2011–12 FC Porto season

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Porto
2011–12 season
ChairmanPinto da Costa
ManagerVítor Pereira
Primeira Liga1st
Taça de PortugalFourth round
Taça da LigaSemi-finals
SuperCupWinners
UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stage
UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32
UEFA Super CupRunners-up
Top goalscorerLeague:
Hulk (16)

All:
Hulk (21)

The 2011–12 season is the Futebol Clube do Porto's 78th season in the Primeira Liga, officially known as the Liga ZON Sagres for sponsorship reasons. Porto captured their 25th league title last season with their 3 April defeat of rivals Benfica. Manager André Villas-Boas became their manager on 2 July 2010 and won the league with no losses in their domestic campaign.[1] On 20 June 2011, Villas-Boas quit Porto to join Chelsea in England. The next day, Porto named Vítor Pereira as their new head coach.

Squad[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Helton
2 Brazil DF Danilo
3 Argentina MF Lucho González
4 Brazil DF Maicon
5 Uruguay DF Álvaro Pereira
6 Colombia MF Fredy Guarín
7 Argentina FW Fernando Belluschi
8 Portugal MF João Moutinho
9 France FW Thibaut Vion
10 Uruguay MF Cristian Rodríguez
11 Brazil FW Kléber
12 Brazil FW Hulk
13 Uruguay DF Jorge Fucile
14 Portugal DF Rolando
No. Position Player
15 Portugal DF Emídio Rafael
16 Portugal DF Henrique Sereno
17 Portugal FW Silvestre Varela
18 Brazil FW Walter
19 Colombia FW James Rodríguez
20 Portugal MF Djalma
21 Romania DF Cristian Săpunaru
22 France DF Eliaquim Mangala
23 Brazil MF Souza
25 Brazil MF Fernando
26 Brazil DF Alex Sandro
29 Austria FW Marc Janko
30 Argentina DF Nicolás Otamendi
31 Brazil GK Rafael Bracalli
35 Belgium MF Steven Defour

Squad changes in 2011–12[edit]

In

Out

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Portugal GK Hugo Ventura (to Olhanense)
Senegal DF Abdoulaye Ba (to Académica)
Portugal DF André Pinto (to Olhanense)
Portugal DF Ivo Pinto (to União de Leiria)
Portugal MF Pedro Moreira (to Gil Vicente)
Portugal MF Edú (to Trofense)
Portugal MF Sérgio Oliveira (to Mechelen)
Portugal DF Henrique Sereno (to Köln)
Brazil MF Soares (to Recreativo de Huelva)
Portugal DF Miguel Lopes (to Braga)
No. Position Player
Portugal FW Ukra (to Braga)
Brazil MF Kelvin (to Rio Ave)
Portugal MF André Castro (to Sporting Gijón)
Ghana MF Christian Atsu (to Rio Ave)
Portugal MF David Bruno (to Trofense)
Poland GK Paweł Kieszek (to Roda JC)
Ghana DF David Addy (to Panetolikos)
Colombia MF Fredy Guarín (to Internazionale)
Argentina MF Fernando Belluschi (to Genoa)

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Date Match Type Opponents H / A Result Scorer(s) Attendance
6 July Friendly Portugal Tourizense CTFD PortoGaia 7–0 Hulk (2), Maicon, Kelvin, James Rodríguez, Kléber, Danilo(OG)
10 July Friendly Germany FC Gütersloh Heidewaldstadion 1–10 Kléber, Djalma, Hulk (3), Rúben Micael, Walter (3), Maicon
16 July Friendly Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach Niederrheinstadion 0–0
17 July Friendly Germany SC Verl Stadion an der Poststraße 1–3 Kléber (2), Hulk
21 July Friendly Portugal Rio Ave Estádio dos Arcos 1–3 Kléber (2), João Moutinho
24 July Friendly Uruguay Peñarol Estádio do Dragão 3–0 Kléber, Hulk, Walter
31 July Friendly France Lyon Stade de Genève 2–1 Rúben Micael

Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira[edit]

UEFA Super Cup[edit]

Primeira Liga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 30 23 6 1 69 19 +50 75 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Benfica 30 21 6 3 66 27 +39 69
3 Braga 30 19 5 6 59 29 +30 62 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
4 Sporting CP 30 18 5 7 47 26 +21 59 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
5 Marítimo 30 14 8 8 41 38 +3 50 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Source: LPFP (in Portuguese)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head away goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Matches won; 7) Goals scored; 8) Play-off.
(Note: LPFP decided that only criteria 1, 5, 6 and 7 would be applied to establish the classification during the competition.)[3]
(C) Champion.

Matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group G
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Cyprus APOEL 6 2 3 1 6 6 0 9
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 2 3 1 7 5 +2 9
Portugal Porto 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 1 2 3 6 8 −2 5
Tiebreakers
  • APOEL and Zenit St. Petersburg are ranked by their head-to-head records, as shown below.
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Cyprus APOEL 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1

UEFA Europa League[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2011-05-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.record.xl.pt/Futebol/Nacional/1a_liga/Porto/interior.aspx?content_id=714959
  3. ^ http://www.lpfp.pt/liga_zon_sagres/pages/classificacao_resultados.aspx