Varzim S.C.

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Varzim Sport Club (Portuguese pronunciation: [vɐɾˈzĩ sɨˈpɔɾ ˈklub(ɨ)]) is a Portuguese football team based in Póvoa de Varzim, near Porto in the north of the country. The club was founded on 25 December 1915, and has played at the Estádio do Varzim Sport Club since it was founded.[1] The club plays in the second tier Liga Portugal 2, after winning promotion from the Campeonato Nacional in 2015. The club has played for a total of 21 seasons at the top level of Portuguese football, eight in a row from 1963. It reached the semi-finals of the Taça de Portugal (league cup) on three occasions, in 1978, 1980 and 1985.

Varzim
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Full nameVarzim Sport Club
Nickname(s)Lobos do Mar (Sea Wolves)
Alvi-Negros (White and Blacks)
Poveiros (those from Póvoa de Varzim)
Raça Poveira (Povoan Race)
Founded25 December 1915
GroundEstádio do Varzim Sport Club,
Póvoa de Varzim
Capacity7,000
ChairmanManuel Pedro Faria
ManagerPedro Miguel
LeagueLiga 3
2021–2217th, Liga Portugal 2 (relegation)
WebsiteClub website

Varzim has won six major titles in its history, which include the Segunda Divisão four times and the Terceira Divisão and Liga Intercalar once. The club usually plays with over 70% of players from its youth ranks. The club youth academy is notable for producing Portuguese international footballers like António Lima Pereira, Bruno Alves, Hélder Postiga and Salvador Agra.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 25 December 1915 under the name Varzim Foot-Ball Club.[2] On 25 March 1916, the club approved a motion to change its name to Varzim Sport Club.[3] Following the name change, black and white were chosen as the colours for the club's kits in all sports. In 1918, the club joined the Porto Football Association, where it officially became recognised as a club and started to compete in the city's football league. In 1920, the club won its first trophy, the Taça Eça de Queiroz.

Following several seasons playing in the amateur leagues, the club gained promotion to the top-flight Primeira Liga in 1963, where it remained for 13 seasons before being relegated. Since then, the club has suffered mixed results after several promotions and relegations. In the club's most recent history, it suffered relegation in the 2010–11 Liga de Honra to the non-professional leagues for the first time in 15 years.[4]

Varzim won the Segunda Divisão in the 2011–12 season. It started its campaign in the II Divisão Zona Norte 2011–12, where it won the league comprehensively with 68 points, 14 more than the second-placed Fafe.[5] In topping the group, the club qualified for the playoffs where two of the three sides would be promoted to the Liga de Honra. It fought off competition from Tondela and Fátima to finish top of the group and claim its fourth Segunda Divisão title.[6] Midfielder André André was praised for his displays for the club in which he scored 12 goals in 33 appearances during the season.[7]

Varzim did not compete in the 2012–13 Segunda Liga season as they did not pay the €600,000 registration fee.[8] They remained in the third tier until earning promotion in June 2015 with a 3–1 aggregate play-off win over Casa Pia.[9] Varzim remained in the second division until May 2022, when they were relegated in second-last above Académica de Coimbra.[10]

HonoursEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 8 February 2022[11]

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 Ismael Lekbab
2 DF   BRA Raí Ramos
3 DF   POR André Micael
5 MF   BRA Rafael Assis
6 MF   POR Nuno Valente
8 MF   POR André Leão
9 FW   BRA Heliardo (on loan from Arouca)
10 MF   POR Zé Tiago
11 FW   GHA George Ofosu
12 DF   POR Tiago Cerveira
13 GK   POR Ricardo Nunes
17 DF   POR João Reis
18 FW   BRA Murilo
19 FW   BRA Nicolas Souza
20 MF   POR Zé Carlos
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 DF   POR Luís Pinheiro
23 DF   POR Luís Pedro
24 GK   POR Tiago Pereira
26 DF   POR Leandro Silva
27 MF   POR Luís Silva
28 MF   POR Tiago Torres
32 DF   POR Rodrigo Rêgo (on loan from Sporting)
33 FW   BRA Agdon
34 MF   NGA Nathan Sheye
41 DF   BRA Cássio Scheid
49 FW   POR Bruno Tavares (on loan from Sporting)
77 FW   POR Tavinho
82 MF   POR Tomás Silva (on loan from Vizela)
90 FW   CIV Lacina Traoré

On loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player

Notable former managersEdit

ChairmenEdit

  •   Dr. José Sá (1930–1935)
  •   João Baptista (1935–1937)
  •   Manuel Frasco (1937–1940)
  •   Dr. Armindo Graça (1940–1947)
  •   Manuel Dias (1947–1951)
  •   Luís Rodrigues (1951–1953)
  •   Domingos Barbosa (1953–1954)
  •   Manuel Frasco (1954–1955)
  •   Dr. Armindo Graça (1955–1956)
  •   Alípio Oliveira (1956–1958)
  •   Capitão Amílcar Monteiro (1958–1959)
  •   António Duarte (1959–1960)
  •   Dr. João Guerreiro (1960–1964)
  •   Dr. Armando Faria (1964–1965)
  •   Alípio Oliveira (1965–1966)
  •   Dr. Armando Faria (1966–1967)
  •   Fernando Castro (1967–1968)
  •   Eng.º António Castro (1968–1969)
  •   Dr. João Fernando (1969–1970)
  •   Manuel Pereira (1970–1971)
  •   Dr. Armindo Graça (1971–1972)
  •   Dr. João Fernando (1972–1974)
  •   Padre Manuel Silva (1974–1978)
  •   Dr. Rui Azevedo (1978–1979)
  •   Francisco Troina (1979–1982)
  •   Lídio Marques (1982–1988)
  •   Domingos Castro (1988–1990)
  •   Avelino Monte (1990–1992)
  •   Dr. João Fernando (1992–1994)
  •   Lídio Marques (1994–2000)
  •   João Oliveira (2000–2004)
  •   José Castro (2004–2012)

League and Cup historyEdit

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup League Cup Notes
1963–64 1D 10 26 8 4 14 37 57 20
1964–65 1D 11 26 8 4 14 39 55 20
1965–66 1D 8 26 9 7 10 40 38 25
1966–67 1D 10 26 8 6 12 29 42 22
1967–68 1D 12 26 7 3 16 27 50 17
1968–69 1D 9 26 7 8 11 32 49 22
1969–70 1D 6 26 10 8 8 31 26 28
1970–71 1D 14 26 7 4 15 23 52 18 Relegated
1976–77 1D 7 30 10 11 9 36 36 31
1977–78 1D 10 30 9 7 14 26 38 25
1978–79 1D 5 30 11 10 9 30 29 32
1979–80 1D 10 30 8 10 12 37 45 26
1980–81 1D 14 30 8 8 14 27 31 24
1981–82 2DN 1 30 17 8 5 59 18 41 Promoted
1982–83 1D 12 30 8 10 12 23 39 26
1983–84 1D 8 30 10 9 11 32 39 29
1984–85 1D 15 30 2 13 15 23 49 17 Relegated
1985–86 2DN ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Promoted
1986–87 1D 7 30 8 13 9 24 29 29
1987–88 1D 17 38 7 16 15 31 52 30 Relegated
1990–91 2H 16 38 10 13 15 42 39 33 Round 5 Relegated
1995–96 2DS 1 34 20 10 4 55 25 70 Round 4 Promoted
1996–97 2H 2 34 18 5 11 49 52 59 Round 5 Promoted
1997–98 1D 17 34 6 11 17 26 51 29 Round 5 Relegated
1998–99 2H 8 34 13 9 12 51 46 48 Round 3
1999–2000 2H 4 34 17 9 8 53 33 60 Round 4
2000–01 2H 2 34 19 7 8 53 34 64 Round 5 Promoted
2001–02 1D 15 34 8 8 18 27 55 32 Round 4
2002–03 1D 16 34 10 6 18 38 51 36 Quarter-finals Relegated
2003–04 2H 4 34 16 10 8 44 36 58 Round 4
2004–05 2H 10 34 11 10 13 37 42 43 Round 3
2005–06 2H 4 34 13 13 8 47 39 52 Round 4
2006–07 2H 7 30 12 8 10 34 37 44 Quarter-finals
2007–08 2H 9 30 9 11 10 29 27 38 Round 3 Round 1
2008–09 2H 8 30 11 6 13 29 35 39 Round 4 Round 1
2009–10 2H 13 30 6 13 11 25 38 31 Round 3 Round 1
2010–11 2H 15 30 6 13 11 38 47 31 Round 5 First Group Stage Relegated
2011–12 2DS 1 30 20 8 2 48 12 68 Round 1
2012–13 2DS 8 30 8 16 6 31 25 40 Round 3
2013–14 CN 4 32 13 8 11 40 36 47 Round 3
2014–15 CN 3 32 21 6 5 59 23 69 Round 4 Promoted

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Instalações do Varzim SC" [Installations of Varzim SC]. Varzim.pt. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Clube" [Club]. Varzim.pt. 27 June 2012. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  3. ^ "História" [History]. Varzim.pt. 27 June 2012. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Liga Orangina 2010/2011". ZeroZero.pt. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  5. ^ "II Divisão Zona Norte 2011/12" [II Division North Zone 2011/12]. ZeroZero.pt. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Varzim conquista título" [Varzim takes title]. Record. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  7. ^ "André André". ZeroZero.pt. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Varzim fora da Liga de Honra" [Varzim out of the Liga de Honra] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Varzim sobe à II Liga após empate com Casa Pia" [Varzim rise to II Liga after draw with Casa Pia]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 10 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  10. ^ "II Liga: Varzim desce à Liga 3, Covilhã vai disputar play-off" [II Liga: Varzim go down to Liga 3, Covilhã will take part in play-off] (in Portuguese). 15 May 2022. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Varzim Sport Club". Varzim S.C.

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