C.F. Estrela da Amadora

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Club Football Estrela da Amadora (Portuguese pronunciation: [(ɨ)ʃˈtɾelɐ ðamɐˈðoɾɐ]), sometimes just Estrela, is a Portuguese sports club (predominantly football) based in Amadora, northwest of Lisbon.

Estrela da Amadora
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Full nameClub Football Estrela da Amadora
Nickname(s)Tricolores (The Tricolours)
Estrela (Star)
Founded2020 (original club was founded in 1932, the first of the mergers was founded in 2011)
GroundEstádio José Gomes
Capacity9,288
Head coachRicardo Chéu
LeagueLiga Portugal 2
2021/2214th

It's the successor of Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora, founded in 1932 and extinct in 2011 due to financial problems and bankruptcy.[1]

The club was newly founded in 2020, when Clube Desportivo Estrela merged with Club Sintra Football and taking the place of that team in the third-tier Campeonato de Portugal.[2] C.F. Estrela da Amadora plays at Estádio José Gomes.

HistoryEdit

The current club was founded in the summer of 2020, after a merger between Clube Desportivo Estrela and Club Sintra Football. Instead of Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora, the club is officially named Club Football Estrela da Amadora and André Geraldes was designated as the President.[2][3]

The club didn't take the honours of any of its predecessors (Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora, Clube Desportivo Estrela and Club Sintra Football), being effectively a new club.

After Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora closed its doors in 2011,[1] a group of supporters founded Clube Desportivo Estrela, keeping the legacy, youth teams and other sports of the original club.[4]

In 2018, CD Estrela created a senior football team, playing in the Lisbon Football Association regional championships.[5] But in 2020, the club's members voted 92% in favour in July 2020 of a merger with Club Sintra Football, taking that team's place in the third-tier Campeonato de Portugal. A Sociedade Anónima Desportiva was formed, branded as Club Football Estrela da Amadora and with André Geraldes being the President. The original Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora emblem was taken.[2][3] The club's first season ended with promotion, despite losing the play-off final 1–0 to C.D. Trofense.[6]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 1 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
1 GK   POR Nuno Hidalgo
2 DF   MLI Mamadou Traoré
5 DF   POR André Duarte
6 MF   POR Latón
7 FW   POR Paulinho
8 MF   POR Reko Silva (on loan from Portimonense)
9 FW   BRA Fabrício Simões
10 MF   POR Xavi
11 MF   POR Diogo Pinto
13 DF   POR Tiago Melo
16 MF   BRA Aloísio
17 MF   ANG Maestro
18 DF   FRA Anthony Correia
19 DF   POR Miguel Lopes
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW   POR Diogo Salomão
22 DF   POR Edu Duarte
25 DF   POR Afonso Figueiredo
29 FW   UGA Edrisa Lubega (on loan from Paide Linnameeskond)
31 FW   BRA Madson (on loan from Corinthians)
32 MF   ARG Chapi Romano
33 FW   POR Ricardo Schutte
35 DF   POR Sérgio Conceição
68 FW   BRA Michel
70 FW   POR Miguel Rosa
77 FW   POR Leandro Tipote
88 MF   POR Smary Piedade
99 GK   POR Gonçalo Tabuaço

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   GNB Horácio Jau (at Real)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   POR João Costa (at Loures)

League and Cup historyEdit

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Portuguese Cup Portuguese League Cup Notes
2020–21 CP 2 58 38 14 6 86 34 53 (regular phase) Round of 16 N/A Promoted
2021–22 2D 2nd round

KitEdit

Estrela's kit is 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Estrela da Amadora fecha portas" [Estrela da Amadora closes its doors]. RTP (in Portuguese). 1 March 2011. Archived from the original on 8 September 2021. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Almeida, Isaura (11 July 2020). "O Estrela da Amadora está de volta" [Estrela da Amadora is back]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Estrela da Amadora ganha uma nova vida: fusão com Sintra Football aprovada, subida ao terceiro escalão e recompra do José Gomes" [Estrela da Amadora gains a new life: merger with Sintra Football approved, promotion to the third tier and repurchase of José Gomes]. Observador (in Portuguese). 11 July 2020. Archived from the original on 11 July 2020. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Nasceu o Clube Desportivo Estrela, em memória do E. Amadora" [Clube Desportivo Estrela was born, in memory of E. Amadora]. MaisFutebol (in Portuguese). 31 March 2012. Archived from the original on 3 August 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  5. ^ Pereira, David (19 October 2018). "O futebol está de volta à Amadora. A segunda vida do Estrela" [Football is back in Amadora. The second life of Estrela]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Trofense derrota Estrela da Amadora e conquista Campeonato de Portugal" [Trofense defeat Estrela da Amadora and win the Campeonato de Portugal]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.