Esporte Clube Juventude
, also known as
, is a Brazilian football
team in Caxias do Sul
, Rio Grande do Sul
Juventude's greatest rival is Caxias
was founded on June 29, 1913, by 35 youngsters from Caxias do Sul, descendants
of Italian immigrants,
being one of the first football clubs in that community.
Antônio Chiaradia Neto was chosen as the club's first
July 20, 1913, Juventude
played its first match, against Serrano, from the city of Carlos Barbosa, Rio Grande do Sul.
The match ended 4-0 in
favour of Juventude.
On March 8
Juventude lost its first match ever. Fußball, from the nearby town
of Montenegro, beat Juventude 4-1, ending a 23-match invincibility
On October 10
Juventude joined the FA from Rio
Grande do Sul
1920, the club became
professional after signing some Uruguayan players.
On December 11
, the first match against Caxias
played, which ended 1-0 to Juventude. The goal was scored by Da
Silva. This match is known as the Ca-Ju
On May 25
Juventude signed a partnership with Parmalat
, bringing more investment to the
On December 4
Juventude won the second division of Campeonato
, which was the first national title won by the club,
gaining promotion to the first division
On June 7
Juventude won the Campeonato
without losing a single match.
On June 27
Juventude won its most important national title, the Copa do Brasil
, gaining the right to contest
in the following year.
, Juventude played
the Copa Libertadores for the first time, but the club was
eliminated in the first stage.
Juventude's stadium is Estádio Alfredo Jaconi, inaugurated in 1975,
with a maximum capacity of 30,519 people.
2000 Copa Libertadores
The club's official anthem lyrics were composed by Ernani Falcão,
and the music by Rodolfo Storchi.
There is another anthem, which is an unofficial one, and was
composed (both the lyrics and the music) by Paulo Gazola, and is
called Hino da Volta do Ju, meaning Anthem of Ju's