Guarani FC

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Guarani Futebol Clube, commonly referred to as simply Guarani, is a Brazilian association football club in Campinas, São Paulo. Guarani is the only club from Brazil's countryside to have won the first division of the Brazilian Championship. The team currently play in the Série B, the second tier of Brazilian football, as well as in the Campeonato Paulista Série A1, the top tier of the São Paulo state football league.

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Full nameGuarani Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Bugre (Indigenous)
FoundedApril 2, 1911; 110 years ago (1911-04-02)
GroundEstádio Brinco de Ouro da Princesa
PresidentRicardo Moisés
Head coachAllan Aal
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Paulista
Série B, 13th
Paulista, 10th
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 Football Club 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 17 April 2021[8]

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 Rafael Martins (on loan from Brasil de Pelotas)
2 DF   BRA Mateus Ludke
3 DF   BRA Thales
4 DF   BRA Victor Ramon
5 MF   BRA Pedro Acorsi
6 DF   BRA Bruno Silva (captain)
7 FW   BRA Matheus Souza
8 MF   BRA Tony (on loan from Ferroviária)
9 FW   BRA Rafael Costa
10 MF   BRA Andrigo
11 FW   BRA Bruno Sávio
17 FW   BRA Pablo
18 MF   BRA Eduardo Person (on loan from Joinville)
19 MF   BRA Caio Henrique
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF   BRA Matheus Bidu
23 MF   BRA Índio
26 GK   BRA Lucas Cardoso
27 GK   BRA Gabriel Mesquita
29 MF   BRA Marcelo
30 FW   BRA Matheus Davó (on loan from Corinthians)
31 MF   BRA Rodrigo Andrade (on loan from Vitória)
33 DF   BRA Romércio
35 FW   BRA Renan
36 DF   BRA Eliel
50 DF   BRA Airton (on loan from Avaí)
70 DF   BRA Éder Sciola
78 MF   BRA Régis
94 FW   BRA Júlio César (on loan from Portimonense)

First-team staffEdit

Position Name Nationality
Coach Allan Aal   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 May 10, 2013. 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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