Lusitano Futebol Clube

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This article is about Portuguese football team from Vila Real de Santo António. For the team from Évora, see Lusitano G.C. For the South African team, see Lusitano F.C. For the Brazilian team, see Luzitano Futebol Clube.

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 2012-2013 season they compete in Terceira Divisão (fourth tier of Portuguese football pyramid). The team played in the main Portuguese football competition, the Portuguese Liga, for three seasons, in 1947–48, 1948–49 and 1949–50. They are currently competing in the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores.


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.

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 (Portuguese)