Esporte Clube Juventude

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Esporte Clube Juventude, also known as Juventude, is a Brazilian football team in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul. The club currently competes in the top tier of Brazilian football, the Série A, as well as in Campeonato Gaúcho Série A, the first level of the Rio Grande do Sul state football league. Major titles won by the club include the 1999 Copa do Brasil and the 1994 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. Juventude also competes in the top tier state league of Rio Grande do Sul, having won it once, in 1998. Their greatest rival is Caxias, with whom it contests the Caxias do Sul derby, also known as CaJu.

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Full nameEsporte Clube Juventude
Founded29 June 1913; 108 years ago (1913-06-29)
GroundEstádio Alfredo Jaconi
PresidentRoberto Tonietto
Head coachMarquinhos Santos
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Gaúcho
Série B, 3rd of 20 (promoted)
Gauchão, 3rd of 12
WebsiteClub website


Juventude was founded on June 29, 1913, by 35 youngsters from Caxias do Sul, descendants of Italian immigrants, being one of the first football clubs in that community. Antônio Chiaradia Neto was chosen as the club's first president.

On July 20, 1913, Juventude played its first game, against Serrano, from the city of Carlos Barbosa, Rio Grande do Sul. The game ended 4–0 in favor of Juventude.

On March 8, 1915, Juventude lost its first game ever. Fußball, from the nearby town of Montenegro, beat Juventude 4–1, ending a 23-game invincibility streak.

On October 10, 1919, Juventude joined the Rio Grande do Sul state football association

In 1920, the club became professional after signing some Uruguayan players.

On December 11, 1975, the first match against Caxias was played, which ended 1–0 to Juventude. The goal was scored by Da Silva. This match is known as the Ca-Ju derby.

On May 25, 1993, Juventude signed a partnership with Parmalat, bringing more investment to the club.

On December 4, 1994, Juventude won the second division of Campeonato Brasileiro, which was the first national title won by the club, gaining promotion to the first division.

On June 7, 1998, Juventude won the Campeonato Gaúcho without losing a single match.

On June 27, 1999, Juventude won its most important national title, the Copa do Brasil, gaining the right to contest the Copa Libertadores in the following year.

In 2000, Juventude played the Copa Libertadores for the first time, but the club was eliminated in the first stage.

Finally in 2013 Juventude finished Série D as 2nd and promoted to Série C for 2014 season. They will compete in the Série B in 2017.[1]

Juventude returned to the top division of Brazilian Football after a 13-year absence by finishing 3rd in the 2020 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.


Juventude's stadium is Estádio Alfredo Jaconi, inaugurated in 1975, with a maximum capacity of 23,519 people.


2011, 2012

2000 Copa LibertadoresEdit

Home team Score Away team
Juventude 1–0 El Nacional
The Strongest 5–1 Juventude
Palmeiras 3–0 Juventude
El Nacional 2–0 Juventude
Juventude 4–0 The Strongest
Juventude 2–2 Palmeiras
Position Team Points Played
1 Palmeiras (São Paulo) 10 6
2 El Nacional (Quito) 10 6
3 Juventude (Caxias do Sul) 7 6
4 The Strongest (La Paz) 7 6


The club's official anthem lyrics were composed by Ernani Falcão, and the music by Rodolfo Storchi.

There is another anthem, which is an unofficial one, and was composed (both the lyrics and the music) by Paulo Gazola, and is called Hino da Volta do Ju, meaning Anthem of Ju's Return.

Current squadEdit

As of 18 August 2021[2]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   COL Juan Quintero (on loan from Fortaleza)
4 DF   BRA Cleberson
5 MF   BRA Ricardinho
7 FW   BRA Capixaba
8 MF   BRA Matheus Jesus (on loan from Corinthians)
9 FW   BRA Ricardo Bueno
10 MF   BRA Wescley (on loan from Ceará)
11 FW   BRA Paulinho Bóia (on loan from São Paulo)
12 DF   BRA Rafael Forster (on loan from Botafogo)
14 FW   COL Edwin Mosquera (on loan from Independiente Medellín)
16 MF   BRA Jadson
17 FW   PER Fernando Pacheco (on loan from Fluminense)
19 FW   BRA Roberson
20 MF   BRA Wágner
21 GK   BRA William
22 GK   BRA Marcelo Carné
23 MF   KOR Chico
25 MF   BRA Yago
No. Pos. Nation Player
27 FW   BRA Matheuzinho
29 MF   BRA Bruninho (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
30 FW   CHI Nicolás Castillo (on loan from América)
31 MF   BRA Elton (on loan from Bahia)
32 GK   BRA Douglas Friedrich (on loan from Bahia)
33 DF   BRA Alyson (on loan from Ceará)
34 DF   BRA Vitor Mendes (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
36 DF   BRA Dudu
53 DF   BRA Didi
66 DF   BRA William Matheus
77 MF   BRA Sorriso
78 FW   BRA Dawhan
88 DF   BRA Michel Macedo (on loan from Corinthians)
96 DF   BRA Paulo Henrique
99 MF   BRA Guilherme Castilho (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
DF   BRA Emerson
DF   BRA Guilherme Santos
FW   BRA Rafael Bilú (on loan from Corinthians)

Reserve teamEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
15 MF   BRA Kelvi
FW   BRA Nicolas

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
GK   BRA Samuel Deuner (at Veranópolis until 30 November 2021)
DF   BRA Igor (at Coritiba until 30 November 2021)
DF   BRA Kelvin (at Veranópolis until 30 November 2021)
DF   BRA Odivan (at Operário Ferroviário until 30 November 2021)
DF   BRA Samuel Santos (at Mirassol until 30 November 2021)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Bruno Camilo (at Bahia until 31 December 2021)
MF   BLR Renan Bressan (at CRB until 30 November 2021)
FW   BRA Caprini (at Londrina until 30 November 2021)
FW   BRA Dalberto (at Coritiba until 30 November 2021)

Technical staffEdit


  1. ^ "Juventude segura pressão do Fortaleza e sobe para a Série B do Brasileiro". UOL Esporte (in Portuguese). September 9, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Plantel profissional" [First team squad] (in Portuguese). EC Juventude. Retrieved May 13, 2021.

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