Vitória S.C.

Vitória Guimarães, official name " Vitória Sport Clube de Guimaraes ", is a sports club in Guimarães. The club is known for its football team, which plays in the Primeira Liga (1st Portuguese soccer league ). The club was founded as a football club in 1918 by a group of students in 1922 then registered as an official club in the Football Association Braga. The stadium was named after the first king of Portugal Estádio Dom Afonso Henriques. It offers approximately 30,000 spectators and was the venue for the European Football Championship 2004. According to the club's colors, the home kit is white and the black away kit. The home fans call the team affectionately just " Vitória ".

Besides football there are at Vitória following sports: volleyball, basketball, swimming, water polo, table tennis, futsal, judo, karate, kick boxing and athletics.

  • 3.1 highest wins
  • 3.2 Highest Loss



Although Vitória only once won the Portuguese Cup, the club was one of the most established clubs in Portugal, the most played in the last 20 years to the UEFA Cup places. Successful placement of the association in the Portuguese first league was the third place, which has already been achieved four times. In the eternal table of Portugal occupied Vitória, behind Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting Lisbon and Belenenses, fifth place.

1988 defeated Vitória FC Porto in the final of the Portuguese Super Cup Cândido de Oliveira 2-0, which was the first national triumph. In the 2005/06 season the club for the first time rose by 48 years in the Liga de Honra, the second Portuguese League, which was renamed in Liga Vitalis, from. But already in the following season, 2006/ 07, Vitória succeeded the immediate resurgence. In the 2007 /08 season Vitória managed sensationally promoted to third place and thus the participation in the Champions League qualifiers.

In recent years, established certain games from Vitória to a witch's cauldron. First up is here the local derby against Sporting Braga, the so-called Derby Minhoto because Guimarães is part of the District of Braga in the region of Minho. But the matches against Académica Coimbra (which owe more to historical reasons) and record champions Benfica are of great importance. Therefore, the surprising success Cup 2012/2013 was celebrated very enthusiastically against Benfica. The 2-1 victory over the really powerful opponent Benfica was by far the greatest achievement in the club 's history.


In European competitions Vitória was represented eleven times in the UEFA Cup and once in the European Cup Winners' Cup. In the UEFA Cup against Vitória played clubs such as FC Barcelona, ​​Ajax, Lazio, Parma FC, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Sparta Prague.

In the 2004/05 season after qualifying for the UEFA Cup by Vitória completed the season in fifth place. It was the first UEFA Cup qualification for seven years. From 1995 to 1999 Vitória succeeded four times in a row to participate in the UEFA Cup.

In August 2008, Vitória played against the Swiss champions FC Basel, for the first time qualifying for the Champions League. After a 0-0 draw in Guimaraes, Vitória lost 2-1 in Basel and was eliminated. In the UEFA Cup Vitória was eliminated in the first round from Portsmouth.


  • Portuguese Cup: 1 2013
  • Portuguese Super Cup " Cândido de Oliveira ": 1 1988


As of March 3, 2009

Highest wins

  • 8:0 against Boavista Porto 1946/1947
  • 8-0 against SC União Torreense 1946/1947

Biggest defeat

  • 0:14 against Unidos Lisbon 1958/1959


The major source of support the team by the home crowd cheer the Gameday for game day. In the eighties, some fan bases were, inter alia, the Juvi ( Juventude Vitoriana ) or established the Conquistadores, but are no longer active today and were replaced in the nineties of new fan bases are. Today's fan bases are the White Angels (since 1999 ) and the Ultras Insane Guys ( since 1994). With approximately 30,000 club members Vitória after Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting Lisbon is one of the biggest clubs in Portugal.

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