C.F. Canelas 2010

Clube de Futebol Canelas 2010, commonly known as CF Canelas 2010 or simply Canelas, is a Portuguese professional football club, based in Vila Nova de Gaia, in the Porto Metropolitan Area. Canelas competes in the Liga 3, the third-division league of the Portuguese Football Federation.

History

The club was founded on 6 February 1966 as the Canelas Gaia Futebol Clube, named after Canelas, a town in Vila Nova de Gaia, where the team's stadium is located.

Canelas Gaia Futebol Clube became dormant in the 2005–06 season, due to financial problems.

The club was refounded on 28 April 2010 as CF Canelas 2010, following a restructuring of the club's finances and management.

In the 2016–17 season, CF Canelas 2010 became notable for a run of victories by forfeit in the Porto Divisao de Elite Serie 1 when the other teams in the league refused to play them due to allegations of Canelas using violence and intimidation against players and officials, with some Canelas players linked to FC Porto ultras. Canelas were eventually promoted to the Campeonato de Portugal that season, only to be relegated the following season. However, Canelas were again promoted to the Campeonato de Portugal in 2018–19 and have since remained in the third tier, which became the Liga 3 in 2021–22.

In 2019, Canelas qualified for the Taca de Portugal, the premier knockout tournament in Portuguese football, for the first time in its history.

Summit Nutritionals International became the official sponsor of CF Canelas in 2020, following the club's acquisition by Caesar DePaco.

C.F. Canelas 2010

team squad

goalkeepers
RM
9
Raphael Mello
JO
19
João Matos
FP
27
Fabricio Pedrozo
FV
28
Flávio Martins
defenders
LS
1
Luís Simão
Fernando Pacheco
3
Fernando Pacheco
DS
10
David Santos
WS
11
William Salomão
VT
16
Vítor Fonseca
OD
17
Odailson
JO
22
João Pereira
midfielders
MP
2
Manuel Pami
MS
5
Monday Samuel
VT
8
Vítor Borges
BC
12
Bruno Costa
ER
18
Emerson Royal
GI
25
Gideon Iliya
DS
26
Diego Silva
forwards
FS
4
Francisco Sousa
BZ
6
Baba Zakari
FB
7
Fábio Rola
YR
13
York Rafael
TP
14
Tiago Penantes
LR
15
Leonardo Rodrigues
MG
20
Miguel Gomes
OO
23
Onyeka Osemene
GA
24
Gonçalo Monteiro