Gil Vicente F.C.

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Gil Vicente
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Full name Gil Vicente Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Gilistas (Gilists)
Galos (Roosters)
Founded 1924; 90 years ago (1924)
Ground Estádio Cidade de Barcelos
Ground Capacity 12,374
Chairman António Fiúza
Manager João de Deus
League Primeira Liga
2013–14 Primeira Liga, 13th

Gil Vicente Futebol Clube (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒiɫ viˈsẽt(ɨ)]), commonly known as just Gil Vicente, founded in 1924, is a Portuguese football club that plays in Barcelos. It is named after the Portuguese playwright of the same name. The best season for the team was in 1999–00, when it finished fifth in the Liga. They are currently participating in the Portuguese Liga the highest tier of Portuguese football.

History[edit]

Gil Vicente Futebol Clube was founded on 3 May 1924, after the creation of other clubs in Barcelos, such as Barcelos Sporting Club and União Football Club Barcelense. The idea to found a new club came from a group of friends that every afternoon played football near the city's theater, named Gil Vicente, after the Portuguese playwright. The initial name for the team was Gil Vicente Football Barcelense.

The first struggles of the young team were mainly about finding a pitch to play. Back then, the team would play in the Campo da Estação, which belonged to another club, Triunfo Sport Club. On 3 May 1933, Gil Vicente played in its first field, Campo da Granja, with a capacity for 5,012 spectators, and later renamed Adelino Ribeiro Novo, after a Gil Vicente goalkeeper who died there during a match on 16 September 1946.

The team first got promoted to the top Portuguese division, then called First Division in 1990. In 1997, it got relegated to the Liga de Honra and came back two years later by winning it. The best position was in the first year back in the Liga, when it finished fifth, led by manager Álvaro Magalhães, a former Benfica player.

Gil Vicente played in the Estádio Adelino Ribeiro Novo until the 2003–04 season. From 2004–05 on, the team plays in the new Estádio Cidade de Barcelos. Estádio Adelino Ribeiro Novo is now used by the young squads of the club. The new stadium, with a capacity of 12,374, belongs to the municipality and received two UEFA Under-21 European Championship 2006 matches: Serbia and Montenegro 0–1 Germany [1] and Portugal 0–2 Serbia and Montenegro [2].

In the 2005-06 Primeira Liga, Gil Vicente fielded an ineligible player being Angolan forward Mateus. Due to this Gil Vicente lost the right to participate in the 2006-07 Primeira Liga which as a result Belenenses remained in the league as a result of the Mateus Affair.[1] Gil Vicente were accused by the special sports instances that rule Portuguese football of illegally resorting to regular courts on the dispute of Mateus, according to Gil Vicente, illegal contract with his former employer, F.C. Lixa.[2]

Still convinced this is not a sports-related case but rather work-related, Gil Vicente continued in the courts. [3] Along with the relegation, they were also suspended from the Cup of Portugal for one season.[4] Two of the youth teams were also affected by this decision didn't play there respective league games.

Gil Vicente tried different colours in their kits. Initially, the shirts were red, then green and white with horizontal stripes. Later came yellow and red (colours of the town) and then blue. In the recent years, Gil Vicente alternates between red and blue. In May 2011 the club won its second major trophy the Liga de Honra on the last matchday in a record home attendance against C.D. Fátima in a 3-1 home win thus gaining promotion to the top flight. There key players for winning the championship were Hugo Vieira and Cape Verdean striker Zé Luís.

Current squad[edit]

As of July, 2014[5]

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

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Adriano Facchini
2 Brazil DF Gabriel
3 Portugal DF Vítor Vinha
4 Brazil DF Halisson
5 Portugal DF Luís Martins
6 Portugal MF Daniel Faria
7 Portugal FW Diogo Viana
8 Portugal MF José Pedró
9 Nigeria FW Simy
10 Brazil FW Bruno Moraes
11 Georgia (country) FW Avtandil Ebralidze
13 Cape Verde FW Brito
14 Brazil DF Danielson
17 Portugal MF Leandro Pimenta
No. Position Player
19 Mali MF Alphousseyni Keita
20 Portugal MF Vítor Gonçalves
21 Portugal FW Rui Caetano
23 Cape Verde DF Pecks
25 Portugal MF César Peixoto
26 Brazil MF Luan
27 Portugal MF Luís Silva
28 United States GK Caleb Patterson-Sewell
45 Portugal FW Paulinho
77 Portugal MF João Vilela
87 Brazil FW Cláudio Pitbull
99 Colombia FW John Mosquera
Egypt MF Hossam Hassan
Egypt FW Marwan Mohsen

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
15 Senegal FW Kalidou Yéro (at Portugal Oliveirense)
16 Cape Verde FW Ely Fernandes (at Portugal Oliveirense)
30 Brazil MF Djalma (at Portugal Sampedrense)
42 Ivory Coast FW Kódjo Alphonse (at Portugal Oliveirense)
89 Portugal DF Califo (at Portugal Oliveirense)

Honours[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

League and cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup League Cup Notes
1989–90 2D 1 34 22 5 7 51 25 49 Round 5 Promoted
1990–91 1D 13 38 11 11 16 34 46 33 Round 5
1991–92 1D 13 34 11 7 16 26 42 29 Quarter Finals
1992–93 1D 9 34 12 7 15 34 42 31 Round 4
1993–94 1D 10 34 10 11 13 27 47 31 Round 4
1994–95 1D 13 34 7 13 14 30 40 27 Round 4
1995–96 1D 12 34 9 9 6 31 49 36 Round 4
1996–97 1D 18 34 4 7 23 29 74 19 Round 4 Relegated
1997–98 2H 4 34 16 12 6 44 23 60 Quarter Finals
1998–99 2H 1 34 20 8 6 58 24 68 Quarter Finals Promoted
1999–00 1D 5 34 14 11 9 48 34 53 Quarter Finals
[A]
2000–01 1D 14 34 10 7 17 34 41 37 Quarter Finals
2001–02 1D 12 34 10 8 16 42 56 38 Round 4
2002–03 1D 8 34 13 5 16 42 53 44 Round 5
2003–04 1D 12 34 10 10 14 43 40 40 Round 4
2004–05 1D 13 34 11 7 16 34 40 40 Round 4
2005–06 1D 12 34 11 7 16 37 42 40 Round 4
[B]
2006–07 2H 12 30 12 9 9 27 27 36
[C]
2007–08 2H 4 30 13 11 6 43 34 50 Quarter Finals Round 1
2008–09 2H 9 30 8 14 8 36 37 38 Quarter Finals Second Group Stage
2009–10 2H 10 30 9 11 10 36 32 38 Round 4 First Group Stage
2010–11 2H 1 30 15 10 5 55 38 55 Round 3 Second Group Stage Promoted
2011–12 1D 9 30 8 10 12 31 42 34 Round 3 Runners-up
2012–13 1D 13 30 6 7 17 31 54 25 Quarter Finals Round 2
A. ^A Best league classification finish in the club's history.
B. ^B Despite finishing twelfth, the club was relegated due to fielding an ineligible player during the 2005–06 Primeira Liga season.
C. ^C The team at the start of the season was deducted nine points due to its involvement in fielding an ineligible player in the previous season. The team was also suspended from the Taça de Portugal for one season.

Last updated: 17 July 2012
Div. = Division; 1D = Portuguese League; 2H = Liga de Honra; 2D = Portuguese Second Division
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points

References[edit]

  1. ^ Esclarecimento (Clarification); FPF, 23 August 2006
  2. ^ Caso Mateus (Mateus Case); FPF, 25 August 2006
  3. ^ Caso Mateus (Mateus Case); FPF, 12 December 2007
  4. ^ Gil Vicente suspenso (Gil Vicente suspended); FPF, 25 August 2006
  5. ^ "Gil Vicente Futebol Clube 2013/2014". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 6 December 2013. 

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