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Clube Desportivo Santa Clara. Here we come boys!

this is my first story! tell me what you think please!!
Started on 16 June 2017 by Inhamen
Latest Reply on 17 June 2017 by Inhamen
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Clube Desportivo Santa Clara is a Portuguese football club from Ponta Delgada, Azores. They play in the 13,277-seat Estádio de São Miguel that is eligible for UEFA Champions League and Europa League games.

To date, Santa Clara is the only club from the Azores islands to have competed in the top division of the Portuguese Liga, being thus the western most top-flown club in Europe, since they fly whenever it's an away match. just Picture the Fatigue!

They compete in the Ledman Pro, the Portuguese second football league

Santa Clara's current kit manufacturer is Nike and their main sponsors are Santander Totta, Açoreana Seguros, and of course the Turistic brand AÇORES.

Main rivals are CD Operário from Lagoa (local rivals that play in the 3rd league called Campeonato de Portugal de Seniors) and the other major rivals are C.S. Marítimo and C.D. Nacional, from the island of Madeira which both play in the first league. Liga NOS

In real life the club has suffered from a bad presidency and a couple of shady deals that led to a huge debt close to 8 Million Euros. Happily the portuguese law and justice dealt with it.
Now we have a new President that is looking for the future and so far he is doing things like they are suposed to be done.

This is where reality ends.
My goal with this Fm17 save is to try to manage that debt, and bring glory to the best Azorean team in Portugal. why? because it's my team. And i know we can get side by side with the great ones in LIGA NOS.

This is my story as a manager. This is where my life begins!

Hope you enjoyed it! Let me know if you want to hear more about this amazing club!!


Fantastic start mate. Keep it up and enjoy

Big news from the Altantic Islands of the Azores!
Watch out for this man!!

Good luck!

Pre-season is live!

Andrade is not going to change a thing player wise! The young manager is going to work with what he's got and let's see how far can Santa Clara go this season!

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7 yearsEdited

July 2016

Friendly Santa Clara 4 x 0 Farense

Santa Clara turned their possesion into goals with a 4-0 win over Farense. A brace from Berny Burke helped Santa Clara to Victory.
Inside forward Berny Burke gave Santa Clara the lead with an accurate finish from inside the penalty area which went in off the post in the 26th minute.
Advanced playmaker Ruben Saldanha doubled Santa Clara's lead with a shot from 19m in minute 47.
Burke added his 2nd goal of the game with a fierce shot at the 56th minute.
At the end of the game, an error from Farense's Mauro Carlos allowed Hugo Santos to score a fierce shot.

Friendly Espinho 2 x 4 Santa Clara

Santa Clara enjoyed near total domination over a distincly average Espinho side at Estádio Comendador Manuel Violas.
Things did not get off to a good start for Espinho as winger Rafael Batatinha seized on an error by Rodolfo Barroso to score a fluke goal!
Central defender Victor Massaia had a moment to forget when he scored an own-goal.
Central defender Cristiano Pascoal then put Santa Clara back in front after 72 minutes with a fine header from point-blank range!
Midfielder Helder Serrador soon equalized for Espinho but not too long after that Victor Massaia redeemed himself by putting Santa Clara back in front once again!
3 goals in an amazing 8 minutes!
Hugo Santos scored the final 2 x 4 in additional time sealing the win for Santa Clara.

1st round League cup Santa Clara 1 x 0 Penafiel

For this 1st Round of the League Cup (Taça CTT) Penafiel's defeat against Santa Clara on a fine summer's afternoon at Estádio de São Miguel.
Experienced full-back Igor Rocha gave Santa Clara the lead with a free kick into the top left corner from 18m away!
There weren't many chances but target man Fidélis had a chance to score from the penalty spot but Santa Clara's goalkeeper Serginho was able to deny him the equalizer.

August 2016

FriendlyAD Oliveirense 1 x 2 Santa Clara

Santa Clara showed their superiority in a 2-1 victory over AD Oliveirense during this friendly game, but they could and should have scored more!
Young winger Ahmed Isaiah gave AD Oliveirense the lead with a well timed close range finish by the 44th minute.
Central defender Victor Massaia then equalised for Santa Clara only 6 minutes into the second half with a freak goal!
Central midfielder Ruben Saldanha scored what proved to be the winner with a fine header from point-blank range on minute 58.

Ledman ProFamalicão 1 x 2 Santa Clara

Santa Clara's first LedmanPro match ended with a win against Famalicão.
Experienced striker Paulo Clemente gave Santa Clara the lead with a nice effort from 12 metres in the 62nd minute.
The full-back Igor Rocha then got red carded for a bad tackle 2 minutes later and put Santa Clara's position under question.
Depp-lying forward Pedro Correia then equalised for Famalicão in the 72nd minute with a tidy finish into the bottom left corner from 10 metres.
Then win was sealed by the young technical winger Berny Burke with a close range finish on 79 minutes.

FriendlySC Santacruzense 1 x 4 Santa Clara

Santa Clara produced a good display this evening to see off the challenge of SC Santacruzense at Estádio Municipal das Eiras.
Advanced playmaker João Reis got Santa Clara off to a flyer by scoring by scoring a shot from 21meters out just after ONE MINUTE!
Inside Forward Denis Pineda doubled Santa Clara's lead wtih a tidy finish into the bottom right corner from 13 meters.
Midfielder Mário Garrido pulled one back for SC Santacruzense after 23 minutes
Substitute Al-Laafi scored with a well struck effort in the 67th minute to extend the lead further.
After a penalty call from the Ref, Paulo Clemente Scored from the spot in the 81th minute.

LedmanProSanta Clara 2 x 1 Leixões

Santa Clara won a hard fought battle against Leixões on a warm summer's afternoon at Estádio de São Miguel. A brace from Paulo Clemnte helped Santa Clara to victory.
Experienced striker Paulo Clemente gave Santa Clara the lead with a mighty header from within the six-yard box by the 18th minute.
Leixões equalised by Cephas Malele as he seized on Serginho's mistake to score a powerfull effort.
Clemente clinched the winner on the last movement of the match with a tidy finish into the bottom right corner.
Clemente's impact delighted the fans with his late late goal!

LedmanProSporting B 1 x 5 Santa Clara

Three goals from Paulo Clemente ensured Santa Clara moved tothe top of the Portuguese Second League after a 5-1 victory over Sporting B.
An error from Sporting B's Kiki allowed Paulo Clemente to score an accurate finish into the bottom corner.
Inside forward Rafael Batatinha doubled the lead with a placed shot at minute 14.

LedmanProSanta Clara 1 x 1 Cova da Piedade

The Santa Clara players came out of this match with a lot of credit due to their "Never Say Die" attitude.
Santa Clara managed to come away from this game with a creditable 1-1 draw against Cova da Piedadeeven though they finished the game with ten only ten men.
Inside forward Rafael Batatinha gave Santa Clara the3 lead with a placed shot in the 16th minute. Cova da Piedade were nearly gifted a goal on 28 minutes through Diogo Santos's lapse in concentration but they failed to capitalise on the opportunity presented to them.
Deep-lying playmaker Robson Shimabuku equalised for Cova da Piedade after 32 minutes with a deftly executed finish from close range.
Experienced full-back Igor Rocha's red card for presisten fouling on 82 minutes put Santa Clara'es position under question.

LedmanProPenafiel 2 x 1 Santa Clara

The second game between the two teams! first was for the CTT cup where Santa clara took the win, but this time Penafiel came with their A-Game...
Fabio Fortes played the part of super-sub for Penafiel as Penafiel came from behind to make Santa Clara bleed for the first time this season.
The Azorean Paulo Clemente gave Santa Clara the lead with a fierce shot which went in from the post in the 13th minute of the first half.
Defensive forward Fabio fortes went on the picth on minute 45, equalised for Penafiel in the 46th minute with a good header from just inside the six-yard box! He didnt even had time to finish his celebration because he was taken off the picth. less then 1 minute in game scores a goal. fantastic!
Penafiel's winner came through Pedro Ribeiro as he seized on Ruben Saldanha's mistake, to score a close range header.

This was a very rough start of the season! 7 games. 5 official LedmanPro league matches.

Let's check on those League Standings as we reach the end of the first month of this seaon:

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