C.F. União de Coimbra

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Clube União 1919, usually known as União de Coimbra (Portuguese pronunciation: [uniˈɐ̃w̃ dɨ kuˈĩbɾɐ]), is a sports club in the city of Coimbra, Portugal. The club was founded on June 2, 1919 and has a large array of sports departments which includes football, futsal, basketball, aikido, volleyball and swimming.

Clube União 1919
Full nameClube de Futebol União de Coimbra/Clube União 1919
Founded1919, June 2
GroundCampo da Arregaça,
Coimbra
Capacity1500
ChairmanPortugal Fernando Soares
ManagerPortugal Tiago Felgar
LeagueCampeonato de Portugal
Taça de Portugal

The main football team of União de Coimbra played one season in the Portuguese First Division in the past, among big clubs like FC Porto, Benfica and Sporting Clube de Portugal. However this season coincided with hometown big club Académica de Coimbra being in Segunda Divisão as a result of being relegated the previous season, so a top division Coimbra derby never took place.

União de Coimbra is the second most representative club in the city of Coimbra.

In 2016, for legal reasons, the club from Coimbra was forced to change its name and was renamed Clube União 1919. The team currently plays in the Campeonato de Portugal. It played in the Estádio Municipal Sérgio Conceição, in Taveiro, Coimbra, which was named after the football player Sérgio Conceição and has 2500 seats.

Football: league historyEdit

The club has a single presence at the top level of Portuguese football.[citation needed]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Notes
1972–1973 1D 14 30 5 7 18 22 54 17 relegated
1992–93 3 1 34 21 13 0 62 15 55 Promoted

In popular cultureEdit

Bruno Aleixo, a fictional character, popular in Portugal and Brazil, created by the comedy group GANA is a supporter of União de Coimbra.

HonoursEdit

  • Campeão Nacional 2ªDiv.: 1
  • Campeão Nacional 3ªDiv.: 1
  • Campeão Distrital da Associação de Futebol de Coimbra: 1
  • Winner of the Taça da Associação de Futebol de Coimbra: 1

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