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Encyclopedia > S.C. Braga
Sporting Braga
Full name Sporting Clube de Braga
Nickname(s) Os Arsenalistas (The Arsenalists)
Founded 1921
Ground Estádio AXA,
Braga
(AXA Stadium)
Capacity 30,154
Chairman António Salvador
Manager Jorge Costa
League BWINLIGA
2006-07 Liga, 4th
Home colours
Away colours

Sporting Clube de Braga (pron. IPA: ['spɔɾtĩg 'klub(ɨ) dɨ 'bɾagɐ]) is a Portuguese sports club, from the city of Braga, that was founded in 1921. Portuguese club Sporting Braga have been known as Arsenal do Minho -'Minho's Arsenal'- ever since former coach Josef Szabo returned from a match at Highbury in the 1930s and convinced his old team to ditch green in favour of red and white sleeves (Sporting even renamed their youth team Arsenal do Braga). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Estádio Municipal de Braga (English: Braga Municipal Stadium) is a football stadium in Braga, Portugal, with an all-seated capacity of 30,154, built in 2003 as the new home for local club SC Braga, and as a 2004 UEFA European Football Championship venue. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ... Rungnado May Day Stadium is the worlds largest football stadium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Jorge Paulo Costa Almeida, born 14 October 1971 in Oporto, Portugal is a professional footballer. ... The Portuguese Liga (pron. ... The 2006-2007 season of Portuguese football started after the 2006 FIFA World Cup. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Look up pronunciation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... A sports club, athletics club or sports association is an eclectic institution oriented to multiple sports, which fields many teams and has varied sports departments in several sports, working under the same umbrella organization. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Historical province of Minho Minho is a historical province of Portugal. ...


Its football team plays at the Braga Municipal Stadium, which was built for Euro 2004. The current manager of Braga is Jorge Costa. The club is now becoming one of Portugal's most successful clubs afer the Big Three and they have been known to eliminate many clubs in major competitions. A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Estádio Municipal de Braga, entrance Estádio Municipal de Braga, inside Estádio Municipal de Braga (English: Braga Municipal Stadium—not used) is a football stadium in Braga, Portugal, with an all-seated capacity of 30,359, built in 2003 as the new home for the club Sporting Braga... The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called Euro 2004, was held in Portugal between June 12 and July 4, 2004. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ... Jorge Paulo Costa Almeida, born 14 October 1971 in Oporto, Portugal is a professional footballer. ... The big three (os três grandes) is the nickname of the three most powerful sports clubs in Portugal. ...

Contents

History

Minho rivalry

Aside from the loyalty of the supporters, which earned the Arsenalistas (Arsenalists) as a big part of Portuguese Football culture this is a match that both sets or fans are always waiting for. This match is more than Football it is a way people from the north view other cities. Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The derby goes back before Football when the City of Braga was the ancient capital of Galicia and Guimaraes who was led by the first Portuguese King named Afonso I of Portugal was one of Portugal's biggest cities. It was said that Galicia soldiers from Braga who were not yet part of the Kingdom of Portugal invaded Guimaraes killing and slaughtering the entire city. Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ... There are two well-known places called Galicia: Galicia, one of Spains autonomous communities. ... Guimarães is a city in northwestern Portugal, in the province of Minho, and in Braga district. ... Afonso I, King of Portugal (English Alphonzo or Alphonse), more commonly known as Afonso Henriques (pron. ... There are two well-known places called Galicia: Galicia, one of Spains autonomous communities. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ... Anthem: O Hino da Carta (from 1834) The Kingdom of Portugal in 1561 Capital Lisbon¹ Language(s) Portuguese Religion Roman Catholic Government Monarchy King  - 1139-1185 Afonso I  - 1908-1910 Manuel II History  - Established 26 July, 1139  - Peninsular War 1808-1814  - Brazilian suzerainty 1815  - Brazilian independence October 12, 1822  - Revolution...


The derby is one of Portugal's most intense derby and children under 13 are restricted from entering unless an adult is with them.


Over the past years Braga has been the better side but no matter their league postions or what league they play in regardless if the 1st of 2nd this derby is one of Portugal's most watched and one of the most underrated. The derby can not be simplified but in a sense intensived when adding all the aspects of Football mixed with Culture this derby is simply a way of life to the fans in a poll in Braga 74.1% rather see their club get relegated than lose to Vitoria SC. Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ... Vitória Sport Clube is a Portuguese football club based in the city of Guimarães, located 40 km north of Oporto. ...


Braga celebrate the cup

In 1966 the citizens of Braga were at an all time high as Braga won the Portuguese Cup. This came as a surprise, as not even the people of Braga expected their club to win. This was the first time Braga had won an honour. Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ... The Portuguese Cup or, more correctly, Cup of Portugal (Port. ...


The Ferreira years

Jesualdo Ferreira is an icon at Braga as he led the club to glory as they reached 4th in the Portuguese Superliga. Many fans were hurt when Ferreira left, many fans even went as far as to call him a traitor, but nonetheless Ferreira led the club to a high finish in the league, which led Braga to enter European competitions. Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ... The Portuguese Liga (pron. ...


Ferreira left for Boavista FC, the club that many Braga fans consider arch-rivals for the UEFA slot in the competition. At Braga, Ferreira was known as "The Professor" for his tactical decisions when deciding the starting line-up that led Braga to 4th place. Boavista Futebol Clube (pron. ...


Miklos Feher was a key part while at Braga. He managed an impressive record of 26 matches and 14 goals in the 2000/2001 season for Sporting Braga. He then pursued his dreams when he arrived in Lisbon to play for Benfica, although Miklos' dream would be short as he died from a heart-attack on the field. Miklós Miki Fehér (July 20, 1979–January 25, 2004) was a Hungarian football player. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisboa  - Subregion Grande Lisboa  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Carmona Rodrigues  - Party PSD Area 84. ... Benfica is a civil parish of the Portuguese capital, Lisboa (Lisbon). ...


João Vieira Pinto

The arrival of João Vieira Pinto marked a turning point for Braga. João Vieira Pinto previously played for rivals Boavista FC where he played a major part for the squad. He also played for SL Benfica where he was at his best. Upon his arrival to Braga, fans of the club throughout the world were in amazed when João Vieira Pinto signed for Braga once again proving that Braga will be a force to be reckoned with. João Manuel Vieira Pinto, CavIH, pron. ... Boavista Futebol Clube (pron. ... Benfica redirects here. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ...


Close to best:Paulo Santos

When Braga defender Andrés Madrid deflected the ball in for an own goal, goalkeeper Paulo Santos had been beaten for the first time in 595 minutes, just 40 minutes short of the record set by legendary SL Benfica goalkeeper Manuel Bento. It is perhaps unfortunate that the only other time he had conceded this season, FK Crvena Zvezda claimed the away goal that ended Braga's UEFA Cup campaign at the first round for the second year running. Paulo Santos may refer to: Paulo Jorge Silva Santos (born 1972), a Portuguese footballer commonly known as “Paulo Santos” Paulo Almeida dos Santos, a Brazilian footballer commonly known as “Paulo Almeida” Paulo Cesar Leite dos Santos, a Brazilian martial artist commonly known as “Mestre Pintor” Paulo Jorge dos Santos Futre... Benfica redirects here. ... Manuel Galrinho Bento (born in Golegã, 25 June 1948, died in Barreiro, 1 March 2007), commonly known just by Bento (pron. ... Fudbalski Klub Crvena Zvezda (Фудбалски клуб Црвена звезда, commonly known in English as Red Star) is one of the two major association football teams in Belgrade, the capital city... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ... The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ...


The new stadium

Estádio AXA, entrance

Braga currently plays at the Estádio AXA stadium. Many fans were hoping it would bring the team good luck and that it did, as Braga has been finishing in the top-half of the table in recent years. Image File history File links Description: en: Stadium in Braga, Portugal. ... Image File history File links Description: en: Stadium in Braga, Portugal. ... Estádio Municipal de Braga (English: Braga Municipal Stadium) is a football stadium in Braga, Portugal, with an all-seated capacity of 30,154, built in 2003 as the new home for local club SC Braga, and as a 2004 UEFA European Football Championship venue. ... Estádio Municipal de Braga (English: Braga Municipal Stadium) is a football stadium in Braga, Portugal, with an all-seated capacity of 30,154, built in 2003 as the new home for local club SC Braga, and as a 2004 UEFA European Football Championship venue. ...


It has one of the most spectacular settings of any stadium in the world, as it is carved out of the Monte Castro hillside overlooking the city of Braga. The enormous earthmoving process contributed heavily to its €83.1 million cost, more than any other EURO 2004 venue except for the new Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, which has more than twice the capacity of the new Braga stadium. The architect for the project was Eduardo Souto de Moura. The emblem of Benfica at the entrance to the stadium The Estádio da Luz (pron. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisboa  - Subregion Grande Lisboa  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Carmona Rodrigues  - Party PSD Area 84. ... Eduardo Elisio Machado Souto de Moura (b. ...


Unlike most major stadiums, AXA has stands only on the two sides of the field; the two end zones are backed with rock walls left behind from the construction process. The two stands are covered with a canopy-style roof which are connected by multiple steel strings over the pitch, inspired by ancient South American Inca bridges.


The stadium was inaugurated on 30 December 2003 with Braga beating Celta de Vigo 1-0. is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Real Club Celta de Vigo is a Spanish football team from Vigo in Galicia. ...


Fans of Braga

The fans of SC Braga are known as Arsenalistas due to their never-say-die attitude. Many of Braga fans are known for their crazy antics such as throwing flares in the field to get their players pumped up. Assistance record was beaten in May 2007 against Belenenses, the game that gives Braga 4th place in the League.


Symbols and Europe

The emblem of Sporting Braga is the city of Braga's shield with Mother Mary and baby Jesus. On the top of the emblem is the Royal Crown of Braga, with the name Sporting Clube de Braga on it. Many fans of SC Braga have said that Mother Mary gives them luck. Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ...


Back in the 60's and 70's Braga began to climb up the league ladder and eventually participated in the UEFA Competitions. The club is also participating in the 2006/2007 UEFA Cup with the help from former manager Jesualdo Ferreira. The team is also expecting a top three finish in the 20062007 season. Braga finished fifth in his first full season and brought UEFA Cup football to the Municipal stadium. Then last term they challenged for the championship until the penultimate round, ending fourth. Manuel Jesualdo Ferreira (born May 24, 1946) is a Portuguese football (soccer) manager. ... The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ...


Braga's success was thanks to Jesualdo's astute management of his human resources. His pragmatic tactics also paid dividends, skills acquired in a varied career taking in spells with CF Estrela Amadora and the Moroccan Army team FAR Rabat, plus four years with the Portugal Under-21 side. Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora (pron. ... FAR Rabat is a Moroccan football club based in the Moroccos capital Rabat. ...


He is a level-headed character. Musing on the end of Braga's extraordinary run of clean sheets, Jesualdo said: "It was a pity the first goal we conceded this season came from an own goal, as I would have preferred a great goal. But I always also said that, on the day it happened, the priority would be to win the match. It was a record that did not matter much. It was earned by a team which did not concede goals, but without meaning we have a defensive philosophy."


Braga, who owe their Sporting Club tag to the better known Lisboetas, after whom they were named, changed their kits from green-and-white hoops to their Arsenal-style red in 1920 when their then coach Jozef Szabo,following a trip to England, ordered the club to adopt new colours to establish their own identity. If the Arsenalistas continue to fire as they have done so far this term, a UEFA Champions League meeting with their namesakes next season could be a reality. Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... The UEFA Champions League (also known as the European Cup, UCL, CE1, C1[1] or CL) is a seasonal club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ...


Season of change

As Jesualdo Ferreira left Braga for rivals Boavista FC, Portuguese up and coming manager Carlos Carvalhal became manager of the club, after a poor start to the 2006/2007 season where Braga lost to AZ Alkmaar in the UEFA Cup despite crushing Czech Republic Champion Slovan Liberec 4-0 where a week prior Slovan Liberec drew with UEFA Cup champions Sevilla FC 0-0 in Spain and a 4-1 loss to Madeira side CS Marítimo proved to be the end of his season despite success in Europe's intense competitions with an overall acore of 3-2 against Italian club Chievo Verona. Manuel Jesualdo Ferreira (born May 24, 1946) is a Portuguese football (soccer) manager. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ... Boavista Futebol Clube (pron. ... AZ Alkmaar is a football club from Alkmaar, the Netherlands. ... The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... FC Slovan Liberec is a Czech football club based in city of Liberec. ... FC Slovan Liberec is a Czech football club based in city of Liberec. ... The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... Sevilla Fútbol Club is a Spanish professional football club that play in the top-flight Spanish La Liga championship. ... Motto Das ilhas, as mais belas e livres(Portuguese) Of all islands, the most beautiful and free Anthem A Portuguesa(national) Hino da Região Autónoma da Madeira(local) Capital (and largest city) Funchal Official languages Portuguese Government Autonomous region  -  President Alberto João Jardim Establishment  -  Settled 1420   -  Autonomy... Club Sport Marítimo commonly shortened to CS Marítimo and just Marítimo (pron. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Associazione Calcio Chievo Verona is an Italian football club named after a minor suburb of Verona and owned by Paluani, a cakes company and the inspiration for their original name, Paluani Chievo. ...


Somewhat unexpectedly, Carvalhal resigned and was replaced with Rogério Gonçalves with former Portugal captain Jorge Costa as assistant manager of the club. Jorge Paulo Costa Almeida, born 14 October 1971 in Oporto, Portugal is a professional footballer. ...


Rogério Gonçalves first game in charge couldn't have gone better with a 3-1 over SL Benfica and a week after a draw against UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup Champion's Sevilla FC in the intense Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. Benfica redirects here. ... The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... The European Super Cup is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup and the Champions League. ... Sevilla Fútbol Club is a Spanish professional football club that play in the top-flight Spanish La Liga championship. ... The Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán is a stadium in Seville, Spain. ...


After a 1-0 away defeat to União de Leiria in a league match on the 18th February 2007, manager Rogério Golçalves resigned, one day afterwards. SC Braga president announced on the same day that assistant manager and former Portuguese international Jorge Costa would be in charge until the end of the 2006/2007 season. As Costa's first game Braga beat Parma FC 2-0. União Desportiva de Leiria, known simply as União de Leiria (pron. ... Jorge Paulo Costa Almeida, born 14 October 1971 in Oporto, Portugal is a professional footballer. ... Parma Football Club (formerly Parma Associazione Calcio) is an Italian football club based in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, nicknamed the Crociati (Crusaders) and the Gialloblu (Yellow-Blues). ...


They then played Tottenham Hotspur, where they lost 6-4 on aggregate in the last 16, however they where not favourites to win and after this result attentions have been focused on the UEFA Champions League. Tottenham Hotspur F.C. is a North London association football team, also known by the nickname Spurs. ... The UEFA Champions League (also known as the European Cup, UCL, CE1, C1[1] or CL) is a seasonal club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ...


Braga eventually finished fourth in the league for the third successive time, just pipping Belenenses by a point on the last day. Clube de Futebol «Os Belenenses», usually known simply as Belenenses (pron. ...


During the summer of June 2007 it was presented that AXA would be the clubs sponsors in a multi-Million doller deal in where the name of the stadium was changed to Estádio AXA, with this being the first in Portugal. Not to be confused with Sun Life Financial. ... Estádio Municipal de Braga (English: Braga Municipal Stadium) is a football stadium in Braga, Portugal, with an all-seated capacity of 30,154, built in 2003 as the new home for local club SC Braga, and as a 2004 UEFA European Football Championship venue. ...


Present

Current squad 2007/08

As of 21 July, 2007

No. Position Player
1 GK Paulo Santos
2 DF João Pereira
3 DF Paulo Jorge
5 MF Roberto Brum
6 MF Bruno Tiago
8 MF Hussain Yasser Abdulrahman
9 FW João Tomás
10 FW João Pinto
11 FW Philco
12 GK Dani Mallo
13 DF Carlos Fernandes
14 MF Castanheira
15 FW Wender
17 DF Frechaut
No. Position Player
18 MF Zé Manuel
19 MF Jair Baylón
21 FW César Peixoto
22 DF Anilton Júnior
23 MF Andres Madrid
25 MF Karim Kazeem
28 DF Alberto Rodríguez
30 FW Orlando Sá
31 GK Paweł Kieszek
37 GK Ricardo
70 FW Lenny
88 MF Vandinho
89 MF Stélvio
FW Jaílson

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Hussain Yasser ( born on January 19, 1984) is a Qatari footballer striker who plays for Al Rayyan in the Q-League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... João Henrique Pataco Tomás (born on 27 May 1975, in Oliveira do Bairro, Portugal) is a Portuguese footballer, playing as a striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... João Manuel Vieira Pinto, CavIH, pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Halleson Tiago Barbosa Honorato, also known as Philco, is a Brazilian footballer from Iguaçu, Brazil born on February 4, 1989 that currently plays for SC Braga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... A goalkeeper. ... Daniel Mallo Castro (born January 25, 1979 in A Coruna, Spain) is a soccer player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Carlos Fernandes fullname Carlos Miguel Brandão Fernandes (born 5 May 1978) is a Portuguese football (soccer) defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Vítor Ilídio Castanheira Penas, born in Chaves, Portugal on September 7, 1977 and known as Castanheira, is a Portuguese footballer who currently plays for SC Braga in the Superliga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nuno Miguel Barreto Frechaut (born 24 September 1977) is a Portuguese football defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... 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The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Paulo César Silva Peixoto, born 12 May 1980 in Guimarães, Portugal is a professional footballer now playing for Portuguese side FC Porto. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... José Anilton Júnior is a Brazilian Centerback who plays for SC Braga in the BWINLIGA. He was born in Penedo, Brazil and former clubs are Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano and CD Aves. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Andres Madrid is an Argentinean soccer player from Mar del Plata, Argentina and he plays in SC Braga in Braga, Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Karim Kazeem is a Football player who currently plays as a Midfeilder for SC Braga in the BWINLIGA. He was born in Nigeria and played for Fulham FC Reserves with him being expected to move up to the seniors he joined SC Braga instead after a successful loan spell at... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alberto Junior Rodríguez Valdelomar or otherwise known as Alberto Rodriguez Born in Lima Peru is a International Football player for Peru and Sporting de Braga in the Superliga. ... 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Summer Squad Changes for 2007/08 season

In:

Out: Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Paweł Kieszek (born April 16, 1984 in Poland) is the first-choice goalkeeper for Polonia Warszawa. ... Polonia Stadium - Main stand as viewed from the Kamienna stand Polonia Stadium - Kamienna stand - view from the south gates Polonia Warszawa is a Polish, the oldest Warsaw, sports club with football and basketball teams, founded in 1911 and based in Warsaw, Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Paulo César Silva Peixoto, born 12 May 1980 in Guimarães, Portugal is a professional footballer now playing for Portuguese side FC Porto. ... FC Porto emblem (Larger version) Futebol Clube do Porto (short: FC Porto, FCP) is a Portuguese sports club, best known for its football section. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... José Manuel da Silva Fernandes (born 22 February 1975), commonly known as Ze Manuel, is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Boavista FC, wearing jersey number 7. ... Boavista Futebol Clube (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... Jair Jairzinho Julio Baylón Iglesias is a Peruvian footballer who currently plays for SC Braga and Peru national football team. ... Alianza Lima is a Peruvian professional football club based in Lima. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Roberto Brum Vallado or simply known as Roberto Brum (born on July 7, 1978) is a Brazilian football player from São Gonçalo, Brazil. ... Académica de Coimbra may refer to: Associação Académica de Coimbra (Coimbra Academic Association), the students union of the University of Coimbra that comprises several sports and cultural sections, and autonomous organizations, in Coimbra, Portugal Associação Académica de Coimbra - O.A.F., an autonomous professional football... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Halleson Tiago Barbosa Honorato, also known as Philco, is a Brazilian footballer from Iguaçu, Brazil born on February 4, 1989 that currently plays for SC Braga. ... Atlético Paranaense is a Brazilian football team from Curitiba in Paraná, founded on March 26, 1924. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lenny Fernandes Coelho. ... Fluminense Football Club is a Brazilian multimodality sportive association from Rio de Janeiro, founded on July 21, 1902. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... João Henrique Pataco Tomás (born on 27 May 1975, in Oliveira do Bairro, Portugal) is a Portuguese footballer, playing as a striker. ... Rayyan Club (Arabic: نادي الريان) is a Qatari professional football (soccer) club that plays in the Qatar League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Karim Kazeem is a Football player who currently plays as a Midfeilder for SC Braga in the BWINLIGA. He was born in Nigeria and played for Fulham FC Reserves with him being expected to move up to the seniors he joined SC Braga instead after a successful loan spell at... Fulham Football Club (FFC) is a football team based in Fulham, London. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... José Anilton Júnior is a Brazilian Centerback who plays for SC Braga in the BWINLIGA. He was born in Penedo, Brazil and former clubs are Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano and CD Aves. ... Clube Desportivo das Aves (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Qatar. ... Hussain Yasser ( born on January 19, 1984) is a Qatari footballer striker who plays for Al Rayyan in the Q-League. ... Manchester City F.C. is a football club based in Manchester, United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... João Pereira fullname João Pedro da Silva Pereira (born February 25, 1984 in Lisbon) is a Portuguese football (soccer) player who currently plays for Portuguese side SC Braga. ... Gil Vicente Futebol Clube (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Jaílson Alexandre Alves dos Santos or simply Jaílson (born June 16, 1981 in Caruaru), is a Brazilian Attacking Midfielder. ... Sport Lisboa e Benfica (commonly referred to as simply SL Benfica, Benfica or Benfica Lisbon) is a football club based in Lisbon, Portugal. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Maciel Lima Barbosa da Cunha or otherwise known as Maciel is a Brazilian Football striker player for Sporting de Braga. ... FC Porto emblem (Larger version) Futebol Clube do Porto (short: FC Porto, FCP) is a Portuguese sports club, best known for its football section. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mozambique. ... Martinho Martins Mukana or also known as Paíto (born 5 July 1982 in Maputo, Mozambique) is a Portuguese footballer from who currently plays for Sporting de Braga in the Portuguese Superliga on loan from RCD Mallorca. ... Real Club Deportivo Mallorca is a Spanish football team from Palma. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Diego da Silva Costa (born 7 October 1988 in Lagarto, Sergipe) is a Brazilian football striker. ... Club Atl tico de Madrid is a Spanish football team from Madrid. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Carlos César dos Santos or Césinha is a Brazilian footballer from Santa Cruz, Brazil and currently plays for Sporting de Braga. ... FC Rapid logo Fotbal Club Rapid Bucureşti is a football club of Bucharest, Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Marcin Chmiest (born February 12, 1979 in Kraków) is a Polish footballer (forward) who plays who plays for SC Braga, on loan from Odra Wodzisław Śląski. ... Odra Wodzisław is a Polish football club based in Wodzisław Śląski, Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Ricardo Alberto Medeiro Chaves (also known as Ricardo Chaves) is a Portuguese footballer from Chaves, Portugal, born on October 27, 1977. ... Vitória Futebol Clube is a Portuguese sports club from Setúbal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... José Carlos Santos da Silva or commonly known as Zé Carlos (born 19 March 1975) is a Brazilian football striker. ... APOEL FC (Greek: ΑΠΟΕΛ) is a Cypriot football club, playing in Nicosia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Rinaldo Francisco de Lima or also known as Nem is a Brazilian footballer who was born in Recife, Brazil on January 19, 1973. ... Paraná Clube is a Brazilian football (soccer) team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Luis Filipe Ângelo Rodrigues Fernandes (born June 14, 1979) is a Portuguese footballer for SC Braga. ... Benfica is a civil parish of the Portuguese capital, Lisboa (Lisbon). ...

Notable players

 Portugal
 Croatia
  • Mladen Karoglan
 Brazil
  • Elpídio Silva
 Argentina
  • Andrés Madrid
 Hungary
 Israel
 Montenegro
  • Andrija Delibašić
 Sweden

Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Vítor Ilídio Castanheira Penas, born in Chaves, Portugal on September 7, 1977 and known as Castanheira, is a Portuguese footballer who currently plays for SC Braga in the Superliga. ... Hugo Leal is a Portuguese soccer player who currently plays for SC Braga in the Portuguese SuperLiga. ... Joaquim Manuel Sampaio Silva, OIH, known as Quim, (pron. ... Paulo Santos (pron. ... João Manuel Vieira Pinto, CavIH, pron. ... João Henrique Pataco Tomás (born on 27 May 1975, in Oliveira do Bairro, Portugal) is a Portuguese footballer, playing as a striker. ... Ricardo Sérgio Rocha Azevedo commonly known as Ricardo Rocha (born 3 October 1978 in Santo Tirso) is a Portuguese football defender, currently plays for SL Benfica. ... Hugo Leal is a Portuguese soccer player who currently plays for SC Braga in the Portuguese SuperLiga. ... Tiago Cardoso Mendes, OIH, better known just by Tiago (pron. ... Luis Filipe Ângelo Rodrigues Fernandes (born June 14, 1979) is a Portuguese footballer for SC Braga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Elpídio Pereira da Silva Filho (born July 19, 1975) also simply known as Silva, is a Brazilan footballer who plays in the role of a striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Andrés David Madrid (born July 29, 1981) is an Argentine football player from Mar del Plata, currently playing for SC Braga in Braga, Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Feher after falling unconscious Miklós Miki Fehér (Tatabánya, July 20, 1979 – Guimarães, January 25, 2004) was a Hungarian football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Eli Ohana (Hebrew: אלי אוחנה), (born February 1, 1964) is an Israeli football manager and currently the manager of the Hapoel Kfar Saba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Montenegro. ... Anthem Oj, svijetla majska zoro Oh, Bright Dawn of May Montenegro() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Podgorica Official languages Serbian (Ijekavian dialect)1 Demonym Montenegrin Government Republic  -  President Filip Vujanović  -  Prime Minister Željko Å turanović Independence due to the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro   -  Declared June 3, 2006... Andrija DelibaÅ¡ić (Serbian Cyrillic: Андрија Делибашић) (born April 24, 1981,in NikÅ¡ić, Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia), is a Montenegrin football striker from NikÅ¡ić. DelibaÅ¡ić started his professional career at FK Partizan, where he played for 3 and a half seasons from 2000 to December 2003. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Johnny Rödlund (born December 22, 1971) is a Swedish soccer player. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Notable coaches

Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Manuel Ventura Cajuda dos Santos (born Olhão, 27 June 1951) is a Portuguese football manager who has enjoyed little success as player, but has managed several teams in the Portuguese Football Championship since the late 1980s, including Belenenses, Sporting Braga, União Leiria and Marítimo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Manuel Jesualdo Ferreira (born May 24, 1946) is a Portuguese football (soccer) manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Jorge Paulo Costa Almeida, born 14 October 1971 in Oporto, Portugal is a professional footballer. ...

Honors

The Portuguese Cup or, more correctly, Cup of Portugal (Port. ... The Portuguese SuperCup Cândido de Oliveira (Port. ...

League and Cup History

The club has 51 presences at the top level of Portuguese football. Its best classification are seven 4th places.


The table below shows the club's performance since its first presence in the 1st Division in the 1947/1948 season.

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Notes
1947-1948 1D 13 26 6 4 16 47 69 16
1948-1949 1D 8 26 11 2 13 39 54 24
1949-1950 1D 8 26 11 2 13 52 53 24 not held
1950-1951 1D 7 26 10 5 11 42 57 25
1951-1952 1D 8 26 8 5 13 32 49 21
1952-1953 1D 13 26 8 2 16 37 58 18
1953-1954 1D 5 26 12 4 10 54 36 28
1954-1955 1D 5 26 12 5 9 52 42 29
1955-1956 1D 14 26 5 3 18 36 84 13 relegated
1956-1957 2D ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? promoted
1957-1958 1D 5 26 9 7 10 51 52 25
1958-1959 1D 7 26 9 6 11 48 51 24
1959-1960 1D 12 26 6 8 12 24 39 20
1960-1961 1D 13 26 8 3 15 41 62 19 relegated
1961-1962 2D ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
1962-1963 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
1963-1964 2D ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? promoted
1964-1965 1D 10 26 8 4 14 36 51 20
1965-1966 1D 10 26 7 7 12 39 64 21 winner
1966-1967 1D 9 26 9 5 12 33 33 23 CWC 2nd round
1967-1968 1D 9 26 9 3 14 29 48 21
1968-1969 1D 12 26 6 7 13 20 47 19
1969-1970 1D 13 26 6 5 15 25 52 17 relegated
1970-1971 2D ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
1971-1972 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
1972-1973 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
1973-1974 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
1974-1975 2D ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? promoted
1975-1976 1D 7 30 9 10 11 35 43 28
1976-1977 1D 8 30 10 9 11 36 36 29 final
1977-1978 1D 4 30 16 6 8 42 27 38
1978-1979 1D 4 30 16 5 9 49 35 37 UC 2nd round
1979-1980 1D 9 30 10 6 14 34 40 26
1980-1981 1D 6 30 10 10 10 34 39 30
1981-1982 1D 7 30 11 8 11 34 42 30 final
1982-1983 1D 6 30 13 3 14 41 43 29
1983-1984 1D 4 30 15 7 8 40 32 37
1984-1985 1D 8 30 9 10 11 46 43 28 UC 1st round
1985-1986 1D 9 30 9 8 13 34 47 26
1986-1987 1D 9 30 10 6 14 32 34 26
1987-1988 1D 11 38 8 18 12 32 42 34
1988-1989 1D 6 38 14 12 12 42 37 40
1989-1990 1D 12 34 8 12 14 32 41 28
1990-1991 1D 7 38 13 8 17 42 45 34
1991-1992 1D 11 34 12 5 17 41 49 29
1992-1993 1D 12 34 12 6 16 33 34 30
1993-1994 1D 15 34 9 10 15 33 43 28
1994-1995 1D 10 34 11 10 13 34 42 32
1995-1996 1D 8 34 12 9 3 44 47 45
1996-1997 1D 4 34 15 10 9 39 40 55
1997-1998 1D 10 34 11 12 11 48 49 45 final UC 3rd round
1998-1999 1D 9 34 10 12 12 38 50 42 CWC 2nd round
1999-2000 1D 9 34 12 7 15 44 45 43
2000-2001 1D 4 34 16 9 9 58 48 57
2001-2002 1D 10 34 10 12 12 43 43 42 semi-final
2002-2003 1D 14 34 8 14 12 34 47 38
2003-2004 1D 5 34 15 9 10 36 38 54
2004-2005 1D 4 34 16 10 8 45 28 58 UC 1st round
2005-2006 1D 4 34 17 7 10 38 22 58 last 32 UC 1st round
2006-2007 1D 4 30 14 8 8 35 30 50 semi-final UC 4th round

The Portuguese Cup or, more correctly, Cup of Portugal (Port. ... The 1998/99 season of the Portuguese First Division began on August 21 and ended on May 30. ... The 1999/2000 season of the Portuguese First Division began on August 20 1999 and ended on May 14. ... The 2000/01 Portuguese football season saw a new champion: Boavista FC became the 5th club ever to win the championship, surprising by securing the title in the 33rd of 34 rounds. ... Portuguese League - Season 2001/02 final table [1]– Portuguese League Association website Category: ... ricardo quaresma ... The 2003-2004 football season in Portuguese football was clearly dominated by FC Porto. ... The 2004-05 season saw SL Benfica clinch the SuperLiga Galp Energia title after almost 11 years. ... The 2005-06 season in Portuguese football saw FC Porto, led by Co Adriaanse, clinch their 21st title. ... The 2006-2007 season of Portuguese football started after the 2006 FIFA World Cup. ...

References

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