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Paraná Clube is a Brazilian football club, established on December 19, 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.

Paraná
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Full name Paraná Clube
Nickname(s) Tricolor da Vila
Founded December 19, 1989; 27 years ago (1989-12-19)
Stadium Estádio Vila Capanema, Curitiba, Brazil
Ground Capacity 20,083 (Durival de Britto e Silva)
President Leonardo de Oliveira
Head coach Matheus Costa
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Paranaense
2017 Série B
Website Club website
Current season

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

Contents

HistoryEdit

On December 19, 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, winning CRB 1x0 for the 37th round of Serie B 2017. [11]

StadiumsEdit

 
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]

SymbolsEdit

CrestEdit

The club's logo has a stylized conifer cone format, in red, with a white contour, which conrains 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]

FlagEdit

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

MascotEdit

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]

AnthemEdit

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

ColorsEdit

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]

RivalsEdit

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

FansEdit

 
Paraná Clube fans.

Paraná Clube fanbase is distributed mostly in Curitiba and its metropolitan area, as well as Paraná state coast. According to recent polls made by Curitiba's newspaper Gazeta do Povo, Paraná Clube has more than 300,000 fans in the city (almost 15%). The number of fans outside Curitiba is unknown.[citation needed]

Paraná's average attendance is around 12,000 fans per game, which is almost the same number as the general average of the Campeonato Brasileiro in 2006.[citation needed]

Torcida Fúria Independente, also called T.F.I., founded on September 29, 1993, is an organized supporters' group. Another organized supporters' group are Sangue Jovem Paraná, Tricolores do Tarumã, Torcida Desorganizada, and Torcida Virtual Paran@utas, an internet organized supporters' group of Paraná Clube.[citation needed]

Paraná's top-three attendances in Campeonatos BrasileirosEdit

  1. Paraná – Corinthians 0–0, 41,955, November 2, 1994.
  2. Paraná – Palmeiras 2–4, 36,233, September 24, 1994.
  3. Paraná – São Paulo 2–2, 35,336, October 16, 1994.

AchievementsEdit

1992, 2000 (1)
1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2006
Runners-up (4): 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007
2012
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.[14]

Current squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
  GK Marcos
  GK Léo
  GK Hugo
  GK Douglas
  DF Artur Jesus
  DF Airton
  DF Eduardo Brock
  DF Rayan
  DF Lucas Kal
  DF Diego Tavares
  DF Júnior
  DF Kaike
  DF Igor
  MF Gabriel Dias
  MF Leandro Vilela
  MF Jhony
  MF Maycon Canário
  MF Alex Santana
No. Position Player
  MF Diego Canuto
  MF Alesson
  MF Renatinho
  MF Zezinho
  MF Jonas Pessalli
  MF Guilherme Biteco
  FW Robson
  FW Pedro Bortoluzo
  FW Rafinha
  FW Ítalo
  FW Bruno Cantanhede
  FW Rafael Furtado
  FW Matheus Carvalho
  FW Vitor Feijão
  FW Guga
  FW Felipe Alves
  FW Nathan
  FW Ruben Bentancourt

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player

Technical staffEdit

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Esportes at Paraná Clube
  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 2008-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Equilíbrio marca confronto entre Coritiba e Paraná" (in Portuguese). UOL Esportes. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Paraná State – List of Champions". RSSSF Brasil. Archived from the original on 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  6. ^ "Brazil 1992 Championship – Second Level (Divisão Classificatória)" (in Portuguese). RSSSF Brasil. Archived from the original on 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  7. ^ "Brazil 2000 Championship – Copa João Havelange". RSSSF Brasil. Archived from the original on December 3, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  8. ^ Terra Esportes
  9. ^ "História – 16/08/2006 – Campeonato Paranaense de Futebol Profissional – Série Ouro 2006" (in Portuguese). Federação Paranaense de Futebol official website. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  10. ^ "Copa Libertadores de América 2007". RSSSF Brasil. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  11. ^ "Paraná wins CRB, results help, and team guarantees early access to Serie A (in portuguese)". Globo Esporte. Retrieved 2017-11-18. 
  12. ^ a b http://www.ultras-tifo.net/news/3141-abandoned-stadium-pinheirao-stadium.html
  13. ^ "Patrimônio" (in Portuguese). Paraná Clube official website. Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  14. ^ a b "CNEF – Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. Retrieved January 21, 2010.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "cbf" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  15. ^ "Vila Olímpica" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 

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