Fleet to face Farense in friendly

The Fleet will take on Sporting Clube Farense of the Portuguese Second Division in a friendly fixture to conclude the club’s training week in the country.

The match will take place at the Colina Verde sports-resort complex in Moncarapacho, eastern Algarve, with the kick-off at 10am on Friday, 10th July.

The squad departs for a week’s pre-season training camp in Portugal on 3rd July and Farense – once briefly managed by Malcolm Allison – are the most local professional club to the area where the Fleet are staying.

They finished 11th in their division last season and their squad includes a former Whitehawk loanee, Edinho Junior, and one-time Portuguese international Neca.


SC FARENSE – A QUICK GUIDE

farensebadgeYear formed: 1910
Stadium: Estádio de São Luís
Capacity: 15,000
Nickname: The Lions of Faro
Manager: Jorge Paixão (ex-Portugal youth international)
Famous ex-players:
Bruno Alves (Porto, Zenit St Petersburg, Fenerbahce), Vaz Te (Bolton, West Ham), Jacques Pereira (Porto), Peter Eastoe (QPR, Everton, West Brom), Peter Barnes (Man City, West Brom, Leeds)
Honours:
Portuguese Second Division champions (1940, 1983)
Third Division champions (2012)
UEFA Cup Round 1 (1995/96)
Highest league position: 5th, Primeira Liga (1994/95)
Club colours: White and black (in fact their home shirt of last season was identical to the Fleet’s away shirt!)


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