Founded In
Asunción, Paraguay

About Guaraní

Club Guaraní was founded in the Dos Bocas neighbourhood of Asunción back in 1903. Originally established under the name 'Football Club Guarani', they are the second oldest football team in Paraguay and one of the country's most popular sides. The team's name is a reference to the Guaraní people, a group of people indigenous to South America. They have earned substantial domestic success and are also one of only three teams to have never been relegated from the Primera División, along with Cerro Porteño and Olimpia. 

Their main rivals are Olimpia, with whom they contest El Clásico más Añejo, or 'the oldest derby'. This is a reference to the two sides being the two oldest in the country and the rivalry therefore being the longest-standing rivalry in Paraguayan football. The two clubs have often competed for the major silverware on offer.

During the country's amateur era, Guaraní enjoyed some significant success, winning back-to-back titles in 1906 and 1907, as well as a further two league titles in 1921 and 1923. After the league was professionalised, this success initially subsided, before a fifth title was earned in the 1949 season.

The team enjoyed its most successful period in the 1960s and the period is regarded by supporters as their 'golden decade'. During this time, Guaraní were able to build a hugely talented team, who went on to win Primera División titles in 1964, 1967 and 1969, taking their overall number of league wins to eight. A ninth success came in 1984. Then, in May 2010, the team won the 2010 Apertura in order to claim their tenth Primera División title and their first title for 26 years.

Club Guaraní's home matches are played at the Estadio Rogelio Livieres in Asunción. The venue is currently able to hold a maximum of 8,000 fans for football matches.

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