Estádio D. Afonso Henriques

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Estádio D. Afonso Henriques
Estádio de Guimarães.JPG
LocationRua de São Gonçalo, Guimarães, Portugal
OwnerVitória Sport Clube
Capacity30,000[1]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1965, with a football match between Vitória S.C. and 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Renovated2003
ArchitectEduardo Guimarães
Tenants
Vitória S.C. (1965-present)
Portugal national football team (selected matches)

The Estádio D. Afonso Henriques (English: D. Afonso Henriques Stadium) is a football stadium in the city of Guimarães, Portugal.

The stadium is home of Guimarães's most successful team, Vitória de Guimarães, presently competing in the top-flight Portuguese Liga. The stadium was built in 1965 and was renovated and expanded in 2003 for the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament by architect Eduardo Guimarães. Estádio D. Afonso Henriques has a capacity of 30,000[2] and it is named after the first King of Portugal — and also a Guimarães native — Dom Afonso Henriques. It was formerly known as Estádio Municipal de Guimarães, and before that as the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques.

During Euro 2004, the stadium hosted two of the tournament's matches.

Games held[edit]

The Estádio D. Afonso Henriques hosted two games at UEFA Euro 2004. The opening fixture of Group C was between Denmark and Italy, in which the match ended 0–0. The last fixture of Group C was also played at the stadium, this time between Bulgaria and Italy, in which it ended 2–1 to Italy with goals from Martin Petrov for Bulgaria and goals from Simone Perrotta and Antonio Cassano for Italy. Although Cassano's late 94th-minute strike won the game for Italy 2–1, in the other game between Denmark and Sweden, it ended 2–2 with a late 89th-minute strike from Mattias Jonson. Jonson's goal resulted in Italy's exit out of the tournament on goals scored in third place, behind Sweden in second place and Denmark in first place.

Portugal national football team[edit]

The following national team matches were held in the stadium.

# Date Score Opponent Competition
1. 6 September 2003 0–3  Spain Friendly
2. 14 October 2009 4–0  Malta 2010 World Cup qualification
3. 3 September 2010 4–4  Cyprus Euro 2012 qualifying
4. 6 February 2013 2–3  Ecuador Friendly
5. 20 November 2018 1–1  Poland UEFA Nations League

UEFA Euro 2004[edit]

Date Result Round
14 June 2004  Denmark 0–0  Italy Group C
22 June 2004  Italy 2–1  Bulgaria Group C

UEFA Nations League 2019 Finals[edit]

Date Result Round
6 June 2019  Netherlands  England Semi-finals
9 June 2019 Losers Match 1 Losers Match 2 Third place play-off

Miklós Fehér's death[edit]

The stadium witnessed the collapse of Sport Lisboa e Benfica player Miklós Fehér. This occurred during a league match between Vitória de Guimarães and Benfica on 25 January 2004. Late into the second half, Fehér received a yellow card shortly after coming on as a substitute. He then collapsed and went into cardiac arrest, later dying in hospital. Every time Benfica play in Guimarães, there is a remembrance ceremony at the location where Fehér collapsed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Património". vitoriasc.pt. Vitória Sport Clube. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Património". vitoriasc.pt. Vitória Sport Clube. Retrieved 31 August 2017.

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Coordinates: 41°26′45″N 8°18′04″W / 41.44583°N 8.30111°W / 41.44583; -8.30111