C.D. Nacional

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CD Nacional
C.D. Nacional logo.svg
Full nameClube Desportivo Nacional
Nickname(s)Alvinegros (White-and-Black)
Nacionalistas (Nationalists)
Founded8 December 1910;109 years ago (8 December 1910)
Ground Estádio da Madeira [1]
Capacity5,132
ChairmanRui Alves
Manager Luís Freire
League Primeira Liga
2019–20 LigaPro, 1st (no title awarded, promoted)
Website Club website

Clube Desportivo Nacional, commonly known as Nacional and sometimes Nacional da Madeira (Portuguese pronunciation:  [nɐsjuˈnal dɐ mɐˈðɐjɾɐ] ), is a Portuguese football club based in Funchal, on the island of Madeira. [2]

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Founded on 8 December 1910, it currently plays in the LigaPro, Portugal's second-tier division of professional football. It plays its home games at Estádio da Madeira, also known as Estádio da Choupana. Built in 1998 and named at the time Estádio Eng. Rui Alves after the current club president Rui Alves, it seats approximately 5,132 people. The stadium is located in the north of Funchal, high in the mountains of the Choupana district.

The club's home colours are black and white striped shirts with black shorts and socks. Nacional is also known for being one of the clubs that formed Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo and to honour the club's most famous player they named their youth training facilities Cristiano Ronaldo Campus Futebol.

The Alvinegros best top-tier league finish was fourth in the 2003–04 Primeira Liga season and their best participation in European competitions was in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League after beating Zenit St. Petersburg in the play-off round and managing to secure a third place in the group stage.

Like many other Portuguese clubs, Nacional operates several sports teams outside the football team. Other sports groups within the organisation include beach soccer, boxing, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, tennis, triathlon, muay thai, padel, rallying, swimming and veterans' soccer.

History

Nacional reached the first division for the first time ever in the mid-1990s, returning again in 2002–03. The following season was arguably the best ever season, as the side finished fourth in the league, just squeaking past Braga. In that season, three of its key players were Paulo Assunção, a defensive midfielder, and goal-machine Adriano, who netted 19 times. Both would later go to Porto, while the third key player, winger Miguelito, joined Benfica in 2006.

Nacional also had a quarter-final run in the domestic cup, and would lose in the first round of the subsequent 2004–05 UEFA Cup, being defeated twice by Sevilla. In 2006–07's edition, more of the same occurred with two early losses to Rapid București.

In the 2008–09 season, Nacional again edged Braga for the final fourth spot, mainly courtesy of Nenê, who scored 20 goals and won the Golden Boot honor. The side also reached the last-four in the Portuguese Cup, losing on aggregate 5–4 to Paços de Ferreira, with the decider coming at the Estádio da Madeira in the 90th minute.

2009–10 started without Nenê, who was sold to Cagliari for a club-record fee of €4.5 million. In August 2009, however, the club managed to defeat former UEFA Super Cup winners Zenit Saint Petersburg in the UEFA Europa League last round prior to the group stages; after a 4–3 home win, youngster Rúben Micael scored another last-minute goal, as the club was trailing 1–0 in Russia. In the next round, Nacional was drawn alongside Athletic Bilbao, Austria Wien, and Werder Bremen; the Austrians were beaten 5–1 in Madeira, but the Portuguese did not progress to the knockout rounds.

In the 2014–15 season, Nacional had a slow start, being eliminated of 2014–15 UEFA Europa League in the play-off round against Dinamo Minsk, after losing two times in a 2–0 away loss [3] and a 2–3 home loss. [4] But after that the club accomplished a major achievement, after beating rivals Marítimo in a 3–0 home win for the 2014–15 Primeira Liga [5] the Alvinegros managed to beat them again, this time in a 1–1 away draw for the quarter-finals of the 2014–15 Taça de Portugal where Nacional eventually won 6–5 at penalties, granting the team the qualification for the semi-finals of the competition. [6]

On 30 December 2016, Predrag Jokanović began his fourth spell as manager for the club. [7]

Team Presidents [8]

Stadium

The Estádio da Madeira, better known as the Choupana, houses Nacional. The current stadium is located around nearby training pitches. The club also built an academy campus in name of its most famous player, Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo. The stadium was renovated in 2007 for a new stand and also increasing the capacity to over 5,000 spectators. The total price of the renovations was €20 million.

In these new facilities, no stands were put behind the goals, with a tall fence used in its place. In mid-2007, the stadium name was changed to Estádio da Madeira, because of the excellent sports facilities.

Rivalry

Nacional in 1925 Capitaes trocando galhardetes - Antigo Campo dos Barreiros, 1925.jpg
Nacional in 1925

Nacional has a big rivalry with Madeira-neighbours Marítimo. Historically, Marítimo dominated Nacional in the early years, being the first to reach European competition. Nacional, however, have crept up in the UEFA standings, finishing fourth twice and fifth in the 2000s.

The Madeira Derby is often associated with the clubs' followers differing culture and way of life. The fans of Nacional, being of a higher socio-economic status than those of Marítimo, were mainly lobbyists for the commercial expansion of Madeira, but the working class Marítimo followers were keen to preserve Madeira. This only exacerbated the ill-feeling between the clubs.

Honours

National

Winners: 2017–18, 2019–20 (no title awarded)
Winners: 1999–2000

Regional

Winners (8): 1934–35, 1936–37, 1938–39, 1941–42, 1942–43, 1943–44, 1968–69, 1974–75
Winners (6): 1943–44, 1944–45, 1973–74, 1974–75, 2001–02, 2007–08

League and cup history

SeasonLeague Cup League Cup Europe (UEFA)Notes
Div.Pos.PlWDLGSGAPtsResultResultCompetitionResult
1988–89 1D 10th38121214434936R6N/A  
1989–90 1D 14th3471413344628R6N/A  
1990–91 1D 20th3881119336027 R5 N/A   [A]
1991–92 2D 14th3461315264225 R4 N/A  
1992–93 2D 13th34101014324230 R4 N/A  
1993–94 2D 11th34101113323331 R3 N/A  
1994–95 2D 13th34111013394232 R4 N/A  
1995–96 2D 16th3411617394339 R4 N/A   [B]
1996–97 2DS 1st342464803078 R4 N/A   [C]
1997–98 2D 18th346919375827 R4 N/A   [B]
1998–99 2DS 9th3415415423949 R4 N/A  
1999–00 2DS 1st382585663283 R2 N/A   [C]
2000–01 2D 7th3414911555251 R6 N/A  
2001–02 2D 3rd341888623962 R3 N/A   [D]
2002–03 1D 11th3491312404640 R5 N/A  
2003–04 1D 4th3417512563556 QF N/A   [E]
2004–05 1D 12th3412517464841 R6 N/A UEFA Cup R1 [F]
2005–06 1D 5th34141010403252 R6 N/A  
2006–07 1D 8th3011613413839 R6 N/A UEFA Cup R1
2007–08 1D 10th309813232835 R5 R3   
2008–09 1D 4th301578473252 SF R3   
2009–10 1D 7th3010911364639 R5 R3 UEFA Europa League GS [G]
2010–11 1D 6th3011910283142 R4 SF   
2011–12 1D 7th3013512485044 SF R3 UEFA Europa League PO
2012–13 1D 8th3011712455140 R4 R3   
2013–14 1D 5th3011127433345 R3 R3   
2014–15 1D 7th3413813454647 SF R3 UEFA Europa League PO
2015–16 1D 11th3410816405638 QF R3   
2016–17 1D 18th344921225821 R4 R2    [A]
2017–18 2D 1st3819145724571 R4 R1    [D]
2018–19 1D 17th347720337328 R3 R3    [A]
2019–20 2D

A.  ^ Relegated to the Segunda Liga.
B.  ^ Relegated to the Portuguese Second Division.
C.  ^ Promoted to the Segunda Liga.
D.  ^ Promoted to the Primeira Liga.
E.  ^ Best Primeira Liga finish.
F.  ^ First presence in european competitions.
G.  ^ Best finish in european competitions.

Last updated: 15 May 2016
Div. = Division; 1D = Primeira Liga; 2D = Segunda Liga; 2DS = Second Division – South Zone
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; Pts = Points
R = Round (Number); QF = Quarter-finals; SF = Semi-finals; PO = Play-off; GS = Group stage
  = Champions;   = Semi-finals or 3rd place;   = Promoted;   = Relegated

European record

SeasonCompetitionRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
2004–05 UEFA Cup R1 Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla 1–20–21–4
2006–07 UEFA Cup R1 Flag of Romania.svg Rapid București 1–20–11–3
2009–10 UEFA Europa League PO Flag of Russia.svg Zenit St. Petersburg 4–31–15–4
Group L Flag of Germany.svg Werder Bremen 2–31–4N/A
Flag of Austria.svg Austria Wien 5–11–1N/A
Flag of Spain.svg Athletic Bilbao 1–11–2N/A
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 2Q Flag of Iceland.svg FH Hafnarfjördur 2–01–13–1
3Q Flag of Sweden.svg Häcken 3–01–24–2
PO Flag of England.svg Birmingham City 0–00–30–3
2014–15 UEFA Europa League PO Flag of Belarus.svg Dinamo Minsk 2–30–22–5

Last updated: 28 August 2014
Q = Qualifying; PO = Play-off

Players

Current squad

As of 6 September 2020 [9]

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Italy.svg  ITA Riccardo Piscitelli
3 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Lucas Kal (on loan from São Paulo )
4 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Pedrão (on loan from Palmeiras )
5 MF Flag of Tunisia.svg  TUN Larry Azouni
6 MF Flag of Nigeria.svg  NGA Abdullahi Alhassan
7 FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR João Camacho
8 MF Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  BIH Vladan Danilović
10 MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Vincent Koziello (on loan from Köln )
11 FW Flag of Curacao.svg  CUW Kenji Gorré
12 FW Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Gergely Bobál
13 GK Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Daniel Guimarães
14 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Rúben Micael
17 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR João Vigário
No.Pos.NationPlayer
22 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Kalindi
23 FW Flag of Mozambique.svg  MOZ Witi
24 GK Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Rui Encarnação
27 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Rúben Freitas
33 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Rui Correia
35 FW Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg  HON Bryan Róchez
44 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Júlio César
45 MF Flag of Luxembourg.svg  LUX Vincent Thill
55 MF Flag of Cape Verde.svg  CPV Nuno Borges
77 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA João Victor (on loan from Grêmio Osasco )
80 MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Mabrouk Rouaï
88 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Chico Ramos
94 FW Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Brayan Riascos

Out on loan

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer

Former managers

Chairmen

Player records

Most appearances

Competitive matches only, includes appearances as used substitute.

RankNameNat.YearsLeague TP TL EL TotalRef
1 Serginho Flag of Brazil.svg 1994–2004279900288 [10]
2 Bruno Patacas Flag of Portugal.svg 2002–201122921119270 [11]
3 João Aurélio Flag of Portugal.svg 2008–2016186221614238 [12]
4 Ivo Vieira Flag of Portugal.svg 1994–20042051400219 [13]
5 Cléber Monteiro Flag of Brazil.svg 2003–20101832074214 [14]
6João Fidalgo Flag of Portugal.svg 1996–20051711100182 [15]
7António Vieira Flag of Portugal.svg 1981–1994162000162 [16]
8 Mateus Flag of Angola.svg 2008–201311715912153 [17]
9 Fernando Ávalos Flag of Argentina.svg 2003–20081321513151 [18]
10Pedro Paulo Flag of Brazil.svg 1996–2001136900145 [19]

Most goals

Competitive matches only, includes goals as used substitute.

RankNameNat.YearsLeague TP TL EL TotalRef
1 Serginho Flag of Brazil.svg 1994–2004115400119
2 Adriano Flag of Brazil.svg 2002–20054340148 [20]
3Roberto Carlos Flag of Brazil.svg 1990–19944000040 [21]
4 Mateus Flag of Angola.svg 2008–20132870338
5Rui Miguel Flag of Portugal.svg 1995–19973610037 [22]
Mario Rondón Flag of Venezuela.svg 2011–20153150137 [23]
6 Claudemir Flag of Brazil.svg 2010–20142322027 [24]
7 Nenê Flag of Brazil.svg 2008–20092041025 [25]
8 Edmilson Flag of Brazil.svg 1988–19912300023 [26]
9 André Pinto Flag of Brazil.svg 2002–20062100021 [27]
Diego Barcelos Flag of Brazil.svg 2009–20141821021 [28]
Marco Matias Flag of Portugal.svg 2014–20151730121 [29]
10Pedro Paulo Flag of Brazil.svg 1996–20011910020

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