Estádio D. Afonso Henriques
|Location||Rua de São Gonçalo, Guimarães, Portugal|
|Owner||Vitória Sport Clube|
|Renovated||2003, reopened with a football match between Vitória S.C. and 1. FC Kaiserslautern|
|Vitória S.C. (1965–present)|
Portugal national football team (selected matches)
The stadium is home of Guimarães's most successful team, Vitória de Guimarães, presently competing in the top-flight Portuguese Liga. The stadium was built in 1965 and was renovated and expanded in 2003 for the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament by architect Eduardo Guimarães. Estádio D. Afonso Henriques has a capacity of 30,029 and it is named after the first King of Portugal—and also a Guimarães native—Dom Afonso Henriques. It was formerly known as Estádio Municipal de Guimarães, and before that as the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques.
During Euro 2004, the stadium hosted two of the tournament's matches.
The Estádio D. Afonso Henriques hosted two games at UEFA Euro 2004. The opening fixture of Group C was between Denmark and Italy, in which the match ended 0–0. The last fixture of Group C was also played at the stadium, this time between Bulgaria and Italy, in which it ended 2–1 to Italy with goals from Martin Petrov for Bulgaria and goals from Simone Perrotta and Antonio Cassano for Italy. Although Cassano's 94th-minute strike won the game for Italy 2–1, in the other game between Denmark and Sweden, it ended 2–2 with a 89th-minute strike from Mattias Jonson. Jonson's goal resulted in Italy's exit out of the tournament on goals scored in third place, behind Sweden in second place and Denmark in first place.
Portugal national football teamEdit
The following national team matches were held in the stadium.
|1.||6 September 2003||0–3||Spain||Friendly|
|2.||14 October 2009||4–0||Malta||2010 World Cup qualification|
|3.||3 September 2010||4–4||Cyprus||Euro 2012 qualifying|
|4.||6 February 2013||2–3||Ecuador||Friendly|
|5.||20 November 2018||1–1||Poland||UEFA Nations League|
UEFA Euro 2004Edit
|14 June 2004||Denmark||0–0||Italy||Group C|
|22 June 2004||Italy||2–1||Bulgaria||Group C|
UEFA Nations League 2019 FinalsEdit
|6 June 2019||Netherlands||3–1 (a.e.t.)||England||Semi-finals||25,711|
|9 June 2019||Switzerland||0–0 (a.e.t.) (5–6 p)||England||Third place play-off||15,742|
Miklós Fehér's deathEdit
The stadium witnessed the collapse of Sport Lisboa e Benfica player Miklós Fehér. This occurred during a league match between Vitória de Guimarães and Benfica on 25 January 2004. Late into the second half, Fehér received a yellow card shortly after coming on as a substitute. He then collapsed and went into cardiac arrest, later dying in hospital. Every time Benfica play in Guimarães, there is a remembrance ceremony at the location where Fehér collapsed.
UEFA Nations League Finals Venue
Estádio do Dragão