Portimonense S.C. (football team)

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Portimonense
Portimonense S.C. Logo.svg
Full name Portimonense Sporting Clube
Founded 1914
Ground Estádio Municipal, Portimão,
Algarve, Portugal
Ground Capacity 9,544
President Portugal Fernando Rocha
Head coach Angola Lázaro Oliveira
League Segunda Liga
2013–14 Segunda Liga, 7th
Website Club home page

Portimonense Sporting Clube is a Portuguese football team based in Portimão. Founded on 14 August 1914, the club is one of the few professional clubs in the Algarve region, and currently plays in the Segunda Liga.

Situated in Algarve's second largest city, its stadium, the Estádio Municipal de Portimão, has a capacity of 9,544 spectators after undergoing renovation in early 2011. The club never won any major honours, but participated in the Primeira Liga for several seasons.

Portimonense's zenith was in the 1980s, a decade in which the club only played its football in the top division, also competing in the UEFA Cup in 1985–86. They reached the semifinals of the Taça de Portugal three times, in 1983, 1987, and 1988.

History[edit]

Portimonense was a regular presence in the Portuguese first division, even finishing fifth in 1984–85 – highlights included 0–0 home draws against league powerhouses Benfica and Sporting Lisbon – which led to participation in the UEFA Cup in the 1985–86 season.

In the 90's and 2000's, however, the club primarily played in the Segunda Liga, while also having a brief spell in the third level. In 2009–10, Portimonense started with Angolan Lito Vidigal at the helm, but when he left for União de Leiria, former Sporting midfielder Litos took charge, and led the team to a final second place, behind S.C. Beira-Mar, thus returning it to the top flight after exactly 20 years of absence.

Midway through the 2010–11 campaign, Litos was fired due to bad results, being replaced by Carlos Azenha, who presented his resignation a few weeks after being appointed, only to have his wish refused by the board of directors, as Portimonense eventually ranked second from bottom and was relegated back. The team met the same fate in the following season, even managing to rank in a worse position; however, after Varzim S.C. was not allowed to promote from division three due to financial irregularities, Portimonense was reinstated.

Current squad[edit]

As of 19 August, 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 Portugal GK Carlos
3 Brazil DF Maurício Carvalho
4 Portugal DF Ivo Nicolau
5 Portugal DF Ricardo Pessoa (captain)
6 Brazil DF Acácio
7 Brazil MF Juninho
9 Brazil FW Fidélis
8 Brazil MF Fabrício
10 Japan MF Mu Kanazaki
11 Japan MF Theo Ryuki
12 Brazil DF Fernandinho
16 Brazil MF Ewerton
17 Guinea-Bissau FW Bata
No. Position Player
19 Brazil FW Diogo Alves
21 Portugal MF Landinho
23 Portugal FW Luís Zambujo
24 Guinea-Bissau DF Mamadu
26 Brazil MF Rafinha
28 Portugal MF Filipe Soares
29 Portugal MF André Salvador
30 Portugal MF Sérgio Marakis
32 Brazil DF Fabrício Paraíba
33 Portugal GK Ricardo Ferreira
77 Portugal MF Zé Miguel
93 Brazil DF Rodrigo
99 Brazil FW Adelino

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
Brazil FW Mazola (to Brazil Figueirense)

League and cup history[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Notes
1976–77 1D 12 30 8 9 13 34 46 25
1977–78 1D 13 30 8 7 15 29 39 23 Relegated
1979–80 1D 8 30 10 6 14 32 49 26
1980–81 1D 8 30 11 6 13 34 37 28
1981–82 1D 6 30 12 8 10 35 24 32
1982–83 1D 9 30 11 7 12 35 31 29
1983–84 1D 10 30 10 6 14 27 37 26
1984–85 1D 5 30 14 8 8 51 41 36 Best classification
1985–86 1D 7 30 11 6 13 29 32 28 Round 1
1986–87 1D 11 30 8 10 12 27 47 26
1987–88 1D 13 38 12 10 16 35 50 34
1988–89 1D 12 38 12 11 15 33 37 35
1989–90 1D 17 34 7 7 20 30 57 21 Relegated
2000–01 2DS 1 38 25 3 10 70 43 78 Promoted
2001–02 2H 6 34 13 13 8 44 37 52
2002–03 2H 6 34 14 9 11 50 40 51
2003–04 2H 16 34 8 15 11 36 39 39
2004–05 2H 14 34 10 9 15 40 49 39
2005–06 2H 12 34 10 13 11 36 36 43
2006–07 2H 14 30 7 9 14 28 42 30 Round 4
2007–08 2H 11 30 8 13 9 26 30 37 Round 4
2008–09 2H 13 30 7 14 9 29 35 35 Round 5
2009–10 2H 2 30 16 6 8 43 34 54 Round 3 Promoted
2010–11 PL 15 30 6 7 17 28 49 25 Round 4 Relegated
2011–12 2H 16 30 8 8 14 35 42 32 Round 3 Relegated**
2012–13 2H 6 42 17 13 12 61 50 64 Round 3

in 2011 - 2012 Portimonense were reprieved from relegation to the third tier following a block on the promotion of SC Varzim. PL = Primera Liga currently sponsored as Liga Zon Sagres.

Honours[edit]

Europe[edit]

Club officials[edit]

On 13 July 2011, Portimonense elected its body of officials, for a three-year term.[1]

  • President: José Fernando Teixeira da Rocha
  • Deputy president: António Alexandre Soares Rocha da Silveira
  • Vice-presidents: Luís Manuel de Andrade Rodrigues Batalau, José Cândido Rebelo Rodrigues, Nuno Miguel Lopes da Silva, João Carlos Pinhota Martins Santana, Francisco José de Matos Viegas Gouveia Coutinho, Luís Carlos da Costa Paiva

Managerial history[edit]

Dates Name
1985–1986 Portugal Vítor Oliveira
1988–1989 Portugal José Torres
1990–1991 Portugal Carlos Alhinho
1991–1994 Portugal Amílcar Fonseca
1994–1995 Portugal José Torres
1995–1997 Portugal Amílcar Fonseca
1999–2001 Portugal Mário Nunes
2001–2002 Portugal Amílcar Fonseca
2003–2004 Portugal Dito
2004–2005 Portugal António Pacheco
2005–2006 Portugal Diamantino Miranda
2006–2007 Portugal Luís Martins
2007–2009 Portugal Vítor Pontes
2009 Angola Lito Vidigal
2009–2010 Portugal Litos
2010–2011 Portugal Carlos Azenha
2012– Portugal Lázaro Oliveira

Supporters[edit]

Portimonense has its own club song: "Portimonense, expoente algarvio".[2] Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Portimonense, although this is more common in Iberia than in much of Europe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Os orgãos sociais do Portimonense" [Portimonense club officials] (in Portuguese). Portimonense SC. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hino Portimonense" [Anthem of Portimonense] (in Portuguese). Portimonense SC. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 

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