S.C. Covilhã

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Sporting da Covilhã
Sporting Clube da Covilha.png
Full nameSporting Clube da Covilhã
Nickname(s)Leões da Serra
(Lions of the Mountain)
Founded1923
Ground Estádio Municipal José dos Santos Pinto, Covilhã
Capacity2,055
ChairmanJosé Oliveira Mendes
ManagerMateusz Megger
League LigaPro
201920 LigaPro 10th

Sporting Clube da Covilhã, commonly known as just Sporting da Covilhã, is Portuguese football club from the city of Covilhã that plays in the second-tier LigaPro. The club was founded in 1923. Their nickname is the Leões da Serra, meaning "Lions of the Mountain Range," due to Covilhã's location in the Serra de Estrela, the highest mountains in Portugal.

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Their home ground is Estádio Municipal José dos Santos Pinto, located at approximately 900 m of altitude. However, SCC play sometimes at a more recent Complexo Desportivo da Covilhã in Covilhã, which holds a capacity of 3,000 spectators. Their current chairman is José Oliveira Mendes and current manager is Fernando Chaló. They have won five Second Division in 1948, 1958, 1987 (second-tier), 2002, and 2005 (third-tier). The club is now in their sixth consecutive presence in the second tier.

Players

Current squad

As of 16 September, 2020 [1]

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 Portugal.svg  POR Igor Araújo
2 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Felipe Macedo
3 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR David Santos
4 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR André Almeida
6 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Filipe Cardoso
7 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Tiago Morgado
8 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Gilberto Silva
9 FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Rui Areias
10 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR João Cardoso
12 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Jean Felipe (on loan from Portimonense)
13 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Joel Vital
14 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Jaime Simões
17 FW Flag of Senegal.svg  SEN Abdoulaye Daffé
20 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Tiago Moreira
No.Pos.NationPlayer
21 MF Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  CIV Lamine N'dao
22 GK Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Leonardo Navacchio
23 DF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Edwin Banguera
24 GK Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Bruno Bolas
27 FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Léo Cá
28 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Jorge Vilela (on loan from Portimonense)
29 FW Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Inusah Adam
46 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Gleison (on loan from Portimonense)
80 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR João Madaleno
81 FW Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  CIV Inters Gui
91 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Deivison
99 FW Flag of Cameroon.svg  CMR Lewis Enoh

Former notable players

Honours

Managerial history

Club anthem

De verde e branco, Um dia te vestiram;
De verde engalanaram, Os teus pés.
O branco escorreu-te, Das alturas,
Onde moras, E onde mostras o que és! e Entre os maiores
Te sentes pequeno, Mas és na Beira
Rico em tradições, A garra que te vem
De seres leão, Já tem feito tremer
Os campeões!

Pelos anos contados, És velhinho, Mas continuas sempre
A ser um jovem; D`esperança
Traçaram teu caminho, Força e coragem
O que te movem, O ar que te embriaga
Puro e leve, Te inspira e te dá fecundidade,
Que seja lema teu, Por toda a vida
A grandeza, O progresso, A humildade

League and cup history

SeasonDiv.Pos.Pl.WDLGSGAP Cup League Cup Notes
1948–49 1D11269215505920Semi Finals
1949–50 1D62610511557025
1950–51 1D62613013625326Round 1
1951–52 1D62610511355225Quarter Finals
1952–53 1D10267613385420Quarter Finals
1953–54 1D7261088433928Round 1
1954–55 1D12268414325320Round 1
1955–56 1D5261178524429Round 1
1956–57 1D13267415336218Runners-upRelegated
1958–59 1D8269413436522Round 1
1959–60 1D9268612324922Round 3
1960–61 1D9268513275521Round 1
1961–62 1D13266515304817Round 1Relegated
1985–86 1D16305718236117Round 2Relegated
1986–87 2D1Round 6Promoted
1987–88 1D203851122307021Round 5Relegated
1989–90 2DS103415316394333Round 2
1990–91 2DS163461018314722Round 2
1991–92 2DS938141113423839Round 3Relegated
1992–93 3DS2342176531949Round 2Promoted
1993–94 2DS163461414354826Round 2Relegated
1994–95 3DS2342275622251Round 2Promoted
1995–96 2DS1342275532473Round 3Promoted
1996–97 2H163491114304138Round 3Relegated
1997–98 2DS2342077672667Round 2
1998–99 2DS13419105492767Round 4Promoted
1999–00 2H183451019234825Round 5Relegated
2000–01 2DS2362394682378Round 3
2001–02 2DS13823114642680Round 2Promoted
2002–03 2H1134111211373345Round 6
2003–04 2H17348521395529Round 4Relegated
2004–05 2DS13619125613269Round 3Promoted
2005–06 2H1434101212374242Round 5Relegated
2006–07 2DS4261277482543Round 4
2007–082DS1261745492055Round 3Promoted
2008–09 2H730101010424240Round 3First Group Stage
2009–10 2H14307914354930Round 3First Group Stage
2010–11 2H14309516324832Round 2First Group Stage
2011–12 2H153071112222932Round 4First Group Stage
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Last updated: 22 July 2012
Div. = Division; 1D = Portuguese League; 2H = Liga de Honra; 2DS/2D = Portuguese Second Division; 3DS = Portuguese Third Division
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points

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References

  1. "Plantel" [Squad]. S.C. Covilhã (in Portuguese). Retrieved 24 July 2016.