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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

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/04/2014 23:57 CET
16 August 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Paços Ferreira0-2Braga
Referee: not available – Pacos de Ferreira
08/21/2013 22:18:07
22 August 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Play-offs
Pandurii0-1Braga
Referee: Florian Meyer (GER) – Stadium: Cluj Arena, Cluj-Napoca (ROU)
08/22/2013 21:07:35
26 August 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Braga2-1Belenenses
Referee: not available – Braga
08/27/2013 03:27:41
29 August 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Play-offs
Braga0-2Pandurii
Aggregate: 1-2 Pandurii win after extra time
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR) – Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga (POR)
08/30/2013 07:28:13
1 September 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Gil Vicente1-0Braga
Referee: not available – Barcelos
09/03/2013 18:06:46
15 September 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Braga3-2Estoril
Referee: not available – Braga
10/10/2013 11:20:47
20 September 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Arouca0-1Braga
Referee: not available
09/23/2013 22:50:24
28 September 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Braga1-2Sporting
Referee: not available – Braga
10/14/2013 10:47:42
6 October 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Nacional3-0Braga
Referee: not available – Funchal
10/12/2013 09:34:10
19 October 2013 - Portuguese Cup, Third round
Gafetense0-2Braga
Referee: not available
11/08/2013 10:24:10
25 October 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Braga0-1Académica
Referee: not available – Braga
10/25/2013 23:26:20
3 November 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Braga0-1Rio Ave
Referee: not available – Braga
11/08/2013 10:47:34
10 November 2013 - Portuguese Cup, Fourth round
Olhanense1-3Braga
Referee: not available – Olhao
11/13/2013 12:34:10
23 November 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Benfica1-0Braga
Referee: not available – Lisbon
11/28/2013 10:42:09
29 November 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Braga4-1Olhanense
Referee: not available – Braga
12/02/2013 23:14:54
7 December 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Porto2-0Braga
Referee: not available – Porto
12/08/2013 00:21:21
14 December 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Braga2-0Setúbal
Referee: not available – Braga
12/20/2013 23:06:26
19 December 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Marítimo2-2Braga
Referee: not available – Funchal
01/03/2014 09:04:12
5 January 2014 - Portuguese Cup, Fifth round
Braga2-0Arouca
Referee: not available – Braga
01/05/2014 21:34:16
10 January 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Braga3-0Guimarães
Referee: not available – Braga
01/14/2014 16:36:40
19 January 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Braga1-1Paços Ferreira
Referee: not available – Braga
01/23/2014 09:05:01
2 February 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Belenenses2-1Braga
Referee: not available – Lisbon
02/03/2014 19:48:34
6 February 2014 - Portuguese Cup, Quarter-finals
Braga3-1Aves
Braga win after extra time
Referee: not available – Braga
02/20/2014 09:18:13
9 February 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Braga4-1Gil Vicente
Referee: not available – Braga
02/11/2014 23:24:37
17 February 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Estoril2-1Braga
Referee: not available – Estoril
02/20/2014 09:04:10
22 February 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Braga2-2Arouca
Referee: not available – Braga
02/26/2014 06:26:18
Sporting2-1Braga
Referee: not available – Lisbon
03/07/2014 09:51:59
Braga2-1Nacional
Referee: not available – Braga
03/14/2014 09:47:33
Académica1-1Braga
Referee: not available – Coimbra
03/19/2014 09:45:43
Rio Ave1-1Braga
Referee: not available – Vila do Conde
03/22/2014 00:41:24
26 March 2014 - Portuguese Cup, Semi-finals
Braga0-0Rio Ave
Referee: not available – Braga
03/27/2014 01:21:14
Braga0-1Benfica
Referee: not available – Braga
04/02/2014 09:15:40
Olhanense0-2Braga
Referee: not available – Olhao
04/10/2014 10:24:07
Braga1-3Porto
Referee: not available – Braga
04/17/2014 22:53:56
16 April 2014 - Portuguese Cup, Semi-finals
Rio Ave2-0Braga
Aggregate: 2-0
Referee: not available – Vila do Conde
04/16/2014 23:12:07
SetúbalBraga
Referee: TBD – Setubal
04/14/2014 21:09:04
BragaMarítimo
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/24/2013 17:50:19
GuimarãesBraga
Referee: TBD – Guimaraes
07/24/2013 18:14:34

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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