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Full name Coritiba Foot Ball Club
Nickname(s) Coxa
Founded 1909
Ground Couto Pereira, Curitiba, Brazil
Ground Capacity 40,310
Chairman BrazilRogério Portugal Bacellar
Manager BrazilPaulo César Carpegiani
League Série A
2012 Série A, 13th

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.

Coritiba was founded in 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 sports

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 in 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 kit

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 records

  • 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)


  • 10's: Frederico "Fritz" Essenfelder – Maxambomba
  • 20's: Ninho – Pizzatto – Staco
  • 30's: Pizzattinho – Emílio – Rei
  • 40's: Neno – Merlin – Tonico – Breyer
  • 50's: Miltinho – Duílio – Fedato – Lanzoninho
  • 60's: Krüger – Nico – Bequinha – Oberdan – Cláudio – Nilo – Dirceu – Paulo Vecchio
  • 70's: Jairo – Tião Abatiá – Hidalgo – Aladim – Pedro Rocha – Zé Roberto – Paquito – Hermes – Pescuma – Dreyer – Duílio
  • 80's: Rafael – Dida – Tostão – Lela – André – Índio – Toby – Heraldo – Almir – Marildo – Chicão – Ademir Alcântara- Milton- Vavá
  • 90's: Alex – Pachequinho – Ronaldo Lobisomem – Reginaldo Nascimento – CléberBasílio – Auri – Paulo Sérgio – Brandão – Claudiomiro
  • 00's: Keirrison – Tcheco – Rafinha – Adriano – Emerson- Edson Bastos – Leandro Donizete – Rafinha

Current squad

First-team squad

As of January, 2015.

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

First-team staff

Position Name Nationality
Coach Marquinhos Santos  Brazilian


Current technical staff

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

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