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Coritiba Foot Ball Club

Full name Coritiba Foot Ball Club
Nickname(s) Coxa (Thigh)
Glorioso (Glorious)
Vovô Coxa (Grandfather Coxa)
Coxa-Branca (White-Thigh)
Founded October 12, 1909 (1909-10-12)
Ground Couto Pereira, Curitiba, Brazil
Ground Capacity 41,936 (Since 2014)
President Rogério Bacellar
Head coach Ney Franco
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Paranaense
2014 Brasileirão, 14th
Paranaense, 3rd
Website Club home page
Estádio Couto Pereira
One hour before the match between Coritiba and Ceará in the 2007 Campeonato Brasileiro

The Coritiba Foot Ball Club, commonly known as Coritiba or "Coxa Branca", is a Brazilian football club from Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. Founded in 1909, it is the oldest football club in the state. Coritiba has won the State Championship in Paraná State 37 times – more than both of its two main rivals combined (Atlético Paranaense has 22 titles and Paraná Clube, 7). Coritiba has won the Brazilian Championship once and the club holds the world record for consecutive victories in all competitions, winning 24 matches in a row between February and May, 2011.[1]

Coritiba is the first club from the south of Brazil to have won a national title – the 1973 Torneio do Povo and to have competed in the two main continental competitions; the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana. Coritiba was the first club from Paraná to have won the Série A (the main title in Brazil), to reach the semifinals in the second main competition in the country – the Copa do Brasil – in 1991, 2001, 2009, and the finals in 2011 and 2012.

Coritiba is the only club who have six consecutive Paraná State League titles, between 1971 and 1976. As of 2013, they are the titleholders in this competition having won it four consecutive times: 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Coritiba is the club with the most appearances in this championship.

It is currently in first place on the FPF ranking (Federação Paranaense de Futebol), 14th on the CBF ranking, 83rd on the Conmebol ranking and 125th on the international IFFHS ranking. The club has more than 30,000 members.

As of 2013, Coritiba has partnerships, which include loan and exchange of youth players, with Porto and Benfica of Portugal, Chivas Guadalajara of Mexico, Daegu of South Korea and VVV-Venlo of the Netherlands. Coritiba is the first football club in the south of Brazil to embrace American football. The Coritiba Crocodiles was formed through a fusion between Coritiba and Barigui Crocodiles and they are one time Brazilian champion, five times state champion and two times winners of the southern conference.


  • History 1
    • Foundation 1.1
    • The First Match 1.2
    • Club Foundation 1.3
    • 1910s and 1920s 1.4
    • 1930s and 1940s 1.5
    • 1950s and 1960s 1.6
    • 1970s 1.7
    • 1980s 1.8
      • 1985 – Brasileirão champion 1.8.1
    • 1990s 1.9
    • 2000 1.10
    • 2010/2011/2012 seasons 1.11
      • 2011 1.11.1
      • 2012 1.11.2
  • Other sports 2
  • Club records 3
  • Kit manufacturers 4
  • Shirt sponsors 5
  • Achievements 6
  • Stadium 7
  • Rivalries 8
  • Higher scores 9
    • Coritiba biggest victories 9.1
    • The 24 consecutive wins – 2011 9.2
  • Ten top attendances in Couto Pereira 10
  • Current squad 11
    • First-team squad 11.1
    • Out on loan 11.2
  • Personnel 12
    • Current technical staff 12.1
  • Managers (1998 – present) 13
  • Past managers (1971–1997) 14
  • Players 15
    • Greats squads of Coritiba 15.1
  • Club 16
    • Name 16.1
    • Colors 16.2
    • The logo 16.3
    • The team kit 16.4
    • Anthem 16.5
    • The mascot 16.6
  • References 17
  • External links 18



In 1909 a group of young men met in the Clube Ginástico Teuto-Brasileiro Turnverein (German-Brazilian Gymnastics Club Turnverein – "Turnverein" again being the German word for gymnastics club), where the German immigrant community in Curitiba gathered to play a variety of sports. In July of that year a prominent member of the club,

  • Official Site (in English)
  • Blog do Torcedor do Coritiba – Official Supporter's Blog (in Portuguese and English)
  • Coxanautas (in Portuguese)
  • Império Alviverde (in Portuguese)

External links

  1. ^ "BBC Sport – Almería 1–4 Real Madrid".  
  2. ^ "Fritz did for Paraná what Charles Miller did for Brazil – he introduced the ball and the exciting game". Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  3. ^ Vinícius Coelho. "Os negros no futebol paranaense". Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  4. ^ "King". Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  5. ^ [7]
  6. ^ Redação (November 10, 2009). "Fedatto: o maior zagueiro que já passou pelo futebol paranaense". Paraná Online. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ [8]
  8. ^ [9]
  9. ^ [10]
  10. ^ "Coritiba Foot Ball Club". Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Estatísticas » Maiores goleadas aplicadas pelo Coritiba" (in Portuguese). História do Coritiba. Retrieved May 13, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Brazilian Clubs All-Time Teams". Retrieved July 21, 2015. 


The club's mascot is an old man nicknamed Vovô Coxa (Grandpa Coxa), and represents the club's tradition of being the oldest football club of Curitiba.

The mascot

The official club anthem lyrics were composed by Cláudio Ribeiro, and the music by Homero Rébuli. There is also an unofficial anthem, called Coritiba Eterno Campeão (Coritiba Eternal Champion), which was composed (both the lyrics and the music) by Francis Night. A third anthem, which lyrics were composed Vinicius Coelho and the music by Sebastião Lima also call the team the "eternal champion".


The current home kit is composed of a white shirt, with two green parallel horizontal stripes and black shorts and white socks. The away kit is composed of a green and white vertical stripes shirt, black shorts and green socks. These kits were adopted in 1976.

Coritiba's second kit, used from 1916 to 1976 was an all-white one.

Coritiba's first kit was used from 1909 to 1916, and was composed of green and white vertical stripes.

The team kit

Coritiba's first logo was very simple: a white background inside a green circle, with the initials CFC in green.

The club's logo is a green globe with the initials CFC in white on the center, along with twelve white stylized pine seeds. The logo's colors, green and white, are the same as Paraná state flag's.

Founded on October 12, 1909, Coritiba was the oldest "green and white" team in Brazilian soccer, and one of the oldest of world.

His colors, the green and white, was the colors of flag of Paraná state.


The word "Curitiba" had during his history many orthographies, like Coritiba and Curityba.

Your name is a capital of Paraná, according a graphy of this time: Coritiba. The current and official orthography of city was established in 1919, ten years after a foundation of club. But in name of an old and honor tradition, the club keep his original graphy. The same happen the words "foot ball" and "club", was in English because in time don't have a word similar to say in Portuguese.



Placar – Especial (2009)
Jairo – Ninho, Fedato, Pizzatinho, Nilo – Miltinho, Zé Roberto, Krügger – Lela, Duílio, Pachequinho
Lance! – Especial (2005)
Jairo – Hermes, Fedato, Oberdan, Nilo – Miltinho, Hidalgo, Alex, Krügger – Zé Roberto, Aladim
Grandes Times Brasileiros (1971)
Joel – Tonico, Fedato, Pescuma, Carazzai – Miltinho, Hidalgo, Tião Abatiá – Baby, Ivo, Ronald

Some specialized magazines voted the best Coritiba's team of all time, formed by the best players to play for Coritiba till the time of research. Two only players was presence in all researches and the players are Fedato and Miltinho. Jairo, Hildago, Nilo, Krügger and Zé Roberto appear in two of three lists:[12]

Greats squads of Coritiba


Past managers (1971–1997)

Managers (1998 – present)

Name Position
Ney Franco Head coach
Tcheco Assistant Coach
Marcelo Serrano Assistant Coach
Alexandre Lopes Fitness Trainer
Glydiston Ananias Fitness Trainer
Carlos Pracidelli Goalkeeper Coach

Current technical staff


No. Position Player
GK Tadeu (at Maringá)
DF Chico (at Gaziantepspor)
DF Dener (at Chapecoense)
DF Diogo (at Goias)
DF Reginaldo (at ABC)
DF Rhuan (at Maringá)
DF Fernando Timbó (at Austin Aztex)
MF Darío Bottinelli (at Universidad Católica)
No. Position Player
MF Gil (at Chapecoense)
MF Guaraci (at Austin Aztex)
MF FC Shukura)
MF Thiago Primão (at Atlético-GO)
FW Anderson Aquino (at Santa Cruz)
FW Anderson Bartola (at Santo André)
FW FC Shukura)
FW FC Shukura)
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Out on loan

No. Position Player
1 GK Vaná
3 DF Luccas Claro
4 DF Rafael Marques
5 MF Alan Santos
6 MF Lucho Cáceres
7 FW Negueba
8 MF Lúcio Flávio
9 FW Keirrison
11 FW Michel
12 GK William Menezes
13 DF Ivan
14 DF Bonfim
15 DF Leandro Silva
17 FW Evandro
18 MF Misael
19 FW Wallyson
20 MF Rodolfo (on loan from Flamengo)
21 DF Walisson Maia
23 MF Hélder
26 MF Ruy
27 DF Rodrigo Ramos
28 DF Juninho
No. Position Player
29 GK Bruno
30 DF Carlinhos
31 MF João Paulo
35 MF Ícaro
37 MF Thiago Lopes
38 GK Samuel
39 GK Rafael Martins
40 DF Norberto
46 DF Eberson
52 FW Kléber
55 DF Juan
65 MF Esquerdinha
66 DF Henrique
70 MF Fabrício Baiano
80 FW Marcos Aurélio
84 GK Wilson
88 MF Rosinei
89 FW Thiago Galhardo
91 FW Henrique Almeida
94 FW Paulinho (on loan from Grêmio)
95 FW Mateus Oliveira
99 FW Rafhael Lucas
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
As of 8 September 2015

First-team squad

Current squad

  1. Coritiba 3 x 0 Atlético-PR, 68,311 people, in 05/21/1980, Campeonato Paranaense
  2. Coritiba 0 x 2 Flamengo, 58,311 people, in 11/21/1983, Campeonato Brasileiro
  3. Coritiba 2 x 0 Colorado-PR, 53,571 people, in 09/16/1979, Campeonato Paranaense
  4. Coritiba 3 x 0 Atlético-PR, 52,028 people, in 05/01/1990, Campeonato Paranaense
  5. Coritiba 1 x 0 Corinthians, 51,662 people, in 05/11/1980, Campeonato Brasileiro
  6. Coritiba 1 x 1 Vasco, 50,582 people, in 12/12/1979, Campeonato Brasileiro
  7. Coritiba 0 x 0 Atlético-PR, 47,307 people, in 12/13/1978, Campeonato Paranaense
  8. Coritiba 2 x 0 Paranavaí, 47,208 people, in 03/23/2003, Campeonato Paranaense
  9. Coritiba 0 x 0 Atlético-PR, 46,217 people, in 12/10/1978, Campeonato Paranaense
  10. Coritiba 2 x 2 Flamengo-RJ, 45,458 people, 11/09/1988, Campeonato Brasileiro

Ten top attendances in Couto Pereira

Matches Date opponent Competition
1 February 3 Coritiba 5–0 Iraty Campeonato Paranaense
2 February 6 Rio Branco 1–4 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
3 February 10 Corinthians-PR 1–2 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
4 February 13 Coritiba 3–0 Roma Campeonato Paranaense
5 February 16 Ypiranga 0–1 Coritiba Copa do Brasil
6 February 20 Coritiba 4–2 Atlético-PR Campeonato Paranaense
7 February 24 Coritiba 2–0 Ypiranga Copa do Brasil
8 February 27 Cianorte 1–2 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
9 March 6 Coritiba 3–2 Operário Campeonato Paranaense
10 March 9 Paranavaí 0–3 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
11 March 13 Coritiba 4–2 Paraná Campeonato Paranaense
12 March 17 Atlético-GO 1–2 Coritiba Copa do Brasil
13 March 20 Cascavel 0–3 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
14 March 23 Coritiba 2–0 Arapongas Campeonato Paranaense
15 March 26 Iraty 2–4 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
16 March 30 Coritiba 3–1 Atlético-GO Copa do Brasil
17 April 2 Coritiba 6–2 Rio Branco Campeonato Paranaense
18 April 10 Coritiba 1–0 Corinthians-PR Campeonato Paranaense
19 April 14 Coritiba 4–0 Caxias Copa do Brasil
20 April 17 Roma 1–4 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
21 April 24 Atlético-PR 0–3 Coritiba Campeonato Paranaense
22 April 27 Caxias 0–1 Coritiba Copa do Brasil
23 May 1 Coritiba 2–0 Cianorte Campeonato Paranaense
24 May 5 Coritiba 6–0 Palmeiras Copa do Brasil

The 24 consecutive wins – 2011

Against other teams[11]
Day Score Team Place Championship
August 16, 1995 8–0 Ferroviária (SP) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (1995)
April 16, 1980 7–1 Ferroviário (CE) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (1980)
May 4, 1980 7–1 Desportiva (ES) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (1980)
February 27, 2008 6–0 Tuna Luso (PA) Curitiba (PR) Copa do Brasil (2008)
May 5, 2011 6–0 Palmeiras (SP) Curitiba (PR) Copa do Brasil (2011)
August 28, 1960 5–0 Paula Ramos (SC) Curitiba (PR) Taça Brasil (1960)
November 12, 1979 5–0 Mixto (MT) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (1979)
November 26, 1995 5–0 Mogi Mirim (SP) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (1995)
August 10, 2003 5–0 Flamengo (RJ) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (2003)
June 14, 2009 5–0 Flamengo (RJ) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (2009)
September 11, 2011 5–0 Botafogo (RJ) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (2011)
May 1, 1981 5–1 Cruzeiro (MG) Curitiba (PR) Torneio Dia do Trabalhador (1981)
January 30, 1999 5–1 Criciúma (SC) Criciúma (SC) Copa Sul Brasileira (1999)
November 28, 2004 5–1 Vitória (BA) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (2004)
October 27, 2006 5–1 Vila Nova (GO) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (2006)
November 22, 2008 5–1 Santos (SP) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (2008)
October 12, 2010 5–1 América (RN) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (2010)
October 19, 2010 5–1 Vila Nova (GO) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (2010)
June 5, 2011 5–1 Vasco (RJ) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Brasileiro (2011)
Against Paraná State Teams[11]
Day Score Against Place Championship
November 7, 1926 13–1 Paraná (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1926)
June 21, 1952 11–0 Bloco Morgenau (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1952)
August 28, 1965 11–0 Olímpico (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1965)
June 27, 1953 10–0 Britânia (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1953)
March 17, 1940 10–0 Pinheiral (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1939)
August 11, 1929 10–0 Paranaense (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1929)
September 8, 1929 10–1 Aquibadan (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1929)
February 1, 1942 10–2 Jacarezinho (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1941)
February 9, 1947 10–2 Palmeiras (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1946)
February 9, 1957 10–2 Palestra Itália (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1957)
March 11, 2000 9–0 Francisco Beltrão (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (2000)
January 2, 1927 9–0 Savóia (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1926)
June 23, 1946 9–1 Água Verde (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1946)
March 9, 1957 9–1 Bloco Morgenau (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1957)
December 4, 1960 9–1 Iraty (PR) Curitiba (PR) Campeonato Paranaense (1960)

Coritiba biggest victories

Higher scores

Coritiba's biggest rivals are from the same city: Clube Atlético Paranaense e Paraná Clube. The games between Coritiba and Atlético-PR are called "Atlé-Tiba". And the games between Coritiba and Paraná is called "Para-Tiba".


The stadium was founded as Belfort Duarte. Couto Pereira was the president of the club and he was responsible for the stadium being built. When he died in 1977, the stadium name was changed to Couto Pereira.

  • Name: Estádio Major Antônio Couto Pereira
  • Capacity: 37,182 (biggest in Paraná State)
  • Address: Rua Ubaldino do Amaral, 37
  • Record attendance: (General) – 70,000 (Pope John Paul II, 1980) [6], (Game) – The stadium's attendance record in a football match currently stands at 65,943, set on May 15, 1983 when Atlético-PR played against Flamengo (2–0).
  • Field dimensions: 109,00m x 72,00m
  • Year opened: 1932

Estádio Couto Pereira is Coritiba's home stadium.


1976, 1978
  • Taça Cidade de Curitiba/Taça Clemente Comandulli: 2
1916, 1927, 1931, 1933, 1935, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1989, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
2007, 2010


Period Shirt Sponsors
2013 Caixa
Pro Tork
2012 BMG
IRA Motoparts
2011 BMG
IRA Motoparts
2010 BMG
IRA Motoparts
2009 Positivo Informática
2007–2009 Previsul Seguradora
2007 Mastercorp Ribbons
2006 Radial
Vale Fértil
2004–2005 Claro
2001–2002 Tim
1995–2000 Sanyo
1994 Renner Herrmann S.A.
1993 Bauducco
1987–1991 Coca-Cola
1987 Müller
1986 Romani S.A.
1985 Britânia

Shirt sponsors

Kit manufacturers

  • Consecutive victories[10]):Coritiba has the Guinness Book worldwide record of consecutive victories (24), achieved between February and May 2011.
  • Record goal scorer: Duílio Dias – 202 (1954–64)
  • Most appearances (any competition): Jairo – 440 (1971–77), (1984–87)
  • Heaviest defeat (national competitions): Grêmio-Coritiba 5–0 (Olímpico, February 29, 1984) & Palmeiras-Coritiba 5–0 (Parque Antártica, August 17, 1996)
  • Biggest win (National Competitions): Coritiba-Ferroviário 7–1 (Couto Pereira, April 16, 1980), Coritiba-Desportiva-ES 7–1 (Couto Pereira, May 4, 1980) & Coritiba-Palmeiras 6–0 (Couto Pereira, May 5, 2011)
  • First match: Coritibano-Tiro Pontagrossense 0–1 (October 23, 1909)
  • First official match: Coritiba-Ponta Grossa 5–3 (June 12, 1910)
  • First goal scorer: Fritz Essenfelter

Club records

Although best known as a football, Coritiba is first team in South Brazil who support American Football. With a partnership between Coritiba and Barigui Crocodiles are founded Coritiba Crocodiles. Coritiba Crocodiles is four times state champion and two times south conference champions.

Other sports

In 2012, Coritiba won again the Campeonato Paranaense and he was three times champion and rated again in final of Copa do Brasil. But, in decision of national tournament, one more time he was second place, with a draw against Palmeiras (2–1). Coritiba almost lost the first match for 2–0, in Barueri.


Coritiba qualified to the 2011 Copa do Brasil final, after defeating Ceará. In the final, against Vasco da Gama, they were defeated 1–0 in the first leg, and won 3–2 in the second leg, but did not win the cup because of the away-goals rule.

On April 28, with a win against Caxias for 1–0 in an official game for the 8th-finals of Copa do Brasil of 2011, the club entered in the history of Brazilian soccer after beating the record of consecutive wins, replacing Palmeiras in 1996, who made 21 victories. With a win against Cianorte, ending unbeaten Campeonato Paranaense of 2011, and thrashing against Palmeiras (6–0), for the Copa do Brasil, Coritiba made 24 consecutive victories and 29 undefeated games.

On April 24, 2011, the club just needed a draw to win the state championship title a game early, Coritiba was champion of Campeonato Paranaense again, after defeating Atlético Paranaense (3–0), in a game in Arena da Baixada. The two-time champion of state was unbeaten, with only two draws.


On November 9, 2010, with three games early, Coritiba was back to Série A after a win against Duque de Caxias 3–2 in São Januária. On November 20, with a draw against Icasa in Romeirão, Coritiba was sacred champion of Série B with one game early.

In 2010, Coritiba won the Campeonato Paranaense and the Coritiba fans celebrated the title early against their greatest rival with a 2–0 victory in Couto Pereira, with goals for Marcos Aurélio and Geraldo. During the Campeonato Brasileiro, Coritiba wasn't the favorite for the title, because can't play in Couto Pereira for 10 games, but the Coritiba was strong, and even far of house, he was good, and when he back to Couto Pereira he was first in table. He back to house in September 18, in victory of 2–0 against Portuguesa, with 30,414 fans making a big party.

2010/2011/2012 seasons

In 2009, Coritiba was fall to Série B. But in 2010, Coritiba was up again to Série A, and Coritiba did not fall then.

In 2007, Guilherme Macuglia was the new boss, he was in command during Campeonato Paranaense, Copa do Brasil and part of Campeonato Brasileiro. In July 2007, Renê Simões was hired like new boss after fired of Macuglia. During this period, the players revealed for basic category was highlights like defender Henrique, the midfields Marlos and Pedro Ken and striker Keirrison, beyond the players like Gustavo, Túlio and goalkeeper Edson Baston. In November 3, with four games to spare, Coritiba was up to Série A of Brasileirão to draw with Vitória, in Couto Pereira. On November 24, in last game, with a victory against Santa Cruz in Estádio do Arruda (Arruda Stadium), Coritiba sacred champion of Serie B in 2007.

In 2005, after a bad campaign in Campeonato Brasileiro, the team is fall to Série B of competition. In that year, Coritiba had the fourth average attendance of tournament, with 18,688 per match. In 2006, Coritiba began in command of coach Marcio Araújo, and posteriorly Estevam Soares. After eliminations of Campeonato Paranaense and Copa do Brasil, Estevam was fired, he was replaced by Paulo Bonamigo. During Campeonato, Coritiba was first for many rounds, but ended the championship in sixth place, he can't not up for Série A.

In 2002, after a bad began, Coritiba improvement in season and shine like one of the bests teams of Brasileirão. But, Coritiba loses for Gama. In 2003, beyond he was champion of Campeonato Paranaense unbeaten, he was fifth in Brasileirão, he was allowed to play Libertadores da América next year. In 2004, he won Campeonato Paranaense again and participates of cups Sul-Americanas and Libertadores da América.

In 2001, Coritiba had a good first semester, being vice-champion of Copa Sul-Minas (South-Minas Cup) and coming to semi-finals of Copa do Brasil. But in Campeonato Paranaense ended eliminated in semi-finals one more time for Paraná. Coritiba took a goal in 93 minutes (48 minutes of second time), of Fernando Miguel.


In 1999, Coritiba back to be a champion of Campeonato Paranaense after nine years without a state title.

In 1997, Coritiba is champion of Festival Brasileiro de Futebol, championship of less expression, but in this hard moment lived by the club, this title was very celebrated for the Coritiba fans. In the next year, January 19, Coritiba wins 3–1 the friendly but limited Jamaica national team, which participate, month later, of World Cup. In the 1998 Brasileirão, Coritiba had a great performance, ending the first phase in third place. In the knockout phase, but, is eliminated for Portuguesa, ending the competition in sixth place. Remember in that game of elimination, Coritiba was brave, win the match and could be enlarge with forward Claudinho, who lose a goal but he try to cover the goalkeeper of Portuguesa with two fellows in the side.

But in statewide, Coritiba had a fasting of titles, even passing near twice, 1995 and 1996. In 1995, in excited final against rival Paraná (team), Coritiba ended losing in Pinheirão 1–0.

In the year of 1990, the drama of last year still slaughter the club, who entered in new crisis which spreads for the first half of decade. Nevertheless, Coritiba made a good performance in Copa do Brasil of 1991, achieve semi-finals. After two years in Série B, in 1992, Coritiba up the division, but fall again in 1993. In 1995, with a lose to Matsubara, Evangelino Neves is pressed to left the club. Édison Mauad, Sérgio Prosdócimo and Joel Malucelli goes to presidency and fight to beat the doubts and made a good time. They can do and Coritiba up to Série A.


In 1989, Coritiba won Campeonato Paranaense. In this year, made a good campaign in Brasileirão, but Coritiba denied to agree a change in calendary who made the club play one day before Vasco da Gama – your opponent in group. Coritiba so don't go to match against Santos in Juiz de Fora and was punished to CBF with a loser of 1–0, the lose of more five points and the fall to Série B. In June 18, Coritiba win Japan national team for 1x0 in Couto Pereira.

In 1986, Coritiba plays Copa Libertadores da America becoming the first team of state a dispute this competition. In this year, Coritiba won Campeonato Paranaense. In 1987, Coritiba is invitation to join Clube dos 13 and participate of Copa União (União Cup).

In the same year of national title, Coritiba won too Torneio Maurício Fruet and participates of two friendly games against Cerro Porteño, drawing the first match for 0–0 in Assuncion (Paraguay), and winning the second for 2–0 in Couto Pereira.

In 1985, happen the most glory to Coritiba and Paraná football till then. Discredited, the club commanded for Ênio Andrade supplants the challenges and win the Brazilian team winning in penalties against Bangu in Estádio do Maracanã. Fans of Vasco, Flamengo, Fluminense, and Botafogo going to support Bangu, summing more than 91 thousand fans.

1985 – Brasileirão champion

Em 1981, won a Quadrangular do Trabalhador, and due the poor campaigns in Campeonato Paranaense, participates in 1981 and 1983 of Taça da Prata, the second division of Brasileirão. In 1983, won Torneio Ak-Waba, in Ivory Coast. In this tournament, Coritiba play against Bulgaria national team twice, because Bulgarians, unreconstructed losing 2–0, challenge Coritiba for a match ending in a draw 1–1. In 1984, Coritiba back to Brasileirão and ending Campeonato Brasileiro in eighth place.

In 1980, Coritiba finished fourth in the Brasileirão, beating both Ferroviário and Desportiva by a 7–1 scoreline. After this, however, Coritiba entered an administrative and financial crisis which left the team without any important titles until 1985.


  • Jairo, the "Pantera": He was the player who wear shirt of club more time.[9]

In 1973, Coritiba won the Torneio do Povo, becoming the first team of from southern to win a national title. On June 18, Coritiba beat the Paraguay national side 1–0 at Belfort Duarte. Coritiba won the Quadrangular de Goiás in 1975 and Taça Cidade de Curitiba/Taça Clemente Comandulli in 1976 and 1978. In 1977, the name of the Belfort Duarte stadium was changed to Major Antônio Couto Pereira, and, in 1978 and 1979, Coritiba won two Campeonatos Paranaense. The club ended the 1970s with eight states championships and, in 1979, finished third in the national Brasileirão.

In 1972, on a third international tour, the club played friendlies in Algeria and Morocco and took part in a tournament in Turkey. On this tour, Coritiba played against Fenerbahçe and the national sides of both Turkey and Morocco. Returning undefeated to Coritiba receives the Fita Azul. In the same year, Coritiba played Benfica from Portugal and the national sides of both Hungary and Congo at Belfort Duarte.

In 1971, Coritiba started what is called The Golden Decade, winning six consecutive state championships in 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976) – a record in Parana state football history. On January 18, 1971, Coritiba played the French national side, who had just beaten Argentina, at Belfort Duartew and won 2–1.

In 1970, in order to rally the fans and raise finances for an expansion of the Belfort Duarte Stadium, the president Evangelino adopts the strategy used by rivals Atlético-PR and makes some major signings. The first wave included players like Rinaldo (Palmeiras), Joel Mendes (Santos) and Hidalgo (XV de Piracicaba). The club embarked on another international tour, this time playing against clubs in France, Yugoslavia, Algeria, Romania and Portugal, as well as the Algerian national side and Sporting Lisbon. Coritiba won the Torneio Internacional de Verão in 1970 and 1971.


  • Krüger, the "Flecha Loira": A life dedicated of Coritiba.[5]
  • Fedato, the "Estampilla Rubia": He was the biggest defender of history of Coritiba and Paraná soccer.[6]
  • Duílio: He was the best scorer of history of Coritiba and Campeonato Paranaense.[7]
  • Miltinho: During 13 years, he was titular of Coritiba and all of Paraná state team[8]

In 1969, Coritiba embarked on its first international tour, playing friendlies in Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, the Netherlands and Belgium and participating in the III Torneio Cidade de Murcia (III Tournament in Murcia), in Spain. The club won the Pierre Colon Cup in France, as well. Coritiba played against the likes of Valencia of Spain, Borussia Dortmund of Germany, Bordeaux of France, Feyenoord of the Netherlands, FK Austria Wien of Austria, Levski of Bulgaria, and Anderlecht of Belgium.

In 1968, Coritiba ended a draught of eight years without titles when they became champion of the Campeonato Paranaense, also winning the Torneio Internacional de Verão. On June 2, Coritiba played Napoli of Italy, at Belfort Duarte. On November 13, Coritiba played the Brazilian national team, losing 2–1.

In 1960, Coritiba won the Campeonato Paranaense again. In that year the club lost the famous coin game to Grêmio for the title of Taça Brasil. After three draws between the clubs, the title was decided with the flip of a coin. In 1967, Evangelino da Costa Neves became the new president of Coritiba and he stayed at the helm for more than twenty years. On August 6, Coritiba defeated Atlético de Madrid of Spain in Belfort Duarte by 3–2, with a hattrick by Walter. On December 12, Coritiba beat the Hungarian national side 1–0 at Belfort Duarte.

The 1950s were a successful decade for Coritiba. The club won the Torneio Triangular de Curitiba in 1950, the Torneio Quadrangular Interestadual and Torneio Quadrangular de Londrina in 1953. They won the Campeonato Paranaense six times: 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957 and 1959

1950s and 1960s

On January 23, 1941, Coritiba played its first match against a foreign team, drawing with Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata of Argentina at Belfort Duarte. On February 1, 1942, Neno scored seven goals in a 10–2 victory over Jacarezinho. On March 18, the club played a friendly against Avaí and won 4–1 and it was the first match played under lights at night in the state of Paraná. In 1943, Coritiba won both the Torneio Imprensa and Torneio Luis Aranha. In 1944, Coritiba won the Torneio Getúlio Vargas and, in the following year, the Torneio da Cidade de Curitiba. During this time Couto Pereira left the presidency of the club after two terms totalling thirteen years at the helmm. In 1946 and 1947, won the Campeonato da Cidade and were twice champions in the Campeonato Paranaense. In 1947, Coritiba won the Campeonato Paranaense in every category (aspirant, amateur, juvenile and professional) and was dubbed Campeoníssimo or Super Champion. On July 12, 1949, Coritiba played its first match against a club out of continental of America, won Rapid Vienna of Austria 4–0 in Vila Capanema. Rapid Vienna was the current Austrian champion at this time.

Another notable character that season was José Fontana, a young ball boy for Coritiba nicknamed Rei dos Vagabundos (King of Bums) due to his lazy attitude. During training for a Sunday match, the regular goalkeeper was late and the coach, Pizzatto, put the sixteen-year-old Fontana in the net. He astonished everyone with his performance and he was promptly registered as a player for the next match. He debuted against Atlético-PR in Baixada and Coritiba won 1–0. José Fontana was selected as Man of the Match and become known as King. He went on to be the first goalkeeper from the state to be selected for the national side.[4] In 1932, Coritiba won both the Torneio Inicio and the Torneio dos Cronista Esportivos. On August 7, 1932, Coritiba beat Atlético-PR 6–1 – away from home and with a reserve team. On November 19, Coritiba inaugurated its Belfort Duarte stadium. The inaugural match was against América-RJ, a Rio team who were the holders of the Campeonato Carioca. Coritiba won 4–2 and began a long period of success, winning many titles including Campeonato da Cidade (1933, 1935 and 1939), Campeonato Paranaense (1933, 1935 and 1939), Torneio Arthur Friedenreich (1934) and Torneio Início (1939)

In 1930, Coritiba won the Torneio Início. On November 23, Coritiba beat their arch-rivals Atlético-PR by 7–4 – the highest scoring match in the competition. In the following year, Coritiba won the Campeonato Paranaense and the Campeonato da Cidade. In the 1931 edition of theCampeonato Paranaense, history was made during a match against Palestra Itália. Moaçir Gonçalves was a player-manager for Coritiba and he became the first black player for a team from the state capital. There were many black players in 1930s Brazil but Curitiba was a city dominated demographically by German, Polish and Ukrainian immigrants so black players were rare. With his team trailing 3–1, Moaçir Gonçalves substituted himself in and Coritiba won 5–4.[3]

1930s and 1940s

In 1924, the great state rivalry between Coritiba and Clube Atlético Paranaense was inaugurated. On June 8, Coritiba beat Atlético 6–3, with four goals by Ninho. On November 7, 1926, Coritiba beat Paraná Sports 13–1 and it is the largest margin of victory in the history of the Campeonato Paranaense state championship. Staco scored five goals. In 1927, with Antônio Couto Pereira as president, Coritiba soundly won the Campeonato Paranaense by winning eight of their nine matches. Staco scored seven goals in a 9–0 victory over Savoia. In the same year, the club won both the Campeonato da Cidade and the Taça Fox.

In 1920, Coritiba won the Torneio Início and, in 1921, they won it again along with the Torneio da Cruz Vermelha and the Torneio de Tiradentes. On August 15, 1921, beat a team from São Paulo, Seleção Paulista, 1–0. This team formed the backbone of the Brazilian national side and the victory put football in the State of Paraná on the national map. The forward Maxambomba and the midfielder Gonçalo Pena were both selected for the Brazilian national sideteam to play in the 1921 South American Championship – now called the Copa América.

In 1915, Coritiba started competing in both the Campeonato da Cidade (City Championship) and the Campeonato Paranaense state championship. Coritiba won both championships the next year. On July 2, 1916, Coritiba thrashed Spartano in the Campeonato Paranaense state championship by a 7–0 scoreline. That year star player José Bermudes – better known as Maxambomba – became the first player from a Paraná team to be selected for the national side. Coritiba won the Torneio Afonso Camargo (Afonso Camargo Championship) and, in 1917, the club started playing at their new stadium in Parque da Graciosa in Juvevê, where they played until 1932.

The search for a football ground began and the Hipódromo do Guabirotuba (Guabirotuba Horse Racing Track) was chosen. It was also the home of the Jockey Clube do Paraná (until 1955). Bleachers were needed to accommodate spectactors and, after the new stadium was retrofitted for football, it was named Prado de Guabirotuba and Coritiba played there until 1917. The inauguration took place on in June 12, 1910 before a match against Ponta Grossa Foot Ball Club (the new name of Clube de Foot Ball de Tiro Pontagrossense). Coritiba won the match 5–3. It was the first football match in Curitiba and was viewed by 200 spectators.

1910s and 1920s

The first meeting was held on April 21, 1910, after the club acquired all the rules of the sport from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. During this meeting the first Board of Directors was formed, naming João Viana Seiler as president, Arthur Hauer as vice-president, José Júlio Franco and Leopoldo Obladen as first and second secretary respectively and Walter Dietrich and Alvim Hauer as first and second treasurer respectively. Fritz was named captain of the team. It was also during this meeting that the name of the club was changed once again, this time to Coritiba, after old name of the capital of Paraná. This was to avoid confusion with a social club in the city called Coritibano. The foundation of Coritiba Foot Ball Club effectively launched organized football in the state of Paraná.

After the match in Ponta Grossa, the club founders and members were excited by the possibilities and decided to dedicate their club exclusively to football. There were already more than 50 players and many of them were not of German descent, but the Clube Ginástico Teuto-Brasileiro Turnverein did not allow non-German members. The idea to form a separate club was formed and fueled many discussions at meetings at Teatro Hauer through December 1909. Finally, on January 30, 1910, the independent Coritibano Foot Ball Club was formed. The name was selected because this is what they were called when they played in Ponta Grossa.

Club Foundation

Coritiba's team roster for the first match: Arthur Iwersen, Erothildes Carlberg, Leopoldo Obladen, Arthur Hauer, Alfredo Labsch, Alfredo Hauer, Walter Dietrich, Teodoro Obladen, Carlos Schleker, Roberto Juchks, Fritz Essenfelder, Johann Maschke, Waldemar Hauer, Alvin Hauer and Rudolf Kaastrup.

On October 23, 1909, in Ponta Grossa, the first official match of the club took place. The opponents were Clube de Foot Ball de Tiro Pontagrossense, made up of employees of the South American Brazilian Engineering Company. The match ended 1–0 to Tiro Pontagrossense with a goal by Elias Mota.

The First Match

Later an invitation came to play a match against a club made up of workers, many of them British, on the Ponta Grossa railway. On October 12, 1909, Fritz called a meeting in the old Theatro Hauer (Hauer Theatre) to arrange the first match. A decision was made to form a club – the first in the State – and to call it Teuto-Brasileiro.


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