F.C. Famalicão

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Famalicão
F.C. Famalicao logo.svg
Full nameFutebol Clube de Famalicão
Nickname(s)Famalicenses
Vila Nova
Azuis e Brancos
Fama
Founded21 August 1931;89 years ago (1931-08-21) [1]
Ground Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho
Vila Nova de Famalicão
Capacity5,307
Owner Idan Ofer
ChairmanMiguel Ribeiro
Manager João Pedro Sousa
League Primeira Liga
2019–20 Primeira Liga, 6th of 18
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Futebol Clube de Famalicão, commonly known as Famalicão, is a Portuguese football club from Vila Nova de Famalicão. [2] Founded on 21 August 1931, [1] its senior team currently plays in the Primeira Liga, the top tier of Portuguese football.

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Since 1952, Famalicão have played their home matches at the Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho, which holds a 5,307-seat capacity. [3] The Famalicenses' most successful period of their history occurred in the early 1990s, where the club played four seasons in the Primeira Liga, between 1990 and 1994, counting now with seven Primeira Liga appearances. The club is owned by Quantum Pacific Group which also has 32% share of Atlético de Madrid.

History

Futebol Clube de Famalicão was founded on the 21 August 1931 by six friends. Their first match was the opening of their ground, the Campo da Berberia, with a match against FC Porto in 1932. Their first kit was green and white, however, they eventually changed it to blue and white in order to get affiliation from Porto. Famalicão started competing in 1932–33 in the Regional Promotion Championship which they won. In 1945–46, the club reached the semi-finals of the Taça de Portugal under Hungarian manager Janos Szabo, but were beaten 11–0 by a Sporting CP team led by Cândido de Oliveira. [4]

The club have spent six years in the Primeira Liga in total - 1946–47, 1978–79, and four consecutively from 1990 to 1994. The 2000s brought a fast fall with the club dropping as far as the regional championships. Having fallen as low as the fifth-tier Braga Football Association district league in 2008–09, Famalicão returned to Segunda Liga for the first time in 19 years in May 2015 by winning their group in the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores. [5] They lost the final on penalties to C.D. Mafra after a 1–1 draw at the Estádio Municipal da Marinha Grande on 10 June. [6]

At the beginning of the 2018–19 season, 51% of the club share was bought by Quantum Pacific Group, a group led by Israeli businessman Idan Ofer that also holds 33% of Atlético de Madrid. [7] On 28 April 2019, the club won promotion to the top flight for the first time in a quarter of a century. [8]

On 11 September 2019, Quantum Pacific Group increased its share in the Sociedade Anónima Desportiva of the club from 51% to 85%. [9] With a 1–0 win over F.C. Paços de Ferreira in January 2020, the club reached the semi-finals of the cup for the first time since 1946. [4]

The club plays their home games at Estádio Municipal de Famalicão and have occupied the stadium since its opening in 1952. The club's previous grounds were Campo da Berberia, opened in 1932, and Campo do Freião, opened in 1946. Works on the stadium were planned for 2019 to increase the comfort and technology of the stadium, as well as expanding its capacity to 7,500.

Players

Current squad

As of 7 October, 2020 [10]

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 Russia.svg  RUS Ivan Zlobin
2 DF Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Dani Morer
3 DF Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Srđan Babić (on loan from Red Star Belgrade)
4 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Henrique Trevisan
5 DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Calvin Verdonk
6 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Guga
9 FW Flag of Switzerland.svg   SUI Rubén del Campo
10 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Rúben Lameiras
11 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Jhonata Robert (on loan from Grêmio)
12 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Gustavo Assunção
13 FW Flag of Ecuador.svg  ECU Leonardo Campana (on loan from Wolverhampton)
15 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Riccieli
16 MF Flag of Australia (converted).svg  AUS Ryan Teague
17 MF Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Iván Jaime
18 MF Flag of Argentina.svg  ARG Joaquín Pereyra (on loan from Rosario Central)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
20 MF Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Andrija Luković
22 FW Flag of Argentina.svg  ARG Carlos Valenzuela (on loan from Barracas Central)
23 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Diogo Queirós
26 GK Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Vaná
28 FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Gil Dias (on loan from Monaco)
29 FW Flag of Italy.svg  ITA Marcello Trotta (on loan from Frosinone)
33 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Anderson Silva
43 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Alexandre Penetra
51 DF Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Abdul Ibrahim
55 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Jorge Pereira
64 GK Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Gabriel Souza
66 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Bruno Jordão (on loan from Wolverhampton)
67 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Matheus Clemente
97 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Patrick William
99 FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Dyego Sousa (on loan from Shenzhen)

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

Competitions

Trophies

National
CompetitionTrophiesSeasons
Divisao Trophy.svg Segunda Divisão 21977–78, 1987–88
Regional
CompetitionTrophiesSeasons
BRG.png Regional Promotion Championship11935–36
BRG.png Regional Opening Tournament31982–83, 1984–85, 1986–87
BRG.png Regional Honour Cup11986–87
BRG.png Primeira Divisão Regional21954–55, 1961–62

Participations

National
CompetitionParticipationsBest finish
Primeira Liga Trophy.svg Primeira Liga 76th
Segunda Liga Trophy.svg LigaPro 62nd
Divisao Trophy.svg Segunda Divisão421st
Divisao Trophy.svg Terceira Divisão92nd
Taca de Portugal Trophy.svg Portuguese Cup 60Semi-finals
Portuguese League Cup.svg Portuguese League Cup 4Group stage
Regional
CompetitionParticipationsBest finish
BRG.png Honour Division12nd

Season by season

SeasonTierCompetitionClassification Portuguese Cup
1989–90 2Segunda Divisão2nd Green Arrow Up Darker.svg 1/32
1990–91 1Primeira Divisão15th1/8
1991–92 1Primeira Divisão14th1/8
1992–93 1Primeira Divisão14th4QR
1993–94 1Primeira Divisão17th Red Arrow Down.svg 1/8
1994–95 2Segunda Divisão12th1/8
1995–96 2Segunda Divisão17th Red Arrow Down.svg 3QR
1996–97 3Segunda Divisão B3rd2QR
1997–98 3Segunda Divisão B10th2QR
1998–99 3Segunda Divisão B10th4QR
1999–2000 3Segunda Divisão B2nd4QR
2000–01 3Segunda Divisão B2nd1/4
2001–02 3Segunda Divisão B20th Red Arrow Down.svg 2QR
2002–03 4Terceira Divisão6th1QR
2003–04 4Terceira Divisão10th3QR
2004–05 4Terceira Divisão2nd Green Arrow Up Darker.svg 3QR
2005–06 3Segunda Divisão B7th2QR
2006–07 3Segunda Divisão B12th Red Arrow Down.svg 4QR
2007–08 4Terceira Divisão13th Red Arrow Down.svg 1QR
2008–095Regional Honour League2nd Green Arrow Up Darker.svg -
2009–10 4Terceira Divisão3rd1QR
2010–11 4Terceira Divisão2nd Green Arrow Up Darker.svg 1QR
2011–12 3Segunda Divisão B7th3QR
2012–13 3Segunda Divisão B9th1QR
2013–14 3Campeonato Nacional de Seniores8th Red Arrow Down.svg 4QR
2014–15 3Campeonato Nacional de Seniores2nd Green Arrow Up Darker.svg QF
2015–16 2 LigaPro 6th3QR
2016–17 2LigaPro15th3QR
2017–18 2LigaPro14th4QR
2018–19 2LigaPro2nd Green Arrow Up Darker.svg 2QR
2019–20 1 Primeira Liga 6thSF

Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Promotion stage

Red Arrow Down.svg Relegation stage CNS

Crest

Crest evolution
Fcfamalicao first.svg F.C. Famalicao logo.svg
1938-19651965-19??19??-19901990-20112011-20182018–present

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