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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: 15/09/2014 21:55 CET
17 August 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Braga3-0Boavista
Referee: not available – Braga
08/18/2014 12:25:44
25 August 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Moreirense0-0Braga
Referee: not available – Moreira de Conegos
08/25/2014 22:17:07
30 August 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Braga2-1Estoril
Referee: not available – Braga
08/31/2014 21:06:04
13 September 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Arouca1-0Braga
Referee: not available
09/17/2014 17:08:33
20 September 2014 - Portuguese First Division
NacionalBraga
Referee: TBD – Funchal
09/15/2014 20:54:57
28 September 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BragaRio Ave
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:36:57
5 October 2014 - Portuguese First Division
PortoBraga
Referee: TBD – Porto
07/15/2014 13:30:11
26 October 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BragaBenfica
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:29:41
2 November 2014 - Portuguese First Division
AcadémicaBraga
Referee: TBD – Coimbra
07/15/2014 13:28:11
9 November 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BragaGil Vicente
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:36:41
30 November 2014 - Portuguese First Division
PenafielBraga
Referee: TBD – Penafiel
07/15/2014 13:37:11
7 December 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BragaGuimarães
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:29:11
14 December 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BelenensesBraga
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:29:26
21 December 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BragaPaços Ferreira
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:36:41
4 January 2015 - Portuguese First Division
MarítimoBraga
Referee: TBD – Funchal
07/15/2014 13:26:56
11 January 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BragaSporting
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:28:41
18 January 2015 - Portuguese First Division
SetúbalBraga
Referee: TBD – Setubal
07/15/2014 13:27:56
25 January 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BoavistaBraga
Referee: TBD – Porto
07/15/2014 13:26:26
1 February 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BragaMoreirense
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:37:26
8 February 2015 - Portuguese First Division
EstorilBraga
Referee: TBD – Estoril
07/15/2014 13:36:56
15 February 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BragaArouca
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:30:11
22 February 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BragaNacional
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:27:26
Rio AveBraga
Referee: TBD – Vila do Conde
07/15/2014 13:37:11
BragaPorto
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:30:26
BenficaBraga
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:29:56
BragaAcadémica
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:28:26
Gil VicenteBraga
Referee: TBD – Barcelos
07/15/2014 13:36:41
BragaPenafiel
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:37:11
GuimarãesBraga
Referee: TBD – Guimaraes
07/15/2014 13:29:12
BragaBelenenses
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:29:41
Paços FerreiraBraga
Referee: TBD – Pacos de Ferreira
07/15/2014 13:36:56
BragaMarítimo
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:27:11
SportingBraga
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:57
BragaSetúbal
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:28:11

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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