Clube Atlético Paranaense

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Atlético Paranaense
Atlético Paranaense
Full name Clube Atlético Paranaense
Nickname(s) Furacão (Hurricane)
Founded May 26, 1924 (94 years ago) (1924-05-26)
Ground Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães
Ground Capacity 43,981
President Luiz Sallim Emed
Head coach Cristóvão Borges
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Paranaense
2015 Brasileirão, 10th
Paranaense, 9th
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 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 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.


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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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 its home town, being one of them 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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

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.[citation needed]


  • 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.[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
Brazil GK Macanhan
Brazil GK Santos
Brazil GK Wéverton
Chile DF Christian Vilches
Colombia DF Óscar Cabezas
Brazil DF Cleberson
Brazil DF Eduardo
Brazil DF Léo (on loan from Flamengo)
Brazil DF Léo Pereira
Brazil DF Ricardo Silva
Portugal DF Bruno Pereirinha
Brazil DF Matheus Ribeiro
Brazil DF Paulo André (on loan from Cruzeiro)
Brazil DF Pará (on loan from Cruzeiro)
Brazil DF Roberto
Brazil DF Sidcley
Brazil DF Thiago Heleno (on loan from Deportivo Maldonado)
Brazil MF Bruno Mota
Colombia MF Daniel Hernández
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Deivid
Argentina MF Fernando Barrientos
Brazil MF Hernani
Brazil MF Jadson (on loan from Udinese)
Brazil MF João Pedro
Brazil MF Marcos Guilherme
Brazil MF Nikão (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
Brazil MF Otávio
Brazil MF Vinícius
Brazil FW Anderson Lopes
Brazil FW André Lima
Brazil FW Crysan
Brazil FW Ewandro (on loan from São Paulo)
Brazil FW Giovanny
Brazil FW Marco Damasceno

Out of team

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

No. Position Player
Brazil DF Pedro Botelho
Brazil MF Bady
Brazil MF Carlos Alberto
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Felipe
Brazil MF Paulinho Dias

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
Brazil DF Erwin
Brazil DF Gustavo Cascardo
Brazil DF Jonathan Fernando
Brazil DF Júnior Fell
Brazil DF Zé Marcos
Brazil MF Bruno Pelissari
Brazil MF Guilherme Batata
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Jonatan Lucca
Brazil MF Maycon Canário
Brazil MF Willian Sotto
Brazil FW Chico
Brazil FW Lucas Tocantins
Brazil FW Olávio Jr.

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
Brazil GK Alexandre (at Ferroviária)
Brazil GK Hugo (at Ferroviária)
Brazil GK Rodolfo (at Ferroviária)
Brazil DF Draúsio (at Red Bull Brasil)
Brazil DF Jean Felipe (at Luverdense)
Brazil DF Luiz Paulo (at Ferroviária)
Brazil DF Marcão (at Ferroviária)
Brazil DF Rafael Zuchi (at Portuguesa)
Brazil MF Gustavo Marmentini (at Luverdense)
Brazil MF Juninho (at Ferroviária)
Brazil MF Matheus Rossetto (at Ferroviária)
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Matteus (at Portuguesa)
Brazil MF Rafinha (at Ferroviária)
Brazil MF Renan (at Ferroviária)
Brazil FW Bruno Furlan (at ABC)
Brazil FW Caíque (at Ferroviária)
Brazil FW Dellatorre (at Thailand Suphanburi)
Brazil FW Dominic Vinícius (at Portuguesa)
Brazil FW Edigar Junio (at EC Bahia)
Brazil FW Guilherme Schettine (at Portuguesa)
Brazil FW Marcão (at United Arab Emirates Al-Shaab)
Brazil FW Tiago Adan (at Ferroviária)


Current technical staff

Role Name
First Team Coach Brazil Milton Mendes
Assistant manager Brazil Leandro Ávila
First team fitness coach Spain Gonzalo Abando
Assistant fitness coach Brazil Marcio Henriques
Assistant fitness coach Brazil Jean Carlo Lourenço
Goalkeeping coach Brazil Luciano Oliveira
Under-23s coach Serbia Dejan Petković


Position Staff
President Mario Celso Petraglia
1st Vice-president Luiz Sallim Emed
2nd Vice-president Marcio Lara


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

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 2013 2014
Pos. 5th 17th * 3rd 8th
Copa Libertadores
Year 2000 2002 2005 2014
Pos. 9th 1st stage 2nd 2nd stage
Copa Sudamericana
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009
Pos. 3rd 19th 12th 1st stage

(*): Not participated

Head coaches


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  3. "Colectiva em Nova Delhi anuncia official mente o accordo com a AIFF nesta ouinta". Atletico Paranaense. Retrieved 13 November 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Brazil's Atletico Paranaense inks deal with AIFF". Chris Daniel. Retrieved 13 November 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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