F.C. Porto B

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Porto B
Full name Futebol Clube do Porto B
Nickname(s) Portistas
Dragões (Dragons)
Azuis e Brancos (Blues and Whites)
Short name Porto B
Founded 1999–2006, 2012–
Ground Estádio Dr. Jorge Sampaio
Porto, Portugal
Ground Capacity 8,500 [1]
President Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa
Manager Luís Castro
League Segunda Liga
2013-14 Segunda Liga, 2nd
Website Club home page

F.C. Porto B is a Portuguese football team. They are the reserve team of F.C. Porto. Reserve teams in Portugal play in the same league system as the senior team, rather than in a reserve team league. However, they cannot play in the same division as their senior team, so Porto B is ineligible for promotion to the Primeira Liga and cannot play in the Taça de Portugal and Taça da Liga.

FC Porto had a B team until the 2005–06 season, and refounded it in 2012, when a new set of rules regarding B teams was introduced in Portuguese football system. For the 2012–13 season, another five B teams, alongside Porto B, where refounded and established themselves in Segunda Liga.

History[edit]

Revival[edit]

Prior to the end of the 2011–12 football season in Portugal, seven clubs in the Primeira Liga announced there interest in constructing a B team to fill the six vacant places available to compete in the Segunda Liga for the 2012–13 season.[2] Of those seven, the six clubs which were selected to take part in the competition were the B teams of Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting CP, SC Braga, Marítimo and Vitória de Guimarães.[3]

The LPFP who organizes the professional football tiers in Portugal announced that for the clubs to compete in the 2012–13 Segunda Liga they would have to pay 50,000 €.[4] In addition the LPFP would also require the clubs to follow new rules regarding player selection in which each 'B' team must have a squad of a minimum of ten players who were formed at the club's academy as well as having an age requirement between 15 and 21 years old. The LPFP also went on to say that the clubs are unable to compete in cup competitions as well as gaining promotion due to the possibility of playing the senior team. Each 'B' team may have 3 players above 23 years old.

In late May 2012, it was officially announced that the six Primeira Liga clubs' B teams would compete in the 2012–13 Segunda Liga which would increase the number of teams in the league from 16 to 22 as well as increasing the number of games needed to play in one season from thirty games to forty two games.[5]

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 October 2014[6]

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

No. Position Player
17 Brazil MF Otávio
34 Portugal DF Rolando
39 Portugal FW Gonçalo Paciência
41 Angola GK Kadú
42 Portugal DF David Bruno
43 Chile DF Igor Lichnovsky
45 Portugal DF Rafa
46 Nigeria MF Mikel Agu
48 Portugal MF Francisco Ramos
49 Portugal FW André Silva
50 Portugal MF João Graça
51 Portugal GK André Caio
52 Venezuela DF Víctor García
53 Germany DF Leander Siemann
No. Position Player
54 Portugal DF Zé António
56 Portugal MF Tomás Podstawski
57 Brazil FW Roniel Costa
58 Serbia MF Marko Pavlovski
60 Portugal MF Pité
62 Portugal DF Braima Candé
67 Portugal FW Frédéric Maciel
71 Mexico GK Raúl Gudiño
77 Belgium FW Joris Kayembe
78 Portugal MF Leandro Silva
80 Portugal FW Ivo Rodrigues
84 Brazil DF Diego Carlos
87 Belgium FW Célestin Djim
90 Portugal MF Tiago Rodrigues

Managerial history[edit]

League and cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Notes
1999–00 2DS 3 34 15 9 10 55 43 54
2000–01 2DS 3 38 18 10 10 74 52 64
2001–02 2DS 3 38 19 13 6 67 33 70
2002–03 2DS 3 38 20 9 9 70 39 69
2003–04 2DS 4 36 16 10 10 56 33 58
2004–05 2DS 5 38 20 6 12 63 33 66
2005–06 2DS 6 26 10 8 8 28 27 38
2012–13 2H 14 42 13 15 14 49 50 54
2013–14 2H 2 42 23 8 11 59 42 77
2014–15 2H 11 20 8 5 7 31 23 29

Last updated: 21 December 2014
Div. = Division; 2H = Liga de Honra; 2DS/2D = Portuguese Second Division
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points

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