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Club Guarani
Guaraní Logo 2018.png
Full nameClub Guaraní
Nickname(s)Aurinegros, El Aborigen,
El Cacique
Founded12 October 1903
GroundEstadio Rogelio Livieres
ChairmanJuan Alberto Acosta
ManagerGustavo Costas
LeaguePrimera División
2019 Clausura4th

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 eleven Primera División titles.


Club Guaraní is the second oldest Paraguayan football club. It was founded in 1903 under the name of "Football Club Guaraní" 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 Guaraní

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.


One of the club's youth teams played at the 2008 Torneo di Viareggio,[2] the 2010 Torneo di Viareggio,[3] the 2012 Torneo di Viareggio[4] and the 2014 Torneo di Viareggio.


1906, 1907, 1921, 1923, 1949, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1984, 2010 Apertura, 2016 Clausura


Team first squad

As of 10 January 2018.

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

No. Position Player
1 Uruguay GK Jorge Bava
2 Paraguay DF Alexis Villalva
3 Paraguay DF Ismael Benegas
4 Paraguay DF Miguel Benítez
5 Paraguay DF Iván Ramírez
6 Argentina DF Hernán Lopes
7 Paraguay MF Orlando Gaona Lugo
8 Paraguay MF Jorge Morel
10 Paraguay MF Alberto Contrera
11 Paraguay FW Epifanio García
12 Argentina GK Ignacio Don
13 Argentina DF Guillermo Benítez
14 Uruguay DF Rodrigo Fernández
16 Colombia DF Jhohan Romaña
17 Paraguay MF Rodney Redes
No. Position Player
18 Paraguay DF Luis Cabral
19 Argentina MF Claudio Aquino
20 Paraguay DF Roberto Fernández
21 Paraguay FW Alejandro Samudio
22 Spain MF Santi Luque
23 Argentina GK Gaspar Servio
24 Paraguay DF Cristian Báez
25 Paraguay GK Antonio Franco
26 Paraguay MF Marcelo Gonzalez
27 Paraguay MF José Florentin
28 Argentina MF Fernando Barrientos
30 Paraguay FW José Ortigoza
32 Paraguay DF Fabian Franco
33 Paraguay MF Rodrigo Alborno
- Paraguay FW Wilson Leiva

Reserve squad

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

No. Position Player
21 Paraguay MF Albert Aquino
No. Position Player
23 Paraguay FW Steven Pérez

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 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 Spain
Manuel Bella 1907 Argentina
Idelfonso López 1921 Paraguay
Idelfonso López 1923 Paraguay
Fulgencio Romaro 1949 Paraguay
Ondino Viera 1964 Uruguay
José María Rodríguez 1967 Uruguay
José María Rodríguez 1969 Uruguay
Cayetano Ré 1984 Paraguay
Félix Darío León 2010 Paraguay


  1. ^ Al añejo Cacique (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Colombia - C. Caicedo - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Yuki Tamura". Retrieved 2018.

External links

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