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Full nameGuarani Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Bugre (Indigenous)
FoundedApril 2, 1911; 111 years ago (1911-04-02)
GroundBrinco de Ouro da Princesa
PresidentRicardo Moisés
Head coachMozart[2]
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Paulista Série A1
Série B, 10th of 20
Paulistão, 7th of 16
WebsiteClub website
Carlos Gomes
Carlos Gomes

Guarani Futebol Clube, colloquially called Guarani, is a Brazilian association football club in Campinas, São Paulo. Guarani is the only club from Brazil's countryside to have won the top tier of the Brazilian Championship. The team currently play in the Série B, the second tier of Brazilian football, as well as in the Campeonato Paulista Série A1, the top tier of the São Paulo state football league.

It is also known as Bugre, a popular term for an Indigenous Brazilian, and its supporters are known as bugrinos.


Guarani Football Club was founded on April 1, 1911, in the city of Campinas, São Paulo, as Guarany Foot-Ball Club, by the initiative of 12 students from the Gymnasio do Estado (now Culto à Ciência).[3] The students, including Pompeo de Vito, Hernani Felippo Matallo and Vicente Matallo, usually played football at Praça Carlos Gomes.[3] Vicente Matallo became Guarani's first president.[3] Guarani was named after maestro Antônio Carlos Gomes' opera "Il Guarany". Antônio Carlos Gomes was born in Campinas, Brazil, and is one of the most distinguished nineteenth century classical composers.[4] Guarani was officially founded on April 1, 1911, but to avoid April Fools' Day jokes by supporters of rival teams, the directors of Guarani changed the official foundation date to April 2, 1911.[4]

In 1949, Guarani won Campeonato Paulista Second tier, earning the right to play in the top tier the following season.[4]

As of 2019, Guarani is the only Brazilian countryside team to have won the national championship (not counting Santos; although Santos is not a state capital, it is located on the coast). The club won Campeonato Brasileiro in 1978, after defeating Palmeiras.[5]

In 1979, the club was a semi-finalist in the Copa Libertadores, but was eliminated by the eventual season champions Club Olimpia. This run remains Guarani's best performance in international competitions to date.

In 2016, Guarani qualified for the playoff semifinals of 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, thus ensuring its return to Serie B after a four-year absence.



Winner (1): 1978
Runners-up (2): 1986, 1987
Winner (1): 1981
Runners-up (2): 1991, 2009
Runner-up (2): 2008, 2016


Runners-up (2): 1988, 2012
Winner (4): 1932, 1944, 1949, 2018
Runner-up (1): 2011

Youth team

Winner (1): 1994

Titles timeline

Youth team titles


Main article: Estádio Brinco de Ouro

Overview of the Brinco de Ouro stadium.
Overview of the Brinco de Ouro stadium.
Brinco de Ouro stadium, during a night game.
Brinco de Ouro stadium, during a night game.

Guarani's stadium is Estádio Brinco de Ouro da Princesa, built on May 31, 1953,[6] with a maximum capacity of 30,988 people.[7]


Guarani's biggest rival is Ponte Preta, who also hail from Campinas. The games between Guarani and Ponte Preta are known as Derby Campineiro.[8]

Performances in the Série A

Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position
1971 - 1981 - 1991 - 2001 19th 2011 -
1972 - 1982 3rd 1992 9th 2002 16th 2012 -
1973 15th 1983 16th 1993 6th 2003 13th 2013 -
1974 12th 1984 - 1994 3rd 2004 22nd 2014 -
1975 12th 1985 15th 1995 19th 2005 - 2015 -
1976 10th 1986 2nd 1996 6th 2006 -
1977 28th 1987 2nd 1997 21st 2007 -
1978 1st 1988 14th 1998 19th 2008 -
1979 16th 1989 20th 1999 8th 2009 -
1980 16th 1990 - 2000 17th 2010 18th

Current squad

As of 15 August 2022[9]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF Brazil BRA Mateus Ludke
5 MF Argentina ARG Alexis Alvariño (on loan from Boca Juniors)
7 FW Brazil BRA Júlio César
8 MF Brazil BRA Eduardo Person
10 MF Brazil BRA Giovanni Augusto
11 FW Brazil BRA Nicolas Careca (on loan from CRB)
12 GK Brazil BRA Arthur Gazze
13 DF Brazil BRA Diogo Mateus (on loan from Ferroviária)
14 DF Brazil BRA Ernando
17 FW Brazil BRA Bruno José (on loan from Cruzeiro)
18 MF Colombia COL Richard Ríos
19 DF Brazil BRA Lucas Ramon (on loan from Red Bull Bragantino)
20 MF Brazil BRA Marcinho
21 MF Brazil BRA Isaque (on loan from Grêmio)
22 DF Brazil BRA Ronaldo Alves
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 MF Brazil BRA Índio
28 DF Brazil BRA João Victor (on loan from Vitória)
30 GK Brazil BRA Maurício Kozlinski
31 MF Brazil BRA Leandro Vilela
32 MF Brazil BRA Rodrigo Andrade (on loan from Vitória)
34 DF Brazil BRA Derlan
36 DF Brazil BRA Eliel
42 DF Brazil BRA Titi
71 FW Brazil BRA Maxwell (on loan from Kalmar)
77 FW Brazil BRA Lucas Venuto
83 DF Brazil BRA Jamerson Bahia
96 MF Brazil BRA Silas
97 FW Brazil BRA Yago (on loan from Athletico Paranaense)
98 MF Brazil BRA Madison
99 FW Bolivia BOL Bruno Miranda (on loan from Club Bolívar)

First-team staff

Position Name Nationality
Coach Mozart  Brazilian

Guarani players in the World Cup

The following footballers, who have played for Guarani at some point during their careers, represented Brazil in the FIFA World Cup:


As of 26 August 2022[10]


Player Goals
Brazil Zuza 221
Brazil Nenê 137
Brazil Careca 118
Brazil Augusto 104
Brazil Zequinha 95
Brazil Roberto Caco 93
Brazil Fumagalli 89
Brazil Jorge Mendonça 88
Peru Villalobos 87
10º Brazil Fifi 84



  1. ^ "Confederação Brasileira de Futebol" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 10, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
  2. ^ ""O trabalho precisa falar por si só"; em chegada ao Guarani, Mozart esbanja confiança para reverter situação na Série B".
  3. ^ a b c "História" (in Portuguese). Plantão do Bugre. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  4. ^ a b c Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 182–183. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
  5. ^ "IV Copa Brasil - 1978 [Brazilian Championship]". RSSSF. June 8, 2000. Archived from the original on December 26, 2007. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  6. ^ "Brinco de Ouro" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  7. ^ "Football Stadiums of South America". Fussballtempel. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  8. ^ "Derby Campineiro" (in Portuguese). Clássicos do Futebol Brasileiro. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  9. ^ "Elenco - Guarani Futebol Clube".
  10. ^ "Presidentes - Guarani Futebol Clube".