F.C. Alverca

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Alverca
F.C. Alverca logo.svg
Full nameFutebol Clube de Alverca
Founded1 September 1939
GroundComplexo Desportivo FC Alverca,
Alverca do Ribatejo, Portugal
Capacity7,705
ChairmanFernando Orge
ManagerAlexandre Santos
League Campeonato de Portugal

Futebol Clube de Alverca is a Portuguese football club based in Alverca do Ribatejo, Vila Franca de Xira, Lisbon. Founded on 1 September 1939, it currently plays in the Portuguese 3rd Division.

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Stadium

The club's home venue is the 7,705 capacity Complexo Desportivo do FC Alverca.

History

After many decades in the lower levels of Portuguese football, Alverca was promoted to the top level in 1998, and played there in four of the next five editions, also coming back for 2003–04, which also ended in relegation; during most of this time, the club acted as feeder club to S.L. Benfica. Alverca played one more year in level two, before folding for financial reasons, in 2005.

In 2006, Alverca re-formed, beginning at regional level in the Lisbon Football Association's District Leagues, and being promoted in 2007–08 to the first division of that category.

In 2017–18, Alverca won promotion back to the national level, as district champions. [1] On 17 October 2019, Alverca won 2–0 in the third round of the Taça de Portugal against Big Three club Sporting CP, becoming only the second third-tier club in history to knock that team out the cup; the other was F.C. Tirsense in 1948. [2] Fellow Primeira Liga club Rio Ave F.C. beat Alverca by a single goal in the next round. [3] Alex Apolinário, scorer of the first goal in the win over Sporting, died in January 2021 days after collapsing in a match for Alverca. [4]

League and cup history

SeasonPos.Pl.WDLGSGAPCupNotes
1995–96 2H133412814283844
1996–97 2H153491312313040
1997–98 2H33419510643562Promoted
1998–99 1D153481115365035last 16
1999–00 1D113411815394841
2000–01 1D123412715455243
2001–02 1D18347621396727Relegated
2002–03 2H23416126472460Promoted
2003–04 1D163410519334935Relegated
2004–05 2H133411617263839Folded

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References

  1. "Alverca: reergue-se o mítico da EN10. Com lama e uma incrível história de vida" [Alverca: the legendary club from the EN10 re-emerges. With mud and an incredible life story] (in Portuguese). Bancada. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  2. "Sporting: há 70 anos que não se via uma coisa assim" [Sporting: it's been 70 years since something like this happened] (in Portuguese). TVI 24. 18 October 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  3. "Alverca dá luta mas sai da taça" [Alverca put up a fight but go out the cup] (in Portuguese). Voz Ribatejana. 24 November 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  4. Grez, Matias (8 January 2021). "Football player Alex Apolinario dies aged 24". CNN . Retrieved 11 January 2021.