Associação Desportiva de Fafe (abbreviated as AD Fafe) is a Portuguese football club based in Fafe in the district of Braga in northern Portugal.[1]

AD Fafe
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Full nameAssociação Desportiva de Fafe
Founded1958; 64 years ago (1958)
GroundParque Municipal dos Desportos
Fafe
Portugal
Capacity8,000
ChairmanJorge Fernandes
ManagerRicardo Silva
LeagueCampeonato de Portugal
2018–19Campeonato de Portugal Serie A, 2nd
WebsiteClub website

BackgroundEdit

AD Fafe currently plays in the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores – Série A which is the third tier of Portuguese football. The club was founded in 1958 as a merger of SC Fafe and FC Fafe and they play their home matches at the Parque Municipal dos Desportos in Fafe which was constructed in 1968. The stadium is able to accommodate 8,000 spectators.[1]

Improved facilities off the pitch were matched by better performances on the pitch and the club successively moved up divisions. Just as the club was celebrating its 30th anniversary, it achieved a first ever first division promotion after finishing runner-up in the second division, in 1987–88.

In the subsequent top flight campaign, Fafe finished 16th and was immediately relegated, but did manage a shock 0–0 draw at F.C. Porto. In 1990–91's second division, the club managed to sign 18-year-old Rui Costa (on loan from S.L. Benfica), who managed 38 games with 6 goals before "returning home".

The next few years were tough because Fafe dropped down two divisions in a couple of years, managing promotion from the fourth level to the third in 1996, where they remained for over a decade. In 2007–08, under manager Carlos Condeço the club finished 11th.

The club is affiliated to Associação de Futebol de Braga and has entered the national cup competition known as Taça de Portugal on many occasions, reaching the semifinals twice, in 1977 and 1979.[1][2]

AppearancesEdit

Season to seasonEdit

Season Level Division Section Place Movements
1990–91 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série Norte 2nd
1991–92 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série Norte 5th
1992–93 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série Norte 3rd
1993–94 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série Norte 11th
1994–95 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série Norte 16th Relegated
1995–96 Tier 4 Terceira Divisão Série A 1st Promoted
1996–97 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série Norte 14th Relegated
1997–98 Tier 4 Terceira Divisão Série A 1st Promoted
1998–99 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série Norte 3rd
1999–2000 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série Norte 8th
2000–01 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série Norte 20th Relegated
2001–02 Tier 4 Terceira Divisão Série A 2nd Promoted
2002–03 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série Norte 11th
2003–04 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série Norte 12th
2004–05 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série Norte 9th
2005–06 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série A 5th
2006–07 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Serie A 6th
2007–08 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série A – 1ª Fase 11th
Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série A – Sub-Série A1 3rd Relegated
2008–09 Tier 4 Terceira Divisão Série A – 1ª Fase 5th Promotion Group
Tier 4 Terceira Divisão Série A Fase Final 4th
2009–10 Tier 4 Terceira Divisão Série B – 1ª Fase 4th Promotion Group
Tier 4 Terceira Divisão Série B Fase Final 2nd Promoted
2010–11 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série Norte 4th
2011–12 Tier 3 Segunda Divisão Série Norte 2nd

[3][4][5]

Point total historyEdit

Divisions/Leagues Pl. W T L GS GL Pts.
1.ª Liga / Divisão 38 9 14 15 29 47 32
2.ª Liga / Honra 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2.ª Divisão 114 435 329 350 ? ? 1301
3.ª Divisão 318 152 89 63 ? ? 460

HonoursEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 14 March 2020[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   POR Pedro Freitas
4 MF   CIV Ben Traoré
5 DF   POR Zé Oliveira
7 FW   POR Ferrinho
8 MF   POR Helinho
10 FW   BRA Nei
11 FW   POR João Victor
13 GK   POR Fred Fangueiro
15 FW   MOZ Salimo Mustafá
16 DF   POR Carlos Daniel
17 FW   POR Rui Macedo
18 FW   POR Pedro Correia
21 MF   COL Juan Villa (on loan from Gil Vicente)
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 DF   POR Sandro Cunha
23 DF   POR Chico
29 DF   POR Tiago André
30 DF   POR Carlos Freitas
37 DF   POR Paulo Monteiro
44 MF   GHA James Arthur
45 DF   GHA Richard Ofori
50 MF   POR Alberto Fernandes
55 DF   GHA Princebell Addico
60 MF   POR Rúben Marques
75 DF   POR Jorginho
79 GK   POR Luís Ferreira
80 FW   GHA Malik Abubakari (on loan from Moreirense)

ChairmenEdit

Year(s) Chairman
1958 Rogério Rodrigues de Brito
1959–1960 Dr. Amadeu João Plácido da Silva e Castro
1960–1961 Albino Pereira Fernandes
1962–1967 Dr. António Marques Mendes
1967–1968 Ângelo Salgado Medon
1968–1970 Dr. António Marques Mendes
1970 Eng. Mário Samuel Hercílio Valente
1971 Dr. José Manuel Ribeiro Cardoso
1972–1974 Damião Monteiro
1974–1976 Eng. Mário Samuel Hercílio Valente
1976–1982 Moisés Teixeira
1982–1984 Eng. Mário Samuel Hercílio Valente
1984–1986 José de Barros
1986–1992 João Carlos Costa Freitas
1992 Comissão Administrativa
1992–1994 António Augusto Oliveira Nogueira
1994 Doutor Armindo Magalhães
1994 Comissão Administrativa
1995–1998 Álvaro Moreira Mendes
1998–2002 António Lopes Silva
2002–2003 Dr. Carlos Alberto Martins Gonçalves
2003–2004 Comissão de Gestão
2005–2013 (14 junho) Albino Salgado Pereira
2013 (14 junho)–? Jorge Fernandes (Comissão de Gestão)
2015-2019 Jorge Fernandes

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Associação Desportiva de Fafe - ForaDeJogo - foradejogo.net". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Associação Desportiva de Fafe – Portugal – footballzz.co.uk". ZeroZero. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Portugal – Table of Honor – soccerlibrary.free.fr" (PDF). Soccer Library. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Competitions – Portugal – footballzz.co.uk". ZeroZero. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Competitions - ForaDeJogo - foradejogo.net". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  6. ^ https://www.adfafe.pt/pt/modalidade/seniores/

External linksEdit