About FC Porto

Futebol Clube do Porto, or Porto for short, was founded on 28 September 1893. The team’s nickname is the Dragoes (Dragons). Porto have never been relegated from the Primeira Liga since its establishment in 1934. The club’s colours are blue and white.

 

Porto play their home matches at the Estadio do Dragao, which has been their home since 2003. The stadium has a current capacity of 50,035 and hosted matches during the 2004 European Championship.

 

Porto have won twenty-seven Primeira Liga titles, their most recent coming in the 2012-13 season. The club has also won sixteen Portuguese Cups and a record 20 Portuguese Supercups.

 

The club has emulated their domestic success in Europe, winning five European honours. In the 2003-04 season, Porto won the UEFA Champions League under the management of Jose Mourinho. Porto beat Monaco 3-0 in the final in Gelsenkirchen. This was Porto’s second European cup win, having won the tournament previously in the 1986-87 season. The club also won the 1987 European Super Cup, the 2002-03 UEFA Cup and the 2010-11 UEFA Europa League.

 

Jose Mourinho won five major honours during his time as Porto manager from January 2002 to June 2004. The club’s most successful manager was Hungarian Jozsef Szabo who won 10 major honours. Other notable former managers include Bobby Robson, Jesualdo Ferreira, Andre Villas-Boas and Vitor Perieira.

 

The club’s all-time leading goalscorer is Fernando Gomes who scored 352 goals in 455 matches during two spells with the club. Joao Pinto holds the record for the most Porto appearances with 587. Notable former players include James Rodriguez, Hulk, Radamel Falcao, Joao Moutinho, Nicolas Otamendi and Deco.

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