Vitória Setúbal

Vitória de Setúbal
Vitória F.C. logo.png
Full nameVitória Futebol Clube[1]
Founded20 November 1910
GroundEstádio do Bonfim
Capacity21,530 / 18,728 (UEFA)
ChairmanVítor Hugo Valente
ManagerLito Vidigal
LeaguePrimeira Liga
2017–18Primeira Liga, 14th
WebsiteClub website

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.

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.

History[]

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]

Stadium[]

Vitória plays at the Estádio do Bonfim, which was inaugurated in 1962 and has a capacity of 18,964.[12]

Aerial view of the stadium

Honours[]

Source:[13]

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

Players[]

Current squad[]

As of 3 August 2018

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

No. Position Player
1 Portugal GK Cristiano
2 Brazil DF Cascardo
4 Portugal DF Artur Jorge
5 Portugal DF Mano
7 Brazil FW Victor Veloso
8 Portugal MF Nuno Valente
9 Portugal FW Alex Freitas
10 Brazil MF Éber
11 Portugal MF Costinha
13 Portugal DF Vasco Fernandes
14 Portugal DF Pedro Pinto
15 Portugal MF Rúben Micael
16 Portugal DF André Sousa
20 Portugal MF Hildeberto Pereira
No. Position Player
21 Portugal DF Nuno Pinto
23 Guinea-Bissau FW Frédéric Mendy
27 Portugal MF André Pedrosa
28 Brazil GK Milton Raphael
29 Portugal MF José Semedo
30 Nigeria MF Mikel Agu (on loan from Porto)
33 Brazil FW Allef
40 Portugal DF Baba Fernandes
44 Portugal MF Luís Cortez
45 Guinea-Bissau FW Valdu Té
87 Portugal FW Zequinha
95 South Africa FW Kermit Erasmus
96 Portugal GK Joel (on loan from Manchester United[14])
99 Venezuela FW Jhonder Cádiz

Out on loan[]

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

No. Position Player

References[]

  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.
  3. ^ Jorge Miguel Teixeira (11 August 1999). "Portugal 1934–35". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  4. ^ Paulo Claro (12 February 2015). "Portugal – List of Cup Winners". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 18 November 2015.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  9. ^ "Portugal 1973-74". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Vitoria Setubal : History 1975 to date". statto.com. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Portugal Cup 2004/05". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013.
  12. ^ "Vitória Setúbal FC: Estádio de Bonfim". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Archived from the original on 31 March 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  13. ^ "Vitória Setúbal: Trophies". Soccerway. Perform. Archived from the original on 2 November 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Joel Pereira joins Vitoria Setubal on loan". www.manutd.com. Retrieved 2018-08-03.

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