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Sport Clube Beira-Mar (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈspɔɾ ˈklub(ɨ) ˈbɐjɾɐ ˈmaɾ]) is a Portuguese sports club based in Aveiro, Portugal. Its football team currently plays in the Aveiro FA First Division, holding home games at Estádio Mário Duarte.
|Full name||Sport Clube Beira-Mar|
|Ground||Estádio Mário Duarte|
|League||Aveiro FA First Division|
|2018–19||Aveiro FA First Division, 1st|
Eusébio, António Veloso and António Sousa rank among the most famous Portuguese players to have represented the club. All having been capped for the Portugal national team regularly and played for the biggest clubs in the country, the former two with Benfica and the latter with both Porto and Sporting CP. After becoming a manager, Sousa also coached the team on two separate spells guiding the club to its greatest accomplishment so far, winning the 1999 Taça de Portugal. Beira-Mar is an eclectic sports club featuring also, futsal, basketball, boxing, judo, handball, billiards, athletics and paintball departments.
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Beira-Mar was founded on 1 January 1922, and first reached the first division 39 years later, only lasting one single season. Until 1980, it would make a few further appearances in the top flight, the longest spell being from 1971 to 1974. In the 1976–77 campaign, former S.L. Benfica and Portugal legend Eusébio signed up to play for the side with the provision of not being included in the squad in any matches against S.L. Benfica, nevertheless, being near the end of his career, injuries prevented him from being fielded regularly and the campaign ended in relegation.
Returning again to the top flight in 1988, Beira-Mar spent most of the following years in the top division. In 1999, eight years after being runners-up, the club again reached the final and won the Taça de Portugal, against S.C. Campomaiorense – Sporting CP, Benfica and FC Porto and all been eliminated before the round of 16. The team won the match 1–0 thanks to a goal from Ricardo Sousa, son of coach António Sousa, who played for the club during the 1970s. The team would be relegated at season's end.
As the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was discontinued in 1999, Beira-Mar participated in the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup, losing 1–2 on aggregate to Dutch club Vitesse. In the domestic league, the club finished in second position in the second division and immediately returned to the top flight. On 23 February 2002, Beira-Mar achieved a 3–2 away win against Porto, then managed by a young José Mourinho; it would be his last home defeat for the following decade.
The return of Mário Jardel to Portugal to play for Beira-Mar was one of the biggest news in Portugal football in the summer of 2006, as the 33-year-old and former European Golden Shoe winner signed a one-year contract. The Brazilian scored in his official debut, a 2–2 home draw against Desportivo das Aves, but gradually lost his importance in the team, leaving in the following transfer window to a club in Cyprus. Beira-Mar would eventually be relegated in a campaign which also included the sacking of manager Carlos Carvalhal and his replacement with Spaniard Francisco Soler, after the team signed a cooperation deal with Inverfutbol, a Spanish-based sporting company.
Beira-Mar returned to the first division in 2010 after a three-year absence, having finished the season as champions. In 2013, they were relegated to the second division for finishing bottom in 16th place. While in the second national Liga, SC Beira Mar were demoted in 2015 to the second lowest bottom league of the Aveiro district (Associação de Futebol de Aveiro) in the fifth level overall, despite finishing tenth due to financial difficulties and debt, making the club ineligible to participate in national competitions. 
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
League and cup historyEdit
- Winners (1): 1998–99
- Winners (3): 1960–61, 1964–65, 1970–71
- Winners (1): 1958–59
- Winners (1): 1964–65
- Winners (3): 1928–29, 1937–38, 2018–19
- Winners (3): 1948–49, 1955–56, 1958–59
- Winners (1): 2017–18
Note: this list includes players that have played at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.
- Jose Mourinho's unbeaten home run ends; BBC Sport, 2 April 2011
- Beira-Mar: Carvalhal despedido para dar lugar a Paco Soler (Beira-Mar: Carvalhal sacked to make way for Paco Soler); Portal d'Aveiro, 9 January 2007 ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
- "Atlético convidado a substituir o Beira-Mar" [Atlético invited to replace Beira-Mar]. ojogo.pt (in Portuguese). 29 June 2015. Archived from the original on 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015.