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Estrela Amadora

Estrela Amadora is a football (soccer) club from Portugal.

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About Estrela Amadora

Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora , sometimes just Estrela, is a Portugal sports club (prominently Association football) based in Amadora, northwest of Lisbon.

Founded in 1932, its football team last played in the Portuguese Second Division, holding home games at Estádio José Gomes.


While never a contender to the place of the third-most important club in the Lisbon Football Association, Estrela da Amadora won a Taça de Portugal in 1990 and one Liga de Honra championship in 1992–93. In 16 seasons in Primeira Liga football - eight consecutive - its best season was in 1997–98 Primeira Liga, when the team finished in seventh position, under the guidance of Fernando Santos (Portuguese footballer), later of F.C. Porto, Sporting Clube de Portugal, S.L. Benfica and Greece national football team fame.

After winning the cup in 1990, Estrela 1990–91 European Cup Winners' Cup in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. In the following decades, the team maintained its first division status in most seasons. In 2008–09 Primeira Liga, however, amidst serious financial difficulties, it was (twice) relegated even though it finished the campaign in mid-table.

Coach António Veloso only managed to lead Amadora to the tenth position in the Portuguese Second Division in the 2009–10 season. Subsequently, as the club's dreadful economic situation persisted - which led to a two-year suspension from all activity by the Portuguese Football Federation - it folded, remaining active in youth competitions.

Last squad

League and Cup history


- 1990–91 European Cup Winners' Cup:
- - 19/09 Estrela Amadora 1–1 Neuchâtel Xamax
- - 03/10 Neuchâtel Xamax 1–1 Estrela Amadora
- - 24/10 R.F.C. de Liège 2–0 Estrela Amadora
- - 07/11 Estrela Amadora 1–0 R.F.C. de Liège


- Taça de Portugal: 1989–90
- Liga de Honra: 1992–93

Notable former players

- Jorge Andrade
- Bébé
- Paulo Bento
- José Calado
- Carlos Chaínho
- Rui Duarte (footballer born 1980)
- Tiago Filipe Figueiras Gomes
- Henrique Hilário

- Miguel Monteiro
- Nélson Pereira
- António Semedo
- Silvestre Varela
- Abel Xavier
- António Mendonça
- Maximiliano Estévez
- Roberto Assis

- Fernando Francisco Reges
- Tomislav Ivković
- Anthony da Silva
- Moses Sakyi
- Richard Daddy Owubokiri
- Leonson Lewis
- Luis Aguiar

- Carlos Luís Brito
- Fernando Cabrita
- António Conceição da Silva Oliveira
- Jesualdo Ferreira
- Jorge Jesus
- José Mourinho
- Miguel Quaresma
- José Augusto Torres

- Daúto Faquirá

In 2005, Estrela decided to change the club's kit to traditional white, copying the badge and taking away the old red, green and white striped kit.

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