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Paços de Ferreira
F.C. Paços de Ferreira logo.svg
Full name Futebol Clube
Paços de Ferreira
Nickname(s) Os Castores (Beavers)
Os Pacenses (Those From Paços)
Founded 5 April 1950
Ground Estádio da Mata Real,
Paços de Ferreira
(Capacity: 5,255)
Chairman Portugal Fernando Sequeira
Manager Portugal Ulisses Morais
League Portuguese Liga
2008–09 Portuguese Liga, 10th
Home colours
Away colours

Futebol Clube Paços de Ferreira (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpasuʃ dɨ fɨˈʁɐiɾɐ]) is a Portuguese football club from Paços de Ferreira, district Porto district, currently playing in Portugal's first division. Its home games are held at the 5,172-seat capacity Estádio da Mata Real, where they have been based since 1973. The side's current sponsor is Capital do Móvel and its kits are yellow and green.

Having won the second division league three times, and achieving in 2006–07's top flight its first ever qualification for the UEFA Cup, Paços has a curious habit of playing Spanish side Celta de Vigo every pre-season.



The origin of the club dates back to the 1930s, when it was named Sport Club Pacense. It played two decades without any official recognition until it began playing in the lower divisions in the 1950s, under the name Futebol Clube Vasco da Gama, the name eventually given to Brazilian side Clube de Regatas Vasco da Gama. The club then changed the kit colours to the current ones and renamed themselves Futebol Clube Paços de Ferreira.

Their beginnings with the current denomination came on 19 November 1950, beating Lousada 2–1. Agostinho Alves was the first goal scorer in the history of the Pacenses. The club then played in Portugal's third regional division until the 1956–57 season, where they were crowned champions. The club crest was created in 1961–62, and was used ever since.

The club was relegated and then promoted again and supporters hit the streets of the city on 17 June 1973 when they defeated Perosinho 3–0. One year later, they conquered the third division championship on 14 June 1974, when they defeated Estrela de Portalegre. The hero of the game was goalscorer Mascarenhas.

After establishing in the first division during the 1990s, and suffering a relegation in 2003–04, the club finished sixth in 2006–07, thus qualifying for the UEFA Cup, its first ever European competition, led by coach José Mota after impressive wins against Sporting Clube de Portugal and ties with S.L. Benfica and F.C. Porto. They were ousted after a good fight, losing 0–1 on aggregate to AZ Alkmaar of the Netherlands.

Previously, in 2005–06, the club started a run of 14 unbeaten games at home which only ended on 22 January 2007, at the hands of Vitória de Setúbal (1–2).

Having finished last in the league in 2007–08, the club would have normally been relegated to the second level, but was readmitted after Boavista FC's confirmed irregularities. In The following year, already without manager Mota, the team had a reasonably successful season: a comfortable 10th place in the league and a second Europa League qualification spot after losing the Cup of Portugal final to eventual league champions Porto.


European matches

UEFA rankings

Club ranking eligible for 2010–11

Rank Team Points
158 Ukraine Zakarpattia Uzhhorod 7.9900
159 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia 7.9750
160 Portugal Paços de Ferreira 7.8474
160 Portugal União de Leiria 7.8424

Current squad

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

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Cássio
3 Australia DF Jason Davidson
4 Brazil DF Danielson
5 Brazil DF Ozéia
6 Portugal MF Paulo Sousa
7 Brazil MF Maykon
9 Brazil FW William
11 Brazil FW Leandrinho
14 Portugal DF Jorginho
15 Brazil DF Baiano
16 Brazil MF Leonel Olimpio
17 France DF Kelly Berville
19 Cape Verde DF Ricardo
20 Portugal FW Romeu Torres
No. Position Player
22 Portugal MF Leal
25 Portugal MF Fábio Pacheco
27 Portugal MF Cristelo
30 Brazil MF Bruno Di Paula
31 Portugal FW Pizzi
37 Portugal MF Carlitos
45 Portugal GK António Filipe
50 Portugal MF André Leão
77 Portugal FW José Coelho
81 Portugal DF Manuel José
84 Portugal GK Júlio Coelho
88 Portugal MF Livramento
96 Portugal MF Filipe Anunciação

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
28 Burkina Faso FW Ladji Diarra (at SC Beira-Mar)

Notable former players


The supporters' club, "Ultras Yellow Boys," was founded in 1996, returning afterwards in 2001. Two previous groups, however extinct, existed: "Febre Amarela" and "Yellowmania".

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