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Clube Desportivo Nacional, commonly known as Nacional and sometimes Nacional da Madeira (Portuguese pronunciation: [nɐsjuˈnal dɐ mɐˈðɐjɾɐ]), is a Portuguese football club based in Funchal, on the island of Madeira.[2]

CD Nacional
C.D. Nacional.gif
Full nameClube Desportivo Nacional
Nickname(s)Alvinegros (White-and-Black)
Nacionalistas (Nationalists)
Founded8 December 1910; 108 years ago (8 December 1910)
GroundEstádio da Madeira[1]
Capacity5,132
ChairmanRui Alves
ManagerLuis Freire
LeagueLigaPro
2018–19Primeira Liga, 17th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

Founded in 1910, it currently plays in the LigaPro, Portugal's second-tier division of professional football. It plays its home games at Estádio da Madeira, also known as Estádio da Choupana. Built in 1998 and named at the time Estádio Eng. Rui Alves after the current club president Rui Alves, it seats approximately 5,132 people. The stadium is located in the north of Funchal, high in the mountains of the Choupana district.

The club's home colours are black and white striped shirts with black shorts and socks. Nacional is also known for being one of the clubs that formed Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo and to honour the club's most famous player they named their youth training facilities Cristiano Ronaldo Campus Futebol.

The Alvinegros best top-tier league finish was fourth in the 2003–04 Primeira Liga season and their best participation in European competitions was in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League after beating Zenit St. Petersburg in the play-off round and managing to secure a third place in the group stage.

Like many other Portuguese clubs, Nacional operates several sports teams outside the football team. Other sports groups within the organisation include beach soccer, boxing, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, tennis, triathlon, muay thai, padel, rallying, swimming and veterans' soccer.

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HistoryEdit

Nacional reached the first division for the first time ever in the mid-1990s, returning again in 2002–03. The following season was arguably the best ever season, as the side finished fourth in the league, just squeaking past Braga. In that season, three of its key players were Paulo Assunção, a defensive midfielder, and goal-machine Adriano, who netted 19 times. Both would later go to Porto, while the third key player, winger Miguelito, joined Benfica in 2006.

Nacional also had a quarter-final run in the domestic cup, and would lose in the first round of the subsequent 2004–05 UEFA Cup, being defeated twice by Sevilla. In 2006–07's edition, more of the same occurred with two early losses to Rapid Bucureşti.

In the 2008–09 season, Nacional again edged Braga for the final fourth spot, mainly courtesy of Nenê, who scored 20 goals and won the Golden Boot honor. The side also reached the last-four in the Portuguese Cup, losing on aggregate 5–4 to Paços de Ferreira, with the decider coming at the Estádio da Madeira in the 90th minute.

2009–10 started without Nenê, who was sold to Cagliari for a club-record fee of €4.5 million. In August 2009, however, the club managed to defeat former UEFA Super Cup winners Zenit Saint Petersburg in the UEFA Europa League last round prior to the group stages; after a 4–3 home win, youngster Rúben Micael scored another last-minute goal, as the club was trailing 1–0 in Russia. In the next round, Nacional was drawn alongside Athletic Bilbao, Austria Wien, and Werder Bremen; the Austrians were beaten 5–1 in Madeira, but the Portuguese did not progress to the knockout rounds.

In the 2014–15 season, Nacional had a slow start, being eliminated of 2014–15 UEFA Europa League in the play-off round against Dinamo Minsk, after losing two times in a 2–0 away loss[3] and a 2–3 home loss.[4] But after that the club accomplished a major achievement, after beating rivals Marítimo in a 3–0 home win for the 2014–15 Primeira Liga[5] the Alvinegros managed to beat them again, this time in a 1–1 away draw for the quarter-finals of the 2014–15 Taça de Portugal where Nacional eventually won 6–5 at penalties, granting the team the qualification for the semi-finals of the competition.[6]

On 30 December 2016, Predrag Jokanović began his fourth spell as manager for the club.[7]

Team Presidents [8]Edit

  • António Ascensão Figueira (1910 - 1926)
  • Ernesto Pelágio dos Santos (1926 - 1932)
  • António Caldeira (1932 - 1936)
  • Dr. Consuelo Figueira (1936 - 1940)
  • Luís Lopes Serrão (1940 - 1944)
  • Dr. Daniel Brazão Machado (1944 - 1948)
  • Dr. José Telentino Costa César Abreu (1954 - 1958)
  • Dr. António Manuel Sales Caldeira (1958 - 1964)
  • Fernando Pereira Rebelo (1964 - 1965)
  • Luís Lopes Serrão (1966 - 1969)
  • Antonio Manuel Sales Caldeira (1969 - 1973)
  • Nélio Jorge Ferraz Mendonça (1973 - 1993)
  • Dr. Fausto Pereira (1993 - 1994)
  • Eng. Rui António Macedo Alves (1994 - 2014)
  • João Gris Teixeira (2014 - 2015)
  • Eng. Rui António Macedo Alves (2015 - Present)

StadiumEdit

The Estádio da Madeira, better known as the Choupana, houses Nacional. The current stadium is located around nearby training pitches. The club also built an academy campus in name of its most famous player, Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo. The stadium was renovated in 2007 for a new stand and also increasing the capacity to over 5,000 spectators. The total price of the renovations was €20 million.

In these new facilities, no stands were put behind the goals, with a tall fence used in its place. In mid-2007, the stadium name was changed to Estádio da Madeira, because of the excellent sports facilities.

RivalryEdit

 
Nacional in 1925

Nacional has a big rivalry with Madeira-neighbours Marítimo. Historically, Marítimo dominated Nacional in the early years, being the first to reach European competition. Nacional, however, have crept up in the UEFA standings, finishing fourth twice and fifth in the 2000s.

The Madeira Derby is often associated with the clubs' followers differing culture and way of life. The fans of Nacional, being of a higher socio-economic status than those of Marítimo, were mainly lobbyists for the commercial expansion of Madeira, but the working class Marítimo followers were keen to preserve Madeira. This only exacerbated the ill-feeling between the clubs.

HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

RegionalEdit

  • AF Madeira Championship (Tier 4) (8): 1934–35, 1936–37, 1938–39, 1941–42, 1942–43, 1943–44, 1968–69, 1974–75
  • AF Madeira Cup (6): 1943–44, 1944–45, 1973–74, 1974–75, 2001–02, 2007–08

League and cup historyEdit

Season League Cup League Cup Europe (UEFA) Notes
Div. Pos. Pl W D L GS GA Pts Result Result Competition Result
1988–89 1D 10th 38 12 12 14 43 49 36 R6 N/A  –  –
1989–90 1D 14th 34 7 14 13 34 46 28 R6 N/A  –  –
1990–91 1D 20th 38 8 11 19 33 60 27 R5 N/A  –  – [A]
1991–92 2D 14th 34 6 13 15 26 42 25 R4 N/A  –  –
1992–93 2D 13th 34 10 10 14 32 42 30 R4 N/A  –  –
1993–94 2D 11th 34 10 11 13 32 33 31 R3 N/A  –  –
1994–95 2D 13th 34 11 10 13 39 42 32 R4 N/A  –  –
1995–96 2D 16th 34 11 6 17 39 43 39 R4 N/A  –  – [B]
1996–97 2DS 1st 34 24 6 4 80 30 78 R4 N/A  –  – [C]
1997–98 2D 18th 34 6 9 19 37 58 27 R4 N/A  –  – [B]
1998–99 2DS 9th 34 15 4 15 42 39 49 R4 N/A  –  –
1999–00 2DS 1st 38 25 8 5 66 32 83 R2 N/A  –  – [C]
2000–01 2D 7th 34 14 9 11 55 52 51 R6 N/A  –  –
2001–02 2D 3rd 34 18 8 8 62 39 62 R3 N/A  –  – [D]
2002–03 1D 11th 34 9 13 12 40 46 40 R5 N/A  –  –
2003–04 1D 4th 34 17 5 12 56 35 56 QF N/A  –  – [E]
2004–05 1D 12th 34 12 5 17 46 48 41 R6 N/A UEFA Cup R1 [F]
2005–06 1D 5th 34 14 10 10 40 32 52 R6 N/A  –  –
2006–07 1D 8th 30 11 6 13 41 38 39 R6 N/A UEFA Cup R1
2007–08 1D 10th 30 9 8 13 23 28 35 R5 R3  –  –
2008–09 1D 4th 30 15 7 8 47 32 52 SF R3  –  –
2009–10 1D 7th 30 10 9 11 36 46 39 R5 R3 UEFA Europa League GS [G]
2010–11 1D 6th 30 11 9 10 28 31 42 R4 SF  –  –
2011–12 1D 7th 30 13 5 12 48 50 44 SF R3 UEFA Europa League PO
2012–13 1D 8th 30 11 7 12 45 51 40 R4 R3  –  –
2013–14 1D 5th 30 11 12 7 43 33 45 R3 R3  –  –
2014–15 1D 7th 34 13 8 13 45 46 47 SF R3 UEFA Europa League PO
2015–16 1D 11th 34 10 8 16 40 56 38 QF R3  –  –
2016–17 1D 18th 34 4 9 21 22 58 21 R4 R2  –  – [A]
2017–18 2D 1st 38 19 14 5 72 45 71 R4 R1  –  – [D]
2018–19 1D 17th 34 7 7 20 33 73 28 R3 R3  –  – [A]

A. ^ Relegated to the Segunda Liga.
B. ^ Relegated to the Portuguese Second Division.
C. ^ Promoted to the Segunda Liga.
D. ^ Promoted to the Primeira Liga.
E. ^ Best Primeira Liga finish.
F. ^ First presence in european competitions.
G. ^ Best finish in european competitions.

Last updated: 15 May 2016
Div. = Division; 1D = Primeira Liga; 2D = Segunda Liga; 2DS = Second Division – South Zone
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; Pts = Points
R = Round (Number); QF = Quarter-finals; SF = Semi-finals; PO = Play-off; GS = Group stage
     = Champions;      = Semi-finals or 3rd place;      = Promoted;      = Relegated

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2004–05 UEFA Cup R1   Sevilla 1–2 0–2 1–4
2006–07 UEFA Cup R1   Rapid Bucureşti 1–2 0–1 1–3
2009–10 UEFA Europa League PO   Zenit St. Petersburg 4–3 1–1 5–4
Group L   Werder Bremen 2–3 1–4 N/A
  Austria Wien 5–1 1–1 N/A
  Athletic Bilbao 1–1 1–2 N/A
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 2Q   FH Hafnarfjördur 2–0 1–1 3–1
3Q   Häcken 3–0 1–2 4–2
PO   Birmingham City 0–0 0–3 0–3
2014–15 UEFA Europa League PO   Dinamo Minsk 2–3 0–2 2–5

Last updated: 28 August 2014
Q = Qualifying; PO = Play-off

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 28 July, 2018[9]

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 Ohoulo Framelin
2   DF Nuno Campos
3   DF Leonel Mosevich (on loan from Argentinos Juniors)
4   DF Diogo Coelho
5   DF Anthony Sosa (on loan from Progreso)
6   MF Abdullahi Alhassan
7   FW João Camacho
8   MF Jota
9   FW Perotti
10   FW Marco Borgnino (on loan from Atlético de Rafaela)
11   FW Kenji Gorré
12   GK Gauther
13   GK Daniel Guimarães
No. Position Player
14   MF Rúben Micael
21   DF Seung Jun Lee
22   DF Kalindi
23   FW Witi
33   DF Rui Correia
35   FW Bryan Róchez
37   DF Felipe Lopes
44   DF Júlio César
55   MF Nuno Borges
70   MF Mabrouk Rouai
80   MF Vítor Gonçalves
88   MF Kaká
94   FW Brayan Riascos

On loanEdit

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

No. Position Player

Former managersEdit

ChairmenEdit

Player recordsEdit

Most appearancesEdit

Competitive matches only, includes appearances as used substitute.

Rank Name Nat. Years League TP TL EL Total Ref
1 Serginho   1994–2004 279 9 0 0 288 [10]
2 Bruno Patacas   2002–2011 229 21 11 9 270 [11]
3 João Aurélio   2008–2016 186 22 16 14 238 [12]
4 Ivo Vieira   1994–2004 205 14 0 0 219 [13]
5 Cléber Monteiro   2003–2010 183 20 7 4 214 [14]
6 João Fidalgo   1996–2005 171 11 0 0 182 [15]
7 António Vieira   1981–1994 162 0 0 0 162 [16]
8 Mateus   2008–2013 117 15 9 12 153 [17]
9 Fernando Ávalos   2003–2008 132 15 1 3 151 [18]
10 Pedro Paulo   1996–2001 136 9 0 0 145 [19]

Most goalsEdit

Competitive matches only, includes goals as used substitute.

Rank Name Nat. Years League TP TL EL Total Ref
1 Serginho   1994–2004 115 4 0 0 119
2 Adriano   2002–2005 43 4 0 1 48 [20]
3 Roberto Carlos   1990–1994 40 0 0 0 40 [21]
4 Mateus   2008–2013 28 7 0 3 38
5 Rui Miguel   1995–1997 36 1 0 0 37 [22]
Mario Rondón   2011–2015 31 5 0 1 37 [23]
6 Claudemir   2010–2014 23 2 2 0 27 [24]
7 Nenê   2008–2009 20 4 1 0 25 [25]
8 Edmilson   1988–1991 23 0 0 0 23 [26]
9 André Pinto   2002–2006 21 0 0 0 21 [27]
Diego Barcelos   2009–2014 18 2 1 0 21 [28]
Marco Matias   2014–2015 17 3 0 1 21 [29]
10 Pedro Paulo   1996–2001 19 1 0 0 20

ReferencesEdit

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