S.C. Farense

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Farense
Full name Sporting Clube Farense
Nickname(s) Leões de Faro (Lions of Faro)
Founded 1 April 1910
Ground Estádio de São Luís, Faro
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Portugal António Barão
Manager Portugal Jorge Paixão
League Segunda Liga
2012–13 Segunda Divisão Zona Sul, 1st (Promoted)
Estádio Algarve - View from the south side of the stadium.
Estádio de São Luís - Current stadium.

Sporting Clube Farense, simply known as Farense is a Portuguese professional football club based in Faro in the district of Faro,[1] who play in the Segunda Liga. The club currently competes in the 2013–14 Segunda Liga,[2] after promotion from the Segunda Divisão at the end the 2012–13 season.[3] The Leões de Faro played at the Estádio de São Luís for 94 years from 1910.[4] The club moved stadium in 2004 to the newly constructed Estádio Algarve which was built for the purpose of hosting matches at UEFA Euro 2004.[5] The Faro side moved back to the Estádio de São Luís in 2013 after it gained promotion to the Segunda Liga. As a result of their promotion, the Estádio de São Luís underwent major renovations to improve its facilities.

In its entire history, the club has won nine major trophies: the AF Algarve Championship five times, the Portuguese Second Division twice, and the Portuguese Third Division and AF Algarve First Division once. Aside from its major trophies, the club as of 2013, has played 23 seasons in the Primeira Liga of which their highest league table classification came in the 1994–95 season where they managed a fifth place finish which granted European football in the following season.[6][7][8] The club also reached the final of the Taça de Portugal in 1990 where they lost to Estrela da Amadora.[9][10] The 2001–02 season saw the club relegated to the second tier of Portuguese football.[11] Since then the club has struggled to reach the success that it had during the 80s and 90s, which have been primarily caused by financial problems. Despite living some of its darkest years in recent times, the 2012–13 season saw the Faro side promoted to the Segunda Liga.[12]

Stadium[edit]

SC Farense stadium Estádio Algarve is a UEFA 4-star rating and was built for UEFA Euro 2004 were it had the likes of Spain, Greece, Russia, Holland and Sweden played there which was a sellout of tickets with the stadium capacity full up with 30,000 people watching the game. Portugal has also played 2 matches there, a friendly with England and a qualifying game for the world cup 2006 against Luxembourg. Usually the stadium holds important Portuguese matches like the Portuguese SuperCup and the Carlsberg Cup Final. The stadium has also been used for other important events as Algarve Summer Festival and Rally de Portugal.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 28 September 2013[13]

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 Ivo Gonçalves
2 Portugal MF Marcelo Correia
4 Portugal DF Diogo Silva
5 Portugal DF Joshua Silva
6 Portugal DF Hugo Luz (captain)
7 Portugal DF Carlitos
8 Serbia MF Nikola Zugić
9 Senegal FW Mbaye Diop
10 Portugal MF Fernando Livramento
11 Portugal FW André Matias
12 Guinea-Bissau MF Atabu
13 Portugal GK Ricardo Neves
15 Uruguay MF Jim Varela
16 Uruguay FW Juan San Martín
No. Position Player
17 Portugal FW João Reis
18 Portugal MF Fábio Felício
19 Portugal MF Neca Duarte
20 Portugal MF Gualter Bilro
21 Portugal DF Fausto
22 Portugal DF Pedro Eugénio
23 Spain DF Ubay Luzardo
24 Portugal GK Vítor São Bento
27 Nigeria FW Abraham Adelaja
28 Cape Verde FW Hernâni
29 Portugal DF Lameirão
31 Portugal FW Clemente
32 Brazil FW Diogo Alves
Netherlands FW Leonard Chisom Johnson

Notable former players[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

Honours[edit]

European cup history[edit]

  • Q = Qualifying
  • PO = Play-off
UEFA Cup
Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1995–96 R1 France Olympique Lyonnais 0–1 0–1 0–2

League and cup history[edit]

Season Tier Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup League Cup Notes
1989–90 2 1 34 25 5 4 80 23 55 Runners-up Promoted
1990–91 1 11 38 14 6 18 46 47 34 Round 6
1991–92 1 6 34 12 11 11 35 33 35 Round 5
1992–93 1 6 34 11 13 10 41 36 35 Round 5
1993–94 1 8 34 13 7 14 44 46 33 Round 4
1994–95 1 5 34 16 5 13 44 38 37 Round 6
1995–96 1 13 34 10 6 18 36 45 36 Round 6
1996–97 1 11 34 10 12 12 34 34 42 Round 4
1997–98 1 14 34 8 13 13 41 50 37 Round 4
1998–99 1 11 34 10 9 15 39 54 39 Round 5
1999–00 1 14 34 8 11 15 35 60 35 Round 5
2000–01 1 13 34 10 9 15 37 47 39 Round 6
2001–02 1 17 38 7 7 20 29 63 28 Round 5 Relegated
2002–03 2 12 34 11 11 12 32 32 44 Round 4 Relegated
2003–04 3 14 34 11 8 15 41 49 41 Round 3
2004–05 4 14 34 11 8 15 41 49 41 Round 1
2005–06 4 Round 1 Relegated
2006–07 6 1 31 24 6 1 72 15 78 Promoted
2007–08 5 1 30 22 4 4 73 20 70 Promoted
2008–09 4 4 26 12 6 8 40 35 42 Round 1
2009–10 4 4 22 9 9 4 31 22 36 Round 1 Promoted
2010–11 3 12 30 8 12 10 28 37 36 Round 3 Relegated
2011–12 4 1 22 17 5 0 52 17 56 Round 1 Promoted
2012–13 3 1 30 19 8 3 38 21 65 Round 4 Promoted

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faro". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Liga2 Cabovisão 2013/2014" [League 2 Cabovisão 2013/2014]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "II Divisão Zona Sul 2012/13" [II Division South Zone 2012/13]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Estádio de São Luís" [Stadium of São Luís]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Estádio do Algarve" [Stadium of Algarve]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Campeonato Nacional da I Divisão 1994/95" [National Championship of the I Division 1994/95]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Farense 0-1 Lyon". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Lyon 1-0 Farense". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Est. Amadora 1-1 (a.p.) Farense" [Est. Amadora 1-1 (a.e.t.) Farense]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Est. Amadora 2-0 Farense". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Liga Portuguesa 2001/02" [Portuguese League 2001/02]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Chaves e Farense sobem à 2.ª Liga" [Chaves and Farense rise to the 2.ª League]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 April 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Sporting Clube Farense 2013/2014". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013. 

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