Guarani FC

Guarani Futebol Clube is a professional football club in Campinas, São Paulo, which plays in Série B, the second tier of Brazilian football.

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Full nameGuarani Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Bugre (Indigenous)
FoundedApril 2, 1911; 109 years ago (1911-04-02)
GroundEstádio Brinco de Ouro da Princesa,
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
PresidentRicardo Moisés
Head coachThiago Carpini
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Paulista
Série B, 13th
Paulista, 11th
WebsiteClub website
Carlos Gomes

It is also known as Bugre, a popular term for an Indigenous Brazilian, and its supporters are known as bugrinos.


Guarani Futebol Clube was founded on April 1, 1911, in the city of Campinas, São Paulo, as Guarany Foot-Ball Club, by the initiative of 12 students from the Gymnasio do Estado (now Culto à Ciência).[2] The students, including Pompeo de Vito, Hernani Felippo Matallo and Vicente Matallo, usually played football at Praça Carlos Gomes.[2] Vicente Matallo became Guarani's first president.[2] Guarani was named after maestro Antônio Carlos Gomes' opera "Il Guarany". Antônio Carlos Gomes was born in Campinas, Brazil, and is one of the most distinguished nineteenth century classical composers.[3] Guarani was officially founded on April 1, 1911, but to avoid April Fools' Day jokes by supporters of rival teams, the directors of Guarani changed the official foundation date to April 2, 1911.[3]

In 1949, Guarani won Campeonato Paulista Second Division, gaining the right to play in the first division the following year.[3]

As of 2019, Guarani is the only Brazilian countryside team to have won the national championship (not counting Santos; although Santos is not a state capital, it is located on the coast). The club won Campeonato Brasileiro in 1978, after defeating Palmeiras.[4]

In 1979, the club was a semi-finalist in the Copa Libertadores, but was eliminated by eventual champions Club Olimpia. This run remains Guarani's best performance in international competitions to date.

In 2016, Guarani qualified for the playoff semifinals of 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, thus ensuring its return to Serie B after a four-year absence.



Winner (1): 1978
Runners-up (2): 1986, 1987
Winner (1): 1981
Runners-up (2): 1991, 2009
Runner-up (2): 2008, 2016


Runners-up (2): 1988, 2012
Winner (1): 1949,2018
Runner-up (1): 2011

Youth teamEdit

Winner (1): 1994

Titles timelineEdit

Youth team titlesEdit


Overview of the Brinco de Ouro stadium.
Brinco de Ouro stadium, during a night game.

Guarani's stadium is Estádio Brinco de Ouro da Princesa, built on May 31, 1953,[5] with a maximum capacity of 30,988 people.[6]


Guarani's biggest rival is Ponte Preta, who also hail from Campinas. The games between Guarani and Ponte Preta are known as Derby Campineiro.[7]

Performances in the Série AEdit

Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position
1971 - 1981 - 1991 - 2001 19th 2011 -
1972 - 1982 3rd 1992 9th 2002 16th 2012 -
1973 15th 1983 16th 1993 6th 2003 13th 2013 -
1974 12th 1984 - 1994 3rd 2004 22nd 2014 -
1975 12th 1985 15th 1995 19th 2005 - 2015 -
1976 10th 1986 2nd 1996 6th 2006 -
1977 28th 1987 2nd 1997 21st 2007 -
1978 1st 1988 14th 1998 19th 2008 -
1979 16th 1989 20th 1999 8th 2009 -
1980 16th 1990 - 2000 17th 2010 18th

Current squadEdit

As of 26 September, 2019[citation needed]

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 Matheus
2   DF Cristovam (on loan from Paraná)
3   DF Thallyson
4   DF Leandro Almeida
5   MF Deivid
6   DF Bruno Silva
7   MF Lucas Abreu
8   MF Igor Henrique
9   FW Rafael Costa
10   MF Lucas Crispim
11   FW Giovanny (on loan from Athletico Paranaense)
12   GK Jefferson Paulino
14   FW Alemão
15   MF Marcelo (on loan from Maccabi Tel Aviv)
17   FW Pablo Diogo (on loan from Santa Clara)
18   MF Eduardo Person (on loan from Joinville)
No. Position Player
19   MF Bady
20   DF Matheus Bidu
21   MF Matheusinho
22   FW Bruno Sávio (on loan from Louletano)
23   GK Carlão
25   GK Lucas Cardoso
28   MF Wermeson
29   FW Júnior Todinho
31   FW Juninho (on loan from Sport)
33   DF Romércio (on loan from Coritiba)
34   DF Vitor Mendes (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
35   FW Renan
37   MF Ricardinho
  DF Bruno Lima
  DF Pedro Moraes
  MF Pedro Acorsi

First-team staffEdit

Position Name Nationality
Coach Thiago Carpini   Brazilian

Guarani players in the World CupEdit

The following footballers, who have played for Guarani at some point during their careers, represented Brazil in the FIFA World Cup:



Player Goals
  Zuza 221
  Nenê 137
  Careca 118
  Augusto 104
  Zequinha 95
  Roberto Caco 93
  Fumagalli 89
  Jorge Mendonça 88
  Villalobos 87
10º   Fifi 84


  • Torcida Fúria Independente
  • Guerreiros da Tribo
  • Torcida Jovem
  • Bugrinos da Capital


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 14, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c "História" (in Portuguese). Plantão do Bugre. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 182–183. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
  4. ^ "IV Copa Brasil - 1978 [Brazilian Championship]". RSSSF. June 8, 2000. Archived from the original on December 26, 2007. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  5. ^ "Brinco de Ouro" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  6. ^ "Football Stadiums of South America". Fussballtempel. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  7. ^ "Derby Campineiro" (in Portuguese). Clássicos do Futebol Brasileiro. Retrieved September 22, 2008.

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