F.C. Famalicão

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FC Famalicão
Full nameFutebol Clube de Famalicão
Vila Nova
Azuis e Brancos
Founded21 August 1931; 87 years ago (1931-08-21)[1]
GroundEstádio Municipal 22 de Junho
Vila Nova de Famalicão
ManagerSérgio Vieira
2018–19LigaPro, 1st (matchweek 13)
WebsiteClub website

Futebol Clube de Famalicão, commonly known as Famalicão, is a Portuguese football club, from Vila Nova de Famalicão.[2] Founded on 21st August 1931,[1] its senior team currently plays in the LigaPro, the second tier of the Portuguese football.

Since 1952, Famalicão have played their home matches at the Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho, which holds a 5,307-seat capacity.[3] The Famalicenses' most successful period of their history occurred in the early 1990s, where the club played four seasons in the Primeira Liga, between 1990 and 1994, counting now with six Primeira Liga appearances. The club is owned by Quantum Pacific Group which also has 32% share of Atlético de Madrid. The new owners plan to project Famalicão back to the top tier of Portuguese football, making this one of the best teams in Portugal.

Famalicão sets its difference from many Primeira Liga teams by their supporters. The inhabitants of Vila Nova de Famalicão are passionate about their local team which makes almost every Famalicão match full with supporters. A rare scenario in Portuguese football.


First FC Famalicão team

Futebol Clube de Famalicão was founded on the 21 August, 1931 by the will of six friends.

The first team that Famalicão presented was in the opening of their first local ground, the Campo da Berberia, with a match against FC Porto in 1932. Their first kit was green and white, however, they will eventually change it to blue and white in order to get affiliation from FC Porto. Famalicão started competing in 1932/33 in the Regional Promotion Championship which they won. This is the beginning of Futebol Clube de Famalicão history.

The club has already six Primeira Liga appearances, in the seasons of 1946/47, 1978/79, 1990/91, 1991/92, 1992/93 and 1993/94, but their peak was at the early 1990s where they stayed at the top of the Portuguese football for four consecutive seasons. The new century brought a fast fall for the northern Portuguese team, dropping to the regional championships.

However, that was the turning point for the team. Since then, the club has reached multiple promotions, currently playing in the LigaPro, the second tier of the Portuguese football.

At the beginning of the 2018/19 season, 51% of the club share was bought by Quantum Pacific Group, a group that also holds 33% of Atlético de Madrid. This new board has a very straight and ambitious plan: get Famalicão back to the top of the Portuguese football.

The club plays their local games at Estádio Municipal de Famalicão since its opening in 1952. The club's previous grounds were Campo da Berberia, opened in 1932 and then Campo do Freião in 1946. Currently, new works in the stadium are planned for 2019 to increase the comfort and technology of the stadium, but also to expand its capacity to 7,500 people.


Current squad[edit]

As of 22 July 2018[4]

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 Rafael Defendi
2 Ivory Coast DF Koffi Kouao
3 Portugal DF Ângelo Meneses
4 Senegal MF Pathé Ciss
5 Brazil MF Chicão
7 Brazil FW Walterson
9 Brazil FW Fabrício Simões
10 Portugal MF Raphael Guzzo
11 England FW Benny Ashley-Seal (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
13 Portugal MF Capela
15 Portugal DF Jorge Miguel
19 Cape Verde DF Ricardo
21 Portugal MF Fabinho
No. Position Player
22 Portugal GK Ricardo Fernandes
23 Portugal DF Joel Monteiro
25 Brazil DF Hugo Gomes
27 Portugal MF Filipe Oliveira
30 Portugal FW Feliz
31 Portugal DF Luís Rocha
33 Brazil FW Anderson Silva
40 Senegal MF Alhassane Sylla
44 Montenegro MF Deni Hočko
77 France FW Damien Furtado (on loan from Rio Ave)
95 Brazil DF David Luis
97 Brazil GK Gabriel

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 FW Luís Oliveira (at Desportivo de Ronfe)



Competition Trophies Seasons
Divisao Trophy.svg Segunda Divisão 2 1977/78, 1987/88
Competition Trophies Seasons
BRG.png Regional Promotion Championship 1 1935/36
BRG.png Regional Opening Tournament 3 1982/83, 1984/85, 1986/87
BRG.png Regional Honour Cup 1 1986/87
BRG.png Primeira Divisão Regional 2 1954/55, 1961/62


Competition Participations Best finish
Primeira Liga Trophy.svg Primeira Liga 6 13th
Segunda Liga Trophy.svg LigaPro 6 6th
Divisao Trophy.svg Segunda Divisão 42 1st
Divisao Trophy.svg Terceira Divisão 9 2nd
Taça de Portugal Trophy.svg Portuguese Cup 60 Semi-finals
Portuguese League Cup.svg Portuguese League Cup 4 Group stage
Competition Participations Best finish
BRG.png Honour Division 1 2nd

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Competition Classification Portuguese Cup
1989/1990 2 Segunda Divisão 2nd 1/32
1990/1991 1 Primeira Divisão 15th 1/8
1991/1992 1 Primeira Divisão 14th 1/8
1992/1993 1 Primeira Divisão 14th 4QR
1993/1994 1 Primeira Divisão 17th 1/8
1994/1995 2 Segunda Divisão 12th 1/8
1995/1996 2 Segunda Divisão 17th 3QR
1996/1997 3 Segunda Divisão B - 2QR
1997/1998 3 Segunda Divisão B 10th 2QR
1998/1999 3 Segunda Divisão B 10th 4QR
1999/2000 3 Segunda Divisão B 2nd 4QR
2000/2001 3 Segunda Divisão B 2nd 1/4
2001/2002 3 Segunda Divisão B 20th 2QR
2002/2003 4 Terceira Divisão 6th 1QR
2003/2004 4 Terceira Divisão 10th 3QR
2004/2005 4 Terceira Divisão 2nd 3QR
2005/2006 3 Segunda Divisão B 7th 2QR
2006/2007 3 Segunda Divisão B 5th 4QR
2007/2008 4 Terceira Divisão 13tg 1QR
2008/2009 5 Regional Honour League 2nd -
2009/2010 4 Terceira Divisão 3rd 1QR
2010/2011 4 Terceira Divisão 2nd 1QR
2011/2012 3 Segunda Divisão B 7th 3QR
2012/2013 3 Segunda Divisão B 9th 1QR
2013/2014 3 Campeonato Nacional de Seniores 8th Red Arrow Down.svg 3rd 4QR
2014/2015 3 Campeonato Nacional de Seniores 2nd Green Arrow Up Darker.svg 1st QF
2015/2016 2 LigaPro 6th 3QR
2016/2017 2 LigaPro 15th 3QR
2017/2018 2 LigaPro 14th 4QR
2018/2019 2 LigaPro --- 2QR

Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Promotion stage

Red Arrow Down.svg Relegation stage CNS


Crest evolution
Fcfamalicao first.svg FCFamalicao old.svg FCFamalicao.svg Futebol Clube de Famalicao.png
1938-1965 1965-19?? 19??-1990 1990-2011 2011-2018 2018-present


  1. ^ a b "Historial" [History]. FC Famalicão (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Vila Nova de Famalicão". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Municipal 22 de Junho". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Futebol Clube Famalicão 2014/15". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 June 2015.

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