F.C. Arouca

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FC Arouca
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Full name Futebol Clube de Arouca
Nickname(s) Arouquenses
Founded 1951; 63 years ago (1951)
Ground Estádio Municipal, Arouca
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Carlos Pinho
Manager Pedro Emanuel
League Primeira Liga
2012–13 Segunda Liga, 2nd (promoted)
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours

Futebol Clube de Arouca is a Portuguese football club based in Arouca, Greater Metropolitan Area of Porto. Founded on 25 December 1951 it currently plays in Primeira Liga, holding home games at Estádio Municipal de Arouca, with a 5,000-seat capacity.

History[edit]

Founded on Christmas day 1951,[1] Arouca spent the first five decades of its existence in the Aveiro regional leagues. In only two years (2006–08) it managed to reach the third division, being managed by television (RTP) presenter Jorge Gabriel for a few months during that timeframe.[2]

In 2010–11, after winning the third level championship, Arouca competed for the first time ever in top division, finishing in a respectable first position winning the championship of Portugal. In the season's Portuguese Cup the club faced top division powerhouse S.L. Benfica, losing 1–5 at the Estádio da Luz.

Arouca managed its fourth promotion in only seven years at the end of 2012–13, reaching the Portuguese top flight for the first time in its history.[3][4] Subsequently the Arouca Municipality awarded the club the Medal of Gold Merit for its achievement,[5] with the organization also being granted extra financial means to renovate and expand its stadium.[6]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2014.

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Portugal DF Luís Dias
3 Spain DF Ustaritz
4 Portugal DF Miguel Oliveira
7 Portugal MF David Simão
8 Portugal MF André Claro
9 Portugal MF Bruno Amaro
10 Portugal MF Pintassilgo
11 Spain FW Cristian Ceballos (on loan from Tottenham)
12 Portugal GK Rui Patricio
13 Portugal DF Mika
16 Brazil GK Cássio
17 Portugal FW Roberto
No. Position Player
21 Tunisia FW Lassad Nouioui
22 Portugal DF Luís Tinoco
23 Portugal FW Hugo Monteiro
25 Spain DF Iván Balliu
35 Portugal MF Rui Sampaio
44 Brazil DF Diego Galo
47 Burkina Faso DF Stéphane Dasse
66 Portugal MF Nuno Coelho
77 Portugal MF Serginho
80 Brazil MF Soares (on loan from Porto)
92 Guinea FW Salim Cissé (on loan from Sporting)

Honours[edit]

League and cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup League Cup Notes
2000–01 5DS 1 30 62 Promoted
2001–02 3DS 15 34 11 6 17 44 60 39 Round 1 Relegated
2002–03 5DS 1 38 89 Promoted
2003–04 3DS 15 34 11 7 16 41 46 75 Round 2 Relegated
2004–05 5DS 3 38 21 12 5 54 29 75
2005–06 5DS 5 38 19 8 11 68 42 65
2006–07 5DS 1 34 25 6 3 67 18 81 Promoted
2007–08 3DS 1 26 14 6 6 40 20 48 Round 2 Promoted
2008–09 2DS 7 22 9 2 11 26 23 29 Round 4
2009–10 2DS 1 30 17 6 7 41 23 57 Round 2 Promoted
2010–11 2H 5 30 11 10 9 47 41 43 Round 3 Second Group Stage
2011–12 2H 13 30 7 13 10 32 36 34 Round 2 First Group Stage
2012–13 2H 2 42 21 10 11 65 48 73 Quarter Finals First Group Stage Promoted

Last updated: 25 May 2013
Div. = Division; 1D = Portuguese League; 2H = Liga de Honra; 2DS/2D = Portuguese Second Division
3DS = Portuguese Third Division; 5DS = AF Aveiro First Division
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points

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