FC Porto B
Futebol Clube do Porto B, commonly known as Porto B, is a Portuguese professional football team, which serves as the reserve side of FC Porto. They compete in the Liga Portugal 2, the second division of Portuguese football, and play their home matches at the Estádio Municipal Jorge Sampaio in Pedroso, Vila Nova de Gaia.
|Full name||Futebol Clube do Porto B|
|Ground||Estádio Municipal Jorge Sampaio|
|President||Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa|
|Head coach||António Folha|
|League||Liga Portugal 2|
|2020–21||Liga Portugal 2, 16th|
Domestically, Porto B were the first and currently, the only Portuguese reserve side to have won the second division title after a successful campaign in the 2015–16 season. Internationally, the team is the record holder of the Premier League International Cup after two consecutive wins in the 2016–17 and 2017–18 editions.
As a reserve team, the squad cannot compete in the same division as their senior team, thus being ineligible for promotion to the Primeira Liga. In addition, they can't participate in other domestic cup competitions such as the Taça de Portugal and Taça da Liga.
Prior to the end of the 2011–12 season, seven Primeira Liga clubs announced their interest in creating a B team to fill the six vacancies available in for the 2012–13 Segunda Liga season. Six of these clubs were selected to have their B teams take part in the competition: Benfica, Braga, Marítimo, Porto, Sporting CP, and Vitória de Guimarães.
The LPFP, which governs professional football in Portugal, announced that for B teams to compete in the 2012–13 Segunda Liga they would have to pay a fee of €50,000. In addition, the LPFP would also require teams to follow new rules regarding player selection, such as having a minimum of ten players formed at the club's academy and with an age requirement of 15–21 years old, with a maximum of three players above 23 years old allowed. The LPFP also decided that B teams were ineligible to compete in cup competitions, as well as gaining promotion to the Primeira Liga due to the possibility of playing against the senior team.
In late May 2012, it was officially announced that the B teams of six Primeira Liga clubs would compete in the 2012–13 Segunda Liga. This decision resulted in an expansion of the number of teams from 16 to 22, and the number of matches from 30 to 42.
In 2013–14 the side, led for most of the season by Luís Castro, finished as runners-up but were ineligible for promotion. Two years later, with Castro back in charge and André Silva scoring 14 times, the team won the league by five points.
- As of 7 September 2021.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Seasons and managers statisticsEdit
League performance recordEdit
Information correct as of end of the 2020–21 season. Only competitive league matches are counted.
|2017–18||II||7th||38||18||4||16||50||55||58|| André Pereira
- The team was abolished at the end of the season.
- The team was reinstated and inserted in the Segunda Liga.
Information correct as of the match played on 22 May 2021. Only competitive matches are counted.
|Fernando Bandeirinha||June 1999||July 2000||34||14||10||10||53||43||41.18|||
|Ilídio Vale||July 2000||July 2004||150||73||42||35||267||157||48.67|||
|Domingos Paciência||July 2004||June 2005||38||20||6||12||63||33||52.63|||
|Aloísio||June 2005||May 2006||26||10||8||8||28||27||38.46|||
|Rui Gomes||June 2012||May 2013||42||13||15||14||49||50||30.95|||
|Luís Castro||July 2013||March 2014||32||18||6||8||39||26||56.25|||
|José Guilherme||March 2014||May 2014||10||5||2||3||20||16||50.00|||
|Luís Castro||May 2014||November 2016||118||54||24||40||184||150||45.76||1 Segunda Liga|||
|José Tavares||November 2016||December 2016||8||3||2||3||10||10||37.50|||
|António Folha||December 2016||June 2018||68||36||9||23||96||79||52.94||2 PL International Cup|||
|Rui Barros||June 2018||February 2021||82||22||25||35||106||125||26.83|||
|António Folha||February 2021||16||4||7||5||23||20||25.00|
- Winners (1): 2004
- "Estádio Municipal Jorge Sampaio" [Jorge Sampaio Municipal Stadium] (in Portuguese). Câmara Municipal de Vila Nova de Gaia. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
- "Sete clubes interessados nas seis vagas para equipas B" [Seven clubs interested for the six vacancies for the B teams]. Relvado. 17 February 2012. Archived from the original on 20 April 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "Equipas B de FC Porto, Benfica e Sporting confirmadas" [B teams of FC Porto, Benfica and Sporting have been confirmed]. Relvado. 28 May 2012. Archived from the original on 20 April 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "Equipas B custam 50 mil euros de inscrição" [B Team's registration costs 50,000 €]. O Jogo. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "Liga: seis clubes inscreveram a equipa "B"" [League: six clubs registered their B team]. Mais Futebol. 28 May 2012. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "Atlético-FC Porto B, 0-1: Tozé dá triunfo a fechar" [Atlético-FC Porto B, 0-1: Tozé gives triumph to end the season]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 May 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
- "FC Porto B sagra-se campeão da II Liga" [FC Porto B crowned champions of II Liga]. Sábado (in Portuguese). 8 May 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
- FC Porto B squad
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- "José Guilherme". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
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- "José Tavares". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
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- "António Folha". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
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- "Rui Barros". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
- "Rui Barros". playmakerstats.com. Retrieved 10 July 2020.