Clube Oriental de Lisboa

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Full nameClube Oriental de Lisboa
GroundEstádio Engenheiro Carlos Salema, Lisbon
ChairmanJosé Fernando Nabais
ManagerRui Maside
League Portuguese District Championships
Website Club website

Clube Oriental de Lisboa is a Portuguese football club based in Lisbon. Founded in 1946, it currently competes in the Campeonato de Portugal, holding home games at Campo Engenheiro Carlos Salema, with an 8,500 capacity.



In January 1936, Rui de Seixas, then-president of Chelas Football Club, first raised the idea of creating a single club that represents the entire eastern part of the city of Lisbon, but he was heavily criticized for it, causing him to give up the idea almost immediately. [1]

In April 1946, at a coffee shop, the idea of a merger is first brought up by José Marques de Oliveira, then vice-president of Chelas FC, to journalist Arthur Ines. In July 1946, the merger was voted on, with the board of directors of the three clubs: Os Fosforos, Marvilense, and Chelas, approving the project by a majority vote of 90%, and a few days later, the club was officially created by the merger of three clubs: Grupo Desportivo Os Fósforos, Marvilense Futebol Clube, and Chelas Futebol Clube. The club's colors (red shirt, white shorts, and socks in both colors) was also formally defined in the statutes, as well as the emblem, which is a mix of the old emblems of the three clubs. [1]

The club's first game was on 15 September 1946 against reigning champion Belenenses, losing 2–1. [1] The clubs first season was the 1946–47 season, finishing seventh in the league table of the second tier, which also included a freak 6–1 victory against Porto. [2] In the 1949–50 season, Oriental won the league title in the Segunda Divisão and achieved direct promotion to the highest division of Portuguese football. The following season Oriental finished fifth in the first division, its highest position to date. [2] For the rest of the 1950s, Oriental bounced between the first and second divisions, but won the league title multiple times, like in 1953 and 1956. In 1957, Oriental was relegated again, and was forced to stay in the second tier for sixteen years until achieving promotion again in 1973. Two years later, the club was relegated again, and in 1977 a stand collapsed at Estadio Engenheiro Carlos, which was considered a key factor in the club's relegation to the third tier for the first time in their history.

In 2001, the club was relegated to the fourth division, but returned to Terceira Divisão at the first attempt. The club spent the next decade between the fourth and third divisions. Oriental became one of the founders of the new Campeonato Nacional de Seniores in 2013, and at the end of the season they won first place in their promotion group, returning to the Portuguese second tier for the first time since 1989, when the tier was unified after years of being regionalized. [2]

League and cup history

SeasonTierPos.Pl.WDLGSGAP Cup Notes
1995–96 31234111112413644Round 3
1996–97 333415811413553Round 5
1997–98 32341969493463Round 4
1998–99 363414128403454Round 4
1999–00 31038151112444356Round 2
2000–01 3183851716314932Round 2Relegated
2001–02 41342185732671Round 4Promoted
2002–03 314381387364447Round 4
2003–04 31238121214454848Round 2
2004–05 31538111512364148Round 4
2005–06 31630162319659Round 2Relegated
2006–07 433014115502953Round 2
2007–08 41261574452452Round 2Promoted
2008–09 38229310273530Round 2
2009–10 343014106372552Round 3
2010–11 363012108423546Round 2
2011–12 32301686491756Round 3
2012–13 353015411553449Round 2
2013–14 32181125371735Round 3Promoted

Last updated: 25 May 2013
Ti. = Tier; 1D = Portuguese League; 2H = Liga de Honra; 2DS/2D = Segunda Divisão
3DS = Terceira Divisão; 5DS = AF Aveiro First Division
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal scored; GA = Goal against; P = Points

Current squad

As of 27 January 2023

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

1 GK Flag of Portugal.svg  POR André Marques
2 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Deritson Lopes
3 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Manuel Esteves
6 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Gustavo Burity
7 FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Leo Morais
8 MF Flag of Cape Verde.svg  CPV Fábio Arcanjo
9 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Elvis Fernandes
10 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Hugo Machado
14 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Adilson
17 FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Tiago Gaspar
19 FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Manuel Eloy
20 DF Flag of Cape Verde.svg  CPV Léléco
21 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Rafa Santos
23 DF Flag of Cape Verde.svg  CPV Carlos Bebé
24 GK Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Joaquim Carvalho
29 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Zé Pedro
32 FW Flag of Argentina.svg  ARG Santiago Krieger
45 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR David Crespo
49 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Duarte Grais
50 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Diogo Costa
73 FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Gonçalo Mendes
98 FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Didi
99 GK Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Tomás Godinho

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  2. 1 2 3 "História - Acontecimentos Históricos". Clube Oriental de Lisboa (in European Portuguese). Retrieved 2023-06-19.