THE 2019 Brazilian Série A season has just got underway and one of the dark horses for the title is the club known as Athletico-PR, the team from Curitiba in the state of Paraná. Athletico-PR was founded in 1924 through a merger of two existing clubs. Curitiba is a city of two million people and has a subtropical highland climate. The city is notable for having the highest rate of literacy among Brazilian state capitals. Athletico-PR won the Copa Sunsamericana in 2018, CONMEBOL’s equivalent of the Europa League. They’ve only ever won the Brazilian league once, in 2001, but they’re an ambitious club and have their eye on domestic and Libertadores Cup success this season. Last season they finished seventh but with regards to…