|Full name||Esporte Clube Juventude|
|Founded||29 June 1913|
|Ground||Estádio Alfredo Jaconi|
|League|| Campeonato Brasileiro Série B |
|2019|| Série C, 3rd (promoted)|
Esporte Clube Juventude, also known as Juventude, is a Brazilian football team in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul. The club competed several times in the Série A, won the Copa do Brasil and the Série B once and competed once in the Copa Libertadores.
Juventude's greatest rival is Caxias.
Juventude was founded on June 29, 1913, by 35 youngsters from Caxias do Sul, descendants of Italian immigrants, being one of the first football clubs in that community. Antônio Chiaradia Neto was chosen as the club's first president.
On July 20, 1913, Juventude played its first game, against Serrano, from the city of Carlos Barbosa, Rio Grande do Sul. The game ended 4–0 in favor of Juventude.
On March 8, 1915, Juventude lost its first game ever. Fußball, from the nearby town of Montenegro, beat Juventude 4–1, ending a 23-game invincibility streak.
On October 10, 1919, Juventude joined the Rio Grande do Sul state football association
In 1920, the club became professional after signing some Uruguayan players.
On December 11, 1975, the first match against Caxias was played, which ended 1–0 to Juventude. The goal was scored by Da Silva. This match is known as the Ca-Ju derby.
On May 25, 1993, Juventude signed a partnership with Parmalat, bringing more investment to the club.
On December 4, 1994, Juventude won the second division of Campeonato Brasileiro, which was the first national title won by the club, gaining promotion to the first division.
On June 7, 1998, Juventude won the Campeonato Gaúcho without losing a single match.
On June 27, 1999, Juventude won its most important national title, the Copa do Brasil, gaining the right to contest the Copa Libertadores in the following year.
In 2000, Juventude played the Copa Libertadores for the first time, but the club was eliminated in the first stage.
Finally in 2013 Juventude finished Série D as 2nd and promoted to Série C for 2014 season. They will compete in the Série B in 2017.
Juventude's stadium is Estádio Alfredo Jaconi, inaugurated in 1975, with a maximum capacity of 23,519 people.
|Home team||Score||Away team|
|1||Palmeiras (São Paulo)||10||6|
|2||El Nacional (Quito)||10||6|
|3||Juventude (Caxias do Sul)||7||6|
|4||The Strongest (La Paz)||7||6|
The club's official anthem lyrics were composed by Ernani Falcão, and the music by Rodolfo Storchi.
There is another anthem, which is an unofficial one, and was composed (both the lyrics and the music) by Paulo Gazola, and is called Hino da Volta do Ju, meaning Anthem of Ju's Return.
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