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Paços de Ferreira
File:Fc paços de ferreira logo.png
Full name Futebol Clube
Paços de Ferreira
Nickname(s) Os Castores (The Beavers)
Pacenses (Those from Paços)
Founded 5 April 1950; 65 years ago (1950-04-05)
Ground Estádio da Mata Real
Ground Capacity 5,250[1]
Chairman Carlos Barbosa
Manager Paulo Fonseca
League Primeira Liga
2014–15 8th
Website Club home page

Futebol Clube Paços de Ferreira (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpasuʃ dɨ fɨˈʁɐjɾɐ]) is a Portuguese football club based in Paços de Ferreira, Porto district. Founded in 1950, it currently plays in the Portuguese first division, holding home games at the 15,172-seat capacity Estádio da Mata Real, where the team has been based since 1973. The club's colours are yellow and green.

Paços de Ferreira have won the Segunda Liga three times, and in 2007 qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time. In the 2012–13 season the team surprisingly finished third and qualified for the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League play-offs for the first time in their history.

History

Early history

The origin of the club dates back to the 1930s, when it was named Sport Club Pacense. They played for two decades without any official recognition until they entered the lower divisions in 1950, under the name Futebol Clube Vasco da Gama. The club then changed their kit colours to the current ones and renamed themselves Futebol Clube Paços de Ferreira.

Their first match under the current name 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 won the third division championship on 14 June 1974, after defeating Estrela de Portalegre. The hero of the game was the goalscorer Mascarenhas.

Recent history

After establishing themselves in the first division during the 1990s, and suffering a relegation in 2003–04, the club finished sixth in the first division in 2006–07, thus qualifying for the UEFA Cup, their first ever European competition, under manager José Mota. They lost 1–0 on aggregate to AZ Alkmaar of the Netherlands in the first round.[2]

Having finished last in the league in 2007–08, Paços would have normally been relegated to the second level, but was readmitted after Boavista'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 1–0 to eventual league champions Porto on 31 May.[3] The two clubs met again on 9 August in the Super Cup, which Porto won 2–0.[4]

Paços entered the 2009-10 UEFA Europa League in the second qualifying round, where they defeated Zimbru Chişinău of Moldova before being eliminated by Bnei Yehuda of Israel in the third qualifying round.[5]

In the 2012–13 season, they surprisingly qualified for the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League play-offs for the first time in their history after achieving 3rd place in the league by passing favourites Braga and Sporting CP, making it their highest finish ever. The club were managed that season by Paulo Fonseca, who left at the end to join FC Porto, and was replaced by Costinha.[6] Costinha's side were drawn against Russians Zenit St. Petersburg in their play-off, and lost the two games. Due to bad results and the last place in the Primeira Liga, in October 2013 Henrique Calisto returned to Paços de Ferreira and replaced Costinha.[7]

League and cup history

Recent seasons

Season League Cup League Cup Europe Notes
Div. Pos. Pl W D L GS GA Pts Result Result Competition Result
2001–02 1st 8th 34 12 10 12 41 44 46 Last 16 n/a -
2002–03 1st 6th 34 12 9 13 40 47 45 SF n/a -
2003–04 1st 17th 34 8 4 22 27 53 28 Last 32 n/a [A]
2004–05 2nd 1st 34 20 9 5 61 43 69 Last 64 n/a [B]
2005–06 1st 11th 34 11 9 14 38 49 42 Last 64 n/a -
2006–07 1st 6th 30 10 12 8 31 36 42 Last 64 n/a -
2007–08 1st 15th 30 6 7 17 31 49 25 Last 16 R3 UEFA Cup R1 [C]
2008–09 1st 10th 30 9 7 14 37 42 34 RU R3 -
2009–10 1st 10th 30 8 11 11 32 37 35 QF R2 UEFA Europa League 3rd QR -
2010–11 1st 7th 30 10 11 9 35 42 41 Last 32 RU -
2011–12 1st 10th 30 8 7 15 35 53 31 Last 32 R3 -
2012–13 1st 3rd 30 14 12 4 42 29 54 SF R3 [D]
2013–14 1st 15th 30 6 6 18 28 59 24 Last 64 R3 UEFA Champions League PO -

A. ^ Relegated.
B. ^ Promoted.
C. ^ Not relegated due to Boavista F.C. scandal.
D. ^ Best league finish.

Last updated: 20 May 2013

Honours

Runners-up (1): 2008–09
Runners-up (1): 2010–11
Runners-up (1): 2009
Winners (3): 1990–91, 1999–00, 2004–05
Winners (1): 1973–74

European matches

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2007–08 UEFA Cup First round 23x15px AZ Alkmaar 0–1 0–0 0–1
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 23x15px Zimbru Chişinău 1–0 0–0 1–0
Third qualifying round Template:Country data Israel Bnei Yehuda 0–1 0–1 0–2
2013–14 UEFA Champions League Play-off round 23x15px Zenit St. Petersburg 1–4 2–4 3–8
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Group E 23x15px Fiorentina 0–0 0–3 3rd place
23x15px Dnipro 0–2 0–2
23x15px Pandurii Targu Jiu 1–1 0–0

UEFA rankings

Club ranking eligible for 2012–13

Rank Team Points
133 23x15px Guingamp 13.300
135 23x15px Vitória de Setúbal 12.833
135 23x15px Paços de Ferreira 12.833
137 23x15px Nordsjaelland 12.640

Players

Current squad

As of 28 January 2015

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

No. Position Player
1 23x15px GK Rafael Defendi
4 23x15px MF Romeu Rocha
5 23x15px DF Hélder Lopes
6 23x15px DF Ricardo Ferreira (on loan from Olhanense)
7 23x15px MF Minhoca
9 23x15px FW Cícero
10 23x15px MF Sérgio Oliveira
11 23x15px FW Bruno Moreira
12 23x15px FW Paraíba
13 23x15px DF Jaílson
15 23x15px DF Nélson Pedroso
16 23x15px FW Paolo Hurtado
17 23x15px MF Vasco Rocha
No. Position Player
18 23x15px MF Diogo Jota
19 23x15px DF Ricardo
22 23x15px DF Rodrigo Galo
23 23x15px GK Marco
25 23x15px MF Andrezinho
26 23x15px DF Bruno Sousa
31 23x15px MF Diogo Rosado
44 23x15px DF Rafael Amorim
45 23x15px GK António Filipe
65 23x15px DF Fábio Cardoso (on loan from Benfica)
77 23x15px MF Rúben Pinto (on loan from Benfica)
81 23x15px MF Manuel José
88 23x15px MF Jean Seri

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
21 23x15px FW Urreta (at Peñarol)
27 23x15px MF Rodrigo António (at Olhanense)
30 23x15px FW Barnes Osei (at União Madeira)
 

Notable former players

Former managers

Dates Name
1988–92 23x15px Vítor Oliveira
1992–93 23x15px Neca
1993–94 23x15px Jaime Pacheco
1994–95 23x15px Raul Águas
1995–96 23x15px José Rachão
1996–97 23x15px Henrique Calisto
July 1, 1997–June 30, 1999 23x15px Eurico Gomes
1999 23x15px Henrique Calisto
Jan 8, 2000–June 30, 2003 23x15px José Mota
July 2003–Oct 03 23x15px José Gomes
Oct 22, 2003–May 16, 2008 23x15px José Mota
Dates Name
May 22, 2008–Oct 14, 2009 23x15px Paulo Sérgio
Oct 15, 2009–Oct 18, 2009 23x15px Manuel Sousa (interim)
Oct 19, 2009–May 20, 2010 23x15px Ulisses Morais
June 3, 2010–Aug 30, 2011 23x15px Rui Vitória
Aug 31, 2011–Nov 27, 2011 23x15px Luís Miguel
Dec 1, 2011–May 27, 2012 23x15px Henrique Calisto
May 28, 2012–June 9, 2013 23x15px Paulo Fonseca
June 17, 2013–Oct 28, 2013 23x15px Costinha
Oct 29, 2013–Feb 24, 2014 23x15px Henrique Calisto
Feb 26, 2014–June 30, 2014 23x15px Jorge Costa
July 1, 2014– 23x15px Paulo Fonseca

Supporters

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

References

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