Club Guaraní

Club Guaraní is a Paraguayan football team, based in the neighbourhood of Pinoza in outer Asunción. Founded on 12 October 1903, it is one of the oldest and most successful in the country, with eleven Primera División titles.

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Full nameClub Guaraní
El Aborigen
El Cacique
FoundedOctober 12, 1903; 117 years ago (1903-10-12)
GroundEstadio Rogelio Livieres
ChairmanJuan Alberto Acosta
ManagerGustavo Costas
LeaguePrimera División
2019 Clausura4th
WebsiteClub website


Club Guaraní is the second oldest Paraguayan football club. It was founded in 1903 under the name of "Football Club Guaraní" and its first president was Juan Patri. The name of the club derives from the Guaraní people, a big part of Paraguayan culture and history. The colours of the club, black and yellow, were proposed by the Melina brothers (also among the founders of the club) in reference to the colours of Uruguayan club Peñarol, where the Melina brothers played for a few years. The mentioned colors were also used by English privateer Francis Drake in his emblem and shield, which is another reason why they were chosen to represent the club.[1]

Club Guaraní

Guaraní is one of the traditional teams from the Paraguayan football league and during their history they have won a total of ten championships and were runners-up in fourteen occasions. The most successful era in their history was in the 1960s, where they had an excellent team that won three titles. This era is known as the "golden decade" by the Guaraní fans.

Along with Olimpia, they play the "clásico añejo" (the oldest derby) because they are the two oldest teams from Paraguay. Also, Guaraní, Cerro Porteño and Olimpia are the only teams that have never played in the second division of the Paraguayan league.

In late May 2010, Guaraní became champions after 26 years after defeating Olimpia in a match that ended 2–1 to clinch the 2010 Apertura title.


One of the club's youth teams played at the 2008 Torneo di Viareggio,[2] the 2010 Torneo di Viareggio,[3] the 2012 Torneo di Viareggio[4] and the 2014 Torneo di Viareggio.


1906, 1907, 1921, 1923, 1949, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1984, 2010 Apertura, 2016 Clausura


First-team squadEdit

As of 28 September 2020

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   URU Jorge Bava
2 DF   PAR Alexis Villalva
3 DF   COL Jhohan Romaña
4 DF   PAR Miguel Benítez
5 DF   PAR Iván Ramírez
6 DF   ARG Rolando García
7 MF   PAR José Florentin
8 MF   PAR Jorge Morel
9 MF   PAR Fernando Fernández
10 MF   ARG Bautista Merlini
11 MF   PAR Édgar Benítez
12 GK   PAR Aldo Pérez
13 DF   ARG Guillermo Benítez
14 MF   URU Rodrigo Fernández
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 DF   PAR Víctor Dávalos
16 MF   PAR Ángel Benítez
18 DF   ARG Hernán Lopes
19 FW   PAR Alejandro Samudio
20 DF   PAR Roberto Fernández
21 FW   ARG Nicolás Maná
22 FW   PAR Steven Pérez
23 GK   ARG Gaspar Servio
24 DF   PAR Javier Báez (captain)
25 FW   PAR Raúl Bobadilla
26 GK   COL Devis Vásquez
28 MF   ARG Fernando Barrientos
33 MF   PAR Matias Segovia
37 DF   PAR Walter Clar

Notable playersEdit

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least 125 games for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Been part of a national team at any time.
  • Played in the first division of any other football association (outside of Paraguay).
  • Played in a continental and/or intercontinental competition.




Non-CONMEBOL players

Average attendanceEdit

Year Average
2009 Clausura 1.228
2010 Apertura 2.038
2010 Clausura 1.247
2011 Apertura 1.240
2011 Clausura 1.838
2012 Apertura 2.046
2012 Clausura 1.487
2013 Apertura 1.043
2013 Clausura 1.146
2014 Apertura 1.078
2014 Clausura 794
2015 Apertura 1.184

Managerial informationEdit

Club Guaraní managers from 1903 to present

Championship winning managersEdit

Name Season Nationality
Salvador Melián 1906  
Manuel Bella 1907  
Idelfonso López 1921  
Idelfonso López 1923  
Fulgencio Romaro 1949  
Ondino Viera 1964  
José María Rodríguez 1967  
José María Rodríguez 1969  
Cayetano Ré 1984  
Félix Darío León 2010  
Daniel Garnero 2016  


  1. ^ Al añejo Cacique (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Colombia - C. Caicedo - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Yuki Tamura". Retrieved 23 September 2018.

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