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Futebol Clube do Porto
Azuis e Brancos (Blue and White)
28 September 1893
as Foot-Ball Club do Porto
Estádio do Dragão
Pinto da Costa
Futebol Clube do Porto, commonly known as F.C. Porto or simply 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 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 (21 points) in a three-points-per-win system, on its way to a second quadruple.
Internationally, Porto won 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, for a total of seven titles.
It is the only Portuguese team to have won any of the last three competitions, and one of few teams in the world to have won three international titles in the same season (1987).
In addition, Porto was runner-up at the 1983-84 European Cup Winners' Cup and the 2003, 2004 and 2011 editions of the UEFA Super Cup.