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Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora (Portuguese pronunciation: [(ɨ)ʃˈtɾelɐ ðɐ ɐmɐˈðoɾɐ]), sometimes just Estrela, was a Portuguese sports club (prominently football) based in Amadora, northwest of Lisbon.

Estrela da Amadora
CF Estrela Amadora.svg
Full nameClube de Futebol
Estrela da Amadora
Nickname(s)Os Tricolor (The Tricolours)
Estrela (Star)
Founded1932
Dissolved2011
GroundEstádio José Gomes
Capacity9,288
2009–10Portuguese Second Division, 10th

Founded in 1932, its football team last played in the third division, holding home games at Estádio José Gomes.

HistoryEdit

While never a contender to the place of the third-most important club in the Lisbon Football Association, Estrela da Amadora won a Cup of Portugal in 1990 and one second division championship in 1992–93. In 16 seasons in top flight football – eight consecutive – its best season was in 1997–98, when the team finished in seventh position, under the guidance of Fernando Santos.

After winning the cup in 1990, Estrela reached the second round in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. In the following decades, the team maintained its first division status in most seasons. In 2008–09, however, amidst serious financial difficulties,[1] it was (twice) relegated even though it finished the campaign in mid-table.[2]

Coach António Veloso only managed to lead Amadora to the tenth position in the third level in the 2009–10 season. Subsequently, as the club's dreadful economic situation persisted – which led to a two-year suspension from all activity by the Portuguese Football Federation – it folded.[3]

A new club, Clube Desportivo Estrela was created in 2011 to keep with youth teams and other sports, and continue with the history and legacy of Estrela da Amadora. In 2018, CF Estrela created a principal football team.[4]

SupportersEdit

Ultras Magia Tricolor since 2005

Last squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
36   GK André Marques
3   DF Wallacy
5   DF Filipe Martins
77   FW Paulão
18   MF Pedro Carvalho
37   DF Fábio Mendes
64   DF Edilmar
23   DF Fernando Morales
No. Position Player
17   MF Edson Ferreira
32   DF Zé Carlos
1   GK Cadu
20   MF Marcelo
22   FW Francismar
99   MF Zádson
28   DF Oumar
12   MF Panda

League and Cup historyEdit

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Portuguese Cup Notes
1988–89 1D 8 38 13 13 12 33 41 39
1989–90 1D 13 34 10 8 16 35 34 28 Winner
1990–91 1D 18 38 9 14 15 37 46 32
1991–92 2H 11 34 10 13 11 30 35 33
1992–93 2H 1 34 17 14 3 59 28 48 Promoted
1993–94 1D 9 34 9 15 10 39 36 33
1994–95 1D 15 34 6 14 14 27 40 26
1995–96 1D 11 34 7 4 3 35 50 35
1996–97 1D 9 34 12 11 11 39 38 47
1997–98 1D 7 34 14 8 12 42 41 50 Best classification ever
1998–99 1D 8 34 11 12 11 33 40 45
1999–00 1D 8 34 10 15 9 40 35 45
2000–01 1D 18 34 4 7 23 30 57 19 Relegated
2001–02 2H 4 34 16 9 9 44 38 57
2002–03 2H 3 34 15 12 7 42 32 57 Promoted
2003–04 1D 18 34 4 5 25 22 74 17 Relegated
2004–05 2H 3 34 17 9 8 47 30 60 Semi-final Promoted
2005–06 1D 9 34 12 9 13 31 33 45 6th round
2006–07 1D 10 30 9 8 13 23 36 35 4th round
2007–08 1D 13 30 6 13 11 29 41 31 Quarter-final
2008–09 1D 11 30 8 10 12 26 38 34 Semi-final Relegated

EuropeEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1990–91 Cup Winners' Cup R1   Neuchâtel Xamax 1–1 1–1 (4–3 p) 2–2
R2   RFC Liège 1–0 0–2 1–2
1998–99 Intertoto Cup R3   Ruch Chorzów 1–1 1–1 (2–4 p) 2–2

HonoursEdit

KitEdit

Estrela's kit was white with the shirt split with three colours (hence the nickname 'the tricolours'). Left side was red, the middle white and the right green, with the shorts and socks white. The club was longtime sponsored by national brands Tepa and Cofidis.

In 2005, Estrela decided to change the club's kit to traditional white, copying the badge and taking away the old red, green and white striped kit.

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