Porto FC professional football team that competes in the Primeira Liga, the top division of Portuguese football, is most known for it.
Porto has won seven trophies in international tournaments, making them the most decorated Portuguese team. They also won the UEFA Cup/Europa League in 2003 and 2011, the UEFA Super Cup in 1987, and the Intercontinental Cup in 1987 and 2004. They also won the European Cup/UEFA Champions League in 1987 and 2004.
They have finished second in the UEFA Super Cup in 2003, 2004 and 2011, as well as the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1983–84. The UEFA Cup/Europa League, the UEFA Super Cup, the Intercontinental Cup, and a continental trifecta of domestic league, domestic cup, and European honours (2002-03 and 2010-11) have all been won by Porto, the only club in Portugal to have done so.
|Full name||Futebol Clube do Porto|
|Founded||28 September 1893|
|Ground||Estádio do Dragão|
|President||Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa|
|Head coach||Sérgio Conceição|
|2022–23||Primeira Liga, 2nd of 18|
FC Porto Over the Years
With the help of coach Sérgio Conceiço, a former player of the club, Porto won their 28th league title in the 2017–18 season, after nearly five years without winning a trophy. Porto made it to the quarterfinals of the competition the following year in the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, but ultimately fell to eventual champions Liverpool by a score of 6–1 on aggregate.
Porto was able to reclaim the league crown in the 2019–20 season, winning it for the 29th time and adding the Portuguese cup for the first time in eleven years. Nevertheless, FC Porto struggled in their Europa League campaign and failed to go through the group stage of the Champions League despite their success on the national level.
Porto defeated Juventus in the round of 16 of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League on the basis of away goals (4–4 on aggregate), advancing them to the quarterfinals. The Supertaça would be the last national prize left at the end of the season.
Porto’s 2021–22 season saw them achieve a number of domestic victories after losing the national championship to Sporting the previous year. Under Conceiço’s leadership for the fifth consecutive season, the team regained the Primeira Liga, finishing with a record 91 points.
The Dragons also started a string of 58 consecutive victories during the first half of the 2020–21 season, which they continued throughout the season to create a new record for the longest league-wide streak of unbeaten play. They added the domestic cup a week after the league season ended to complete the second double under Conceiço.
Porto defeated Sporting CP in the Taça da Liga final on January 28, 2023, while still playing under Conceiço, to win their first-ever championship, winning every national trophy available.
The fiercest rivalries between Porto and Benfica and Sporting CP, two other Big Three teams who frequently fight for the league title, exist. They result from the conflict between the cities of Porto and Lisbon, where the other two clubs are headquartered, on a historical, political, economic, and cultural level.
The most intense and heated rivalry between Porto and Benfica pits the current most successful Portuguese club against the most iconic football symbols from each city. The first game between Porto and Benfica, known as O Clássico (The Classic), took place on April 28, 1912, and Benfica won 2-8; Porto didn’t win for the first time until 1920 (3-2). By the completion of the 2014–15 season, the teams had played 232 competitive matches against one another, with 89 victories for Porto, 86 victories for Benfica, and 57 ties.
On November 30, 1919, Porto and Sporting CP played each other for the first time in a tournament for friendly competition. Their first formal meeting occurred in the first leg of the 1922 Campeonato de Portugal final, which Porto won 2-1 to claim its first national championship. Since then, there have been 221 official matches between the teams, with 80 victories for Porto, 78 victories for Sporting CP, and 63 ties. Despite their rivalry, both clubs banded together to oppose Benfica in 2017.
The club also has a heated rivalry with Boavista, who at one time was known as O Dérbi da Invicta.
FC Porto Current Squad
|2||DF||Portugal Fábio Cardoso|
|4||DF||Portugal David Carmo|
|5||DF||Spain Iván Marcano|
|7||FW||Brazil Gabriel Veron|
|9||FW||Iran Mehdi Taremi|
|12||DF||Nigeria Zaidu Sanusi|
|14||GK||Portugal Cláudio Ramos|
|16||MF||Serbia Marko Grujić|
|17||DF||Portugal Rodrigo Conceição|
|18||DF||Portugal Wilson Manafá|
|19||FW||England Danny Loader|
|20||MF||Portugal André Franco|
|23||DF||Portugal João Mário|
|29||FW||Spain Toni Martínez|
|46||MF||Canada Stephen Eustáquio|
|70||FW||Portugal Gonçalo Borges|
|71||GK||Portugal Francisco Meixedo|
|87||MF||Portugal Bernardo Folha|
|94||GK||Brazil Samuel Portugal|
|99||GK||Portugal Diogo Costa|
FC Porto Champions League Record (After 1990’s)
|2022-2023||Round of 16||8||4||1||3|
|2019-2020||Third Qualifying Round||2||1||0||1|
|2017-2018||Round of 16||8||3||2||3|
|2016-2017||Round of 16||10||4||3||3|
|2012-2013||Round of 16||8||5||1||2|
|2009-2010||Round of 16||8||5||0||3|
|2007-2008||Round of 16||8||3||3||2|
|2006-2007||Round of 16||8||3||3||2|
|2004-2005||Round of 16||8||2||3||3|
|2001-2002||Second Group Stage||16||6||3||7|
|2000-2001||Third Qualifying Round||2||0||1||1|
Has FC Porto Ever Won the Champions League?
Yes, FC Porto has won UCL twice for the years 1987 and 2004.