Club Guaraní

Full name Club Guaraní
Nickname(s) Aurinegros, El Aborigen,
El Cacique
Founded 1903
Ground Estadio Rogelio Livieres
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Paraguay Federico Acosta
Manager Paraguay Francisco Arce
League Paraguayan Primera División
2015 Clausura 3rd

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 ten 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.


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


First team squad

As of 1 February 2016.

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 Ever Caballero
2 Paraguay DF Adilson Lezcano
3 Paraguay DF Óscar Velázquez
4 Argentina DF Eduardo Filippini
5 Paraguay DF Julio Cáceres
6 Paraguay MF Iván González
7 Paraguay MF Néstor Camacho
8 Uruguay MF Marcelo Palau
9 Uruguay FW Rodrigo López
10 Paraguay MF Jorge Mendoza
11 Paraguay FW Rodrigo Bogarín
12 Paraguay GK Alfredo Aguilar
13 Paraguay DF Edgar Aranda
No. Position Player
14 Paraguay DF Tomás Bartomeus
15 Argentina MF Darío Ocampo
16 Paraguay MF Alex Cáceres
17 Paraguay DF Luis de la Cruz
18 Paraguay DF Luis Cabral
19 Paraguay FW Cláudio Correa
20 Paraguay MF Juan Aguilar
21 Paraguay MF Jorge Morel
22 Paraguay FW Nildo Viera
23 Paraguay MF Eric Cristaldo
24 Paraguay DF Juan Patiño
25 Paraguay GK Alejandro Bogado

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
Paraguay GK Antonio Franco
Paraguay DF Armando Ruiz Díaz
Paraguay DF Nicolas Riquelme
Paraguay DF Reinaldo Silva
Paraguay MF Alberto Contrera
Paraguay MF Julián Benítez
Paraguay MF Richard Lugo (on loan from Grosseto)
Paraguay MF Marcelo González
No. Position Player
Paraguay MF Ramón Martínez
Paraguay MF Christian Palacios
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

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    Non-CONMEBOL players

    Average attendance

    Year Average
    2009 Clausura1.228
    2010 Apertura2.038
    2010 Clausura1.247
    2011 Apertura1.240
    2011 Clausura1.838
    2012 Apertura2.046
    2012 Clausura1.487
    2013 Apertura1.043
    2013 Clausura1.146
    2014 Apertura1.078
    2014 Clausura794
    2015 Apertura1.184

    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


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