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; 104 years ago (20 November 1910)
Ground Estádio do Bonfim
Ground Capacity 21,530 / 18,728 (UEFA)
Chairman Fernando Oliveira
Manager Domingos Paciência
League Primeira Liga
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.

History[edit]

VFC Sétubal played in the inaugural Campeonato da 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]

Stadium[edit]

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]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

  • 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 24 August 2014[14]

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

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Lukas Raeder
2 Portugal DF Fábio Pala
3 Portugal DF Frederico Venâncio
4 Cape Verde MF Ericson Silva
6 Brazil MF João Schmidt (on loan from São Paulo)
7 Portugal FW Manú
8 Portugal MF Paulo Tavares
9 Brazil FW Giovani
10 Portugal MF Miguel Pedro
11 Brazil FW Diego Maurício
12 Portugal GK Miguel Lázaro
16 Portugal MF Tiago Terroso
17 Peru FW Junior Ponce
19 Peru MF Wilder Cartagena
20 Portugal DF Kiko
No. Position Player
21 Brazil DF Marcos Vinícius
22 Greece MF Dimitris Pelkas (on loan from PAOK)
24 Portugal DF Pedro Queirós (captain)
28 Brazil MF Yann Rolim
33 Portugal GK Ricardo Batista
40 Senegal DF François
44 Portugal DF Miguel Lourenço
45 Portugal FW Lupeta
55 Cape Verde DF Hélder Cabral
66 Portugal MF Dani Soares
68 Brazil MF Ney Santos
82 Peru DF Luis Advíncula
87 Portugal FW Zequinha
90 Portugal MF André Horta
91 Guinea-Bissau FW Rachide Forbes


Notable former players[edit]

Coaches[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:

Handball[edit]

Rugby[edit]

Main article: Vitória F.C. (rugby)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Setubal". Portugoal.net. 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. 
  4. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesp/portcuphist.html
  5. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/ec/ec196566.html
  6. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/ec/ec196768.html
  7. ^ Steve Horton. "Blast from the past: Liverpool 3 Vitoria Setubal 2". LFCHistory.net. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/ec/ec196970det.html
  9. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesp/porthist197374.html
  10. ^ "Vitoria Setubal : History 1975 to date". statto.com. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  11. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesp/portcup05.html
  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). sapo.pt. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Numeração e nomes oficiais nas camisolas". VFC. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 

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