Club Athletico Paranaense
Club Athletico Paranaense (commonly known as Athletico and formerly known as Atlético Paranaense) is a Brazilian football team from the city of Curitiba, capital city of the Brazilian state of Paraná, founded on March 26, 1924. The team won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Brazil's top football division, in 2001, the Copa Sudamericana in 2018 and the Copa do Brasil in 2019.
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|Full name||Club Athletico Paranaense|
|Founded||March 26, 1924|
|Ground||Arena da Baixada|
|President||Mario Celso Petraglia|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série A |
|Série A, 9th of 20|
Paranaense, 1st of 12 (champions)
Athletico Paranaense has participated in the Copa Libertadores, in 2000, 2002, 2005, 2014, 2017 and 2019. In 2005, Athletico Paranaense was the runner-up of the competition being defeated in the finals by São Paulo.
In 2006 and 2018 Club Athletico Paranaense had a good performance in the Copa Sudamericana, reaching the semifinals after defeating high-profile teams like Argentina's River Plate and Uruguay's Nacional. They finally won the competition in 2018 defeating Colombia's Junior in the final.
On 15 February 2015 the club signed Indian winger Romeo Fernandes on loan from Dempo S.C. and through this contract he became the first and only Indian footballer to play in a South American top tier league. Zico, then FC Goa coach played a key role behind this contract.
Team colors and uniform
Originally in 1924 Athletico used to play using a horizontally striped in red and black shirt, along with white shorts and red and black socks. 
In 1989 Athletico's administrators wanted to differentiate the team's uniform from the other red and black teams in Brazil (mainly speaking of Flamengo, Sport Recife and Vitória), so they changed the home shirt to be vertically striped in red and black (the team kept playing with white socks and white shorts). In 1996 Athletico changed the color of the socks and the shorts from white to black. 
In December 2018, Athletico's administrators changed the club's crest to be four alternating red and black diagonal stripes which decreased in size from top to bottom, resembling a hurricane, echoing the club's nickname. The Club also changed their name from 'Clube Atlético Paranaense' to its original name in the Portuguese orthography when it was founded, 'Club Athletico Paranaense', which some[who?] believe to be a move in order to further differentiate themselves from Atlético Mineiro, another prominent Brazilian club. The club also changed the kits: the home kit, which had been a red and black vertically-striped shirt, black shorts and black socks for twenty-two years became a predominantly red shirt, with a black collar, and the four diagonal stripes from the crest enlarged and going across both the front and back of the lower third of the shirt in black. The shorts and socks remain black. The away strip released with this kit was a white shirt with a black collar. In place of the four diagonal stripes were eight thin diagonal lines in the place of the outline of the larger ones seen on the home shirt; these too were black. The shorts and socks were white.
The home stadium is the Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães, built in 1914 and renovated several times is traditionally known as Arena da Baixada. Besides hosting important club games, Arena da Baixada also hosted 4 World Cup games in 2014 and other events like the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League, the UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic and many music concerts. Arena da Baixada is also the only stadium in South America with a retractable roof and was the first to use artificial turf (with FIFA approval). 
- Orlando City SC (MLS) – The technical partnership connects City with a club with a training facility and one of Brazil’s academies.
- All India Football Federation (AIFF) – On 13 November 2014, Paranaense signed a partnership with AIFF, the governing body of Indian football, on a contract lasting till the end of 2015. The idea was presented by Technical director Rob Baan. Its main motive would be to help India for "development of a strong Indian side in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Out on loan
Current technical staff
|Fitness coach||Túlio Flôres|
|Goalkeeping coach||Felipe Faria|
|Goalkeeping coach||Marcelo Grimaldi|
|Under-23 manager||Bruno Lazaroni|
|Under-23 fitness coach||Fabio Eiras|
|Under-23 goalkeeping coach||Douglas Neso|
|President||Mario Celso Petraglia|
|1st Vice-president||Fernando Cesar Corrales|
|2nd Vice-president||Lauri Antônio Pick|
- Winner (1): 2018
- Winner (1): 2019
- Winner (1): 2001
- Winner (1): 2019
- Winner (1): 1999
- Winner (1): 1995
- Winners (2): 1998, 2003
History in competitions
|Pos.||9th||Group stage||Runners Up||Group stage||Round Of 16||Round Of 16|
(*): Not participated
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