Esporte Clube Juventude
|Full name||Esporte Clube Juventude|
|Nickname(s)||Periquito (The Parakeet)
|Founded||June 29, 1913|
|Ground||Alfredo Jaconi, Caxias do Sul, Brazil|
|Head coach||Antônio Carlos Zago|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série C|
|2014||Série D, 2nd (promoted)|
|Website||Club home page|
Esporte Clube Juventude, also known as Juventude, is a Brazilian football team in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul. The club competed several times in the Série A, won the Copa do Brasil and the Série B once and competed once in the Copa Libertadores.
Juventude's greatest rival is Caxias.
Juventude was founded on June 29, 1913, by 35 youngsters from Caxias do Sul, descendants of Italian immigrants, being one of the first football clubs in that community. Antônio Chiaradia Neto was chosen as the club's first president.
On July 20, 1913, Juventude played its first game, against Serrano, from the city of Carlos Barbosa, Rio Grande do Sul. The game ended 4–0 in favor of Juventude.
On March 8, 1915, Juventude lost its first game ever. Fußball, from the nearby town of Montenegro, beat Juventude 4–1, ending a 23-game invincibility streak.
On May 25, 1993, Juventude signed a partnership with Parmalat, bringing more investment to the club.
On June 7, 1998, Juventude won the Campeonato Gaúcho without losing a single match.
Juventude's stadium is Estádio Alfredo Jaconi, inaugurated in 1975, with a maximum capacity of 23,519 people.
- Campeonato Gaúcho (State Championship): 1
- Copa FGF: 2
- 2011, 2012
2000 Copa Libertadores
|Home team||Score||Away team|
|1||Palmeiras (São Paulo)||10||6|
|2||El Nacional (Quito)||10||6|
|3||Juventude (Caxias do Sul)||7||6|
|4||The Strongest (La Paz)||7||6|
The club's official anthem lyrics were composed by Ernani Falcão, and the music by Rodolfo Storchi.
There is another anthem, which is an unofficial one, and was composed (both the lyrics and the music) by Paulo Gazola, and is called Hino da Volta do Ju, meaning Anthem of Ju's Return.
Current squad 2015
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Head Coach : Antônio Carlos Zago
- Assistant Coach : Hugo Martins
- Goalkeeping Coach : Everson Pereira
- Fitness Coach : Marcelo Rohling
- Club Doctor : Michel Vigo
- Physiotherapist : Ricardo Finger, Jean Franco Michelon
- Masseurs : Édson de Camargo (Massa), Pato