S.C. Covilhã

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Sporting Covilhã
Sporting Clube da Covilhã.png
Full name Sporting Clube da Covilhã
Nickname(s) Leões da Serra
(Lions of the Mountain)
Founded 1923
Ground Estádio Municipal José Santos Pinto, Covilhã
Ground Capacity 2,055
Chairman José Oliveira Mendes
Manager Joao Tomas
League LigaPro
2014–15 4th

Sporting Clube da Covilhã, commonly known as just Sporting da Covilhã, is Portuguese football club from the city of Covilhã that plays in the second-tier LigaPro. The club was founded in 1923. Their nickname is the Leões da Serra, meaning "Lions of the Mountain Range," due to Covilhã's location in the Serra de Estrela, the highest mountains in Portugal. In 2007–08, they finished first in the Portuguese Second Division Serie C, out-scoring teams and exceeding expectations and also, in remarkable fashion, finishing first in the playoffs and beating historic club GD Chaves. Their home ground is Estádio Municipal José Santos Pinto, located at approximately 900 m of altitude. However, SCC play sometimes at a more recent Complexo Desportivo da Covilhã in Covilhã, which holds a capacity of 3,000 spectators. Their current chairman is José Oliveira Mendes and current manager is Fernando Chaló. They have won five Second Division in 1948, 1958, 1987 (second-tier), 2002, and 2005 (third-tier). The club is now in their sixth consecutive presence in the second tier.

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 January 2017[1]

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 Igor Araújo
2 Portugal DF João Dias
5 Brazil DF Alexandre Hans (on loan from Aves)
6 Portugal MF Fábio Martins (on loan from Sporting CP B)
8 Portugal MF Gilberto
9 Guinea-Bissau FW Amadu Turé
10 Guinea-Bissau FW Adul Seidi (on loan from Marítimo)
11 Portugal MF Renato Reis (on loan from Aves)
13 Portugal DF Joel
14 Mali MF Mamadou Djikiné
16 Portugal GK Vítor São Bento
17 Portugal DF Reigones
No. Position Player
18 Brazil FW Hudson
19 Brazil MF Índio
20 Nigeria FW Sodiq Fatai (on loan from Paços Ferreira)
21 Mali MF Boubakary Diarra
23 Portugal DF Paulo Henrique (on loan from Paços Ferreira)
30 Algeria DF Kiko Zarabi
55 Portugal GK Igor Rodrigues
67 Mozambique DF Reinildo Mandava (on loan from Benfica B)
70 France MF Gaius Makouta
96 Brazil DF Gerson
98 Brazil FW Bonani

Honours[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

Club anthem[edit]

De verde e branco, Um dia te vestiram;
De verde engalanaram, Os teus pés.
O branco escorreu-te, Das alturas,
Onde moras, E onde mostras o que és! e Entre os maiores
Te sentes pequeno, Mas és na Beira
Rico em tradições, A garra que te vem
De seres leão, Já tem feito tremer
Os campeões!

Pelos anos contados, És velhinho, Mas continuas sempre
A ser um jovem; D`esperança
Traçaram teu caminho, Força e coragem
O que te movem, O ar que te embriaga
Puro e leve, Te inspira e te dá fecundidade,
Que seja lema teu, Por toda a vida
A grandeza, O progresso, A humildade

League and cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup League Cup Notes
1948–49 1D 11 26 9 2 15 50 59 20 Semi Finals
1949–50 1D 6 26 10 5 11 55 70 25
1950–51 1D 6 26 13 0 13 62 53 26 Round 1
1951–52 1D 6 26 10 5 11 35 52 25 Quarter Finals
1952–53 1D 10 26 7 6 13 38 54 20 Quarter Finals
1953–54 1D 7 26 10 8 8 43 39 28 Round 1
1954–55 1D 12 26 8 4 14 32 53 20 Round 1
1955–56 1D 5 26 11 7 8 52 44 29 Round 1
1956–57 1D 13 26 7 4 15 33 62 18 Runners-up Relegated
1958–59 1D 8 26 9 4 13 43 65 22 Round 1
1959–60 1D 9 26 8 6 12 32 49 22 Round 3
1960–61 1D 9 26 8 5 13 27 55 21 Round 1
1961–62 1D 13 26 6 5 15 30 48 17 Round 1 Relegated
1985–86 1D 16 30 5 7 18 23 61 17 Round 2 Relegated
1986–87 2D 1 Round 6 Promoted
1987–88 1D 20 38 5 11 22 30 70 21 Round 5 Relegated
1989–90 2DS 10 34 15 3 16 39 43 33 Round 2
1990–91 2DS 16 34 6 10 18 31 47 22 Round 2
1991–92 2DS 9 38 14 11 13 42 38 39 Round 3 Relegated
1992–93 3DS 2 34 21 7 6 53 19 49 Round 2 Promoted
1993–94 2DS 16 34 6 14 14 35 48 26 Round 2 Relegated
1994–95 3DS 2 34 22 7 5 62 22 51 Round 2 Promoted
1995–96 2DS 1 34 22 7 5 53 24 73 Round 3 Promoted
1996–97 2H 16 34 9 11 14 30 41 38 Round 3 Relegated
1997–98 2DS 2 34 20 7 7 67 26 67 Round 2
1998–99 2DS 1 34 19 10 5 49 27 67 Round 4 Promoted
1999–00 2H 18 34 5 10 19 23 48 25 Round 5 Relegated
2000–01 2DS 2 36 23 9 4 68 23 78 Round 3
2001–02 2DS 1 38 23 11 4 64 26 80 Round 2 Promoted
2002–03 2H 11 34 11 12 11 37 33 45 Round 6
2003–04 2H 17 34 8 5 21 39 55 29 Round 4 Relegated
2004–05 2H 1 36 19 12 5 61 32 69 Round 3 Promoted
2005–06 2H 14 34 10 12 12 37 42 42 Round 5 Relegated
2006–07 2DS 4 26 12 7 7 48 25 43 Round 4
2007–08 2DS 1 26 17 4 5 49 20 55 Round 3 Promoted
2008–09 2H 7 30 10 10 10 42 42 40 Round 3 First Group Stage
2009–10 2H 14 30 7 9 14 35 49 30 Round 3 First Group Stage
2010–11 2H 14 30 9 5 16 32 48 32 Round 2 First Group Stage
2011–12 2H 15 30 7 11 12 22 29 32 Round 4 First Group Stage
[A]
A. ^A Despite finishing in a relegation position, the club was not relegated due to União de Leiria of the Primeira Liga being relegated to the non-professional tiers of Portugal due to there financial difficulties suffered during the 2011–12 Primeira Liga season.

Last updated: 22 July 2012
Div. = Division; 1D = Portuguese League; 2H = Liga de Honra; 2DS/2D = Portuguese Second Division; 3DS = Portuguese Third Division
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plantel" [Squad]. S.C. Covilhã (in Portuguese). Retrieved 24 July 2016. 

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