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 17 April 2017

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 Leandro Silva
3 Portugal DF André Piloto
4 Portugal MF João Salas
5 Portugal MF Luís Firmino
6 Portugal DF Nuno Silva
7 Portugal FW Alberto Seidi
8 Brazil MF Marcão
9 Brazil FW Paulo Cézar
9 Brazil FW Rodrigo Thompson
10 Portugal MF Ruizinho
11 Brazil FW Hudson
12 Portugal GK Pedro Valentim
13 Portugal MF Valter Fernandes
14 Portugal FW Francisco Costa
No. Position Player
16 Colombia FW Edwar López
17 Brazil FW Lucas Salinas
18 Portugal FW Nélson Carvoeiro
19 Ivory Coast DF Alan
20 Portugal DF Igor Baldé
23 Brazil MF João Victor
30 Nigeria FW Kelechi Orgi
59 Portugal GK Samuel Nóbrega
63 Brazil DF Ronan
76 Portugal DF Rodolfo Simões
90 Brazil MF Juninho
95 France MF Amine Oudrhiri
Iran MF Arash Ostovari
Portugal MF Jorge

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)