FCP is short form of Futebol Clube do Porto the Portuguese pronunciation of it’s sports club, mainly supporting football sport in existence for the last two centuries.
CP Porto is highly respected team in international circles having won six International titles of European and world Championships and also won UEFA Supercup, UEFA Cup bringing FC Porto a Club of international fame. There are very few teams having Triple prestigious International Titles. At domestic front also the team has the distinction of achieving five sports titles, in continuity every time and have accumulated 57 titles.
The Winning Track Record
Porto had the winning of Champions League two times. It has again the distinction of being first team since the Liverpool FC 75-77 squad to win the Champions League after winning the UEFA Cup.
The domestic ground for football game is Estádio do Dragão, which superseded previous play ground of Estádio das Antas. Now FC Porto team is playing Hand ball and Basket Ball games and fighting tough for National Titles.
In world wide scenario roller hockey is wonderful sport. Meeting the present sports needs multi sport function playground is nearing completion. Till now these games were played in unprofessional grounds in neighboring cities of Gondomar, Matosinhos and Santo Tirso. These players bear the nick name of Portistas.
FC Porto establishment dates back to September, 1893, when António Nicolau de Almeida a wine salesman by profession, had the occasion to visit England and witnessed the football game there. The Club witnessed revival in 1996 with the efforts of Monteiro da Costa.
The FC Porto Club has its commercial stores present at many locations in Porto City bearing the name Loja Azul and Nike is enjoying the status of Official Supplier.
FC Porto club Fair
Every year a Fair is organized by FC Porto Club fondly called Portomania in the beginning of the season, where the sports goods are exhibited and sold to the Sport Lovers of Porto City. To commemorate the Fair a Full Color Magazine name Dragoes is released a practice of three decades.
FC Porto has the record of having played the Portuguese Championship for more than 74 times, in total played above 2000 games and winning 1333 games with draw record of 375, losing in 340 games and having scored total 4542 Goals. FC Porto is a founding member of G-14, which is no more in existence.
Boavista Futebol Clube is most commonly known as Boavista Sports Club, which came into being in the year 1903. Boavista expanded its portfolio of sports from just football to include Chess, Gymnastics, bicycle racers and futsal and in a short period became Portugal’s fifth largest sports club yet the prominent sport played was football.
The team players are wearing uniformly white and black check shirts. The club built its stadium Estádio do Bessa in 1973, which was again renovated in to accommodate UEFA Euro 2004 games.
From just a small team Boavista very rapidly expanded its capabilities and became a regular contestant in Europe from 1970 onwards. This was seen as a first challenge to the dominance of Big three title during the period 1975-76 under the leadership of José Maria Pedroto attaining Second status and maintaining the same next year also.
Year 200-01 saw Boavista winning Superliga defeating Desportivo das Aves by 3-0 and finished Second to Sporting in 2002.
Biavista has adopted Panther as its symbol. Magnificient ULFA Cup found Boavista knocked by Celtic in 2003. The situation would have been great if they had won making the event as All Portugal, because Porto lifted the trophy that year in the event. There had experienced mixed luck of wins and defeats and always displayed tough fights.