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C.D. Nacional

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CD Nacional
Full nameClube Desportivo Nacional
Nickname(s)Alvinegros (White-and-Black)
Nacionalistas (Nationalists)
Founded8 December 1910; 113 years ago (1910-12-08)
GroundEstádio da Madeira
PresidentRui Alves
Head coachManuel Machado
LeagueLiga 2
2022–23Liga 2, 13.
WebsiteClub website

Clube Desportivo Nacional, commonly known as Nacional and sometimes Nacional da Madeira (Portuguese pronunciation: [nɐsjuˈnal dɐ mɐˈðɐjɾɐ]), is a Portuguese football club based in Funchal, on the island of Madeira.[1]

It currently plays in the LigaNos, Portugal's top division of professional football. Nacional was founded in 1910 and plays its home games at Estádio da Madeira, which seats approximately 5,132 people.[2]

Nacional is also known for being one of the clubs that raised Cristiano Ronaldo. To honour the club's most famous player, they named their youth training facilities Cristiano Ronaldo Campus Futebol.

References[change | change source]

  1. "CD Nacional Funchal". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  2. "Estádio da Madeira" (in Portuguese). zerozero. Retrieved 1 April 2021.