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Boavista FC are named after a district in the city of Porto where they are located. Naturally, such close proximity between two clubs is guaranteed to spark fierce rivalry, and this case is no different.
There cannot, however, be any true comparison between the clubs in terms of size and success. In that regard, Boavista are a mere shadow of their glorious neighbours who have reached the very highest level in the country and become regular title contenders.
Nonetheless, Boavista fans can rightfully say that they know how it feels to be called champions since 2003.
Boavista FC were established in 1903 by English brothers Harry and Dick Lowe. Their early form was that of mostly factory workers playing against each other, but they soon started playing matches against other clubs in an organized fashion. Their early years were affected by religious differences between the local English population and the native Portuguese, as they suffered even worse during the World War I.
The club played in the second tier as the Primeira Liga was launched in 1934, but they quickly won promotion and joined the elite the very next year. However, the best they managed to do before 1970 was fifth place in 1952. But the 70s were the years of success, with Boavista finishing fourth and winning the Taca de Portugal (the Portuguese Cup) in 1975. The following season they even managed to disturb the rule of the Great Three by finishing second, and they successfully defended the Cup.
But their best ever achievement came in 2003, when they surprised the football world and actually won the PrimeiraLiga title. However, they’ve fallen significantly since then, with the Big Three firmly dominating the scene once more.