF Wesley Dias (on loan from Estoril)
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Jhony Santiago
Brazil MF Jhonny Lucas
Brazil MF Gabriel Pires
Paraguay MF Torito González
Brazil MF Guilherme Biteco
Brazil MF Caio Henrique (on loan from Atlético Madrid)
Brazil MF Alesson
Brazil MF Nádson
Brazil MF Maicosuel (on loan from São Paulo)
Brazil FW Andrey
Brazil FW Rodrigo Carioca
Brazil FW Carlos (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
Brazil FW Silvinho
Brazil FW Rafael Grampola (on loan from Joinville)
Brazil FW Raphael Alemão
Brazil FW Matheus Iacovelli (on loan from Estoril)
Brazil FW Felipe Augusto
Brazil FW Marlyson

Technical staff[edit]



  1. ^ Esportes at Paraná Clube Archived October 23, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 220–221. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
  3. ^ "História – Primeira equipe" (in Portuguese). Paraná Clube official website. Archived from the original on November 27, 2007. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  4. ^ "Equilíbrio marca confronto entre Coritiba e Paraná" (in Portuguese). UOL Esportes. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  5. ^ "Paraná State – List of Champions". RSSSF Brasil. Archived from the original on June 4, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  6. ^ "Brazil 1992 Championship – Second Level (Divisão Classificatória)" (in Portuguese). RSSSF Brasil. Archived from the original on December 10, 2007. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  7. ^ "Brazil 2000 Championship – Copa João Havelange". RSSSF Brasil. Archived from the original on December 3, 2007. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  8. ^ Terra Esportes
  9. ^ "História – 16/08/2006 – Campeonato Paranaense de Futebol Profissional – Série Ouro 2006" (in Portuguese). Federação Paranaense de Futebol official website. Archived from the original on December 16, 2007. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  10. ^ "Copa Libertadores de América 2007". RSSSF Brasil. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  11. ^ "Paraná wins CRB, results help, and team guarantees early access to Serie A (in portuguese)". Globo Esporte. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  12. ^ a b
  13. ^ "Patrimônio" (in Portuguese). Paraná Clube official website. Archived from the original on May 15, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  14. ^ "CNEF – Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 14, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  15. ^ "Vila Olímpica" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved September 23, 2008.
  16. ^ (in Portuguese) "Campeões" (in Portuguese). CBF. Retrieved August 23, 2009.
  17. ^ "Elenco" [Squad]. Parana Clube. Retrieved February 14, 2018.

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