Portimonense SC are a Portuguese top flight team from the coastal town of Portimão in the south eastern region of the Algarve. They have historically been a regular presence in the top most league, but the 1990s saw them hit a run of bad fortune that pitched them back down into the second division - once for a couple of seasons even briefly dropping down to the third. But the 2009/10 season was kind to them, and they finally battled back to the top table for the first time in 20 years after finishing runners up in the second division.
Ex-players include the former national stars Nuno Valente, Rui Águas and Vítor Damas, as well as Edmilson of Brazil (not that one), Jan Sørensen of Denmark, Mozambique's Chiquinho Conde and Moroccan keeper Khalid Fouhami.
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