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Sporting Clube Farense, simply known as Farense, is a Portuguese professional football club based in Faro in the district of Faro,[1] who play in the LigaPro after promotion. They were promoted from the Segunda Divisão at the end the 2012–13 season.[2] The Leões de Faro played at the Estádio de São Luís for 94 years from 1910.[3] The club moved stadium in 2004 to the newly constructed Estádio Algarve which was built for the purpose of hosting matches at UEFA Euro 2004.[4] The Faro side moved back to the Estádio de São Luís in 2013 after it gained promotion to the Segunda Liga. As a result of their promotion, the Estádio de São Luís underwent major renovations to improve its facilities.

Farense
Full nameSporting Clube Farense
Nickname(s)Leões de Faro (Lions of Faro)
Founded1 April 1910
GroundEstádio de São Luís
Capacity15,000
ChairmanAntónio Correia
ManagerRui Duarte
LeagueLigaPro
2018–1910th
WebsiteClub website
Estádio Algarve – View from the south side of the stadium.
Estádio de São Luís – Current stadium.

In its entire history, the club has won nine major trophies: the AF Algarve Championship five times, the Portuguese Second Division twice, and the Portuguese Third Division and AF Algarve First Division once. Aside from its major trophies, the club as of 2013, has played 23 seasons in the Primeira Liga of which their highest league table classification came in the 1994–95 season where they managed a fifth-place finish which granted European football in the following season.[5][6][7] The club also reached the final of the Taça de Portugal in 1990 where they lost to Estrela da Amadora.[8][9] The 2001–02 season saw the club relegated to the second tier of Portuguese football.[10] Since then the club has struggled to reach the success that it had during the 1980s and 1990s, which have been primarily caused by financial problems. Despite living some of its darkest years in recent times, the 2012–13 season saw the Faro side promoted to the Segunda Liga.[11]

StadiumEdit

SC Farense stadium is the Estádio de São Luís next to Faro Hospital. The club did play for a short period of time at the Algarve Stadium built for the EURO Championship Finals in 2004.

RivalriesEdit

The club has rivalries with fellow Algarve clubs S.C. Olhanense and Portimonense S.C.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 16 August, 2019

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 Hugo Marques
2   DF Matheus Silva (on loan from Bahia)
5   DF Pedro Kadri
6   MF Filipe Melo
7   FW Tavinho
8   MF André Vieira
9   FW Fabrício Simões
10   FW Mihlali Mayambela
13   MF Bura
14   MF Fabrício Isidoro
17   DF Miguel Bandarra
18   MF Pedro Simões
No. Position Player
19   FW Patrick
20   DF David Sualehe
21   FW Christian Irobiso
23   MF Ryan Gauld
31   DF Luís Rocha (on loan from Famalicão)
33   DF Rafael Vieira
41   DF Cássio Scheid
77   FW Alvarinho
86   FW Ângelo Taveira
90   GK Daniel Fernandes
92   FW Fábio Nunes
96   DF Rafael Furlan (on loan from Grêmio Anápolis)
99   GK Miguel Carvalho

Notable former playersEdit

Players that have played more than 50 league matches;

Managerial historyEdit

HonoursEdit

European cup historyEdit

  • Q = Qualifying
  • PO = Play-off
UEFA Cup
Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1995–96 R1   Olympique Lyonnais 0–1 0–1 0–2

League and cup historyEdit

Season Tier Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup League Cup Notes
1989–90 2 1 34 25 5 4 80 23 55 Runners-up Promoted
1990–91 1 11 38 14 6 18 46 47 34 Round 6
1991–92 1 6 34 12 11 11 35 33 35 Round 5
1992–93 1 6 34 11 13 10 41 36 35 Round 5
1993–94 1 8 34 13 7 14 44 46 33 Round 4
1994–95 1 5 34 16 5 13 44 38 37 Round 6
1995–96 1 13 34 10 6 18 36 45 36 Round 6
1996–97 1 11 34 10 12 12 34 34 42 Round 4
1997–98 1 14 34 8 13 13 41 50 37 Round 4
1998–99 1 11 34 10 9 15 39 54 39 Round 5
1999–00 1 14 34 8 11 15 35 60 35 Round 5
2000–01 1 13 34 10 9 15 37 47 39 Round 6
2001–02 1 17 38 7 7 20 29 63 28 Round 5 Relegated
2002–03 2 12 34 11 11 12 32 32 44 Round 4 Relegated
2003–04 3 14 34 11 8 15 41 49 41 Round 3
2004–05 4 14 34 11 8 15 41 49 41 Round 1
2005–06 4 Round 1 Relegated
2006–07 6 1 31 24 6 1 72 15 78 Promoted
2007–08 5 1 30 22 4 4 73 20 70 Promoted
2008–09 4 4 26 12 6 8 40 35 42 Round 1
2009–10 4 4 22 9 9 4 31 22 36 Round 1 Promoted
2010–11 3 12 30 8 12 10 28 37 36 Round 3 Relegated
2011–12 4 1 22 17 5 0 52 17 56 Round 1 Promoted
2012–13 3 1 30 19 8 3 38 21 65 Round 4 Promoted
2013–14 2 10 42 15 12 15 45 44 57 Round 3 Round 2
2014–15 2 11 46 16 14 16 51 54 62 Round 2 Round 1
2015–16 2 20 46 15 11 20 49 56 54 Round 4 Round 1 Relegated
2016–17 3 3 32 18 8 6 54 22 62 Round 3
2017–18 3 2 35 28 4 3 74 18 81 Round 6 Promoted
2018–19 2 10 34 11 10 13 39 35 43 Round 3 Round 2
2019–20 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Faro". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  2. ^ "II Divisão Zona Sul 2012/13" [II Division South Zone 2012/13]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Estádio de São Luís" [Stadium of São Luís]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Estádio do Algarve" [Stadium of Algarve]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Campeonato Nacional da I Divisão 1994/95" [National Championship of the I Division 1994/95]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Farense 0–1 Lyon". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Lyon 1–0 Farense". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Est. Amadora 1–1 (a.p.) Farense" [Est. Amadora 1–1 (a.e.t.) Farense]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Est. Amadora 2–0 Farense". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  10. ^ "Liga Portuguesa 2001/02" [Portuguese League 2001/02]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  11. ^ "Chaves e Farense sobem à 2.ª Liga" [Chaves and Farense rise to the 2.ª League]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 April 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  12. ^ "Olhanense e Farense reeditam o derby mais "quente" do Algarve esta quarta-feira". sulinformacao.pt. 1 October 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Derby no Algarve: Olhanense empatou com Farense (1-1) - Maisfutebol.iol.pt". iol.pt. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  14. ^ http://portugalresident.com/capital-‘punishment’-for-portimonense-fans
  15. ^ portugalpress (2 March 2016). "Bragging rights". portugalresident.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Portimonense vence Olhanense no segundo derby algarvio da II Liga 2015/16". sulinformacao.pt. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Derby entre Portimonense e Olhanense acaba empatado a um golo (com fotos)". sulinformacao.pt. 22 March 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  18. ^ algarveresident (10 September 2010). "Big Algarve Derby next week". portugalresident.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.

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