Coritiba Foot Ball Club

Brazilian football club from Curitiba
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Coritiba Foot Ball Club is a football club which plays Curitiba in Paraná state, Brazil. It was founded in 1909 and currently plays in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

Full nameCoritiba Foot Ball Club
GroundCouto Pereira, Curitiba, Brazil
ChairmanBrazilRogério Portugal Bacellar
ManagerBrazilPaulo César Carpegiani
LeagueSérie A
2012Série A, 13th

Coritiba was founded on October 12, 1909.


The team had many state, national and international titles. The highest moment in Coritiba history was in 1985, when it was champion of Brasileirão.

Other sportsEdit

Although best known for football, Coritiba is first team in South Brazil which supports American Football. Coritiba and Barigui Crocodiles founded Coritiba Crocodiles. Coritiba Crocodiles is a four-time state champion and two-time champion of the south conference.


Couto Pereira Stadium is Coritiba's home stadium.

  • Name: Estádio Major Antônio Couto Pereira
  • Capacity: 37,182 (biggest in Paraná State)
  • Address: Rua Ubaldino do Amaral, 37
  • Record attendance: (General) – 70,000 (Pope John Paul II, 1980) [11], (Game) – The stadium's attendance record in a football match is 65,943, set on May 15, 1983 when Atlético-PR(Coritiba's main rival) beat Flamengo 2–0.
  • Field dimensions: 109 by 72 metres (358 by 236 ft)
  • Year opened: 1932

The stadium was founded as Belfort Duarte. Couto Pereira was the president of the club. He was responsible for the stadium being built. When he died in 1977, the stadium name was changed to Couto Pereira.


Coritiba's biggest rivals are Atlético Paranaense and Paraná Clube. They are from the same city. The games between Coritiba and Atlético-PR are called "Atlé-Tiba". The games between Coritiba and Paraná is called "Para-Tiba".




The team colors are green and white. These are the colors of the flag of Paraná state.

Founded on October 12, 1909, Coritiba was the oldest "green and white" team in Brazilian soccer, and one of the oldest of world.


The club's logo is a green globe with the initials CFC in white on the center, along with twelve white stylized pine seeds.

Coritiba's first logo was very simple: a white background inside a green circle, with the initials CFC in green.

The team kitEdit

Coritiba's first kit was used from 1909 to 1916, and was composed of green and white vertical stripes.

Coritiba's second kit, used from 1916 to 1976 was an all-white one.

The current home kit is composed of a white shirt, with two green parallel horizontal stripes and black shorts and white socks. The away kit is composed of a green and white vertical stripes shirt, black shorts and green socks. These kits were adopted in 1976.


The official club anthem lyrics were written by Cláudio Ribeiro. The music was composed by Homero Rébuli. There is also an unofficial anthem, called "Coritiba Eterno Campeão" ("Coritiba Eternal Champion"), which was composed (both the lyrics and the music) by Francis Night. A third anthem, with lyrics by Vinicius Coelho and music by Sebastião Lima, also calls the team the "eternal champion".


The club's mascot is an old man nicknamed Vovô Coxa (Grandpa Coxa). It represents the club's tradition of being the oldest football club of Curitiba.

Club recordsEdit

  • First match: Coritibano-Tiro Pontagrossense 0–1 (October 23, 1909)
  • First official match: Coritiba-Ponta Grossa 5–3 (June 12, 1910)
  • First goal scorer: Fritz Essenfelter
  • Biggest win (National Competitions): Coritiba-Ferroviário 7–1 (Couto Pereira, April 16, 1980), Coritiba-Desportiva-ES 7–1 (Couto Pereira, May 4, 1980) & Coritiba-Palmeiras 6–0 (Couto Pereira, May 5, 2011)
  • Heaviest defeat (national competitions): Grêmio-Coritiba 5–0 (Olímpico, February 29, 1984) & Palmeiras-Coritiba 5–0 (Parque Antártica, August 17, 1996)
  • Most appearances (any competition): Jairo – 440 (1971–77), (1984–87)
  • Record goal scorer: Duílio Dias – 202 (1954–64)


Current squadEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of January, 2015.

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   Brazil Luccas Claro
4 DF   Brazil Welinton (on loan from Flamengo)
9 FW   Brazil Keirrison
12 GK   Brazil Vaná
13 DF   Brazil Ivan
14 DF   Brazil Bonfim
18 FW   Brazil Douglas
28 MF   Brazil Zé Rafael
29 FW   Brazil Rafhael Lucas
30 DF   Brazil Carlinhos
32 GK   Brazil William Menezes
36 DF   Brazil Paulo Otávio
37 MF   Brazil Dudú
38 GK   Brazil Samuel
40 DF   Brazil Norberto
No. Pos. Nation Player
44 DF   Brazil Leandro Almeida
85 MF   Brazil Hélder (on loan from Bahia)
88 MF   Brazil Rosinei (on loan from Atlético-MG)
DF   Brazil Eberson
MF   Brazil Alan Santos
MF   Brazil João Paulo
MF   Paraguay Luis Cáceres
MF   Brazil Pedro Ken
MF   Brazil Rodolfo (on loan from Flamengo)
FW   Brazil Giva
FW   Brazil Mazinho (on loan from Palmeiras)
FW   Brazil Negueba (on loan from Flamengo)
FW   Brazil Paulo Victor
FW   Brazil Wellington Paulista (on loan from Internacional)

First-team staffEdit

Position Name Nationality
Coach Marquinhos Santos   Brazilian


Current technical staffEdit

Name Position
  Marquinhos Santos Head coach
  Tcheco Assistant Coach
  Marcelo Serrano Assistant Coach
  Alexandre Lopes Fitness Trainer
  Glydiston Ananias Fitness Trainer
  Carlos Pracidelli Goalkeeper Coach

League titleEdit

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