Futebol Clube do Porto

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Template:Football club infobox Futebol Clube do Porto (short: FC Porto, FCP) is a Portuguese sports club, best known for its football section. It was founded in 1893 by António Nicolau de Almeida in Porto.

The football home ground is now the Estádio do Dragão (finished in 2003 as a venue for Euro 2004) after 51 years playing in the Estádio das Antas. Porto is currently the second club in the Portuguese overall championship, just second to SL Benfica. Porto have won the UEFA Champions League twice (one still as the ECC) and the UEFA Cup once. It was the first team since the Liverpool F.C. 75-77 squad to win the Champions League after winning the UEFA Cup.

FC Porto is also a leading force in other sports: the handball and basketball team are regular contenders in the Portuguese national titles, and the rink hockey section is amongst the best in the sport. The new arena near the stadium will be completed soon; in past years the non-professional home grounds were scattered in northwestern cities of Portugal (such as Gondomar and Espinho). Commercially, FC Porto has several stores called Loja Azul (Blue Store) scattered around Porto including two used with official supplier Nike. Since 1994 a merchandising goods fair called Portomania is organized during the pre-season, and edits one of the older club related publications in Europe, a monthly 60-page full colour magazine called Dragões (Dragons)that has existed since the early 80's.

Porto supporters and players are often called the dragões (the dragons), though the term the Andrades is also popular after a family with that name sponsored the club for several years. However, since the eighties, it is seen as somewhat derogatory.

The public company

After going public in 1998, FC Porto created several satellite companies around the club to improve the efficience of the club.

  • FCPorto - Junior football, handball, rink hockey, atletism, magazine, etc...
  • FCPorto - Futebol SAD and FCPorto - Basquetebol SAD (professional football and basketball)
  • PortoEstádio (Estádio do Dragão)
  • PortoMultimédia (official site and multimedia products)
  • PortoComercial (Merchandising)
  • PortoSeguro (Insurances)

The FCPorto SAD is rated in the Euronext Lisbon


FC Porto was originally founded in 1893, but was abandoned until 1906 when Monteiro da Costa revived the club. In the following years it became one of the most important clubs in Portugal, but trailed Lisbon rivals SL Benfica, Sporting and even Belenenses. In spite of this, the team still went on to win the first two Portuguese championships. Only four titles followed until the beginning of the 80's.

In 1982 Pinto da Costa took control of Porto. The next decades turned what was the fourth team in the overall history of Portuguese football into the biggest title cruncher of the past 20 years. Since 1982, Porto has won 13 titles, achieving the record Penta (five leagues in a row) in 1999, eight Portuguese cups, and has a majority of Supercups, having won 14 out of a possible 26.

When Pinto da Costa joined as president, Porto was the only club from the "big three" without European honours, but that quickly changed. The first final was played against Juventus for the 1984 Cup Winners' Cup, but Porto lost. Three years later, the team led by Artur Jorge, the name hand-picked by Pedroto, won its first European honour, in a thrilling 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich. The following year Porto won the European Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup, making them the first Portuguese winners of the two cups. The following 16 years saw Porto as a midrange team - often in the final 16, but not progressing further. The exception was in 1994, when Porto reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. The semi-final, decided on a single game, resulted in an heavy loss (3-0) at the hands of Johann Cruyff's FC Barcelona, in the Nou Camp.

In 2003, under the guidance of José Mourinho, Porto made a thrilling UEFA Cup run, topped with a victory in a fantastic final against Celtic. The following season meant a higher challenge, but despite a slow start which included a 1-3 loss against Real Madrid, Porto never lost again in the Champions League, relegating O. Marseille to the UEFA Cup (where they reached the final), Manchester United at the Old Trafford in the dying minutes of play, O. Lyon and Depor, becoming the first team to win the competition outside the Big 5 since Ajax in the year of 1995.

After the victory, Porto became the Portuguese side with the most European cups won - 2 CL/ECC plus a UEFA Cup, compared with the two ECC by Benfica and the one CWC by Sporting.

Also, December 12 2004, FC Porto won the last-held Intercontinental Cup, by beating Once Caldas from Colombia at an impressive 8-7 after penalty shoot-out.

Porto's importance in the modern football panorama is also widely acknowledged, being one of the founding members of G-14.

2005/2006 Squad

Number Player Position Previous club
1 Brazilian Helton GK UD Leiria (2005)
31 Portuguese Paulo Ribeiro GK Vitória FC (2005)
99 Portuguese Vítor Baía GK FC Barcelona (1999)
2 Portuguese Jorge Costa CD Charlton (2002)
3 Portuguese Ricardo Costa CD/LRD
4 Portuguese Pedro Emanuel CD Boavista FC (2002)
13 Portuguese Bruno Alves CD AEK (2005)
14 Brazilian Pepe CD CS Marítimo (2004)
21 Portuguese César Peixoto LD/LW Vitória SC (2004)
22 Turkish Fatih Sonkaya RD Besiktas (2005)
35 Slovak Marek Čech LD/LM Sparta Prague (2005)
Midfielders / Wingers
6 Brazilian Ibson MC Flamengo (2005)
7 Portuguese Quaresma RW FC Barcelona (2004)
8 Argentinian Lucho González RW River Plate (2005)
12 Portuguese Bosingwa DM/RM/RD Boavista FC (2003)
16 Portuguese Raul Meireles DM Boavista FC (2004)
17 Brazilian Jorginho AM Vitória FC (2005)
18 Brazilian Paulo Assunção AM AEK (2005)
20 Brazilian Diego AM Santos (2004)
27 Brazilian Alan RW CS Marítimo (2005)
9 South African Benni McCarthy CF Celta de Vigo (2003)
10 Portuguese Hélder Postiga CF Tottenham Hotspur (2004)
11 Argentinian Lisandro Lopez F Racing Club (2005)
19 Croatian Tomislav Sokota F SL Benfica (2005)
25 Portuguese Ivanildo CF
29 Brazilian Bruno Moraes CF Vitória FC (2005)
39 Portuguese Hugo Almeida CF Boavista FC (2005)
Dutch Co Adriaanse AZ Alkmaar, signed 24 May

Staff: Jan Olde Riekerink, Rui Barros and Wilhelmus Coort (assistant managers);


  • The first letter in the position refers position in the field, then the side
  • Players with previous club in italic returned from loan

Famous Players

Early Days
Pinga Virgílio Pedroto Barrigana
Hernâni Teofilo Cubillas Seninho
Pedroto and the European Conquest (1978 to 1989)
Pavão António Oliveira Frasco Costa
Fernando Gomes João Pinto Józef Młynarczyk Augusto Inácio
Celso André Jaime Pacheco Jaime Magalhães
Madjer Futre Juary Branco
Geraldão Rui Barros
Paulinho Santos Rui Filipe Emerson Timofte
Domingos Kostadinov Drulovic Aloísio
Fernando Couto Jorge Costa Sérgio Conceição Zlatko Zahovic
Vítor Baía Jardel Paredes Deco
21st Century
Alenichev Derlei Ricardo Carvalho Paulo Ferreira Carlos Alberto Gomes
Costinha Maniche Diego Ricardo Quaresma
Giourkas Seitaridis Luís Fabiano Benni McCarthy

Famous Managers


  • Intercontinental Cup: 2
    • 1987
      • FC Porto 2 - 1 Peñarol (aet)
      • Goals by Gomes, Madjer; Vieira
    • 2004
      • FC Porto 0 - 0 Once Caldas (8-7 on penalties)
This was the first match ever decided under UEFA's new silver goal rule.
  • Portuguese Championship: 4
    • 1921/22; 1924/25; 1931/32; 1936/37
  • Portuguese First League Championship: 1
    • 1934/35
  • Portuguese First Division Championship (Current SuperLiga): 19
    • 1938/39; 1939/40; 1955/56; 1958/59; 1977/78; 1978/79; 1984/85; 1985/86; 1987/88; 1989/90; 1991/92; 1992/93; 1994/95; 1995/96; 1996/97; 1997/98; 1998/99; 2002/03, 2003/04
  • Portuguese Cup: 12
    • 1955/56; 1957/58; 1967/68; 1976/77; 1983/84; 1987/88; 1990/91; 1993/94; 1997/98; 1999/00; 2000/01; 2002/03
  • Portuguese Super Cup "Cândido de Oliveira": 14
    • 1980/81; 1982/83; 1983/84; 1985/86; 1989/90; 1990/91; 1992/93; 1993/94; 1995/96; 1997/98; 1998/99; 2000/01; 2002/03; 2003/04.

Other Trophies

Rink hockey

Rink hockey, Portugal's second sport, is one of the most important sections in the club. Started in 1955, FCPorto is one of the Portuguese sides who won the European Champions' Cup, with their second and last victory in 1990. Since then, Porto was a regular contender in the competitions' final-four. The most well known was in 1998, when FC Barcelona won at Porto's Pavilhão Rosa Mota, after which a riot ensued.
While the new indoor arena is being built, Porto will play in the Pavilhão Municipal de Fânzeres, Gondomar.

Players and staff

Name Position
Edo Bosch Spanish Goalkeeper
Tiago Sousa Portuguese Goalkeeper
Ricardo Figueira Portuguese Defender
Filipe Santos Portuguese Defender
Reinaldo Ventura Portuguese Forward
Ricardo Oliveira (Caio) Portuguese Forward
Reinaldo Garcia Argentinian Forward
Emanuel Garcia Argentinian Forward
Pedro Gil Spanish Forward
Franklim Pais Portuguese Coach
Ilídio Borges Pinto Portuguese Vice-president in charge of the section

Famous Players

  • Frankelim Pais
  • Tó Neves
  • Vítor Hugo
  • Realista
  • António Alves
  • Pedro Alves
  • Paulo Alves
  • António Livramento (manager)


  • European Champions Cup: 1985-86, 1989-90
  • European Cup Winners' Cup: 1981-82, 1982-83
  • CERS Cup: 1993-94, 1995-96
  • European Supercup: 1986-1987
  • Portuguese Championships:1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05
  • Portuguese Cups: 1982-83, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1995-96, 1997-98, 1998-99
  • Portuguese Supercup: 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 1997-98, 1999-2000


While not as popular as football or rink hockey, the celebrations of the 1998-99 titles were only passed by the celebrations of the Penta of the football team, as the previous victory in the championship was in 1968, after dominating the league in much of the 50s. To support costs, like in other clubs, the section also bears the name of a sponsor: FC Porto Vitalis.

2005-06 squad

Name Position
Ricardo Candeias Portuguese Goalkeeper
Hugo Laurentino Portuguese Goalkeeper
Ricardo Ribeiro Portuguese Left wing
Carlos Resende Portuguese Center left
Álvaro Rodrigues Portuguese Center left
Tomic Dusan Serbian Center right
Rui Rocha Portuguese Left wing
Manuel Arezes Portuguese Pivot
David Tavares Portuguese Right wing
Tiago Rocha Portuguese Pivot
Ricardo Moreira Portuguese Right wing
Sérgio Lopes Angolan Left wing/center left
Carlos Martingo Portuguese Center


  • National championship (11): 1953-54, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1967-68, 1998-99 and 2001-02
  • Professional Championship (2): 2002-03 and 2003-04
  • Portuguese cups (5): 1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79, 1979-80 and 1993-94
  • Portuguese supercups (4): 1994-95, 1999-00, 2000-01 and 2002-03
  • Portuguese league cups (2):2003-04 and 2004-05


2005-06 squad

Name H Position
Augusto Sobrinho Portuguese 1m90 *
Heshimu Evans North American 2m00 *
Paulo Cunha Portuguese 1m99 *
José Costa Portuguese 1m90 *
Rodrigo Mascarenhas Cape Verde - Naturalized Portuguese 1m98 *
Jimmy Mackey North American 1m90 *
Élvis Évora Portuguese 2m05 *
Ian Stanback North American - Naturalized Portuguese 2m00 *
Anastácio Sami Guinea - Naturalized Portuguese 2m07 *
Fábio Fernandes Portuguese 2m00 *
Sérgio Silva Portuguese 1m74 *
Gustavo Mota Portuguese 1m92 *


  • Professional league (3): 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99;
  • First Division (6): 1951-52, 1952-53, 1971-72, 1978-79, 1979-80 and 1982-83;
  • Second Divsion (2): 1947-48 and 1949-50;



External links

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