Futebol Clube do Porto, or Porto for short, is a Portuguese club founded in 1893. The club is nicknamed the Dragons and is one of the traditional “Big Three” clubs in Portugal, along with Benfica and Sporting Lisbon. The team’s traditional home colours are blue and white.
Porto is one of only two Portuguese sides to have won the Champions League, which they have won twice, most recently in 2004. The club has won the domestic league title, the Primeira Liga, on 27 occasion and the Portuguese Cup 16 times. Other trophies the club has won include the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the European Super Cup.
The club’s home stadium is the Estádio do Dragão, which opened in 2003. The stadium seats over 50,000 spectators and was used as one of the venues for UEFA Euro 2004 competition.
In 2002 the club appointed José Mourinho as their manager. During his three years at the club he guided the team to its first ever treble in 2003 and its second Champions League title in 2004.
In the 2012-13 season Porto finished as Primeira Liga champions. They also made it to the round of 16 in the Champions League. Striker Jackson Martínez ended the season as the club’s top goalscorer. The club is now managed by Paulo Fonseca who took over from Vítor Pereira in 2013. Notable former managers include current Tottenham manager André Villas-Boas and the late Bobby Robson.
Porto is captained by Argentine midfielder Lucho González. Despite the recent sales of key players like Radamel Falcao and Hulk, Porto still possess a very strong squad. Key players at the club include Jackson Martínez, Silvestre Varela, Steven Defour and Nicolás Otamendi.
Many other Porturguese internationals have played for Porto, including Deco, Pepe, Ricardo Quaresma, Raul Meireles and Bruno Alves.
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