F.C. Vizela

Futebol Clube de Vizela is a Portuguese football club based in Vizela, Braga District. Founded in 1939, it currently plays in the Liga Portugal Bwin, holding home games at the Estádio do Futebol Clube de Vizela, with a capacity for 6,100 spectators.

Vizela
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Full nameFutebol Clube de Vizela
Founded1939; 82 years ago (1939)
GroundEstádio do Futebol Clube de Vizela,
Vizela, Portugal
Capacity6,100
ChairmanEduardo Guimarães
ManagerÁlvaro Pacheco
LeaguePrimeira Liga
2020–21Liga Portugal 2, 2nd (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

Brief historyEdit

Vizela joined the Braga Football Association on 1 August 1940. Twenty-six years later, the first trophy came, with the conquest of the Taça de Campeão Nacional after defeating Tramagal Sport União (5–3). The club spent the vast majority of its early years in the Campeonato de Portugal.

In 1984, Vizela promoted for the first time in its history to the Primeira Liga, but this spell only lasted one season, with the club ranking last. Shortly after, the team was again in the third level, only returning in the 2000s.

Again in the "silver category" of Portuguese football, Vizela finished third in the 2007–08 season, falling just one point short of a promotion. In the following year, it finished in 10th position, but was relegated due to the Apito Dourado scandal; for several years, the club acted as S.C. Braga's farm team.

In May 2021, the club placed 2nd in the 2020–21 Liga Portugal 2 to get promoted into the Primeira Liga for the first time in the club's history since 1985 after a 36-year absence.[1]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 22 September 2021

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 Pedro Silva
2 DF   POR Hugo Oliveira
3 DF   POR Bruno Wilson
4 DF   POR Ivanildo Fernandes
6 MF   BRA Claudemir
8 MF   POR Raphael Guzzo
9 FW   BRA Cassiano
10 FW   POR Kiko Bondoso
13 MF   CIV Evrard Zag
14 DF   BRA Igor Julião
17 MF   BRA Marcos Paulo
19 MF   USA Alex Mendez
20 MF   POR Samu
22 FW   MLI Kévin Zohi
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 DF   POR Kiki
25 DF   CIV Mohamed Aidara
28 MF   NGA Emmanuel Adeyemo
37 DF   GHA Richard Ofori
39 DF   CIV Koffi Kouao
69 MF   NGA Kuku Fidelis
75 FW   NGA Hassan Usman
79 FW   POR Nuno Moreira
82 FW   POR Tomás Silva
84 GK   POR Ivo Gonçalves
87 GK   BRA Charles Silva
95 FW   BRA Guilherme Schettine (on loan from Braga)
99 FW   GHA Francis Cann

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
DF   BRA Marcelo Vilela (at Oliveira do Hospital)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   POR João Pais (at Oliveira do Hospital)

AppearancesEdit

  • Primeira Liga: 1
  • Second Level: 4
  • Segunda Divisão: 28
  • Terceira Divisão: 14
  • Taça de Portugal: 38
  • Taça da Liga (League Cup): 1

League and Cup historyEdit

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
1942–43 2D 5 14 4 4 6 27 46 14
1943–44 2D 7 12 1 3 8 13 35 5
1962–63 3D 4 10 4 1 5 28 25 9
1984–85 1D 16 30 4 7 19 31 71 15 Relegated
1992–93 2D 2 32 15 8 9 49 35 38
1996–97 2DB 10 34 11 12 11 35 37 45
1998–99 2DB 5 34 15 9 10 58 40 54
1999–2000 2DB 6 34 13 9 12 33 46 48
2000–01 2DB 5 38 16 12 10 71 47 60
2001–02 2DB 12 38 12 12 14 42 49 48
2002–03 2DB 4 38 18 10 10 52 34 64
2003–04 2DB 3 36 19 10 7 56 35 67
2004–05 2DB 1 38 23 7 6 74 32 82 Promoted
2005–06 2H 11 34 11 11 12 42 48 44 Round 5
2006–07 2H 13 30 9 7 14 29 32 34 Round 4
2007–08 2H 3 30 13 11 6 40 22 50 Round 4
2008–09 2H 11 16 4 7 5 15 22 19 Round 4
2010–11 2DB 7 - - - - - - -

Other statisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vizela saiu à rua para festejar o regresso à primeira divisão nacional | MAISFUTEBOL (in Portuguese), retrieved 6 August 2021

External linksEdit