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.
|Full name||Guarani Futebol Clube|
|Founded||April 2, 1911|
|Ground||Estádio Brinco de Ouro da Princesa|
|Head coach||Allan Aal|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série B|
|Série B, 13th|
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). The students, including Pompeo de Vito, Hernani Felippo Matallo and Vicente Matallo, usually played football at Praça Carlos Gomes. Vicente Matallo became Guarani's first president. 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. 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.
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.
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.
- Runners-up (2): 1988, 2012
- Winner (1): 1949,2018
- Runner-up (1): 2011
- Winner (1): 1994
Youth team titlesEdit
Performances in the Série AEdit
- As of 17 April 2021
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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:
- Torcida Fúria Independente
- Guerreiros da Tribo
- Torcida Jovem
- Bugrinos da Capital
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- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 182–183. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
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- "Derby Campineiro" (in Portuguese). Clássicos do Futebol Brasileiro. Retrieved September 22, 2008.