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Vitória de Guimarães
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Full name Vitória Sport Club
Nickname(s) Vitória de Guimarães
Founded 1922
Ground Estádio D. Afonso Henriques,
Guimarães
(Capacity: 30,165)
Chairman Portugal Emílio Macedo
Manager Portugal Paulo Sérgio
League Portuguese Liga
2008-09 Portuguese Liga, 8th
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Vitória Sport Clube is a Portuguese sports club based in the city of Guimarães. The club includes football (soccer), volleyball and basketball departments. The club is reported to have been established in 1922. In Portugal, it is usually called Vitória de Guimarães (pronounced [viˈtɔɾiɐ dɨ ɡimɐˈɾɐ̃ĩʃ]) to distinguish itself from Vitória Futebol Clube, a club from Setúbal, known as Vitória de Setúbal.

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Recent history

Although Vitória de Guimarães have never won the Portuguese Football Championship or the Portuguese Football Cup, it is one of the most respected clubs in Portugal, playing in the top division for the last few decades, usually challenging for a UEFA Cup place. However, in the 2005–06 season, the team was relegated to the Segunda Liga (Second League) after its worst championship performance in decades.

In the early 2000s, Vitória struggled to keep itself in the top Portuguese division (Superliga). Those years were marked by the decline of the leadership of Pimenta Machado, former president of the club. Machado was accused on charges of embezzlement. Despite this, Vitória had an impressive season. Progress continued in 2004–05, when they secured an impressive league fifth-place finish and qualified for European competition (the UEFA Cup). Vitoria's recent renaissance fell apart in 2005–06, as they finished 17th in the Superliga, despite reaching the cup semi-final, having beaten Benfica in the quarter-finals. They also failed to progress from their UEFA cup group, as eventual winners Sevilla, Premier League outfit Bolton Wanderers, and Russian team Zenit Saint Petersburg progressed.

After the fall, everyone thought that Vitória would get back in the First Division quite easily, even though the team itself wasn't that great. Then, what happened was almost a bad nightmare for the fans. Vitória, in the middle of the season, was rounding the 10th place and lower, with very few chances of getting promoted. During the winter break, there was a change in the club's direction and a new coach was hired, Manuel Cajuda. What followed next was a dream. Vitória started winning game after game and in the end managed to get to second place in the 29th game of the season; their promotion was guaranteed.

The promotion was crowned with a third place in the 2007–08 season, guaranteeing them a place in the third qualifying round of the Champion's League. They lost to Swiss team Basel and dropped into the UEFA Cup first round. They played Portsmouth of the English Premier League over two legs. Portsmouth progressed, winning 4–2 on aggregate.

New stadium

Estádio de Guimarães.JPG

Estádio D. Afonso Henriques is a football (soccer) stadium in Guimarães, Portugal. It was expanded and refurbished for the UEFA Euro 2004 competition, and it seats 29,865 people. In 2004, a new leadership era began with Vítor Magalhães (former President of Moreirense, another team from Guimarães municipality) and the team finished the championship in fifth place. In 2006, the team was relegated. After Os Três Grandes (Benfica, FC Porto, and Sporting CP), Vitória is the club which attracts most supporters to the stadium, with average attendances of 20,000 per game. (Vitória usually has a higher average than all the other clubs, even when the club played in the Second Division/League).

Minho rivalry

Aside from the loyalty of the supporters, which earned the White Angels the title "Best Fans of the Country" and became famous for the massive "invasions" to every city where Vitória plays, there is also a hooligan side, which often give the club a bad name. The city of Guimarães is often referred to as the "birthplace of the Portuguese nationality" and was the birthplace of Afonso I of Portugal (or Afonso Henriques), the first Portuguese king. This only adds fuel to the ever growing derby of Minho province with neighbours Sporting Clube de Braga. This derby is considered one of Portugal's most intense matches, as both clubs battle each year to reach a European competition. Both clubs have even tested each other in Europe where in the 1990s, Vitória were one of Portugal's best in Europe after the Big Three and Boavista, beating sides like Parma, Atlético Madrid, Real Sociedad, and Sparta Prague. The derby also intensified during the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament, hosted by Portugal, where both clubs were involved in new stadium reconstruction. Furthermore, both clubs looked for UEFA qualification but, despite reaching the 2005–06 Portuguese Cup semi-finals and having a decent UEFA Cup participation, Vitória got relegated to Second League. It didn't take much for Vitória to get back on top, and after just one year in the Portuguese Second Division, they earned the promotion. In 2007–08, the "duels" were exciting as always, providing great games and lots of supporters from both sides, both in Braga and in Guimarães. With Vitória back in the top flight, the emotion of one of the biggest derbies also got back, which pleased countless football fans.

Fans

Vitória de Guimarães possibly have the most different fans in Portugal. The biggest supporter group is the White Angels, who go by the motto Somos únicos (We are unique). A self confessed Vitória fan is Fernando Meira, who played at the club and now plays for Zenit Saint Petersburg in Russia. Meira, as the captain of VfB Stuttgart, raised the trophy of German champions in 2006–07, all the while holding a scarf of Vitória Sport Clube.[1]

Europe

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 Nilson
3 Paraguay DF David Mendieta
4 Portugal DF Henrique Sereno
6 Portugal MF Dinis
7 Portugal FW Carlitos
8 Portugal FW Targino
9 Brazil FW Roberto
10 Portugal MF Nuno Assis
11 Brazil MF Wênio
12 United States FW Kamani Hill
13 Portugal FW Jorge Gonçalves
16 Portugal GK Cláudio
17 Portugal MF Rui Miguel
18 Portugal MF Moreno
No.   Position Player
19 Portugal FW Cícero
20 France MF Yves Desmarets
21 Portugal FW Diogo
22 Brazil DF Gustavo Lazzaretti
25 Brazil DF Andrezinho
26 Portugal MF Flávio Meireles
27 Portugal MF Custódio
31 Brazil FW Felipe
39 Brazil FW Marquinho
52 Portugal GK Serginho
55 Portugal DF Milhazes
79 Portugal DF Alex
80 Portugal MF João Alves
87 Brazil MF Paulo Henrique
99 Brazil FW Douglas

2009–10 summer transfers

In

Out

List of transfers of Portuguese Liga 2009-10 season

Notable former players

Notable Former Managers

Honours

League and Cup history

The club's 63 presences at the top level of Portuguese football make the fifth club with most presences, after FC Porto, Sporting CP, and Benfica (all with 73); and Belenenses with 65.

Season League Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Portuguese Cup Portuguese Supercup League Cup Europe Notes
1941-1942 1D 11 22 6 1 15 43 76 13 Final
1942-1943 1D 8 18 6 2 10 48 76 14 Round 5
1943-1944 1D 8 18 2 3 13 25 68 7 Semi Final
1944-1945 1D 8 18 4 3 11 32 57 11 Round 6
1945-1946 1D 8 22 8 2 12 39 52 18 Quarter Final
1946-1947 1D 8 26 8 8 10 54 54 24
1947-1948 1D 7 26 10 4 12 44 56 24 Round 5
1948-1949 1D 6 26 11 4 11 47 50 26 Round 6
1949-1950 1D 11 26 7 7 12 45 59 21
1950-1951 1D 13 26 6 6 14 40 57 18 Quarter Final
1951-1952 1D 10 26 9 3 14 28 47 21 Round 6
1952-1953 1D 8 26 7 6 13 28 54 20 Quarter Final
1953-1954 1D 8 26 10 5 11 44 64 25 Quarter Final
1954-1955 1D 14 26 5 7 14 33 49 17 Round 5 Relegated
1955-1956 2D 2 - - - - - - -
1956-1957 2D 3 - - - - - - -
1957-1958 2D 2 - - - - - - - ??? Promoted
1958-1959 1D 5 26 13 3 10 59 55 29 Round 6
1959-1960 1D 7 26 8 7 11 47 43 23 Quarter Final
1960-1961 1D 4 26 14 2 10 48 44 30 Round 6
1961-1962 1D 9 26 9 4 13 44 47 22 semi-final
1962-1963 1D 6 26 12 3 11 47 43 27 final
1963-1964 1D 4 26 16 2 8 62 42 34 Round 6
1964-1965 1D 7 26 12 5 9 44 36 29 Round 6
1965-1966 1D 4 26 14 5 7 58 47 33 Round 5
1966-1967 1D 6 26 11 4 11 35 40 26 Round 5
1967-1968 1D 6 26 12 3 11 31 34 27 Quarter Final
1968-1969 1D 3 26 13 10 3 46 17 36 Quarter Final
1969-1970 1D 5 26 12 4 10 38 36 28 Quarter Final Round 2
1970-1971 1D 12 26 4 11 11 15 27 19 Round 5 Round 2
1971-1972 1D 6 30 11 8 11 49 47 30 Round 5
1972-1973 1D 6 30 11 11 8 38 38 33 Round 6
1973-1974 1D 6 30 10 11 9 36 34 31 Round 5
1974-1975 1D 5 30 16 6 8 64 36 38 Round 6
1975-1976 1D 6 30 13 10 7 49 32 36 final
1976-1977 1D 9 30 10 6 14 39 38 26 Round 6
1977-1978 1D 6 30 12 7 11 33 28 31 Round 5
1978-1979 1D 6 30 12 7 11 44 38 31 Round 6
1979-1980 1D 6 30 11 10 9 42 38 32 Round 5
1980-1981 1D 5 30 11 9 10 38 30 31 Round 5
1981-1982 1D 4 30 13 12 5 42 22 38 Round 5
1982-1983 1D 4 30 11 10 9 35 24 32 Round 5
1983-1984 1D 6 30 14 3 13 41 41 31 semi-final Round 1
1984-1985 1D 9 30 9 7 14 33 39 25 Round 6
1985-1986 1D 4 30 16 8 6 51 29 40 Round 6
1986-1987 1D 3 30 14 13 3 45 22 41 Quarter Final Quarter Final
1987-1988 1D 14 38 11 11 16 48 50 33 final Round 2
1988-1989 1D 9 38 14 10 14 39 33 38 Round 5 winner not held Round 1
1989-1990 1D 4 34 17 11 6 46 28 45 Semi Final
1990-1991 1D 9 38 12 10 16 31 40 34 Round 6 Round 1
1991-1992 1D 5 34 14 13 7 46 35 41 Round 5
1992-1993 1D 11 34 14 3 17 41 53 31 Semi Final Round 2
1993-1994 1D 7 34 11 11 12 30 31 33 Round 5
1994-1995 1D 4 34 16 10 8 54 43 42 Round 5
1995-1996 1D 5 34 19 5 10 55 39 62 Quarter Final Round 2
1996-1997 1D 5 34 15 8 11 51 46 53 Round 5 Round 2
1997-1998 1D 3 34 17 8 9 42 25 59 Round 5 Round 1
1998-1999 1D 7 34 14 8 12 53 41 50 Round 5 Round 1
1999-2000 1D 7 34 14 6 14 48 43 48 Quarter Final
2000-2001 1D 15 34 9 9 16 41 49 36 Round 5
2001-2002 1D 9 34 11 9 14 35 41 42 Round 5
2002-2003 1D 4 34 14 8 12 47 46 50 Round 5
2003-2004 1D 14 34 9 10 15 31 40 37 Round 5
2004-2005 1D 5 34 15 9 10 38 29 54 Round 5
2005-2006 1D 17 34 8 10 16 28 41 34 Semi Final Group Stage Relegated
2006-2007 2H 2 30 16 7 7 44 20 55 Round 5 Promoted
2007-2008 1D 3 30 15 8 7 35 31 53 Round 5 Third Qualifying Round

Colours

Home kit: white shirt and white shorts.

Away kit: black shirt and black shorts.

Basketball

Vitória S.C. men's basketball team has playing in the Proliga.

Volleyball

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