Vitória F.C.

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Vitória de Setúbal
Logo VFC.png
Full name O Vitória Futebol Clube[1]
Founded 20 November 1910
Ground Estádio do Bonfim
Ground Capacity 21,530 / 18,728 (UEFA)
Chairman Fernando Oliveira
Manager José Couceiro
League Primeira Liga
2016–17 Primeira Liga, 12th
Website Club website

Vitória Futebol Clube is a Portuguese sports club from the city of Setúbal. Popularly known as Vitória de Setúbal (pronounced [viˈtɔɾiɐ dɨ sɨˈtubaɫ], the club was born under the original name Sport Victoria from the ashes of the small Bonfim Foot-Ball Club.

When it comes to main achivements in Portugal, Vitória de Setúbal have won three Taça de Portugal titles and one Taça da Liga title. Internationally Vitória have also won a few titles like one Small Club World Cup, one Iberian Cup and one Teresa Herrera Trophy.

Historically, it is one of the most successful clubs in country, apart from the Big Three.


Vitória de Setúbal played in the inaugural Campeonato da Liga in 1934–35.[2][3]

In 1964–65, Vitória de Setúbal won their first Taca de Portugal, beating holders Benfica 3–1 in the final. After losing 1–0 to Braga in the next season's final, Vitória won the 1967 final by beating Académica de Coimbra 3–2 after extra-time.[4]

Vitoria competed in the European Cup-Winners' Cup in 1965-66 (losing 4–2 on aggregate in the first round to AGF Aarhus),[5] and 1967-68 (losing 7–3 on aggregate to Bayern Munich in the second round).[6]

Vitória Setubal played in the Fairs Cup in 1969–70, knocking Liverpool out in the second round.[7][8] In the next round, they were eliminated 2–1 on aggregate by Hertha BSC.[8]

In the 1973–74 season, Vitória de Setúbal finished in third place, four points behind champions Sporting CP.[9]

After another yo-yo period from the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s, Vitória returned to the Portuguese top flight for the 2004–05 season and have remained there since.[10] The same season saw them win their third Cup, beating holders Benfica 2–1 in the final on 29 May. On 13 August, the two clubs played the Super Cup against each other at the Estádio do Algarve, with Benfica winning 1–0.[11]


Vitória plays at the Estádio do Bonfim, which was inaugurated in 1962 and has a capacity of 18,964.[12]

Aerial view of the stadium

Main Honours[edit]

Source: [13]

  • Runner-up: 1926–27, 1942–43, 1953–54, 1961–62, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1972–73, 2005–06

Current squad[edit]

As of 4 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 Cristiano
12 Portugal GK Miguel Lázaro
88 Portugal GK Pedro Trigueira
5 Brazil DF César Martins (on loan from Benfica)
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Arnold Issoko
13 Guinea-Bissau DF Vasco Fernandes
14 Portugal DF Pedro Pinto
20 Croatia DF Toni Gorupec
21 Portugal DF Nuno Pinto
42 Brazil DF Luís Felipe
44 Portugal DF Bernardo Morgado
91 Brazil DF Patrick (on loan from Benfica)
6 Portugal MF Tomás Podstawski
No. Position Player
8 Brazil MF Nenê Bonilha
10 Portugal MF João Teixeira (on loan from Benfica)
11 Portugal MF Costinha
16 Portugal MF André Sousa
17 Portugal MF Rafinha
27 Portugal MF André Pedrosa
28 Brazil MF Willyan
9 Portugal FW Gonçalo Paciência (on loan from Porto B)
19 Morocco FW Mohcine Hassan
23 Portugal FW Vasco Costa
24 Portugal FW João Amaral
33 Brazil FW Allef
36 Portugal FW Edinho

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Portugal DF Frederico Venâncio (on loan at Sheffield Wednesday)


  1. ^ "Estatutos" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Vitória Futebol Clube. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Paulo Claro (29 August 2013). "Campeonato da Ia Liga 1934–1938 (unofficial)". Portugal – List of Champions. RSSSF. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Jorge Miguel Teixeira (11 August 1999). "Portugal 1934–35". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Paulo Claro (12 February 2015). "Portugal – List of Cup Winners". RSSSF. 
  5. ^ James M. Ross (4 June 2015). "Cup Winners' Cup 1965-66". European Competitions 1965-66. RSSSF. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  6. ^ James M. Ross (4 June 2015). "Cup Winners' Cup 1967-68". European Competitions 1967-68. RSSSF. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  7. ^ Steve Horton. "Blast from the past: Liverpool 3 Vitoria Setubal 2". Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  8. ^ a b James M. Ross (9 January 2008). "Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1969–70". European Competitions 1969–70. RSSSF. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  9. ^
  10. ^ "Vitoria Setubal : History 1975 to date". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Vitória Setúbal FC: Estádio de Bonfim". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Vitória Setúbal: Trophies". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 

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