G.D. Fabril

Fabril Barreiro
Full name Grupo Desportivo Fabril
Short name Fabril
Founded 27 January 1937
Ground Complexo Desportivo Alfredo da Silva, Barreiro, Portugal
Capacity 22,000
Chairman Faustino Mestre
Manager José Carvalho
League Setúbal FA First Division
2016–17 Campeonato de Portugal G Series – maintenance phase, 7th (relegated)
Website Club website

Grupo Desportivo Fabril is a Portuguese sports club established as Grupo Desportivo CUF do Barreiro (commonly known as CUF Barreiro, with CUF standing for the company Companhia União Fabril). A multisports club best known for its football section, it was founded as a works team in the city of Barreiro, District of Setúbal, on 27 January 1937. CUF Barreiro's greatest achievement was a third place in the 1964–65 Portuguese Liga season. The club's football home ground is the Complexo Desportivo Alfredo da Silva, which was inaugurated in June 1965 and named after Alfredo da Silva, an entrepreneur who was the founder of CUF.

Besides football, Fabril's futsal team has reached top-flight twice in their history, participating in the I Divisão in the 2012–13 and 2016–17 seasons. In the 2012–13 season, Fabril reached the semi-finals of the Taça de Portugal.

History

Established as Grupo Desportivo da CUF (G.D. CUF, with CUF standing for the company Companhia União Fabril) in 1937, it also was known as CUF Barreiro, it was one of three football clubs created by the parent company, whose players were also workers (the other clubs were CUF Lisboa, founded in 1936 and now known as Unidos de Lisboa, and the short-lived CUF Porto, that existed between 1945 and 1950). In 1940, the Estado Novo forced the club to change its name, as it didn't allow sports teams with corporate names. Thus the club changed its name to Unidos Futebol Clube or Unidos do Barreiro (CUF Lisboa, meanwhile changed to Clube de Futebol Os Unidos or Unidos de Lisboa). The original name returned in 1944. After the military coup in April 1974 the club was renamed Grupo Desportivo Quimigal .

The club changed its name several times during its history:

  • 1937 : The club was founded under the name Grupo Desportivo CUF do Barreiro
  • 1940 : The club is renamed as the Unidos Futebol Clube do Barreiro
  • 1944 : The club is renamed again as the Grupo Desportivo CUF do Barreiro
  • 1978 : The club is renamed as the Grupo Desportivo Quimigal do Barreiro
  • 2000 : The club is renamed as the Grupo Desportivo Fabril do Barreiro

Timeline

  • 1937 Grupo Desportivo da CUF (CUF Sporting Club) is founded on 27 January. CUF (Companhia União Fabril) was a soap and chemical manufacturer founded by Alfredo da Silva.
  • 1939 – Joaquim Fernandes, a G.D. CUF cyclist, wins the Volta a Portugal.
  • 1942–43 – The senior football team participates for first time in the first division, only managing to stay one season. Also that year, Alfredo da Silva dies.
  • 1953–54 – The football team wins the second division and is promoted to the first division again, ushering a golden era for the club. The most important players were Barriga, Vasques, Luís, Sérgio, Aureliano, André, Carreira (captain), Orlando, Matos, Vale and Velhinho and the coach was João Mário. The club would remain in the first division for the next 22 years. That same year, the junior team became vice-champions of the first division losing in the final against Academica Coimbra.
  • 1964–65 – The football team achieved its highest position to date in the first division reaching the third place among 14 teams, qualifying for a European competition, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (now UEFA Cup), the first time. The rink hockey would perform even better, becoming national champions.
  • 1965–66 – The Alfredo da Silva stadium is inaugurated leaving their former stadium, Santa Bárbara. In the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, after a walkover in the first round, the team is eliminated by A.C. Milan after three games (2–0, 0–2, 0–1). The team would make two more appearances in the competition in 67/68 (1R) and in 72/73 (2R). The rink hockey team was eliminated from the Champions League in the first round by Reus Deportiu with a 1–4, 0–3 score.
  • 1968–69 – Football team reach the semifinals of the Taça de Portugal, only to lose 7–2 on aggregate to eventual champions Benfica.
  • 1972 – Víctor Domingos, the CUF and rink hockey national team goalkeeper, is considered the best player in the world in that position.
  • 1972–73 – Football team reaches the Taça de Portugal semifinals again, only to lose to the other big Lisbon team, Sporting, 0–1 at home. Again, Sporting goes on to win the entire competition.
  • 1974 Carnation Revolution. During the communist-inspired period known as PREC, the company CUF, one of the largest conglomerates of Portugal, is nationalized.
  • 1975–76 – After 22 consecutive years in the first division, G.D. CUF is relegated to the second division after finishing in the 16th and last position. From then on, the football club would disappear into the lower divisions, never returning to the first division.
  • 1980–81 – The club changes its name to Grupo Desportivo da Quimigal.
  • 1991–92 – After decades in the professional divisions, the club fell into the Setúbal District Division.
  • 1999-00 – Quimigal wins the Setúbal District Championship, but would be relegated again in the next year. At the end of the season the club's name changed to its current name, Grupo Desportivo Fabril.
  • 2002–03 – The club wins the Setúbal District Championship again, only to be relegated again.
  • 2006–07 – The club once again wins the Setúbal District Championship.
  • 2012–13 – Tercera Divisão is disbanded, sending most of the clubs (excepting those promoted to the new Campeonato Nacional de Seniores) including Fabril, back to their district championships.
  • 2013–14 – The club once again wins the Setúbal District Championship and is promoted to the Campeonato Nacional.
Presences
Primeira Liga (First League)23
Liga de Honra (League of Honour)
Segunda Divisão (Second Division)21
Terceira Divisão Portuguesa (Third Division)14
Taça de Portugal (Portuguese Cup)?

Sports

Football

Honours

League and cup history

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Notes
1942–1943 1D 9 185112 467711 QF
...
1947–1948 ? ? ???? ??? 1/8
1948–1949 ? ? ???? ??? 1/8
...
1954–1955 1D 7 2610511 455225 1/16
1955–1956 1D 10 266812 335820 1/16
1956–1957 1D 9 26934 356921 1/8
1957–1958 1D 12 268315 405919 1/8
1958–1959 1D 11 268513 345521 -
1959–1960 1D 5 2610511 363925 1/32
1960–1961 1D 6 2610610 382826 1/8
1961–1962 1D 4 261457 443433 1/16
1962–1963 1D 12 266614 374018 1/16
1963–1964 1D 5 261268 463330 QF
1964–1965 1D 3 261556 492935 1/8 best classification ever
1965–1966 1D 9 268810 374624 1/8 FC2nd Round
1966–1967 1D 8 269512 274323 1/16
1967–1968 1D 11 267712 283721 1/32 FC1st Round
1968–1969 1D 7 268117 323027 SF
1969–1970 1D 8 269512 243823 1/16
1970–1971 1D 8 268513 283721 1/16
1971–1972 1D 4 3012135 432837 1/16
1972–1973 1D 8 3011811 383730 SF UC2nd round
1973–1974 1D 8 308913 334425 QF
1974–1975 1D 8 3010911 414129 1/8
1975–1976 1D 16 3041016 155018 1/16 relegated
1976–1977 ? ? ???? ??? QF
1977–1978 ? ? ???? ??? 1/32
1978–1979 ? ? ???? ??? 1/32
1979–1980 ? ? ???? ??? 1/64
1980–1981 ? ? ???? ??? 1/128
1981–1982 ? ? ???? ??? 1/64
1982–1983 ? ? ???? ??? 1/16
1983–1984 ? ? ???? ??? 1/128
1984–1985 ? ? ???? ??? 1/128
1985–1986 ? ? ???? ??? 1/128
1986–1987 ? ? ???? ??? 1/128
1987–1988 ? ? ???? ??? 1/64
1988–1989 ? ? ???? ??? 1/128
1989–1990 ? ? ???? ??? 1/32
1990–1991 ? ? ???? ??? 1/128
1991–1992 3D ? ???? ??? 1/256
...
2000–2001 3D ? ???? ??? 1/256
...
2007–2008 3D 4 261286 382540 1/128

1D = First Division

3D = Third Division

FC = Fairs Cup

UC = UEFA Cup

International performance

As CUF Barreiro, the club has made three official appearances in international football competitions:

Season Competition Round Club Score
1965/66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 2R AC Milan 2–0, 0–2, 0–1
1967/68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1R Vojvodina Novi Sad 0–1, 1–3
1972/73 UEFA Cup 1R Racing White 1–0, 2–0
2R 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–3, 1–0
1973/74 Intertoto Cup Gr.3 Hertha Berlin 0–0, 0–1; 2nd
Malmö FF 4–0, 0–1
Grasshopper 3–0, 4–1
1974/75 Intertoto Cup Gr.10 Landskrona 1–0, 1–1; Winner
Altay S.K. 2–0, 1–2
Hammarby IF 1–0, 2–2

Futsal

Honours

  • I Divisão: 9th place (relegated through the Relegation Playout; 3rd place) – 2012–13

Current squad

As of 17 April 2017

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

No. Position Player
2 MF Luís Conceição
3 DF Jojó Pereira
3 FW Ayo Adeniran
4 FW Tiago Correia
5 MF Miguel Pimenta
6 DF Fábio Oliveira
7 MF Nuno Espanta
8 MF Ricardo Dâmaso
9 FW Gerson Souza
10 MF Joel Carvalho
12 GK Rafa Assunção
13 DF Adérito Pereira
15 FW Manuel Lopes
16 FW Faduley
17 FW Moisés Ferreira
No. Position Player
18 FW Yaqi He
19 DF Tiago Farinha
20 FW Jair Leal
21 DF Bruno Saraiva
22 MF Calú Andrade
23 MF Diogo Morgado
24 GK Leo Leichsenring
28 MF Rúben Reis
50 DF Heta
70 FW Alexandre Dâmaso
77 GK Tiago Marinheiro
80 MF Diogo Cunha
90 DF Elvis Silva
GK Diogo Ferreira
DF Rossano Rodera

See also

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