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Paraná Clube logo
Full name Paraná Clube
Nickname(s) Tricolor da Vila Capanema
Founded December 19, 1989
Ground Estádio Vila Capanema and
Estádio Vila Olímpica, Curitiba, Brazil
(Capacity: 20,083 (Durival de Brito),
18,500 (Vila Olímpica))
Chairman Aurival Correia
Manager Marcelo Oliveira
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, 10th
Home colours
Away colours

Paraná Clube is a Brazilian football (soccer) team. It was established on December 19, 1989, in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. Its uniform is composed of a blue/red shirt, white shorts and white socks.

It is one of the several Brazilian teams called Tricolor ("tri-colored") by its fans, because of its three colours.



On December 19, 1989, Paraná Clube was founded after Esporte Clube Pinheiros, three times winner of the state championship (1967 as Savóia FC Água Verde, 1984, 1987), and Colorado Esporte Clube, one state championship (1980), fused. Rubens Minelli was hired as the club's first manager,[1] and Emerson de Andrade was chosen as the director of football.[2]

The club's first match was played on February 4, 1990, when Coritiba beat Paraná 1-0 at Estádio Couto Pereira.[3][1]

In 1991, two years after the club's foundation, Paraná won its first state championship. Later, Paraná would win five state championships in a row, from 1993 to 1997.[4]

In 1992, the club won the Campeonato Brasileiro Second Division, gaining the right to compete in the following year's first division.[5 ] After 8 years, Paraná Clube won another national championship. In 2000, Paraná beats Associação Desportiva São Caetano down and celebrated the title of the Yellow Module of João Havelange Cup. This cup replaced the Campeonato Brasileiro (all levels), because it was suspended by Brazilian Justice.[6]

In 2003, Paraná Clube and L.A. Sports, which is a sporting marketing company, started a partnership. The partnership's purpose was to help Paraná Clube keep its youth academy. Another purpose of the partnership was to help Paraná Clube sign new players. In 2005, Paraná Clube created an investment fund to replace L.A. Sports, and, because of this, the partnership was not renewed.[7]

On April 9, 2006, Paraná Clube won Paraná State League for the 7th time in its history after beating ADAP of Campo Mourão 3-0 in Maringá and drawing 1-1 at Pinheirão Stadium. The attendance of the final match was 25,306 supporters.[8]

Paraná Clube stadium is Estádio Durival Britto e Silva, aka Vila Capanema which suffered a strong modernization in 2006 where more than 60 skyboxes were edificated as well as new facilities, bathrooms and snack bars. The capacity of the "new" Vila Capanema rose to 20,083 spectators according to a new count. The inaugural match of the "new" Vila Capanema, occurred on Sept. 20th, 2006 when Paraná beat Fortaleza 2-0 for the Campeonato Brasileiro.

In 2007, Paraná played its first Copa Toyota Libertadores de America match. In the first stage, Paraná eliminated Cobreloa from Chile winning the first leg by 2-0 in Calama and drawing 1-1 in Curitiba. In the group stage, the club finished in the second place. Paraná was eliminated in the Round of 16 by Club Libertad, of Paraguay.[9]


Estádio Vila Capanema
Estádio Vila Capanema

Paraná Clube's official stadium is Estádio Durival Britto e Silva, also known as Vila Capanema. Vila Olímpica also belongs to Paraná Clube but it is only used for trainings:[10]


  • Campeonato Paranaense:
    • Winners (7): 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2006
    • Runners-up (4): 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007
1In 2000, Paraná Clube won the Yellow Module of the Copa João Havelange. This title is not recognized by the CBF.[13]

Current squad

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 Juninho
Brazil GK Fabiano Heves
Brazil GK Gabriel
Brazil GK Luiz Carlos
Brazil GK Thiago Rodrigues
Brazil DF João Paulo
Brazil DF Luis Henrique
Brazil DF Ricardo Ehle
Brazil DF Daniel Marques
Brazil DF Marcelo Ramos
Brazil DF André Luiz
Brazil DF Thyago
Brazil DF Jefferson
Brazil DF Douglas
Brazil MF Agenor
Brazil MF Léo
No.   Position Player
Brazil DF Diego Correia
Brazil DF Leandro
Brazil DF Igor
Brazil MF Vagner
Brazil MF Cristian
Brazil MF Joelson
Brazil MF Marcio Diogo
Brazil MF Naves
Brazil MF Elvis
Brazil MF Marcelinho
Brazil MF Gedeon
Brazil FW Leonardo
Brazil FW Clenio
Brazil FW Fabio Luis
Brazil FW Jonatas
Brazil FW Alex Afonso
Technical staff


The club's logo has a stylized conifer cone format, in red, with a white contour, and inside there are an azure jay and a white pine. The club's name is written in blue, as well as the word Brasil. The word Clube is written in white.[1]


Paraná's flag is rectangular, divided in two equal parts vertically. The right side is red and the left side is blue.[1]

The mascot

The mascot of Paraná Clube is an azure jay, a common bird in Paraná state. The bird is also the symbol of Paraná state.[1]


The Paraná Clube anthem was written by João Arnaldo and Sebastião Lima.[1]


Paraná Clube's colors are red, blue and white. The red color was Colorado's main color, the blue color was Pinheiros' main color, and white was a color adopted by both teams.[1]


Their biggest rivals are from the same city: Atlético-PR and Coritiba.[1]

Noted players

  • Régis
  • Marcos
  • Flávio
  • Ageu
  • Adoílson
  • Borges
  • Hélcio
  • Lúcio Flávio
  • Ricardinho
  • Saulo
  • Maurílio
  • Renaldo
  • Borges

Noted coaches


Paraná Clube fans

Paraná Clube fanbase is distributed mostly in Curitiba and its metropolitan area, as well as Paraná state coast. According to recent polls made by Curitiba's newspaper Gazeta do Povo, Paraná Clube has more than 300,000 fans in the city (almost 15%). The number of fans outside Curitiba is unknown.

Paraná's average attendance is around 12,000 fans per game, which is almost the same number as the general average of the Campeonato Brasileiro in 2006.

Torcida Fúria Independente, also called T.F.I., founded on September 29, 1993, is an organized supporters' group. Another organized supporters' group are Torcida Esquadrão Tricolor (also Força do Sul), Tricolores do Tarumã, Torcida Desorganizada, and Torcida Virtual Paran@utas, an internet organized supporters' group of Paraná Clube.

Paraná's top-three attendances in Campeonatos Brasileiros

  1. Paraná - Corinthians 0-0, 41,955, November 2, 1994.
  2. Paraná - Palmeiras 2-4, 36,233, September 24, 1994.
  3. Paraná - São Paulo 2-2, 35,336, October 16, 1994.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 220–221. ISBN 8588651017.  
  2. ^ "História - Primeira equipe" (in Portuguese). Paraná Clube official website. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  3. ^ "Equilíbrio marca confronto entre Coritiba e Paraná" (in Portuguese). UOL Esportes. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  4. ^ "Paraná State - List of Champions". RSSSF Brasil. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  5. ^ "Brazil 1992 Championship - Second Level (Divisão Classificatória)" (in Portuguese). RSSSF Brasil. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  6. ^ "Brazil 2000 Championship - Copa João Havelange". RSSSF Brasil. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  7. ^ Terra Esportes
  8. ^ "História - 16/08/2006 - Campeonato Paranaense de Futebol Profissional - Série Ouro 2006" (in Portuguese). Federação Paranaense de Futebol official website. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  9. ^ "Copa Libertadores de América 2007". RSSSF Brasil. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  10. ^ "Patrimônio" (in Portuguese). Paraná Clube official website. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  11. ^ "Paraná Clube" (in Portuguese). Federação Paranaense de Futebol. Retrieved 2008-09-23.  
  12. ^ "Vila Olímpica" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved 2008-09-23.  
  13. ^ (Portuguese) "Campeões" (in Portuguese). CBF. Retrieved August 23, 2009.  

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