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Atlético Paranaense

Atlético Paranaense
Atlético Paranaense
Full name Clube Atlético Paranaense
Nickname(s) Furacão (Hurricane)
Founded May 26, 1924 (1924-05-26) (90 years ago)
Stadium Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães
Ground Capacity 32,864
President Mário Celso Petraglia
Head coach Vagner Mancini
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
2012 Série B, 3rd (promoted)
Home colors
Away colors

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 IFFHS (International Foundation for History and Statistics Soccer, an organization that publishes a monthly world ranking of clubs recognized by 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 Manchester City, Arsenal, Athletic Bilbao, Juventus of Italy.

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


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 chosen club's field was Internacional's old field, called Água Verde.

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 1934, Atlético Paranaense acquired the groundplot where the Arena da Baixada is located.

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.

In 1995 after Coritiba beat Atlético Paranaense 5-1, a new board of directors took over the control of the club, and started a strategic project called "Atlético Total".

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 three editions of the Copa Libertadores, in 2000, 2002 and 2005. In the 2000 edition the club was eliminated in the second round and in 2005, Atlético Paranaense was the runner-up of the competition after being defeated by São Paulo.

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 Holland.



Runner-up (1): 2005

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

Others competitions

  • Marbella Cup: 1 - 2013
  • Dallas Cup: 2 - 2004, 2005
  • Challenger Brazil/USA - Atlético Paranaense versus FC Dallas: 3 - 2006, 2007, 2009
  • Shaka Hislop Tribute Cup: 1 - 2007
  • Internationalen Schützi-Cup: 1 - 1991

History in competitions

Brazilian League
Year 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Pos. * * 28th 9th 28th 29th 44th 62nd 11th
Year 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Pos. * * 32nd 4th 11th * 18th 20th 19th 18th
Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Pos. * 17th 15th 24th * * 8th 12th 16th 9th
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Pos. 13th 1st 14th 12th 2nd 6th 13th 12th 13th 14th
Year 2010 2011 2012
Pos. 5th 17th *

Copa Libertadores
Year 2000 2002 2005
Pos. 9th 1st stage 2nd
Copa Sudamericana
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009
Pos. 3rd 19th 12th 1st stage

(*): Not participated


Main article: Arena da Baixada

Home stadium is the Estádio Joaquim Américo, built in 1914 and renovated in 1999, traditionally known as Arena da Baixada but more recently renamed Kyocera Arena, capacity 25,272. The contract with Kyocera that gave the stadium the naming rights expired in 2008 and it was not renewed and no new partnership was announced. The stadium went back to his original name Arena da Baixada.

Atlético Paranaense has completed the fourth stand of Arena da Baixada in preparation for the 2014 World Cup. Money from companies came to finish the stadium to 2014 FIFA World Cup.[3]

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.

Briefly in 2011 (for ten games) Atlético changed its home kit back to a vertically striped in red and black shirt, white socks and white shorts. Due to the very bad results in those ten games (no wins, two ties and eight defeats), the fans believed that this type of kit gave bad luck to the team and wanted back the home kit to have black shirts and black socks, and so it happened.

Current squad

As of July 25, 2013

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

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Renan Rocha
2 Brazil DF Jonas
3 Brazil DF Manoel
4 Brazil DF Cleberson
5 Brazil MF Deivid
6 Brazil DF Pedro Botelho
7 Brazil FW Marcelo
8 Brazil MF João Paulo
9 Brazil FW Ciro
10 Brazil MF Elias
11 Brazil MF Felipe
12 Brazil GK Wéverton
14 Uruguay MF Marcelo Palau
15 Brazil MF Marco Antônio
17 Brazil MF Bruno Silva
18 Brazil FW Maranhão
21 Spain MF Fran Mérida
No. Position Player
22 Brazil MF Everton
23 Brazil FW Douglas Coutinho
25 Brazil FW Pedro Gusmão
26 Brazil FW Bruno Furlan
28 Brazil MF Juninho
30 Brazil MF Paulo Baier (captain)
31 Brazil MF Zezinho
33 Brazil GK Santos
35 Brazil DF Luiz Alberto
36 Brazil DF Willian Rocha
44 Brazil DF Renato Chaves
49 Brazil FW Dellatorre
55 Brazil DF Draúsio
56 Brazil GK Rodolfo
77 Brazil FW Éderson
99 Brazil DF Léo
Brazil DF Rafael Zuchi

Under-23 squad

As of July 13, 2013

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

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Paschoalato
Brazil GK Hugo Gumiero
Brazil DF Adriano
Brazil DF Anderson Tasca
Brazil DF Erwin Spitzner
Brazil DF Jean Felipe
Brazil DF Joadson
Brazil DF Vinícius
Brazil MF Bruno Pelissari
Brazil MF David Henrique
20 Brazil MF Marcos Guillherme
No. Position Player
32 Brazil MF Matteus
Brazil MF Harrison
Brazil MF Hernani
Brazil MF Maycon Canário
Brazil MF Renato
Brazil MF Willyan Sotto
Brazil FW Gustavo
Brazil FW Junior de Barros
Brazil FW Lucas Dantas
Brazil FW Peterson
Brazil FW Crislan

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
Brazil GK João Carlos (loan to Fortaleza)
Brazil DF Bruno Costa (loan to Joinville)
Brazil DF Raul (loan to Botafogo (SP))
40 Brazil MF Carlos Alberto (loan to Portuguesa)
No. Position Player
Brazil FW Bruno Mineiro (loan to Al-Khor)
Brazil FW Edigar Junio (loan to Joinville)
19 Brazil FW Marcão (loan to América-MG)

Coaching staff

Role Name
First Team Coach Brazil Ricardo Drubscky
Assistant manager Brazil Alberto
Assistant first team coach Brazil Cairo Lima
First team fitness coach Brazil Moraci Sant'anna
Goalkeeping coach Brazil Luciano Oliveira Junior

International players

Head coaches

  • Brazil Antônio Lopes (Aug 1, 2009–March 8, 2010)
  • Brazil Leandro Niehues (March 9, 2010–May 30, 2010)
  • Brazil Paulo César Carpegiani (May 31, 2010–Oct 3, 2010)
  • Brazil Sérgio Soares (Oct 4, 2010–Feb 3, 2011)
  • Brazil Geninho (Feb 21, 2011–April 4, 2011)
  • Brazil Adilson Batista (April 5, 2011–June 26, 2011)
  • Brazil Renato Gaúcho (July 4, 2011–Sept 1, 2011)
  • Brazil Antônio Lopes (Sept 2, 2011–Dec 31, 2011)
  • Uruguay Juan Ramón Carrasco (Jan 1, 2012–June 12, 2012)
  • Brazil Ricardo Drubscky (caretaker) (June 12, 2012–June 28, 2012)
  • Brazil Jorginho (June 29, 2012–Aug 5, 2012)
  • Brazil Ricardo Drubscky (caretaker) (Aug 6, 2012–July 8, 2013)
  • Brazil Vagner Mancini (July 10, 2013–)


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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