Club Guaraní is a Paraguayan football team, based in the neighbourhood of Pinozá in outer Asunción. Founded on 12 October 1903, it is one of the oldest and one of the most successful in the country, with eleven Primera División titles, and has never been relegated to a lower division.

Full nameClub Guaraní
El Aborigen
El Cacique
Founded12 October 1903; 120 years ago (1903-10-12)
GroundEstadio Rogelio Livieres
ChairmanJuan Alberto Acosta
ManagerPablo de Muner
LeaguePrimera División
2023Primera División, 5th of 12
WebsiteClub website
Current season

History edit

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Youth edit

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. The team is also the best-positioned Paraguayan team at the U-20 Copa Libertadores reaching the third place in the 2022 edition.

Honours edit

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

Players edit

First-team squad edit

As of 24 November 2023

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 Rodrigo Muñoz (captain)
2 DF   PAR Raúl Cáceres
3 DF   COL José Moya
4 DF   PAR Miguel Benítez
5 MF   ARG Gastón Gil Romero
6 DF   PAR César Ramírez
7 FW   PAR Néstor Camacho
8 MF   PAR Estivel Moreira
9 FW   PAR Federico Santander (on loan from Reggina)
10 FW   PAR Romeo Benítez
11 MF   ARG Luis Fariña
12 GK   URU Martín Rodríguez
14 MF   PAR Gustavo Vargas
15 DF   PAR Thiago Servín
16 FW   PAR Victor Cespedes
17 MF   PAR Brahian Fernández
18 FW   PAR César Mino
19 MF   PAR Víctor Rivarola
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF   ARG Darío Ríos
21 FW   ARG David Gallardo
22 FW   PAR Elías Sarquis
23 MF   PAR Richard Prieto
24 DF   ARG Felipe Salomoni
25 GK   PAR Ángel Sánchez
26 MF   PAR Rodrigo Amarilla (on loan from Resistencia)
27 DF   PAR Fernando Román
30 GK   PAR Gustavo Dionisi
31 FW   URU Facundo Barceló
32 DF   PAR Alexis Cantero
33 DF   PAR Paul Riveros
34 MF   PAR Matías López
35 FW   PAR Alan Pereira
36 MF   PAR Luis Martínez
37 DF   PAR Daniel Pérez
38 FW   PAR Bruno Díaz
FW   PAR Antonio Marín
FW   PAR José Valiente

Notable players edit

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 attendance edit

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 information edit

Club Guaraní managers from 1903 to present

Championship winning managers edit

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  

References edit

  1. ^ Al añejo Cacique (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". RSSSF. 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.

External links edit