C.F. Estrela da Amadora

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Estrela da Amadora
Simbolo CFEA.svg
Full nameClub Football Estrela da Amadora SAD
Nickname(s)Tricolores (The Tricolours)
Estrela (Star)
Founded2020;4 years ago (2020)
Ground Estádio José Gomes
Capacity9,288
OwnerPakuan Football Enterprise
Head coach Sérgio Vieira
League Primeira Liga
2023–24 Primeira Liga, 14th of 18
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Club Football Estrela Amadora SAD (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɨʃˈtɾelɐðamɐˈðoɾɐ] ), sometimes just Estrela, is a Portuguese professional sports club (predominantly football) based in Amadora, northwest of Lisbon. The team is currently competing in the Primeira Liga, after winning promotion from Liga Portugal 2 in 2022–23.

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It is the successor of Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora, founded in 1932 and extinct in 2011 due to financial problems and bankruptcy. [1] The club was newly founded in 2020, when Clube Desportivo Estrela merged with Club Sintra Football and taking the place of that team in the third-tier Campeonato de Portugal. [2] C.F. Estrela da Amadora plays at Estádio José Gomes .

History

The current club was founded in the summer of 2020, after a merger between Clube Desportivo Estrela and Club Sintra Football. Instead of Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora, the club is officially named Club Football Estrela da Amadora and André Geraldes was designated as the President. [2] [3] The club did not take the honours of any of its predecessors (Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora, Clube Desportivo Estrela and Club Sintra Football), being effectively a new club.

After Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora closed its doors in 2011, [1] a group of supporters founded Clube Desportivo Estrela, keeping the legacy, youth teams and other sports of the original club. [4]

In 2018, CD Estrela created a senior football team, playing in the Lisbon Football Association regional championships. [5] In 2020, the club's members voted 92% in favour in July 2020 of a merger with Club Sintra Football, taking that team's place in the third-tier Campeonato de Portugal. A Sociedade Anónima Desportiva was formed, branded as Club Football Estrela da Amadora and with André Geraldes being the President. The original Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora emblem was taken. [2] [3] The club's first season ended with promotion, despite losing the play-off final 1–0 to C.D. Trofense. [6]

Estrela won promotion to the Primeira Liga via the playoffs in the 2022–23 season, defeating C.S. Marítimo on penalties. Former France international Patrice Evra became the new majority shareholder. [7] [8]

Players

Current squad

As of 8 July 2024

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
6 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Aloísio
7 FW Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  BFA Régis N'do
13 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Miguel Lopes (Captain)
20 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Rodrigo Pinho
21 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Pedro Sá
22 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Léo Cordeiro
23 MF Flag of Angola.svg  ANG Manuel Keliano
26 MF Flag of Argentina.svg  ARG Leonel Bucca
28 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Rúben Lima
29 FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Kikas
30 GK Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Bruno Brígido
67 FW Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Cristiano Fitzgerald
75 FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Nilton Varela
80 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Tashan Oakley-Boothe
No.Pos.NationPlayer
- GK Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Francisco Meixedo
- GK Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Marko Gudzulic
- DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Kawan
- DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Danilo Veiga
- DF Flag of Mali.svg  MLI Issiar Dramé
- DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Ferro
- MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Daniel Cabral
- MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Daniel Carvalho
- MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Paulo Moreira
- MF Flag of Argentina.svg  ARG Alan Ruiz
- MF Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  GNB Botché Candé
- FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA André Luiz
- FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Tiago Mamede
- MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Paulo Vitor
- MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Petterson
- FW Flag of Angola.svg  ANG Capita

Other players under contract

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
83 FW Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  GNB Isnaba Graça

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
61 FW Flag of Senegal.svg  SEN Alioune Ndour (at Zorya Luhansk until 31 December 2024)
- FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Ronaldo Tavares (at FC Seoul until 31 December 2024)

League and Cup history

SeasonLeaguePos.Pl.WDLGSGAPPortuguese CupPortuguese League CupNotes
2020–21 CP2291973431753 (regular phase)Round of 16N/APromoted
2021–22 2D1434910154255374th round2nd roundN/A
2022–23 334161535533632nd roundGroup Stage, 3rd in Group CPromoted via play-off
2023–24 1D1434712153353634th round1st round

Kit

Estrela's kit is white with the shirt split with three colours (hence the nickname 'the tricolours'). Left side was red, the middle white and the right green, with the shorts and socks white.

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References

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  2. 1 2 3 Almeida, Isaura (11 July 2020). "O Estrela da Amadora está de volta" [Estrela da Amadora is back]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  3. 1 2 "Estrela da Amadora ganha uma nova vida: fusão com Sintra Football aprovada, subida ao terceiro escalão e recompra do José Gomes" [Estrela da Amadora gains a new life: merger with Sintra Football approved, promotion to the third tier and repurchase of José Gomes]. Observador (in Portuguese). 11 July 2020. Archived from the original on 11 July 2020. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
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