Portimonense S.C.

Portimonense Sporting Clube is a Portuguese sports club based in Portimão. Founded on 14 August 1914, it is most notable for its professional football team, which currently plays in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football. It also fields various youth teams and a veterans team in football, as well as teams in basketball.

Portimonense
Portimonense Sporting Clube logo.svg
Full namePortimonense Sporting Clube
Founded1914
GroundEstádio Municipal, Portimão,
Algarve, Portugal
Capacity9,544
PresidentFernando Rocha
Head coachPaulo Sérgio
LeaguePrimeira Liga
2020–21Primeira Liga, 14th of 18
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Located in Algarve's second largest city, its stadium, the Estádio Municipal de Portimão, has a capacity of 9,544 spectators after undergoing renovation in early 2011. The club has never won any major trophies, but it participated in the Primeira Liga for several seasons.

Portimonense's zenith was in the 1980s, a decade in which the club only played its football in the top division, also competing in the UEFA Cup in 1985–86. They have reached the semifinals of the Taça de Portugal three times, in 1983, 1987 and 1988.

HistoryEdit

Portimonense was a regular presence in the Portuguese first division, even finishing fifth in 1984–85 – highlights included 0–0 home draws against Benfica and Sporting Lisbon – which led to participation in the UEFA Cup in the 1985–86 season. The team were eliminated in the first round of that competition by FK Partizan of Yugoslavia.[1]

In the 1990s and 2000s, however, the club primarily played in the Segunda Liga, while also having a brief spell in the third level. In 2009–10, Portimonense started with Angolan Lito Vidigal at the helm, but when he left for União de Leiria, former Sporting midfielder Litos took charge, and led the team to a final second place, behind S.C. Beira-Mar, thus returning it to the top flight after exactly 20 years of absence; substitute Wilson Eduardo scored the only goal away to U.D. Oliveirense to guarantee the promotion.[2]

Midway through the 2010–11 campaign, Litos was fired due to bad results,[3] as Portimonense eventually ranked second from bottom and was relegated back.[4] The team met the same fate in the following season, even managing to rank in a worse position; however, after Varzim S.C. was not allowed to promote from division three due to financial irregularities, Portimonense was reinstated.[5]

Portimonense won the 2016–17 LigaPro to return to the top flight after six years; the campaign was managed by Vítor Oliveira, who had begun his coaching career with the club three decades earlier and had won promotion for the fifth consecutive time.[6] The team went down on the last day of the 2019–20 season, as competitors C.D. Tondela and Vitória de Setúbal also won their games,[7] however, Portimonense remained in the division due to issues off the pitch at both Vitória de Setúbal and C.D. Aves meaning these two were relegated and the Algarve side would stay up.[8]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 12 February 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   POR Ricardo Ferreira
2 DF   BRA Maurício Antônio (on loan from Urawa Red Diamonds)
3 DF   BRA Lucas Possignolo
6 DF   GHA Emmanuel Hackman
7 MF   BRA Dener
8 MF   BRA Lucas Fernandes
9 FW   BRA Fabrício (on loan from Urawa Red Diamonds)
10 MF   BRA Ewerton (on loan from Porto)
11 FW   BRA Anderson Oliveira
12 FW   POR Ricardo Vaz Tê
14 FW   POR Beto
18 DF   MAR Fahd Moufi
19 DF   BRA Henrique
20 MF   BRA Luquinha
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF   POR Pedro Sá
22 DF   JPN Koki Anzai
23 FW   POR Bruno Moreira
25 MF   COD Giannelli Imbula
27 DF   BRA Lucas Tagliapietra
28 DF   BRA Willyan
29 FW   IRN Jafar Salmani
32 GK   JPN Kosuke Nakamura
33 DF   BRA Pedro Casagrande
36 DF   GNB Fali Candé
77 MF   POR Aylton Boa Morte
88 MF   FRA Denis-Will Poha (on loan from Vitória Guimarães)
90 MF   KOR Lee Seung-woo (on loan from Sint-Truidense)
94 GK   BRA Samuel Portugal

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
DF   BRA Guilherme Lazaroni

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
GK   BRA Léo (to Covilhã)
GK   JPN Shūichi Gonda (to Shimizu S-Pulse)
DF   BRA Brendon (to Leixões)
DF   BRA Felipe Macedo (to Covilhã)
DF   BRA Jean Felipe (to Covilhã)
DF   BRA Jeferson (to Parana Clube)
MF   POR Bruno Costa (to P. Ferreira)
MF   BRA Fernando Medeiros (to Ituano)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   POR Jorge Vilela (to Covilhã)
MF   BRA Marcel (to Londrina)
FW   BRA Gleison (to Covilhã)
FW   BRA Júlio César (to Guarani)
FW   BRA Ruster (to Olhanense)
FW   BRA Welinton Júnior (to Shonan Bellmare)

U23 squadEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
13 GK   BRA Raphael Aflalo
18 MF   POR Bruno Reis
38 MF   POR Paulo Estrela
70 DF   BRA César
79 FW   POR Sérgio Santos
No. Pos. Nation Player
80 MF   POR Reko Silva
81 DF   POR Leonardo Lelo
99 DF   BRA Matheus Guedes
FW   BRA Jonatas

League and cup historyEdit

Season Ti. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup League Cup Europe Notes
1976–77 1D 12 30 8 9 13 34 46 25 Round 3
1977–78 1D 13 30 8 7 15 29 39 23 Round 4 Relegated
1978–79 2D 1 30 19 9 8 66 17 47 Round 2 Promoted
1979–80 1D 8 30 10 6 14 32 49 26 Round 4
1980–81 1D 8 30 11 6 13 34 37 28 Round 4
1981–82 1D 6 30 12 8 10 35 24 32 Round 4
1982–83 1D 9 30 11 7 12 35 31 29 Semi-finals
1983–84 1D 10 30 10 6 14 27 37 26 Round 4
1984–85 1D 5 30 14 8 8 51 41 36 Round 4 [A]
1985–86 1D 7 30 11 6 13 29 32 28 Round 5 Round 1
1986–87 1D 11 30 8 10 12 27 47 26 Semi-finals
1987–88 1D 13 38 12 10 16 35 50 34 Semi-finals
1988–89 1D 12 38 12 11 15 33 37 35 Round 4
1989–90 1D 17 34 7 7 20 30 57 21 Round 3 Relegated
1990–91 2H 8 38 18 6 14 57 34 42 Round 7
1991–92 2H 17 34 7 10 17 34 59 24 Round 4 Relegated
1992–93 2DS 1 34 20 11 3 62 27 51 Round 3 Promoted
1993–94 2H 12 34 11 8 15 44 47 30 Round 4
1994–95 2H 16 34 11 6 17 35 48 28 Round 4 Relegated
1995–96 2DS 6 34 12 10 12 34 42 46 Round 6
1996–97 2DS 12 34 13 7 14 44 41 46 Round 6
1997–98 2DS 8 34 16 5 13 47 35 53 Round 2
1998–99 2DS 3 34 15 14 5 58 30 59 Round 5
1999–2000 2DS 2 38 21 10 7 80 40 73 Round 4
2000–01 2DS 1 38 25 3 10 70 43 78 Round 3 Promoted
2001–02 2H 6 34 13 13 8 44 37 52 Quarter-finals
2002–03 2H 6 34 14 9 11 50 40 51 Round 3
2003–04 2H 16 34 8 15 11 36 39 39 Round 6
2004–05 2H 14 34 10 9 15 40 49 39 Round 3
2005–06 2H 12 34 10 13 11 36 36 43 Round 4
2006–07 2H 14 30 7 9 14 28 42 30 Round 4
2007–08 2H 11 30 8 13 9 26 30 37 Round 4 Round 4
2008–09 2H 13 30 7 14 9 29 35 35 Round 5 Round 1
2009–10 2H 2 30 16 6 8 43 34 54 Round 3 First Group Stage Promoted
2010–11 1D 15 30 6 7 17 28 49 25 Round 4 Round 1 Relegated
2011–12 2H 16 30 8 8 14 35 42 32 Round 3 Second Group Stage [B]
2012–13 2H 6 42 17 13 12 61 50 64 Round 3 First Group Stage
2013–14 2H 7 42 19 10 13 58 48 67 Round 3 Round 2
2014–15 2H 14 46 15 15 16 56 62 60 Round 1 Round 1
2015-16 2H

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46 20 18 8 57 45 78 Round 5 Semi-finals
A. ^A Best league classification finish in the club's history.
B. ^B Despite finishing in a position which would relegate the club to the third division, Portimonense were reinstated in the Liga de Honra due to Varzim not meeting the financial requirements to play in the league.

Last updated: 25 September 2014

Div. = Division; 1D = Portuguese League; 2H = Liga de Honra; 2DS/2D = Portuguese Second Division

Ti. = Tier; Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points

HonoursEdit

EuropeEdit

1985–86 UEFA Cup – 1st Round
Date Home Result Away City
18/09/1985   Portimonense 1–0   Partizan Portimão
2/10/1985   Partizan 4–0   Portimonense Belgrade

Club officialsEdit

On 13 July 2011, Portimonense elected its body of officials, for a three-year term.[9]

  • President: José Fernando Teixeira da Rocha
  • Deputy president: António Alexandre Soares Rocha da Silveira
  • Vice-presidents: Luís Manuel de Andrade Rodrigues Batalau, José Cândido Rebelo Rodrigues, Nuno Miguel Lopes da Silva, João Carlos Pinhota Martins Santana, Francisco José de Matos Viegas Gouveia Coutinho, Luís Carlos da Costa Paiva

Managerial historyEdit

Dates Name
1985–1986   Vítor Oliveira
1988–1989   José Torres
1990–1991   Carlos Alhinho
1991–1994   Amílcar Fonseca
1994–1995   José Torres
1995–1997   Amílcar Fonseca
1999–2001   Mário Nunes
2001–2002   Amílcar Fonseca
2003–2004   Dito
2004–2005   António Pacheco
2005–2006   Diamantino Miranda
2006–2007   Luís Martins
2007–2009   Vítor Pontes
2009   Lito Vidigal
2009–2010   Litos
2010–2011   Carlos Azenha
2012–2014   Lázaro Oliveira
2014–2015   Vítor Maçãs
2015–2016   José Augusto
2016–2018   Vítor Oliveira
2018–2020   António Folha
2020-   Paulo Sérgio

FutsalEdit

Portimonense has a futsal team that plays top tier futsal in the Liga Sport Zone.

Supporters and rivalriesEdit

Portimonense has its own club song: "Portimonense, expoente algarvio".[10] Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Portimonense, although this is more common in Iberia than in much of Europe.

The club has rivalries with fellow Algarve clubs SC Farense and S.C. Olhanense.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Quem é o Partizan de Belgrado?" [Who are Partizan Belgrade?]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 August 2000. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Wilson Eduardo entrou para garantir subida" [Wilson Eduardo entered to guarantee promotion] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Portimonense despede Litos" [Portimonense dismiss Litos]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 28 December 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  4. ^ "La lucha por el tercer puesto entre Sporting y Braga sigue viva" [The fight for third place between Sporting and Braga remains aliva]. Marca (in Spanish). 9 May 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  5. ^ Saint-Maxent, Sarah (19 July 2012). "Portimonense substitui Varzim" [Portimonense replaced Varzim]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  6. ^ Sharp, Will (8 June 2017). "Meet Vítor Oliveira, the manager who has won promotion for five seasons in a row". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Fecham-se as cortinas da I Liga. Portimonense cai de divisão" [Curtains close on the I Liga. Portimonense go down a division] (in Portuguese). Notícias ao Minuto. 26 July 2020. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  8. ^ Nascimento, Hélio (31 July 2020). "Treinador para a nova época já é assunto resolvido em Portimão" [Manager for the new season already resolved matter in Portimão]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Os orgãos sociais do Portimonense" [Portimonense club officials] (in Portuguese). Portimonense SC. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  10. ^ "Hino Portimonense" [Anthem of Portimonense] (in Portuguese). Portimonense SC. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Olhanense e Farense reeditam o derby mais "quente" do Algarve esta quarta-feira". sulinformacao.pt. 1 October 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Derby no Algarve: Olhanense empatou com Farense (1-1) - Maisfutebol.iol.pt". iol.pt. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2020-05-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ portugalpress (2 March 2016). "Bragging rights". portugalresident.com. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Portimonense vence Olhanense no segundo derby algarvio da II Liga 2015/16". sulinformacao.pt. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Derby entre Portimonense e Olhanense acaba empatado a um golo (com fotos)". sulinformacao.pt. 22 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  17. ^ algarveresident (10 September 2010). "Big Algarve Derby next week". portugalresident.com. Retrieved 31 March 2018.

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