Full nameGuarani Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Bugre (Indigenous)
FoundedApril 2, 1911; 110 years ago (1911-04-02)
GroundEstádio Brinco de Ouro
PresidentRicardo Moisés
Head coachDaniel Paulista
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Paulista
Série B, 6th of 20
Paulista, 8th of 16
WebsiteClub website
Carlos Gomes
Carlos Gomes

Guarani Futebol Clube, commonly referred to as simply Guarani, is a Brazilian association football club in Campinas, São Paulo. Guarani is the only club from Brazil's countryside to have won the first division 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).[2] The students, including Pompeo de Vito, Hernani Felippo Matallo and Vicente Matallo, usually played football at Praça Carlos Gomes.[2] Vicente Matallo became Guarani's first president.[2] 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.[3] 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.[3]

In 1949, Guarani won Campeonato Paulista Second Division, gaining the right to play in the first division the following year.[3]

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.[4]

In 1979, the club was a semi-finalist in the Copa Libertadores, but was eliminated by eventual 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,[5] with a maximum capacity of 30,988 people.[6]


Guarani's biggest rival is Ponte Preta, who also hail from Campinas. The games between Guarani and Ponte Preta are known as Derby Campineiro.[7]

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 8 October 2021[8]

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 Rafael Martins (on loan from Brasil de Pelotas)
2 DF Brazil BRA Mateus Ludke
3 DF Brazil BRA Thales
4 DF Brazil BRA Ian
5 MF Brazil BRA Pedro Acorsi
6 DF Brazil BRA Bruno Silva (captain)
7 FW Brazil BRA Matheus Souza
8 MF Brazil BRA Tony (on loan from Ferroviária)
9 FW Brazil BRA Rafael Costa
10 MF Brazil BRA Andrigo
11 FW Brazil BRA Bruno Sávio
13 DF Brazil BRA Diogo Mateus (on loan from Ferroviária)
18 MF Brazil BRA Eduardo Person (on loan from Joinville)
19 MF Brazil BRA Caio Henrique
20 DF Brazil BRA Matheus Bidu
22 DF Brazil BRA Ronaldo Alves (on loan from Náutico)
23 MF Brazil BRA Índio
No. Pos. Nation Player
25 GK Brazil BRA Lucas Cardoso
27 GK Brazil BRA Gabriel Mesquita
29 FW Brazil BRA Allan Victor (on loan from Santos)
31 MF Brazil BRA Rodrigo Andrade (on loan from Vitória)
33 DF Brazil BRA Samuel Santos (on loan from Juventude)
35 FW Brazil BRA Renan
36 DF Brazil BRA Eliel
42 DF Brazil BRA Titi
50 DF Brazil BRA Carlão
67 DF Brazil BRA Luiz Gustavo
71 FW Brazil BRA Maxwell (on loan from Kalmar)
78 MF Brazil BRA Régis
93 FW Brazil BRA Júnior Todinho
94 FW Brazil BRA Júlio César (on loan from Portimonense)
99 FW Brazil BRA Lucão
FW Brazil BRA Filipe Chrysman (on loan from Flamengo)
DF Brazil BRA Derlan

First-team staff

Position Name Nationality
Coach Daniel Paulista  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:



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



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