Hóquei Clube de Braga

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Hóquei Clube de Braga
HC Braga logo.jpg
Full name HC Braga
Nickname(s) Bracarenses
Founded March 18, 1988; 29 years ago (1988-03-18)
Chairman Portugal Luís Botelho
Manager Portugal André Torres
Home ground Pavilhão das Goladas, Braga
(Capacity 500)
League Portuguese Roller Hockey First Division
Season 2013–14
Position 11th (relegated)
Official Website hcbraga.pt/

Hóquei Clube de Braga Sabseg (sponsored by insurance company Sabseg) is a professional roller hockey club from Braga, Portugal. It was founded on 18 March 1988, after the extinction of the rink hockey squad of ABC Braga, a local handball club. It has about 400 members. The senior team participates in the Portuguese Roller Hockey First Division and in last years qualified to CERS Cup. The club has youth teams with several regional, national and European titles.

2013-14 Technical Team[edit]

Technical Team
Name Post
Portugal Vítor Silva Head Coach
Portugal Miguel Soares Assistant Coach and Fitness Coach
Portugal Jorge Mendes Mechanic
Portugal André Carneiro Youth Coordinator

2013-14 Squad[edit]

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 Rodolfo Sobral
2 Portugal DF Luís Filipe
3 Portugal MF Eduardo Brás
4 Portugal FW Miguel Vieira
5 Portugal FW Rodrigo Sousa
6 Portugal FW Frederico Saraiva "Fred"
8 Portugal MF José Campos "Ziga"
No. Position Player
9 Portugal MF Ricardo Ramos "Piolho"
23 Portugal GK Guilherme Silva
55 Portugal MF César Carvalho "Chumbinho"
Portugal FW Gabi Silva (junior)
Portugal FW Miguel Castro (junior)
Portugal FW Sérgio Campos (junior)
Portugal FW Luís Lima (junior)


Senior Team[edit]

8 Appearances (2005/06 and from 2007/08 until 2013/14);
Best rank: 5th place in 2010/11

Youth Teams[edit]

U-15: National Champions in 2010/11
U-17: European and National Champions in 2013/14 and runner-up in 2010/11 and 2012/13
U-20: National championship runner-up in 2013/14

HC Braga won several Regional Championships and Regional Cups in all levels.

Players at Portugal national roller hockey team[edit]

In 2010/2011, some HC Braga athletes Braga have been elected to play at National teams like Helder Nunes, who was selected to compete in the 2011 CIRH U-20 World Cup, where the Portuguese finished in 2nd place. In 2012, Helder Nunes was summoned to the Senior National Team, participating in the 2012 CERH European Championship in Lordelo (Paredes Municipality), Portugal. Another HC Braga athlete elected to the Portugal national team, was Miguel Vieira (U-15 National Champion in 2010/2011), playing in the 2012 European Roller Hockey Juvenile Championship (U-17), where the Portuguese team finished in 2nd place. In 2013, Carlos Loureiro was crowned U-17 European Champion while Miguel Vieira won th 2013 FIRS Roller Hockey World Cup U-20.

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