Match Guide: Vitoria Setubal

by Oscar Chamberlain

Find out more about tonight's friendly opponents.

Full name: Vitória de Setúbal 
Estadio do Bonfim 
Chairman: Fernando Oliveira 
Domingos Paciencia 
Primeira Liga 

Who are they?

Vitória Futebol Clube, popularly known as Vitoria de Setúbal, are a Portuguese football club who play in the Primeira Liga.

The club was born from the ashes of Bonfim Foot-Ball Club and was founded in 1910, later changing their name with the motto 'A Vitoria sera nossa', which translates to 'victory shall be ours'.

Vitoria have won three Portuguese Cups during their history and one Portuguese League Cup.


The club play their home matches at the Estadio do Bonfim, which has a capacity of 18,694.

The stadium opened in 1962 and his since hosted six international matches, with the last one coming on 5th June 2004 when Portugal secured a 4-1 friendly win over Lithuania.

Plans for a new municipal stadium to be built in Setubal have also been submitted, with Estadio do Bonfim being re-developed for retail.


Setubal are managed by former Porto striker Domingos Paciencia.

Paciencia enjoyed a successful playing career with Porto, appearing in more than 350 games and scoring over 100 goals.

In 1990 he was named as the Portuguese Footballer of the Year after winning the Portuguese Golden Boot, a feat which he repeated in 1996.

During his time with the Portuguese giants he won seven league titles, five Portuguese Cups and six Portuguese Super Cups.

He also enjoyed success on the international stage, scoring 9 goals in 34 appearances, which included a goal at the City Ground in 1996 European Championships.

His final international goal came at the Estadio do Bonfim when he opened the scoring in a 3-1 win over Armenia.

After a brief spell with Tenerife the forward returned to Porto, playing for a further two years until 2001 when he became assistant coach and then coach of the club’s B team.

In 2006 he became manager of first division side Uniao de Leiria, but despite finishing seventh he left the club before the end of the season, joining Academica de Coimbra ahead of the new season.

Two years later Paciencia joined Sporting de Braga, leading them to their highest-ever finish of second in his first season, meaning they secured qualification to the UEFA Champions League.

Despite exiting Europe’s elite competition in the group stage, Braga entered the UEFA Europa League and they reached the final after knocking out Lech Poznan, Liverpool, Dynamo Kiev and Benfica.

On 23rd May 2011 he joined Sporting Lisbon, but despite leading them to a first Portuguese Cup final in four years he parted ways with the club in February 2012 with the club sitting fourth in the Primeira Liga. 

On 30th December 2012 Paciencia joined Spanish side Deportivo de La Coruna; however he departed after just four months after being unable to lift the club off the bottom of the league table.