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Clube Atletico Paranaense

Athletico Paranaense
Club Athletico Paranaense logo.svg
Full nameClub Athletico Paranaense
Nickname(s)"Furacão" "Paranaense" "Maior do Paraná" "El Paranaense" "Rubro-Negro"
FoundedMarch 26, 1924 (96 years ago) (1924-03-26)
GroundArena da Baixada
PresidentMario Celso Petraglia
ManagerPaulo Autuori
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Paranaense
Série A, 5th
Paranaense, 1st
WebsiteClub website

Club Athletico Paranaense (commonly known as Athletico-PR and formerly known as Atlético Paranaense) is a Brazilian football team from Curitiba in Paraná, founded on March 26, 1924. The team won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Brazil's top football division, in 2001, the Copa Sudamericana in 2018 and the Copa do Brasil in 2019.


The club was founded in 1924 thourgh the merger of International Football Club and América Futebol Clube, two traditional clubs in Curitiba.[1]

The club's first match, a friendly one, was played on April 6, when Athletico Paranaense beat Universal FC 4-2.[2]

Athletico Paranaense has participated in the Copa Libertadores, in 2000, 2002, 2005, 2014, 2017 and 2019. In 2005, Athletico Paranaense was the runner-up of the competition being defeated in the finals by São Paulo.[3]

A survey taken in 2005 by Paraná Pesquisas Institute showed that Athletico Paranaense has the largest number of supporters in Curitiba.[4]

In 2006 and 2018 Club Athletico 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. They finally won the competition in 2018 defeating Colombia's Junior in the final.

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.[]

On 15 February 2015 the club signed Indian winger Romeo Fernandes on loan from Dempo S.C. and through this contract he became the first and only Indian footballer to play in a South American top tier league.[5][6][7]Zico, then FC Goa coach played a key role behind this contract.

Team colors and uniform

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

Former logo of Atlético Paranaense, used until December 2018

In 1989 Athletico'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 Athletico changed the color of the socks and the shorts from white to black.[]

In December 2018, Athletico's administrators changed the club's crest to be four alternating red and black diagonal stripes which decreased in size from top to bottom, resembling a hurricane, echoing the club's nickname. The Club also changed their name from 'Clube Atlético Paranaense' to its original name in the Portuguese orthography when it was founded, 'Club Athletico Paranaense', which some[who?] believe to be a move in order to further differentiate themselves from Atlético Mineiro, another prominent Brazilian club. The club also changed the kits: the home kit, which had been a red and black vertically-striped shirt, black shorts and black socks for twenty-two years became a predominantly red shirt, with a black collar, and the four diagonal stripes from the crest enlarged and going across both the front and back of the lower third of the shirt in black. The shorts and socks remain black. The away strip released with this kit was a white shirt with a black collar. In place of the four diagonal stripes were eight thin diagonal lines in the place of the outline of the larger ones seen on the home shirt; these too were black. The shorts and socks were white.[8]


Arena da Baixada in 2019.jpg

The home stadium is the Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães, built in 1914 and renovated several times is traditionally known as Arena da Baixada. Besides hosting important club games, Arena da Baixada also hosted 4 World Cup games in 2014 and other events like the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League, the UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic and many music concerts. Arena da Baixada is also the only stadium in South America with a retractable roof and was the first to use artificial turf (with FIFA approval).[]


  • United States Orlando City SC (MLS) - The technical partnership connects City with a club that boasts a world-class training facility and one of Brazil's top academies.[9]
  • India 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.[10] 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.[11]

Current squad

First team

As of 6 November 2020[12]

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 Brazil BRA Santos
2 DF Brazil BRA Jonathan
3 MF Argentina ARG Lucho González
5 MF Brazil BRA Wellington
6 DF Brazil BRA Márcio Azevedo
7 FW Brazil BRA Fabinho
8 FW Brazil BRA Geuvânio
10 MF Brazil BRA Jorginho
11 MF Brazil BRA Nikão
13 DF Brazil BRA Khellven
14 MF Brazil BRA Ravanelli (on loan from Akhmat Grozny)
15 MF Colombia COL Jaime Alvarado (on loan from Watford)
16 DF Brazil BRA Abner Vinícius
17 FW Brazil BRA Guilherme Bissoli
18 MF Brazil BRA Léo Cittadini
19 FW Brazil BRA Walter
22 GK Brazil BRA Caio
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 DF Colombia COL Felipe Aguilar
25 MF Brazil BRA Richard (on loan from Corinthians)
26 MF Brazil BRA Erick
27 DF Brazil BRA Zé Ivaldo
28 FW Brazil BRA Vitinho
33 DF Brazil BRA Lucas Halter
34 DF Brazil BRA Pedro Henrique
40 DF Brazil BRA João Victor
44 DF Brazil BRA Thiago Heleno (captain)
55 MF Brazil BRA Fernando Canesin
70 MF Brazil BRA Bruno Leite
79 FW Brazil BRA Renato Kayzer
88 MF Brazil BRA Christian
93 GK Brazil BRA Jandrei (on loan from Genoa)
96 FW Brazil BRA Carlos Eduardo (on loan from Palmeiras)
99 GK Brazil BRA Bento
MF Brazil BRA Jádson

Under-23 squad

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW Brazil BRA Reinaldo (on loan from Criciúma)
30 DF Brazil BRA Luan Patrick
38 FW Brazil BRA Vinicius Mingotti
43 MF Brazil BRA Ramon
77 MF Brazil BRA Kawan
80 FW Brazil BRA Jajá
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Brazil BRA Edu
DF Brazil BRA Wesley
DF Ecuador ECU Josué Cuero
MF Brazil BRA Raimar
FW Brazil BRA Julimar (on loan from Criciúma)
FW Brazil BRA Paulo Victor

Out on loan

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 Brazil BRA Anderson (at Náutico until 31 January 2021)
GK Brazil BRA Gabriel (at Guarani until 31 January 2021)
DF Brazil BRA Arlen (at Inter de Limeira until 31 January 2021)
DF Brazil BRA Éder (at Atlético Goianiense until 31 December 2020)
DF Brazil BRA Nicolas (at Atlético Goianiense until 31 December 2020)
DF Brazil BRA Reginaldo (at CRB until 31 January 2021)
DF Brazil BRA Wálber (at Guarani until 31 January 2021)
MF Brazil BRA Brener (at Inter de Limeira until 31 January 2021)
MF Brazil BRA Denner (at Chapecoense until 30 November 2020)
MF Brazil BRA Geovane (at Figueirense until 31 January 2021)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Brazil BRA Léo Gomes (at América Mineiro until 31 January 2021)
MF Brazil BRA Matheus Anjos (at Botafogo-SP until 31 January 2021)
MF Brazil BRA Pedro do Rio (at Inter de Limeira until 31 January 2021)
MF Brazil BRA Renan Soares (at Inter de Limeira until 31 January 2021)
FW Brazil BRA Elias Carioca (at Guarani until 31 January 2021)
FW Brazil BRA Jáderson (at Santa Cruz until 31 December 2020)
FW Brazil BRA Kleiton (at Santa Cruz until 31 December 2020)
FW Brazil BRA Pedrinho (at Oeste until 31 January 2021)
FW Brazil BRA Yago (at Cuiabá until 31 January 2021)


Current technical staff

  • Last updated: 16 January 2020
  • Source: [2]


Position Staff
President Mario Celso Petraglia
1st Vice-president Fernando Cesar Corrales
2nd Vice-president Lauri Antônio Pick
  • Last updated: December 28, 2019
  • Source: [3]



Winner (1): 2018
Winner (1): 2019


Winner (1): 2001
Winner (1): 2019
Winner (1): 1999
Winner (1): 1995


Winners (26): 1925, 1929, 1930, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020
Winners (2): 1998, 2003

History in competitions


(*): Not participated

Head coaches


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  2. ^ "Atletico Paranaense Champion of Marbella Cup 2013". Football February 11, 2013. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Sao Paulo 4(5)-0(1) Paranaense... Tercer título continental del Sao Paulo on Medio Tiempo, 14 Jul 2005
  4. ^ "Maioria rubro-negra" (in Portuguese). Gazeta do Povo. October 16, 2005. Archived from the original on June 2, 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  5. ^ Netto, Brendon (May 3, 2015). "Romeo Fernandes becomes first Indian to play in Brazil". Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ Banerjee, Ritabrata (May 3, 2015). "Romeo Fernandes Creates History As he Becomes First Indian Player To Play For Brazilian Top Tier Club". The Hard Tackle. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Tenorman, Scott (May 3, 2015). "Atletico Paranaense's Romeo Fernandes becomes the first Indian to play in Brazil". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Athletico Paranaense 2019 Home & Away Kits Released by Umbro". Footy Headlines. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Orlando City SC Announces Partnership with Clube Atlético Paranaense". Orlando City SC. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "Colectiva em Nova Delhi anuncia official mente o accordo com a AIFF nesta ouinta". Atletico Paranaense. Archived from the original on November 13, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "Brazil's Atletico Paranaense inks deal with AIFF". Chris Daniel. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Equipe - Conheça os jogadores do CAP - Clube Atlético Paranaense".
  13. ^ [1]

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