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Clube Atlético Paranaense


Clube Atlético Paranaense

Atlético Paranaense
Atlético Paranaense
Full name Clube Atlético Paranaense
Nickname(s) Furacão (Hurricane)
Founded May 26, 1924  (1924-05-26)
Ground Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães
Ground Capacity 43,981
President Mário Celso Petraglia
Head coach Cristóvão Borges
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Paranaense
2014 Brasileirão, 8th
Paranaense, 4th
Website Club home page

Clube Atlético Paranaense, commonly known as Atlético Paranaense, is a Brazilian football team from Curitiba in Paraná, founded on March 26, 1924. The club won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (Premier League) in 2001.

In a survey released by the FIFA on November 30, 2010, Atlético Paranaense was listed as the 9th largest soccer club in Brazil in the 21st century and 74th in the world, ahead of clubs like Athletic Bilbao, Arsenal, Juventus and Manchester City.

According to the independent auditors BDO RCS, the brand of the club is the thirteenth most valuable in Brazil, surpassing 86 million reals.


  • History 1
  • Team colors and Uniform 2
  • Stadium 3
  • Partnerships 4
  • Current squad 5
    • Youth team 5.1
    • Out on loan 5.2
  • Personnel 6
    • Current technical staff 6.1
    • Management 6.2
  • Honors 7
    • Domestic competitions 7.1
    • International 7.2
  • History in competitions 8
  • Head coaches 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11


Atlético Paranaense was born as the result of a merge between two older Curitiba teams, Internacional-PR and América-PR. The merger was announced on March 21, 1924 and formalized five days later, on March 26, when the club changed its name and its colors; the new board of directors also assumed the administration of the club.

The club's first match was played on April 6, when Atlético Paranaense beat Universal FC 4–2.[1] Its first competitive match was on the 1924 Campeonato Paranaense, when they were beaten 6–3 by arch-rivals Coritiba. By participating in several championships with a good team, the club won its first state championship title in 1925, establishing the club as one of the main clubs in its state.

In 1949, the club won its ninth Paraná State Championship, which gave them the nickname of Furacão (meaning hurricane, in English) – attributed to the club for its great campaign in the competition. Since then, Furacão has been the club's nickname.

Atlético Paranaense was the first Paraná state club to participate in the Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, today known as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. In 2001, Atlético Paranaense won its first Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, after defeating São Caetano; and in 2004 was runner-up, with the striker Washington scoring a record 34 goals in a single edition of the Série A.

So far, Atlético Paranaense has participated in four editions of the Copa Libertadores, in 2000, 2002, 2005 and 2014. In 2005, Atlético Paranaense was the runner-up of the competition being defeated in the finals by São Paulo after a controversial decision by the organization that forced Atlético to play both games away from his home town, being one of then at the São Paulo Futebol Clube stadium.

A survey taken in 2005 by Paraná Pesquisas Institute showed that Atlético Paranaense has the largest amount of supporters in Curitiba.[2]

In 2006 Clube Atlético Paranaense had a good performance in the Copa Sudamericana, reaching the semifinals after defeating high-profile teams like Argentina's River Plate and Uruguay's Nacional. In 2007, the team partnered with the American MLS club FC Dallas. In 2010 they also announced a partnership with Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands.

Team colors and Uniform

Originally in 1924 Atlético used to play using a horizontally striped in red and black shirt, along with white shorts and red and black socks.

In late 1940's Atlético changed the color of the shorts to black, in that time was that Atlético became known as "Furacão" (Hurricane) because of the great 1949 team, so the fans believed that the black shorts gave luck to them.

In the 1950s (up until the late 1980s) Atlético played using the same traditional shirt, but now with white shorts and white socks.

In 1989 Atlético's administrators wanted to differentiate the team's uniform from the other red and black teams in Brazil (mainly speaking of Flamengo, Sport Recife and Vitória), so they changed the home shirt to be vertically striped in red and black (the team kept playing with white socks and white shorts).

In 1996 Atlético changed the color of the socks and the shorts from white to black. Wearing this type of kit was that Atlético won the 2001 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the club's greatest achievement, and had great seasons in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A such as 1996, 2004 and 2010. This type of kit is that Atlético plays in today.


Arena da Baixada

The home stadium is the Estádio Joaquim Américo, built in 1914 and renovated several times is traditionally known as Arena da Baixada.


  • All India Football Federation (AIFF) – On 13 November 2014, Paranaense signed a partnership with AIFF, the governing body of Indian football, on a contract lasting till the end of 2015.[3] The idea was presented by Technical director Rob Baan. Its main motive would be to help India for "development of a strong Indian side in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[4]

Current squad

As of 24 September 2015[5]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK Rodolfo
GK Santos
GK Wéverton
DF Christian Vilches
DF Cleberson
DF Kadu
DF Ricardo Silva
DF Wagner Silva
DF Wellington (on loan from Palmeiras)
DF Alan Ruschel (on loan from Internacional)
DF Alessandro
DF Bruno Pereirinha
DF Eduardo
DF Matheus Ribeiro
DF Roberto
DF Sidcley
MF Bruno Mota
No. Position Player
MF Daniel Hernández
MF Deivid
MF Fernando Barrientos
MF Giovanni (on loan from Corinthians)
MF Hernani
MF Jadson (on loan from Udinese)
MF Marcos Guilherme
MF Nikão (on loan from Atlético-MG)
MF Otávio
FW Cléo
FW Crysan
FW Dellatorre
FW Douglas Coutinho
FW Ewandro (on loan from São Paulo)
FW Walter
FW Ytalo (on loan from Audax)

Youth team

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
DF Gustavo Cascardo
MF Renan Souza
No. Position Player
FW Marco Damasceno
FW Núbio Flávio

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK João Carlos (at Boa Esporte)
GK Alexandre (at Guaratinguetá)
GK Macanhan (at Guaratinguetá)
DF Bruno Costa (at Bragantino)
DF Draúsio (at Joinville)
DF Erwin (at Kerala Blasters)
DF Júnior Fell (at Inter de Lages)
DF Léo Pereira (at Guaratinguetá)
DF Pedro Botelho (at Atlético-MG)
DF Rafael Zuchi (at Guaratinguetá)
DF Renato Chaves (at Ponte Preta)
MF Maycon Canário (at Inter de Lages)
MF Bady (at Ponte Preta)
MF Felipe Oliveira (at Ponte Preta)
No. Position Player
MF João Pedro (at Guaratinguetá)
MF Bruno Pelissari (at Chennaiyin)
MF Rafinha (at ABC)
MF Willian Sotto (at Inter de Lages)
FW Bruno Furlan (at Joinville)
FW Bruno Mendes (at Avai)
FW Bruno Mineiro (at Santa Cruz)
FW Chico (at Inter de Lages)
FW Éderson (at Al Wasl)
FW Edigar Junio (at Joinville)
FW Marcão (at Figueirense)
FW Pablo Felipe (at Cerezo Osaka)
FW Pedro Gusmão (at Moto Club)
FW Tiago Adan (at Criciuma)


Current technical staff

  • Last updated: February 1, 2014
  • Source: Clube Atletico Paranaense


Position Staff
President Mario Celso Petraglia
1st Vice-president Luiz Sallim Emed
2nd Vice-president Marcio Lara
  • Last updated: February 1, 2014
  • Source: Board of Directors


Domestic competitions

Winner (1): 2001
Runner-up (1): 2004
Winner (1): 1995
Runner-up (1): 1990
Winners (22): 1925, 1929, 1930, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009
Winners (2): 1998, 2003


Runner-up (1): 2005

History in competitions

(*): Not participated

Head coaches


  1. ^ (in Portuguese).
  2. ^ "Maioria rubro-negra" (in Portuguese). Gazeta do Povo. 2005-10-16. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Colectiva em Nova Delhi anuncia official mente o accordo com a AIFF nesta ouinta". Atletico Paranaense. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Brazil's Atletico Paranaense inks deal with AIFF". Chris Daniel. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  5. ^

External links

  • (Portuguese) (English) (German) Official Site
  • (Portuguese) Unofficial Site
  • (Portuguese) Torcida Organized OS FANATICOS Official
  • (Portuguese) Torcida Organized ULTRAS Official
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