C.D. Nacional

CD Nacional
Full name Clube Desportivo Nacional
Nickname(s) Alvinegros (White-and-Black)
Nacionalistas (Nationalists)
Founded 8 December 1910 (8 December 1910)
Ground Estádio da Madeira[1]
Capacity 5,132
Chairman Rui Alves
Manager Costinha
League Primeira Liga
2017–18 LigaPro, 1st (promoted)
Website Club website

Clube Desportivo Nacional, commonly known as Nacional and sometimes Nacional da Madeira (Portuguese pronunciation: [nɐsjuˈnaɫ dɐ mɐˈdɐjɾɐ]), is a Portuguese football club based in Funchal, on the island of Madeira.[2]

Founded in 1910, it currently plays in the Primeira Liga, Portugal's top-tier division of professional football. It plays its home games at Estádio da Madeira, also known as Estádio da Choupana. Built in 1998 and named at the time Estádio Eng. Rui Alves after the current club president Rui Alves, it seats approximately 5,132 people. The stadium is located in the north of Funchal, high in the mountains of the Choupana district.

The club's home colours are black and white striped shirts with black shorts and socks. Nacional is also known for being one of the clubs that formed Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo and to honour the club's most famous player they named their youth training facilities Cristiano Ronaldo Campus Futebol.

The Alvinegros best top-tier league finish was fourth in the 2003–04 Primeira Liga season and their best participation in European competitions was in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League after beating Zenit St. Petersburg in the play-off round and managing to secure a third place in the group stage.

Like many other Portuguese clubs, Nacional operates several sports teams outside the football team. Other sports groups within the organisation include beach soccer, boxing, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, tennis, triathlon, muay thai, padel, rallying, swimming and veterans' soccer.

History

Nacional reached the first division for the first time ever in the mid-1990s, returning again in 2002–03. The following season was arguably the best ever season, as the side finished fourth in the league, just squeaking past Braga. In that season, three of its key players were Paulo Assunção, a defensive midfielder, and goal-machine Adriano, who netted 19 times. Both would later go to Porto, while the third key player, winger Miguelito, joined Benfica in 2006.

Nacional also had a quarter-final run in the domestic cup, and would lose in the first round of the subsequent 2004–05 UEFA Cup, being defeated twice by Sevilla. In 2006–07's edition, more of the same occurred with two early losses to Rapid Bucureşti.

In the 2008–09 season, Nacional again edged Braga for the final fourth spot, mainly courtesy of Nenê, who scored 20 goals and won the Golden Boot honor. The side also reached the last-four in the Portuguese Cup, losing on aggregate 5–4 to Paços de Ferreira, with the decider coming at the Estádio da Madeira in the 90th minute.

2009–10 started without Nenê, who was sold to Cagliari for a club-record fee of €4.5 million. In August 2009, however, the club managed to defeat former UEFA Super Cup winners Zenit Saint Petersburg in the UEFA Europa League last round prior to the group stages; after a 4–3 home win, youngster Rúben Micael scored another last-minute goal, as the club was trailing 1–0 in Russia. In the next round, Nacional was drawn alongside Athletic Bilbao, Austria Wien, and Werder Bremen; the Austrians were beaten 5–1 in Madeira, but the Portuguese did not progress to the knockout rounds.

In the 2014–15 season, Nacional had a slow start, being eliminated of 2014–15 UEFA Europa League in the play-off round against Dinamo Minsk, after losing two times in a 2–0 away loss[3] and a 2–3 home loss.[4] But after that the club accomplished a major achievement, after beating rivals Marítimo in a 3–0 home win for the 2014–15 Primeira Liga[5] the Alvinegros managed to beat them again, this time in a 1–1 away draw for the quarter-finals of the 2014–15 Taça de Portugal where Nacional eventually won 6–5 at penalties, granting the team the qualification for the semi-finals of the competition.[6]

On 30 December 2016, Predrag Jokanović began his fourth spell as manager for the club.[7]

Stadium

The Estádio da Madeira, better known as the Choupana, houses Nacional. The current stadium is located around nearby training pitches. The club also built an academy campus in name of its most famous player, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. The stadium was renovated in 2007 for a new stand and also increasing the capacity to over 5,000 spectators. The total price of the renovations was €20 million.

In these new facilities, no stands were put behind the goals, with a tall fence used in its place. In mid-2007, the stadium name was changed to Estádio da Madeira, because of the excellent sports facilities.

Rivalry

Nacional has a big rivalry with Madeira-neighbours Marítimo. Historically, Marítimo dominated Nacional in the early years, being the first to reach European competition. Nacional, however, have crept up in the UEFA standings, finishing fourth twice and fifth in the 2000s.

The Madeira Derby is often associated with the clubs' followers differing culture and way of life. The fans of Nacional, being of a higher socio-economic status than those of Marítimo, were mainly lobbyists for the commercial expansion of Madeira, but the working class Marítimo followers were keen to preserve Madeira. This only exacerbated the ill-feeling between the clubs.

Honours

National

Regional

  • AF Madeira Championship (8): 1934–35, 1936–37, 1938–39, 1941–42, 1942–43, 1943–44, 1968–69, 1974–75
  • AF Madeira Cup (6): 1943–44, 1944–45, 1973–74, 1974–75, 2001–02, 2007–08

League and cup history

Season League Cup League Cup Europe (UEFA) Notes
Div. Pos. Pl W D L GS GA Pts Result Result Competition Result
1988–89 1D 10th 38121214434936 R6 N/A    
1989–90 1D 14th 3471413344628 R6 N/A    
1990–91 1D 20th 3881119336027 R5 N/A     [A]
1991–92 2D 14th 3461315264225 R4 N/A    
1992–93 2D 13th 34101014324230 R4 N/A    
1993–94 2D 11th 34101113323331 R3 N/A    
1994–95 2D 13th 34111013394232 R4 N/A    
1995–96 2D 16th 3411617394339 R4 N/A     [B]
1996–97 2DS 1st 342464803078 R4 N/A     [C]
1997–98 2D 18th 346919375827 R4 N/A     [B]
1998–99 2DS 9th 3415415423949 R4 N/A    
1999–00 2DS 1st 382585663283 R2 N/A     [C]
2000–01 2D 7th 3414911555251 R6 N/A    
2001–02 2D 3rd 341888623962 R3 N/A     [D]
2002–03 1D 11th 3491312404640 R5 N/A    
2003–04 1D 4th 3417512563556 QF N/A     [E]
2004–05 1D 12th 3412517464841 R6 N/A UEFA Cup R1 [F]
2005–06 1D 5th 34141010403252 R6 N/A    
2006–07 1D 8th 3011613413839 R6 N/A UEFA Cup R1
2007–08 1D 10th 309813232835 R5 R3    
2008–09 1D 4th 301578473252 SF R3    
2009–10 1D 7th 3010911364639 R5 R3 UEFA Europa League GS [G]
2010–11 1D 6th 3011910283142 R4 SF    
2011–12 1D 7th 3013512485044 SF R3 UEFA Europa League PO
2012–13 1D 8th 3011712455140 R4 R3    
2013–14 1D 5th 3011127433345 R3 R3    
2014–15 1D 7th 3413813454647 SF R3 UEFA Europa League PO
2015–16 1D 11th 3410816405638 QF R3    
2016–17 1D 18th 344921225821 R4 R2     [A]
2017–18 2D 1st 3819145724571 R4 N/A     [D]

A. ^ Relegated to the Segunda Liga.
B. ^ Relegated to the Portuguese Second Division.
C. ^ Promoted to the Segunda Liga.
D. ^ Promoted to the Primeira Liga.
E. ^ Best Primeira Liga finish.
F. ^ First presence in european competitions.
G. ^ Best finish in european competitions.

Last updated: 15 May 2016
Div. = Division; 1D = Primeira Liga; 2D = Segunda Liga; 2DS = Second Division – South Zone
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; Pts = Points
R = Round (Number); QF = Quarter-finals; SF = Semi-finals; PO = Play-off; GS = Group stage
     = Champions;      = Semi-finals or 3rd place;      = Promoted;      = Relegated

European record

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2004–05 UEFA Cup R1 Sevilla 1–2 0–2 1–4
2006–07 UEFA Cup R1 Rapid Bucureşti 1–2 0–1 1–3
2009–10 UEFA Europa League PO Zenit St. Petersburg 4–3 1–1 5–4
Group L Werder Bremen 2–3 1–4 N/A
Austria Wien 5–1 1–1 N/A
Athletic Bilbao 1–1 1–2 N/A
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 2Q FH Hafnarfjördur 2–0 1–1 3–1
3Q Häcken 3–0 1–2 4–2
PO Birmingham City 0–0 0–3 0–3
2014–15 UEFA Europa League PO Dinamo Minsk 2–3 0–2 2–5

Last updated: 28 August 2014
Q = Qualifying; PO = Play-off

Players

Current squad

As of 10 August 2018[8]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Ohoulo Framelin
2 DF Nuno Campos
3 DF Arthur Henrique
4 DF Diogo Coelho
5 DF Mauro Cerqueira
6 MF Abdullahi Alhassan
7 MF Giorgi Arabidze
8 MF Jota
9 FW Okacha Hamzaoui
10 MF Diego Barcelos
11 FW Kenji Gorré
13 GK Daniel Guimarães
No. Position Player
18 FW Brayan Riascos
19 FW João Camacho
21 MF Sérgio Marakis
22 DF Kalindi
23 FW Witi
26 MF Aleksandar Palocevic
35 FW Bryan Róchez
37 DF Felipe Lopes
44 DF Júlio César
55 DF Wesly Decas
80 MF Vítor Gonçalves
88 MF Kaká

On loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
6 MF Geraldo Matsimbe (on loan at Amora)
22 DF Bheu Januário (on loan at Fafe)

Former managers

Chairmen

Player records

Most appearances

Competitive matches only, includes appearances as used substitute.

Rank Name Nat. Years League TP TL EL Total Ref
1 Serginho 1994–2004 279 9 0 0 288 [9]
2 Bruno Patacas 2002–2011 229 21 11 9 270 [10]
3 João Aurélio 2008–2016 186 22 16 14 238 [11]
4 Ivo Vieira 1994–2004 205 14 0 0 219 [12]
5 Cléber Monteiro 2003–2010 183 20 7 4 214 [13]
6 João Fidalgo 1996–2005 171 11 0 0 182 [14]
7 António Vieira 1981–1994 162 0 0 0 162 [15]
8 Mateus 2008–2013 117 15 9 12 153 [16]
9 Fernando Ávalos 2003–2008 132 15 1 3 151 [17]
10 Pedro Paulo 1996–2001 136 9 0 0 145 [18]

Most goals

Competitive matches only, includes goals as used substitute.

Rank Name Nat. Years League TP TL EL Total Ref
1 Serginho 1994–2004 115 4 0 0 119
2 Adriano 2002–2005 43 4 0 1 48 [19]
3 Roberto Carlos 1990–1994 40 0 0 0 40 [20]
4 Mateus 2008–2013 28 7 0 3 38
5 Rui Miguel 1995–1997 36 1 0 0 37 [21]
Mario Rondón 2011–2015 31 5 0 1 37 [22]
6 Claudemir 2010–2014 23 2 2 0 27 [23]
7 Nenê 2008–2009 20 4 1 0 25 [24]
8 Edmilson 1988–1991 23 0 0 0 23 [25]
9 André Pinto 2002–2006 21 0 0 0 21 [26]
Diego Barcelos 2009–2014 18 2 1 0 21 [27]
Marco Matias 2014–2015 17 3 0 1 21 [28]
10 Pedro Paulo 1996–2001 19 1 0 0 20

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