Gil Vicente
Full nameGil Vicente Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Gilistas (Gilists/Followers of Gil)
Galos (Roosters)
Founded1924; 97 years ago (1924)
GroundEstádio Cidade de Barcelos
Capacity12,504
ChairmanFrancisco Dias da Silva
ManagerRicardo Soares
LeaguePrimeira Liga
2020–21Primeira Liga, 11th of 18
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Gil Vicente Futebol Clube (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒiɫ viˈsẽt(ɨ)]), commonly known as Gil Vicente, founded in 1924, is a Portuguese football club that plays in Barcelos.[1] It competes in the Primeira Liga, the top division of football in the country, and it is named after the Portuguese playwright of the same name. The best season for the team was in 1999–2000, when it finished fifth in the league.

History

Gil Vicente Futebol Clube was founded on 3 May 1924, after the creation of other clubs in Barcelos, such as Barcelos Sporting Club and União Football Club Barcelense. The idea to found a new club came from a group of friends that every afternoon played football near the city's theater, named Gil Vicente, after the Portuguese playwright. The initial name for the team was Gil Vicente Football Barcelense.

The team first got promoted to the top Portuguese division, then called First Division in 1990. In 1997, it got relegated to the Liga de Honra and came back two years later by winning it. The best position was in the first year back in the Liga, when it finished fifth, led by manager Álvaro Magalhães, a former Benfica player.

In the 2005–06 Primeira Liga, Gil Vicente fielded an ineligible player being Angolan forward Mateus in the "Mateus Affair". They therefore lost the right to participate in the 2006-07 Primeira Liga, and Belenenses were allowed to stay up.[2] Gil Vicente were accused by the special sports instances that rule Portuguese football of illegally resorting to regular courts on the dispute of Mateus, according to Gil Vicente, illegal contract with his former employer, FC Lixa.[3]

Still convinced this is not a sports-related case but rather work-related, Gil Vicente continued in the courts.[4] Along with the relegation, they were also suspended from the Taça de Portugal for one season.[5]

On 29 May 2011, the club returned to the top flight as champions of the 2010–11 Liga de Honra with a 3–1 home win over C.D. Fátima in front of a club record crowd; manager Paulo Alves beat C.D. Feirense on goal difference to the title, and the key players were strikers Hugo Vieira and Zé Luís.[6] The club finished as runners-up of the 2011–12 Taça da Liga, eliminating Sporting CP from the groups, S.C. Braga on penalties in the semi-final and losing 2–1 to S.L. Benfica in the final in Coimbra.[7]

A four-year spell in the top flight ended in 2014–15, when Gil Vicente lost 2–1 at F.C. Penafiel in the penultimate round of matches.[8] On 29 April 2018, the club slipped into the third tier for the first time since 1971, but had a place in the 2019–20 Primeira Liga secured as a result of the appeal against the "Matheus Affair".[9]

Stadium

The first struggles of the young team were mainly about finding a pitch to play. Back then, the team would play in the Campo da Estação, which belonged to another club, Triunfo Sport Club. On 3 May 1933, Gil Vicente played in its first field, Campo da Granja, with a capacity for 5,012 spectators, and later renamed Adelino Ribeiro Novo which is now the youth academy stadium, after a Gil Vicente goalkeeper who died there during a match on 16 September 1946.

Gil Vicente played in the Estádio Adelino Ribeiro Novo until the 2003–04 season. From 2004–05 on, the team plays in the new Estádio Cidade de Barcelos, with the former being used for the youth teams. The new stadium, with a capacity of 14,000, belongs to the municipality and received two UEFA Under-21 European Championship 2006 matches: Serbia and Montenegro 0–1 Germany [1] and Portugal 0–2 Serbia and Montenegro [2].

Honours

League and cup history

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup League Cup Notes
1989–90 2D 1 34 22 5 7 51 25 49 Round 5 Promoted
1990–91 1D 13 38 11 11 16 34 46 33 Round 5
1991–92 1D 13 34 11 7 16 26 42 29 Quarter-finals
1992–93 1D 9 34 12 7 15 34 42 31 Round 4
1993–94 1D 10 34 10 11 13 27 47 31 Round 4
1994–95 1D 13 34 7 13 14 30 40 27 Round 4
1995–96 1D 12 34 9 9 16 31 49 36 Round 4
1996–97 1D 18 34 4 7 23 29 74 19 Round 4 Relegated
1997–98 2H 4 34 16 12 6 44 23 60 Quarter-finals
1998–99 2H 1 34 20 8 6 58 24 68 Quarter-finals Promoted
1999–00 1D 5 34 14 11 9 48 34 53 Quarter-finals
[A]
2000–01 1D 14 34 10 7 17 34 41 37 Quarter-finals
2001–02 1D 12 34 10 8 16 42 56 38 Round 4
2002–03 1D 8 34 13 5 16 42 53 44 Round 5
2003–04 1D 12 34 10 10 14 43 40 40 Round 4
2004–05 1D 13 34 11 7 16 34 40 40 Round 4
2005–06 1D 12 34 11 7 16 37 42 40 Round 4
[B]
2006–07 2H 12 30 12 9 9 27 27 36
[C]
2007–08 2H 4 30 13 11 6 43 34 50 Quarter-finals Round 1
2008–09 2H 9 30 8 14 8 36 37 38 Quarter-finals Second Group Stage
2009–10 2H 10 30 9 11 10 36 32 38 Round 4 First Group Stage
2010–11 2H 1 30 15 10 5 55 38 55 Round 3 Second Group Stage Promoted
2011–12 1D 9 30 8 10 12 31 42 34 Round 3 Runners-up
2012–13 1D 13 30 6 7 17 31 54 25 Quarter-finals Round 2
2013–14 1D 13 30 8 7 15 23 37 31
2014–15 1D 17 34 4 11 19 25 60 23 Relegated
2015–16 2H 11 46 16 14 16 58 56 62
2016–17 2H 13 42 13 17 12 47 49 56
2017–18 2H 19 38 8 12 18 29 45 36 Relegated
2018–19 CP 10 34 22 4 8 - - - Second round Court ordered promotion to Primeira Liga
2019–20 1D 10 34 11 10 13 40 44 43 Fourth round Group Stage
2020–21 1D 11 34 11 6 17 33 42 39 Quarter-finals

A. ^A Best league classification finish in the club's history.
B. ^B Despite finishing twelfth, the club was relegated due to fielding an ineligible player during the 2005–06 Primeira Liga season.
C. ^C The team at the start of the season was docked nine points due to its involvement in fielding an ineligible player in the previous season. The team was also suspended from the Taça de Portugal for one season.

Last updated: 17 July 2012
Div. = Division; 1D = Portuguese League; 2H = Liga de Honra; 2D = Portuguese Second Division; CP = Campeonato de Portugal
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points

Players

Current squad

As of 3 September 2021[10]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Slovenia SVN Žiga Frelih
2 DF Portugal POR Zé Carlos (on loan from Sporting Braga)
3 DF Brazil BRA Lucas Cunha
4 DF Brazil BRA Diogo Silva
5 DF Ghana GHA Emmanuel Hackman
6 MF Brazil BRA João Afonso
7 FW France FRA Bilel Aouacheria
8 MF Portugal POR Pedrinho
9 FW Spain ESP Fran Navarro
10 MF Japan JPN Kanya Fujimoto (on loan from Tokyo Verdy)
11 FW France FRA Antoine Leautey
12 GK Portugal POR Brian Araújo
15 MF Georgia (country) GEO Giorgi Aburjania
17 FW Portugal POR Boubacar Hanne
19 FW Colombia COL Juan Calero (on loan from Pachuca)
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF Portugal POR João Caiado
21 MF Brazil BRA Vitor Carvalho
25 MF Brazil BRA Jean Irmer
26 DF Portugal POR Rúben Fernandes
27 FW Brazil BRA Marcelo Ribeiro
29 FW Brazil BRA Samuel Lino
31 DF Portugal POR Talocha
33 DF Brazil BRA Iago Maidana (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
42 GK Brazil BRA Andrew
55 DF Portugal POR Henrique Gomes
57 MF Brazil BRA Matheus Bueno
77 FW Brazil BRA Murilo
93 FW Brazil BRA Élder Santana
99 FW Portugal POR André Liberal

Other players under contract

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Brazil BRA Guilherme Mantuan
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Brazil BRA Miullen

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player

Managerial history

References

  1. ^ Gil Vicente F.C. Soccerway. Retrieved 30 September 2021
  2. ^ Esclarecimento (Clarification); FPF, 23 August 2006
  3. ^ Caso Mateus (Mateus Case); FPF, 25 August 2006
  4. ^ Caso Mateus (Mateus Case); FPF, 12 December 2007
  5. ^ Gil Vicente suspenso (Gil Vicente suspended); FPF, 25 August 2006
  6. ^ "Gil Vicente-Fátima, 3-1: Subida de divisão e conquista do título" [Gil Vicente 3–1 Fátima: Promotion and conquest of the title]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 May 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Benfica claim fourth Portuguese League Cup". UEFA. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Gil Vicente perde em Penafiel e desce de divisão" [Gil Vicente lose at Penafiel and go down a division] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Gil Vicente desce de divisão, mas aguarda subida na secretaria" [Gil Vicente go down a division, but awaits administrative promotion]. O Minho (in Portuguese). 29 April 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Gil Vicente". Foradejogo. Retrieved 30 March 2015.