Varzim S.C.

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Varzim
Varzim Sport Club.png
Full name Varzim Sport Clube
Nickname(s) Lobos do Mar (Sea Wolves)
Alvi-Negros (White and Blacks)
Poveiros (those from Póvoa de Varzim)
Raça Poveira (Povoan Race)
Founded 25 December 1915
Ground Estádio do Varzim Sport Club,
Póvoa de Varzim
Ground Capacity 11,000
Chairman Manuel Pedro Faria
Manager José Augusto
League Campeonato Nacional de Seniores
2013–14 4th (Relegation B)
Website Club home page

Varzim Sport Club (Portuguese pronunciation: [vɐɾˈzĩ spɔɾ ˈklub(ɨ)]) is a Portuguese football team based in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal. The club was founded on 25 December 1915. They play at the Estádio do Varzim Sport Club, where they have been playing since the establishment of the club in the early 1900s.[1] The club plays in the Liga de Honra after winning promotion in the previous season from the Segunda Divisão following a one-year hiatus. The club has had 21 presences at the top level of Portuguese football, eight in a row from 1963. They reached the semifinals of the Taça de Portugal on three occasions: 1978, 1980 and 1985.

Varzim has won six major titles in their history, which include the Portuguese Second Division four times and the Portuguese Third Division and Liga Intercalar once. The club usually plays with over 70 percent of players from the youth ranks. The club youth academy is notable for producing Portuguese international footballers like António Lima Pereira, Bruno Alves, Hélder Postiga and Salvador Agra.

History[edit]

Founded on 25 December 1915 under the name Varzim Foot-Ball Club.[2] On 25 March 1916 the club approved the club to change its name to Varzim Sport Club.[3] Following the name change the black and white were chosen as the colors for the club's kits in all sports. In 1918 the club joined the Porto Football Association where they officially became recognised as a club and started to compete in the city's football league. In 1920 the club won their first trophy which was the Taça Eça de Queiroz.

Following several seasons playing in the amateur leagues the club gained promotion to the Primeira Liga in 1963 where they remained for thirteen seasons before being eventually relegated back down. Since then the club has suffered mixed emotions after several promotions and relegation. In the club's most recent history it suffered relegation in the 2010-11 Liga de Honra to the non-professional leagues for the first time in fifteen years.[4]

Varzim won the Segunda Divisão in the 2011-12 season. They started off their campaign in the II Divisão Zona Norte 2011/12 where they won the league comprehensively with 68 points, 14 more than second place side Fafe.[5] With the topping of the group they qualified for the playoffs where two of the three sides in the playoffs would be promoted to the Liga de Honra. They fought off competition from the likes of Tondela and Fátima to finish top of the group and claim their fourth Segunda Divisão title.[6] André André was praised for his fantastic displays for the club in which he scored 12 goals in 33 appearances from midfield during the season.[7]

Honours[edit]

  • Winners (4): 1962–1963, 1975–1976, 1995–1996, 2011–12
  • Winners (1): 1961–1962
  • Winners (1): 2007–2008

Current squad[edit]

As of 14th of June 2012 [8]

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

No. Position Player
2 Portugal DF Tiago Lopes
3 Portugal DF Jorge Humberto
4 Portugal DF Pedro Alexandre
6 Portugal DF Abel Pereira
7 Uruguay MF Pato
8 Portugal MF Mário Cunha
9 Portugal FW Rui André
10 Portugal MF Nelsinho
11 Guinea-Bissau FW Pedro Mendes
12 Portugal GK João Ferreira
13 Brazil FW Pedro Henrique
14 Portugal FW Jaime Poulson
17 China FW Hu Jun
No. Position Player
18 Portugal MF Rui Figueiredo
19 Brazil FW Paulo Roberto
20 Portugal FW Duarte
21 Portugal FW Moreira
22 Portugal DF Emanuel
23 Portugal MF Diogo Andrade
24 Portugal GK Miguel
25 Portugal DF Nélson Agra
26 Portugal DF João Faria
27 Portugal DF Rui Coentrão
28 Portugal DF Kaiser
30 Portugal GK Vítor São Bento

Notable former players[edit]

Notable former managers[edit]

Chairmen[edit]

Club anthem[edit]

League and Cup history[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup League Cup Notes
1963–64 1D 10 26 8 4 14 37 57 20
1964–65 1D 11 26 8 4 14 39 55 20
1965–66 1D 8 26 9 7 10 40 38 25
1966–67 1D 10 26 8 6 12 29 42 22
1967–68 1D 12 26 7 3 16 27 50 17
1968–69 1D 9 26 7 8 11 32 49 22
1969–70 1D 6 26 10 8 8 31 26 28
1970–71 1D 14 26 7 4 15 23 52 18 Relegated
1976–77 1D 7 30 10 11 9 36 36 31
1977–78 1D 10 30 9 7 14 26 38 25
1978–79 1D 5 30 11 10 9 30 29 32
1979–80 1D 10 30 8 10 12 37 45 26
1980–81 1D 14 30 8 8 14 27 31 24
1981–82 2DN ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Promoted
1982–83 1D 12 30 8 10 12 23 39 26
1983–84 1D 8 30 10 9 11 32 39 29
1984–85 1D 15 30 2 13 15 23 49 17 Relegated
1985–86 2DN ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Promoted
1986–87 1D 7 30 8 13 9 24 29 29
1987–88 1D 17 38 7 16 15 31 52 30 Relegated
1990–91 2H 16 38 10 13 15 42 39 33 Round 5 Relegated
1995–96 2DS 1 34 20 10 4 55 25 70 Round 4 Promoted
1996–97 2H 2 34 18 5 11 49 52 59 Round 5 Promoted
1997–98 1D 17 34 6 11 17 26 51 29 Round 5 Relegated
1998–99 2H 8 34 13 9 12 51 46 48 Round 3
1999–00 2H 4 34 17 9 8 53 33 60 Round 4
2000–01 2H 2 34 19 7 8 53 34 64 Round 5 Promoted
2001–02 1D 15 34 8 8 18 27 55 32 Round 4
2002–03 1D 16 34 10 6 18 38 51 36 Quarter-Finals Relegated
2003–04 2H 4 34 16 10 8 44 36 58 Round 4
2004–05 2H 10 34 11 10 13 37 42 43 Round 3
2005–06 2H 4 34 13 13 8 47 39 52 Round 4
2006–07 2H 7 30 12 8 10 34 37 44 Quarter-Finals
2007-08 2H 9 30 9 11 10 29 27 38 Round 3 Round 1
2008-09 2H 8 30 11 6 13 29 35 39 Round 4 Round 1
2009-10 2H 13 30 6 13 11 25 38 31 Round 3 Round 1
2010-11 2H 15 30 6 13 11 38 47 31 Round 5 First Group Stage Relegated
2011-12 2DS 1 30 20 8 2 48 12 68 Round 1 Promoted

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Instalações do Varzim SC" [Installations of Varzim SC]. Varzim.pt. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Clube" [Club]. Varzim.pt. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "História" [History]. Varzim.pt. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Liga Orangina 2010/2011". ZeroZero.pt. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "II Divisão Zona Norte 2011/12" [II Division North Zone 2011/12]. ZeroZero.pt. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Varzim conquista título" [Varzim takes title]. Record. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "André André". ZeroZero.pt. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Varzim Sport Club". ZeroZero. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 

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