Club Guaraní

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Full name Club Guaraní
Nickname(s) Aurinegros, El Aborigen,
El Cacique
Founded 12 October 1903
Ground Estadio Rogelio Livieres
Capacity 8,000
Chairman Juan Alberto Acosta
Manager Juan Manuel Azconzábal
League Primera División
2018 Apertura 8th

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


First team squad[edit]

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 Paraguay GK Víctor Centurión
2 Paraguay DF Robert Rojas
4 Paraguay DF Marcos Urán
5 Paraguay DF Julio Cáceres
6 Argentina MF Gabriel Esparza
7 Paraguay MF Rodolfo Gamarra
8 Paraguay MF Wilson Pittoni
9 Paraguay FW Pablo Velázquez
10 Paraguay FW Rodrigo Bogarín
11 Argentina MF Marcelo Cañete
12 Paraguay MF Ramón Martínez
13 Uruguay GK Gastón Guruceaga
14 Paraguay DF Tomás Bartomeus
No. Position Player
15 Argentina MF Ezequiel Videla
16 Paraguay MF Fidencio Oviedo
17 Paraguay DF Luis de la Cruz
18 Paraguay DF Luis Cabral
19 Paraguay MF Wilson Brahian Ayala
20 Paraguay MF Jorge Morel
21 Paraguay FW Ismael Reyes
22 Argentina DF Andrés Imperiale
23 Paraguay FW Luis Nery Caballero
24 Paraguay FW Antonio Marín
25 Paraguay GK Gabriel Perrotta
Peru MF Gino Guerrero
Paraguay MF Marcelo González

Reserve squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Paraguay GK Antonio Franco
Paraguay DF Armando Ruiz Díaz
Paraguay DF Nicolas Riquelme
Paraguay DF Reinaldo Silva
Paraguay MF Marcelo González
Paraguay MF Christian Palacios
No. Position Player
Paraguay MF Ignacio Florentín
Paraguay MF Luis González
Paraguay MF Marcelo Paredes
Paraguay MF Rafael Benítez
Paraguay MF Sergio Mendoza
Paraguay FW Críspulo Peña

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.

Average attendance[edit]

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[edit]

Club Guaraní managers from 1903 to present

Championship winning managers[edit]

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


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