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Clube Atlético Paranaense is a Brazilian football team from Curitibamarker in Paranámarker, founded on March 26, 1924. The club won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 2001.

History

Atlético Paranaense was born as the result of a merge between the two Curitibamarker traditional teams, Internacional-PR and América-PR. The merge was announced on March 21, 1924 and formalized five days later, on March 26, when the club changed its name and its colors, and also the new board of directors assumed the administration of the club. The chosen club's field was Internacional old field, called Água Verde.

The club's first match was played on April 6, and the first competition match was played on April 20, when Atlético beat archi-rival Coritiba 2-0. The constant participation in several championships, and the presence of a good team culminated in the club's first state championship title, still in 1925, consolidating the club as one of the main clubs of its state. In 1934, Atlético Paranaense acquired the groundplot where Arena da Baixadamarker is located.

In 1949, the club won its ninth Paranaense State Championship, which gave them the nickname of Furacão (meaning hurricane, in English) which was attributed to the club and its great campaign in the competition. Since then, Furacão became the club's nickname.

In 1995 after Coritiba beat Atlético 5-1, a new board of directorstook over the control of the club, and started a strategical project called "Atlético Total".

Atlético was the first Paranaense club to participate of Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, nowadays replaced by Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. In 2001, Atlético Paranaense won its first Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, after defeating São Caetano, and in 2004 was runner-up, with the striker Washington scoring a historical record of 34 goals in a single edition of Campenato Brasileiro.

So far, Atlético has participated in three editions of the Copa Libertadores, in 2000, 2002 and 2005. In the 2000 edition the club was eliminated in the second round and in 2005 Atlético was the runner-up of the competition after being defeated by São Paulo.

A survey made in 2005 by Paraná Pesquisas Institute shown that Atlético Paranaense has the biggest amount of supporters in Curitiba.In 2006 Atlético Paranaense had a good performance in Copa Sul-americana, reaching the semifinals, after defeating excellent teams like Paraná Clube, River Plate and Nacional-URU.In 2007, the team partnered with the USA club FC Dallas.

Honors

International Competitions

*Runner-up (1): 2005


National competitions

*Winners (1): 2001
*Runners-up (1): 2004
*Winners (1): 1995


*Winners (22): 1925, 1929, 1930, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009


Youth competitions

*Winners (2): 2004, 2005
*Winners (2): 1991, 1992


History in competitions

Brazilian League]]
Year 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Pos. * * 28º 28º 29º 44º 62º 11º
Year 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Pos. * * 32º 11º * 18º 20º 19º 18º
Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Pos. * 17º 15º 24º * * 12º 16º
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Pos. 13º 14º 12º 13º 12º 13º



Copa Libertadores
Year 2000 2002 2005
Pos. 1ª stage


Copa Sul-americana
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009
Pos. 19º 12º

(*): Not participated

Stadium

Home stadium is the Estádio Joaquim Américo, traditionally known as Arena da Baixada but more recently renamed Kyocera Arena, capacity 25,272. The contract with Kyocera that gave the Stadium the naming rights expired in 2008 and it was not renewed and no new partnership was announced. The stadium went back to his original name Arena da Baixada.

Team colors

The team plays in black with red vertical stripes, black shorts and black socks.

Current squad

As of July 18, 2009, according to Furacao.com.

Transfers 2008

List of Brazilian football transfers 2008

Squad for Copa Sudamericana 2009

References

External links




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