FC Porto

Full name Futebol Clube do Porto

From Porto, Portugal

Nickname(s) Dragoes (Dragons), Azuis e brancos (Blue and whites), Os Tripeiros (The Gutters)

FC Porto kit

Club colours Blue and white striped shirts, blue shorts, blue and white socks

Ground Estadio do Dragao (52,000)

Last season 1st in the Liga Sagres

Jesualdo Ferreira - FC Porto

Manager Jesualdo Ferreira (pictured left)

Squad
Goalkeepers
Helton da Silva Arruda, Beto, Nuno Santo.

Defenders
Bruno Alves, Rolando Fonseca, Jorge Fucile, Ricardo Dias, Álvaro Pereira, Maicon, Nuno Coelho, David Addy

Midfielders

Tomas Costa, Jose Trindade Raul Meireles, Fernando, Reddy Guarin. Fernando Belluschi. Miguel Lopes. Ruben Micael, Alex, Amorim

Forwards

Falcao. Mariano Nicolas Gonzalez, Cristian Rodriguez, Hulk, Ernesto Farias, Silvestre Varela, Claro

Website www.fcporto.pt

European Honours
European Champions Cup 1987, 2004
European Super Cup 1987
UEFA Cup 2003

10 FACTS ON FC PORTO

  • FC Porto were formed in 1893 by wine trader Antonio Nicolau d’Almeida.
  • The club’s first game was against FC Lisbonense.
  • They are the most successful club in Portugal, boasting 6 international trophies and 24 Portugese Liga titles.
  • Porto are also a leading force in handball and basketball and regularly contend for the national title.
  • The Dragoes won the first national competition in the history of Portuguese football when they lifted the Campeonato da Liga in 1934/35.
  • In 1999 Porto won the record ‘Penta’ (five successive titles).
  • Since 1976 they have never finished below 3rd place.
  • The current manager, Jesualdo Ferreira, also spent time in charge of Porto’s fierce rivals Benfica (2001-2003).
  • The Portuguese titleholders have conceded 297 goals in UEFA competitions.
  • Porto have had 56 shots on goal in this season's Champions League, the highest total in the competition.

Estádio do Dragão - FC Porto

Estadio do Dragao - FC Porto

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