C.D. Cova da Piedade

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Full name Clube Desportivo da Cova da Piedade
Nickname(s) Rapazes de Azul-Grená
Founded 1947
Ground Estádio Municipal José Martins Vieira, Cova da Piedade
Capacity 3,000
Chairman Paulo Veiga
Manager Eurico Gomes
League LigaPro
2017–18 LigaPro, 9th
Website Club website

Clube Desportivo Cova da Piedade is a football club established in the parish of Cova da Piedade, municipality of Almada, Portugal.


Clube Desportivo Cova da Piedade was founded on 28 January 1947, resulting from the merge between União Piedense Futebol Clube, founded in 9 April 1914, and Sporting Clube Piedense. Cova da Piedade's current president is Paulo Veiga.

Promotion to LigaPro[edit]

On 30 April 2016, Cova da Piedade were promoted for the first time ever to the professional second-tier (all previous presences in the second-tier were prior to the creation of Segunda Divisão de Honra in 1990) after beating Angrense 2–1, confirming the first place on Campeonato de Portugal, South Zone, with two more matches still to play. They won the third-tier championship title on 5 June 2016, against North Zone winners Vizela.


Cova da Piedade play their matches at Estádio Municipal José Martins Vieira (named after the former President of the Municipality of Almada) and has a capacity for 3,000 spectators. The stadium has natural turf.

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 August 2018

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

No. Position Player
1 Portugal GK Moreira
2 South Africa MF Thabo Cele
3 China MF Chen Yi
4 Brazil DF Willyan Rocha
5 Portugal DF Lima Pereira
6 Brazil DF Evaldo
7 Portugal FW Hugo Firmino
8 Guinea-Bissau MF Sori Mané
9 Nigeria FW Ifeanyi Onyilo
10 Portugal MF Miguel Rosa
11 Portugal FW Gonçalo Maria
18 Portugal FW Ronaldo Tavares
20 Cape Verde FW Ballack
No. Position Player
23 Portugal MF André Carvalhas
26 China DF Yuan Yelong
27 China MF Chen Jiayu
28 Brazil DF Yan Victor
30 Portugal MF Pedro Carneiro
77 Portugal MF Rodrigo Martins
88 Portugal DF João Gil
89 China MF Xie Runze
90 Senegal FW Kalidou Yero
92 Brazil FW Dieguinho
95 Portugal FW Nelsinho
97 Italy GK Francesco Anacoura
-- Brazil DF Rafael Amorim


League and cup history[edit]

Season Tier Competition Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Portuguese Cup Portuguese League Cup Notes
2014-15 3 Campeonato de Portugal (league) 3 18 8 4 6 17 15 28 Round 3 Not eligible
2015-16 3 Campeonato de Portugal (league) 1 18 10 5 3 23 13 35 Round 4 Not eligible Promoted
2016-17 2 Portuguese Second Division 1 42 14 11 17 45 60 53 Round 4 2nd qualifying round
2017-18 2 Portuguese Second Division 9 38 14 9 15 42 45 51 Quarter-finals 2nd qualifying round


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