C.F. Estrela da Amadora


C.F. Estrela da Amadora
Estrela da Amadora
CF Estrela Amadora.svg
Full name Clube de Futebol
Estrela da Amadora
Nickname(s) Os Tricolor (The Tricolours)
Estrela (Star)
Founded 1932
Ground José Gomes, Amadora,
Portugal
(Capacity: 9,288)
League None
2009–10 Portuguese Second Division, 10th
Home colours
Away colours

Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora (Portuguese pronunciation: [(ɨ)ʃˈtɾelɐ dɐ ɐmɐˈdoɾɐ]), sometimes just Estrela, is a Portuguese sports club (prominently football) based in Amadora, northwest of Lisbon.

Founded in 1932, its football team last played in the third division, holding home games at Estádio José Gomes.

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History

While never a contender to the place of the third-most important club in the Lisbon Football Association, Estrela da Amadora won a Cup of Portugal in 1990 and one second division championship in 1992–93. In 16 seasons in top flight football - eight consecutive - its best season was in 1997–98, when the team finished in seventh position, under the guidance of Fernando Santos, later of F.C. Porto, Sporting Clube de Portugal, S.L. Benfica and Greek national team fame.

After winning the cup in 1990, Estrela reached the second round in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. In the following decades, the team maintained its first division status in most seasons. In 2008–09, however, amidst serious financial difficulties,[1] it was (twice) relegated even though it finished the campaign in mid-table.[2]

Coach António Veloso only managed to lead Amadora to the tenth position in the third level in the 2009–10 season. Subsequently, as the club's dreadful economic situation persisted - which led to a two-year suspension from all activity by the Portuguese Football Federation - it folded,[3] remaining active in youth competitions.

Last 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 Portugal GK André Marques
3 Brazil DF Wallacy
4 Portugal DF Mário Palmeira
5 Portugal DF Filipe Martins
11 Portugal FW João Moreira
12 Portugal GK Ricardo Janota
16 Portugal MF Zezinando
18 Portugal MF Pedro Carvalho
No. Position Player
19 Portugal MF Sérgio Marquês
20 Portugal MF Marcelo
22 Portugal DF Dani
24 Portugal GK Marco Pinto
26 Senegal MF Zazá
28 Senegal DF Oumar
29 Portugal DF Paulo Renato
30 Portugal FW Abel Camará

League and Cup history

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Portuguese Cup Notes
1988–89 1D 8 38 13 13 12 33 41 39
1989–90 1D 13 34 10 8 16 35 34 28 Winner
1990–91 1D 18 38 9 14 15 37 46 32
1991–92 2H 11 34 10 13 11 30 35 33
1992–93 2H 1 34 17 14 3 59 28 48 Promoted
1993–94 1D 9 34 9 15 10 39 36 33
1994–95 1D 15 34 6 14 14 27 40 26
1995–96 1D 11 34 7 4 3 35 50 35
1996–97 1D 9 34 12 11 11 39 38 47
1997–98 1D 7 34 14 8 12 42 41 50 Best classification ever
1998–99 1D 8 34 11 12 11 33 40 45
1999–00 1D 8 34 10 15 9 40 35 45
2000–01 1D 18 34 4 7 23 30 57 19 Relegated
2001–02 2H 4 34 16 9 9 44 38 57
2002–03 2H 3 34 15 12 7 42 32 57 Promoted
2003–04 1D 18 34 4 5 25 22 74 17 Relegated
2004–05 2H 3 34 17 9 8 47 30 60 Semi-final Promoted
2005–06 1D 9 34 12 9 13 31 33 45 6th round
2006–07 1D 10 30 9 8 13 23 36 35 4th round
2007–08 1D 13 30 6 13 11 29 41 31 Quarter-final
2008–09 1D 11 30 8 10 12 26 38 34 Semi-final Relegated

Europe

Honours

Notable former players

Notable former coaches

Kit

Estrela's kit was white with the shirt split with three colours (hence the nickname 'the tricolours'). Left side was red, the middle white and the right green, with the shorts and socks white. The club was longtime sponsored by national brands Tepa and Cofidis.

In 2005, Estrela decided to change the club's kit to traditional white, copying the badge and taking away the old red, green and white striped kit.

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