|Surname||Club de Futebol Os Belenenses|
|Seat||Lisbon , Portugal|
|founding||September 23, 1919|
|president||Patrick Morais de Carvalho|
|First soccer team|
|Head coach||Nuno Oliveira|
|Venue||Estádio do Restelo|
|league||AF Lisboa 1ª Divisão|
|2019/20||1st place (2ª Divisão Série 2)|
Belenenses Lisbon , officially “Clube de Futebol Os Belenenses”, is a sports and football club . It was founded in 1919 and is at home in Belém , a posh district of Lisbon , Portugal . The home stadium is called Estádio do Restelo and is very close to the Presidential Palace . The club colors are blue and white. The club's main sports are football , handball , basketball and rugby .
History before 2005
The association was founded in 1919 in the Belém district of Lisbon. After it was founded in Belém in 1919, the club was able to win the Portuguese championship four times over the next 30 years . Belenenses won the Portuguese Cup in 1942 and 1960. After that it went downhill, the league affiliation should change constantly over the next few decades. In 1989 the Portuguese Cup was won again. However, only since the 1990s could Belenenses hold the league in the Primeira Liga and qualified twice for participation in the Europa League in the following years.
The club has not been able to build on the great successes of the past in football in recent years. Other sports such as handball and futsal have been more successful in this regard. In the 2005/06 season Belenenses even rose athletically from the SuperLiga , to which the club had belonged since the 1997/98 season. It is curious that Belenenses, with the national striker Meyong Zé from Cameroon, was the top scorer of the season and that a team of a top scorer in Portugal had never been relegated to the second division before. Nevertheless, the club remained in the top division in the 2006/07 season as Gil Vicente FC was sentenced to relegation. The reason for the forced relegation was the use of the player Mateus Galiano da Costa without a legally valid contract.
Belenenses finished the 2006/07 season in fifth place on a UEFA Cup place. They also reached the Portuguese Cup final this season . In the following season, Belenenses was eliminated in the first round of the UEFA Cup against Bayern Munich . After the 2008/09 season , the club was on the 15th and thus on a relegation zone. The eleventh-placed Estrela Amadora received no license and was sentenced to relegation at the " green table ", so that Os Belenenses continued to play in the first division. After Belenenses also finished penultimate in the 2009/10 season , the team actually had to relegate to the second division this time . In the 2012/13 season , the promotion succeeded. At the end of the 2014/15 season , the club moved into sixth place in the European Cup and reached the group stage in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League after victories over IFK Göteborg and SCR Altach . Despite a 2-1 away win at eventual group winners FC Basel , he was the bottom of the group and missed promotion to the knockout rounds. He was not allowed to participate again in the following seasons.
On June 30, 2018, the club was split up: The football professional division SAD ( Sociedade Anónima Desportiva ) competes in the Primeira Liga under the name Belenenses SAD . The new football division of Clube de Futebol Os Belenenses starts in the sixth division.
Portuguese Championship : (4)
- 1927, 1929, 1933 and 1946
Portuguese Cup : (3)
- 1942, 1960 and 1989
Lisbon Championship : (6)
- 1926, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1944, 1946
UEFA Cup : (10 appearances)
- 1962–1965, 1974, 1977, 1988, 1989, 2007, 2015
European Cup Winners' Cup : (1 participation)
Intertoto Cup : (1)
- Group winners 1974/75
European Cup balance sheet
|1961/62||Exhibition cities cup||1 round||Hibernian Edinburgh||4: 6||3: 3 (A)||1: 3 (H)|
|1962/63||Exhibition cities cup||2nd round||CF Barcelona||4: 5||1: 1 (H)||1: 1 (A)|
|2: 3 in Barcelona|
|1963/64||Exhibition cities cup||1 round||NK Trešnjevka Zagreb||4: 1||2: 0 (A)||2: 1 (H)|
|2nd round||AS Roma||1: 3||1: 2 (A)||0: 1 (H)|
|1964/65||Exhibition cities cup||1 round||Shelbourne FC||2: 3||1: 1 (H)||0: 0 (A)|
|1: 2 in Dublin|
|1973/74||Uefa cup||1 round||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1: 4||0: 2 (H)||1: 2 (A)|
|1976/77||Uefa cup||1 round||FC Barcelona||4: 5||2: 2 (H)||2: 3 (A)|
|1987/88||Uefa cup||1 round||FC Barcelona||1: 2||0: 2 (A)||1: 0 (H)|
|1988/89||Uefa cup||1 round||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||2-0||1: 0 (A)||1: 0 (H)|
|2nd round||FK Velež Mostar||
(3: 4 on perk )
|0: 0 (A)||0: 0 a.d. (H)|
|1989/90||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||1 round||AS Monaco||1: 4||1: 1 (H)||0: 3 (A)|
|2002||UEFA Intertoto Cup||2nd round||NK Slaven Belupo||0: 3||0: 2 (A)||0: 1 (H)|
|2007/08||Uefa cup||1 round||FC Bayern Munich||0: 3||0: 1 (A)||0: 2 (H)|
|2015/16||UEFA Europa League||3rd qualifying round||IFK Gothenburg||2: 1||2: 1 (H)||0: 0 (A)|
|Play-offs||SCR Altach||1-0||1: 0 (A)||0: 0 (H)|
|Group stage||Lech poses||0-0||0: 0 (A)||0: 0 (H)|
|AC Florence||0: 5||0: 4 (H)||0: 1 (A)|
|FC Basel||2: 3||2: 1 (A)||0: 2 (H)|
Overall record: 38 games, 8 wins, 13 draws, 17 defeats, 29:48 goals (goal difference −19)
In handball, the club was five times Portuguese champions in the hall and once on the field. There are also four cup wins. Internationally, they reached the round of 16 in the EHF Cup in 1995/96 and 2008/09.
- Indoor handball champions : 1974, 1976, 1977, 1985 and 1994
- Cup winners: 1974, 1978, 1982 and 1984
- Field handball champion : 1948
Belenenses has a number of branch clubs, which are usually independent clubs and share historical relationships, common emblems and collaborations. There are currently 59 branch associations worldwide, most of which come from Portugal or former Portuguese colonies , but there are also Belenenses clubs in Belgium, Germany and the USA (as of December 2017).
- 1939–1941 Alejandro Scopelli
- 1947–1948 Alejandro Scopelli
- 1954–1957 Fernando Riera
- 1972–1974 Alejandro Scopelli
- 2008–2009 Jaime Pacheco
- Official Website (Portuguese)
- Football world rankings - CF Os Belenenses. Retrieved July 10, 2020 .
- Association portrait of Belenense Lisbon. In: europapokal.de. November 3, 2015, accessed July 10, 2020 .
- Direção do Belenenses assume rotura total com a SAD do clube
- List of the Belenenses Lisbon branches , club website, accessed on January 8, 2018
- CONVERSAÇÕES COM O FC SONACO DA GUINÉ-BISSAU - “Conversations with FC Sonaco from Guinea-Bissau” , article from December 13, 2017 on the FC Belenenses website, accessed on January 8, 2018