Club Guaraní

Paraguay Paraguayan Football Association Defender (association football)
Full nameClub Guaraní
El Aborigen
El Cacique
Founded12 October 1903
GroundEstadio Rogelio Livieres
ChairmanJuan Alberto Acosta
ManagerGustavo Costas
LeaguePrimera División
2019 Clausura4th

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

As of 9 March 2020

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Uruguay URU Jorge Bava
2 DF Paraguay PAR Alexis Villalva
3 DF Colombia COL Jhohan Romaña
4 DF Paraguay PAR Miguel Benítez
5 DF Paraguay PAR Iván Ramírez
6 DF Argentina ARG Rolando García Guerreño
7 MF Paraguay PAR José Florentin
8 MF Paraguay PAR Jorge Morel
9 MF Paraguay PAR Fernando Fernández
10 MF Argentina ARG Bautista Merlini
11 MF Paraguay PAR Édgar Benítez
12 GK Paraguay PAR Aldo Pérez
13 DF Argentina ARG Guillermo Benítez
14 MF Uruguay URU Rodrigo Fernández
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 DF Paraguay PAR Víctor Dávalos
16 MF Paraguay PAR Ángel Benítez
17 FW Paraguay PAR Rodney Redes (on loan from Austin FC)
18 DF Argentina ARG Hernán Lopes
19 FW Paraguay PAR Alejandro Samudio
20 DF Paraguay PAR Roberto Fernández
21 FW Argentina ARG Nicolás Maná
22 FW Paraguay PAR Steven Pérez
23 GK Argentina ARG Gaspar Servio
24 DF Paraguay PAR Javier Báez (captain)
25 FW Paraguay PAR Raúl Bobadilla
28 MF Argentina ARG Fernando Barrientos
37 DF Paraguay PAR Walter Clar
MF Paraguay PAR Matias Segovia
MF Paraguay PAR Cecilio Domínguez (on loan from Austin FC)

Notable players

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Average attendance

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

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
Daniel Garnero 2016 Argentina


  1. ^ Al añejo Cacique (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Colombia - C. Caicedo - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Yuki Tamura". Retrieved 23 September 2018.