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
2013–14 Primeira Liga, 12th
Website Club home page

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 23 July, 2014.

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

No. Position Player
1 Uruguay GK Mauro Goicoechea
2 Spain DF Iván Balliu
4 Portugal DF Miguel Oliveira
5 Spain DF Ustaritz
6 Portugal MF David Simão
7 Portugal MF Artur
8 Portugal FW André Claro
9 Portugal MF Bruno Amaro
10 Portugal MF Pintassilgo
11 Argentina MF Lucas Colitto
13 Portugal GK Rui Sacramento
14 Brazil DF Diego Galo
No. Position Player
16 Guinea-Bissau DF Tomás Dabó
17 Mali FW Ulysse Diallo
21 Portugal FW Tucka
22 Portugal DF Tinoco
23 Portugal FW Hugo Monteiro
30 Brazil MF Nildo Petrolina
35 Portugal MF Rui Sampaio
47 Burkina Faso DF Stéphane
55 Brazil DF Nelsinho
66 Portugal MF Nuno Coelho
77 Portugal FW Serginho
99 Portugal GK Igor Rocha

Managerial history[edit]

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
2013–14 1D 12 30 8 7 15 28 42 31 Round 5 Second round

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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