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Porto, Portugal

About Porto

Futebol Clube do Porto, usually known as FC Porto or Porto, were founded in 1893. The team are considered one of the big three clubs in Portugal, along with Sporting and Benfica. They have never been relegated from the Portuguese top flight and are one of the country's most successful teams in terms of major honours.

Throughout the years, Porto have achieved notable success in continental competitions. Under the management of Artur Jorge, the team won its first ever European Cup, beating German giants Bayern Munich in the final. In 2003-04, with Jose Mourinho at the helm, Porto were once again crowned champions of Europe, after winning the UEFA Champions League. This time, they beat Monaco in the final of the competition. In the aftermath of both victories, the team won the Intercontinental Cup. In addition, Porto have also won the UEFA Cup/Europa League twice.

As well as their European success, the club has enjoyed significant success domestically. In total, FC Porto have won the Primeira Liga on twenty-six occasions, the Portuguese Cup sixteen times and the Portuguese Supercup nineteen times. In the 2010–11 season, with André Villas-Boas serving as head coach, Porto won the Primeira Liga, Portuguese Cup and Europa League and the team remained unbeaten for the entire duration of the domestic league season.

Over the years, many world-class players have represented FC Porto. Some of the more notable examples include João Domingos Pinto, Deco, Ricardo Carvalho, Radamel Falcao and Hulk. The team's record goal scorer is Fernando Gomes, who was part of the 1987 European Cup winning team. Gomes scored a total of 288 league goals for the club.

Since its opening in 2003, Porto have played their home matches at the Estádio do Dragão. The stadium was used as a venue during the 2004 European Championships, has a five-star rating from UEFA and is able to hold a maximum of 52,399 supporters.   

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