G.D. Chaves

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GD Chaves
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Full name Grupo Desportivo de Chaves
Nickname(s) Flavienses, Valentes Trasmontanos
Founded 1949
Ground Estádio Municipal de Chaves
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Bruno Carvalho
Manager Vítor Oliveira
League Segunda Liga
2014–15 3rd

Grupo Desportivo de Chaves, commonly known as Chaves, is a Portuguese football club from Chaves currently playing in the Segunda Liga. They were founded in 1949 and currently play at Estádio Municipal de Chaves with a capacity of 12,000 one of the biggest in the Liga de Honra. Their home kit is red and blue striped t-shirt with blue shorts and socks and the away kit is all white. Their current president is Bruno Carvalho and their manager is Vítor Oliveira. In the 2007/08 season they finished 4th just missing out on promotion to the Liga de Honra. GD Chaves have been in the Portuguese First Division 13 times and have done expectionally well finishing 5th in the 1989/90 season which was their best ever finish. They went to Europe in the 1987/88 season where they played in the UEFA Cup beating Romanian team Universitatea Craiova in the first round but lost in the next round to Hungarian team Budapest Honvéd.

History[edit]

Grupo Desportivo de Chaves was founded on 27 September 1949 and is one of the most experienced teams in the Portuguese Second Division, not just because of its old culture, but also many years in the top-flight Primeira Liga, doing quite well and playing in European tournaments, such as the UEFA Cup. Their best ever finish was in the Primeira Liga when they finished in fifth place twice in 1986–87 and 1989–90, where in the 1986–87 season, they had fantastic results, beating Sporting Clube de Portugal 2–1 at home in a memorable night at the Estádio Municipal de Chaves stadium. After those fantastic seasons, they finished sixth, seventh, and ninth before getting relegated in the 1992–93 season to the Liga de Honra. They returned for another few seasons but got relegated again to the Liga de Honra until 2007, where they eventually got relegated to the Portuguese Second Division: Série A. In the previous season of 2007–08, they finished in fourth place just missing out on promotion.

After a series of great results in 2008–09 that granted the team the lead of Série A, Chaves finally achieved promotion to the second-flight Liga de Honra with an aggregate win, 1–0 over Penafiel, the winner of the Portuguese Second Division: Série B in a semi-final playoff. In the playoff final, it was between Chaves and Fátima, in which both were guaranteed promotion to the Liga de Honra and the final was to determine the champion of the Second Division. Fátima won the match 2–1 and were rewarded with champions of the Second Division for the 2008–09 season as Chaves became runners-up for the season and will play in the Liga de Honra for the 2009–10 season.[1]

Stadium[edit]

Estádio Municipal de Chaves is a multi-use stadium in Chaves. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of GD Chaves. The stadium is able to hold 12,000 people. The stadium normally holds the national teams youth games and also some U-21 games and also the senior team but rarely. This stadium is famous because it is where Cristiano Ronaldo made his senior international debut.[2]

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 23 February, 2015.[3] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Brazil DF Ícaro
5 Guinea-Bissau DF Lamine Bá
6 Portugal MF Raphael Guzzo (on loan from Benfica)
7 Portugal MF Hugo Santos
10 Portugal FW Luís Pinto
13 Portugal DF João Góis
14 Portugal MF João Patrão
15 Ivory Coast MF Siaka Bamba
17 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Arnold Issoko
18 Portugal MF Bruno Magalhães
19 Portugal FW João Vieira
20 Portugal FW Luís Barry
No. Position Player
21 Guinea-Bissau MF Luciano Teixeira
22 Portugal FW João Reis
23 Cape Verde DF João Vicente
25 France DF Stéphane Madeira
30 Brazil MF Tarcísio
31 Brazil FW Gustavo Souza
42 Guinea-Bissau FW João Mário
49 Portugal DF Miguel Ângelo
51 Serbia GK Igor Stefanović
81 Portugal DF Miguelito
84 Portugal GK Paulo Ribeiro
95 Senegal DF Pierre Sagna
99 Cape Verde MF Ericson

Notable former players[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

Europe[edit]

League and cup history[edit]

The football section has 13 presences at the top level of Portuguese football. Its best position was two fifth place finished, in the 1986–87 and 1989–90 seasons, the first earning Chaves its only presence in the European cups.

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Portuguese Cup Europe Notes
1985–86 1D 6 30 11 7 12 28 38 29
1986–87 1D 5 30 13 7 10 39 38 33
1987–88 1D 7 38 13 14 11 51 31 40 Round 2
1988–89 1D 13 38 12 10 16 37 41 34
1989–90 1D 5 34 12 14 8 38 38 38
1990–91 1D 8 38 10 14 14 49 52 34
1991–92 1D 9 34 10 10 14 36 45 30
1992–93 1D 18 34 4 8 22 34 61 16 Relegated
1993–94 2H 3 34 19 7 8 44 25 45 Promoted
1994–95 1D 14 34 10 7 17 33 49 27
1995–96 1D 15 34 9 7 8 38 56 34
1996–97 1D 10 34 12 10 12 39 45 46
1997–98 1D 16 34 10 5 19 31 55 35
1998–99 1D 17 34 5 10 19 39 70 25 Relegated
1999–00 2H 12 34 11 11 12 46 45 44
2000–01 2H 12 34 9 14 11 48 44 41
2001–02 2H 5 34 16 4 14 52 44 52
2002–03 2H 7 34 12 11 11 44 41 47
2003–04 2H 10 34 11 11 12 37 45 44
2004–05 2H 17 34 9 10 15 24 38 37
2005–06 2H 8 34 13 11 10 40 36 50 Round 2
2006–07 2H 16 30 3 7 20 16 43 16 Round 3 Relegated
2007–08 2HA 4 26 12 8 6 44 17 44 Round 3
2008–09 2HA 1 32 19 8 5 53 22 87 Round 3 Promoted
2009–10 2H 15 30 6 10 14 28 37 28 Runners-up Relegated
2010–11 2HA 3 30 13 12 5 34 21 51 Round 3
2011–12 2HA 3 30 15 9 6 41 26 54 Round 2
2012–13 2HA 1 32 17 11 4 46 23 62 Round 2 Promoted
2013–14 2D 8 42 19 10 13 58 56 67 Round 4

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ "GD Chaves Historia". GD Chaves.pt. 
  2. ^ "Lucky rebound gives Portugal narrow win over Kazakhstan". China Daily. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Squad". Zerozero.pt. 

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