C.F. União

União da Madeira
Full name Clube de Futebol União
Nickname(s) União da Bola
(Union of the ball)
Unionistas (Unionists)
Founded 1 November 1913
Ground Centro Desportivo da Madeira,
Ribeira Brava, Madeira
Capacity 2,600
Chairman Filipe Abreu Silva
Manager Jorge Casquilha
League Campeonato de Portugal
2017–18 LigaPro, 17th (relegated)
Website Club website

Clube de Futebol União, commonly known as União da Madeira, is a Portuguese football club from Funchal, Madeira, that plays in the Campeonato de Portugal.[1] The club was founded on 1 November 1913, thus being one of the oldest football clubs in Portugal.[2] The club's home ground is the Estádio do Centro Desportivo da Madeira, located in Ribeira Brava, approximately 20 minutes drive from the capital Funchal.

The club won promotion back to the Primeira Liga after a 20-year absence in 2015 with a 3–0 away victory at Oriental Lisboa. The players upon arrival at Santa Cruz airport in Madeira were surrounded by fans and automatically gained hero status. Celebrations and a parade carried on upon arrival for the small Madeiran outfit. União da Madeira has played in the Primeira Liga on five occasions between the 1989–90 and 1991–92 seasons and the 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons.[3][4][5][6][7] As a sports club, União da Madeira has sports departments for Basketball, Fencing, Football, Handball, Roller hockey, Rugby and Volleyball.[8][9][10] União da Madeira are currently sponsored by Italian sportswear manufacturer Macron.[11]

History

The club was founded on 1 November 1913 initially as União Futebol Clube by, among others, César da Silva, João Fernandes Rosa, Alexandre Vasconcelos, José Anastácio do Nascimento and José Fernandes. The founding members shortly after its establishment decided to change the club's name to Clube de Futebol União.[2]

Shortly after Ângelo Olim Marote was appointed as the very first chairman of the club. A few years later the club was a founding member of the Madeira Football Association which it is still a part of today as well as competing in its annual AF Madeira Cup.

Stadium

Whilst the União's history and headquarter's are based in the city of Funchal, the club currently play their home games at the Centro Desportivo da Madeira, 20 km away in the village of Ribeira Brava. The club have led a rather nomadic existence since leaving the Estádio dos Barreiros in 2008 when the stadium was purchased by joint tenants and local rivals Marítimo from the local municipality.

They played at the Campo do Adelino Rodrigues for a short period before winning promotion back to the Segunda Liga in 2011 rendered that stadium as inadequate. União returned to Barreiros for the 2011–12 season before relocating to the 3,300-capacity municipal stadium in Machico for the 2012–13 campaign and then again to their current base at Ribeira Brava in 2014. Whilst remaining at the modest 2,500-seat venue after winning promotion to the Primeira Liga in 2015, the club have an agreement with top division rivals Nacional to play its high-profile home games at their larger stadium, the Estádio da Madeira. The stadium previously hosted several cup matches.

Current squad

As of 27 September 2017[12]

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 Chastre
3 DF Allef (on loan from Grêmio Anápolis)
6 MF Christophe Nduwarugira (on loan from Chibuto)
7 FW Danilo Dias
8 MF Pathé Ciss
9 FW Flávio
10 MF Mica
11 FW Betinho
13 DF Alhassane Sylla
15 DF Romaric
17 FW Júnior
19 MF Nestor Mendy
20 DF Tiago Moreira
22 MF Bruno Morais
No. Position Player
24 DF Tiago Almeida
30 DF Nuno Lopes
33 DF Paulo Vasconcelos
44 DF Miguel Lourenço
52 MF Rudy
70 FW Moicano
72 FW Rodrigo Henrique
77 MF André Carvalhas
83 DF Rafael Donato
91 FW Luan
93 DF Laércio
94 GK Raví
98 MF Peterson
99 GK Mário Pellicer

Honours

Regional

  • AF Madeira Championship (tier 4): 16
    • 1920–21, 1927–28, 1931–32, 1933–34, 1937–38, 1956–57, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1973–74, 1977–78, 1979–80
  • AF Madeira Cup: 17
    • 1945–46, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1992–93, 1994–95, 2002–03, 2004–05

Managerial history

Chairmen history

League and cup history

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup League Cup Notes
1989–90 1D 16 3451415 244524 Round 6
1990–91 1D 12 3891514 305133 Round 5
1991–92 1D 18 349619 305824 Round 5 Relegated
1992–93 2H 2 3418115 603447 Round 5 Promoted
1993–94 1D 12 3411914 364231 Round 5
1994–95 1D 16 3471017 305424 Round 4 Relegated
1995–96 2H 7 3414911 433751 Round 4
1996–97 2H 11 34111013 404543 Round 5
1997–98 2H 12 3411815 364841 Round 3
1998–99 2H 17 348917 345033 Round 3 Relegated
1999–00 2DS 3 382198 653772 Round 4
2000–01 2DS 2 3818911 463763 Round 2
2001–02 2DS 1 382495 692481 Round 3 Promoted
2002–03 2H 15 34101014 311840 Round 4
2003–04 2H 18 3441515 395327 Round 4 Relegated
2004–05 2DS 3 3818911 463763 Round 3
2005–06 2DS 2 261367 452245 Round 2
2006–07 2DS 1 261736 532154 Round 4
[A]
2007–08 2DS 1 261565 431751 Round 2
[A]
2008–09 2DS 2 221453 381547 Round 4
2009–10 2DS 1 302352 702574 Round 4
[A]
2010–11 2DS 1 302073 531867 Round 5 Promoted
2011–12 2H 10 3091011 354037 Round 2 Round 2
2012–13 2H 10 42131712 474656 Round 3 Round 2
2013–14 2H 13 42141018 504652 Round 2 Round 1
2014–15 2H 2 46221410 693980 Round 2 Round 3 Promoted

A. ^A Reached the playoffs.

Last updated: 18 July 2012
Div. = Division; 2H = Liga de Honra; 2DS = Portuguese Second Division;
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points

References

  1. "Funchal". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 19 July 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  2. 1 2 "O Club" [The Club]. uniaodamadeira.com (in Portuguese). 19 July 2012. Archived from the original on 18 October 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  3. "Campeonato Nacional da I Divisão 1989/90" [National Championship of the I Division 1989/90]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 19 July 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  4. "Campeonato Nacional da I Divisão 1990/91" [National Championship of the I Division 1990/91]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 19 July 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  5. "Campeonato Nacional da I Divisão 1991/92" [National Championship of the I Division 1991/92]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 19 July 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  6. "Campeonato Nacional da I Divisão 1993/94" [National Championship of the I Division 1993/94]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 19 July 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  7. "Campeonato Nacional da I Divisão 1994/95" [National Championship of the I Division 1994/95]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 19 July 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  8. "Modalidades". uniaodamadeira.com (in Portuguese). 19 July 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  9. "CLUBE FUTEBOL UNIÃO RUGBY". uniaorugby.blogspot.co.uk/ (in Portuguese). 19 July 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  10. "Instituto do Desporto da RAM" [Institute of Sport of RAM] (PDF). idram.pt (in Portuguese). 19 July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  11. "Macron Store" (PDF). Macron. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  12. "Clube Futebol União". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 14 July 2015.

Coordinates: 32°41′25.130″N 17°2′56.558″W / 32.69031389°N 17.04904389°W / 32.69031389; -17.04904389

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