Clube Atlético Juventus

Clube Atlético Juventus (Latin for Youth), commonly referred to as Juventus da Mooca or simply Juventus, is a Brazilian professional football club in the district of Mooca, São Paulo, that competes in Campeonato Paulista Série A2, the second tier of the São Paulo state football league.

Juventus da Mooca
Full nameJuventus
Nickname(s)Moleque Travesso (Prankster Boy)
Founded20 April 1924; 98 years ago (1924-04-20)
GroundRua Javari
PresidentAntonio Ruiz Gonzales
Head coachAlex Alves
LeagueCampeonato Paulista Série A2
2022Paulista A2, 10th of 16
WebsiteClub website

Although it was a Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (Taça de Prata) winner once, Juventus nowadays competes only in tournaments in the state of São Paulo, such as the Campeonato Paulista.

The team typically plays in maroon shirts and white shorts, and is nicknamed Moleque Travesso (the Prankster Boy).


Clube Atlético Juventus was founded on 20 April 1924 by Cotonificio Rodolfo Crespi employees, as Extra São Paulo.[1] The team colors were the colors of São Paulo state, black, white and red.[2]

The club changed its name to Cotonifício Rodolfo Crespi Futebol Clube in 1925,[1] and in 1930, the club changed its name again, to Clube Atlético Juventus,[2] because Count Rodolfo Crespi was a supporter of Juventus of Italy,[3] but the team colors are a homage to Italian club Torino Football Club,[4] because Rodolfo Crespi's son, Adriano, was a supporter of their Turin rivals.[3]

Pelé states his most beautiful goal was scored at Rua Javari on a Campeonato Paulista match against Juventus on 2 August 1959.[5] As there was no video footage of this match, Pelé asked that a computer animation be made of this specific goal. This animation can be seen on Pelé Eterno, a documentary about his career.[6]

The club won the Copa FPF for the first time in 2007, after defeating Linense in the final,[7] and also competed in that season's edition of Recopa Sul-Brasileira.[8] Juventus was eliminated in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C 2007's first stage.[9]

On 23 September 2021, the São Paulo Football Federation recognizes the São Paulo titles of 1933 and 1934, to Albion and Juventus respectively.


Professional competitionsEdit

Youth competitionsEdit


Juventus stadium

Juventus' home stadium is Estádio Rua Javari, inaugurated in 1929, with a maximum capacity of 4,000 people.

Juventus in other yearsEdit

Notable coachesEdit


The anthem's author is Carlos Alberto de Jesus Polastro.[11]

The club is nicknamed Moleque Travesso, meaning the Mischievous Boy. The nickname was first used on September 14, 1930, by the journalist Thomaz Mazzoni, after Juventus beat Corinthians 2–1 at Estádio Parque São Jorge, which was Corinthian's home stadium at the time.[3]


Juventus biggest rival is Nacional[citation needed]; the games between the two clubs are called Juvenal. Because of the poor performances of both teams on their championships, they've been relegated to different divisions and cannot play a match between them, since 2007. However, in 2014 Nacional AC was promoted from Second Division to Division A3, where Juventus has been played for a couple of years leading to a recent edition of the Juvenal in April 2015. Portuguesa is another direct rival of Juventus. Their matches are known as The Immigrants' Derby (Italians vs Portuguese).


  1. ^ a b "Juventus – A trajetória do Moleque Travesso" (in Portuguese). Veja São Paulo. Archived from the original on 25 April 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Juventus da Mooca, o teimoso "Moleque Travesso"" (in Portuguese). Diário do Comércio. Archived from the original on March 23, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
  3. ^ a b c Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 197. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
  4. ^ "Clube Atlético Juventus – História" (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2008.
  5. ^ "Um gol e um soco no ar" (in Portuguese). Diário do Comércio. Archived from the original on 26 February 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2008.
  6. ^ "Pelé Eterno" (in Portuguese). Adoro Cinema. Retrieved 17 July 2007.
  7. ^ "Linense vence, mas Juventus é campeão da Copa FPF" (in Portuguese). Estadão. 25 November 2007. Retrieved 10 September 2007.
  8. ^ "Marcílio Dias vence Juventus e decide título no sábado" (in Portuguese). Estadão. December 5, 2007. Archived from the original on April 21, 2009. Retrieved September 10, 2007.
  9. ^ "Brazil 2007 Championship – Third Level (Série C)". RSSSF. December 6, 2007. Archived from the original on October 13, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
  10. ^ Fabricio Crepaldi; Felipe Ruiz (23 September 2021), 87 anos depois... Federação Paulista reconhece o Juventus como campeão estadual de 1934 (in Portuguese), GE Globo São Paulo
  11. ^ "Clube Atlético Juventus – Hino do Juventus" (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2008.

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