With this premium soccer tour from inspiresport, your team will train in official FC Porto kit whilst receiving top class coaching from FC Porto’s club coaches. Take advantage of the facilities at FC Porto’s official training ground Constituição Park s you and your team live like professionals throughtout the duration of your stay. You will then get the opportunity to test your teams newly acquired skills with matches against similar standard local opposition.
FC Porto hold a national record number of international titles including the Champions League (2004) and Europa League (2011), making it one of Europe’s biggest and most successful teams. Their history and successes are wonderfully celebrated in their state of the art interactive museum, which you’ll see on your exclusive behind the scenes tour of the magnificent Estádio do Dragão (Dragon Stadium). On the final day of the tour, your group will have lunch in FC Porto’s Estádio do Dragão (Dragon Stadium) whilst overlooking the pitch!
FC Porto – The Club
FC Porto is a professional soccer club based in Porto, Portugal. The club was founded in 1893 and is one of the most successful soccer clubs in Portugal, having won numerous domestic and international titles.
FC Porto has a rich history and is known for its strong academy system, which has produced many talented players over the years. The club has also had a number of successful managers, including Jose Mourinho, who led the team to victory in the UEFA Champions League in 2004.
Fellow Portuguese club SL Benfica are the club’s biggest rivals, with matches between the two teams often referred to as “O Clássico”. The club’s home ground is the Estadio do Dragao (Dragon Stadium), which has a capacity of over 50,000 spectators. They are also nicknamed Dragões (Dragons), for the mythical creature atop the club’s crest.
The Training Facilities
Originally used as the first team training ground, FC Porto’s training facility at Constituição Park, also known as the Centro de Treinos e Formação Desportiva PortoGaia, is a state-of-the-art facility that covers an area of over 20,000 square meters. The facility includes a main building, three training fields, and a rehabilitation center.
The main building houses the administrative offices, player facilities, medical facilities, and the club’s museum. The player facilities include dressing rooms, a gym, a hydrotherapy pool, and a sauna. The medical facilities include treatment rooms, a sports science laboratory, and a medical imaging center. There’s also a sports café for coaches and players.
The three training fields are designed to accommodate different types of training sessions and are equipped with the latest technology to aid in training and analysis. One of the fields has a partial roof to allow for training sessions in inclement weather.
The rehabilitation center is equipped with a range of facilities to aid in the recovery of injured players. It includes a hydrotherapy pool, a sauna, a hot tub, and an indoor pitch.
Overall, the facility is a world-class training ground that is designed to provide the best possible environment for FC Porto’s players to develop their skills and reach their full potential.
Porto is a highly atmospheric place that has become known for its monuments by renowned architects (Gustave Eiffel’s Dona Maria Bridge, Nicolau Nasoni’s Clerigos Tower, Rem Koolhaas’ Casa da Musica, or Siza Vieira’s Serralves Museum). Soak up the culture and Portuguese atmosphere in this fantastic historical city, as well as sampling their hospitality and food at an authentic local restaurant on your final evening.
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Porto, a city steeped in history, is a captivating destination that should not be missed. Located on the northwest coast of Portugal, Porto has a rich past that dates back to the Roman era. The city flourished during the Middle Ages as an important trading hub, leaving behind a remarkable architectural heritage. Visitors to Porto can explore the picturesque Ribeira district, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its narrow streets, colourful houses, and charming riverside promenade. The city is also renowned for its iconic Dom Luís I Bridge, designed by Gustave Eiffel, which offers breathtaking views of the Douro River. Wine enthusiasts will be delighted to discover that Porto is the birthplace of Port wine, with numerous cellars open for tours and tastings. Soccer fans will recognise Porto as the home of FC Porto, one of the most successful football clubs in Portugal, with a passionate fan base and a storied history. The city’s vibrant cultural scene, bustling markets, and delectable cuisine, including the famous Francesinha sandwich, make it a must-visit destination. With its unique blend of history, architecture, gastronomy, and soccer culture, Porto offers a captivating experience for every visitor.
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