Lusitano F.C. (Portugal)

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Lusitano Futebol Clube, often known as Lusitano VRSA, is a Portuguese football club from Vila Real de Santo António, [1] in the Algarve region. The club was founded on 15 April 1916 and is the No. 1 delegation of S.L. Benfica, and has Miguel Ângelo Machado Vairinhos as its current president. In the 2016–2017 season they competed in Campeonato de Portugal (third tier of Portuguese football pyramid) and their head coach is Ricardo Sousa. The team played in the main Portuguese football competition, the Portuguese Liga, for three seasons, in 1947–48, 1948–49 and 1949–50.



The stadium where the club plays is called Campo de Jogos Francisco Gomes Socorro and has the capacity for 2500 spectators but in certain games such as matches in the Algarve Cup, they play at Complexo Desportivo Municipal de Vila Real de Santo António, with capacity for 7500 spectators.

Current squad

As of 30 August 2020

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 Ruca
3 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Calico
9 FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Diogo Braz
10 FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Hélder Rodrigues
20 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Ricardo Leal
DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Leonardo Dias
DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Rafael Silva
DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Gonçalo Lixa
MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Tiago Almeida
MF Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  GNB Serifo Djaló
MF Flag of Cameroon.svg  CMR Landry Nkolo
FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Luís Almeida

Former players

Equipment and sponsorship

Lusitano Futebol Clube are currently sponsored by Companhia Pescarias do Algarve and their kit is made by Strike.


First Division – 3 Appearances – Best Result: 12th Place

Algarve Regional League – 9 Titles (1922/23, 1927/28, 1928/29, 1929/30, 1931/32, 1934/35, 1954/55, 1977/78, 2011/12)

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  1. Team report (in Portuguese)