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Club Guaraní

Club Guarani Emblem
Full name Club Guaraní
Nickname(s) Aurinegros, El Aborigen,
El Cacique
Founded 1903
Ground Estadio Rogelio Livieres
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Federico Acosta
Manager Fernando Jubero
League Primera División
2013 Clausura 4th

Club Guaraní is a Paraguayan football team, based in the neighbourhood of Pinoza in outer Asunción. Founded on 12 October 1903, It is one of the oldest and most successful in the country, with ten Primera División titles.


  • History 1
  • Honours 2
  • Current squad 3
  • Notable players 4
  • Average attendance 5
  • Managerial information 6
    • Championship winning managers 6.1
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Club Guaraní is the second oldest Paraguayan football club. It was founded in 1903 under the name of "Football Club Guarani" and its first president was Juan Patri. The name of the club derives from the Guaraní people, a big part of Paraguayan culture and history. The colours of the club, black and yellow, were proposed by the Melina brothers (also among the founders of the club) in reference to the colours of Uruguayan club Peñarol, where the Melina brothers played for a few years. The mentioned colors were also used by English privateer Francis Drake in his emblem and shield, which is another reason why they were chosen to represent the club.[1]

Club Guarani

Guaraní is one of the traditional teams from the Paraguayan football league and during their history they have won a total of ten championships and were runners-up in fourteen occasions. The most successful era in their history was in the 1960s, where they had an excellent team that won three titles. This era is known as the "golden decade" by the Guaraní fans.

Along with Olimpia, they play the "clásico añejo" (the oldest derby) because they are the two oldest teams from Paraguay. Also, Guaraní, Cerro Porteño and Olimpia are the only teams that have never played in the second division of the Paraguayan league.

In late May 2010, Guaraní became champions after 26 years after defeating Olimpia in a match that ended 2–1 to clinch the 2010 Apertura title.


1906, 1907, 1921, 1923, 1949, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1984, 2010 Apertura

Current squad

As of May 20, 2014.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Alejandro Bogado
2 DF Rubén Maldonado
3 DF Elvis Marecos
4 DF Eduardo Filippini
5 DF Julio César Cáceres
6 MF Jorge Mendoza
8 MF Marcelo Palau
9 FW Federico Santander
10 MF Iván González
11 FW Fernando Fernández
12 GK Joel Silva
13 DF Édgar Aranda
No. Position Player
14 DF Tomás Bartomeus
15 DF Darío Ocampo
16 MF Miguel Ángel Paniagua
17 MF Luis de La Cruz
18 DF Luis Cabral
19 DF Roberto Gamarra
20 MF Juan Aguilar
23 FW César Caicedo
25 GK Alfredo Aguilar
27 MF Sergio Mendoza
DF Óscar Velázquez

Notable players

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least 125 games for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Been part of a national team squad at any time.
  • Played in the first division of any other football association (outside of Paraguay).
  • Played in a continental and/or intercontinental competition.

Average attendance

Year Average
2009 Clausura 1.228
2010 Apertura 2.038
2010 Clausura 1.247
2011 Apertura 1.240
2011 Clausura 1.838
2012 Apertura 2.046
2012 Clausura 1.487
2013 Apertura 1.043
2013 Clausura 1.146
2014 Apertura 1.078
2014 Clausura 794
2015 Apertura 1.184

Managerial information

Club Guaraní managers from 1903 to present

Championship winning managers

Name Season Nationality
Salvador Melián 1906
Manuel Bella 1907
Idelfonso López 1921
Idelfonso López 1923
Fulgencio Romaro 1949
Ondino Viera 1964
José María Rodríguez 1967
José María Rodríguez 1969
Cayetano Ré 1984
Félix Darío León 2010


  1. ^ Al añejo Cacique (Spanish)
  2. ^

External links

  • Club Guaraní Official Site
  • Unofficial Site
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