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 2022/23 Portuguese League Preview






SANTA CLARA

Manager: Mario Silva (Since January 2022)
Last Season Finished 7th in the Portuguese League
Stadium: Estadio de Sao Miguel (Capacity: 13,277)
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Leader in League Goals of 2021/22: Cryzan 7
Leader in League Assists of 2021/22: Lincoln 6


Key Arrivals: Rildo (Gremio), Xavi Quintilla (Villarreal), Rodrigo Valente (Estoril), Andrezinho (Dunajska),


Key Departures: Lincoln (Fenerbahce), Hidemasa Morita (Sporting), Julio Ramao (Qarabag), Villanueva (Guimaraes), Nene (Jagiellonia)











Player to watch: Rildo, the 22 year old attacking midfielder will have some big shoes to fill with the departure of Lincoln as the club will look for him to display his creativity for the Azorian club, game in and game out.


Outlook: Santa Clara had a strong second half finish to the season and placed in the top half of the league. The club seen the departures of some key pieces in their midfield which will need to be picked up if they are to challenge for a UEFA spot this season.