Moreirense F.C.

Moreirense Futebol Clube is a Portuguese professional football club based in Moreira de Cónegos, Guimarães Municipality, in Minho. Founded on 1 November 1938, it plays in the Primeira Liga, holding home games at Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas, with a capacity for 9,000 spectators.

Moreirense
Moreirense Futebol Clube logo.svg
Full nameMoreirense Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Os verdes e brancos (The Green and whites)
Os homens de Moreira de Cónegos (The Men from Moreira de Cónegos)
FoundedNovember 1, 1938; 82 years ago (November 1, 1938)
GroundParque Moreira de Cónegos
Guimarães, Braga District
Capacity9,000
ChairmanVítor Magalhães
ManagerJoão Henriques
LeaguePrimeira Liga
2020–21Primeira Liga, 8th of 18
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Moreirense was founded in 1938. It first reached the Liga de Honra in 1995, where they stayed five seasons. After being relegated to Segunda Divisão, manager Manuel Machado took the team and in two years managed two promotions, getting the team for the first time to top flight. He led the northerners for two more seasons, in which Moreirense achieved two mid-table positions, finishing ninth in the latter season.

After Machado departed for neighbouring Vitória de Guimarães, the club suffered two consecutive relegations, only returning again to the second level in 2010, and the first in 2012.[1] After an immediate relegation, the team won the 2013–14 Segunda Liga under manager Toni Conceição.[2]

Moreirense achieved its first top level national title on 29 January 2017, winning the League Cup (Taça da Liga) by defeating S.C. Braga in the final.[3]

In 2018–19, manager Ivo Vieira led Moreirense to a best-ever sixth place, missing out on the fifth place only on goal difference to Vitória de Guimarães, who Vieira left the club for.[4]

HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

Taça da Liga
Segunda Liga
Portuguese Second Division

RegionalEdit

AF Braga Second Division
  • Winners (1): 1942–43

Recent league historyEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 4 June 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   BRA Kewin (on loan from Mirassol)
2 DF   BEL Anthony D'Alberto
3 DF   SRB Lazar Rosić
4 DF   VEN Nahuel Ferraresi (on loan from Manchester City)
5 DF   POR Abdu Conté
6 MF   POR Fábio Pacheco
8 MF   GUI Ibrahima Camará
10 FW   BRA Felipe Pires
11 FW   BRA Lucas Rodrigues
12 FW   BRA André Luis
13 DF   BRA Matheus Silva
14 GK   BRA Mateus Pasinato
16 MF   GNB Sori Mané
17 FW   BRA Yan (on loan from Palmeiras)
19 DF   CAN Steven Vitória
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF   POR Filipe Soares
22 MF   POR David Simão (on loan from AEK Athens)
23 DF   SEN Abdoulaye Ba
25 DF   POR Afonso Figueiredo
26 MF   POR Alex Soares
29 DF   BRA Reynaldo
33 FW   BRA Jefferson Galego
36 GK   POR Miguel Oliveira
72 FW   BRA Derik Lacerda
77 FW   BRA Walterson
81 DF   POR Pedro Amador
88 MF   POR Gonçalo Franco
99 FW   BRA Rafael Martins

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
MF   GHA Mohammed Iddriss (at Leiria)
FW   GHA Malik Abubakari (at Casa Pia)

Managerial historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Honra: Moreirense sobe à Liga (Second Division: Moreirense promotes to top division); Mais Futebol, 13 May 2012 (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ "Moreirense é o campeão da II Liga" [Moreirense is the champion of the II Liga] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Moreirense: Vitória histórica para um troféu com 'pouca história'" [Moreirense: Historic victory for a trophy with 'little history'] (in Portuguese). Sapo. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Ivo Vieira é o novo treinador do Vitória de Guimarães" [Ivo Vieira is the new manager of Vitória de Guimarães]. Observador (in Portuguese). 17 June 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2019.

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