Sport Clube Beira-Mar was founded in Aveiro on January 1, 1922. The idea of creating a football association had emerged as early as 1918, but the definitive impulse was given in 1921 by the action of some US arrival emigrants from the United States of America who joined to found Sport Club Beira-Mar. On December 25, 1921, the first challenge disputed by SC Beira-Mar was held in Campo do Rossio, against the Mário Duarte club, followed by the official foundation ceremony of the club on January 1, 1922. In the statutes, Beira -Mar is defined as a sports, cultural and recreational association, in order to promote the development of physical education and also provide media and entertainment. Football widened its activities to other modalities, being an eclectic club today. At the time of 1928/29, Beira-Mar got its first regional title of the 1st division. The first national title came in 1958/59, with the winning of the title of Champion of the III Division. At the time of 1960/61, 1964/65 and 1970/71, the club won the National Championship of the II Division, ascending to the 1st Division. In 1991, Beira-Mar reached the Portuguese Cup final, losing with the Football Club of Porto. The main achievement of the club was at the time of 1998/1999, when he won the Portuguese Cup against Campomaiorense.