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|Full name||Vitória Futebol Clube|
(Those from the Sado River)
O Velho Senhor
(The Old Esquire)
|Founded||20 November 1910|
|Ground||Estádio do Bonfim|
|Capacity||21,530 / 18,728 (UEFA)|
|2013–14||Primeira Liga, 7th|
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.
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.
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 and 7-3 on aggregate to Bayern Munich in the second round in 1967-68.
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. 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.
There are plans for a new municipal stadium to be built in Setubal, with the Bonfin being re-developed for retail.
- 1964–65, 1966–67, 2004–05
- 1923–24, 1926–27
- Honour Cup: 2
- 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
- As of 24 August 2014
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
- Names in bold represent managers in their second or more term of service
Vitória's sports departments besides the football section:
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- Steve Horton. "Blast from the past: Liverpool 3 Vitoria Setubal 2". LFCHistory.net. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "Vitoria Setubal : History 1975 to date". statto.com. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "Vitória Setúbal FC: Estádio de Bonfim". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "Desporto: Vitória de Setúbal - Projecto do novo estádio é entregue quinta-feira na autarquia" (in Portuguese). sapo.pt. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "Numeração e nomes oficiais nas camisolas". VFC. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
- Vitoria Setubal results and fixtures at Soccerbase
- Official website (Portuguese)
- Supporters website
- Current squad (Portuguese)