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 Liga Portugal 2, 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; 83 years ago (November 1, 1938)
GroundParque Moreira de Cónegos
Guimarães, Braga District
Capacity9,000
ChairmanVítor Magalhães
ManagerPaulo Alves
LeagueLiga Portugal 2
2021–22Primeira Liga, 16th of 18 (relegated)
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

RegionalEdit

Recent league historyEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 10 September 2022

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   BRA Hugo Gomes
4 DF   BRA Rafael Santos
5 MF   POR Rúben Ramos
6 MF   POR Fábio Pacheco
7 FW   BRA Walterson
9 FW   BRA André Luis
10 MF   POR Pedro Aparício
11 MF   BRA Alan (on loan from Palmeiras)
13 DF   POR Luís Rocha
14 GK   BRA Mateus Pasinato
16 MF   GNB Sori Mané
18 DF   POR Pedro Amador
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW   POR João Camacho
21 FW   RSA Kobamelo Kodisang
22 DF   POR David Bruno
23 DF   NED Godfried Frimpong
31 FW   BRA Madson
40 GK   BRA Kewin
42 DF   VEN Víctor García
80 DF   GHA Lawrence Ofori
88 MF   POR Gonçalo Franco
95 FW   BUL Steven Petkov
99 FW   BRA Platiny
DF   SEN Alhassane Sylla

Other players under contractEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player

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
FW   BRA Lucas Rodrigues (at Casa Pia until 30 June 2022)

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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