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Grupo Desportivo Estoril Praia (Portuguese pronunciation: [(ɨ)ʃtuˈɾiɫ ˈpɾajɐ]), commonly known as Estoril, is a Portuguese sports club from Estoril, Cascais, Lisbon.[1] Founded on 17 May 1939,[2] its football team currently plays in LigaPro and hold home games at the Estádio António Coimbra da Mota, with a seating capacity of 8,015.[3] As a sports club, Estoril has departments for football, futsal and basketball.[2]

Estoril
G.D. Estoril-Praia.png
Full nameGrupo Desportivo Estoril Praia
Nickname(s)Canarinhos (Canaries)
Equipa da Linha
Estorilistas
Founded17 May 1939; 80 years ago (17 May 1939)
GroundEstádio António Coimbra da Mota
Capacity8,015
OwnerTraffic Sports Europe
PresidentAlexandre Faria
Head coachBruno Baltazar
LeagueLigaPro
2018–193rd
WebsiteClub website

Since the club's establishment, the senior football team has won nine secondary trophies, with the most recent being the 2011–12 Liga de Honra.[4] As a result, some personnel of the club received awards in relation to their performances in the 2011–12 season, of which include Licá, who won the LPFP Liga de Honra Player of the Year, Vagner, who won the LPFP Liga de Honra Goalkeeper of the Year, and Marco Silva, who won the LPFP Liga de Honra Coach of the Year.[5][6] The club is sponsored by American sports manufacturer Nike.

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HistoryEdit

Early beginningsEdit

The club was founded on 17 May 1939 as Grupo Desportivo Estoril Praia by, among others, Joaquim Cardim, José Ereia, João Rebelo, Armando Vilar, Ernesto Tomás, and Joaquim Nunes.[2] The club's principal promoter was Fausto Cardoso de Figueiredo, the wealthy owner of the Lisbon-Cascais railway, the English hotels of the city, Paris and the Palace, the bath building, and the Estoril Casino.[2] The team's badge and kit colours were inspired by Estoril's many beaches, considered the best in all of Portugal. The yellow symbolizes the colour of the sun, while the blue symbolizes the colour of the neighbouring Atlantic Ocean.[2]

When the club was initially established it began to play in the Campeonato de Lisboa which was a league competition contested by teams from Lisbon. It also began to compete in the Taça de Portugal. Four years after its establishment, the club has reached the Taça de Portugal final in the 1943–44 season in which they lost to Benfica 8–0 at the Campo das Salésias in Lisbon.[7]

Following that season the club reached for the Primeira Liga in the 1944–45 season where they finished seventh in their very first season in Portugal's top flight division.[8] The next season saw the club play in the 1945–46 Segunda Divisão and the 1945–46 Campeonato de Lisboa.[9] The club remained in the top flight until the 1952–53 Primeira Divisão season where they finished last and were relegated to the Portuguese Second Division.[10]

Decline and revivalEdit

The next season saw them begin their football life in the Segunda Divisão. Estoril played in the division for 22 years before gaining promotion to the top flight again. Following the appointment of experienced English manager Jimmy Hagan in 1973 who prior to being appointed as manager of Estoril had managed Benfica to three consecutive league titles in 1970–71, 1971–72 and 1972–73 as well as a Taça de Portugal in the 1971–72 season he helped the club achieve promotion to Primeira Liga. The club's return saw them finish an impressive eighth place in the league as well as a quarter-finalist in the cup competition. The next ten years saw the club remain in a stable position finishing in mid-table positions up until the mid-1980s.

In the late 1980s, the club appointed Fernando Santos as manager. A young coach who had played for the club during his professional career in the 1970s who had retired due to several injuries. He helped the club rebuild itself and improve its players and after three years in charge he helped them gain promotion once again to the top flight at the age of 36. During his time he helped the club establish themselves as a Primeira Liga club up until the 1993–94 season where he left the club for Estrela da Amadora and Estoril in that very season were relegated to the second tier.

Since the departure of Fernando Santos as manager in 1994 the club has been lurking around the Liga de Honra. Since the Liga de Honra's establishment the club has participated in fourteen seasons in that division. In the 1998–99 Liga de Honra season, the club suffered relegation to the third tier of Portuguese football for the first time in their history.[11] Since then the club has suffered several promotions and relegation.

Recent yearsEdit

At the beginning of the millennium, the club was playing in the Portuguese Second Division. Ulisses Morais took over in 2002 and led the club to back to back promotions leading the club to the top flight. Litos took over for the 2004–05 Primeira Liga season where the club finished seventeenth and were relegated after one season.[12]

In the 2011–12 season, the club was promoted to first division by winning the Liga de Honra five points ahead of second place Moreirense. With new owners and under the management of Marco Silva who halfway through the season took over from Vinícius Eutrópio, the team claimed the second Liga de Honra title in club history. The main players on the title roster were João Coimbra, Licá, Steven Vitória and Vagner.[13][14] The 2012–13 season marked the return of the club to the Primeira Liga and saw them finish in an impressive fifth place in the league, from the position of newly promoted, and also qualify for the third qualifying round of Europa League, marking its first presence in the European competitions.[15] Estoril reached Europa League group stages after defeating Hapoel Ramat Gan and Pasching. They finished fourth place in a group against Sevilla, Freiburg and Slovan Liberec, with only three points in three draws against Sevilla and Freiburg (twice). In the 2013–14 season, Estoril finished in fourth place, marking its best performance ever in the Portuguese first division, qualifying directly to Europa League's Group Stage, thanks to Benfica's victory over Rio Ave in the Taça de Portugal.

In the last 5 years, the club has changed sponsorship from Gelpeixe to the Portuguese bank Banco BIC. The club was formerly sponsored by Gelpeixe. Also, the club's kit supplier has changed from Joma to Hummel in the 2011–12 season, and changed again to Nike for the 2015–16 season.

StadiumEdit

Estoril currently play at the Estádio António Coimbra da Mota which holds a seating capacity of 8,015.[16] The stadium also plays host to Estoril's reserve team home games.[17]

The Swedish national football team used the stadium as a training ground in preparation for UEFA Euro 2004.[18][19] The stadium has also played host to matches of Portuguese youth team games most notably the Portuguese national under-21 football team.[20]

The stadium has also played host to games involving the Portuguese national rugby union team, most recently being against Ukraine in a 2006 European Nations Cup First Division match and against Uruguay in a 2007 Rugby World Cup repechage qualification match.

European cup historyEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 3Q   Hapoel Ramat Gan 0–0 1–0 1–0
Play-off   Pasching 2–0 2–1 4–1
Group H   Sevilla 1–2 1–1 4th place
  Slovan Liberec 1–2 1–2
  Freiburg 0–0 1–1
2014–15 UEFA Europa League Group E   PSV Eindhoven 3–3 0–1 3rd place
  Panathinaikos 2–0 1–1
  Dynamo Moscow 1–2 0–1

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 28 January 2019[21]

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 Thierry Graça
5   MF Cicero
6   MF Filipe Soares
7   MF João Vigário (on loan from Vitória Guimarães)
8   MF Duarte Valente
9   FW Renat Dadashov
11   MF Filipe Chaby (on loan from Sporting)
13   MF Gonçalo
14   MF João Patrão
15   DF Oumar Diakhite
17   FW Roberto
19   FW Rubén Belima
20   MF Andrezinho
21   DF João Góis
22   GK César (on loan from Londrina)
No. Position Player
23   DF Diney
24   DF Pedro Queirós
27   DF Tote Gomes
30   DF João Pedro
33   DF Miguel Rodrigues (on loan from Rio Ave)
34   DF Mateus Müller
42   MF Wallyson (on loan from Sporting)
45   MF Gilson Costa
46   FW Kenji Gorré (on loan from Nacional)
55   GK Igor Rodrigues
80   MF Kiko (on loan from Vitória Guimarães)
91   FW Sandro Lima
96   DF Rafael Furlan
97   FW Jonata
98   FW Yan (on loan from Palmeiras)
99   FW Ibra Koneh (on loan from Boavista)

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  GK Luís Ribeiro (to Leixões )
  DF Henrique Trevisan (to   Ponte Preta)
  MF Mateus Santos (to   Grêmio)
  MF Matheus Índio (to Boavista)
  MF Matheus Jesus (to   Oeste)
  MF Wesley Dias (to   Vitoria)
No. Position Player
  FW Allano (to   Bursaspor)
  FW Bruno Gomes (to Aves)
  FW Cafu (to   São Bento)
  FW Kléber (to   JEF United Chiba)
  FW Matheus Iacovelli (to   Operário-MS)
  FW Victor Andrade (to   Chapecoense)

U23 squadEdit

As of 28 August 2018[22]

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

No. Position Player
  GK Filipe Dinis
  GK Rafael Van Der Laan
  DF Basso
  DF Bernardo Vital
  DF Gabriel Castro
  DF João Gomes
  DF
  DF Kadu
  DF Pedro Albino
  DF Rodolfo
  DF Tiago Melo
  DF Tote Gomes
  MF Afonso Valente
No. Position Player
  MF André Franco
  MF Cicero
  MF Fábio Martins
  MF João Cardoso
  MF Klismahn
  MF Lionnel Yakam Negou
  FW Francisco Mascarenhas
  FW Diogo Tavares
  FW Fernandinho
  FW João Oliveira
  FW Matheus Cassini
  FW Pedro Matos
  FW Telmo Watche

HonoursEdit

Coaching historyEdit

League and cup historyEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup League Cup Notes
1944–45 1D 7 18 6 4 8 44 34 16 Round 1
[A]
1945–46 2D Round 1
[B]
1946–47 1D 5 26 16 1 9 96 55 33 not held
[C]
1947–48 1D 4 26 16 4 6 91 49 36 Quarter-final
[D]
1948–49 1D 5 26 12 5 9 76 54 29 Round 1
1949–50 1D 12 26 7 7 12 50 59 21 not held
[E]
1950–51 1D 11 26 10 1 15 53 58 21 Quarter-final
1951–52 1D 9 26 8 5 13 49 61 21 Round 1
1952–53 1D 14 26 5 4 17 28 64 14 Round 1 Relegated
1975–76 1D 8 30 10 8 12 31 45 28 Quarter-final
1976–77 1D 11 30 6 13 11 26 36 25 Round 4
1977–78 1D 11 30 8 9 13 25 36 25 Round 4
1978–79 1D 11 30 8 10 12 24 42 26 Round 5
1979–80 1D 14 30 5 11 14 18 37 21 Round 4 Relegated
1980–81 2D.S 1 30 17 9 4 48 20 43 Round 4 Promoted
1981–82 1D 12 30 7 10 13 30 41 24 Round 5
1982–83 1D 11 30 9 8 13 26 39 26 Round 6
1983–84 1D 14 30 6 9 15 22 51 21 Quarter-final
1990–91 2H 2 38 17 12 9 48 28 46 Round 4 Promoted
1991–92 1D 10 34 10 10 14 34 54 30 Round 4
1992–93 1D 13 34 9 12 13 29 41 30 Round 4
1993–94 1D 18 34 5 8 21 22 57 18 Round 4 Relegated
1994–95 2H 5 34 16 9 9 39 20 41 Round 4
1995–96 2H 12 34 12 8 14 52 42 44 Round 5
1996–97 2H 7 34 13 8 13 34 35 47 Quarter-final
1997–98 2H 7 34 11 13 10 40 39 46 Round 6
1998–99 2H 18 34 6 10 18 23 50 28 Round 3 Relegated
1999–00 2DS 4 38 18 3 7 67 40 67 Round 4
2000–01 2DS 12 38 14 11 13 45 46 53 Round 6
2001–02 2DS 5 38 17 8 13 46 44 59 Round 2
2002–03 2DS 1 38 25 8 5 74 29 83 Round 3 Promoted
2003–04 2H 1 34 20 7 7 63 40 67 Quarter-final Promoted
2004–05 1D 17 34 8 6 20 38 55 30 Round 5 Relegated
2005–06 2H 9 34 11 12 11 44 43 45 Round 5
2006–07 2H 10 30 10 7 13 30 35 37 Round 4
2007–08 2H 7 30 11 8 11 41 38 41 Round 3 Round 2
2008–09 2H 4 30 12 8 10 41 37 44 Round 3 Round 2
2009–10 2H 11 30 7 14 9 26 29 35 Round 2 Second Group Stage
2010–11 2H 10 30 9 11 10 36 31 38 Round 3 Second Group Stage
2011–12 2H 1 30 16 9 5 40 20 57 Round 5 Second Group Stage Promoted
2012–13 1D 5 30 13 6 11 47 37 45 Round 3 Second Group Stage Qualified to Europa League
2013–14 1D 4 30 15 9 6 42 26 54 Quarter-final Second Group Stage Qualified to Europa League
2014–15 1D 12 34 9 13 12 38 56 40 Round 3 Second Group Stage
A. ^A Also participated in the 1944–45 Campeonato de Lisboa.
B. ^B Did not participate in the 1945–46 Primeira Divisão but instead participated in the 1945–46 Segunda Divisão despite not being relegated in the previous season. Also participated in the 1945–46 Campeonato de Lisboa.
C. ^C The Taça de Portugal was not held due to the end of the regional championships. As a result of this, a new format and scheduling scheme was introduced for the competition.
D. ^D Best league classification finish in the club's history.
E. ^E The Taça de Portugal was not held due to the Latin Cup being held at the Estádio Nacional. Last updated: 18 July 2014
Div. = Division; 1D = Portuguese League; 2H = Liga de Honra; 2DS/2D = Portuguese Second Division
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c d e "Grupo Desportivo Estoril Praia" (in Portuguese). gdestorilpraia.net. 12 July 2012. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  3. ^ "António Coimbra da Mota". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 12 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Liga Orangina 2011/2012". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 12 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Vencedores dos Prémios Oficiais" [Winners of the official awards] (in Portuguese). LPFP. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Licá eleito o melhor jogador da Liga de Honra 2011/2012" [Licá named the player of the Liga de Honra 2011/2012] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 5 July 2012. Archived from the original on 6 May 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Taça de Portugal 1943/1944" [Cup of Portugal 1943/1944]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 12 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  8. ^ "Portuguese League 1944/45". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 12 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Campeonato de Lisboa 1945/46". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 12 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  10. ^ "Portuguese League 1952/53". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 12 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  11. ^ "2ª Divisão de Honra 1998/1999". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 12 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  12. ^ "SuperLiga 2004/2005". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 12 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  13. ^ "Estoril está de regresso à Liga!" [Estoril returns to the League!]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 6 May 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  14. ^ "Estoril festejou subida à Liga (com fotos)" [Estoril celebrated the promotion to the League (with photos)]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 7 May 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  15. ^ "Classificação detalhada" [League table]. LPF (in Portuguese). 19 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  16. ^ "António Coimbra da Mota". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 10 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  17. ^ "Grupo Desportivo Estoril Praia [Reserve Squad]". ZeroZero. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  18. ^ "Estádio António Coimbra da Mota". gloriasdopassado.blogspot.co.uk (in Portuguese). 14 May 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  19. ^ "Selecções definem locais de estágio" [Teams define location stages]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 January 2004. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  20. ^ "Selecção Nacional – Sub-21 – Época 2011/2012" [National Selection – under-21 – Season 2011/12]. FPF (in Portuguese). 10 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.[permanent dead link]
  21. ^ http://estorilpraia.com/plantel/
  22. ^ http://estorilpraia.pt/plantel-estoril-praia-sub-23-liga-revelacao-2018-2019/

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