A Magic Club

Estoril Praia was born from the dream from a dream of a bright man, Fausto Cardoso de Figueiredo, owner of the Lisbon – Cascais Railway Line, several hotels in the county, the Estoril spa and Casino. In 1939, he decided to create a club where the children of his employees could enjoy sports. With this mission in mind, Estoril Plage (nowadays Estoril Praia) was born in one of the most important tourist regions in Europe.

To create the Estoril Praia´s emblem, designers associated the colours of region riches: the yellow for the sun and the blue for the sea. It was the year 1939. The world was on the verge of its Second World War, nevertheless the club quickly reached the mark of the 2,500 members.

80 years have passed. The club, known as “The Magic”, is now one of the historical Portuguese football clubs, winning several national and international titles in football as well as in other 15 sports.

Currently, Estoril Praia has a Stadium with nearly 10,000 seats, a Training Center and Sports Training with 6 fields of synthetic grass, gymnasium and physiotherapy clinic.´

Honouring our yellow shirt, we had players such as Kasper Schmeichel, Fernando Santos (European Champion’s Coach 2016), Marco Silva (current Premier League coach), Paulo Ferreira  (former Chelsea player), Pedro Pauleta (also former PSG player) and Danilo (currently plaing at FC.Porto).

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Marco Silva, Everton Coach

“I feel this club as a family. It was here that I chose to finish my professional player career and it is at Estoril that I owe the beginning of my coaching career“

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Fernando Santos, Portugal Coach

“I feel Estoril as if it was mine!“

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Peter Schmeichel, Denmark Goalkeeper

“I miss Estoril Praia. Those were good times for me. It was my youth years and Estoril Praia gave me a good football base. I liked to train on the beach, it was a lot of fun“

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