FC Porto UCL Record and Updated Squad

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 nameFutebol Clube do Porto
Short namePorto
Founded28 September 1893
GroundEstádio do Dragão
PresidentJorge Nuno Pinto da Costa
Head coachSérgio Conceição
LeaguePrimeira Liga
2022–23Primeira 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

NumberPositionPlayer Name
2DFPortugal Fábio Cardoso
3DFPortugal Pepe
4DFPortugal David Carmo
5DFSpain Iván Marcano
7FWBrazil Gabriel Veron
9FWIran Mehdi Taremi
11MFBrazil Pepê
12DFNigeria Zaidu Sanusi
13MFBrazil Galeno
14GKPortugal Cláudio Ramos
16MFSerbia Marko Grujić
17DFPortugal Rodrigo Conceição
18DFPortugal Wilson Manafá
19FWEngland Danny Loader
20MFPortugal André Franco
22DFBrazil Wendell
23DFPortugal João Mário
25MFPortugal Otávio
29FWSpain Toni Martínez
30FWBrazil Evanilson
46MFCanada Stephen Eustáquio
70FWPortugal Gonçalo Borges
71GKPortugal Francisco Meixedo
87MFPortugal Bernardo Folha
94GKBrazil Samuel Portugal
99GKPortugal Diogo Costa

FC Porto Champions League Record (After 1990’s)

 Position FinishedPWDL
2022-2023Round of 168413
2021-2022Group Stage6123
2020-2021Quarter Finals10613
2019-2020Third Qualifying Round2101
2018-2019Quarter Finals10613
2017-2018Round of 168323
2016-2017Round of 1610433
2015-2016Group Stage6312
2014-2015Quarter Finals12831
2013-2014Group Stage6123
2012-2013Round of 168512
2011-2012Group Stage6222
2009-2010Round of 168503
2008-2009Quarter Finals10433
2007-2008Round of 168332
2006-2007Round of 168332
2005-2006Group Stage6123
2004-2005Round of 168233
2001-2002Second Group Stage16637
2000-2001Third Qualifying Round2011
1999-2000Quarter Finals14725
1998-1999Group Stage6213
1997-1998Group Stage6114
1996-1997Quarter Finals8521
1995-1996Group Stage6141
1993-1994Semi Finals11533
1992-1993Group Stage10523
1990-1991Quarter Finals6321
1988-1989Second Round4202
1987-1988Second Round4202
1985-1986Second Round4211
1979-1980Second Round4211
1978-1979First Round2101
1959-1960Preliminary Round2002
1956-1957Preliminary Round2002

Has FC Porto Ever Won the Champions League?

Yes, FC Porto has won UCL twice for the years 1987 and 2004.

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