For the first time since 2002, football club S.C. Farense will play in the first division.
The decision was communicated last Tuesday, as the League of Clubs decided in a meeting that, after 18 years, the Algarvian club would return to the Top Portuguese League.
Back in the 2001–02 season, Farense was relegated to the lower tiers of the sport. Since then the club struggled win primarily caused due to financial problems. In the 2012–13 season Faro was promoted to the Second Division and now is back in the national football elite.
The League Board Meeting, which took place this morning, May 5, confirmed the promotion of Farense and Nacional da Madeira, teams that were on promotion positions when the Second Division was interrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the statement released on their official Facebook page, the Algarve-based team welcomed the moment by recalling that “the history of this institution has long been begging for this moment”. Although with some very tough ups and downs, the merit of this ascension course, from the lower ranks of football to the top league fills players, directors and fans with pride