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Futebol Clube de Famalicão, commonly known as Famalicão, is a Portuguese football club, from Vila Nova de Famalicão.[2] Founded on 21 August 1931,[1] its senior team currently plays in the Primeira Liga, the top tier of the Portuguese football.

Famalicão
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Full nameFutebol Clube de Famalicão
Nickname(s)Famalicenses
Vila Nova
Azuis e Brancos
Founded21 August 1931; 88 years ago (1931-08-21)[1]
GroundEstádio Municipal 22 de Junho
Vila Nova de Famalicão
Capacity5,307
OwnerIdan Ofer
ChairmanMiguel Ribeiro
ManagerJoão Pedro Sousa
LeaguePrimeira Liga
2018–19LigaPro, 2nd (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

Since 1952, Famalicão have played their home matches at the Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho, which holds a 5,307-seat capacity.[3] The Famalicenses' most successful period of their history occurred in the early 1990s, where the club played four seasons in the Primeira Liga, between 1990 and 1994, counting now with seven Primeira Liga appearances. The club is owned by Quantum Pacific Group which also has 32% share of Atlético de Madrid.


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HistoryEdit

Futebol Clube de Famalicão was founded on the 21 August, 1931 by the will of six friends.

The first team that Famalicão presented was in the opening of their first local ground, the Campo da Berberia, with a match against FC Porto in 1932. Their first kit was green and white, however, they will eventually change it to blue and white in order to get affiliation from FC Porto. Famalicão started competing in 1932/33 in the Regional Promotion Championship which they won. This is the beginning of Futebol Clube de Famalicão history.

The club has already six Primeira Liga appearances, in the seasons of 1946/47, 1978/79, 1990/91, 1991/92, 1992/93 and 1993/94, but their peak was at the early 1990s where they stayed at the top of the Portuguese football for four consecutive seasons. The new century brought a fast fall for the northern Portuguese team, dropping to the regional championships.

However, that was the turning point for the team. Since then, the club has reached multiple promotions, currently playing in the Primeira Liga, the top tier of Portuguese football.

At the beginning of the 2018/19 season, 51% of the club share was bought by Quantum Pacific Group, a group that also holds 33% of Atlético de Madrid. This new board has a very straight and ambitious plan: get Famalicão back to the top of Portuguese football On September 11, 2019 Quantum Pacific Group went from 51% to 85% of SAD's share capital

The club plays their local games at Estádio Municipal de Famalicão since its opening in 1952. The club's previous grounds were Campo da Berberia, opened in 1932 and then Campo do Freião in 1946. Currently, new works in the stadium are planned for 2019 to increase the comfort and technology of the stadium, but also to expand its capacity to 7,500 people.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 1 September 2019[4]

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 Rafael Defendi
3   DF Lionn
4   DF Hugo
6   MF Guga
7   FW Walterson
8   MF Lawrence Ofori
9   MF Nicolás Schiappacasse (on loan from Atlético Madrid)
10   MF Rúben Lameiras
11   FW Fábio Martins (on loan from Braga)
12   MF Gustavo
14   DF Fode Konaté
15   DF Riccieli
16   MF Uroš Račić (on loan from Valencia)
17   FW Diogo Gonçalves (on loan from Benfica)
No. Position Player
18   DF Nehuén Pérez (on loan from Atlético Madrid)
19   FW Toni Martínez
20   DF Josh Tymon (on loan from Stoke City)
21   MF Fabinho
22   MF Thibang Phete
25   GK Vitor Caetano
28   MF Pedro Gonçalves
32   DF Álex Centelles (on loan from Valencia)
33   FW Anderson
64   GK Gabriel
97   DF Patrick William
  GK Vaná (on loan from Porto)
  DF Roderick Miranda (on loan from Wolverhampton)

CompetitionsEdit

TrophiesEdit

National
Competition Trophies Seasons
  Segunda Divisão 2 1977/78, 1987/88
Regional
Competition Trophies Seasons
  Regional Promotion Championship 1 1935/36
  Regional Opening Tournament 3 1982/83, 1984/85, 1986/87
  Regional Honour Cup 1 1986/87
  Primeira Divisão Regional 2 1954/55, 1961/62

ParticipationsEdit

National
Competition Participations Best finish
  Primeira Liga 7 13th
  LigaPro 6 2nd
  Segunda Divisão 42 1st
  Terceira Divisão 9 2nd
  Portuguese Cup 60 Semi-finals
  Portuguese League Cup 4 Group stage
Regional
Competition Participations Best finish
  Honour Division 1 2nd

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Competition Classification Portuguese Cup
1989/1990 2 Segunda Divisão 2nd 1/32
1990/1991 1 Primeira Divisão 15th 1/8
1991/1992 1 Primeira Divisão 14th 1/8
1992/1993 1 Primeira Divisão 14th 4QR
1993/1994 1 Primeira Divisão 17th 1/8
1994/1995 2 Segunda Divisão 12th 1/8
1995/1996 2 Segunda Divisão 17th 3QR
1996/1997 3 Segunda Divisão B - 2QR
1997/1998 3 Segunda Divisão B 10th 2QR
1998/1999 3 Segunda Divisão B 10th 4QR
1999/2000 3 Segunda Divisão B 2nd 4QR
2000/2001 3 Segunda Divisão B 2nd 1/4
2001/2002 3 Segunda Divisão B 20th 2QR
2002/2003 4 Terceira Divisão 6th 1QR
2003/2004 4 Terceira Divisão 10th 3QR
2004/2005 4 Terceira Divisão 2nd 3QR
2005/2006 3 Segunda Divisão B 7th 2QR
2006/2007 3 Segunda Divisão B 5th 4QR
2007/2008 4 Terceira Divisão 13tg 1QR
2008/2009 5 Regional Honour League 2nd -
2009/2010 4 Terceira Divisão 3rd 1QR
2010/2011 4 Terceira Divisão 2nd 1QR
2011/2012 3 Segunda Divisão B 7th 3QR
2012/2013 3 Segunda Divisão B 9th 1QR
2013/2014 3 Campeonato Nacional de Seniores 8th   3rd 4QR
2014/2015 3 Campeonato Nacional de Seniores 2nd   1st QF
2015/2016 2 LigaPro 6th 3QR
2016/2017 2 LigaPro 15th 3QR
2017/2018 2 LigaPro 14th 4QR
2018/2019 2 LigaPro 2nd 2QR
2019/2020 1 Primeira Liga

  Promotion stage

  Relegation stage CNS

CrestEdit

Crest evolution
         
1938-1965 1965-19?? 19??-1990 1990-2011 2011-2018 2018-present

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Historial" [History]. FC Famalicão (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Vila Nova de Famalicão". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Municipal 22 de Junho". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Futebol Clube Famalicão 2019/20". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 July 2019.

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