Moreirense F.C.

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Moreirense
Moreirense Futebol Clube logo.svg
Full nameMoreirense Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Os verdes e brancos (The Green and whites)
Os homens de Moreira de Cónegos (The Men from Moreira de Cónegos)
FoundedNovember 1, 1938;82 years ago (November 1, 1938)
Ground Parque Moreira de Cónegos
Guimarães, Braga District
Capacity9,000
ChairmanVítor Magalhães
Manager Vasco Seabra
League Primeira Liga
2019–20 Primeira Liga, 8th of 18
Website Club website

Moreirense Futebol Clube is a Portuguese professional football club based in Moreira de Cónegos, Guimarães Municipality, in Minho. Founded on 1 November 1938, it plays in the Primeira Liga, holding home games at Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas, with a capacity for 9,000 spectators.

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History

Moreirense was founded in 1938. It first reached the second division in 1995, returning again six years later, and immediately promoting to the top flight. Manager Manuel Machado lead the northerners for two consecutive seasons, from 2002–04, in which Moreirense achieved two mid-table positions, finishing ninth in the latter season.

After Machado departed for neighbouring Vitória de Guimarães, the club suffered two consecutive relegations, only returning again to the second level in 2010, and the first in 2012. [1] After an immediate relegation, the team won the 2013–14 Segunda Liga under manager Toni Conceição. [2]

Moreirense achieved its first top level national title on 29 January 2017, winning the League Cup (Taça da Liga) by defeating S.C. Braga in the final. [3]

In 2018–19, manager Ivo Vieira led Moreirense to a best-ever sixth place, missing out on the UEFA Europa League only on goal difference to Vitória de Guimarães, who Vieira left the club for. [4]

Honours

National

Taça da Liga
Segunda Liga
Portuguese Second Division

Regional

AF Braga Second Division

Recent league history

SeasonDiv.Pos.Pl.WDLGSGAP Cup League Cup Notes
1999–2000 2H163461117294929Semi-finalNot heldRelegated
2000–01 2DN1382387623177Quarter-finalNot heldPromoted
2001–02 2H1341978553564Last 32Not heldPromoted
2002–03 1D123491213424639Last 32Not held
2003–04 1D934121012333346Last 16Not held
2004–05 1D163471314304334Last 32Not heldRelegated
2005–06 2H133411914363742Last 128Not heldRelegated
2006–07 2DN32612953020453rd roundNot held
2007–08 2DN8261169332539Quarter-finalNot entered
2008–09 2DN3221147301937First roundNot entered
2009–10 2DN1282134491966Last 128Not enteredPromoted
2010–11 2H730101010364140Last 32First Group Stage
2011–12 2H2301578473252Quarter-finalSecond Group StagePromoted
2012–13 1D15305916305124Last 32Second Group StageRelegated
2013–14 2D14221165652540Last 32Second Group StagePromoted
2014–15 1D1134111013334243Last 32Second Group Stage
2015–16 1D12349916385436Last 64Second Group Stage
2016–17 1D15348917334833Last 64Winners
2017–18 1D15348818295032Last 8Third Round
2018–19 1D63416414394452Last 16Second Round

Players

Current squad

As of 21 February 2021

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 Brazil.svg  BRA Kewin (on loan from Mirassol)
2 DF Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  BEL Anthony D'Alberto
3 DF Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Lazar Rosić
4 DF Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  VEN Nahuel Ferraresi (on loan from Manchester City)
5 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Abdu Conté
6 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Fábio Pacheco
8 MF Flag of Guinea.svg  GUI Ibrahima Camará
10 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Felipe Pires
11 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Lucas Rodrigues
12 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA André Luis
13 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Matheus Silva
14 GK Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Mateus Pasinato
16 MF Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  GNB Sori Mané
17 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Yan (on loan from Palmeiras)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
19 DF Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  CAN Steven Vitória
21 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Filipe Soares
22 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR David Simão (on loan from AEK Athens)
25 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Afonso Figueiredo
26 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Alex Soares
27 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Pedro Nuno
29 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Reynaldo
33 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Jefferson Galego
36 GK Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Miguel Oliveira
72 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Derik Lacerda
77 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Walterson
81 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Pedro Amador
88 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Gonçalo Franco
FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Rafael Martins
DF Flag of Senegal.svg  SEN Abdoulaye Ba

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
MF Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Mohammed Iddriss(at Leiria)
FW Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Malik Abubakari(at Casa Pia)

Managerial history

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References

  1. Honra: Moreirense sobe à Liga (Second Division: Moreirense promotes to top division); Mais Futebol, 13 May 2012 (in Portuguese)
  2. "Moreirense é o campeão da II Liga" [Moreirense is the champion of the II Liga] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  3. "Moreirense: Vitória histórica para um troféu com 'pouca história'" [Moreirense: Historic victory for a trophy with 'little history'] (in Portuguese). Sapo. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  4. "Ivo Vieira é o novo treinador do Vitória de Guimarães" [Ivo Vieira is the new manager of Vitória de Guimarães]. Observador (in Portuguese). 17 June 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2019.