A BOLA – Conceição aims for the unprecedented feat (FC Porto)

Sérgio Conceição can become the first FC Porto manager to win the two main national trophies, the league and the Portuguese Cup, twice in the same season.

Yustrich (1955/1956), Ivic (1987/1988), António Oliveira (1997/1998), José Mourinho (2002/2003), Co Adriaanse (2005/2006), Jesualdo Ferreira (2008/2009), André Villas-Boas (2010/2011) and Sérgio Conceição himself (2019/2020) are the coaches who marked the history of FC Porto’s eight doubles. None of them, however, managed to repeat the feat.

But the current helmsman is well placed to add the Portuguese Cup to the championship won this season. Sérgio Conceição’s longevity in charge of the Blues and Whites presented an opportunity to collect more titles, but also to achieve the first double for the club of the heart. Closing the season in style naturally involves lifting the trophy at Jamor.

FC Porto has achieved the main sporting goal. However, after a League campaign dominated by several records (best defense and best attack in the competition, unbeatable cycle of 58 games, among others) the Cup is the piece that must fit into an almost perfect season.

There are a record 25 doubles in Portuguese football and Josehp Szabo was the first to win the league and the Cup in the same season, in 1940/1941, with Sporting. The doubles record holder is Otto Glória, who for Benfica won both trophies three times in the same sporting year (1954/1955, 1956/1957 and 1968/1969).

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