Vitória F.C.

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Vitória de Setúbal
Vitória F.C. logo.svg
Full name Vitória Futebol Clube[1]
Nickname(s) Os Sadinos
(Those from the Sado River)
O Velho Senhor
(The Old Esquire)
Founded 20 November 1910; 103 years ago (20 November 1910)
Ground Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal
Ground Capacity 21,530 / 18,728 (UEFA)
Chairman Fernando Oliveira
Manager José Couceiro
League Primeira Liga
2012–13 Primeira Liga, 12th
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Vitória Futebol Clube is a Portuguese sports club from the city of Setúbal. Popularly known as Vitória de Setúbal (pronounced: [viˈtɔɾiɐ dɨ sɨˈtubaɫ], the club was born under the original name Sport Victoria from the ashes of the small Bonfim Foot-Ball Club. The current club was established on 20 November 1910 under the name Victoria Foot-Ball Club (later changed to the present Portuguese spelling) with the motto "A Vitória será nossa" ("Victory shall be ours").

Vitória de Setúbal have won 3 Portuguese Cup titles and 1 Portuguese League Cup title. They have thus the highest number of Portuguese Cups among the clubs who have never won the Portuguese League title.


VFC Sétubal played in the inaugural Campeonata de la Liga in 1934–35.[2][3]

In 1964–65, Vitória won their first Cup of Portugal, beating holders Benfica 3-1 in the final. After losing 1-0 to Braga in the next season's final, Vitória won the 1967 Cup Final by beating Académica de Coimbra 3-2 after extra-time.[4]

Vitória's Cup victories allowed them to compete in the European Cup-Winners' Cup. They lost 4-2 on aggregate in the first round to AGF Aarhus in 1965-66[5] and 7-3 on aggregate to Bayern Munich in the second round in 1967-68.[6]

Vitória played in the Fairs Cup in 1969-70, knocking Liverpool out in the second round.[7] In the next round Vitória were eliminated 2-1 on aggregate by Hertha Berlin.[8]

In the 1973–74 season, Vitória de Setúbal finished in third place, four points behind champions Sporting CP.[9]

After another yo-yo period from the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s, Vitória returned to the Portuguese top flight for the 2004–05 season and have remained there since.[10] The same season saw them win their third Cup, beating holders Benfica 2-1 in the final on 29 May. On 13 August, the two clubs played the Super Cup against each other at the Estádio do Algarve, with Benfica winning 1-0.[11]


Vitoria play at the Estádio do Bonfim, which was inaugurated in 1962 and has a capacity of 18,964.[12]

There are plans for a new municipal stadium to be built in Setubal, with the Bonfin being re-developed for retail.[13]



  • 1964–65, 1966–67, 2004–05
  • 1923–24, 1926–27
  • 1923–24, 1926–27
  • Setúbal Championship: 13
  • 1927–28, 1928–29, 1930–31, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1943–44, 1944–45, 1945–46, 1946–47

Current squad[edit]

As of 26 January 2014.

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

No. Position Player
1 Poland GK Paweł Kieszek
3 Portugal DF Frederico Venâncio
5 Paraguay DF Javier Cohene
7 Portugal MF Gonçalo Graça
8 Portugal MF Paulo Tavares
9 Portugal FW Jorginho
10 Portugal FW Miguel Pedro
11 Portugal FW Bruninho
12 Paraguay GK Carlos Servín
13 Guinea-Bissau MF Marlon Costa
14 Portugal FW Betinho (on loan from Sporting CP)
15 Portugal DF Nélson Pedroso
16 Portugal MF Tiago Terroso
17 Portugal MF Pedro Coronas
18 Portugal MF João Mário (on loan from Sporting CP)
No. Position Player
19 Peru MF Wilder Cartagena
20 Portugal DF Kiko
21 Paraguay MF Marcos Acosta
24 Portugal DF Pedro Queirós (captain)
25 Portugal FW Pedro Tiba
27 Paraguay FW Ramón Cardozo
28 Portugal MF Diogo Rosado
33 Brazil DF Ozéia
40 Senegal DF Adama François Sene
66 Portugal MF Dani
68 Brazil MF Ney Santos
77 Portugal FW Ricardo Horta
87 Portugal FW Zequinha
95 Portugal GK Miguel Lázaro
99 Brazil FW Rafael Martins

Notable former players[edit]


  • Names in bold represent managers in their second or more term of service

Other sports[edit]

Vitória's sports departments besides the football section:




  1. ^ "Setubal". Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Paulo Claro (29 August 2013). "Campeonato da Ia Liga 1934-1938 (unofficial)". Portugal - List of Champions. RSSSF. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Jorge Miguel Teixeira (11 August 1999). "Portugal 1934-35". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
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  7. ^ Steve Horton. "Blast from the past: Liverpool 3 Vitoria Setubal 2". Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
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  10. ^ "Vitoria Setubal : History 1975 to date". Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
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  12. ^ "Vitória Setúbal FC: Estádio de Bonfim". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Desporto: Vitória de Setúbal - Projecto do novo estádio é entregue quinta-feira na autarquia" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 24 April 2013. 

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