The First Club - FC Porto
Futebol Clube do Porto is a Portuguese sports club based in Porto. It is mostly known for its professional football team, which plays in the Primeira Liga, the top tier of the Portuguese football league system.
Founded on 28 September 1893, it is one of the "Big Three" (Portuguese: Três Grandes) teams in Portugal, together with Lisbon-based rivals Benfica and Sporting CP, who have never been relegated from the Primeira Liga since its establishment in 1933. The team is nicknamed Dragões (Dragons), for the mythological creature standing atop the club's crest, or Azuis e brancos (Blue and white), for the kit colours; their supporters are called Portistas. Since 2003, Porto have played its home games at the Estádio do Dragão, which replaced the previous 52-year-old ground, the Estádio das Antas.
Porto is the most successful Portuguese club in terms of overall titles, having won a total of 74 official titles. Domestically, Porto has won 27 Primeira Liga titles, five of which in consecutive seasons (between 1994–95 and 1998–99), a record in Portuguese football. Other national honours achieved by the club include the Taça de Portugal (16 times), the defunct Campeonato de Portugal (a record four times, along with Sporting CP) and the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (a record 20 times). Porto became the second team in Portuguese league history, after Benfica, to complete two 30-game seasons without defeats, namely in the 2010–11 and 2012–13 seasons. In the former, Porto achieved the largest difference of points ever between champion and runner-up on its way to a second quadruple.
Internationally, Porto won seven major titles: the European Cup/UEFA Champions League in 1987 and 2004, the UEFA Cup/Europa League in 2003 and 2011, the UEFA Super Cup in 1987, and the Intercontinental Cup in 1987 and 2004. It is the only Portuguese club to have won any of the last three competitions, and to have achieved a continental treble of domestic league, cup and European titles (2002–03 and 2010–11). In addition, Porto finished as runners-up at the 1983–84 European Cup Winners' Cup and the 2003, 2004 and 2011 editions of the UEFA Super Cup.
During my time at Porto I want to get my career off to a good start and to do that I believe that I must dominate domestically before thinking of leaving the club. I only plan to spend a maximum of three years here so while I am in Portugal I will be aiming to.
- Win the League
- Win the Cup
- Win the League Cup
- Complete a domestic treble
- Reach a quarter final in a European competition
- Maintain a healthy bank balance
- Maintain a undefeated record against the 'big 3' (Benfica and Sporting)