Friday, 8 April 2011

2011 - STAMPS OF BRAZIL - 05

The Brazilian Post issued on April 2nd, 2011 a postage stamp to commemorate the centenary of Guarani Football Club. This is yet another club to be celebrated as part of the Series: Football Clubs - The Road to the 2014 World Cup. Guarani Football Club was founded in the city of Campinas, in the state of São Paulo, on April 2, 1911.  As the years went by, Guarani Football Club became the most important professional football club in all Brazil that was not seated in a state capital. Guarani was the first club from the countryside of Brazil to win the National Brazilian Championship in 1978. The club’s nickname is “Bugre” (a popular term for an indigenous Brazilian); and its mascot is an indigenous person.
In the foreground, the stamp shows the logo used to commemorate the centenary of Guarani Football Club, with a design that is based on the Club’s official emblem with the addition of a golden outline, the centenary year and a golden pennant containing the words 100 years. In the background, there is a representation of the moment that Guarani won the Brazilian Professional Football Championship in 1978, which took place in Guarani’s home ground the club’s important victories: the gold star represents the 1978 Brazilian Championship, and the silver star represents the Silver Cup (Second Division Championship) which it won in 1981. Green is used as this is the club’s color.

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