Paysandu Sport Club

Paysandu Sport Club, commonly referred to as Paysandu, is a Brazilian professional club based in Belém, Pará founded on 2 February 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 Curuzu
PresidentMaurício Ettinger
Head coachMárcio Fernandes
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série C
Campeonato Paraense
Série C, 8th of 20
Paraense, 1st of 12 (champions)
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.

The club also has two titles of the Copa Verde, as well as being the largest state winners with a record 49 titles.



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's biggest rival is Remo, with whom he plays the Clássico Rei da Amazônia (Amazon King derby) or Re-Pa, the largest in the northern region of Brazil. The first game took place on 14 June 1914, with Remo winning 2–1. On 26 July 1945, the biggest score in the derby took place. Paysandu won 7–0 in a match valid for the Campeonato Paraense of that year. In 2016, the derby was declared intangible cultural heritage of the Pará state, being qualified as a cultural expression of the people of Pará.[1]

A further minor rivalry exists between Paysandu and Tuna Luso. The first match happened on 11 December 1932. It was a friendly that ended tied at 3–3.


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


Current squadEdit

As of 14 January 2022

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   BRA Thiago Coelho
GK   BRA Elias
GK   BRA Gabriel Bernard
GK   BRA Cláudio Vitor
DF   BRA Genílson
DF   BRA Héverton
DF   BRA Kerve
DF   BRA Lucas Marreiros
DF   BRA Marcão
DF   BRA Igor Carvalho
DF   BRA Polegar
DF   BRA João Paulo
DF   BRA Patrick Brey
MF   BRA Bileu
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Christian
MF   BRA Thiago Felipe
MF   BRA Yure
MF   BRA José Aldo
MF   BRA Ricardinho
MF   BRA Rikelton
MF   BRA Willian Fazendinha
FW   BRA Alex Silva
FW   BRA Danrlei
FW   BRA Dioguinho
FW   BRA Henan
FW   BRA Marcelo Toscano
FW   BRA Marlon
FW   BRA Robinho

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
GK   BRA Victor Souza (on loan to Água Santa)
MF   BRA Ruy (on loan to Concórdia)

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
2021 3 Série C Second round

International recordEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2003 Copa Libertadores Group 2 Cerro Porteño 0-0 6-2 1st Place
Sporting Cristal 2-1 2-0
Universidad Católica 3-1 1-1
Round of 16 Boca Juniors 2-4 1-0 3-4


Winners (1): 2002
Winners (2): 1991, 2001
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


  1. ^ "Clássico Re-Pa é declarado patrimônio cultural imaterial do Estado do Pará" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved November 4, 2021.

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