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

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Full nameClube Desportivo da Cova da Piedade
Nickname(s)Rapazes de Azul-Grená
GroundEstádio Municipal José Martins Vieira, Cova da Piedade
ChairmanPaulo Veiga
ManagerJorge Casquilha
2018–19LigaPro, 13th
WebsiteClub website


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.


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 16 August, 2019

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Tony Batista
2   MF Thabo Cele
3   DF Alex Kakuba
5   DF Lima Pereira
6   MF Sérgio Marakis
8   MF Robson
9   FW Gustavo Souza (on loan from Moreirense)
10   MF André Carvalhas
11   FW Femi Balogun
12   GK Márcio Rosa
13   DF Celso Raposo
14   FW Vitinho
15   DF Zézinho
17   FW Sami
No. Position Player
21   MF Boubakary Diarra
23   DF Marcão (on loan from Grêmio Anápolis)
24   GK Rui Sacramento
27   MF Chen Jiayu
28   DF Yan Victor
30   MF Gustavo Costa
33   DF Allef
36   FW Edinho
77   MF Rodrigo Martins
89   MF Runze Xie
95   FW Nelsinho
*   DF Michael Silva
*   DF Victor Massaia


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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