Club Athletico Paranaense

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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 the Copa do Brasil in 2019.

Athletico Paranaense
Club Athletico Paranaense logo.svg
Full nameClub Athletico Paranaense
Nickname(s)Furacão (Hurricane)
El Paranaense
Rubro-Negro (Red and Black)
FoundedMarch 26, 1924 (97 years ago) (1924-03-26)
GroundArena da Baixada
PresidentMario Celso Petraglia
ManagerAntónio Oliveira
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Paranaense
Série A, 9th of 20
Paranaense, 1st of 12 (champions)
WebsiteClub website


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 S.C. 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]


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]


  •   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 17 September 2021[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 Santos
2 DF   COL Nicolás Hernández
5 DF   BRA Marcinho
6 DF   BRA Márcio Azevedo
8 DF   BRA Nicolas
10 MF   BRA Jádson
11 MF   BRA Nikão
13 DF   BRA Khellven
14 DF   BRA Edu
16 DF   BRA Abner Vinícius
17 FW   BRA Guilherme Bissoli
18 MF   BRA Léo Cittadini
19 FW   BRA Jáderson
21 FW   BRA Matheus Babi
25 MF   BRA Richard (on loan from Corinthians)
26 MF   BRA Erick
No. Pos. Nation Player
27 DF   BRA Zé Ivaldo
30 DF   BRA Luan Patrick
32 FW   BRA Pedro Rocha (on loan from Spartak Moscow)
34 DF   BRA Pedro Henrique
37 DF   BRA Lucas Fasson
38 FW   BRA Vinicius Mingotti
44 DF   BRA Thiago Heleno (captain)
55 MF   BRA Fernando Canesin
70 MF   BRA Bruno Leite
79 FW   BRA Renato Kayzer
80 FW   URU David Terans
88 MF   BRA Christian
96 FW   BRA Carlos Eduardo (on loan from Palmeiras)
98 GK   BRA Anderson
99 GK   BRA Bento
DF   BRA Pedrinho

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
29 FW   BRA Julimar
33 DF   BRA Lucas Halter
35 MF   BRA Dudu
40 DF   BRA João Victor
41 MF   BRA Pierre
43 MF   BRA Ramon
No. Pos. Nation Player
47 DF   BRA Kleiton
50 GK   BRA Leonardo Linck
77 MF   BRA Kawan
DF   BRA Raimar
DF   BRA Vinicius Kaue
FW   BRA Elias Carioca

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   COL Felipe Aguilar (at Atlético Nacional until 30 June 2022)
DF   BRA Wálber (at Vasco da Gama until 30 November 2021)
MF   BRA Brener (at Figueirense until 31 December 2021)
MF   BRA Denner (at Chapecoense until 31 December 2021)
MF   BRA Jorginho (at Ceará until 31 December 2021)
MF   BRA Léo Gomes (at Chapecoense until 31 December 2021)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Matheus Anjos (at Ponte Preta until 31 December 2021)
FW   BRA Fabinho (at Chapecoense until 31 December 2021)
FW   BRA Jajá (at CRB until 31 December 2021)
FW   BRA Paulo Victor (at Joinville until 31 December 2021)
FW   BRA Reinaldo (at CSA until 31 December 2021)
FW   BRA Yago (at CSA until 31 December 2021)


Current technical staffEdit

Role Name
Manager   António Oliveira
Fitness coach   Túlio Flôres
Goalkeeping coach   Felipe Faria
Goalkeeping coach   Marcelo Grimaldi
Under-23 manager   Bruno Lazaroni
Under-23 fitness coach   Fabio Eiras
Under-23 goalkeeping coach   Douglas Neso
  • Last updated: 26 March 2021
  • Source: [2]


Position Staff
President Mario Celso Petraglia
1st Vice-president Fernando Cesar Corrales
2nd Vice-president Lauri Antônio Pick
  • Last updated: December 28, 2019
  • Source: [3]



Winner (1): 2018
Winner (1): 2019


Winner (1): 2001
Winner (1): 2019
Winner (1): 1999
Winner (1): 1995


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
Winners (2): 1998, 2003

History in competitionsEdit

[citation needed]

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
Copa Libertadores
Year 2000 2002 2005 2014 2017 2019
Pos. 9th Group stage Runners Up Group stage Round Of 16 Round Of 16
Copa Sudamericana
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2018
Pos. 3rd 19th 12th 1st stage Champions

(*): Not participated

Head coachesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "CA Paranaense". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "Atletico Paranaense Champion of Marbella Cup 2013". Football February 11, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  3. ^ Sao Paulo 4(5)-0(1) Paranaense... Tercer título continental del Sao Paulo on Medio Tiempo, 14 Jul 2005
  4. ^ "Maioria rubro-negra" (in Portuguese). Gazeta do Povo. October 16, 2005. Archived from the original on June 2, 2008. Retrieved August 8, 2008.
  5. ^ Netto, Brendon (May 3, 2015). "Romeo Fernandes becomes first Indian to play in Brazil". Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  6. ^ Banerjee, Ritabrata (May 3, 2015). "Romeo Fernandes Creates History As he Becomes First Indian Player To Play For Brazilian Top Tier Club". The Hard Tackle. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  7. ^ Tenorman, Scott (May 3, 2015). "Atletico Paranaense's Romeo Fernandes becomes the first Indian to play in Brazil". Sportskeeda. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "Athletico Paranaense 2019 Home & Away Kits Released by Umbro". Footy Headlines. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Orlando City SC Announces Partnership with Clube Atlético Paranaense". Orlando City SC. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  10. ^ "Colectiva em Nova Delhi anuncia official mente o accordo com a AIFF nesta ouinta". Atletico Paranaense. Archived from the original on November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  11. ^ "Brazil's Atletico Paranaense inks deal with AIFF". Chris Daniel. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  12. ^ "Equipe - Conheça os jogadores do CAP - Clube Atlético Paranaense".
  13. ^ [1]

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