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quarta-feira, 23 de fevereiro de 2011

FC Porto The best portuguese team

Futebol Clube do Porto (Portuguese pronunciation: [futɨˈbɔɫ ˈklub(ɨ) du ˈpoɾtu]) (EuronextFCP), commonly known as FC PortoPorto, orFCP, is a Portuguese football team from the city of Porto, in the northern region of the country. Founded in Porto in 1893, it is one of theTrês Grandes, or Big Three, football clubs in Portugal, with Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Sporting Clube de Portugal being the other two clubs, FC Porto's two biggest rivals.
FC Porto is an internationally lauded team, with a national record of six international titles, becoming European and World Champions (unofficial) twice each in the 1987 and 2004 seasons. In 1987, FC Porto also gained the UEFA Supercup (another first for Portugal) and, in 2004, it brought Portugal's first UEFA Champions League trophy. In 1987, FC Porto became one of a few teams in the World to hold in possession three major international titles simultaneously (the only one in Portugal). Domestically they hold the best record of five titles in a row, having won the Portuguese Liga 19 times. Other titles won by the club include the Portuguese Cup 15 times and Portuguese Supercup17 times (51 national titles).
The football home ground is the Estádio do Dragão, which replaced the previous home, Estádio das Antas, in 2003. A new multi-sport arena near the stadium was recently completed to harbour FC Porto's other sports such as the handball and basketball teams, which are regular contenders for the national titles and the roller hockey section, amongst the best in the sport worldwide. Supporters and players of the club are nicknamed Portistas or Dragões.
The club was founded in 1893 by Monteiro da Costa, the original stadium still exists (the field of constitution), currently serving the formation of the club, under the name Dragon Force Commercially, the club has several stores called Loja Azul (Blue Store) scattered around the city, including two used with official supplier Nike. Since 1994, a merchandising goods fair called Portomania is organized during the pre-season. FC Porto publishes one of the older club-related publications in Europe: a monthly 60-page full-colour magazine called Dragões (Dragons) that has existed since the early 1980s.
FC Porto played in the Portuguese championship 74 times, playing 2048 games, winning 1333, drawing 375, losing 340, scoring 4542 goals, and conceding 1909, having 3342 points as of the end of the 2007–08 season. They were also one of the founding members of the now disbanded G-14.

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