Vitória F.C.

Vitória Futebol Clube is a Portuguese sports club from the city of Setúbal. Popularly known as Vitória de Setúbal (pronounced [viˈtɔɾiɐ dɨ sɨˈtubaɫ]), the club was born under the original name Sport Victoria from the ashes of the small Bonfim Foot-Ball Club.

Vitória de Setúbal
Full nameVitória Futebol Clube[1]
Founded20 November 1910
GroundEstádio do Bonfim
Capacity15,497
ChairmanVítor Hugo Valente
ManagerAlexandre Santana
LeagueCampeonato de Portugal
2019–20Primeira Liga, 16th of 18 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

When it comes to main achievements in Portugal, Vitória de Setúbal have won six trophies: three Taça de Portugal and one Taça da Liga. Internationally, Vitória have won a Small Club World Cup and an Iberian Cup. Historically, it is one of the most decorated clubs in the country, apart from the Big Three.

HistoryEdit

Vitória de Setúbal played in the inaugural Campeonato da Liga in 1934–35.[2][3]

In 1964–65, Vitória de Setúbal won their first Taca de Portugal, beating holders Benfica 3–1 in the final. After losing 1–0 to Braga in the next season's final, Vitória won the 1967 final by beating Académica de Coimbra 3–2 after extra-time.[4]

Vitoria competed in the European Cup-Winners' Cup in 1965-66 (losing 4–2 on aggregate in the first round to AGF Aarhus),[5] and 1967-68 (losing 7–3 on aggregate to Bayern Munich in the second round).[6]

Vitória Setubal played in the Fairs Cup in 1969–70, knocking Liverpool out in the second round.[7][8] In the next round, they were eliminated 2–1 on aggregate by Hertha BSC.[8]

In the 1973–74 season, Vitória de Setúbal finished in third place, four points behind champions Sporting CP.[9]

After another yo-yo period from the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s, Vitória returned to the Portuguese top flight for the 2004–05 season and have remained there since.[10] The same season saw them win their third Cup, beating holders Benfica 2–1 in the final on 29 May. On 13 August, the two clubs played the Super Cup against each other at the Estádio do Algarve, with Benfica winning 1–0.[11] On 14 May 2006, Vitória lost the cup final by one goal to FC Porto.[12]

On 22 March 2008, Vitória won the Taça da Liga for the first time. In the final, they defeated Sporting on penalties following a goalless draw; on-loan goalkeeper Eduardo saved three times. Ten years later, the final went to penalties against the same opponent, who won this time.[13] Vitória avoided relegation by one point in 2019–20, but due to failure to gain a licence for the new season, they were administratively relegated to the third-tier Campeonato de Portugal.[14]

StadiumEdit

Vitória plays at the Estádio do Bonfim, which was inaugurated in 1962 and has a capacity of 18,964.[15]

 
Aerial view of the stadium

HonoursEdit

Source:[16]

Winners (3): 1964–65, 1966–67, 2004–05
Winners (1): 2007–08
Winners (1): 1970

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 13 September 2020

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 João Valido
3 DF   BRA Jubal
5 DF   POR Mano
7 FW   POR Hélder Guedes
8 MF   POR Nuno Valente
9 FW   MAR Khalid Hachadi
10 MF   BRA Éber
16 DF   POR André Sousa
17 DF   POR Sílvio
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF   BRA Rodrigo Mathiola
21 DF   POR Nuno Pinto
23 FW   GNB Frédéric Mendy
27 MF   POR André Pedrosa
29 MF   POR José Semedo
47 MF   POR Tiago Castro
66 DF   POR João Meira
87 FW   POR Zequinha
97 GK   BRA Lucas Paes

Out 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Estatutos" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Vitória Futebol Clube. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 February 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  2. ^ Paulo Claro (29 August 2013). "Campeonato da Ia Liga 1934–1938 (unofficial)". Portugal – List of Champions. RSSSF. Archived from the original on 1 June 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Jorge Miguel Teixeira (11 August 1999). "Portugal 1934–35". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Paulo Claro (12 February 2015). "Portugal – List of Cup Winners". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 18 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ James M. Ross (4 June 2015). "Cup Winners' Cup 1965-66". European Competitions 1965-66. RSSSF. Archived from the original on 22 January 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ James M. Ross (4 June 2015). "Cup Winners' Cup 1967-68". European Competitions 1967-68. RSSSF. Archived from the original on 1 June 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Steve Horton. "Blast from the past: Liverpool 3 Vitoria Setubal 2". LFCHistory.net. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ a b James M. Ross (9 January 2008). "Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1969–70". European Competitions 1969–70. RSSSF. Archived from the original on 22 December 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Portugal 1973-74". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Vitoria Setubal : History 1975 to date". statto.com. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Portugal Cup 2004/05". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "FC Porto conquista a Taça de Portugal". Público (in Portuguese). 14 May 2006. Retrieved 7 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Roseiro, Bruno (24 January 2018). "Sporting-V. Setúbal. Da final de 2008 ao corte de relações de 2017, há uma Taça que os Liga". Observador (in Portuguese). Retrieved 7 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ Almeida, Isaura (27 August 2020). "Tribunal rejeita providência cautelar e Vit. Setúbal desce mesmo ao Campeonato de Portugal" [Court rejects precautionary order and Vit. Setúbal go down to the Campeonato de Portugal]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Vitória Setúbal FC: Estádio de Bonfim". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Archived from the original on 31 March 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  16. ^ "Vitória Setúbal: Trophies". Soccerway. Perform. Archived from the original on 2 November 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2016.

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