S.C. Lusitânia

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Lusitânia
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Full name Sport Clube Lusitânia
Founded 1922
Ground Estádio João Paulo II,
Angra do Heroísmo, Azores Islands
Ground Capacity 7,000
Chairman Portugal João Orlando Rebelo
Manager Portugal João Eduardo Alves
League Campeonato de Portugal
2015–16 Liga Meo Azores, 1st, Promoted

The Sport Clube Lusitânia (commonly shortened to S.C. Lusitânia) is a professional sports club located in the municipality of Angra do Heroísmo, on the island of Terceira, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

History[edit]

In 1922, a group of enthusiastic footballers met in the Recreio dos Artistas, and founded the Sporting Clube Lusitânia, naming it for the airplane of the same name, used by Portuguese trans-Atlantic pioneers Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral.

Their highest achievement is reaching the semifinals of the Taça de Portugal in 1964. They had defeated Ferroviário Lourenço Marques in the quarterfinals, the highest a Portuguese colony club ever reached in the Portuguese Cup (and only because the dictatorship of António de Oliveira Salazar allowed them to play as a means of demonstrating that Portugal's African possessions were provinces and not colonies).

The headquarters of the club is in the historic manorhouse of Dona Violante do Canto.

Current squad[edit]

As of 12 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
1 Portugal GK Diogo Medeiros
2 Portugal DF Filipe Mendonça
3 Portugal DF Celso Silva
5 Portugal DF Duarte Cordeiro
6 Portugal MF Pedro Melo
7 Portugal MF Diogo Picanço
8 Portugal MF José Dias
9 Portugal FW Ivo Tavares
10 Portugal FW Miguel Ficher
11 Portugal MF Vasco Pereira
12 Portugal GK Gonçalo Toste
13 Portugal FW Evandro Marreta
14 Portugal DF André Catorze
No. Position Player
15 Portugal DF Samuel Moniz
16 Portugal DF Tomás Medeiros
17 Portugal DF Cris Silveira
18 Portugal FW Dário Simão
19 Portugal MF João Melo
20 Portugal FW Marco Spencer
21 Portugal MF Manuel Mont'Alverne
23 Portugal MF Pedro Rocha
24 Portugal GK Vítor Vieira
25 Portugal MF Ricky Costa
27 Portugal FW Tiago Vieira
28 Portugal FW Papixa
30 Portugal DF Alex Spencer

Basketball team[edit]

S.C. Lusitânia basketball team is part of the Portuguese Basketball League (LCB).[1]

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