Thursday, February 26, 2009

Who's Afraid of Dragões

Continuing with our UEFA Champions League theme of the week -

Mere hours after they managed a 2-2 draw at the Calderon against Atletico in their round of 16 UEFA Champions League match - we give you the:

The Official FC Porto Home Short Sleeve Soccer Jersey by NIKE

FC Porto Fun Facts:

More than a soccer club, FC Porto is an institution. After going public in 1998, FC Porto created several satellite companies around the club to improve its efficiency.

FCPorto - Junior football, handball, rink hockey, atletism, magazine, etc.
FCPorto - Futebol SAD and FCPorto - Basquetebol SAD (professional football and basketball)
PortoEstádio (Estádio do Dragão)
PortoMultimédia (official site and multimedia products)
PortoComercial (Merchandising)
PortoSeguro (Insurances)

They were the shock winners of the 2003/2004 UEFA Champions League under Jose Mourinho.

On 4 June 2008, a decision was taken to exclude Portuguese champions Porto from the UEFA Champions League, after the club was found guilty of bribing referees in the Portuguese Liga during the 2003-04 season. However, after Porto appealed the decision, the decision was referred by UEFA's Appeals Body back to the Control & Disciplinary Body for re-assessment. The meeting to re-assess the situation took place on 16 June 2008, with the decision being reversed and Porto being allowed back into the 2008-09 Champions League.

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