|Full name||Clube Desportivo de Tondela|
|Nickname(s)||CDT (Acronym for Clube Desportivo de Tondela)
Auriverdes (about the colours yellow and green on team jearsey)
|Founded||6 June 1933|
|Ground||Estádio João Cardoso
|Website||Club home page|
Clube Desportivo de Tondela is a Portuguese professional football club currently playing in the Segunda Liga. They are based in the town of Tondela, located in Viseu District, and play in the Estádio João Cardoso. Founded in 1933 the club predominantly played within Portugal's regional leagues.
- 1 History
- 2 Crest and colours
- 3 Stadium
- 4 Supporters
- 5 Players
- 6 Managers
- 7 Honours
- 8 League and cup history
- 9 References
- 10 External links
On 6 June 1933, Clube Desportivo de Tondela was founded through a merger of two clubs in the village of Tondela: the Tondela Football Club, founded in 1925, and the Operário Atlético Clube, founded in 1932.
1999–2005: Lower divisions
After the relegation from Terceira Divisão in 1999, Tondela went on to compete in the Viseu Regional Division.
In the 2003–04 season, Tondela won the AF Viseu Cup, also known as Taça Sócios de Mérito, the club's first piece of silverware since 1986. In the next season, Tondela became champion of the AF Viseu Liga de Honra. They ended the season eight points ahead of runners-up Tarouquense, and ensured the return to Terceira Divisão.
Days later, Tondela retained the AF Viseu Cup title thus sealing the season with the double.
2005–2009: Returning to Third Division
During the 2005–08 seasons, Tondela consolidated its position as an upper mid table club, ending those three seasons always in the seventh place.
In the 2008–09 season, Tondela signed central defender Diego, Paulo Machado's older brother Gomes and charismatic Argentine striker Piojo. On 6 June 2009, Tondela became Third Division champion, after a 4–2 win against Fiães, and thus being promoted to Segunda Divisão.
2009–2012: Joining the Liga de Honra
During the 2010 Summer transfer window, Tondela signed Portuguese under 17 European champion, playmaker Márcio Sousa, veteran goalkeaper Rui Marcos and midfielder Fernando Ferreira. The club finished third in the 2010–11 season with 55 points. Despite failing the objectives, Tondela supporters wanted the continuity of manager Filipe Moreira, but he eventually left to Oriental.
On the following season, former Benfica and Portugal player, Vítor Paneira was appointed as the new Tondela manager. Paneira further increased the efforts to build a solid Tondela team, with such signings as midfielders Magano and Tiago Barros, and Brazilian striker Rafael Batatinha.
Tondela topped the table after a 4–2 win against Espinho on 7 April 2012 and never relinquished their lead. They were crowned champions of Segunda Divisão – Série Centro in Estádio do Bessa after a 1–0 win against Boavista. Their renovated defence, consisted by central defenders Daniel Materazzi, Pica, and the versatile Carlos André, fullbacks Hélder Lopes and Pedrosa, defensive midfielder Fábio Pacheco and former Portuguese under 20 international goalkeaper Nuno Avelino, conceived just 22 goals all season and kept 13 clean sheets.
Consequently, they took part in the promotion play-off against Varzim and Fatima, Serie Norte and Serie Sul champions respectively. On 3 June 2012, after a 1–1 draw against Fatima in Estádio João Cardoso, Tondela achieved their third promotion in eight years, and their first ever promotion to Segunda Liga. They were runners-up in the play-off, finishing five points behind Varzim.
Crest and colours
Clube Desportivo de Tondela adopt the colors green and yellow of the city. Its home strip has been a yellow shirt, with multiple green stripes, black shorts and yellow socks.
The Estádio João Cardoso is a football stadium in Tondela, Portugal, the home of Tondela.
In 2004 began the remodeling and improvement of the stadium. The new João Cardoso Stadium Complex includes two playing fields for football, one pitch (field 1) and one training pitch (field 2) and also features a sports pavilion.
Tondela has an organized group of supporters (claque, in Portugal) named Febre Amarela (Yellow Fever) founded in 2009.
As of 22 January, 2015. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
Current coaching staff
|Head Coach||Álvaro Magalhães|
|Assistant Coach||Carlos Chaínho|
|Assistant Coach||João Martins|
|Goalkeaper Coach||Paulo Cadete|
|Bento, JoãoJoão Bento||Portugal||2005||2006||36||15||10||11||41.67||56||39|
|Pereira, António JesusAntónio Jesus Pereira||Portugal||2008||2010||70||34||16||20||48.57||124||77||2008–09 Terceira Divisão – Série C|
|Moreira, FilipeFilipe Moreira||Portugal||1 August 2010||13 May 2011||31||16||7||8||51.61||46||29|
|Paneira, VítorVítor Paneira||Portugal||24 May 2011||8 November 2013||104||49||25||30||47.12||157||125||2011-12 Second Division – Center Zone|
|Cadete, PauloPaulo Cadete*||Portugal||8 November 2013||11 November 2013||1||1||0||0||100.00||2||1|
|Magalhães, ÁlvaroÁlvaro Magalhães||Portugal||11 November 2013||11 May 2014||27||9||7||11||33.33||18||19|
|Pinto, Carlos AlvesCarlos Alves Pinto||Portugal||11 August 2014||11 May 2014||10||3||5||2||30.00||10||12|
|Machado, QuimQuim Machado||Portugal||7 October 2014||Present||21||11||8||2||52.38||29||14|
- AF Viseu Primeira Divisão: 5
- 1940–41, 1941–42, 1949–50, 1985–86, 2004–05
- AF Viseu Segunda Divisão: 3
- 1951–52, 1963–64, 1972–73
- AF Viseu Cup: 2
- 2003–04, 2004–05
League and cup history
|Season||League||Cup||League Cup||Notes||Top scorer|
|2004–05||5th||1st||30||22||3||5||77||25||69||First Round||Not held||Promoted|
|2007–08||4th||8th||32||13||9||10||41||28||48||First Round||Did not enter|
|2011–12||3rd||2nd||30||19||6||5||49||22||63||Fourth Round||Promoted|| Piojo
|2012–13||2nd||10th||42||16||11||15||55||60||59||Third round||First round||Piojo||10|
|2013–14||2nd||9th||42||16||11||15||41||38||59||Third round||First round||Tozé Marreco||7|
|2014–15||2nd||Fourth round||Second round||Tozé Marreco||17|
- "Tondela sobe à 2ª Liga" [Tondela promoted to the 2nd League] (in Portuguese). Record. 3 June 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
- Tondela Achievements