Lusitano F.C. (Portugal)

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Lusitano Futebol Clube, often known as Lusitano VRSA, is a Portuguese football club from Vila Real de Santo António,[1] in the Algarve region. The club was founded on April 15, 1916 and is the No. 1 delegation of S.L. Benfica, and has Miguel Ângelo Machado Vairinhos as its current president. In the 2016–2017 season they compete in Campeonato de Portugal (third tier of Portuguese football pyramid) and their head coach is Ricardo Sousa. The team played in the main Portuguese football competition, the Portuguese Liga, for three seasons, in 1947–48, 1948–49 and 1949–50.


The stadium where the club plays is called Campo de Jogos Francisco Gomes Socorro and has the capacity for 2500 spectators but in certain games such as matches in the Algarve Cup, they play at Complexo Desportivo Municipal de Vila Real de Santo António, with capacity for 7500 spectators.

Current squad[edit]

As of 14 February, 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Portugal DF Henrique Apolónia
3 Colombia DF Yerfersson Panesso
4 Brazil DF Ronan
5 Portugal MF Luís Firmino
6 Portugal DF Nuno Silva
7 Brazil MF Wanderson
8 Brazil MF João Victor
9 Portugal FW José Pedro
10 Portugal MF Ruizinho
11 Brazil FW Hudson
12 Portugal GK Pedro Pereira
13 Portugal MF Valter Fernandes
14 Brazil MF Maycom Mariconi
15 Italy DF Giorgio Piacentini
16 Colombia DF Andrés Carabali
No. Position Player
17 Brazil FW Lucas Salinas
18 Italy DF Renzo di Lisio
** Iran MF Shervin Razminia
19 France MF Sabri Barradas
20 Brazil MF Yan Tavares
21 Colombia DF Carlos Gómez
22 Brazil MF Marcel Bonifácio
** Italy FW Lorenzo Andriuoli
23 Portugal DF Igor Baldé
** Italy FW Marco Pintus
24 Portugal GK Daniel Clemente
59 Portugal GK Samuel Nóbrega
** Nigeria FW Abraham Adelaja
** England DF Harry Singh

Former players[edit]

Equipment and sponsorship[edit]

Lusitano Futebol Clube are currently sponsored by Companhia Pescarias do Algarve and their kit is made by Strike.


First Division – 3 Appearances – Best Result: 12th Place

Algarve Regional League – 9 Titles (1922/23, 1927/28, 1928/29, 1929/30, 1931/32, 1934/35, 1954/55, 1977/78, 2011/12)


  1. ^ Team report (in Portuguese)