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Futebol Clube do Porto; FC Porto; Portuguese sports club; Professional football team playing in the Primeira Liga; Top flight of Portuguese football; "Big Three"; Teams in Portugal; Nicknamed Dragões (Dragons); Blue-and-whites; Club supporters Portistas; Estádio do Dragão; Estádio das Antas; Second most successful Portuguese team; Taça de Portugal; Campeonato de Portugal; Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira; European Cup/UEFA Champions League; UEFA Cup/Europa League; UEFA Super Cup; Intercontinental Cup; G-14 member; José Mourinho; Vitalis Park, the club's youth training camp; Radamel Falcao; Nuno Espírito Santo; Porto Canal; Iker Casillas Fernández

Futebol Clube do Porto, commonly known as FC Porto or simply Porto, is a Portuguese sports club based in Porto. It is best known for the professional football team playing in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football.
Porto is one of the “Big Three” (Portuguese: Os Três Grandes) teams in Portugal – together with Lisbon-based rivals Benfica and Sporting CP. They are nicknamed Dragões (Dragons), for the mythical creature atop the club’s crest, and Azuis e brancos (Blue-and-whites), for the shirt colours. The club supporters are called Portistas. Since 2003, Porto have played their home matches at the Estádio do Dragão, which replaced the previous Estádio das Antas.
Porto is the second most successful Portuguese team, with a total of 74 official trophies were achieved in domestic competitions and comprise 27 league titles, a Portuguese football record, 16 Taça de Portugal (seven of which included in a double), 4 Campeonato de Portugal, and a record 20 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira. Porto is the only team in Portuguese league history to have won two titles without conceding any defeat.
Internationally, Porto have won seven trophies – the European Cup/UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Cup/Europa League, the UEFA Super Cup, and the Intercontinental Cup. In addition, they were runners-up in the 1983–84 European Cup Winners’ Cup and in the 2003, 2004 and 2011 editions of the UEFA Super Cup. Porto is the only Portuguese club to have won the UEFA Cup/Europa League, the UEFA Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup, and to have achieved a continental treble of domestic league, domestic cup and European titles. Together with Barcelona and Real Madrid, Porto have the most appearances in the UEFA Champions’ League group stage (21).At the end of the 2015–16 season, Porto were 16th in the UEFA club coefficient ranking. Porto was the only Portuguese club that was part of G-14 member.
Bobby Robson won the first two of Porto’s record five consecutive league titles. José Mourinho led Porto to consecutive UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League titles. The old Campo da Constituição ground houses the Vitalis Park, the club’s youth training camp. Radamel Falcao holds the club record for top goalscorer in European competitions. Nuno Espírito Santo, the current head coach. Porto Canal is a television channel owned and operated by Porto. Iker Casillas Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈiker kaˈsiʎas ferˈnandeθ]; born 20 May 1981) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Porto and the Spain national team as a goalkeeper. Casillas began his youth career with Real Madrid in 1990.

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