History of Leixões Sport Club

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History of Leixões Sport Club

Mensagem por Karyaka em Qui 6 Nov 2014 - 13:10

Leixões Sport Club, commonly known as just Leixões, is a sports club from Matosinhos, Portugal. It is organised into several departments for many events such as football, boxing, karate, volleyball, swimming, and billiards. Its professional football team is its best known department.
Leixões won the 1960-61 Portuguese Cup.

Leixões Sport Club was founded in 1907, making them one of Portugal's oldest sports clubs in continuous operation. In 1961 they won their only Cup of Portugal, defeating FC Porto 2-0. This qualified Leixões to the 1961-62 European Cup Winners' Cup, in which they reached the quarter-finals before losing 4-2 on aggregate to Motor Jena of East Germany. Leixões had their best league performance in 1962-63, finishing fifth, 12 points behind champions Benfica.

Present in the top-flight since 1959-60, Leixões were relegated on goal difference in the 1976-77 season.[4] Apart from the 1988-89 season,[5] Leixões did not play in the top-flight again until 2007.

In 2002 Leixões beat Braga 3–1 away to secure a place in the Portuguese Cup final (the first and only third division club to play a final) and the UEFA Cup next season. They lost 1–0 to Sporting Clube de Portugal, who also became national champions that year. The following season, Leixões lost 5–3 on aggregate to Greek side PAOK after winning the first leg 2–1 at home, being eliminated in the first round of the UEFA Cup.

That same year, they romped to the Segunda Divisão B title with 94 points and with it they gained promotion to the Segunda Liga. In 2004, they just avoided relegation back to Division Two and finished 14th. A year later, they battled to finish seventh in the league. And finally in 2006, they almost reached the Portuguese Liga, losing out to Desportivo das Aves in the promotion chase, finishing third, two points behind Aves.

Third place used to merit a promotion, but due to a re-construction to all leagues, it meant only the top two would go up (Beira-Mar as champions and Aves as runners-up). Finally, in 2007, they gained promotion to the Liga, 18 years after their relegation. During this stint, which lasted 3 seasons, their best result was a 6th place finish in 2008-2009. Their last match in the Portuguese Liga was a 1-0 away loss to Olhanense on 2 May 2010.

Dos três grandes eu sou do LEIXÕES SPORT CLUB!

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