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Portuguesa FC
Full name Portuguesa Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) Los rojinegros (The red-and-black)
Founded March 2, 1972; 46 years ago (1972-03-02)
Ground Estadio General José Antonio Paez
Acarigua, Venezuela
Ground Capacity 18,000[1]
Chairman Generoso Mazzocca
Manager Carlos Horacio Moreno
League Primera División
2017 14th, aggregate table

Portuguesa Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Portuguesa, is a Venezuelan football club.


The club was founded on April 10, 1972, in Acarigua in the northern part of the state of Portuguesa.


Classic Añejo[edit]

The encounter between Portuguesa and Estudiantes de Mérida is one of the most classic and oldest of Venezuelan football. The first match played by these oncenas was May 28, 1972 by Copa Venezuela, and the twin cities leaving a 1-1 draw with Chiazzaro goals at 73 and Cholo Mendoza at the 79th minute, making it the oldest classic in force in the country

Club Victories Draws
Portuguese FC 44 35
Students of Mérida FC] 43 35

Portuguese Derby[edit]

It is that party that led the most important of the Portuguese state: Portuguesa FC and Llaneros de Guanare (Llaneros FC). There is no account with much tray, beginning to dispute in 2001 until the day of today. Both have a fair number of fans in the state.

Club Victories Draws
Portuguese FC 15 7
Llaneros FC 12 7


Amateur Era (0):
Professional Era (5): 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
1973, 1976, 1977

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

1997: First Round

Clothing and sponsors[edit]

Period Provider
1972-2007  Venezuela Without clothing
2008-2010  China Runic
2010-2011  Venezuela Without clothing
2011-2012  Venezuela Winlife Sport Wear
2012-2013  Venezuela Without clothing
2013-2014  Germany Uhlsport 3249f 450x450.png
2014-2015  Venezuela Without clothing
2015-2016  Germany Uhlsport 3249f 450x450.png
2017–Present  Venezuela Mundo Creativo
Periodo Patrocinador
1972-2008 Without sponsor
2008-2009  Venezuela Garzón Hipermercado
Expresos Los Llanos
2010-2012 Without sponsor
2012-2013  Venezuela Logo Movilnet.JPG
Oleica (Aceite Portumesa), Gobernación de Portuguesa, Yess Sport
2013-2014  Germany Uhlsport 3249f 450x450.png
 Venezuela T&C Sports Management
Oleica (Aceite Portumesa)
Alimentos Mary
Portuguesa Socialista
Agrícola A y B
Logo Movilnet.JPG
2015-2016  Germany Uhlsport 3249f 450x450.png
 Venezuela Alimentos Mary
Gobernación de Portuguesa
Aceite Portuguesa
Arroz Santoni
2017–Present  Venezuela Mundo Creativo
Alimentos Mary
Arroz Santoni
Doña Emilia


Matches stadium[edit]

Estadio José Antonio Páez

The José Antonio Páez Stadium is a sports infrastructure built for the practice of football, located in the city of Acarigua in the Portuguese state of the western plains of Venezuela. Despite not being the capital of the region, the building was built in that place by the booming development of this locality llanera; owes its name to the recognized hero of Venezuelan independence and the first president of Venezuela, Jose Antonio Páez.

It is the headquarters of the Portuguese Football Club, currently located in the First Division of Venezuela. Its facilities have the capacity to hold approximately 14 thousand spectators; in 2007 it underwent considerable improvements to be used in the National Plains Sports Games 2007.

The installation was submitted to a new stage of total recovery that consists of 3 stages: the first one was delivered on September 23, 2011, where the total recovery of the engraving, the baths of the popular tribunes were carried out, the construction of a gym for the players, bathrooms showers and dressing rooms for said gymnasium, construction of a transmission house, waterproofed and painted of all the tribunes.

City and sports venue[edit]

Portuguesa FC received award and allocation of grounds for a sports venue.

The Governor of the Portuguese state handed over to the Portuguese Football Club the land where they will build the team's sports headquarters, a project that they would begin to follow next year.

The president of the club five times winner in Venezuelan football, Generoso Mazzocca, showed the project for the construction of this venue.

The Headquarters Deportiva Portuguesa FC would be located in Sector Los Malabares of the city of Araure.

Alternate stadium[edit]


He has a fanaticada like all football teams in Venezuela The Barra Lanceros Rojinegros are fans of the Portuguesa fc who Sunday to Sunday accompany him in the southern tribune of the Mythical General Stadium Jose Antonio Paez

Current first team 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 Venezuela GK Juan Alvarez
4 Venezuela DF Wilfrido Alvarado
5 Venezuela MF Víctor Mendoza R.
7 Venezuela DF Inmer González
11 Venezuela MF Rene de Jesus Salazar
12 Venezuela GK Robert Rivas
14 Venezuela MF Manuel Rodríguez M.
15 Venezuela DF Luís García Urbano
17 Venezuela FW Carlos Alfonzo Rodríguez
19 Venezuela FW Pedro José Lucena
20 Venezuela MF Johnny Lucena
21 Venezuela MF Manuel Martínez G.
22 Venezuela GK Andrés Ulloa
No. Position Player
24 Venezuela MF Francisco Pineda D.
Venezuela DF Freddy Reyes
Venezuela DF Gustavo Rondón
Venezuela DF Andersón Orozco
Venezuela DF Raul González
Venezuela DF Martín López
Venezuela MF Juan Jara
Paraguay MF Walter Avalos
Venezuela FW Juan Manuel Falcón
Brazil FW Leonardo Rocha
Paraguay FW Juan Benítez
Venezuela FW Silvio Rivero

Portuguese FC coaches[edit]

Club board and organization chart[edit]

Organizational shart[edit]

President  VEN Generous Mazzocca
Vice President  VEN Maiker Frías
Members  VEN Orlando Cárdenas
Members  VEN Luis Fernández
Members  VEN Olympia Labrador
Adviser  VEN Gianni Mazzocca
General Manager  VEN Raúl Alvárez
Sports Manager  VEN Johnny Lucena
Manager of Operations  VEN Rafael Guaricuco

Media and Press ||  VEN Patricia Almao - Media Director Francisco Miliani - Media Assistant María Gabriela Almao - Social Networks Julio Rojas - Photographer Raiber Jiménez - Graphic Designer

Previous presidents[edit]

Means of communication[edit]

Media coverage[edit]

Fanfare 99.5fm[edit]

The radio that transmits the games of the pentacampeon set of Venezuela



External links[edit]