C.D. Cova da Piedade

Clube Desportivo Cova da Piedade is a football club established in the parish of Cova da Piedade, municipality of Almada, Portugal.

Cova da Piedade
Full nameClube Desportivo da Cova da Piedade
Nickname(s)Rapazes de Azul-Grená
Founded1947
GroundEstádio Municipal José Martins Vieira, Cova da Piedade
Capacity3,000
ChairmanPaulo Veiga
ManagerJorge Casquilha
LeagueLigaPro
2019–20LigaPro, 17th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Clube Desportivo Cova da Piedade was founded on 28 January 1947, resulting from the merge between União Piedense Futebol Clube, founded in 9 April 1914, and Sporting Clube Piedense. Cova da Piedade's current president is Paulo Veiga.

Promotion to LigaProEdit

On 30 April 2016, Cova da Piedade were promoted for the first time ever to the professional second-tier (all previous presences in the second-tier were prior to the creation of Segunda Divisão de Honra in 1990) after beating Angrense 2–1, confirming the first place on Campeonato de Portugal, South Zone, with two more matches still to play. They won the third-tier championship title on 5 June 2016, against North Zone winners Vizela.

StadiumEdit

Cova da Piedade play their matches at Estádio Municipal José Martins Vieira (named after the former President of the Municipality of Almada) and has a capacity for 3,000 spectators. The stadium has natural turf.

Current squadEdit

As of 15 September 2020

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   BRA Cléber Santana
2 MF   RSA Thabo Cele
3 DF   UGA Alex Kakuba
4 MF   POR Pepo Santos
6 MF   POR Cicero
7 MF   POR João Patrão
8 MF   BRA Robson
9 FW   BRA Hugo Firmino
10 MF   POR Miguel Rosa
11 DF   POR Gonçalo Maria
12 FW   POR Alex
13 DF   POR Gonçalo Tavares
16 DF   ALG Kheireddine Zarabi
17 DF   GNB Simão Júnior
22 FW   NGA Femi Balogun
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 GK   POR Iuri Miguel
29 FW   POR João Vieira
30 MF   POR Hugo Machado
36 FW   POR Edinho
45 DF   POR Bruno Sapo
48 MF   POR Bruno Alves
61 DF   POR João Amorim
66 DF   POR João Meira
70 MF   POR Cristiano Gomes
77 MF   COD Arnold Issoko
83 GK   BRA Adriano Facchini
94 FW   VEN Anthony Blondell
96 MF    SUI João Pedro
97 GK   CPV Márcio Rosa
MF   POR Francisco Varela

HonoursEdit

League and cup historyEdit

Season Tier Competition Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Portuguese Cup Portuguese League Cup Notes
2014-15 3 Campeonato de Portugal (league) 3 18 8 4 6 17 15 28 Round 3 Not eligible
2015-16 3 Campeonato de Portugal (league) 1 18 10 5 3 23 13 35 Round 4 Not eligible Promoted
2016-17 2 Portuguese Second Division 16 42 14 11 17 45 60 53 Round 4 2nd qualifying round
2017-18 2 Portuguese Second Division 9 38 14 9 15 42 45 51 Quarter-finals 2nd qualifying round

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