Club Atlético 3 de Febrero

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3 de Febrero
Full nameClub Atlético 3 de Febrero
Nickname(s)Los Rojos
FoundedNovember 20, 1970
GroundEstadio Antonio Aranda
Ciudad del Este, Paraguay
ChairmanAntonio Aranda
ManagerEduardo Rivera
LeagueDivisión Intermedia
2018 ClausuraPrimera División, 8th
(Relegated by average)

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 9 September 2018[3]

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

No. Position Player
1 Paraguay GK Orlando Rojas
2 Paraguay DF Rodi Ferreira
3 Paraguay DF Éver González
4 Paraguay MF José Cañete
5 Paraguay DF Eric Cristaldo
6 Paraguay MF Alexander González
7 Paraguay MF Federico Brizuela
8 Brazil MF Bruno Renan
9 Argentina FW Facundo Parra
10 Argentina MF Hernán Fredes
11 Paraguay FW Emmanuel Morales
12 Paraguay GK Victor Samudio
13 Paraguay MF César Llamas
14 Paraguay DF Joel Jiménez
15 Paraguay DF Delio Ojeda
No. Position Player
16 Paraguay DF Carlos León
17 Paraguay FW Digno Gonzalez
18 Paraguay FW Ángel Orué
19 Paraguay MF Cristhian Varela
20 Paraguay DF Juan Melgarejo
21 Paraguay DF Hugo Espínola
22 Paraguay DF Edgar González
23 Paraguay DF Eric Cristaldo
24 Paraguay DF José Rojas
25 Paraguay FW Leonardo Villagra
26 Paraguay MF Carlos Florenciañez
27 Paraguay MF Osmar Colmán
28 Paraguay MF Edgar Herrero
31 Paraguay MF Alexis Rodas
35 Paraguay MF Héctor Ariel Bustamante

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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