C.F. Os Belenenses


C.F. Os Belenenses
Belenenses
Os Belenenses.png
Full name Clube de Futebol
Os Belenenses
Nickname(s) O Belém
Azuis do Restelo
(The Blues from Restelo)
Pastéis de Belém
Founded 23 September 1919
Ground Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon
(Restelo Stadium)
(Capacity: 25,000[1])
Chairman Portugal João de Almeida
Manager Portugal José Mota
League Liga de Honra
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Clube de Futebol Os Belenenses, commonly known simply as Belenenses (Portuguese pronunciation: [bɨlɨˈnẽsɨʃ]) or Belenenses Lisbon, founded in 1919, is one of the oldest Portuguese sports clubs. It is based in the Belém quarter of Lisbon, hence the club name, which translates as "The ones from Belém."

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History

The main activities of the club are football, handball, basketball, futsal, athletics, and rugby union. The club has won major national championships in all these sports, but remains best known for its original activity, football.

By 1933, the club was the most successful in Portugal with 3 pre-Liga tournaments and finishing as runner-up on two other occasions. Beleneneses was one of Portugal's "Big Four" from the advent of the Portuguese Liga. They have won less honours since than the other three clubs.

They won the Portuguese Liga once (1945–46), the only team, together with Boavista (in 2001), to do so outside the Big Three: (Benfica, FC Porto, and Sporting Clube de Portugal).

It was the first club to compete in the UEFA Cup in a two-legged 3–3 draw with Hibernian (at the time one of Scotland's biggest teams) at the Estádio do Restelo in Belém.

The club has also played in the European Cup Winners' Cup, as well as the UEFA Cup. In the UEFA Cup 1987–88 season, the club played powerhouse Barcelona; in the first leg, they lost 2–0 in the Camp Nou, winning 1–0 in Lisbon at the Estádio do Restelo with Bulgarian international Stoycho Mladenov scoring. In the following season, they ousted holders Bayer Leverkusen out of the same competition.

The 2005–06 season saw the football team finishing fourth from bottom, which would mean relegation for the team. However, the team won a subsequent appeal that sent Gil Vicente down instead. With this reprieve, the team played in the top level of Portuguese football once again.

Cabral Ferreira, who served as president of Belenenses from 2005 until 2008, died on 26 February 2008, of a long illness.[2]

Belenenses were relegated in 2011 to the Liga de Honra.

Honours

  • Portuguese League Champions — 1945–46
  • Champions of Portugal (prior to creation of modern league) — 1926–27, 1928–29, 1932–33
  • Portuguese Cup Winners — 1941–42, 1959–60, 1988–89
  • Portuguese 2nd Division Champions — 1983–84
  • Lisbon Championship Winners — 1925–26, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1930–31, 1943–44, 1945–46
  • Lisbon Honour Cup Winners — 9 times
  • Intertoto Cup — 1975

League and cup history

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Notes
1934–35 CL 4 14 8 2 4 45 20 18
1935–36 CL 4 14 7 3 4 28 22 17
1936–37 CL 2 14 11 1 2 46 17 23
1937–38 CL 5 14 5 0 9 29 28 10
1938–39 1D 4 14 6 1 7 38 29 13 quarter-final
1939–40 1D 3 18 11 3 4 58 21 25 final
1940–41 1D 3 14 9 1 4 59 22 19 final
1941–42 1D 3 22 12 6 4 66 32 30 winner
1942–43 1D 3 18 14 0 4 78 20 28 quarter-final
1943–44 1D 6 18 9 3 6 41 32 21 quarter-final
1944–45 1D 3 18 13 1 4 72 29 27 quarter-final
1945–46 1D 1 22 18 2 2 74 24 38 last 16 best classification ever
1946–47 1D 4 26 14 5 7 66 31 33 not held
1947–48 1D 3 26 16 5 5 76 30 37 final
1948–49 1D 3 26 16 3 7 68 36 35 last 16
1949–50 1D 4 26 10 7 9 36 41 27 not held
1950–51 1D 9 26 10 4 12 45 48 24 semi-final
1951–52 1D 4 26 14 8 4 60 28 36
1952–53 1D 3 26 15 6 5 60 29 36
1953–54 1D 4 26 13 5 8 43 39 31 semi-final
1954–55 1D 2 26 17 5 4 63 28 39 LAT 4th place
1955–56 1D 3 26 16 5 5 67 25 37 semi-final
1956–57 1D 3 26 13 7 6 74 50 33
1957–58 1D 4 26 12 4 10 54 42 28
1958–59 1D 3 26 16 6 4 65 27 38
1959–60 1D 3 26 15 6 5 58 25 36 winner
1960–61 1D 5 26 12 4 10 45 37 28 semi-final
1961–62 1D 5 26 12 7 7 51 35 31 semi-final FC 1st round
1962–63 1D 4 26 16 4 6 47 30 36 semi-final FC 1st round
1963–64 1D 6 26 12 6 8 46 36 30 FC 2nd round
1964–65 1D 8 26 12 2 12 39 40 26 FC 1st round
1965–66 1D 7 26 9 7 10 28 29 25
1966–67 1D 11 26 7 6 13 26 34 20
1967–68 1D 7 26 10 5 11 38 40 25
1968–69 1D 8 26 8 10 8 31 33 26
1969–70 1D 7 26 9 5 12 23 34 23 semi-final
1970–71 1D 7 26 7 8 11 20 27 22
1971–72 1D 7 30 11 7 12 35 33 29 semi-final
1972–73 1D 2 30 14 12 4 53 30 40
1973–74 1D 5 30 17 6 7 56 34 40 UC 1st round
1974–75 1D 6 30 14 7 9 45 37 35 semi-final
1975–76 1D 3 30 16 8 6 45 28 40
1976–77 1D 10 30 7 12 11 29 40 26 UC 1st round
1977–78 1D 5 30 14 8 8 25 21 36
1978–79 1D 8 30 10 9 11 47 43 29
1979–80 1D 5 30 13 8 9 33 38 34
1980–81 1D 11 30 8 10 12 24 39 26 semi-final
1981–82 1D 15 30 5 10 15 28 48 20 relegated
1982–83 2D ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
1983–84 2D ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? promoted
1984–85 1D 6 30 11 8 11 40 46 30
1985–86 1D 8 30 7 14 9 27 30 28 final
1986–87 1D 6 30 13 4 13 52 40 30
1987–88 1D 3 38 18 12 8 52 38 48 UC 1st round
1988–89 1D 7 38 13 14 11 44 35 40 winner UC 2nd round
1989–90 1D 6 34 16 4 14 32 33 36 semi-final CWC 1st round
1990–91 1D 19 38 10 9 19 27 38 29 relegated
1991–92 2H 2 34 19 10 5 53 25 48 promoted
1992–93 1D 7 34 11 12 11 42 40 34
1993–94 1D 13 34 12 6 16 39 51 30
1994–95 1D 12 34 10 7 17 30 39 27
1995–96 1D 6 34 14 9 1 53 33 51
1996–97 1D 13 34 10 10 14 37 50 40 last 32
1997–98 1D 18 34 5 9 20 22 52 24 last 64 relegated
1998–99 2H 2 34 17 10 7 55 28 61 promoted
1999–00 1D 12 34 9 13 12 36 38 40 last 64
2000–01 1D 7 34 14 10 10 43 36 52 last 32
2001–02 1D 5 34 17 6 11 54 44 57 last 16
2002–03 1D 9 34 11 10 13 47 48 43 last 32
2003–04 1D 15 34 8 11 15 35 54 35 semi-final
2004–05 1D 9 34 13 7 14 38 34 46 quarter-final
2005–06 1D 15 34 11 6 17 40 42 39 last 64
2006–07 1D 5 30 15 4 11 36 29 49 final
2007–08 1D 8 30 8 12 10 32 41 40 last 64
2008–09 1D 15 30 5 9 16 28 52 24 last 32
2009–10 1D 15 30 4 11 15 23 44 23 last 16 relegated

CL=Campeonato da Liga (winners weren't considered Portuguese champions); 1D=First Division/League
2D=Second Division/League; 2H=Liga de Honra
CWC=Cup Winner's Cup; UC=UEFA Cup
FC=Fairs Cup; LAT=Latin Cup

UEFA Cup (formerly Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, now Europa League)

Season Team1 Team2 Result1 Result2 Result3
1961–62 Scotland Hibernian Portugal Belenenses 3–3 3–0
1962–63 Portugal Belenenses Spain Barcelona 1–1 1–1 2–3
1963–64 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Trešnjevka Zagreb Portugal Belenenses 0–2 1–2
1963–64 Italy Roma Portugal Belenenses 2–1 1–0
1964–65 Portugal Belenenses Republic of Ireland Shelbourne 1–1 0–0 1–2
1973–74 Portugal Belenenses England Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–2 1–2
1976–77 Portugal Belenenses Spain Barcelona 2–2 2–3
1987–88 Spain Barcelona Portugal Belenenses 2–0 0–1
1988–89 Germany Bayer Leverkusen Portugal Belenenses 0–1 0–1
1988–89 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Velež Mostar Portugal Belenenses 0–0 0–0 4–3 (pen.)
2007–08 Germany Bayern Munich Portugal Belenenses 1–0 2–0

Cup Winner's Cup

Season Team1 Team2 Result1 Result2
1989–90 Portugal Belenenses France Monaco 1–1 0–3

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 Portugal GK Coelho
2 Brazil MF Victor Lemos
4 Portugal DF Duarte Machado
5 Portugal DF Pedro Ribeiro
6 Portugal FW Ricardo Viegas
7 Portugal MF Miguel Rosa
8 Brazil MF Sidnei
9 Portugal FW Tomané
11 Portugal FW Fredy
14 Portugal MF Fernando Ferreira
15 Portugal FW Rui Varela
16 Portugal FW Tiago Almeida
17 Portugal MF Fábio Sturgeon
20 Senegal MF Zazá
No. Position Player
21 Portugal DF André Pires
24 Benin MF Djiman Koukou (on loan from Beira-Mar)
25 Brazil GK Paulo César
27 Brazil MF Rodrigo Antônio
29 Portugal DF Igor Pita
30 Guinea-Bissau FW Abel Camará
33 Brazil DF Léo Kanu
77 Brazil FW Waldir
81 Portugal FW Dani
83 Brazil DF Rafael Santos
92 Portugal GK Adolfo Leite
97 Brazil MF Victor Silva
99 Brazil FW Geovane Maranhão


Notable former players

Former coaches

Trivia

Belenenses played the inaugural football match at the Santiago Bernabéu on 14 December 1947, against Real Madrid.

The club's anthem

Ilustrando o nosso emblema
Consagrado e popular
Vê-se a cruz que foi um tema
nas conquistas de além mar
Hoje, como antigamente
Nada temos que temer
Belenenses para a frente!
Com a certeza de vencer

Illustrating our emblem
Established and popular
There is the cross that was a symbol
of the conquests overseas
Today, like yesterday
We have nothing to fear
Go forward Belenenses!
Certain of the victory

Basketball

Futsal

Handball

Rugby

References

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