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FC Porto [2016-2017]

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  1. MaSsiVe

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    President: Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa

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    Stadium:

    Estádio do DRAGÃO
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    History:

    September 1893. Out of nothing, as a secret ambition unfolded by a tough and inflexible reality, FC 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, FC Lisbonense to a football match. It was the first appearance in a football match for the club, the most ancient page written in more than an hundred years of history.

    Deep and insightful enthusiasm marked the years that followed F.C. Porto foundation. The goal of José Monteiro da Costa was to unite the efforts of the local community with the strong English representation in Oporto. 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, a crest 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.

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

    Over the years, FC Porto grew as the conquests were becoming bigger and as its purposes were becoming greater. The symbol of a region astounded the country and surprised the world. The 1980’s were one of the most memorable decades. In 1987 and 1988, FC Porto conquered the European Champions Cup, the Intercontinental Cup and the European Super Cup – an outstanding deed, a proof of the success of a special approach to sports. Few years later, F.C. Porto achieved a goal that no other club in Portugal dared to accomplish. Five championships in a row was a remarkable act, another great page in the clubs’ history.

    Nowadays, the world changed and Portugal too has evolved. Sports reality is now more complex, but FC Porto remains at the top. The club remained winning and the dynamics persisted. FC Porto is now represented all over the country and all over the world.
    The Centro de Treinos e Formação Desportiva PortoGaia and the Estádio do Dragão are modern infrastructures of world class. The future shines, as the club conquered the UEFA Cup, in the season 2002/03, the UEFA Champions League, in 2003/04, the Intercontinental Cup, in 2004, and the Europa League, in 2010/11. At the end of this last season, FC Porto became the most titled portuguese club.

    Beyond the reality that surrounds football, F.C. Porto showed its greatness in other sports. The honours achieved speak for it. The club is also strong in basketball, handball, roller hockey, billiards, swimming, athletics, adapted sport, motorsports, boxing, camping, chess, fishing, karate and weightlifting. These teams contribute to this history of success and ensure the diversity and necessary involvement in the community’s well-being.​


    Honours:

    League Winners (31)
    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 (16)
    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 (20)
    1981,1983,1984,1986,1990,1991,
    1993,1994,1996,1998,1999,2001,
    2003,2004,2006,2009,2010,2011,
    2012,2013

    UEFA Cup Winners (1)
    2002/03

    Europa League Winners (1)
    2010/11

    Champions League Winners (2)
    1986/87, 2003/04

    European Supercup Winners (1)
    1987

    Intercontinental Cup Winners (2)
    1987, 2004


    Season 2016/17


    Kits:


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    Transfers:

    Players IN:
    Alex Telles (Galatasaray) - €6,5M
    Willy Boly (Braga) - €6,5M
    Felipe (Corinthians) - €6,2M
    Miguel Layún (Watford) - €6M
    Laurent Depoitre (Gent) - €5,5M
    João Carlos Teixeira (Liverpool) - Free Transfer
    Óliver Torres (At. Madrid) - Loan
    Diogo Jota (At. Madrid) - Loan
    Diego Reyes (Real Sociedad) - Return From Loan
    Otávio (V. Guimarães) - Return From Loan
    Adrián López (Villarreal) - Return From Loan

    Players OUT:
    Maicon (São Paulo) - €6M
    Licá - Released
    Loans:
    Ricardo Pereira (Nice)
    Kelvin (São Paulo)
    Fabiano Freitas (Fenerbahçe)
    Mauro Caballero (Club Olimpia)
    Abdoulaye (Alanyaspor)
    José Ángel (Villarreal)
    Andrés Fernandéz (Villarreal)
    Igor Lichnovsky (Valladolid)
    Roniel (Nacional)
    Victor Garcia (Nacional)
    Tiago Rodrigues (Nacional)
    Rafa Soares (Rio Ave)
    Sami (Akhisarspor)
    Leandro Silva (Paços de Ferreira)
    Ivo Rodrigues (Paços de Ferreira)
    Gleison (Paços de Ferreira)
    Zé Manuel (V. Setúbal)
    Mikel Agu (V. Setúbal)
    Moussa Marega (V. Guimarães)
    Pité (Tondela)
    David Bruno (Tondela)
    Francisco Ramos (Chaves)
    Ricardo Nunes (Chaves)
    Suk Hyun-jun (Trabzonspor)
    Josué (Galatasaray)
    Hernâni (V. Guimarães)
    Aboubakar (Besiktas)
    Martins Indi (Stoke City)
    Alberto Bueno (Granada)
    Sinan Bolat (Nacional)

    Undefined:
    Hélton
    Nabil Ghilas
    Joris Kayembe
    Gonçalo Paciência
    Kadú
    Quintero
    Raúl Gudiño


    Squad:

    Goalkeepers
    1 Iker Casillas
    12 José Sá
    24 João Costa

    Defenders
    2 Maxi Pereira
    4 Boly
    5 Marcano
    13 Alex Telles
    21 Layún
    28 Felipe
    31 Diego Reyes
    33 Chidozie

    Midfielders
    3 Sérgio Oliveira
    6 Rúben Neves
    8 Brahimi
    15 Evandro
    16 Herrera
    18 João Carlos Teixeira
    20 André André
    22 Danilo Pereira
    25 Otávio
    30 Óliver Torres

    Forwards
    7 Varela
    9 Depoitre
    10 André Silva
    11 Adrián López
    17 Jesús Corona
    19 Diogo Jota
    23 Bueno
    26 Aboubakar

    Coach: Nuno Espírito Santo


    Season Fixtures/Results:

    August 12th:
    Rio Ave x Porto (Portuguese League, 1st Round)
    1-3
    Marcelo; Corona, Herrera, André Silva

    August 17th:
    Porto x Roma (Champions League: Play-off, 1st Leg)
    1-1
    André Silva; Felipe (o.g.)

    August 20th:
    Porto x Estoril (Portuguese League, 2nd Round)
    1-0
    André Silva

    August 23rd:
    Roma x Porto (Champions League: Play-off, 2nd Leg)
    0-3
    Felipe, Layún, Corona

    August 28th:
    Sporting x Porto (Portuguese League, 3rd Round)
    2-1
    Slimani, G. Martins; Felipe

    Sptember 10th:
    Porto x V. Guimarães (Portuguese League, 4th Round)







    Goal/Assist Count:

    André Silva 3/1
    Herrera 1/2
    Layún 1/2
    Corona 2/0
    Felipe 2/0
    Otávio 0/2










     
  2. MaSsiVe

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    Aboubakar will probably leave so we'll need to get a replacement, unless Nuno decides give a chance to Gonçalo Paciência who's doing a good job at the Olympics. André Silva is going to be our main striker anyway and Depoitre his first alternative.

    Brahimi is a different case though because he's a class apart and we need to carefully plan his sale. He just doesn't seem motivated enough anymore so I'd rather have him gone, but not for less than big money. A decent replacement will be in order then, we need to get a really good winger to make up for the loss of a player as special as Yacine. Dispite all his faults, his talent is unique.
    Otávio seems legit and Corona is set to have a kick-ass season so I'm not much worried...depth is always important though.

    What we do need is a CB, Felipe is still adapting to European football and Marcano is no more than average so a commanding figure to lead our defense is a priority for me.
    I've been wishing for Simon Kjaer to join for months now but still no luck not even a single little rumour in the press :mad:

    So let's see how this goes. Expectations are always high for us, so I hope we get to our usual selves and start winning shit again. For starters we need get past Roma and reach the CL, it won't be easy but we simply need to get it done.
     
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    Did you notice how Benfica became league power once I started supporting them few years ago ;-)
     
  4. Nimreitz

    Nimreitz Make America Great Again

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    Bro, Kjaer is a horrible player. Literally one of the worst defenders I've seen when he was at Wolfsburg. Like, he was Titus Bramble quality.

    If my FM game is anything to go by, you should really buy Goncalo Guedes and João Carvalho (not the dead one) from Benfica.
     
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    Quintero promised so much when he joined.
     
  6. MaSsiVe

    MaSsiVe Manager Staff Member Moderator

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    I like Kjaer a lot, every time I watched him play he was imperial and commanded his defensive line like a boss.
    He's not coming so it doesn't really matter what I think anyway...

    Quintero is a fucking bum, 100% talent, 0% will. So fuck him.
     
  7. poet11

    poet11 Oh and tits.

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    I wish you keep your best Portuguese players,buy more Portuguese young gems and build a great team around them.
     
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    Kjaer is softer than Bartra
     
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    So is Herrera leaving or staying?
     
  10. MaSsiVe

    MaSsiVe Manager Staff Member Moderator

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    We do need to make money off a couple of players but he's not likely to be one of them. Also he's established himself well here, team captain and all so I think he's going to stay unless Napoli or something decides to pay up big time for him.
     
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    Nimreitz Make America Great Again

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    What happened to Porto's developmental system? How come Benfica is the only club producing players these days?
     
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    MaSsiVe Manager Staff Member Moderator

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    Our B team won the second tier league in Portugal (first time this ever happened, a B team winning it) last season and was heavily based on our youth players, so that isn't exactly true.
    André Silva is a homegrown player and is going to be a starter for us, just missed the Euros because according to Fernando Santos he got into Porto's first team a bit too late. Our development system is doing pretty well thank you very much.

    Benfica is far from being an example when it comes to lauching young players, Sanches was a drop in the ocean. They sold a few players a couple of seasons ago from their youth team to the likes of Monaco and Valencia only because Jorge Mendes was their agent, not because they were special. Out of like half a dozen players, only Bernardo Silva was actually any good.
     
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    poet11 Oh and tits.

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    That's cool to know. I hope you have a Champions League competitive team made of homegrown players. Good for football.

    How is this Ruben Neves, btw? Is he a defensive midfielder or more of a CM player.
     
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    Porto doesnt has it easy to lure talent, their academy is still one of the best in Europe.
     
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    Nimreitz Make America Great Again

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    That one kid just signed for Barcelona didn't he? He's shit?
     
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    He is very good
     
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    poet11 Oh and tits.

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    The non hyped but not as good Pogba.
     
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    The next Pogba is Sanches. That kid is fucking incredible. Another year in Portugal and he would have cost 60m.
     
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    poet11 Oh and tits.

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    Really different player but I like him more than Pogba tbh. More of a serious player than vine hype job, imo.
     
  20. MaSsiVe

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    The portuguese olympic team is loaded with FC Porto players, also our U17 and U19 team were portuguese champions this season. We're doing fine nowadays, TBH this wasn't the case close to a decade ago that's why had to buy so many foreign-based players throughout the years. Lucky for us our scouting was overall quite assertive...

    The most important thing is to win stuff for a club like Porto, but it's always cooler to watch those wins featuring our own academy's gems.


    Yeah forgot about Gomes, he's good. Played for us until he was 15 BTW, before eventually joining Benfica a couple of years later.


    He's quite technical and tactically very aware. Reads the moments of the game well and is very useful in defensive transitions because of his immaculate placement. His passing I would say is his best skill though, very efficient from short and long range. He can easily occupy a box-to-box role but I believe he works better as a DM, playing alone in front of the CBs and distributing game. Not exactly an anchorman, but we have Danilo for that role anyway.
     
      

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