Juventude
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Full nameEsporte Clube Juventude
Founded29 June 1913; 109 years ago (1913-06-29)
GroundEstádio Alfredo Jaconi
Capacity19,924
PresidentWalter Dal Zotto J
Head coachEduardo Baptista
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Gaúcho
2021
2021
Série A, 16th of 20
Gauchão, 3rd of 12
WebsiteClub website
Estádio Alfredo Jaconi in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Esporte Clube Juventude, also known as Juventude, is a Brazilian football team in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul. The club currently competes in the top tier of Brazilian football, the Série A, as well as in Campeonato Gaúcho Série A, the first level of the Rio Grande do Sul state football league. Major titles won by the club include the 1999 Copa do Brasil and the 1994 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. Juventude also competes in the top tier state league of Rio Grande do Sul, having won it once, in 1998. Their greatest rival is Caxias, with whom it contests the Caxias do Sul derby, also known as CaJu.

History

Juventude 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 president.

On July 20, 1913, Juventude played its first game, against Serrano, from the city of Carlos Barbosa, Rio Grande do Sul. The game ended 4–0 in favor of Juventude.

On March 8, 1915, Juventude lost its first game ever. Fußball, from the nearby town of Montenegro, beat Juventude 4–1, ending a 23-game invincibility streak.

On October 10, 1919, Juventude joined the Rio Grande do Sul state football association

In 1920, the club became professional after signing some Uruguayan players.

On December 11, 1975, the first match against Caxias was played, which ended 1–0 to Juventude. The goal was scored by Da Silva. This match is known as the Ca-Ju derby.

On May 25, 1993, Juventude signed a partnership with Parmalat, bringing more investment to the club.

On December 4, 1994, Juventude won the second division of Campeonato Brasileiro, which was the first national title won by the club, gaining promotion to the first division.

On June 7, 1998, Juventude won the Campeonato Gaúcho without losing a single match.

On June 27, 1999, Juventude won its most important national title, the Copa do Brasil, gaining the right to contest the Copa Libertadores in the following year.

In 2000, Juventude played the Copa Libertadores for the first time, but the club was eliminated in the first stage.

Finally in 2013 Juventude finished Série D as 2nd and promoted to Série C for 2014 season. They ascended again to the Série B in 2017.[1]

Juventude returned to the top division of Brazilian Football Série A after a 13-year absence by finishing 3rd in the 2020 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In 2021, they finished in 16th in the tournament, ensuring they remain in Série A for the 2022 championship.

Stadium

Main article: Estádio Alfredo Jaconi

Juventude's stadium is Estádio Alfredo Jaconi, inaugurated in 1975, with a maximum capacity of 23,519 people.

Honours

1994
1999
1998
2011, 2012

Anthem

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 Return.

Current squad

As of 13 August 2022[2]

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 Brazil BRA Pegorari
2 DF Brazil BRA Rodrigo Soares
3 DF Brazil BRA Renato Chaves
4 DF Brazil BRA Thalisson (on loan from Mirassol)
5 MF Brazil BRA Jean
6 DF Brazil BRA William Matheus
7 FW Brazil BRA Capixaba
9 FW Brazil BRA Ricardo Bueno
11 FW Paraguay PAR Óscar Ruiz (on loan from Bahia)
12 DF Brazil BRA Rafael Forster
15 MF Brazil BRA Kelvi
16 MF Brazil BRA Jadson
17 MF Brazil BRA Elton (on loan from Bahia)
19 FW Brazil BRA Felipe Pires (on loan from Dnipro-1)
20 DF Brazil BRA Moraes (on loan from Atlético Goianiense)
21 GK Brazil BRA William
22 MF Brazil BRA Bruno Nazário (on loan from Vasco da Gama)
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 MF South Korea KOR Chico Kim
25 MF Brazil BRA Marlon
28 DF Brazil BRA Paulo Miranda (on loan from Grêmio)
31 GK Brazil BRA César
32 MF Brazil BRA Rômulo (on loan from Deportes La Serena)
33 MF Brazil BRA Anderson Leite
34 DF Brazil BRA Vitor Mendes (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
43 GK Brazil BRA Arthur Ribas
44 DF Brazil BRA Ygor Nogueira (on loan from Mazatlán)
50 MF Brazil BRA Yuri (on loan from Fluminense)
58 MF Brazil BRA Edinho (on loan from Fortaleza)
63 FW Brazil BRA Vitor Gabriel (on loan from Flamengo)
77 FW Brazil BRA Guilherme Parede (on loan from Talleres)
80 FW Paraguay PAR Isidro Pitta (on loan from Huesca)
88 MF Brazil BRA Gabriel Tota
96 DF Brazil BRA Paulo Henrique
99 FW Brazil BRA Vitor Leque (on loan from Cruzeiro)

Reserve team

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
26 DF Brazil BRA Nicolas
27 DF Brazil BRA Jeder
No. Pos. Nation Player
44 DF Brazil BRA Lucas Ramires (on loan from Esportivo)

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Brazil BRA Dudu (at Londrina until 30 November 2022)
DF Brazil BRA Kelvin (at Figueirense until 30 November 2022)
DF Brazil BRA Samuel Santos (at Guarani until 30 November 2022)
MF Brazil BRA Bruno Camilo (at URT until 3 April 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Brazil BRA Moisés (at Paraná until 30 November 2022)
MF Brazil BRA Rodrigo Bassani (at Figueirense until 30 November 2022)
FW Brazil BRA Éverton Brito (at Paraná until 30 November 2022)

Technical staff

References

  1. ^ "Juventude segura pressão do Fortaleza e sobe para a Série B do Brasileiro". UOL Esporte (in Portuguese). September 9, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Plantel profissional" [First team squad] (in Brazilian Portuguese). EC Juventude. Retrieved May 13, 2021.