Paraná Clube

Paraná Clube is a Brazilian football club, established on the 19th of December, 1989, in the Vila Capanema district of Curitiba, Paraná. It is one of several Brazilian clubs called Tricolor da Vila ("tricolored of the town") by its fans because it has three team colors. Paraná's three colors are red, white and blue.

Full nameParaná Clube
Nickname(s)Tricolor da Vila
FoundedDecember 19, 1989; 30 years ago (1989-12-19)
GroundVila Capanema
PresidentBrazil Leonardo de Oliveira
Head coachBrazil Allan Aal
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Paranaense
2019Série B 6th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Apart from football, other sports sponsored at the club are bowling, futsal, martial arts, tennis, volleyball and weight-lifting.[1]


On the 19th of December, 1989, Paraná Clube was founded by the merger of EC Pinheiros (three times winner of the state championship (1967 as Savóia FC Água Verde, 1984, 1987)), and Colorado EC (winner of one state championship (1980)). Rubens Minelli was hired as the club's first manager,[2] and Emerson de Andrade was chosen as the director of football.[3]

The club's first match was played on February 4, 1990, when Coritiba beat Paraná 1–0 at the Estádio Couto Pereira.[2][4]

In 1991, two years after the club's foundation, Paraná won its first state championship. Later, Paraná would win five state championships in a row, from 1993 to 1997.[5]

In 1992, the club won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, gaining the right to compete in the following year's Série A.[6] After 8 years, Paraná Clube won another national championship. In 2000, Paraná beat AD São Caetano to win the Yellow Module of the João Havelange Cup. This cup replaced the Campeonato Brasileiro (all levels), which had been suspended for one year.[7]

In 2003, Paraná Clube and L.A. Sports, which is a sports marketing company, started a partnership to help Paraná Clube keep its youth academy, and sign new players. In 2005, Paraná Clube created an investment fund to replace L.A. Sports, and, because of this, the partnership was not renewed.[8]

On April 9, 2006, Paraná Clube won the Paraná State League for the 7th time after beating ADAP of Campo Mourão 3–0 in the Maringá and drawing 1–1 at Pinheirão Stadium. The attendance of the final match was 25,306 supporters.[9]

Paraná Clube's stadium is the Estádio Durival Britto e Silva, also known as the Vila Capanema. It underwent a modernization in 2006, when more than 60 skyboxes were built, as well as new bathrooms and snack bars. The capacity of the "new" Vila Capanema rose to 20,083 spectators, and the inaugural match was held on September 20, 2006 when Paraná beat Fortaleza 2–0 in the Campeonato Brasileiro.[citation needed]

In 2007, Paraná played its first Copa Libertadores de América match. In the first stage, Paraná eliminated Cobreloa from Chile, winning the first leg 2–0 in Calama and drawing 1–1 in Curitiba. In the group stage, composed by Parana Clube, Flamengo, Union Maracaibo and Real Potosi, the club finished in second place. Paraná was eliminated in the Round of 16 by Libertad, of Paraguay.[10]

After 10 years in the second division, Paraná gained access to the first division of the Brazilian Championship, defeating CRB 1-0 for the 37th round of Serie B 2017.[11]


Vila Capanema Stadium
Vila Capanema Stadium

Paraná Clube's official stadium is Estádio Durival Britto e Silva, also known as Vila Capanema. They occasionally used to play at the Pinheirão.[12] Vila Olímpica also belongs to Paraná Clube but it is only used for training:[13]



The club's logo has a stylized conifer cone format, in red, with a white contour, which contains an azure jay and a white pine. The club's name is written in blue, as is the word Brasil. The word Clube is written in white.[2]


Paraná's flag is rectangular, divided in two equal parts vertically. The right side is red and the left side is blue.[2]


The mascot of Paraná Clube is an azure jay, a common bird in Paraná state. The bird is also the symbol of Paraná state.[2]


The Paraná Clube anthem was written by João Arnaldo and Sebastião Lima.[2]


Paraná Clube's colors are red, blue and white. The red color was Colorado's main color, the blue color was Pinheiros' main color, and white was a color adopted by both teams.[2]


Their biggest rivals are from the same city: Atlético-PR and Coritiba.[2]


1992, 2000 (1)
1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2006
Runners-up (4): 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007
Runners-up (1): 1999
1In 2000, Paraná Clube won the Yellow Module of the Copa João Havelange. This title is not recognized by the CBF.[16]

Current squadEdit

As of 26 January 2020[17]

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

No. Position Player
  GK Alisson
  GK Filipe (on loan from Corinthians)
  GK Gabriel
  GK Marcos (on loan from Goiás)
  DF Carlos Eduardo
  DF Everson (on loan from Bahia)
  DF Fabrício
  DF Guilherme Lacerda
  DF Haiderson Hurtado
  DF Luis Salazar
  DF Thales (on loan from Internacional)
  DF Kennidy
  DF Paulo Henrique
  DF Toninho
  DF Jean (on loan from Boavista)
  DF Juninho
  MF Bruno
No. Position Player
  MF Dudu (on loan from Vasco da Gama)
  MF Gabriel Kazu (on loan from Tombense)
  MF Jhemerson
  MF Jhony Douglas
  MF Kaio (on loan from Grêmio)
  MF Kriguer
  MF Luan
  MF Michel (on loan from Cruzeiro)
  MF Renan Bressan
  MF Thiago Alves
  FW Andrey
  FW Gustavo Mosquito (on loan from Corinthians)
  FW Marcelo (on loan from Cruzeiro)
  FW Raphael Alemão
  FW Róbson
  FW Rodrigo Rodrigues
  FW Ruan Pedra

Technical staffEdit



  1. ^ Esportes at Paraná Clube Archived October 23, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 220–221. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
  3. ^ "História – Primeira equipe" (in Portuguese). Paraná Clube official website. Archived from the original on November 27, 2007. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  4. ^ "Equilíbrio marca confronto entre Coritiba e Paraná" (in Portuguese). UOL Esportes. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  5. ^ "Paraná State – List of Champions". RSSSF Brasil. Archived from the original on June 4, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  6. ^ "Brazil 1992 Championship – Second Level (Divisão Classificatória)" (in Portuguese). RSSSF Brasil. Archived from the original on December 10, 2007. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  7. ^ "Brazil 2000 Championship – Copa João Havelange". RSSSF Brasil. Archived from the original on December 3, 2007. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  8. ^ Terra Esportes
  9. ^ "História – 16/08/2006 – Campeonato Paranaense de Futebol Profissional – Série Ouro 2006" (in Portuguese). Federação Paranaense de Futebol official website. Archived from the original on December 16, 2007. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  10. ^ "Copa Libertadores de América 2007". RSSSF Brasil. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  11. ^ "Paraná wins CRB, results help, and team guarantees early access to Serie A (in portuguese)". Globo Esporte. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  12. ^ a b
  13. ^ "Patrimônio" (in Portuguese). Paraná Clube official website. Archived from the original on May 15, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  14. ^ "CNEF – Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 10, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  15. ^ "Vila Olímpica" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved September 23, 2008.
  16. ^ (in Portuguese) "Campeões" (in Portuguese). CBF. Archived from the original on October 14, 2009. Retrieved August 23, 2009.
  17. ^ "Elenco" [Squad]. Parana Clube. Retrieved February 14, 2018.

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