C.F. União

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Clube de Futebol União, commonly known as União or União da Madeira, was a Portuguese football club based in Funchal, Madeira, notable for its six appearances in the Portuguese top-flight Primeira Liga, between the 1989–90 and 1991–92 seasons, the 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons[1][2][3][4][5] and most recently in the 2015–16 season.[6]

União da Madeira
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Full nameClube de Futebol União
Nickname(s)União da Bola
(Union of the ball)
Unionistas (Unionists)
Founded1 November 1913; 109 years ago (1913-11-01) (as União Futebol Clube)
Dissolved23 November 2021; 12 months ago (2021-11-23)
GroundCampo do Adelino Rodrigues,
Funchal
Capacity3,000

The club was originally founded on 1 November 1913, thus being one of the oldest football clubs in Portugal,[7] and maintained a strong local rivalry with neighbours Marítimo and Nacional da Madeira throughout much of its history. After building mounting debts,[8] and failing to fulfil consecutive matches leading to disqualification from competing in the Campeonato de Portugal[9] – the country's fourth-tier league – União da Madeira were forcibly dissolved on 23 November 2021.[10]

As a sports club, União da Madeira had sports departments for Basketball, Fencing, Football, handball, Roller Hockey, Rugby and Volleyball.[11][12][13] The professional football team were notably sponsored by the Museu CR7, the local museum dedicated to Cristiano Ronaldo, who was born in Funchal.[14]

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 1 November 1913 initially as União Futebol Clube by, among others, César da Silva, João Fernandes Rosa, Alexandre Vasconcelos, José Anastácio do Nascimento and José Fernandes. The founding members shortly after its establishment decided to change the club's name to Clube de Futebol União in 1916.[7]

Shortly after Ângelo Olim Marote was appointed as the very first chairman of the club. A few years later the club was a founding member of the Madeira Football Association which it is still a part of today as well as competing in its annual AF Madeira Cup.

União won the third-tier championship in 2010–11, thereby returning to the professional leagues after seven years away.[15] In 2014–15, managed by promotion specialist Vítor Oliveira, the club came runners-up in Segunda Liga behind C.D. Tondela and reached the Primeira Liga for the first time in two decades.[16]

The club's spell in the top flight lasted only one season, and União were relegated in 2016.[17] Two years later, they fell into the third tier again, with two games left to play of the season.[18][19] In 2020–21, the club and fellow Madeirans A.D. Camacha and CSD Câmara de Lobos withdrew at the halfway point due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, but were not relegated.[20] União da Madeira were forcibly dissolved and the club officially closed on 23 November 2021.[21]

StadiumEdit

 
Since leaving the Estádio dos Barreiros in 2008, União played at a variety of home grounds

União's most recent home ground was the Campo do Adelino Rodrigues. The club led a nomadic existence since leaving the Estádio dos Barreiros in 2008 when the stadium was purchased by joint tenants and local rivals Marítimo from the local municipality.

They played at the Campo do Adelino Rodrigues for a short period before winning promotion back to the Segunda Liga in 2011 rendered that stadium as inadequate. União returned to Barreiros for the 2011–12 season before relocating to the 3,300-capacity municipal stadium in Machico for the 2012–13 campaign and then again to the Centro Desportivo da Madeira at Ribeira Brava in 2014. Whilst remaining at the modest 2,500-seat venue after winning promotion to the Primeira Liga in 2015, the club had an agreement with top division rivals Nacional to play its high-profile home games at their larger stadium, the Estádio da Madeira. The stadium previously hosted several cup matches. In 2018, União were relegated from the Segunda Liga and in December 2018, they returned to Campo do Adelino Rodrigues.

Current squadEdit

Updated 27 September 2017[22]

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 Edgar Mendonça
3 DF   CGO Dorvel Dibékou
6 MF   BDI Christophe Nduwarugira (on loan from Chibuto)
7 FW   BRA Danilo Dias
8 MF   SEN Pathé Ciss
9 FW   GNB Flávio
10 MF   POR Mica
11 FW   POR Betinho
13 DF   SEN Alhassane Sylla
15 DF   CIV Romaric
17 FW   CPV Júnior
19 MF   SEN Nestor Mendy
20 DF   POR Tiago Moreira
22 MF   BRA Bruno Morais
24 DF   CPV Tiago Almeida
No. Pos. Nation Player
30 DF   POR Nuno Lopes
33 DF   POR Paulo Vasconcelos
44 DF   POR Miguel Lourenço
52 MF   CPV Rudy
70 FW   BRA Moicano
72 FW   BRA Rodrigo Henrique
77 MF   POR André Carvalhas
83 DF   BRA Rafael Donato
91 FW   NGA Bolaji Oyetii
93 DF   BRA Laércio
94 GK   BRA Raví
98 MF   BRA Peterson
99 GK   VEN Mário Pellicer

HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

RegionalEdit

  • AF Madeira Championship (tier 4): 16
    • 1920–21, 1927–28, 1931–32, 1933–34, 1937–38, 1956–57, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1973–74, 1977–78, 1979–80
  • AF Madeira Cup: 17
    • 1945–46, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1992–93, 1994–95, 2002–03, 2004–05

Managerial historyEdit

Chairmen historyEdit

  • Ângelo Olim Marote (1913–14)
  • Simeão Vieira (1914–15)
  • Luís Inácio Ferreira (1915–16)
  • Luis da Costa (1916–19)
  • José Julião de Freitas (1919–21)
  • Luís Inácio Ferreira (1921–22)
  • Alferes Couto Vaz (1922–24)
  • Elmano Augusto Vieira (1924–27)
  • Luís Inácio Ferreira (1927–28)
  • Alferes Filipe de Freitas (1928–29)
  • Ernesto Acciaioly (1929–30)
  • Juvenal de Carvalho (1930–31)
  • Alvaro Castro Fagundes (1931–32)
  • Agostinho Dias (1932–33)
  • José da Silva Coelho (1933–35)
  • Raul Simões Dias Paquete (1935–36)
  • Carlos Passos Pestana (1936–38)
  • Luís Sequeira (1938–39)
  • César Augusto Pestana (1939–41)
  • Leonel Silva (1941–43)
  • José da Silva (1943–44)
  • Elmano Augusto Vieira (1944–45)
  • Luis da Costa (1945–46)
  • Francisco Parente (1946–47)
  • Abel Correia (1947–52)
  • Mateus da Silva (1952–54)
  • João Nepomuceno (1954–55)
  • Vasco Andrade (1955–56)
  • Luis Sotero Gomes (1956–58)
  • Mateus da Silva (1958–59)
  • Luis Sotero Gomes (1959–61)
  • Leonel de Mendonça (1961–63)
  • Mateus da Silva (1963–64)
  • Mateus da Silva (1965–66)
  • Luis Sotero Gomes (1966–67)
  • João Edmundo Faria (1967–68)
  • Rui Firmino Neponuceno (1972–74)
  • Luis Sotero Gomes (1974–75)
  • Jaime Ernesto Ramos (1975–76)
  • Ramiro dos Santos Lopes (1983–84)
  • Jaime Ernesto Ramos (1986–00)
  • Roberto Marote (2002–10)
  • Jaime Lucas (2010–)

League and cup historyEdit

Season League Cup League Cup Notes
Tier Pos Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1988–89 2   1 34 20 9 5 54 22 49 Round 1 Promoted
1989–90 1 16 34 5 14 15 24 45 24 Round 6
1990–91 12 38 9 15 14 30 51 33 Round 5
1991–92   18 34 9 6 19 30 58 24 Round 5 Relegated
1992–93 2   2 34 18 11 5 60 34 47 Round 5 Promoted
1993–94 1 12 34 11 9 14 36 42 31 Round 5
1994–95   16 34 7 10 17 30 54 24 Round 4 Relegated
1995–96 2 7 34 14 9 11 43 37 51 Round 4
1996–97 11 34 11 10 13 40 45 43 Round 5
1997–98 12 34 11 8 15 36 48 41 Round 3
1998–99   17 34 8 9 17 34 50 33 Round 3 Relegated
1999–00 3 3 38 21 9 8 65 37 72 Round 4
2000–01 2 38 18 9 11 46 37 63 Round 2
2001–02   1 38 24 9 5 69 24 81 Round 3 Promoted
2002–03 2 15 34 10 10 14 31 18 40 Round 4
2003–04   18 34 4 15 15 39 53 27 Round 4 Relegated
2004–05 3 3 38 18 9 11 46 37 63 Round 3
2005–06 2 26 13 6 7 45 22 45 Round 2
2006–07 1 26 17 3 6 53 21 54 Round 4
2007–08 1 26 15 6 5 43 17 51 Round 2
2008–09 2 22 14 5 3 38 15 47 Round 4
2009–10 1 30 23 5 2 70 25 74 Round 4
2010–11   1 30 20 7 3 53 18 67 Round 5 Promoted
2011–12 2 10 30 9 10 11 35 40 37 Round 2 Round 2
2012–13 10 42 13 17 12 47 46 56 Round 3 Round 2
2013–14 13 42 14 10 18 50 46 52 Round 2 Round 1
2014–15   2 46 22 14 10 69 39 80 Round 2 Round 3 Promoted
2015–16 1   17 34 7 8 19 27 50 29 Round 4 Round 2 Relegated
2016–17 2 3 42 17 13 12 52 43 64 Round 3 Round 2
2017–18   17 38 12 8 18 44 53 44 Round 5 Round 3 Relegated
2018–19 3 11 34 12 8 14 28 32 44 Round 4
2019–20 - 34 - - - - - - Round 2
A. ^A Reached the playoffs.
Last updated: 15 January 2020

ReferencesEdit

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  16. ^ Gomes de Andrade, Miguel (24 May 2015). "Vítor Oliveira: o campeão das subidas só quer "um projeto sólido" na Liga" [Vítor Oliveira: the promotion champion only wants "a solid project" in the Liga] (in Portuguese). TVI 24. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
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