Paysandu Sport Club

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Full namePaysandu Sport Club
Nickname(s)Papão da Curuzu (Papão of Curuzu)
Lobo (Wolf)
FoundedFebruary 2, 1914 (105 years ago) (1914-02-02)
GroundEstádio da Curuzú
Capacity16,200 (Curuzú)
45,007 (Mangueirão)
PresidentRicardo Gluck Paul
Head coachHélio dos Anjos
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série C
Campeonato Paraense
Série C, 5th
Paraense, 4th
WebsiteClub website

Paysandu Sport Club, or Paysandu, as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Belém in Pará, founded on February 2, 1914.


On February 2, 1914, members of Norte Club protested against a decision of the football federation of Pará benefiting Remo by terminating the team and refounding other team. Unanimously, the assembly chose Hugo Leão to chair the meeting. As leader of the movement, he proposed the name of Paysandu Foot-Ball Club for the new club. The name was chosen as a tribute to the unfortunate event in Paysandú, a Uruguayan city, which would take the start of the war against Paraguay.

That year, the Norte Club held a good campaign and needed to beat Guarany to force an extra match against Grupo do Remo. After the tie at 1-1, the members of the Norte Club, unreconstructed, asked the Pará's Foot-Ball League the cancellation of the match due to various irregularities. However, the board of the Pará's Foot-Ball League dismissed the appeal.

The decision did not like it one bit to the members of the Norte Club, which then decided to create a movement, under the leadership of Hugo Leão, to the foundation of a new association, stronger, to be able to meet on equal terms their opponents. This movement did not like the members of Grupo do Remo, who tried to persuade Hugo Leão to abandon the idea.

In February 1914, the newspaper O Estado do Pará made the call for the meeting of a new club. The call by the newspaper had an effect, causing those who attended the meeting 42 athletes, many of whom had built the Norte Club, in addition to other different associations. Chosen the name, the assembly elected the first president, Deodoro de Mendonça, who headed the board during the year 1914. It was also chosen the committee to draft the Statutes of the Club, relapsing choosing the names of Mendonça Deodoro, Eurico Amanajás and Arnaldo Morais. To write the status of the club assembly chose the following commission: Deodoro de Mendonça, Eurico Amanajás and Arnaldo Moraes. The second meeting was held on the scheduled date, February 10, 1914 at the same location of the first and with the presence of large number of participants. He was sworn in the elected board, increasing the number of members to 100 and were considered founding partners, more than 15 new members who joined the Paysandu. At the third meeting, on 19 February 1914, the Paysandu, of "Foot-Ball" went to "Sport Club". To be read to the assembly, an office requesting membership of Paysandu the Pará's Football League, the idea of change, which, after heated debates, put to a vote, was approved by a majority vote. And so came the Paysandu Sport Club.

In 1991 and 2001, Paysandu was the champion of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In 2002 the club was champion of Copa Norte, and, later, champion of Copa dos Campeões.

In 2003, Paysandu was eliminated by Boca Juniors on the second leg of a match for Copa Libertadores, after winning the first leg in La Bombonera. That was the club's first participation in the competition. In 2016, the club was champion of Copa Verde, conquering his second regional title.



The crest is blue and white, with the PSC initials, in reference to the name Paysandu Sport Club. At the bottom, there is a winged foot (with wings), creating Mário Bayma who explained its meaning: "The team speed goal would never be equaled or surpassed by his opponents, because come the flight limits." Above the shield is three stars, two silver symbolizing the title of Campeonato Brasileiro Série B of 1991 (left) and 2001 (right), and a gold (central) symbolizing the title of Copa dos Campeões in 2002.


The official anthem of Paysandu was composed in 1916 by the poet José Simões, while the music was made by Professor Manuel Luís de Paiva. There is also the "popular" hymn, composed by Francisco Pires Cavalcanti, excited about the victory of Paysandu against Peñarol in 1965, which is better known than the official team anthem.

Traditional home kit[edit]

The uniform was proposed by Hugo Leão, first president of Paysandu, at the meeting held on February 10, 1914. The proposal was not approved by the General Assembly, by unanimous vote of the members, on February 19, 1914, seventeen days later the foundation of the club. The uniform follows the same model to the present day.


Paysandu rivals are Remo and Tuna Luso. The biggest rival is Remo.


Paysandu's stadium is Curuzú, which has a maximum capacity of 16,200 people. Mangueirão also held several Paysandu matches.

Current squad[edit]

As of 17 May 2019

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 Douglas Silva
2 Brazil DF Tony
3 Brazil DF Fábio Alemão (on loan from Internacional)
4 Brazil DF Victor Oliveira
5 Brazil DF Bruno Collaço
6 Brazil MF Willyam
8 Brazil MF Alan Calbergue
9 Brazil FW Paulo Rangel
10 Brazil MF Leandro Lima
11 Brazil FW Nicolas
12 Brazil GK Afonso
13 Brazil DF Bruno Oliveira
14 Brazil MF Jhony Douglas
16 Brazil MF Marcos Antônio
17 Brazil MF Diego Rosa
18 Brazil MF Alex Galo
19 Brazil MF Anderson Uchôa
No. Position Player
20 Brazil FW Bruce
21 Brazil FW Paulo Henrique
22 Brazil MF Yure
23 Brazil GK Paulo Ricardo
25 Brazil MF Wellington Reis
26 Brazil DF Perema
27 Brazil FW Jheimy
28 Brazil FW Vinícius Leite
29 Brazil DF Caíque
30 Brazil FW Elielton
31 Brazil GK Mota (on loan from CSA)
32 Brazil FW Pimentinha
34 Brazil DF Micael
36 Brazil DF Diego Matos
39 Brazil MF Thiago Primão
40 Brazil MF Tiago Luís


Winners (2): 1991, 2001
Winners (1): 2002
Winners (2): 2016, 2018
Winners (1): 2002
Winners (47): 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017

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