Operário Ferroviário Esporte Clube

Operário Ferroviário Esporte Clube, commonly known as Operário, is a Brazilian football team from the city of Ponta Grossa, Paraná.[1] They competed in Série A once. Since 2019, Operario are competing in Série B (second national division in Brazil).

Operário Ferroviário
Full nameOperário Ferroviário Esporte Clube
Nickname(s)Fantasma da Vila (Ghost of the Village)
FoundedMay 1, 1912 (1912-05-01)
GroundEstádio Germano Krüger
PresidentDavid Haroldo Nascimento
Head coachGerson Gusmão
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Paranaense
Série B, 10th
Paranaense, 5th
WebsiteClub website


The team was founded on May 1, 1912, thus being the second oldest club in the state of Paraná.[1] The club won the Southern Zone Campeonato Paranaense Second Level in 1969.[2] Operário competed in the Série A in 1979 and in the Série B in 1980, 1989, 1990, 1991 and 2019.[2]


They play their home games at the Germano Krüger stadium. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 10.632 people.[3]

Notable players


Winners (1): 2018
Winners (1): 2017
Winners (1): 2016
Winners (1): 2015
  • Campeonato Paranaense Second Division
Winners (2): 1969, 2018


  1. Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 211. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
  2. "Operário Ferroviário Esporte Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on May 23, 2007. Retrieved July 7, 2009.
  3. "Germano Krüger passa por reformas" (in Portuguese). Tribuna PR. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
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