Vitória FC (Riboque)

Vitória Futebol Clube do Riboque (Forro language: Viˈtɔɾiɐ Futɨˈbɔɫˈ Klub(ɨ) du Ribɔk) is a football club that plays in the São Tomé and Príncipe Championship.The club is most noted for the fact that they are the São Tomé and Príncipe one of oldest club, founded 1976. The team is based in Riboque a neighbourhood of city São Tomé in the Água Grande District on the island of São Tomé.[2] Its offices are located at Avenida Geovany in Riboque. The club is the only unrelegated club in the island of São Tomé. Vitória Riboque is historically the third successful football (soccer) club in both São Tomé Island and São Tomé and Príncipe, having won about 25 official titles, 14 are national and the remaining 11 are regional titles. In national championship titles, they have five, about 15% of the championship title totals, by district, half of the titles won. Of the regional titles, about 30% of the totals, by district, more than half of the totals. In cup titles it totals about 30% of the national titles.

Vitória Futebol Clube do Riboque
Vitoria Riboque.jpg
Full nameVitória Futebol Clube do Riboque
Nickname(s)Os Riboqinos or Os Riboquinhos
(Those from the Riboque),
Tempestade do Atlântico or Atlântico Tormenta
(Atlantic Storm)
Short nameVitória Riboque
FoundedDecember 18, 1976; 44 years ago (1976-12-18)
GroundEstádio Nacional 12 de Julho São Tomé, São Tomé
Capacity6,500
ChairmanFlag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg Delfim Santiago das Neves[1]
ManagerFlag of Portugal.svg Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg José Correia
LeagueSão Tomé and Príncipe Championship
20111st

HistoryEdit

The team has won five national championship titles and seven local titles. Their first was also the first in the nation to win a title after independence in 1977 and the first team ever to win the first three titles in a row, until 1980, it was the only club who won national titles and from Água Grande. Their last title was won in 2011.[3][4] Vitória once possessed the most titles regionally and nationally until 2013 when Sporting Praia Cruz shared it, in 2015 the club became second to possess the most titles behind Sporting Praia Cruz. The team[5] also won the first five titles in the same year and won six cup titles, their first was in 1984 and their last was in 2011 and the club has the most national cup titles won.

The club celebrated its 10th anniversary in 1986 and its 25th anniversary in 2001.

JerseyEdit

Its jersey features a striped green shirt with green sleeves and white socks.

About the clubEdit

The name is identical to its fathering club, the Portuguese Vitória de Setúbal. It is the only club in the nation that is affiliated to Vitória Setúbal, other affiliates in Africa, one example is Vitória de Santiago (or FC de Praia) based in Cape Verde and Vitória FC de Luanda in Angola.

StadiumEdit

 
Esádio Nacional 12 de Julho, home field of Vitória Riboque

Estádio Nacional 12 de Julho is a multi-use stadium in São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 6,500. Its address is Avenidas das Nações Unidas. The stadium is home to the three best football clubs in the nation and the island including Sporting Praia Cruz, Aliança Nacional. Andorinha and Vitória Riboque

The club also trains and practices at the stadium.

HonoursEdit

1977, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1989
1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1999, 2007, 2011
2011
1977, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1989, 2011
1985, 1986, 2001, 2007, 2011

SeasonsEdit

Season to seasonEdit

Season Division Place
1977 1st
1978 1st
1979 1st
1980 2nd
1981 2nd
1982 3rd
1984 2nd
1985 2nd
1986 1st
1988 2nd
1989 1st
1990 4th
1991 2nd
Season Division Place
1993 3rd
1994 7th
1995 2nd
1996 2nd
1997 2nd
1998 3rd
1999 3rd
2000 3rd
2001 5th
2003 2nd
2004 2nd
2007 2nd
2009–10 2nd
Season Division Place
2011 1st
2012 4th
2012–13 3rd
2014 4th

  • 6 seasons on 1st place.
  • 13 seasons on 2nd place.
  • 6 seasons on 3rd place.
  • 2 seasons on 4th place.
  • 1 season on 5th place.
  • 1 season on 7th place.

League and cup historyEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Qualification/relegation
2011 2 1 21 15 2 4 35 15 +20 47 Winner Advanced into the National Championships
2012 2 4 18 8 3 7 23 18 +5 27
2013 2 3 18 9 4 5 24 20 +4 24
2014 2 4 18 - - - - - - -
2015 2 4 18 7 6 5 24 22 +2 27
2016 2 4 22 - - - - - - -
2017 2 8 22 6 8 8 29 29 0 26

StatisticsEdit

  • Best position: 1st (national)
  • Best position at cup competitions: 1st (national)
  • Appearances at a Super cup competition:
  • Appearances:
    • National: 6
    • Regional: 32
  • Appearance at a national cup competition: 8

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 06 February 2014.[6]

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   STP Sergio da Lima
3 DF   STP Agilson Sole
5 DF   STP Kilson Neto de Ceita
6 DF   STP Ernesto Almeida
8 MF   STP Ibraimo Bengo Neto de Ceita
9 FW   CPV André Batista
11 FW   STP Tiago Serrão
15 DF   STP Paulino Lopes
18 MF   STP Eduardo Da Costa
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF   STP Jorge Gonçalves
21 DF   EQG Jesus Ndong
24 DF   STP João Aurélio Semedo
26 DF   STP André Cunha
28 FW   STP Yorgo Abi Tayeh
30 MF   STP Joazhifel Soares
34 FW   STP Flavio Rocha
40 GK   STP Pedro Felgueiras

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ chairman Archived 2012-03-24 at the Wayback Machine Jornal ST Retrieved 2010-06-29
  2. ^ "São Tomé and Príncipe 2010". Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2012-04-05.
  3. ^ [1] São Tomé Magazine Retrieved 2012-01-03
  4. ^ "São Tomé e Príncipe: Riboque é campeão regional". Jornal de São Tomé and Príncipe (in Portuguese). 20 November 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  5. ^ [2] Archived 2011-08-18 at the Wayback Machine Jornal Transparência Retrieved 2010-03-27
  6. ^ "Vitoria FC Riboque – Plantel Profesional 2013/14". Retrieved 6 February 2014.

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