Point of Interest

Andorinha Football Field

It was in Andorinha Football Field that Cristiano Ronaldo started is career

Clube de Futebol Andorinha was founded on May 6, 1925 by a group of athletes from Santo António. The name of the club (“swallow”) was chosen when a shot by one of the players had its trajectory followed by a swallow. Although the team participated in several amateur private competitions since its foundation, it was just in 1933 that the team debuted in professional competitions.

The first title was in the Football Promotion Championship of 1935/1936. After two decades of bad results the club would won the Championship again in 1955/56.

In 1992 the headquarters of the Club was inaugurated in a space given by Funchal Municipality. A decade later, on October 20, 2002, Clube Futebol Andorinha Sports Complex was inaugurated.

The Club became known worldwide for being the first club where Cristiano Ronaldo played at the age of 6 and for having launched him in the world of football. You can see several photographs honouring the player in the Club sport complex.


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