C.D. Feirense

Clube Desportivo Feirense, commonly known as CD Feirense or just Feirense, is a Portuguese football club based in Santa Maria da Feira. Founded on 18 March 1918, Feirense play in the LigaPro, the second tier of Portuguese football. Their chairman is Kunle Soname and their manager is Filipe Martins. The club plays its home matches at the Estádio Marcolino de Castro, with a capacity of 5,500 spectators.

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Full nameClube Desportivo Feirense
Nickname(s)Azuis da Feira (Blues from the Feira)
Founded18 March 1918; 104 years ago (1918-03-18)
GroundEstádio Marcolino de Castro
ChairmanKunle Soname
ManagerRui Ferreira
LeagueLiga Portugal 2
2021–22Liga Portugal 2, 4th
WebsiteClub website


Founded in 1918, Feirense played only three Primeira Liga seasons in the 20th century – 1962–63, 1977–78 and 1989–90 – being relegated in each one. In 2009–10, the club came close to ending a two-decade exile but missed out on the last day, as local rivals S.C. Beira-Mar went up with Portimonense SC.[1]

The following year, Feirense went one better by coming second, missing out on the title on goal difference to Gil Vicente F.C. and winning promotion under Quim Machado in May 2011.[2] However, a year later they were relegated.[3] A four-season spell in the second tier ended with promotion in third place in May 2016, under manager José Mota.[4]

Mota left in December 2016 and was succeeded by his assistant Nuno Manta Santos, who took the team to a best-ever eighth place.[5] After just staying up in 2018, Feirense went down in April 2019 with four games to play.[6]


The Estádio Marcolino de Castro is a multi-use stadium in the town of Santa Maria da Feira. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Feirense, who play in the Portuguese Liga. The stadium is capable of holding other sporting events. Its capacity for a football match is 5,500 spectators. Estádio Marcolino de Castro was built in 1962 when Feirense was promoted for the very first time to the top-flight Portuguese Liga.


Current squadEdit

As of 2 February, 2022. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   POR Diga
3 DF   POR João Pinto
4 DF   BRA Ícaro
6 MF   BRA Washington
8 MF   POR Manu
10 MF   POR Fábio Espinho
12 DF   BRA Zé Ricardo
13 MF   POR Samuel Teles
17 MF   POR João Tavares
18 FW   CPV João Paulo
19 MF   SEN Latyr Fall
20 FW   BUL Steven Petkov
21 MF   POR André Rodrigues
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 FW   POR Jardel
23 DF   BRA Sidney
24 DF   POR João Oliveira
26 MF   NGA Anthony Shimaga
29 FW   BRA Jorge Luiz
30 GK   BRA Bruno Brigido
31 MF   COL William Palacios
33 DF   POR Cláudio Silva
37 FW   NGA Mathias Ogwuche
55 GK   POR Igor Rodrigues
70 DF   NGA Sopuruchukwu Onyemaechi
77 FW   POR Tiago Dias
87 GK   BRA Arthur
99 MF   NGA Oche Ochowechi

Managerial historyEdit



  1. ^ Martins, Arnaldo (8 May 2010). "Beira-Mar e Portimonense sobem à Liga" [Beira-Mar and Portimonense promoted to the Liga]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Quim Machado renova" [Quim Machado renews]. Record (in Portuguese). 31 May 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  3. ^ [cmjornal.pt/desporto/detalhe/academica-garante-permanencia-e-feirense-desce-de-divisao "Académica garante permanência e Feirense desce de divisão"] [Académica guarantee survival and Feirense go down a division]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 12 May 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2020. {{cite news}}: Check |url= value (help)
  4. ^ "José Mota e a festa da subida: "Ficar no Feirense? Vamos ver, vamos ver..."" [José Mota and the promotion party: "Staying at Feirense? We'll see, we'll see..."] (in Portuguese). TVI 24. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Nuno Manta Santos, o milagreiro do Feirense que gosta de matemática" [Nuno Manta Santos, Feirense's miracle-worker who likes mathematics] (in Portuguese). Bancada. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Feirense desce de divisão com vitória de Desportivo das Aves ao Vitória de Guimarães" [Feirense go down a division with Desportivo das Aves' victory over Vitória de Guimarães]. Observador (in Portuguese). 19 April 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2020.

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