CD Nacional Tryouts & Club Guide: History, Stadium, Players, and More!
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Clube Desportivo Nacional, commonly known as Nacional and sometimes Nacional da Madeira, is a Portuguese football club based in Funchal, on the island of Madeira, Portugal. The club competes in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football.
C.D. Nacional Youth Development System
CRISTIANO RONALDO CAMPUS FOOTBALL
THE TRAINING ACADEMY OF CD NACIONAL IS INSTALLED IN THE SPACE PREVIOUSLY OCCUPIED BY CAMPO DA CHOUPANA, FOR MANY YEARS THE ‘HOME’ OF THE CLUB’S YOUNG FOOTBALL.
INAUGURATED IN 2007, IT RECEIVED THE NAME OF THE MOST FAMOUS ATHLETE WHO PASSED THROUGH THE FORMATION RANKS OF THE NATIONAL CD: CRISTIANO RONALDO, FIVE TIMES CONSIDERED THE BEST IN THE WORLD.
CRISTIANO RONALDO CAMPUS FUTEBOL – ESTÁDIO
- SYNTHETIC FLOOR, WITH OFFICIAL MEASURES FOR NATIONAL COMPETITION.
- SHOWERS FOR REFEREES
- 4 CHANGING ROOMS FOR TEAMS
- SUPPORT OFFICES
SYNTHETIC FIELD #2
- SYNTHETIC FLOOR, USED FOR TRAINING AND OFFICIAL 7-A-SIDE FOOTBALL GAMES
C.D. Nacional Academy Teams
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C.D. Nacional History
It was established on the 8th of December 1910, and it is presently competing in the LigaNos, which is Portugal’s top professional football division. The club’s home uniform consists of striped shirts in black and white, together with black shorts and black socks.
In addition to this, Nacional is well-known for its role in the development of the Portuguese national team star Cristiano Ronaldo, and in order to pay tribute to the club’s most renowned player, the youth training facilities at Nacional have been dubbed the Cristiano Ronaldo Campus Futebol. Cristiano Ronaldo went on to play for Sporting, Manchester United, and Real Madrid.
Their best performance in European competition was in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League after defeating Zenit St. Petersburg in the play-off round and managing to secure a third place finish in the group stage. The Alvinegros’ best top-tier league finish was fourth in the 2003–04 Primeira Liga season. Their best participation in European competition was in that competition.
In addition to its football team, Nacional fields teams in a variety of other sports, just like many other clubs in Portugal. Beach soccer, boxing, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, tennis, triathlon, muay thai, padel, rallying, swimming, and veterans’ soccer are some of the other sports that have their own organizations inside the organization.
It plays its home games at Estádio da Madeira, popularly known as Estádio da Choupana. Built in 1998 and honoring current club president Rui Alves by being given the name Estádio Eng. Rui Alves at the time of its naming, it has a capacity of roughly 5,132 people. The stadium can be found in the Choupana district of Funchal’s north side, which is quite a ways up in the surrounding mountains.