Athletico Paranaense

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Athletico Paranaense
Basic data
Surname Club Athletico Paranaense
Seat Curitiba , Brazil
founding March 26, 1924
president Mario Celso Petraglia
First soccer team
Head coach Dorival Júnior
Venue Arena da Baixada
Places 42,372
league Série A
2019 5th place

The Club Athletico Paranaense - usually called Athletico Paranaense for short in German , often also listed as Athletico-PR - is a Brazilian football club from Curitiba , the capital of the state of Paraná .


In 2001 Atlético Paranaense became Brazilian football champions for the first time and was in the final of the Copa Libertadores in 2005 . From January to March 2006 Lothar Matthäus was the first team coach. The German international Paulo Rink played from 1992 to 1997 and from September 2006 to May 2007 for Athlético Paranaense. By winning the Copa Sudamericana 2018 , the club celebrated its first international title on December 12, 2018. The day before, the club had announced that it would change the spelling of its club name from Atletico to Athletico with an h . At the same time, a new club logo was presented.

Logo before 2019


The home stadium of the football club is the club's own Arena da Baixada ("Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães"). The football arena with around 42,000 seats is commonly called Arena da Baixada or Arena do Atlético Paranaense . In 2005 it became the first stadium in Brazil to bear the name of a sponsor. The contract with the Japanese computer accessories company Kyocera expired in April 2008. The Kyocera Arena has since reverted to its traditional name, which goes back to a club president of Internacional .

The origins of the stadium go back to 1914. At the opening game on September 6, 1914, the hosts Internacional were clearly defeated 7-1 by the guests of honor from Rio de Janeiro, the Flamengo Rio de Janeiro . Between 1970 and 1984 the stadium lay fallow. In 1995 the stadium was completely demolished. On June 24, 1999, today's structure was opened with a game between Atlético and Club Cerro Porteño from Paraguay, which the red-blacks won 2-1. On December 16, 2001, 31,740 spectators attended the first leg of the championship final between Atlético and AD São Caetano , in which Atlético prepared for their ultimate success that year with a 4-2 victory. The attendance record still exists today.


International successes Copa Sudamericana Champion (1 title): 2018
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National successes Brazilian champions (1 title): 2001
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Cup successes

Regional successes

  • ParanáParaná Paraná National Championship (26 titles): 1925, 1929, 1930, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • ParanáParaná Paraná State Cup (2 titles): 1998, 2003

Well-known former players


Juan Ramón Carrasco was the coach from late December 2011 to June 2012 . The coaching team Carrascos consisted of Alejandro Martínez, Omar Garate and the goalkeeping coach César Olivera . Carrasco's successor was Ricardo Drubscky .

Web links

Commons : Club Athletico Paranaense  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b CADASTRO NACIONAL DE ESTÁDIOS DE FUTEBOL. (PDF) CBF , October 24, 2014, accessed on November 2, 2017 .
  2. Copa Sudamericana 2018 , report on of December 12, 2018, page in portugal, accessed on December 13, 2018
  3. ^ Name change 2018 , report on from December 11, 2018, page in portugal, accessed on September 2, 2019
  4. Carrasco dirigirá Atlético Paranaense - Feliz reencuentro (Spanish) on of December 27, 2011, accessed on December 27, 2011
  5. Carrasco dirigirá Atlético Paranaense - Feliz reencuentro (Spanish) on of December 27, 2011, accessed on December 27, 2011