Atlético Paranaense celebrate centenary with a special shirt by Aaron› 18 Sep 2012
100 years ago, a rented farm in
Water Green, Brazil became the first home of a football team that would become Clube Atlético Paranaense. The home of CAP ever since, the stadium has seen plenty of football action over the past 100 years, and now the club are celebrating the centenary with a special football shirt inspired by their original kits, full of historical and cultural references to the people who have made the club part of footballing folklore in Brazil.
In the cream and black stripes first worn 100 years ago, the shirt has been tailored by Umbro with a special embroidery below the club crest. Within the stripes of the shirt, a series of symbols have been woven into the design, representing the people of the Parana area and their history. Japanese, Ukrainian and Portugal symbols are all used, underlining the diverse heritage of the people in this area.
Atlético Paranaense are known as The Hurricane to their fans, a nod to the whirlwind of different cultures that make up the club and the impact they had on Brazilian football. With this special commemorative shirt, on sale in Brazil now, we hope we've marked the centenary of The Hurricane with a fitting design.