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.[1]

Porto B
Full nameFutebol Clube do Porto B
Founded1999 (original)
2012 (refoundation)
GroundEstádio Municipal Jorge Sampaio
Capacity8,500
PresidentJorge Nuno Pinto da Costa
Head coachAntónio Folha
LeagueLiga Portugal 2
2020–21Liga Portugal 2, 16th
WebsiteClub website

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.

HistoryEdit

RevivalEdit

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

In 2013–14 the side, led for most of the season by Luís Castro, finished as runners-up but were ineligible for promotion.[6] Two years later, with Castro back in charge and André Silva scoring 14 times, the team won the league by five points.[7]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 7 September 2021.[8]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
41 GK   POR Ricardo Silva
42 FW   ENG Danny Loader
43 DF   BRA João Marcelo (on loan from Tombense)
44 DF   POR Romain Correia
45 MF   MLI Samba Koné (on loan from Derby Académie)
47 MF   GEO Giorgi Abuashvili
51 GK   PAR Angel Gonzalez
55 DF   POR João Mendes
57 MF   POR Sidnei Tavares
60 DF   POR Tomás Esteves
61 GK   POR Ivan Cardoso
62 MF   POR Rodrigo Fernandes
63 DF   POR David Vinhas
64 MF   SEN Mor Ndiaye
67 MF   POR Vasco Sousa
No. Pos. Nation Player
70 FW   POR Gonçalo Borges
71 GK   POR Francisco Meixedo
72 DF   POR Rodrigo Pinheiro
75 DF   BRA Hulk
76 MF   POR Diogo Abreu
77 FW   BRA Peglow (on loan from Internacional)
79 FW   USA Sebastian Soto (on loan from Norwich City)
81 FW   POR Silvestre Varela
82 MF   POR Diogo Ressurreição
83 DF   BRA Wesley (on loan from Tombense)
84 DF   POR Levi Faustino
87 MF   POR Bernardo Folha
90 FW   BRA Caíque (on loan from Tombense)
95 DF   BRA Léo Borges (on loan from Internacional)
97 DF   POR Zé Pedro

Seasons and managers statisticsEdit

League performance recordEdit

Information correct as of end of the 2020–21 season. Only competitive league matches are counted.

Season Div Pos Pld W D L GF GA Pts Top scorer(s) Goals Notes
1999–00 III 3rd 34 14 10 10 53 43 52   Pedras 13
2000–01 III 3rd 38 18 10 10 74 52 64   Hélder Postiga 10
2001–02 III 3rd 38 19 13 6 67 33 70   Pedro Oliveira 11
2002–03 III 3rd 38 20 9 9 70 39 69   Hugo Almeida 16
2003–04 III 4th 36 16 10 10 56 33 58   Bruno Moraes 11
2004–05 III 5th 38 20 6 12 63 33 66   Ákos Buzsáky 9
2005–06 III 6th 26 10 8 8 28 27 38   Hélder Barbosa 6 [a]
2012–13 II 14th 42 13 15 14 49 50 54   Dellatorre 11 [b]
2013–14 II 2nd 42 23 8 11 59 42 77   Tozé 21
2014–15 II 13th 46 17 10 19 66 64 61   Frédéric Maciel 13
2015–16 II 1st 46 26 8 12 84 52 86   André Silva 14
2016–17 II 12th 42 16 12 14 52 49 60   Galeno 10
2017–18 II 7th 38 18 4 16 50 55 58   André Pereira
  Fede Varela
8
2018–19 II 9th 34 11 11 12 41 42 44   Gleison 6
2019–20 II 13th 24 7 8 9 35 36 29   Vítor Ferreira 8
2020–21 II 16th 34 7 11 16 45 52 32   Danny Loader 8
  1. ^ The team was abolished at the end of the season.
  2. ^ The team was reinstated and inserted in the Segunda Liga.
Champions Runners-up Third place

Managerial statisticsEdit

Information correct as of the match played on 22 May 2021. Only competitive matches are counted.

Name Nat From To P W D L GF GA Win % Honours Refs
Fernando Bandeirinha   June 1999 July 2000 34 14 10 10 53 43 041.18 [9][10]
Ilídio Vale   July 2000 July 2004 150 73 42 35 267 157 048.67 [11][12]
Domingos Paciência   July 2004 June 2005 38 20 6 12 63 33 052.63 [13][14]
Aloísio   June 2005 May 2006 26 10 8 8 28 27 038.46 [15][16]
Rui Gomes   June 2012 May 2013 42 13 15 14 49 50 030.95 [17][18]
Luís Castro   July 2013 March 2014 32 18 6 8 39 26 056.25 [19][20]
José Guilherme   March 2014 May 2014 10 5 2 3 20 16 050.00 [21][22]
Luís Castro   May 2014 November 2016 118 54 24 40 184 150 045.76 1 Segunda Liga [23][24]
José Tavares   November 2016 December 2016 8 3 2 3 10 10 037.50 [25][26]
António Folha   December 2016 June 2018 68 36 9 23 96 79 052.94 2 PL International Cup [27][28]
Rui Barros   June 2018 February 2021 82 22 25 35 106 125 026.83 [29][30]
António Folha   February 2021 16 4 7 5 23 20 025.00

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Winners (1): 2015–16
Runners-up (1): 2013–14

EuropeanEdit

Winners (2): 2016–17, 2017–18
Runners-up (1): 2014–15

OthersEdit

Winners (1): 2004

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Estádio Municipal Jorge Sampaio" [Jorge Sampaio Municipal Stadium] (in Portuguese). Câmara Municipal de Vila Nova de Gaia. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Equipas B custam 50 mil euros de inscrição" [B Team's registration costs 50,000 €]. O Jogo. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ FC Porto B squad
  9. ^ "Bandeirinha". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Bandeirinha". playmakerstats.com. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Ilídio Vale". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Ilídio Vale". playmakerstats.com. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Domingos Paciência". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Domingos Paciência". playmakerstats.com. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  15. ^ "Aloísio". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Aloísio". playmakerstats.com. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  17. ^ "Rui Gomes". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  18. ^ "Rui Gomes". playmakerstats.com. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  19. ^ "Luís Castro". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  20. ^ "Luís Castro - FC Porto B - 2013/2014 Statistics". playmakerstats.com. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  21. ^ "José Guilherme". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  22. ^ "José Guilherme". playmakerstats.com. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  23. ^ "Luís Castro - FC Porto B - 2014/2016 Division Two Statistics". playmakerstats.com. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  24. ^ "Luís Castro - FC Porto B - 2014/2016 Premier League International Cup Statistics". playmakerstats.com. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  25. ^ "José Tavares". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  26. ^ "José Tavares". playmakerstats.com. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  27. ^ "António Folha". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  28. ^ "António Folha". playmakerstats.com. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  29. ^ "Rui Barros". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  30. ^ "Rui Barros". playmakerstats.com. Retrieved 10 July 2020.

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