Club Atlético 3 de Febrero

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3 de Febrero
Full name Club Atlético 3 de Febrero
Nickname(s) Los Rojos
Founded November 20, 1970
Ground Estadio Antonio Aranda
Ciudad del Este, Paraguay
Ground Capacity 28,000
Chairman Antonio Aranda
Manager José Arrúa
League Primera División
2018 Apertura 12th

Club Atlético 3 de Febrero is a professional Paraguayan football club from Ciudad del Este, the capital city of the department of Alto Paraná. The club was founded in 1970, and named after St. Blas Day, a national holiday throughout many hispanic countries. 3 de Febrero have played 9 seasons (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018) in the Primera División Paraguaya.


3 de Febrero in a fixture against Olimpia Asunción at the Defensores del Chaco in 2011.

The team started playing in the Liga Paranaense and finally made their way to the second division of the Paraguayan League in 2000.

In 2004 the club won the second division title and got promoted to the first division.

In 2011, the club was relegated to the Paraguayan 2nd division, but won the title again in 2013, once again being promoted to the first division.


3 de Febrero's stadium is the Estadio Antonio Aranda, also known as Estadio 3 de Febrero. It is located next to Ciudad del Este's bus terminal. The stadium is on the Avenue General Bernardino Caballero, and was opened in 1973.[1] The capacity of the stadium, is 28,000. It has a grass surface and was renovated in 1999, for which it was utilized as one of the venues of the 1999 Copa América. Fixtures of the 2004 South American U-16 Championship and the 2007 South American U-20 Championship were also disputed at the stadium. The stadium is Paraguay's third largest, according to its seating capacity.[2] The stadium was the venue which saw Paraguayan footballers, Roque Santa Cruz score his first international goal for the Albirroja on 17 June 1999 in a friendly match against Uruguay, and Nelson Haedo score his first international goal for the Albirroja on 17 August 2005 in a friendly match against El Salvador.



2004, 2013
1973, 1975, 1977, 1986, 1992, 1997

Current squad[edit]

As of 20 December 2017[3]

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

No. Position Player
Uruguay Alejandro Prieto
Brazil Bruno Renan

Notable players[edit]

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 squad at any time.
  • Played in the first division of any other football association (outside of Paraguay).
  • Played in a continental and/or intercontinental competition.
1990's 2000's 2010's Non-CONMEBOL players


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