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Clube Atlético Paranaense is a Brazilian football team from Curitiba
Curitiba
Curitiba is the capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná. It is the largest city with the biggest economy of both Paraná and southern Brazil. The population of Curitiba numbers approximately 1.75 million people and the latest GDP figures for the city surpass US$61 billion according to...

 in Paraná
Paraná (state)
Paraná is one of the states of Brazil, located in the South of the country, bordered on the north by São Paulo state, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by Santa Catarina state and the Misiones Province of Argentina, and on the west by Mato Grosso do Sul and the republic of Paraguay,...

, founded on March 26, 1924. The club won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
The Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A , popularly known as the Brasileirão , is a professional football league at the top of the Brazilian football league system held annually since 1959. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates a system of promotion and relegation with the Série B...

 in 2001.

History


Paranaense was born as the result of a merge between two older Curitiba
Curitiba
Curitiba is the capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná. It is the largest city with the biggest economy of both Paraná and southern Brazil. The population of Curitiba numbers approximately 1.75 million people and the latest GDP figures for the city surpass US$61 billion according to...

 teams, Internacional-PR
Internacional Futebol Clube
International Foot-Ball Club, commonly known as International, were a Brazilian football team from Curitiba, Paraná state. They won the Campeonato Paranaense once.-History:...

 and América-PR
América Foot-Ball Club (PR)
América Foot-Ball Club, commonly known as América, were a Brazilian football team from Curitiba, Paraná state. They won the Campeonato Paranaense once.-History:...

. 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, and the first competitive match was played on April 20, when Paranaense beat arch-rival Coritba
Coritiba Foot Ball Club
Coritiba Foot Ball Club, commonly known as Coritiba, is a Brazilian football team from Curitiba, Paraná. It's the state's oldest football team and the best classified in the CBF and FIFA classifications. Coritiba has been champion in Paraná State for 35 times, more times than the sum of all the...

 2-0. By participating in several championships with a good team, the club won its first state championship
Campeonato Paranaense
Campeonato Paranaense, which has been contested since 1915, is the football league of the state of Paraná, Brazil. The "Série Ouro", literally the Golden Series, are the highest division of the league.-Format:...

 title in 1925, establishing the club as one of the main clubs in its state. In 1934, Paranaense acquired the groundplot where the Arena da Baixada is located.

In 1949, the club won its ninth Paranaense State Championship, which gave them the nickname of Furacão (meaning hurricane, in English
English language
English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into what was to become south-east Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria...

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

C.A. Paranaense was the first Paranaense club to participate in the Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa
Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa
The Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, also known as Taça de Prata, or nicknamed Robertão, was a Brazilian national football competition contested between 1967 and 1970, before the creation of Campeonato Brasileiro in 1971...

, today known as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
The Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A , popularly known as the Brasileirão , is a professional football league at the top of the Brazilian football league system held annually since 1959. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates a system of promotion and relegation with the Série B...

. In 2001, Paranaense won its first Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, after defeating São Caetano
Associação Desportiva São Caetano
Associação Desportiva São Caetano, commonly known as São Caetano, is a Brazilian football team based in the city of São Caetano, Brazil, part of the São Paulo greater metropolitan area. The team is dubbed Azulão , after the shirt colour. The sponsor is Consul, a well known Brazilian producer of...

; and in 2004 was runner-up, with the striker Washington scoring a record 34 goals in a single edition of the Campenato Brasileiro.

So far, 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
Copa Libertadores 2005
The 2005 Copa Libertadores was the 46th edition of the Copa Libertadores. The champion also qualified for the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship....

 Paranaense was the runner-up of the competition after being defeated by São Paulo
São Paulo Futebol Clube
São Paulo Futebol Clube , commonly known as São Paulo, is a professional football club based in São Paulo, Brazil. They play in the Campeonato Paulista, São Paulo's state league, and the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A or Brasileirão, Brazil's national league, and are one of the only five clubs to...

.

A survey taken in 2005 by Paraná Pesquisas Institute showed that Paranaense has the largest amount of supporters in Curitiba.

In 2006 Clube Atlético Paranaense had a good performance in Copa Sul-americana, reaching the semifinals, after defeating excellent teams like CA River Plate of Argentina and Nacional of Uruguay. In 2007, the team partnered with the American MLS club FC Dallas
FC Dallas
FC Dallas is an American professional soccer club based in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas which competes in Major League Soccer , the top professional soccer league in the United States of America and Canada...

. In 2010 they also announced a partnership with Vitesse Arnhem
Vitesse Arnhem
Stichting Betaald Voetbal Vitesse is a Dutch football club from Arnhem, which was founded on 14 May 1892. Vitesse has had considerable success in the Eredivisie, and featured in the UEFA Cup competition, but has never been considered a close competitor of the top three clubs of Netherlands...

 in Holland.

National competitions

  • Brazilian League
    Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
    The Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A , popularly known as the Brasileirão , is a professional football league at the top of the Brazilian football league system held annually since 1959. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates a system of promotion and relegation with the Série B...

    : 1
    - 2001

  • Brazilian League - Second Division
    Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
    The Série B is the second division of Brazilian football. It is played by 20 teams. However, the competition format has changed almost every year since it first occurred, in 1971. In some years, it was not played altogether...

    : 1
    - 1995

Regional competitions

  • Campeonato Paranaense
    Campeonato Paranaense
    Campeonato Paranaense, which has been contested since 1915, is the football league of the state of Paraná, Brazil. The "Série Ouro", literally the Golden Series, are the highest division of the league.-Format:...

    : 22
    - 1925, 1929, 1930, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009
  • Parana Cup: 2 - 1998, 2003

International competitions

  • Dallas Cup
    Dallas Cup
    The Dallas Cup is an international football tournament for invited youth teams, held annually in Dallas, Texas. It was first held in 1980. The current champion is Cruzeiro...

    : 2
    - 2004, 2005
  • Challenger Brazil/USA - CA Paranaense x FC Dallas: 3 - 2006, 2007, 2009
  • Shaka Hislop Tribute Cup
    Shaka Hislop
    Neil Shaka Hislop, CM is a former professional football goalkeeper. The majority of his career was spent in the top division in England where he was a part of the Newcastle United team which finished second in the Premier League for two successive seasons under Kevin Keegan's first tenure...

    : 1
    - 2007
  • Internationalen Schützi-Cup: 1 - 1991

History in competitions

Brazilian League
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
The Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A , popularly known as the Brasileirão , is a professional football league at the top of the Brazilian football league system held annually since 1959. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates a system of promotion and relegation with the Série B...

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
Copa União
The Copa União was an one-off competition in Brazilian football, held in 1987 in the absence of the conventional CBF national championship.-Background:...

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
Copa João Havelange
Copa João Havelange was the 30th season of the Campeonato Brasileiro, the top-level of professional football in Brazil. Due to legal complications, the championship was organized by Clube dos 13 instead of CBF, and was contested by 116 teams divided in modules, equivalent to their division -...

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Pos. 13th 1st 14th 12th 2nd 6th 13th 12th 13th 14th
Year 2010
2010 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
The 2010 Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A was the 40th season of the Série A, the top-level of professional football in Brazil. It began on May 8 and ended on December 5. Flamengo came as the defending champion having won the 2009 season.-Format:...

Pos. 5th



Copa Libertadores
Year 2000 2002 2005
Pos. 9th 1st stage 2nd

Copa Sudamericana
Copa Sudamericana
The Copa Bridgestone Sudamericana de Clubes , known simply as the Copa Sudamericana , is an annual international club football competition organized by the CONMEBOL since 2002. It is the second most prestigious club competition in South American football. CONCACAF clubs were invited between 2004...

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009
2009 Copa Sudamericana
The 2009 Copa Sudamericana de Clubes is the 8th edition of the CONMEBOL's secondary international club tournament. Internacional were the defending champions, having won the trophy the previous season...

Pos. 3rd 19th 12th 1st stage



(*): Not participated

Stadium


Home stadium is the Estádio Joaquim Américo, built in 1914 and renovated in 1999, traditionally known as Arena da Baixada but more recently renamed
Naming rights
In the private sector, naming rights are a financial transaction whereby a corporation or other entity purchases the right to name a facility, typically for a defined period of time. For properties like a multi-purpose arena, performing arts venue or an athletic field, the term ranges from three...

 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.

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
2014 FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014....

.

Current squad


As of July 10, 2011, according to Furacão.com.

Players with Dual Nationality   Gustavo Lazzaretti
Gustavo Lazzaretti de Araújo
Gustavo Lazzaretti de Araújo, known as Lazzaretti , is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Clube Atlético Paranaense reserves, as a central defender. He also holds an Italian passport.-External links:** * * * *...

   Rafael Santos
Rafael Alves dos Santos
Rafael Alves dos Santos or simply Rafael Santos, , is a Brazilian central defender. He currently plays for Bologna F.C. 1909 on loan from Atlético-PR.- Career :On 4 August 2009 Bologna F.C...

   Federico Nieto
Federico Nieto
Federico Gastón Nieto is an Argentine professional footballer currently playing for Atlético Paranaense in the Brazilian Série A.-Career:...



Professional players able to play in the youth team
Youth and reserve players with first team experience

Out on loan



(loan to Litex Lovech)
(loan to Ipatinga
Ipatinga Futebol Clube
Ipatinga Futebol Clube, commonly known as Ipatinga, is a Brazilian football club, based in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais. They were founded on May 21, 1998.-History:...

)

(loan to Joinville
Joinville Esporte Clube
Joinville Esporte Clube, or simply Joinville as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Joinville in Santa Catarina, founded on January 29, 1976....

)

(loan to América-RN
América Futebol Clube (RN)
América Futebol Clube, or América , as they are usually called, is a traditional Brazilian football team from Natal in Rio Grande do Norte, founded on July 14, 1915....

)

(loan to Goiás
Goiás Esporte Clube
Goiás Esporte Clube, also known as Goiás, is a Brazilian football team in Goiânia, Goiás state. It is one of the largest clubs of the Central-Western part of Brazil and they won the 'Série B once.Its main rival is Vila Nova...

)

(loan to Fortaleza
Fortaleza Esporte Clube
Fortaleza Esporte Clube, usually known as Fortaleza, is primarily a football club, but is active in other sports such as futsal, handball and basketball. Fortaleza Esporte Clube is based in Fortaleza, capital of the State of Ceará, Brazil...

)

(loan to ABC
ABC Futebol Clube
ABC Futebol Clube, or ABC, as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Natal in Rio Grande do Norte, founded on June 29, 1915. ABC is the oldest club of Rio Grande do Norte state...

)


(loan to Dinamo Minsk)
(loan to Palmeiras
Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras is a Brazilian football club from São Paulo. The club was founded on August 26, 1914, as Palestra Italia but changed to the current name on September 14, 1942...

)

(loan to Fortaleza
Fortaleza Esporte Clube
Fortaleza Esporte Clube, usually known as Fortaleza, is primarily a football club, but is active in other sports such as futsal, handball and basketball. Fortaleza Esporte Clube is based in Fortaleza, capital of the State of Ceará, Brazil...

)

(loan to Sport Recife)
(loan to Ponte Preta
Associação Atlética Ponte Preta
Ponte Preta is a Brazilian football club located in Campinas, São Paulo. Ponte Preta is also known as Macaca. Ponte Preta's biggest rival is from the same city: Guarani. The games between Ponte Preta and Guarani are known as derby . They are known as "pontepretanos"...

)

(loan to Joinville
Joinville Esporte Clube
Joinville Esporte Clube, or simply Joinville as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Joinville in Santa Catarina, founded on January 29, 1976....

)

(loan to Vitória
Esporte Clube Vitória
Esporte Clube Vitória, usually known simply as Vitória, is a Brazilian football team from Salvador in Bahia, founded on May 13, 1899.Vitória's home games are played at the club's own stadium . They play in red and black horizontal striped shirts, black shorts and black socks...

)

(loan to Tupi
Tupi Football Club
Tupi Football Club, usually known simply as Tupi, is a traditional Brazilian football club from Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state. They won the Série D once.-History:On May 16, 1912, Antônio Maria Júnior and four other people founded Tupi Football Club....

)


First-team staff

Position Name Nationality
Coach Antônio Lopes
Antônio Lopes
Antônio Lopes dos Santos, usually known as Antônio Lopes is a Brazilian football manager and former footballer....


External links

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