C.D. Nacional


C.D. Nacional
Nacional
Logo nacional.gif
Full name Clube Desportivo Nacional
Nickname(s) Os Alvinegros
(The White-and-Black)
Founded 1910
Ground Estádio da Madeira, Funchal,
Madeira, Portugal
(Capacity: 5,132)
Chairman Portugal Rui Alves
Manager Portugal Pedro Caixinha
League Primeira Liga
2010–11 Primeira Liga, 6th
Home colours
Away colours

Clube Desportivo Nacional, commonly known as Nacional and sometimes Nacional da Madeira (Portuguese pronunciation: [nɐsiuˈnaɫ dɐ mɐˈdɐjɾɐ]), is a Portuguese football club based in Funchal, in the island of Madeira. Founded in 1910, it currently plays in the Portuguese first division.

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History

Fans of Nacional

Nacional reached the first division for the first time ever in the mid-90s, returning again in 2002–03. The following season was arguably the best ever season, as the side finished fourth in the league, just squeaking past Sporting Clube de Braga. In that season, three of its key players were Paulo Assunção, a defensive midfielder, and goal-machine Adriano, who netted 19 times. Both would later go to F.C. Porto, while the third key player, winger Miguelito, joined Sport Lisboa e Benfica in 2006.

Nacional also had a quarter-final run in the domestic cup, and would lose in the first round of the subsequent 2004–05 UEFA Cup, being defeated twice by Sevilla FC. In 2006–07's edition, more of the same occurred with two early losses to FC Rapid Bucureşti.

In the 2008–09 season, Nacional again edged Braga for the final fourth spot, mainly courtesy of Nenê, who scored 20 goals and won the Golden Boot honor. The side also reached the last-four in the Portuguese Cup, losing on aggregate 5–4 to Paços de Ferreira, with the decider coming at the Estádio da Madeira in the 90th minute.

2009–10 started without Nenê, who was sold to Cagliari Calcio for a club-record fee of 4.5 million. In August 2009, however, the club managed to defeat former UEFA Super Cup winners FC Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Europa League last round prior to the group stages; after a 4–3 home win, youngster Rúben Micael scored another last-minute goal, as the club was trailing 1–0 in Russia. In the next round, Nacional was drawn alongside Athletic Bilbao, FK Austria Wien, and SV Werder Bremen; the Austrians were beaten 5–1 in Madeira, but the Portuguese did not progress to the knockout stages. In August 2011, Nacional lost 3-0 on aggregate in the final round of Europa league qualifying to Birmingham City, a side in the second division of English football.

Current squad

As of 6 July 2011. Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Brazil DF Claudemir
3 Brazil DF Felipe Lopes
4 Brazil DF Danielson
5 Portugal DF Nuno Pinto
6 Serbia MF Ivan Todorović
7 Slovenia MF Rene Mihelič
8 Croatia MF Dejan Školnik
9 Angola FW Mateus
10 Brazil FW Diego Barcellos
11 Portugal FW Daniel Candeias
12 Brazil GK Marcelo Valverde
14 Brazil MF Juliano
18 Venezuela FW Mario Rondón
No. Position Player
19 Portugal FW Anselmo
20 Portugal FW Edgar Costa
21 Argentina MF Andrés Madrid
22 Portugal MF João Aurélio
23 Brazil FW Oliver
24 Montenegro GK Vladan Giljen
25 Brazil FW Thiago Gentil
27 Brazil FW André Recife
29 Portugal MF Márcio Madeira
33 Portugal DF Luís Neto
44 Montenegro DF Žarko Tomašević
55 Croatia DF Danijel Stojanović
66 Brazil MF Elizeu
88 Brazil MF Luís Alberto

Squad changes 2011–12

In

Out

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
37 Slovenia MF Nejc Pečnik (to Krylia Sovetov)
No. Position Player
83 Brazil MF Juninho (to Daegu)

Coaching staff

  • Portugal Ivo Vieira — Manager
  • Portugal João Abel Silva — Assistant manager
  • Portugal Ivo Vieira — Assistant manager
  • Spain José Belman — Goalkeeping coach
  • Portugal António Costa — Fitness coach

Medical staff

  • Portugal João Pedro Mendonça — Doctor
  • Portugal Fernando Jasmins — Doctor
  • Portugal Ricardo Figueira — Doctor
  • Portugal Rui Bettencourt — Physiotherapist
  • Portugal João Luís Alves — Masseur

Board

  • Portugal Rui Alves — Chairman

Estádio da Madeira

The new stand being built

The Estádio da Madeira, better known as the Choupana, houses Nacional. The current stadium is located around nearby training pitches. The club also built an academy campus in name of its most famous player, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. The stadium was renovated in 2007 for a new stand and also increasing the capacity to over 5,000 spectators. The total price of the renovations was €20 million.

In these new facilities, no stands were put behind the goals, with a tall fence used in its place. In mid-2007, the stadium name was changed to Estádio da Madeira, because of the excellent sports facilities.

Rivalry

Nacional has a big rivalry with Madeira-neighbours Club Sport Marítimo. Historically, Marítimo dominated Nacional in the early years, being the first to reach European competition. Nacional, however, have crept up in the UEFA standings, finishing fourth twice and fifth in the 2000s.

The Madeira Derby is often associated with the clubs' followers differing culture and way of life. The fans of Nacional, being of a higher socio-economic status than those of Marítimo, were mainly lobbyists for the commercial expansion of Madeira, but the working class Marítimo followers were keen to preserve Madeira. This only exacerbated the ill-feeling between the clubs.

The rivalry heightened when youngster Cristiano Ronaldo declined an offer from Marítimo in favour of Nacional, where his godfather was a member of the board. Politics plays a part in both the Madeira and the Azores derbies, because of Madeira's controversial regional governor, Alberto João Jardim, being a self-confessed Marítimo supporter. Jardim does not have a good relationship with Carlos César, the regional governor of the Azores, and an avid Clube Desportivo Santa Clara fan.

League and Cup history

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup League Cup Europe Notes
1988–89 1D 10 38 12 12 14 43 49 36 Round 6
1989–90 1D 14 34 7 14 13 34 46 28 Round 6
1990–91 1D 20 38 8 11 19 33 60 27 Round 5 Relegated
1991–92 2H 14 34 6 13 15 26 42 25 Round 4
1992–93 2H 13 34 10 10 14 34 32 30 Round 4
1993–94 2H 11 34 10 11 13 32 33 31 Round 3
1994–95 2H 13 34 10 11 13 39 42 32 Round 4
1995–96 2H 16 34 11 6 17 39 43 39 Round 4 Relegated
1996–97 2DS 1 34 24 6 4 80 30 78 Round 4 Promoted
1997–98 2H 18 34 6 9 19 37 58 27 Round 4 Relegated
1998–99 2DS 9 34 15 4 15 42 39 49 Round 4
1999–00 2DS 1 38 25 8 5 66 32 83 Round 2 Promoted
2000–01 2H 7 34 14 9 11 55 52 51 Round 6
2001–02 2H 3 34 18 8 8 62 39 62 Round 3 Promoted
2002–03 1D 11 34 9 13 12 40 46 40 Round 5
2003–04 1D 4 34 17 5 12 56 35 56 Quarterfinal Best-ever finish; qualified for UEFA Cup
2004–05 1D 12 34 12 5 17 46 48 41 Round 6 Round 1
2005–06 1D 5 34 14 10 10 40 32 52 Round 6 Qualified for UEFA Cup
2006–07 1D 8 30 11 6 13 41 38 39 Round 6 Round 1
2007–08 1D 10 30 9 8 13 23 28 35 Round 5 Round 3
2008–09 1D 4 30 15 7 8 47 32 52 Semi-Final 2nd Group stage Best ever finish; qualified for UEFA Europa League
2009–10 1D 7 30 10 9 11 36 46 39 Round 5 2nd Group stage Group stage
2010–11 1D 6 30 11 9 10 28 31 42 Round 4 Semi-Final qualified for UEFA Europa League

European record

  • Q = Qualifing
  • PO = Play-Off
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League
Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2004–05 1 Spain Sevilla 1–2 0–2 1–4
2006–07 1 Romania Rapid Bucureşti 1–2 0–1 1–3
2009–10 PO Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 4–3 1–1 5–4
Group stage Germany Werder Bremen 2–3 1–4
Austria Austria Wien 5–1 1–1
Spain Athletic Bilbao 1–1 1–2
2011–12 Q2 Iceland FH Hafnarfjördur 2–0 1–1 3–1
Q3 Sweden Häcken 3–0 1–2 4–2
PO England Birmingham City 0-0 0-3 0-3

Honours

Notable former players

Cristiano Ronaldo was one of Nacional's successful youth products, playing for the club from 1995–97.

Former managers

Chairmen

  • Portugal António Figueira (1910–26)
  • Portugal Ernesto dos Santos (1926–32)
  • Portugal António Caldeira (1932–36)
  • Portugal Consuelo Figueira (1936–40)
  • Portugal Luís Serrão (1940–44)
  • Portugal Daniel Machado (1944–48)
  • Portugal José Abreu (1954–58)
  • Portugal António Manuel Caldeira (1958–64)
  • Portugal Fernando Rebelo (1964–65)
  • Portugal Luís Serrão (1965–69)
  • Portugal António Manuel Caldeira (1969–73)
  • Portugal Nélio Mendonça (1973–93)
  • Portugal Fausto Pereira (1993–94)
  • Portugal Rui Alves (1994–)

Most appearances

As of 9 October 2010

# Name Career Appearances Goals
1 Brazil Serginho 1994–2004 270 80
2 Portugal Bruno Patacas 2002– 259 5
3 Portugal Ivo Vieira 1994–2004 202 3
4 Brazil Cléber 2003–2010 213 2
5 Argentina Fernando Ávalos 2003–2008 131 4
6 Brazil Alonso 2004–2009 128 13
7 Brazil Adriano 2002–2005 100 47
8 Portugal Bruno 2004–2007 91 7
9 Brazil Fernando Cardozo 2003–2008 90 0
10 Switzerland Diego Benaglio 2005–2008 71 0

Most goals

As of 22 November 2009

# Name Career Goals Appearances
1 Brazil Serginho 1994–2004 80 270
2 Brazil Adriano 2002–2005 47 100
3 Brazil Nenê 2008–2009 22 33
4 Brazil André Pinto 2002–2006 21 59
5 Brazil Alonso 2004–2009 13 128

Club anthem

Rapazes do Nacional (Nacional lads)
Cantai a nossa Marchinha (Sing our little tune)
Cantai com todo o calor (With all the warmth)
P'ra animar nossa gentinha (To liven up the folk)
Defendemos nosso brio (We defend our honour)
Com orgulho e altivez (With pride and allure)
Porque somos (Because we belong)
Desta raça (To this race)
Deste povo Português (This Portuguese nation)

NACIONAL
Clube da nossa Simpatia (Club of our hearts)
Nosso ideal (Our motto)
É lutar com galhardia (Is to fight with valliance)
Quando no campo entramos (When we take the pitch)
Com os nossos jogadores (With our team)
Vê-se vibrar nossa gente (Our people's vibes can be felt)
Aclamando nossas cores (Speaking our colours)
Sentimos dentro de nós (We feel inside us)
Ter qualquer coisa de novo (Something new)
Porque somos sem vaidade (Because we are, without vanity)
A alma do nosso povo (Our people's souls)

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