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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: 29/08/2015 02:16 CET
16 August 2015 - Portuguese First Division
Braga2-1Nacional
Referee: not available
08/19/2015 00:47:40
21 August 2015 - Portuguese First Division
Rio Ave1-0Braga
Referee: not available
08/26/2015 17:26:13
30 August 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BragaBoavista
Referee: TBD
08/24/2015 22:14:34
13 September 2015 - Portuguese First Division
EstorilBraga
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:45:39
17 September 2015 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group F)
LiberecBraga
Referee: TBD Stadium: U Nisy, Liberec (CZE)
08/28/2015 17:37:21
20 September 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BragaMarítimo
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:19:54
27 September 2015 - Portuguese First Division
GuimarãesBraga
Referee: TBD
07/28/2015 03:34:21
BragaGroningen
Referee: TBD Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga (POR)
08/28/2015 18:36:01
4 October 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BragaArouca
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:13:39
BragaMarseille
Referee: TBD Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga (POR)
08/28/2015 20:50:36
25 October 2015 - Portuguese First Division
PortoBraga
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:42:24
1 November 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BragaBelenenses
Referee: TBD
07/28/2015 02:49:36
MarseilleBraga
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (FRA)
08/28/2015 21:42:50
8 November 2015 - Portuguese First Division
StrindheimBraga
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:18:09
26 November 2015 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group F)
BragaLiberec
Referee: TBD Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga (POR)
08/28/2015 17:21:32
29 November 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BragaBenfica
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:22:54
6 December 2015 - Portuguese First Division
MoreirenseBraga
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:45:39
10 December 2015 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group F)
GroningenBraga
Referee: TBD Stadium: Euroborg, Groningen (NED)
08/28/2015 18:36:01
13 December 2015 - Portuguese First Division
TondelaBraga
Referee: TBD
07/28/2015 05:14:21
20 December 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BragaPaços Ferreira
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:45:39
2 January 2016 - Portuguese First Division
SetúbalBraga
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:45:39
6 January 2016 - Portuguese First Division
BragaAcadémica
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:45:39
10 January 2016 - Portuguese First Division
Sporting CPBraga
Referee: TBD
07/28/2015 05:18:51
17 January 2016 - Portuguese First Division
NacionalBraga
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:45:39
24 January 2016 - Portuguese First Division
BragaRio Ave
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:45:39
31 January 2016 - Portuguese First Division
BoavistaBraga
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:45:39
7 February 2016 - Portuguese First Division
BragaEstoril
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:45:39
14 February 2016 - Portuguese First Division
MarítimoBraga
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:20:24
21 February 2016 - Portuguese First Division
BragaGuimarães
Referee: TBD
07/28/2015 03:35:06
28 February 2016 - Portuguese First Division
AroucaBraga
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:13:54
BragaPorto
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:42:39
BelenensesBraga
Referee: TBD
07/28/2015 02:50:06
BragaStrindheim
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:19:09
BenficaBraga
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:23:39
BragaMoreirense
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:45:39
BragaTondela
Referee: TBD
07/28/2015 05:14:37
Paços FerreiraBraga
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:45:54
BragaSetúbal
Referee: TBD
08/09/2015 09:45:54
AcadémicaBraga
Referee: TBD
08/14/2015 09:28:44
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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