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Guaratinguetá Futebol

File:Guaratinguetá Futebol Logo.png
Full name Guaratinguetá Futebol Ltda.
Nickname(s) Garça
O Orgulho do Vale
Founded October 1, 1998; 22 years ago (1998-10-01)
Stadium Ninho da Garça, Guaratinguetá, São Paulo state
Ground Capacity 15,769
Head coach João Telê
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
2014 2013 Série B, 17th (relegated)
Website Club home page
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Estádio Municipal Décio Vitta

Guaratinguetá Futebol Ltda., usually known simply as Guaratinguetá, is a Brazilian football club from Guaratinguetá, São Paulo state.


On October 1, 1998,[1] the club was founded as Guaratinguetá Esporte Clube by a group including Doctor Mário Augusto Rodrigues Nunes (nicknamed Marinho).[2]

On November 4, 1999, the Consórcio de Guaratinguetá (Guaratinguetá Consortium) was created, to co-manage the club with C.S.R Futebol e Marketing, owned by the entrepreneur Carlos Arini and by the football players César Sampaio and Rivaldo.[2]

On November 26, 1999, the club joined the São Paulo Football Federation, competing in the Campeonato Paulista Série B2 in the following year.[2]

In 2002, the Consórcio de Guaratinguetá ended, and the club was owned by the entrepreneurs Odário Mardegan Durães and Elmiro Aparecido de Faria.[2]

Since 2004, the club has been owned by the entrepreneur Sony Alberto Douer. In 2005, he and the entrepreneur Carlos Arini founded Sony Sports, a company created to manage the club. Some time later, the entrepreneurs Clementino Bolan and Gustavo Gazzolla joined Sony Sports. The club then received its current name, Guaratinguetá Futebol, after it became a limited company.[2]

In 2006, Guaratinguetá was eliminated in the Campeonato Paulista Série A2 semifinal stage, but was second in its group, and was therefore promoted to the following year's Campeonato Paulista Série A1.[3]

In 2007, the club competed in the Campeonato Paulista Série A1 for the first time. Guaratinguetá was defeated by São Caetano 2-0 at the Anacleto Campanella stadium in its debut in the competition.[4]

On October 15, 2010, the club announced its move from Guaratinguetá to Americana,[5] and their change of name to Americana Futebol.

On November 28, 2011, after more than a year in Americana, the club's administrator, Sony Sports, announced the team's return to Guaratinguetá to compete in the 2012 Campeonato Paulista and other competitions, as Americana city and its main stadium, Estádio Décio Vitta was not able to support the club and the city's club, Rio Branco, and also because most of the supports of the club live in Guaratinguetá.[6]

Club colors

The club colors are red and white. The home kit is all red and the away kit is all white.[7]


Guaratinguetá's home stadium is Estádio Municipal Professor Dario Rodrigues Leite,[8] nicknamed Ninho da Garça, meaning Heron's Nest,[7] with a maximum capacity of 15,769 people.[9]

The club also trains at a training ground named Centro de Treinamento Dario Rodrigues Leite.[10]


Americana's anthem authors are Cláudio Braga and Marcelo Betti.[11]


The club's mascot is an eagle. The animal is also depicted in the club's logo.[12]

Current squad

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

No. Position Player
23x15px GK Cleiton
23x15px GK Felipe Alves
23x15px GK Gisiel
23x15px GK Sidney
23x15px DF André Castro
23x15px DF Didi
23x15px DF João Paulo
23x15px DF Rodrigo Sabiá (on loan from Grêmio)
23x15px DF Velicka
23x15px MF Guilherme Camacho
23x15px MF Carlos Magno
23x15px MF Danilo
23x15px MF Dewide
23x15px MF Eduardo
No. Position Player
23x15px MF Francis
23x15px MF Gomes (on loan from Corinthians)
23x15px MF Marquinhos
23x15px MF Matheus
23x15px MF Nenê
23x15px MF Tiaguinho
23x15px MF Ytalo
23x15px FW Boituva
23x15px FW Bruno Paulo
23x15px FW Leandro Love
23x15px FW Léo Mineiro
23x15px FW Nádson
23x15px FW Rafinha
23x15px FW Tchê Tchê



  1. ^ Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  2. ^ a b c d e Invalid language code. Club history at Guaratinguetá Futebol's official website
  3. ^ 2006 Campeonato Paulista Série A2 at RSSSF
  4. ^ Invalid language code. São Caetano vence o Guaratinguetá por 2 a 0 - (January 17, 2007)
  5. ^ Invalid language code. Guaratinguetá oficializa mudança para cidade de Americana - (October 15, 2010)
  6. ^ "É Oficial! Americana volta para Guaratinguetá" (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Invalid language code. Profile at Guaratinguetá's official website
  8. ^ Invalid language code. Guaratinguetá Futebol at Times Brasileiros
  9. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  10. ^ Especial Placar - 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.
  11. ^ Invalid language code. Club's anthem at Guaratinguetá's official website
  12. ^ Invalid language code. Time de Guaratinguetá anuncia mudança para Americana