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 Ricardo Soares
League Primeira Liga
2015–16 LigaPro, 2nd (promoted)
Current season

Grupo Desportivo de Chaves, commonly known as Chaves, is a Portuguese football club from Chaves currently playing in the Primeira 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 division. Their home kit is red-and-blue striped shirt with blue shorts and socks and the away kit is all white. Their current president is Bruno Carvalho and their manager is Ricardo Soares. Chaves have been in the Portuguese First Division 13 times and had their best finish of fifth-place in the 1989–90 season. They went to Europe in the 1987–88 season where they played in the UEFA Cup, beating Romanian side 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 fifth in both 1986–87 and 1989–90. In the 1986–87 season, meanwhile, they had fantastic results, beating Sporting Clube de Portugal 2–1 at home in a memorable night at the Estádio Municipal de Chaves. 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 then again suffered relegation 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 1–0 win 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, with the final set to determine the champions. Fátima won the match 2–1.[1] Chaves spent the following three years in the third division before being crowned Segunda Divisão champions in 2012–13, thus gaining promotion back to the Segunda Liga. After missing out on promotion to the first division during a thrilling final day of the 2014–15 season, Chaves were promoted the following season back to the top-flight Primeira Liga for the first time in 17 years.[2]

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 G.D. Chaves. The stadium is able to hold 12,000 people. The stadium normally holds the Portugal national team youth games and also some under-21 games, and also very rarely the senior team. This stadium is famous because it is where Cristiano Ronaldo made his senior international debut with Portugal.[3]

Honours[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 4 April 2017[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 Portugal GK Antonio Filipe
3 Montenegro MF Simon Vukčević
4 Portugal DF Fábio Santos
5 Serbia DF Nemanja Petrović
7 Guinea-Bissau FW João Mário
8 Portugal MF João Patrão
9 Portugal FW Rafael Lopes
10 Brazil FW Perdigão
12 Belarus MF Renan Bressan
13 Portugal GK Ricardo Nunes (on loan from Porto)
14 Portugal DF Nuno André Coelho
15 Portugal MF Pedro Tiba (on loan from Braga)
17 Libya FW Hamdou Elhouni (on loan from Benfica)
No. Position Player
18 Senegal FW Alioune Fall
20 Brazil DF Rodrigo (on loan from Porto)
21 Portugal DF Nélson Lenho
23 Portugal GK Emanuel Novo
24 Portugal DF Pedro Queirós
25 Portugal MF Bruno Braga
26 Cape Verde MF Carlos Ponck (on loan from Benfica)
29 Brazil FW Rafael Batatinha
33 Brazil DF Felipe
47 Portugal FW Fábio Martins (on loan from Braga)
91 Brazil MF Davidson
92 Brazil DF Victor Massaia
99 Brazil FW William

Reserves[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 GK Francisco Alves
Portugal GK Diogo Martins
Portugal DF Eduardo Pedroso
Portugal DF Rafael Duarte
Portugal DF Nuno Albano
Portugal DF Leandro Machado
Portugal DF Aurísio Júnior
Portugal MF Hélder Almeida
Nigeria MF Soldiq Aremu
Portugal MF Hélder Martins
Guinea-Bissau MF Ricardo Cá
Syria MF Anas Alaji
Guinea-Bissau MF Ouvido Pontes
Portugal MF Nuno Naendralal
No. Position Player
Portugal MF Filipe Narciso
Portugal MF Tiago Covas
Portugal MF Roberto Garcia
Portugal MF Afonso Oliveira
Portugal MF Raulinho Gomes
Portugal MF Rui Jorge
Portugal FW Luís Filipe
Portugal FW Nuno Miguel
Portugal FW Luís Carlos
Portugal FW Eduardo Alves
Portugal FW José Mota
Portugal FW Mali Baldé
Portugal FW Fábio Vianna

Managerial history[edit]

Europe[edit]

Season Cup Round Opponent Result (1st leg) Result (2nd leg) Aggregate Notes
1987–88 UEFA Cup 1st round Romania Universitatea Craiova 2 – 3 Away (16/09) 2 – 1 Home (30/09) 4 – 4 (a)
2nd round Hungary Budapest Honvéd 1 – 2 Home (24/10) 1 – 3 Away (04/11) 2 – 5

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 2H 8 42 19 10 13 58 56 67 Round 4
2014–15 2H 3 46 20 20 6 68 45 80 Round 4
2015–16 2H 2 46 21 18 7 60 39 81 Round 3 Promoted
2016–17 1L

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GD Chaves Historia". GD Chaves.pt. Archived from the original on 2014-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Desportivo de Chaves subiu à I Liga". cmjornal.xl.pt. 
  3. ^ "Lucky rebound gives Portugal narrow win over Kazakhstan". China Daily. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Squad". Zerozero.pt. 

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