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SC Braga

SC Braga
The magnificent Estádio Municipal is carved out of a quarry ©Getty Images

SC Braga

Formed: 1921
Nickname: Arsenalistas (Braga share colours with Arsenal FC)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• Intertoto Cup: 2008
• UEFA Europa League: (2011)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• Portuguese Cup: 1 (1966)

History
• Founded on 19 January 1921 by a group of young men and students, Braga's first chairman was João Gomes, with the new club adopting the city's coat of arms, featuring a Virgin and Child; many fans believe that the Virgin Mary brings the club luck.

• After more than two decades in the lower divisions, Braga finally played a first season in Portugal's highest league in 1947/48 having spent the previous 12 seasons in the second tier. In 1950 they were able to move from the state-owned Quinta Mitra ground to their own Estádio 1º de Maio, their home until 30 December 2003.

• Braga won their only major honour to date in 1966, a goal from Argentinian striker Miguel Ángel Perrichon giving them a 1-0 Portuguese Cup final win against Setubal-based Vitória FC; that success allowed Manuel Palmeira's side to represent Braga in Europe for the first time, reaching the second round of the 1966/67 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

• A steady presence in the top division since 1975, Braga were losing cup finalists in 1976/77 and 1981/82, and made occasional forays into Europe. However, their stock rose considerably following their move to the Estádio Municipal in 2003, with three successive fourth-placed Liga finishes from 2004/05 to 2006/07, and the Arsenalistas were one of the winners of the 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

• Under Domingos Paciência in 2009/10, Braga came second in the league – their best ever finish – handing them a chance in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. They progressed to the group stage, coming third, but then embarked on a superb UEFA Europa League run which was only ended in the final by FC Porto.

Club records
Most appearances: José Nuno Azevedo 275 (league only)
Most goals: Chico Gordo 59 (league only)
Record victory: 7-0 on four occasions, most recently at home against GD Matrena (Portuguese Cup second round 1977/78)
Record defeat: FC Porto 10-1 Braga (Portuguese Cup first round 1951/52)

* Last updated 23 August 2012

Last updated: 23/08/12 19.46CET

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Matches

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HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/07/2015 17:39 CET
19 October 2014 - Portuguese Cup, Third round
Braga4-1Alcains
Referee: not available
06/22/2015 10:08:30
23 November 2014 - Portuguese Cup, Fourth round
Guimarães1-2Braga
Referee: not available
01/30/2015 09:31:06
18 December 2014 - Portuguese Cup, Fifth round
Benfica1-2Braga
Referee: not available
01/30/2015 09:31:06
7 January 2015 - Portuguese Cup, Quarter-finals
Braga7-1Belenenses
Referee: not available
06/22/2015 10:16:43
7 April 2015 - Portuguese Cup, Semi-finals
Braga3-0Rio Ave
Referee: not available
06/22/2015 10:21:44
30 April 2015 - Portuguese Cup, Semi-finals
Rio Ave1-1Braga
Aggregate: 1-4
Referee: not available
04/30/2015 22:04:29
27 September 2015 - Portuguese First Division
GuimarãesBraga
Referee: TBD
07/28/2015 03:34:21
1 November 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BragaBelenenses
Referee: TBD
07/28/2015 02:49:36
13 December 2015 - Portuguese First Division
TondelaBraga
Referee: TBD
07/28/2015 05:14:21
10 January 2016 - Portuguese First Division
Sporting CPBraga
Referee: TBD
07/28/2015 05:18:51
21 February 2016 - Portuguese First Division
BragaGuimarães
Referee: TBD
07/28/2015 03:35:06
BelenensesBraga
Referee: TBD
07/28/2015 02:50:06
BragaTondela
Referee: TBD
07/28/2015 05:14:37
BragaSporting CP
Referee: TBD
07/28/2015 05:19:06

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    13/09/1978, Braga 5-0 Hibernians, Braga
  • Biggest defeat:
    15/09/2010, Arsenal 6-0 Braga, London
    03/10/1984, Tottenham 6-0 Braga, London
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  2
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  3
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  12
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  1
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 52
    Alan (  BRA)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 10
    Alan (  BRA)
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