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Club Athletico Paranaense, commonly known as Athletico-PR, is a Brazilian football team from Curitiba in 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
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Full nameClub Athletico Paranaense
Nickname(s)Furacão da Baixada
FoundedMarch 26, 1924 (95 years ago) (1924-03-26)
GroundArena da Baixada
PresidentMario Celso Petraglia
Head coachTiago Nunes
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Paranaense
2018Série A, 7th
Paranaense, 1st
WebsiteClub website


The club was founded in 1924 thourgh 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 15th 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.

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 believe to be a PR move in order to greater 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 was a white shirt with a black collar. In place of the four diagonal stripes were 8 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.[5]


The home stadium is the Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães, built in 1914 and renovated several times is traditionally known as Arena da Baixada.[citation needed]


  •   Orlando City SC (MLS) – The technical partnership connects City with a club that boasts a world-class training facility and one of Brazil’s top academies.[6]
  •   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.[7] 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.[8]

Current squadEdit

First teamEdit

As of 9 October 2019[9]

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 Santos
2   DF Jonathan
3   MF Lucho González
4   DF Léo Pereira (captain)
5   MF Wellington
6   DF Márcio Azevedo
7   FW Rony
8   MF Tomás Andrade (on loan from River Plate)
9   FW Marco Ruben
10   FW Marcelo Cirino
11   MF Nikão
13   DF Khellven
14   DF Robson Bambu
15   MF Camacho (on loan from Corinthians)
16   DF Abner Vinícius
17   FW Braian Romero (on loan from Independiente)
18   MF Léo Cittadini
No. Position Player
20   MF Matheus Rossetto
21   DF Adriano
22   GK Léo
23   DF Madson (on loan from Grêmio)
25   GK Caio
26   MF Erick
28   FW Vitinho
29   FW Pedrinho (on loan from Oeste)
30   DF Abner Felipe (on loan from PSTC)
33   DF Lucas Halter
34   DF Pedro Henrique (on loan from Corinthians)
38   MF Thonny Anderson (on loan from Grêmio)
39   MF Bruno Guimarães
44   DF Thiago Heleno
77   MF Bruno Nazário (on loan from Hoffenheim)
97   MF Everton Felipe (on loan from São Paulo)

Under-23 squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
  GK Bento
  GK Gabriel
  GK Orlando
  DF David
  DF Felippe (on loan from Juventude)
  DF Gabriel Fornari
  DF Luan
  DF Wellington Rocha
  MF Brener
  MF Bruno Leite
  MF Christian
  MF Denner
  MF João Pedro
No. Position Player
  MF Kawan
  MF Kennedy Júnio
  MF Ramon
  MF Pablo Ramon
  MF Victor Cruz
  FW David Jhefer
  FW Jáderson
  FW Jajá
  FW Kleiton
  FW Luiz Fernando (on loan from Tombense)
  FW Vinicius Kaue
  FW Vinicius Mingotti

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  GK Lucas Macanhan (at Paraná until 31 December 2019)
  DF Cascardo (at FK Senica until 30 June 2020)
  DF Eder (at Sport until 31 December 2019)
  DF Nicolas (at Atlético Goianiense until 30 November 2019)
  DF Reginaldo (at Atlético Goianiense until 30 November 2019)
  DF Zé Ivaldo (at Vitória until 31 December 2019)
  DF Wálber (at Figueirense until 31 December 2019)
  MF Geovane (at Inter de Limeira until 31 December 2019)
  MF João Pedro (at Paraná until 31 December 2019)
No. Position Player
  MF Matheus Anjos (at Paraná until 31 December 2019)
  FW Bill (at Mirassol until 31 December 2019)
  FW Bruno Rodrigues (at Paraná until 31 December 2019)
  FW Crysan (at Al-Batin until 30 June 2019)
  FW Demethryus (at Figueirense until 31 December 2019)
  FW Gabriel Poveda (at Juventude until 31 December 2019)
  FW Juninho (at Vila Nova until 31 December 2019)
  FW Yago (at Lobos BUAP until 30 June 2019)


Current technical staffEdit

Role Name
First Team Coach   Tiago Nunes
Assistant manager   Evandro Fornari
Assistant manager   Kelly
  • Last updated: 10 November 2018
  • Source: [2]


Position Staff
President Luiz Sallim Emed
1st Vice-president Lauri Antonio Pick
2nd Vice-president Marcio Lara


International competitionsEdit

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

Domestic competitionsEdit

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


Winners (25): 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.
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
Pos. 5th 17th * 3rd 8th 10th 6th 11th 7th
Copa Libertadores
Year 2000 2002 2005 2014 2017
Pos. 9th Group stage Runners Up Group stage Round Of 16
Copa Sudamericana
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2018
Pos. 3rd 19th 12th 1st stage Champions

(*): Not participated

Head coachesEdit


  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. ^ "Athletico Paranaense 2019 Home & Away Kits Released by Umbro". Footy Headlines. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "Orlando City SC Announces Partnership with Clube Atlético Paranaense". Orlando City SC. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  7. ^ "Colectiva em Nova Delhi anuncia official mente o accordo com a AIFF nesta ouinta". Atletico Paranaense. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  8. ^ "Brazil's Atletico Paranaense inks deal with AIFF". Chris Daniel. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  9. ^ "Equipe - Conheça os jogadores do CAP - Clube Atlético Paranaense".
  10. ^ [1]

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