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Futebol Clube do Porto ( ) ( ), or FC Porto, Porto, or FCP for short, is one of the top Portuguesemarker sports clubs. It was founded in Portomarker in 1893.

FC Porto is an internationally lauded team in the world, with a national record of six international titles, becoming European and World Champions twice each in the 1987 and 2004 seasons. In 1987, FC Porto also gained the UEFA Supercup (another first for Portugal) and, in 2004, it brought Portugal's first UEFA Champions League trophy, making FC Porto the most successful club internationally in Portugal. In 1987, FC Porto became one of a few teams in the World to hold in possession three major international titles simultaneously (the only one in Portugal). Domestically they hold the best record of five titles in a row, having won the Portuguese Liga 24 times. Other titles won by the club include the Portuguese Cup 18 times and Portuguese Supercup 16 times (58 national titles).

The football home ground is the Estádio do Dragãomarker, which replaced the previous home, Estádio das Antasmarker, in 2003. A new multi-sport arena near the stadium was recently completed to harbour FC Porto's other sports such as the handball and basketball teams, which are regular contenders for the national titles and the roller hockey section, amongst the best in the sport worldwide. Supporters and players of the club are nicknamed Sportistas.

FC Porto was founded in the northern city of Portomarker on 28 September 1893 by wine-salesman António Nicolau de Almeida, who had his first contact with the game of football on one of his trips to Englandmarker. The club was revived in 1906 by Monteiro da Costa.

Commercially, the club has several stores called Loja Azul (Blue Store) scattered around the city, including two used with official supplier Nikemarker. Since 1994, a merchandising goods fair called Portomania is organized during the pre-season. FC Porto publishes 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 1980s.

FC Porto played in the Portuguese championship 74 times, playing 2048 games, winning 1333, drawing 375, losing 340, scoring 4542 goals, and conceding 1909, having 3342 points as of the end of the 2007–08 season. They were also one of the founding members of the now disbanded G-14.

The public company

After going public in 1998, FC Porto created several satellite companies around the club to improve its efficiency.
  • FCPorto - youth football, handball, ring hockey, athletics, club's magazine, etc.
  • FCPorto - Futebol SAD and FCPorto - Basquetebol SAD (professional football and basketball companies)
  • PortoEstádio (Estádio do Dragão stadium)
  • PortoMultimédia (official site and multimedia products)
  • PortoComercial (Merchandising)
  • PortoSeguro (Insurance)


The FCPorto SAD is listed in the Euronext Lisbon stock exchange.

Presidents

Nicolau de Almeida (first), Monteiro da Costa, Dummond Villares, Carmo Pacheco, Borges de Avelar, Henrique da Mesquita, Pinto de Faria, Neves Reis, Urgel Horta, Carlos Costa, Angelo César, Ferreira Alves, Júlio Ribeiro, Cesario Bonito, Paulo Pombo, Nascimento Cordeiro, Pinto Magalhães, Américo de Sá, Pinto da Costa (current).

History

FC Porto's first official trophy, the Union of the North Cup, was won in 1911. In the following years, it became one of the biggest clubs in Portugalmarker and went on to win the first national competition in the history of Portuguese football, the Campeonato da Liga 1934-35. Porto were always a struggling team after that championship, and went on to win only five championships in 41 years . But slightly before the new president Pinto da Costa took office, the history of Portuguese soccer saw a new title contestant, and a new European team. In the following years, Porto won 18 titles, 10 Portuguese cups, 15 Portuguese supercups, 1 European Champions Cup, and the new Champions League, 1 UEFA Cup, 1 European Super Cup, and 2 Intercontinental Cup.

Two of the biggest reasons for this change of fortunes were Pinto da Costa, who took control of Porto in 1982 and José Maria Pedroto whom he had brought back with him to manage the team. The duo quickly caused the team damage, with Pinto da Costa as football director and Pedroto as manager, winning two titles previously, and making controversial remarks about the centralization of Portuguese football, which caused them problems with the directing board, and consequently they left. After quitting, in 1982, Pinto da Costa ran for presidency and won, bringing back Pedroto. The following decades turned what was the third team in the overall history of Portuguese football into the biggest title winner of the past 30 years. Since 1982, Porto has won 17 titles, achieving the record Penta (five leagues in a row) in 1999 and since 1976 never finished below 3rd place, 11 Portuguese cups, and has a majority of Supercups, having won 15 out of a possible 30.

Honours

National

Portuguese Liga :

Portuguese Cup :
  • Winners (14 titles) - 1955–56, 1957–58, 1967–68, 1976–77, 1983–84, 1987–88, 1990–91, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2008–09


Portuguese SuperCup
  • Winners (16 titles) (Record) - 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009


International

European Cup/Champions' League :

European Super Cup

Intercontinental Cup

UEFA Cup

League and Cup performances

Recent seasons

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Records

  • Participations in the Portuguese main division: 72
  • Games played: 1988
  • Games won: 1287
  • Games drawn: 369
  • Games lost: 332
  • Goals scored: 4427 (average 2.23 per game)
  • Goals conceded: 1876 (average 0.94 per game)
  • Best position: Champion (24times)
  • Worst position: 9th (1969-70)
  • Season with more points: 67 in 1990-91 (2 points per win) and 86 in 2002-03 (3 points per win)
  • Player with most games: João Domingos Pinto with 407
  • Player with most goals: Fernando Gomes with 288
  • Manager with most games: Pedroto with 236
Season
Div.
Pos.
Pl.
W
D
L
GS
GA
P
Cup
Europe
Coach(es)
1999–00
1D
2
34 22 7 5
66 26 73
Winner
UEFA Champions League - Quarter-Finals
Fernando Santos
2000–01
1D
2
34 24 4 6
73 27 76
Winner
UEFA Cup - Quarter-Finals
Fernando Santos
2001–02
1D
3
34 21 5 8
66 34 68
Quarter-finals
UEFA Champions League - 2nd Group Stage
Octávio Machado, José Mourinho
2002–03
1D
1
34 27 5 2
73 26 86
Winner
UEFA Cup - Winner
José Mourinho
2003–04
1D
1
34 25 7 2
63 19 82
Final
UEFA Champions League - Winner

UEFA Super Cup - Runner Up
José Mourinho
2004–05
1D
2
34 17 11 6
39 26 62
Last 32
UEFA Champions League - Last 16

UEFA Super Cup - Runner-up

Intercontinental Cup - Winner
Luigi del Neri, Víctor Fernández, José Couceiro
2005–06
1D
1
34 24 7 3
54 16 79
Winner
UEFA Champions League - Group Stage
Co Adriaanse
2006–07
1D
1
30 22 3 5
65 20 69
4th Round
UEFA Champions League - Last 16
Jesualdo Ferreira
2007–08
1D
1
30 24 3 3
60 13 69*
Final
UEFA Champions League - Last 16
Jesualdo Ferreira
2008–09
1D
1
30 21 7 2
61 18 70
Winner
UEFA Champions League - Quarter-Finals
Jesualdo Ferreira


International titles

1984 - Cup Winners'Cup



1987 - European Champions Cup

When Pinto da Costa joined as president, FC Porto was the only club from the "Big Three" without European honours, but that quickly changed. The first final was played against Juventusfor 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 2–1victory over Bayern Munichin the European Cup 1986–87.The following year, Porto won the European Super Cupagainst AFC Ajax, and the Intercontinental Cupagainst Peñarol, making them the first Portuguese winners of the two cups.

1988–2002

The following 16 years saw Porto as a midrange team - often in the final 16, but not progressing much 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 a heavy loss (3–0) at the hands of Johann Cruyff's FC Barcelona at the Nou Campmarker.

2003 - UEFA Cup

In 2003, under the guidance of José Mourinho, Porto made a UEFA Cup run, concluding with a victory in the final against Celtic in Sevillemarker, Spainmarker.

2004 - Champions League

The following season set a greater challenge, but despite a slow start which included a 1–3 loss against Real Madrid, Porto never lost again in the Champions League, relegating Olympique de Marseille to the UEFA Cup (where they reached the final), drawing with Manchester United at Old Traffordmarker in the dying minutes of play to go through on aggregate, and beating Olympique Lyonnais and Deportivo La Coruña.Porto beat AS Monaco 3–0 in the Final, played in Arena AufSchalkemarker in Germanymarker.Porto's UEFA Champions Leaguewinning line-up for their spectacular cup-run was: Vítor Baía, Nuno Valente, Ricardo Carvalho, Jorge Costa(c), Paulo Ferreira, Costinha, Maniche, Pedro Mendes, Deco(Pedro Emanuel), Derlei(Benni McCarthy), and Carlos Alberto(Dmitri Alenichev).



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

Even after the departure of José Mourinhoto Chelsea, the club kept winning at the international level. On 12 December 2004, Porto won the last-held Intercontinental Cup, by beating Once Caldas from Colombiamarker 8–7 in a penalty shoot-out.

Stadium

Main Entrance
Porto's home games are played at Estádio do Dragão ( ) in Porto. Built as a replacement for FC Porto's old ground, Estadio das Antasmarker, and as a venue for UEFA Euro 2004, Estádio do Dragão has an all-seated capacity of 50,399.The stadium's name is derived from the presence of a dragonon the crest of Porto, which is also the nickname of Porto fans.

Designed by Manuel Salgado and built by the Grupo Amorim, it cost €97.755.318, of which €18.430.956 was supported by the Portuguesemarker taxpayers.To support costs, each stand carries one or two sponsor names, EDPfor the south end, TMNand SAPO ADSLin the east stands, PTand Meofor the west stands, and finally Coca-Colain the north stands. Away fans are placed in the left corner of the North stand, while Porto supporter groups ("SuperDragões"and "Colectivo Ultras 95") are at each end, although initially both groups were in the South stand. Sony's IP cameras enable around-the-clock surveillance at FC Porto [26105]as a security measure.

Current squad

Out on loan

Liga Sagres:

Superleague Formula

F.C.Portohas a team in the Superleague Formula race car series where football teams lend their name to cars. Alan Docking Racingand Hitech Racinghave operated the car. Ex Champ Car World Seriesdriver Tristan Gommendyhas drove the Porto car for most of the races, gaining 2 wins. Álvaro Parentedrove the F.C. Porto car at 1 round at the Estoril Circuit, gaining 1 home win for the club.

Other sports



Notes and references



External links



Stage
Opponent
Home
Away
1st Round
Dinamo Zagreb
1–0
1–2
2nd Round
Rangers
1–0
1–2
1/4
Shakhtar Donetsk
3–2
1–1
1/2
Aberdeen
1–0
1-0
Final
Juventus
1-2
Stage
Opponent
Home
Away
1/16
Rabat Ajax
9–0
1–0
1/8
Vítkovice
3–0
0–1
1/4
Brøndby
1–0
1–1
1/2
Dynamo Kyiv
2–1
2–1
Final
Bayern Munich
2–1
Stage
Opponent
Home
Away
1/64
Polonia Warszawa
6–0
0–2
1/32
Austria Wien
2–0
1–0
1/16
Lens
3–0
0–1
1/8
Denizlispor
6–1
2–2
1/4
Panathinaikos
0–1
2–0
1/2
Lazio
4–1
0–0
Final
Celtic
3–2
Stage
Opponent
Home
Away
Group stage
Partizan Belgrade
2–1
1–1
Group stage
Real Madrid
1–3
1–1
Group stage
Marseille
1–0
3–2
1/8
Manchester United
2–1
1–1
1/4
Lyon
2–0
2–2
1/2
Deportivo La Coruña
0–0
1–0
Final
AS Monaco
3–0

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