F.C. Barreirense

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For other uses, see Barreirense (Cape Verde).
F.C. Barreirense logo.png
Full name Futebol Clube Barreirense
Nickname(s) None
Founded 1911
Ground Estádio D. Manuel de Mello, Barreiro
Ground Capacity 10,500
Chairman António Martins
Manager Duka
League Portuguese Third Division
2012-13 TBD
Website Club home page

Futebol Clube Barreirense is a Portuguese institution founded in 11 April 1911. The club is a multi-sports but the main sports are football and basketball. The club also has chess, gymnastics and kick-boxing. The club has a great history in Portugal and it’s still today one of the clubs with more participations on Portuguese Championship and in Portuguese Cup. In basketball, the club won 2 National Championships and 6 Portuguese Cup. In both sports, the club has represented Portugal in European competitions. At the level of young squads, the club is known as a trainer of great talents in football and basketball.



The football club has gone through many great moments as the champion of the Segunda Divisão. In the 1969–70 season, FC Barreirense achieved the highest place ever in the Primeira Divisão, reaching the 4th place, a team that included Portugal's great Manuel Bento. The following year, the club represented the country in the prestigious Inter-cities Fairs Cup and despite being eliminated in the first round by Dinamo Zagreb, the club managed to win 2-0 in the match played in Barreiro.

Barreirense's major rival is G.D. Fabril, formerly CUF Barreiro, with whom they have shared many seasons from the Primeira Liga all the way down to the Setúbal FA League, where they both currently compete following the Terceira Divisão's disbandment at the end of 2012–13 season.

Date Country Home Result Away Country City
16/09/1970  Portugal FC Barreirense 2-0 NK Dinamo Zagreb  Croatia Barreiro,  Portugal
30/09/1970  Croatia NK Dinamo Zagreb 6-1 FC Barreirense  Portugal Zagreb,  Croatia


  • Segunda Divisão: 7 (2nd Tier: 1934–1990; 3rd Tier: 1990–present)
    • 1942–43, 1950–51, 1959–60, 1961–62, 1966–67, 1968–69, 2004–05



- Champion:

  • 2 Portuguese Championships (1956/1957; 1957/1958)
  • 6 Portuguese Cups (1956/1957; 1959/1960; 1962/1963; 1981/1982; 1983/1984; 1984/1985)
  • 10 Portuguese Championships Under-20 (1953/1954; 1955/1956; 1956/1957; 1965/1966; 1974/1975; 1976/1977; 2001/2002; 2005/2006; 2006/2007; 2008/2009)
  • 6 Portuguese Championships Under-18 (2000/2001; 2002/2003; 2003/2004; 2004/2005; 2005/2006; 2007/2008)
  • 10 Portuguese Championships Under-16 (1975/1976; 1994/1995; 1997/1998; 1998/1999; 2001/2002; 2002/2003; 2003/2004; 2004/2005; 2007/2008)

- Overall Ranking Portuguese Championships (Top 5)

- Portuguese Championships Top 5:

- Portuguese Championships Top 3 (Under-20 and Under-18):

- Portuguese Championships Top 3 (Under-16):

- Participation in European Competitions

Date Country Home Result Away Country City
12/03/1958  Portugal FC Barreirense 51-68 Real Madrid CF  Spain Barreiro,  Portugal
20/04/1958  Spain Real Madrid CF 86-40 FC Barreirense  Portugal Madrid,  Spain
 ??/??/1958  France Étoile de Charleville 77-40 FC Barreirense  Portugal Charleville,  France
22/11/1958  Portugal FC Barreirense 27-63 Étoile de Charleville  France Barreiro,  Portugal


Basketball started to be played at the club from 1927 onwards and over the years, FC Barreirense has always remained at the top of the Portuguese national basketball, winning two National Championships and six Cups of Portugal and even participating in the European Clubs Championship twice. On the first occasion, FC Barreirense played against the Spanish colossus Real Madrid CF in 1958 and then with the Etoile de Charville, champion of France, also in 1958. The game with Real Madrid CF was in the history of the Portuguese sport since it was the first live television in Portugal of a basketball match and the first game in a European competition for a Portuguese club.

Beyond these presences in the European Cup of Clubs, the club also played several international matches, such as, with Tennessee and Bittebeng from the United States of America, with ABC of Nantes from France, with Union Marrocaine from Morocco, with the selection of Brazil, with the Antwerp from Belgium, with the Ignis Varese from Italy, among many other big teams.

The FC Barreirense was several times won the national Under-20 and Under-16 championships, in addition to the participation in several Final Four's where several times was runner up. The results achieved in the youth ranks highlight the formation of FC Barreirense that is, even today, clearly one of the best in Portugal. In 2007, Joao "Betinho" Gomes, player formed in club, was very close to joining the NBA.

Currently the Roster of National Team 2014 is composed of five athletes from the formation of FC Barreirense, they are:

  • (PG) Pedro Pinto
  • (SG) José Silva
  • (SF)Joao "Betinho" Gomes
  • (PF) Miguel Queiroz
  • (SF/PF) João Guerreiro


Currently, the football team of FC Barreirense is Iª Division from District League of Setúbal Football Association. The construction of new sports infrastructure, coupled with the poor economic climate across the world don't allow that the club is on a place that his history deserve.

In basketball, the club's men's basketball team plays in the Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol.


The FC Barreirense was known as a former of great young players that after they stay to the club, developed impressive careers in the service of the biggest clubs and the Portuguese national team. In particular, S.L. Benfica take a lot of great talent from the Barreiro school. The next list is too short to honor so much fantastic football players who have spent at FC Barreirense:

Adolfo Calisto, Albano, Álvaro Pina, Armando Ferreira, Arsénio, Artur Quaresma, Azevedo, Bandeira, Balugas, Carlos Gomes, Carlos Manuel, Fernando Chalana, Constantino Silva, Contreiras, Custódio, Faneca, Faia, Francisco Correia, Francisco Moreira, Francisco Silva, Frederico, Jorge Martins, José Augusto, Manuel Bento, Lança, Ludovico, Nelinho, Neno, Nogueira, Nunes, Patrício, Pedro Pireza, Praia, Raul Jorge, Raul Pascoal, Silvino, Testas, Valter Costa, Vasques, among many others.


  1. ^ Before the 1938–39 season, the Portuguese Cup was called the Campeonato de Portugal (Championship of Portugal) and the winner was considered the Portuguese national champion.

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