Sporting Clube da Covilhã, commonly known as just Sporting da Covilhã, is Portuguese football club from the city of Covilhã that plays in the second-tier Segunda Liga. The club was founded in 1923. Their nickname is the Leões da Serra, meaning "Lions of the Mountain Range," due to Covilhã's location in the Serra de Estrela, the highest mountains in Portugal. In 2007-08, they finished first in the Portuguese Second Division Serie C, out-scoring teams and exceeding expectations and also, in remarkable fashion, finishing first in the playoffs and beating historic club GD Chaves. Their home ground is Estádio Municipal José Santos Pinto, located at approximately 900 m of altitude. However, SCC play sometimes at a more recent Complexo Desportivo da Covilhã in Covilhã, which holds a capacity of 3,000 spectators. Their current chairman is José Oliveira Mendes and current manager is Fernando Chaló. They have won five Second Division in 1948, 1958, 1987 (second-tier), 2002, and 2005 (third-tier). The club is now in their sixth consecutive presence in the Segunda Liga.
De verde e branco, Um dia te vestiram; De verde engalanaram, Os teus pés. O branco escorreu-te, Das alturas, Onde moras, E onde mostras o que és! e Entre os maiores Te sentes pequeno, Mas és na Beira Rico em tradições, A garra que te vem De seres leão, Já tem feito tremer Os campeões!
Pelos anos contados, És velhinho, Mas continuas sempre A ser um jovem; D`esperança Traçaram teu caminho, Força e coragem O que te movem, O ar que te embriaga Puro e leve, Te inspira e te dá fecundidade, Que seja lema teu, Por toda a vida A grandeza, O progresso, A humildade
A. ^A Despite finishing in a relegation position, the club was not relegated due to União de Leiria of the Primeira Liga being relegated to the non-professional tiers of Portugal due to there financial difficulties suffered during the 2011–12 Primeira Liga season.