Club Athletico Paranaense

Club Athletico Paranaense (commonly known as Athletico and formerly known as Atlético Paranaense) is a Brazilian football team from the city of Curitiba, capital city of the Brazilian state of Paraná, founded on March 26, 1924. The team won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Brazil's top football division, in 2001, the Copa Sudamericana in 2018 and 2021, and the Copa do Brasil in 2019.

Athletico Paranaense
Club Athletico Paranaense logo.svg
Full nameClub Athletico Paranaense
Nickname(s)Furacão (Hurricane)
Rubro-Negro (Red and Black)
FoundedMarch 26, 1924 (98 years ago) (1924-03-26)
GroundArena da Baixada
Capacity42,372
PresidentMario Celso Petraglia
ManagerLuiz Felipe Scolari
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Paranaense
2021
2021
Série A, 14th of 20
Paranaense, 4th of 12
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1924 through the merger of International Football Club and América Futebol Clube, two traditional clubs in Curitiba.[1]

The club's first match, a friendly one, was played on April 6, when Athletico Paranaense beat Universal FC 4–2.[2]

Athletico Paranaense has participated in the Copa Libertadores, in 2000, 2002, 2005, 2014, 2017 and 2019. In 2005, Athletico Paranaense was the runner-up of the competition being defeated in the finals by São Paulo.[3]

A survey taken in 2005 by Paraná Pesquisas Institute showed that Athletico Paranaense has the largest number of supporters in Curitiba.[4]

In 2006 and 2018, Club Athletico Paranaense had a good performance in the Copa Sudamericana, reaching the semifinals after defeating high-profile teams like Argentina's River Plate and Uruguay's Nacional. They finally won the competition in 2018 defeating Colombia's Junior in the final.

In 2007, the team partnered with the American MLS club FC Dallas. In 2010 they also announced a partnership with Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands.[citation needed]

On 15 February 2015, the club signed Indian winger Romeo Fernandes on loan from Dempo and through this contract he became the first and only Indian footballer to play in a South American top-tier league.[5][6][7] Zico, then FC Goa coach played a key role behind this contract.

Team colors and uniformEdit

Originally in 1924 Athletico used to play using a horizontally striped in red and black shirt, along with white shorts and red and black socks.[citation needed]

 
Former logo of Atlético Paranaense, used until December 2018

In 1989 Athletico's administrators wanted to differentiate the team's uniform from the other red and black teams in Brazil (mainly speaking of Flamengo, Sport Recife and Vitória), so they changed the home shirt to be vertically striped in red and black (the team kept playing with white socks and white shorts). In 1996 Athletico changed the color of the socks and the shorts from white to black.[citation needed]

In December 2018, Athletico's administrators changed the club's crest to be four alternating red and black diagonal stripes which decreased in size from top to bottom, resembling a hurricane, echoing the club's nickname. The club also changed their name from 'Clube Atlético Paranaense' to its original name in the Portuguese orthography when it was founded, 'Club Athletico Paranaense', which some[who?] believe to be a move in order to further differentiate themselves from Atlético Mineiro, another prominent Brazilian club. The club also changed the kits: the home kit, which had been a red and black vertically striped shirt, black shorts and black socks for twenty-two years became a predominantly red shirt, with a black collar, and the four diagonal stripes from the crest enlarged and going across both the front and back of the lower third of the shirt in black. The shorts and socks remain black. The away strip released with this kit was a white shirt with a black collar. In place of the four diagonal stripes were eight thin diagonal lines in the place of the outline of the larger ones seen on the home shirt; these too were black. The shorts and socks were white.[8]

StadiumEdit

The home stadium is the Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães, built in 1914 and renovated several times is traditionally known as Arena da Baixada. Besides hosting important club games, Arena da Baixada also hosted 4 World Cup games in 2014 and other events like the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League, the UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic and many music concerts. Arena da Baixada is also the only stadium in South America with a retractable roof and was the first to use artificial turf (with FIFA approval).[citation needed]

PartnershipsEdit

  •   Orlando City SC (MLS) – The technical partnership connects City with a club with a training facility and one of Brazil's academies.[9]
  •   All India Football Federation (AIFF) – On 13 November 2014, Paranaense signed a partnership with AIFF, the governing body of Indian football, on a contract lasting till the end of 2015.[10] The idea was presented by Technical director Rob Baan. Its main motive would be to help India for "development of a strong Indian side in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[11]

Current squadEdit

First teamEdit

As of 9 August 2022[12]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   BRA Bento
2 DF   COL Nicolás Hernández
5 MF   BRA Fernandinho
6 MF   BRA Matheus Fernandes (on loan from Palmeiras)
7 FW   BRA Marcelo Cirino
8 MF   BRA Vitor Bueno
9 FW   URU Agustín Canobbio
10 MF   UKR Marlos
11 FW   BRA Vitinho (on loan from Dynamo Kyiv)
13 DF   BRA Khellven
16 DF   BRA Abner Vinícius
17 MF   BRA Hugo Moura
18 MF   BRA Léo Cittadini
20 FW   URU David Terans
23 GK   BRA Leo Linck
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 DF   COL Luis Orejuela (on loan from São Paulo)
26 MF   BRA Erick
28 FW   ARG Tomás Cuello
30 MF   ECU Bryan García
34 DF   BRA Pedro Henrique
35 FW   BRA Rômulo
39 FW   BRA Vitor Roque
42 DF   BRA Matheus Felipe
44 DF   BRA Thiago Heleno (captain)
48 DF   BRA Pedrinho
77 MF   BRA Kawan
80 MF   BRA Alex Santana
88 MF   BRA Christian
92 FW   BRA Pablo
98 GK   BRA Anderson

Under-23 squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
4 DF   BRA João Vialle
14 DF   BRA Edu
21 DF   BRA Ataíde
22 DF   BRA Vinicius Kauê
36 DF   BRA Derik
40 MF   BRA Jader
41 GK   BRA Mycael
45 DF   BRA Léo Dourado
No. Pos. Nation Player
46 MF   BRA Juninho
47 MF   BRA Pierre (on loan from Tombense)
78 FW   BRA Julimar
90 FW   BRA Emersonn
91 FW   BRA Renan Viana
GK   BRA Gabriel Pereira
FW   BRA Dudu Scheit
FW   BRA Reinaldo

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   BRA Dani Bolt (at Vitória until 30 November 2022)
DF   COL Felipe Aguilar (at Lanús until 30 June 2023)
DF   BRA Kleiton (at Tombense until 30 November 2022)
DF   BRA Luan Patrick (at América Mineiro until 31 December 2022)
DF   BRA Lucas Halter (at Goiás until 31 December 2022)
DF   BRA Nicolas (at Grêmio until 30 November 2022)
DF   BRA Wálber (at Novorizontino until 30 November 2022)
DF   BRA Zé Ivaldo (at Cruzeiro until 30 November 2022)
MF   BRA Bruno Leite (at Botafogo until 31 December 2022)
MF   BRA Denner (at Sport Recife until 30 November 2022)
MF   BRA João Pedro (at Pafos until 30 June 2023)
MF   BRA Léo Gomes (at Vitória until 30 November 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   URU Pablo Siles (at Cruzeiro until 30 November 2022)
FW   BRA Daniel Cruz (at Botafogo until 31 December 2022)
FW   BRA Guilherme Bissoli (at Avaí until 31 December 2022)
FW   BRA Fabinho (at CRB until 30 November 2022)
FW   BRA Jáderson (at Sport Recife until 30 November 2022)
FW   BRA Jajá (at Cruzeiro until 30 November 2022)
FW   ECU John Mercado (at CSA until 30 November 2022)
FW   BRA Jonathan (at Chapecoense until 30 November 2022)
FW   BRA Matheus Babi (at Santa Clara until 30 June 2023)
FW   BRA Paulo Victor (at Brasil de Pelotas until 30 November 2022)
FW   BRA Yago (at Guarani until 30 November 2022)
FW   BRA Vinicius Mingotti (at Tombense until 30 November 2022)

PersonnelEdit

Current technical staffEdit

Role Name
Manager   Luiz Felipe Scolari
Assistant manager   Carlos Pracidelli
Assistant manager   Paulo Turra
Fitness coach   Túlio Flôres
Goalkeeping coach   Felipe Faria
Goalkeeping coach   Marcelo Grimaldi
Under-23 manager   Wesley Carvalho
Under-23 fitness coach   Fabio Eiras
Under-23 goalkeeping coach   Douglas Neso
  • Last updated: 21 July 2022
  • Source: [1]

ManagementEdit

Position Staff
President Mario Celso Petraglia
1st Vice-president Fernando Cesar Corrales
2nd Vice-president Lauri Antônio Pick
  • Last updated: December 28, 2019
  • Source: [2]

HonoursEdit

InternationalEdit

Winner (2): 2018, 2021
Winner (1): 2019

NationalEdit

Winners: 2001
Winners: 2019
Runners-up: 2013, 2021
Winners: 1999

Note: Seletiva para a Libertadores is not considered an official title, as the criterion for participation in it was the elimination of clubs in the Brazilian Championship, that is, it "rewarded failure" of participants in another competition.

Winners: 1995

RegionalEdit

Winners (26): 1925, 1929, 1930, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020

OtherEdit

Winners (2): 1998, 2003

History in competitionsEdit

[citation needed]

Winner Runners-up Third place Relegation
Brazilian League
Year 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Pos. * * 28th 9th 28th 29th 44th 62nd 11th
Year 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Pos. * * 32nd 4th 11th * 18th 20th 19th 18th
Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Pos. * 17th 15th 24th * * 8th 12th 16th 9th
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Pos. 13th 1st 14th 12th 2nd 6th 13th 12th 13th 14th
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Pos. 5th 17th * 3rd 8th 10th 6th 11th 7th 5th
Year 2020 2021
Pos. 9th 14th
Brazilian Cup
Year 1989
Pos. *
Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Pos. * 1R QF * * * * QF * QF
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Pos. R16 QF * 2R * * 2R QF 1R R16
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Pos. R16 QF QF RU R16 2R R16 QF R16 W
Year 2020 2021 2022
Pos. R16 RU QF
Copa Libertadores
Year 2000 2002 2005 2014 2017 2019 2020 2022
Pos. R16 GS RU GS R16 R16 R16
Copa Sudamericana
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2015 2018 2021
Pos. SF 2R R16 1R 2R QF W W

(*): Not participated

South American RecordEdit

As of match played 20 November 2021
Competition Played Won Drew Lost GF GA GD Win%
Copa Libertadores 76 35 14 27 106 98 +8 046.05
Copa Sudamericana 49 28 8 13 71 42 +29 057.14
Recopa Sudamericana 4 1 1 2 3 7 −4 025.00
Total 129 64 23 42 180 147 +33 049.61
Season Competition Round Opponents Home Away Aggregate
2000 Copa Libertadores
Group 1   Alianza Lima 2–1 3-0 1st
  Emelec 1-0 0-0
  Nacional 2-0 3-1
R16   Atlético Mineiro 2–1 0-1 2–2 (3-5p)
2002 Copa Libertadores
Group 4   América de Cali 0-0 0-5 4th
  Olmedo 2-1 0-2
  Bolivar 1-2 5-5
2005 Copa Libertadores
Group 1   Independiente Medellín 0-4 2-2 2nd
  América de Cali 2-1 1-3
  Libertad 1-0 2-1
R16   Cerro Porteño 2-1 1-2 2–2 (5-4p)
QF   Santos 3-2 2-0 5-2
SF   Chivas Guadalajara 3-0 2-2 5-2
F   São Paulo 1-1 0-4 1-5
2006 Copa Sudamericana
2R   Paraná 1-0 3-1 4-1
R16   River Plate 2-2 1-0 3-2
QF   Nacional 2-1 4-1 6-2
SF   Pachuca 0-1 1-4 1-5
2007 Copa Sudamericana 2R   Vasco da Gama 2-4 0-2 2-6
2008 Copa Sudamericana
1R   São Paulo 0-0 0-0 0-0 (4-3p)
R16   Chivas Guadalajara 3-4 2-2 5-6
2009 Copa Sudamericana 1R   Botafogo 0-0 2-3 2-3
2011 Copa Sudamericana 2R   Flamengo 0-1 0-1 0-2
2014 Copa Libertadores
1R   Sporting Cristal 2-1 1-2 3-3 (5-4p)
Group 1   Vélez Sarsfield 1-3 0-2 3rd
  The Strongest 1-0 1-2
  Universitario 3-0 1-0
2015 Copa Sudamericana
2R   Joinville 2-0 1-0 3-0
R16   Brasília 1-0 0-0 1-0
QF   Sportivo Luqueño 1-0 0-2 1-2
2017 Copa Libertadores
2R   Millonarios 1-0 0-1 1-1 (4-2p)
3R   Deportivo Capiatá 3-3 1-0 4-3
Group 4   San Lorenzo 0-3 1-0 2nd
  Flamengo 2-1 1-2
  Universidad Católica 2-2 3-2
R16   Santos 2-3 0-1 2-4
2018 Copa Sudamericana
1R   Newell's Old Boys 3-0 1-2 4-2
2R   Peñarol 2-0 4-1 6-1
R16   Caracas 2-1 2-0 4-2
QF   Bahia 0-1 1-0 1-1 (4-1p)
SF   Fluminense 2-0 2-0 4-0
F   Junior Barranquilla 1-1 1-1 2-2 (4-3p)
2019 Recopa Sudamericana F   River Plate 1-0 0-3 1-3
2019 Copa Libertadores Group G   Boca Juniors 3-0 1-2 2nd
  Tolima 1-0 0-1
  Jorge Wilstermann 4-0 2-3
R16   Boca Juniors 0-1 0-2 0-3
2020 Copa Libertadores
Group C   Jorge Wilstermann 0-0 3-2 2nd
  Colo-Colo 2-0 0-1
  Peñarol 1-0 2-3
R16   River Plate 1-1 0-1 1-2
2021 Copa Sudamericana
Group D   Melgar 1-0 0-1 1st
  Aucas 4-0 1-0
  Metropolitanos 1-0 1-0
R16   América de Cali 4-1 1-0 5-1
QF   L.D.U. Quito 4-2 0-1 4-3
SF   Peñarol 2-0 2-1 4-1
F   Red Bull Bragantino 1-0
2022 Recopa Sudamericana F   Palmeiras 2-2 0-2 2-4
2022 Copa Libertadores Group B   Libertad 2-0 0-1 2nd
  Caracas 5-1 0-0
  The Strongest 1-0 0-5
R16   Libertad 2-1 1-1 3-2
QF   Estudiantes de La Plata 0-0 1-0 1-0
SF   Palmeiras 1-0 2-2 3-2
F   Flamengo

Head coachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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