CF Andorinha

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Andorinha
CF Andorinha.png
Full name Clube de Futebol Andorinha de Santo António
Founded 1925
Ground Estádio do Andorinha
Santo António, Funchal
Madeira
Portugal
Ground Capacity 500
Chairman José Bacelar
League Terceira Divisão Série Madeira

Clube de Futebol Andorinha de Santo António (abbreviated as CF Andorinha) is a Portuguese football club based in Santo António, Funchal on the island of Madeira.[1]

Background[edit]

CF Andorinha currently plays in the Terceira Divisão Série Madeira which is the fifth tier of Portuguese Football. The club was founded on 6 May 1925 and they play their home matches at the Estádio Do Andorinha in Santo António, Funchal. The stadium is able to accommodate 500 spectators.[1] It is a small stadium with a synthetic playing surface and seating for 400 people. The ground is located in the northern area of Funchal's Santo António freguesia, on the outskirts of the city. It is in very close proximity to C.S. Marítimo's training complex and Andorinha's ground is in fact often used to stage matches for Marítimo's youth teams.

Up until the end of the 2008–09 season CF Andorinha only played Distritais (Tier 5) football on Madeira but following league restructuring the 1ª Divisão clubs of the AF Madeira became part of the Terceira Divisão (Third Division) in 2009–10. After finishing second at the end of the First Phase, Andorinha won the Promotion Group and gained promotion to Segunda Divisão Série Norte for 2010–11whit the manager/coach Nelson Calaça e Duarte Santos. While their first season in the Second Division proved short with relegation at the end of the season, it was a tremendous achievement for the club to be competing against mainland clubs for the first time at the Portuguese third tier level.[1]

The club is considered a youth training and had a partnership FC Porto Dragon Force schools 2012–2014 with the manager Nelson Rosado's leadership.The club is also affiliated to Associação de Futebol da Madeira and has competed in the AF Madeira Taça. The club has also entered the national cup competition known as Taça de Portugal on a few occasions.[1][2]

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Place Movements
1990–91 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão
1991–92 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão
1992–93 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão
1993–94 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão
1994–95 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão
1995–96 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão
1996–97 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão
1997–98 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão
1998–99 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão 8th
1999–2000 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão
2000–01 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão
2001–02 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão
2002–03 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão
2003–04 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão Relegated
2004–05 Tier 6 Distritais AF Madeira – 2ª Divisão Promoted
2005–06 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão
2006–07 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão
2007–08 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão 1st
2008–09 Tier 5 Distritais AF Madeira – 1ª Divisão 6th Re-structuring
2009–10 Tier 4 Terceira Divisão Série Madeira – 1ª Fase 2nd Promotion Group
Tier 4 Terceira Divisão Série Madeira Primeiros 1st Promoted
2010–11 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série Norte 14th Relegated
2011–12 Tier 4 Terceira Divisão Série Madeira – 1ª Fase 9th Relegation Group
Tier 4 Terceira Divisão Série Madeira Últimos 3rd

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Honours[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Clube de Futebol Andorinha - ForaDeJogo - foradejogo.net". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Clube de Futebol Andorinha  – Portugal – footballzz.co.uk". ZeroZero. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  3. ^ "Portugal – Table of Honor – soccerlibrary.free.fr" (PDF). Soccer Library. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  4. ^ "Competitions – Portugal – footballzz.co.uk". ZeroZero. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Competitions - ForaDeJogo - foradejogo.net". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  6. ^ "AF Madeira – Futebol Total". Futebol Total. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 

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