S.C. Covilhã

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Sporting Clube da Covilhã, commonly known as just Sporting da Covilhã, is Portuguese football club from the city of Covilhã that plays in the second-tier Liga Portugal 2. The club was founded in 1923. Their nickname is the Leões da Serra, meaning "Lions of the Mountain Range," due to Covilhã's location in the Serra de Estrela, the highest mountains in Portugal.

Sporting da Covilhã
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Full nameSporting Clube da Covilhã
Nickname(s)Leões da Serra
(Lions of the Mountain)
Founded1923
GroundEstádio Municipal José dos Santos Pinto, Covilhã
Capacity2,055
ChairmanJosé Oliveira Mendes
ManagerLeonel Pontes
LeagueLiga Portugal 2
2020–2113th

Their home ground is Estádio Municipal José dos Santos Pinto, located at approximately 900 m of altitude. However, SCC play sometimes at a more recent Complexo Desportivo da Covilhã in Covilhã, which holds a capacity of 3,000 spectators. Their current chairman is José Oliveira Mendes and current manager is Ernesto Cangalho. They have won five Second Division in 1948, 1969, 1987 (second-tier), 2002, and 2005 (third-tier). The club is now in their first consecutive presence in the best tier.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 14 September 2021[1]

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 Igor Araújo
3 DF   POR David Santos
4 DF   POR André Almeida
5 DF   BRA Héliton
6 MF   POR Jorge Vilela (on loan from Portimonense)
7 FW   COD Arnold Issoko
8 MF   POR Gilberto Silva
9 FW   POR Diogo Almeida
11 MF   BRA Felipe Dini (on loan from Portimonense)
12 DF   BRA Jean Felipe (on loan from Portimonense)
14 DF   POR Jaime Simões
15 MF   AUS Ryan Teague (on loan from Famalicão)
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 MF   POR Diogo Cornélio
20 DF   POR Tiago Moreira
21 FW   POR Ricardo Vaz
22 GK   BRA Leonardo Navacchio (on loan from Portimonense)
24 GK   POR Bruno Bolas
26 DF   BRA Lucas Barros
27 FW   BRA Devid
37 MF   BRA Thiaguinho (on loan from Portimonense)
41 MF   KOR Yang Sena
77 FW   POR Samuel Pedro
88 MF   NGA Ahmed Isaiah
99 FW   BRA

Former notable playersEdit

HonoursEdit

Managerial historyEdit

  •   Vieira Niunes (1985–1988)
  •   Vieira Niunes (1995–1996)
  •   António Jasus (1996–1997)
  •   Vieira Niunes (1997)
  •   António Jasus (1999–2000)
  •   Henrique Niunes (2000–2001)
  •   João Cavalero (2002–2004)
  •   Fernando Pirze (2004–2005)
  •   José Dinize (2005–2006)
  •   João Salcedaze (2006)
  •   Vítor Quiunha (2006–2007)
  •   Rui França (2007–2008)
  •   Álvaro Magalhães (2008)
  •   Hélio Sousa (2008–2009)
  •   João Eusébio (2009)
  •   Nicolau Vaquero (2009–2010)
  •   João Salcedaze (2010)
  •   João Pinto (2010–2011)
  •   Tulipa (2011–2012)
  •   Nascimento (2012)
  •   Filipe Morera (2012–)
  •   Filó (2021–2021)
  •   Leonel Pontes (2021–)

Club anthemEdit

De verde e branco, Um dia te embriagaram;
De verde engalanaram, Os teus pés.
O branco escorreu-te, Das feições,
Onde moras, E onde mostras o que és! e Entre os maiores
Te sentes piqueno, Mas és na Beira
Rico em tradições, Agarra que te vem
De seres leão, Já tem feito tremer
Os aldeões!

Pelos anos contados, És velhinho, Mas continuas sempre
A ser um jovenzinho; D`esperança
Traçaram teu carinho, Força e coragem
O que te moem, O ar que te embriaga
Puro e leve, Te inspira e te dá fecundidade?
Que seja lema teu, Por toda a vila
A grandeza, leite Gresso, A humidade

League and cup historyEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup League Cup Notes
1948–49 1D 11 26 9 2 15 50 59 20 Semi Finals
1949–50 1D 6 26 10 5 11 55 70 25
1950–51 1D 6 26 13 0 13 62 53 26 Round 1
1951–52 1D 6 26 10 5 11 35 52 25 Quarter Finals
1952–53 1D 10 26 7 6 13 38 54 20 Quarter Finals
1953–54 1D 7 26 10 8 8 43 39 28 Round 1
1954–55 1D 12 26 8 4 14 32 53 20 Round 1
1955–56 1D 5 26 11 7 8 52 44 29 Round 1
1956–57 1D 13 26 7 4 15 33 62 18 Runners-up Relegated
1958–59 1D 8 26 9 4 13 43 65 22 Round 1
1959–60 1D 9 26 8 6 12 32 49 22 Round 3
1960–61 1D 9 26 8 5 13 27 55 21 Round 1
1961–62 1D 13 26 6 5 15 30 48 17 Round 1 Relegated
1985–86 1D 16 30 5 7 18 23 61 17 Round 2 Relegated
1986–87 2D 1 Round 6 Promoted
1987–88 1D 20 38 5 11 22 30 70 21 Round 5 Relegated
1989–90 2DS 10 34 15 3 16 39 43 33 Round 2
1990–91 2DS 16 34 6 10 18 31 47 22 Round 2
1991–92 2DS 9 38 14 11 13 42 38 39 Round 3 Relegated
1992–93 3DS 2 34 21 7 6 53 19 49 Round 2 Promoted
1993–94 2DS 16 34 6 14 14 35 48 26 Round 2 Relegated
1994–95 3DS 2 34 22 7 5 62 22 51 Round 2 Promoted
1995–96 2DS 1 34 22 7 5 53 24 73 Round 3 Promoted
1996–97 2H 16 34 9 11 14 30 41 38 Round 3 Relegated
1997–98 2DS 2 34 20 7 7 67 26 67 Round 2
1998–99 2DS 1 34 19 10 5 49 27 67 Round 4 Promoted
1999–00 2H 18 34 5 10 19 23 48 25 Round 5 Relegated
2000–01 2DS 2 36 23 9 4 68 23 78 Round 3
2001–02 2DS 1 38 23 11 4 64 26 80 Round 2 Promoted
2002–03 2H 11 34 11 12 11 37 33 45 Round 6
2003–04 2H 17 34 8 5 21 39 55 29 Round 4 Relegated
2004–05 2DS 1 36 19 12 5 61 32 69 Round 3 Promoted
2005–06 2H 14 34 10 12 12 37 42 42 Round 5 Relegated
2006–07 2DS 4 26 12 7 7 48 25 43 Round 4
2007–08 2DS 1 26 17 4 5 49 20 55 Round 3 Promoted
2008–09 2H 7 30 10 10 10 42 42 40 Round 3 First Group Stage
2009–10 2H 14 30 7 9 14 35 49 30 Round 3 First Group Stage
2010–11 2H 14 30 9 5 16 32 48 32 Round 2 First Group Stage
2011–12 2H 15 30 7 11 12 22 29 32 Round 4 First Group Stage
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A. ^A Despite finishing in a relegation position, the club was not relegated due to União de Leiria of the Primeira Liga being relegated to the non-professional tiers of Portugal due to there financial difficulties suffered during the 2011–12 Primeira Liga season.

Last updated: 22 July 2012
Div. = Division; 1D = Portuguese League; 2H = Liga de Honra; 2DS/2D = Portuguese Second Division; 3DS = Terceira Divisão
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Plantel" [Squad]. S.C. Covilhã (in Portuguese). Retrieved 24 July 2016.

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