F.C. Tirsense

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F.C. Tirsense
FutebolClubeTirsense.png
Full name Futebol Clube Tirsense
Founded 1938
Ground Abel Alves de Figueiredo, Santo Tirso
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Fernando Matos
Manager Toni Pereira
League Portuguese Second Division Serie A
2011/12 Portuguese Second Division Serie A - "Zona Norte", 7th
Website Club home page

Futebol Clube Tirsense, commonly known as just Tirsense, is a Portuguese football club from Santo Tirso, founded in January 5, 1938. They currently play in the Portuguese Second Division Serie A and finished last season in 2nd place, but lost in the playoffs in the 2007-08 season. They currently play their home games in Abel Alves de Figueiredo with a capacity of 12,000 spectators. Their current chairman is Vítor Carvalho and their manager is Joaquim Machado.

History[edit]

The club's finest hour came without doubt in 1948-49 when, under the management of Artur Pinga, they knocked the all-conquering Sporting Clube de Portugal side of the "Five Violins" out of the Portuguese Cup with a 2-1 victory. In 1994-95, they finished eighth (one win away from a UEFA Cup position) in the First Division, their highest-ever position. The following year, however, they were relegated, in the first of four consecutive demotions, dropping from the main championship in 1996 to the regional championships in 1999. The following year, the club was promoted to the Third Division. In spite of this, Tirsense has a usual attendance of 1,500 to 2,000, among the best in Portuguese non-professional championships. Assuming an amateur status since 2004, the club is making a successful task honouring debts, and aspires to make a comeback to the top in a near future. Marcelo (who later played in England), along with Emerson Thome (better known in Portugal as Paredão), and Everton Giovanella (Celta de Vigo), are the most internationally known former club players. Recent names like Caetano, Rui Manuel, or Batista are also well remembered by the fans. From the more distant years, António Luís and Festa (former Portuguese international) are some of the most sounding names. Tirsense is currently coached by Joaquim Machado, who at his first season at the club as head coach (2006–07), managed to promote Tirsense to the Second Division, where the club currently competes in its Serie A.

League and cup history[edit]

Season I II III IV V Pts. Pl. W L T GS GA Diff. Portuguese Cup
1967-68 13 15 pts 26 5 5 16 17 53 -36
1969-70 1 38 pts 26 17 4 5 50 26 +24
1970-71 9 20 pts 26 6 8 12 26 45 -19
1971-72 16 19 pts 30 6 7 17 28 66 -38
1989-90 9 30 pts 34 7 16 11 21 32 -11
1990-91 16 33 pts 38 10 13 15 39 50 -11
1991-92 3 45 pts 34 16 13 5 31 14 +17
1992-93 16 28 pts 34 10 8 16 27 37 -10
1993-94 1 46 pts 34 17 12 5 42 23 +19
1994–95 8 34 pts 34 14 6 14 35 34 +1
1995–96 18 31 pts 34 7 10 17 30 54 -24
1996-97 18 30 pts 34 8 6 20 25 51 -26
1997–98 18 17 pts 34 4 5 25 26 73 -47
2003–04 9 50 pts 34 15 5 14 46 46 0
2004–05 10 50 pts 34 14 8 12 40 30 +10
2005–06 6 48 pts 32 14 6 12 46 41 +5
2006–07 2 50 pts 26 15 5 6 37 25 +12
2007–08 2 50 pts 26 15 5 6 37 25 +12
2008–09 2 38 pts 22 10 8 4 31 23 +9
2011–12 7

Total game history[edit]

  • Liga Portuguesa: 256 games, 65 wins, 73 ties, 118 losses, 219 GS 370 GA
  • Taça de Portugal 127 games, 58 wins, 18 ties, 51 losses, 183 GS, 180 GA
  • II Divisão B: 31 games, 15 wins, 6 ties, 10 losses, 38 GS, 32 GA
  • IV and III Divisão: 96 games, 46 wins, 21 ties, 29 losses, 134 GS, 93 GA


Former international footballers[edit]

The following footballers have been playing for their national football team while playing for Tirsense:

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Portugal GK Hélder Ribeiro
3 Portugal DF Serginho
4 Portugal MF Hugo Cruz
5 Portugal DF Hélder Rocha
6 Portugal DF Paulo Sampaio
7 Portugal MF Marco Louçano
8 Portugal MF Veloso
9 Portugal FW Hugo Oliveira
10 Portugal MF Flávio Ígor
11 Portugal FW Vítor Hugo
13 Portugal GK Pedro Albergaria
14 Portugal MF João Pedro
15 Portugal MF Pedro Fontes
No. Position Player
16 Portugal MF Vítor Hugo
17 Portugal DF Barroso
18 Portugal MF Fonseca
19 Portugal GK Sérgio
20 Portugal MF Ricardo Rocha
21 Portugal FW Correia
22 Portugal DF Queirós
23 Portugal DF Zé Manuel
25 Portugal FW Manuel Luís
26 Portugal DF Vilaça
29 Portugal MF Pedro Pinto
38 Portugal GK Hugo Marques

Honours[edit]

Presidents[edit]

  • Portugal Alcindo dos Reis (until 2011)
  • Ricardo Rossi (from 2011)

Managers[edit]

  • Portugal Dinis Rodrigues (until 2011)
  • Quim Machado (from 2011))

External links[edit]