Beira-Mar

Founded In
1922
Location
Aveiro, Portugal

Beira-Mar

About Beira-Mar

Sport Clube Beira-Mar was established in Aveiro in 1922. The football team is part of a larger sports club, which has departments for a number of sports, including boxing and basketball. The football team has often struggled to maintain a place in the Primeira Liga, suffering many relegations over the years.

For the 1976-77 season, Portugal legend Eusébio joined the club. At this point, Eusébio, regarded as one of the greatest players to ever play the game, was nearing the end of his career and suffered from multiple injuries over the course of the campain. In total, he played 12 league games for the club, scoring three goals along the way. However, Eusébio's presence could not save the team from relegation at the end of the year.

Despite being relegated once again during the season, the 1998-99 season also brought about the club's biggest individual success. Beira-Mar reached the final of the Portuguese Cup and defeated S.C. Campomaiorense 1-0 to lift their first major national trophy. As a result of the win, the club gained entry into the following season's UEFA Cup. Beira-Mar have been crowned champions of the Segunda Liga twice, in 2005–06 and 2009–10 and have won the third division on three occasions. In 1965, the club won the now defunct Taça Ribeiro dos Reis, a minor trophy contested by teams from the top two divisions in the country.

In addition to Eusébio, Beira-Mar have been represented by a number of well-known players over the years. Some of the more notable examples include Pavel Srníček, Mário Jardel and Ricardo Sousa.

Since 2003, the team has played its home matches at the Estádio Municipal de Aveiro. The ground was built as a venue for the 2004 European Championships and is currently one of the largest club stadiums in Portugal, with a capacity of 30,127.