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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.

Guaraní
Guaraní Logo 2018.png
Full nameClub Guaraní
Nickname(s)Aurinegros, El Aborigen,
El Cacique
Founded12 October 1903
GroundEstadio Rogelio Livieres
Capacity8,000
ChairmanJuan Alberto Acosta
ManagerGustavo Costas
LeaguePrimera División
2018 Clausura7th

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HistoryEdit

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.

YouthEdit

HonoursEdit

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

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 10 January 2018.

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Víctor Centurión
2   DF Alexis Villalva
3   DF Ismael Benegas
4   DF Miguel Benítez
5   DF Gabriel Díaz
6   MF Jorge Mendoza
7   MF Rodolfo Gamarra
8   MF Jorge Morel
10   MF Alberto Contrera
11   FW Epifanio García
12   GK Ignacio Don
13   DF Guillermo Benítez
No. Position Player
14   DF Rodrigo Fernández
16   FW Wilson Leiva
18   DF Luis Cabral
19   MF Claudio Aquino
21   FW Ricardo Clarke
25   GK Gabriel Perrotta
26   DF Mario Saldívar
27   MF Ramón Martínez
30   FW José Ortigoza
31   FW Lenon Farias
32   MF Orlando Gaona Lugo
  MF Wilson Brahian Ayala

Reserve squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
35   GK Antonio Franco
33   DF Roberto Fernández
No. Position Player
21   MF Albert Aquino
23   FW Steven Pérez

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 squad at any time.
  • Played in the first division of any other football association (outside of Paraguay).
  • Played in a continental and/or intercontinental competition.

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  

ReferencesEdit

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

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