Futebol Clube de Famalicão, commonly known as Famalicão, is a Portuguese football club, from Vila Nova de Famalicão. Founded on 21 August 1931, its senior team currently plays in the Primeira Liga, the top tier of the Portuguese football.
|Full name||Futebol Clube de Famalicão|
Azuis e Brancos
|Founded||21 August 1931|
|Ground||Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho|
Vila Nova de Famalicão
|Manager||João Pedro Sousa|
|2018–19||LigaPro, 2nd (promoted)|
Since 1952, Famalicão have played their home matches at the Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho, which holds a 5,307-seat capacity. 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.
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.
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.
- As of 1 September 2019
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Portuguese League Cup||4||Group stage|
Season by seasonEdit
|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|
|2005/2006||3||Segunda Divisão B||7th||2QR|
|2006/2007||3||Segunda Divisão B||5th||4QR|
|2008/2009||5||Regional Honour League||2nd||-|
|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|
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- "Vila Nova de Famalicão". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 June 2015.
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- "Futebol Clube Famalicão 2019/20". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 July 2019.