is a football (soccer) club from Brazil.
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Esporte Clube Juventude, also known as Juventude, is a Brazilian football (soccer) team in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul.
Juventude's greatest rival is Sociedade Esportiva e Recreativa Caxias do Sul.
Juventude was founded on June 29, 1913, by 35 youngsters from Caxias do Sul, descendants of Italy 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 match, against Serrano, from the city of Carlos Barbosa, Rio Grande do Sul. The match ended 4-0 in favour of Juventude.
On March 8, 1915, Juventude lost its first match ever. Fußball, from the nearby town of Montenegro, beat Juventude 4-1, ending a 23-match invincibility streak.
On October 10, 1919, Juventude joined the FA from Rio Grande do Sul.
In 1920 in Brazilian football, the club became professional after signing some Uruguayan players.
On December 11, 1975, the first match against Sociedade Esportiva e Recreativa Caxias do Sul 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 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, which was the first national title won by the club, gaining promotion to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.
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 de América in the following year.
In 2000 in Brazilian football, Juventude played the Copa Libertadores for the first time, but the club was eliminated in the first stage.
Juventude's stadium is Estádio Alfredo Jaconi, inaugurated in 1975, with a maximum capacity of 23,519 people.
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série B: 1
- Copa do Brasil: 1
- Campeonato Gaúcho (State Championship): 1
- Copa FGF: 1
2000 Copa Libertadores
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
- Head Coach : Edemar Antônio Picoli
- Coach (sport) : Michel Huff
- Coach (sport) : Humberto Flores
- Physical Fitness : Rodrigo Squinali
- Physician : Iran Cercato
- Physical therapy : Ricardo Finger
- Massage : Édson de Camargo (Massa), Pato