Paysandu Sport Club

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Paysandu Sport Club, or Paysandu, as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Belém in Pará, founded on February 2, 1914.

Paysandu Sport Club logo.svg
Full namePaysandu Sport Club
Nickname(s)Papão da Curuzu (Bogeyman of Curuzu)
Bicolor (Bicoloured)
Lobo (Wolf)
Alviceleste (White and sky blue)
Founded2 February 1914; 107 years ago (1914-02-02)
GroundEstádio da Curuzú
PresidentMaurício Ettinger
Head coachRoberto Fonseca
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série C
Campeonato Paraense
Série C, 8th
Paraense, 1st
WebsiteClub website


On February 2, 1914, members of Norte Club protested against a decision of the football federation of Pará benefiting Remo by terminating the team and refounding other team. Unanimously, the assembly chose Hugo Leão to chair the meeting. As leader of the movement, he proposed the name of Paysandu Foot-Ball Club for the new club. The name was chosen as a tribute to the unfortunate event in Paysandú, a Uruguayan city, which would take the start of the war against Paraguay.

That year, the Norte Club held a good campaign and needed to beat Guarany to force an extra match against Grupo do Remo. After the tie at 1–1, the members of the Norte Club, unreconstructed, asked the Pará's Foot-Ball League the cancellation of the match due to various irregularities. However, the board of the Pará's Foot-Ball League dismissed the appeal.

The decision did not like it one bit to the members of the Norte Club, which then decided to create a movement, under the leadership of Hugo Leão, to the foundation of a new association, stronger, to be able to meet on equal terms their opponents. This movement did not like the members of Grupo do Remo, who tried to persuade Hugo Leão to abandon the idea.

In February 1914, the newspaper O Estado do Pará made the call for the meeting of a new club. The call by the newspaper had an effect, causing those who attended the meeting 42 athletes, many of whom had built the Norte Club, in addition to other different associations. Chosen the name, the assembly elected the first president, Deodoro de Mendonça, who headed the board during the year 1914. It was also chosen the committee to draft the Statutes of the Club, relapsing choosing the names of Mendonça Deodoro, Eurico Amanajás and Arnaldo Morais. To write the status of the club assembly chose the following commission: Deodoro de Mendonça, Eurico Amanajás and Arnaldo Moraes. The second meeting was held on the scheduled date, February 10, 1914 at the same location of the first and with the presence of large number of participants. He was sworn in the elected board, increasing the number of members to 100 and were considered founding partners, more than 15 new members who joined the Paysandu. At the third meeting, on 19 February 1914, the Paysandu, of "Foot-Ball" went to "Sport Club". To be read to the assembly, an office requesting membership of Paysandu the Pará's Football League, the idea of change, which, after heated debates, put to a vote, was approved by a majority vote. And so came the Paysandu Sport Club.

In 1991 and 2001, Paysandu was the champion of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In 2002 the club was champion of Copa Norte, and, later, champion of Copa dos Campeões.

In 2003, Paysandu was eliminated by Boca Juniors on the second leg of a match for Copa Libertadores, after winning the first leg in La Bombonera. That was the club's first participation in the competition. In 2016, the club was champion of Copa Verde, conquering his second regional title.



The crest is blue and white, with the PSC initials, in reference to the name Paysandu Sport Club. At the bottom, there is a winged foot (with wings), creating Mário Bayma who explained its meaning: "The team speed goal would never be equaled or surpassed by his opponents, because come the flight limits." Above the shield is three stars, two silver symbolizing the title of Campeonato Brasileiro Série B of 1991 (left) and 2001 (right), and a gold (central) symbolizing the title of Copa dos Campeões in 2002.


The official anthem of Paysandu was composed in 1916 by the poet José Simões, while the music was made by Professor Manuel Luís de Paiva. There is also the "popular" hymn, composed by Francisco Pires Cavalcanti, excited about the victory of Paysandu against Peñarol in 1965, which is better known than the official team anthem.

Traditional home kitEdit

The uniform was proposed by Hugo Leão, first president of Paysandu, at the meeting held on February 10, 1914. The proposal was not approved by the General Assembly, by unanimous vote of the members, on February 19, 1914, seventeen days later the foundation of the club. The uniform follows the same model to the present day.


Paysandu rivals are Remo and Tuna Luso. The biggest rival is Remo.


Paysandu's stadium is Curuzú, which has a maximum capacity of 16,200 people. Mangueirão also held several Paysandu matches.


Current squadEdit

As of 17 July 2021

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 Victor Souza
3 DF   BRA Alisson
4 DF   BRA Jefferson
5 DF   BRA Bruno Collaço
6 MF   BRA Paulinho
9 FW   BRA Rafael Grampola
10 MF   BRA Marlon
11 FW   BRA Rildo
17 FW   BRA Bruno Paulo
18 MF   BRA Ratinho
19 MF   BRA Paulo Roberto
21 MF   BRA Jhonnatan
22 MF   BRA Yure
23 GK   BRA Paulo Ricardo
25 FW   BRA Luan
26 DF   BRA Perema
28 MF   BRA João Paulo
No. Pos. Nation Player
29 FW   BRA Patrick Carvalho
30 MF   BRA Bruno Paulista
31 FW   BRA Thiago Santos
32 MF   BRA Júlio Cézar
34 DF   BRA Yan
35 MF   BRA Marino
36 DF   BRA Diego Matos
38 DF   BRA Fernando Portel
42 DF   BRA Denílson
71 FW   BRA Danrlei
77 FW   BRA Laércio
89 MF   BRA Ruy
90 DF   BRA Marcelo
93 DF   BRA Israel
98 FW   BRA Robinho (on loan from Red Bull Bragantino)
GK   BRA Elias (on loan from Chapecoense)

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
50 DF   BRA Kerve (on loan to Grêmio Prudente)
MF   BRA Alan Calbergue (on loan to América de Natal)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   BRA Flávio (on loan to Gama)
FW   BRA Nicolas (on loan to Goiás)

National league recordEdit

(C): Champion; (P): Promoted; (R): Relegated.

Season Tie Division Place Copa do Brasil
1971 2 Série B 15°
1973 1 Série A 38°
1974 1 Série A 22°
1975 1 Série A 37°
1976 1 Série A 34°
1977 1 Série A 52°
1978 1 Série A 52°
1979 1 Série A 80°
1980 2 Série B
1981 1 Série A 28°
1982 1 Série A 29°
1983 1 Série A 34° (R)¹
2 Série B 14°
1985 1 Série A 29°
1986 1 Série A 46°
1987 2 Modulo Branco
1989 2 Série B 35° First round
1990 3 Série C
1991 2 Série B (C) Second round
1992 1 Série A 20° (R)²

¹ Relegated in the same year.

² Relegation canceled.

Season Tie Division Place Copa do Brasil
1993 1 Série A 21° Second round
1994 1 Série A 16º First round
1995 1 Série A 23° (R)
1996 2 Série B 21°
1997 2 Série B 11° Preliminary round
1998 2 Série B
1999 2 Série B 19° (R)² First round
2000 2 Modulo Amarelo First round
2001 2 Série B (C) First round
2002 1 Série A 20° Second round
2003 1 Série A 22°
2004 1 Série A 14°
2005 1 Série A 21° (R) Second round
2006 2 Série B 17° (R) Second round
2007 3 Série C 62° Second round
2008 3 Série C 12°
2009 3 Série C
2010 3 Série C Second round
2011 3 Série C Second round
2012 3 Série C (P) Round of 16
Season Tie Division Place Copa do Brasil
2013 2 Série B 18° (R) Third round
2014 3 Série C (P) Third round
2015 2 Série B Round of 16
2016 2 Série B 14° Third round
2017 2 Série B 11° Round of 16
2018 2 Série B 17° (R) First round
2019 3 Série C Round of 16
2020 3 Série C Second round


Winners (2): 1991, 2001
Winners (1): 2002
Winners (2): 2016, 2018
Winners (1): 2002
Winners (49): 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2021

External linksEdit