FC Porto Thread [2013-2014]

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Stadium:

Estádio do DRAGÃO



History:

September, 1893. Out from nothing, as a secret ambition unfolded by a tough and inflexible reality, F.C. Porto has been founded. António Nicolau d´Almeida, a fine sportsman and an expert Oporto Wine trader, invited, in the quality of F.C. Porto president, F.C. Lisbonense to a football match. It was the first appearance in a football match for the club, the most ancient page written in a hundred years of history.

Deep and insightful enthusiasm marked the years that followed F.C. Porto foundation. To unite the efforts of the local community with the strong English representation in Oporto was the goal of José Monteiro da Costa. This led to extinction of Grupo Recreativo «O Destino» in favour of F.C. Porto. It was the beginning of a solid structure.

The founders were men strongly determined to engender a symbol, an emblem or an icon, in which future generations would have pride on. Their remarkable initiative is still remembered. Blue and white were the colours chosen, as meaning of pureness, calmness and stillness of mind. The colours were represented, at that early time, in the Portuguese flag.

F.C. Porto evolved his purposes to national and universal goals. In the first emblem, the symbol was, of course, a football ball with the F.C.P. initials. Twenty years later the Oporto city shield becomes vital part of F.C. Porto badge. In 1948, the 3-2 victory over Arsenal, team at the time known as the best team in the world, was a proof of the blue and white potential.

Over the years F.C. Porto grew as the conquests were becoming bigger and as his purposes were becoming greater. The symbol of a region astounded the country and surprised the world. De 1980’s were probably the most memorable decade. In 1987 and 1988, F.C. Porto conquered the European Cup, the Intercontinental Cup and the European Supercup, outstanding deed, a proof of the success of special approach in how to deal with sports. Few years later, F.C. Porto achieved a goal that no other club in Portugal dare to accomplish. Five Championships in a row was a remarkable act, another great page in the club's history.

Nowadays the world has changed and Portugal too has evolved. Sports reality is now more complex, but F.C. Porto remains at the top. The club remained winning and the dynamics persist, continuing to be a flag of the region. F.C. Porto has now representation all over the country and all over the world.

The Centro de Treinos e Formação Desportiva PortoGaia and the Dragão Stadium are modern standard of a vanguard difficult to be equalised. The future shines as a reflex of the conquests of the UEFA Cup, in the season 2002/03, of the UEFA Champions League, in 2003/04, and the Intercontinental Cup, in 2004.

Beyond the reality that surrounds football, F.C. Porto showed his greatness in other sports. The honours achieved speak for it. The club that has a Dragon as a symbol holds the Championship title in basketball, handball and roller-hockey, the sports that more cheer up the portuguese. Billiards, swimming, athletics, adapted sport, motor sports, boxing, camping, chess, fishing, karate and weightlifting give also the contribution to this history of success and insure the diversity and necessary involvement in community well being.


Honours:

League Winners:
1921/22,1924/25,1931/32,1934/35,
1936/37,1938/39,1939/40,1955/56,
1958/59,1977/78,1978/79,1984/85,
1985/86,1987/88,1989/90,1991/92,
1992/93,1994/95,1995/96,1996/97,
1997/98,1998/99,2002/03,2003/04,
2005/06,2006/07,2007/08,2008/09,
2010/11,2011/12,2012/13



Cup Winners:
1955/56,1957/58,1967/68,1976/77,
1983/84,1987/88,1990/91,1993/94,
1997/98,1999/00, 2000/01,2002/03,
2005/06,2008/09,2009/10,2010/11

Supercup Winners:
1980/81,1982/83,1983/84,1985/86,
1989/90,1990/91,1992/93,1993/94,
1995/96,1997/98,1998/99,2000/01,
2002/03,2003/04,2005/06,2008/09,
2009/10,2010/11,2011/12

UEFA Cup Winners:
2002/03

Europa League Winners:
2010/11

Champions League Winners:
1986/87, 2003/04

European Supercup Winners:
1986/87

Intercontinental Cup Winners:
1987/88, 2004/05


Season 2013/14


Kits:




Transfers:

Players IN:
Héctor Herrera (Pachuca) - €8M/80%
Juan Fernando Quintero (Pescara) - €5,8M/50%
Diego Reyes (Club América) - €9M/95%
Nabil Ghilas (Moreirense) - €3,8M/50%
Ricardo (V. Guimarães) - €1,6M/80%
Licá (Estoril) - €1,6M/60%
Carlos Eduardo (Estoril) - €0,9M/80%
Josué (Paços de Ferreira) - Undisclosed Fee
Tiago Rodrigues (V. Guimarães) - Undisclosed Fee
Jorge Fucile (Santos) - Return From Loan
Juan Iturbe (River Plate) - Return From Loan
Abdoulaye (V. Guimarães) - Return From Loan
Ricardo Quaresma - Free Agent

Players OUT:
James Rodríguez (Monaco) - €45M
João Moutinho (Monaco) - €25
Nicolas Otamendí (Valencia) - €12M
Christian Atsu (Chelsea) - €3M
Lucho González (Al-Rayyan) - Free Transfer
Sérgio Oliveira (Paços de Ferreira) - Co-Ownership
Sereno (Kayserispor) - Co-Ownership
Liedson (Flamengo) - End Of Loan
Diogo Mateus (Internacional) - End Of Loan
Dellatorre (Internacional) - End Of Loan
Sebá (Cruzeiro) - End Of Loan
Guilherme (Grêmio Osasco) - End Of Loan
Víctor Luís (Palmeiras) - End Of Loan
Anderson Santos (América MG) - End Of Loan
M'Bola (TP Mazembe) - End Of Loan
André Caio - Released
Luís Pinto - Released
Jorge Azevedo - Released
Rafael Floro - Released
Lima Pereira - Released
Bruno Silva - Released
Lansana Sagna - Released
Kikovic - Released
Ricardinho - Released
Fábio Martins - Released
Li Shuai - Released
André Pinto - Released
Luís Pinto - Released
Jorge Azevedo - Released
Kikovic - Released
Edú - Released
Rui Cardoso - Released
Ricardinho - Released
Elói - Released
Bracalli - Released
Ukra - Released

Loans:
Walter (Fluminense)
Sefanovic (Moreirense)
Rolando (Inter)
Castro (Kasımpaşa)
Tiago Rodrigues (V. Guimarães)
Iturbe (Verona)
Djalma (Konyaspor)
Izmaylov (FC Gabala)
Sinan Bolat (Kayserispor)
Ventura (Rio Ave)


Squad:

Goalkeepers
1- Hélton
24 - Fabiano
41 - Kadú

Defenders
2 - Danilo
4 - Maicon
5 - Fucile
13 - Reyes
22 - Mangala
23 - Abdoulaye
26 - Alex Sandro

Midfielders
8 - Josué
10 - Quintero
16 - Herrera
20 - Carlos Eduardo
25 - Fernando
35 - Defour

Forwards
7 - Quaresma
9 - Carlos*son
11 - Ghilas
17 - Varela
19 - Licá
21 - Ricardo
28 - Kelvin

Coach: Paulo Fonseca


Pre-Season Fixtures/Results:

Porto, Portugal
July 6th:
Porto x Valadares (Friendly)
14-0
Varela x4, Josué, Carlos Eduardo, Iturbe, Defour, Castro, Atsu, Fernando, Lucho, Mangala, Danilo

Mopertingen, Belgium
July 10th:
MVV Maastricht x Porto (Friendly)
0-6
Varela, Ghilas, Castro, Carlos*son, Iturbe, Izmaylov

Sion, Switzerland
July 13th:
Marseille x Porto (Valais Cup)
0-3
Izmaylov, Carlos*son, Iturbe

Puerto de la Cruz, Venezuela
July 21st:
Deportivo Anzoátegui x Porto (Copa EuroAmericana)
2-4
Aguilar, Fuenmayor; Carlos*son, Mangala, Varela x2

Bogotá, Colombia
July 24th:
Millonarios FC x Porto (Copa EuroAmericana)
0-4
Danilo x3, Carlos*son

Porto, Portugal
July 28th:
Porto x Celta Vigo (Friendly)
1-0
Carlos*son

London, England
August 3rd:
Galatasaray x Porto (Emirates Cup)
1-0
Melo

London, England
August 4th:
Napoli x Porto (Emirates Cup)
1-3
Pandev; Ghilas, Fernandez (o.g.), Licá


Season Fixtures/Results:

August 10th:
Porto x V. Guimarães (Portuguese Supercup)
3-0
Licá, Carlos*son, Lucho

August 18th:
V. Setúbal x Porto (Portuguese League, 1st Round)
1-3
R. Martins; Josué, Quintero, Carlos*son

August 25th:
Porto x Marítimo (Portuguese League, 2nd Round)
3-0
Carlos*son, Licá, Josué

September 1st:
Paços de Ferreira x Porto (Portuguese League, 3rd Round)
0-1
Carlos*son

September 14th:
Porto x Gil Vicente (Portuguese League, 4th Round)
2-0
Varela, Carlos*son

September 18th:
Austria Wien x Porto (Champions League: Group G, 1st Round)
0-1
Lucho

September 22nd:
Estoril x Porto (Portuguese League, 5th Round)
2-2
Evandro, L. Leal; Licá, Carlos*son

September 27th:
Porto x V. Guimarães (Portuguese League, 6th Round)
1-0
Josué

October 1st:
Porto x At. Madrid (Champions League: Group G, 2nd Round)
1-2
Carlos*son; Godín, Turan

October 6th:
Arouca x Porto (Portuguese League, 7th Round)
1-3
Pintassilgo; Carlos*son x2, Quintero

October 19th:
Porto x Trofense (Portuguese Cup, 3rd Round)
1-0
Varela

October 22nd:
Porto x Zenit (Champions League: Group G, 3rd Round)
0-1
Kherzakov

October 27th:
Porto x Sporting (Portuguese League, 8th Round)
3-1
Josué, Danilo, Lucho; William

November 2nd:
Belenenses x Porto (Portuguese League, 9th Round)
1-1
J. Pedro; Mangala

November 6th:
Zenit x Porto (Champions League: Group G, 4th Round)
1-1
Hulk; Lucho

November 10th:
V. Guimarães x Porto (Portuguese Cup, 4th Round)
0-2
Fernando, Carlos*son

November 23rd:
Porto x Nacional (Portuguese League, 10th Round)
1-1
Carlos*son; Rondon

November 26th:
Porto x Austria Wien (Champions League: Group G, 5th Round)
1-1
Carlos*son; Kienast

November 30th:
Académica x Porto (Portuguese League, 11th Round)
1-0
F. Alexandre

December 7th:
Porto x Braga (Portuguese League, 12th Round)
2-0
Carlos*son x2

December 11th:
At. Madrid x Porto (Champions League: Group G, 6th Round)
2-0
D. Costa, R. Garcia

December 15th:
Rio Ave x Porto (Portuguese League, 13th Round)
1-3
Edimar; Maicon, Carlos*son, Danilo

December 20th:
Porto x Olhanense (Portuguese League, 14th Round)
4-0
Mangala, Carlos*son, Carlos Eduardo, Herrera

December 29th:
Sporting x Porto (Portuguese League Cup: Group B, Round 1)
0-0

January 4th:
Porto x Atlético (Portuguese Cup, Last 16)
6-0
Varela x2, Defour, Marinheiro (o.g.), Otamendí, Kelvin

January 12th:
Benfica x Porto (Portuguese League, 15th Round)
2-0
Rodrigo, Garay

January 15th:
Porto x Penafiel (Portuguese League Cup: Group B, Round 2)
4-0
Quaresma, Carlos*son x2, Varela

January 19th:
Porto x Setúbal (Portuguese League, 16th Round)
3-0
Carlos*son, Varela, Carlos Eduardo

January 25th:
Porto x Marítimo (Portuguese League Cup: Group B, Round 3)
3-2
Carlos*son, Carlos Eduardo, Josué; J. Diogo, Artur

February 1st:
Marítimo x Porto (Portuguese League, 17th Round)
1-0
Derley

February 5th:
Porto x Estoril (Portuguese Cup, Quarter-Finals)
2-1
Quaresma, Ghilas; Babanco

February 9th:
Porto x Paços de Ferreira (Portuguese League, 18th Round)
3-0
Quaresma, Carlos*son, Ricardo

February 16th:
Gil Vicente x Porto (Portuguese League, 19th Round)
1-2
H. Vieira; Varela x2

February 20th:
Porto x Eintracht Frankfurt (Europa League: Last 32, 1st Leg)
2-2
Quaresma, Varela; Joselu, Alex Sandro (o.g.)

February 23rd:
Porto x Estoril (Portuguese League, 20th Round)
B]0-1[/B]
Evandro

February 27th:
Eintracht Frankfurt x Porto (Europa League: Last 32, 2nd Leg)
3-3
Aigner, Meier x2; Mangala x2, Ghilas

March 2nd:
V. Guimarães x Porto (Portuguese League, 21st Round)
2-2
Maazou, M. Matias; Quaresma, Licá

March 9th:
Porto x Arouca (Portuguese League, 22nd Round)
4-1
Quaresma x2, Carlos Eduardo, Carlos*son; R. Sampaio

March 13th:
Porto x Napoli (Europa League: Last 16, 1st Leg)
1-0
Carlos*son

March 16th:
Sporting x Porto (Portuguese League, 23rd Round)
1-0
Slimani

March 20th:
Napoli x Porto (Europa League: Last 16, 2nd Leg)
2-2
Pandev, Zapata; Ghilas, Quaresma

March 23rd:
Porto x Belenenses (Portuguese League, 24th Round)
1-0
Quintero

March 26th:
Porto x Benfica (Portuguese Cup: Semi-Finals, 1st Leg)
1-0
Carlos*son

March 30th:
Nacional x Porto (Portuguese League, 25th Round)
2-1
Candeias, Rondón; Carlos*son

April 3rd:
Porto x Sevilla (Europa League: Quarter-Finals, 1st Leg)
1-0
Mangala

March 9th:
Porto x Académica (Portuguese League, 26th Round)
3-1
Carlos*son x2, Ghilas; M. Paulo

April 10th:
Sevilla x Porto (Europa League: Quarter-Finals, 2nd Leg)
4-1
Rakitic, Vitolo, Bacca, Gameiro; Quaresma

April 13th:
Braga x Porto (Portuguese League, 27th Round)
1-3
Moreno; Varela, Carlos Eduardo, Quintero

April 16th:
Benfica x Porto (Portuguese Cup: Semi-Finals, 2nd Leg)
3-1
Salvio, E. Perez, A. Gomes; Varela

April 21st:
Porto x Rio Ave (Portuguese League, 28th Round)
3-0
Carlos*son, Herrera, Danilo

April 27th:
Porto x Benfica (Portuguese League Cup, Semi-Final)
0-0 (3-4 a.p.)

May 4th:
Olhanense x Porto SIZE=1](Portuguese League, 29th Round)[/SIZE]
2-1
Kroldrup, Dionisi; Herrera

May 10th:
Porto x Benfica (Portuguese League, 30th Round)
2-1
Ricardo, Carlos*son; E. Perez




Goal/Assist Count:

Carlos*son 29/2
Josué 5/12
Varela 11/5
Quaresma 9/3
Danilo 4/6
Carlos Eduardo 5/4
Lucho 4/4
Ghilas 4/4
Mangala 5/1
Licá 4/2
Quintero 4/2
Herrera 3/1
Ricardo 2/1
Kelvin 1/2
Defour 1/2
Fernando 1/2
Alex Sandro 0/3
Otamendí 1/1
Maicon 1/1
Fucile 0/1



 

MaSsiVe

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Yeah I'll edit the pre-season schedule into the first post. Unlike last year when we played shitty teams, this year it's worth it since we'll have quite a few exciting match-ups coming up.


Beautiful kits BTW, I just don't really understand the concept behind having an away kit that is also blue...
 

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First post updated with the pre-season fixtures...looking forward especially to the Emirates Cup which will provide a couple of strong opponents to help us warm up for the tie against Guimarães in the Supercup.

I'm not thrilled about the south american journey though, ideally we should avoid long trips...I guess the objective is to enhance our reputation there, there is a large portuguese community in Venezuela and colombian people do love FC Porto nowadays (H)
 

Filipower

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We're apparently after Jô, which would be a bit of a strange buy, but I guess still better than Ghilas in who I have no idea why we're interested.
 

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Jô? Don't make laugh.

We got Ghilas because he's a very good player and we obviously needed a reliable back-up for Carlos*son, that's why.
 

Filipower

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Meh, "a very good player". He's a bit better than Kléber. We could at least get another Portuguese player, if we needed reasonable backup for Carlos*son.
 

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So, we'll start the league away at Setúbal which is fine and we finish the league playing Benfica at the Dragão which is FUCKING AWESOME (H)
 

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He has his days :p
I just don't get what your problem with Ghilas is, unless you didn't watch him play at all last season. I mean he scored 16 goals overall, almost half of his shitty team's total (none from the penalty spot and some were top finishes), is now a starter for his NT (not that Algeria is a powerhouse but still) and is consensually seen as a great prospect among the pundits considering his age and talent.
I'm telling you man, he's gonna be a great back-up for Carlos*son and will eventually become his successor.
 

Filipower

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No. I don't think he'll become his successor. He's decent, but I think he's the typical big fish in a little pond. He scored half of Moreirense's goals? Fuck Neymar, Barça, grab Ghilas! He will do for cup or some league games, that is IF he adapts to playing in a club like Porto. We need two top strikers, we missed a striker too much when Carlos*son went missing halfway through the season.
 

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Filipower;3518319 said:
He scored half of Moreirense's goals? Fuck Neymar, Barça, grab Ghilas!
Is this supposed to be funny? Being in a weak ass team and still managing to have such a scoring record is supposed to be a plus!
Anyway I'll just stick to the idea that you have no clue about what you're saying when it comes to Ghilas, because if you actually saw him play you wouldn't be bashing him like that.

And us having 2 top strikers in the squad? We ALWAYS have 1 top striker as a starter and then 1 or 2 reasonable back-ups so I understand what you're saying but it's unrealistic. At most we have a solid prospect in the bench (Ghilas!).
It would be awesome to have 2 top options for the same spot but the reality is that our financial and transfer policy don't allow us to dream so.
 

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Sometimes it's easier scoring in a weak team. Sure, the service is worse, but you get more space to work in as the opposition is less inent on defending than if you were playing for a big side. Anyone can score if given enough space. I have no idesa who this guy even is, though.
 

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I know what you mean, but in this context it really was an achievement from him. He dragged his team on his back throughout the season and if it wasn't for him they would've been relegated a lot earlier.
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You can check a few of his goals here:


Strong, fast, ambidextrous, composed finisher...star in the making :read:

I think Fili and I just can't agree to disagree, and have different points of view about a lot of stuff concerning Porto...for example, I had to ignore a lot of his bitching against our last coach or else we would have endless posts about the same issue and never reach a consensus. And there would be blood, I reckon. :innocent_smile_1:
 
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