The History of the Club
Futebol Clube do Porto of London is a not for profit association based in the heart of the Portuguese community in London, UK. We are very proud of our history, the activities developed within the Portuguese Community and of the triumphs obtained through its existence.
The Club's constitution has maintained the values of the club since the beginning and as such, directors and all staff give their time in a voluntary capacity. FC Porto of London has been working for the development of sport and other cultural and recreational activities with the aim of involving the Portuguese community and helping people integrate with other surrounding communities, without excluding anyone interested in taking part in those activities.
F.C.Porto of London was born from the will to create a Portuguese football team that would allow the existence and development of values of friendship and camaraderie along with other non-professional activities in the service of the Portuguese Community. We are proud to share the history of our club and hope that by reading this you will also want to participate in everything that we do.
FC Porto of London win the 'Dragao de Ouro' or 'Golden Dragon' for Best Affiliate in the 1st ever Meeting of Branches (Congresso das Filiais e Delegacoes). This is a sought after prize by the affiliates and branches and we are proud to have accepted one.
14th February 1984
FC Porto of London was founded as the 53rd branch of FC Porto. Jose Maria Pedroto, former manager of FCP, was the main sponsor.
FC Porto of London trip to Porto and Estadio das Antas (former FCP stadium). Whilst there, our senior side played a friendly against FC Porto Juniors in the Estadio das Antas training facility. The game ended 7-2 to the Juniors who had recently become National Champions.
21st January 1994
FC Porto of London became the first Portuguese club in the UK to buy its own headquarters.
82 Landor Road is owned by the club and has been home for many fans and members since.
4th June 1995
The official opening of the clubhouse by the great,
Sir Bobby Robson,
who was the FC Porto manager at the time.
FC Porto of London become Middlesex Sunday Marathon League Division 1 Winners.
2nd April 1998
FC Porto of London is awarded the Diploma of Merit for the Portuguese Community. The award was presented by the Secretary of State, Jose Lello, for the club's relevant role within the Portuguese Community.
6th March 2004
FC Porto of London celebrated it's 20th Anniversary with special guests Mr. Julio Marques, President of Branches and Delegations, and Rui Barros, former FC Porto and Portugal international player.
First visit to FC Porto of London by President Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa.
The creation of Dragoes Londrinos as a sub committee of FC Porto of London.
FC Porto of London visit Porto for the third time. Our senior side played against the Velha Guarda of FC Porto at the FC Porto Centro de Estagio.
24th September 2006
Second visit to FC Porto of London by President Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa prior to FC Porto's Champions League match against Arsenal FC.
28th October 2006
FC Porto of London Dragons is formed. The beginnings of our youth system. We started with simple weekly training sessions for anyone to come along. After less than a year of training, FCP London Dragons entered the London County Saturday Youth Football League with an U15 squad.
FC Porto of London celebrated it's 25th Anniversary with special guests Dr. Sardoeira Pinto, and former FC Porto players Mickey Walsh and Fernando Gomes, also a former Portugal international.
FC Porto of London Dragons U21s win League Cup for the first time after beating TRC FC 3-2 in normal time.
FC Porto of London crowned Champions of Wimbledon District First Division.