Esporte Clube Juventude

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 coachJair Ventura
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.


Recent SeasonsEdit

Recent Managers
Manager Dates Matches
Picoli 2011-2012 Overall 60J 36V 13E 11D 120GP 60GC

Official Matches 47J 27V 10E 10D 91GP 54GC

Alexandre Barroso 2012 Official Matches 5J 1V 3E 10D 8GP 20GC
Picoli 2012 Overall 8J 3V 3E 2D 9GP 8GC

Official Matches 4J 1V 2E 1D 2GP 2GC

Lisca 2012-2013 Overall 61J 32V 16E 13D 92GP 49GC

Official Matches 57J 29V 15E 13D 80GP 48GC

Geraldo Delamore 2014 Overall 11J 5V 3E 3D 9GP 12GC

Official Matches 8J 2V 4E 2D 7GP 7GC

Roger Machado 2014 Overall 20J 7V 6E 7D 20GP 22GC

Official Matches 16J 5V 5E 5D 15GP 18GC

Picoli 2014-2015 Overall 47J 16V 15E 16D 56GP 44GC

Official Matches 40J 13V 15E 12D 49GP 35GC

Antônio Carlos Zago from 17/08/2015 to 13/12/2016 Overall 61J 28V 19E 14D 89GP 60GC

Official Matches 56J 24V 18E 14D 83GP 57GC

Paulo César Parente from 12/12/2016 to 06/03/2017 Overall 10J 3V 2E 5D 13GP 23GC

Official Matches 7J 2V 2E 3D 6GP 10GC

Gilmar Dal Pozzo from 07/03/2017 to 21/10/2017 Overall 41J 15V 10E 15D 39GP 40GC

Official Matches 38J 14V 9E 15D 35GP 39GC

Antônio Carlos Zago from 26/10/2017 to 10/02/2018 Overall 14J 3V 6E 5D 20GP 17GC

Official Matches 12J 2V 5E 5D 10GP 16GC

Luís Carlos Winck from 27/08/2018 to 09/03/2019 Official Matches 26J 7V 3E 16D 21GP 44GC
Marquinhos Santos from 11/03/2019 to 17/09/2019 Official Matches 46J 12V 20E 11D 27GP 17GC
Marquinhos Santos from 01/01/2020 to 16/03/2020 Official Matches 13J 3V 5E 5D 10GP 13GC
Pintado from 08/07/2020 to 01/02/2021 Official Matches 43J 19V 10E 14D 60GP 49CC
Marquinhos Santos from 04/02/2021 to 18/10/2021 Official Matches 41J 13V 12E 16D 43GP 46GC
Jair Ventura from 19/10/2021 - current Official Matches 8J 4V 3E 1D 8GP 4GC

Current squadEdit

As of 29 November 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
9 FW   BRA Ricardo Bueno
10 MF   BRA Wescley (on loan from Ceará)
12 DF   BRA Rafael Forster (on loan from Botafogo)
15 MF   BRA Kelvi
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
27 FW   BRA Matheuzinho
No. Pos. Nation Player
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 Guilherme Santos
34 DF   BRA Vitor Mendes (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
36 DF   BRA Dudu
37 FW   BRA Rafael Bilú (on loan from Corinthians)
53 DF   BRA Didi
66 DF   BRA William Matheus
77 FW   BRA Sorriso
78 MF   BRA Dawhan (on loan from Santa Rita)
88 DF   BRA Michel Macedo (on loan from Corinthians)
96 DF   BRA Paulo Henrique
99 MF   BRA Guilherme Castilho (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)

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
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 Kelvin (at Veranópolis until 30 November 2021)
DF   BRA Odivan (at Operário Ferroviário until 30 November 2021)
DF   BRA Samuel Santos (at Guarani until 30 November 2021)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Bruno Camilo (at Bahia until 31 December 2021)
MF   BRA Yago (at Ponte Preta 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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