Sporting Clube de Portugal

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Sporting CP
Sporting badge
Full name Sporting Clube de Portugal
Nickname(s) Sportinguistas
Leões (Lions)
Verde-e-Brancos (Green and White)
Short name SCP
Founded 1 July 1906; 108 years ago (1906-07-01)
Ground Estádio José Alvalade
Ground Capacity 50,095
President Bruno de Carvalho
Coach Marco Silva
League Primeira Liga
2013–14 2nd
Website Club home page
Current season

Sporting Clube de Portugal, OM, ComC, MHIH[1][2] (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈspɔɾtĩŋ ˈkluβ(ɨ) ðɨ puɾtuˈɣaɫ]) (EuronextSCP) or Sporting CP (often colloquially known as Sporting in Lusophone countries and as Sporting Lisbon in Anglophone countries) are a Portuguese sports club based in Lisbon.[3][4][5] Although they compete in a number of different sports, Sporting are best known for their association football team.

Founded in Lisbon on 1 July 1906, they are one of the "Três Grandes" (The Big Three) football clubs in Portugal. With 120,000 club members,[6][7] their teams, athletes and supporters are often nicknamed Leões (English: Lions) by their fans.

Sporting were a founding member of the Primeira Liga and, together with Benfica and FC Porto, have never been relegated from the First Division of Portuguese football since the league's establishment in 1934. Sporting are the third most successful Portuguese football club, with forty-four titles in Portuguese domestic competitions and one international title, the 1963–64 European Cup Winners' Cup. Domestically, they have won eighteen Primeira Liga titles, fifteen Portuguese Cups, four Championship of Portugal titles (a record tied with Porto) and seven Portuguese SuperCup titles.

Sporting Clube de Portugal are ranked thirty-third in UEFA club rankings.[8]


The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1963-1964 was won by Sporting Clube de Portugal, who defeated MTK Budapest of Hungary in the final. It was the only time a Portuguese team side won a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup trophy.[9]

Sporting CP entered the competition defeating Atalanta in the qualifying round, then past APOEL F.C. (in what was the biggest win in a single UEFA competitions game to date: 16–1), Manchester United, Olympique Lyonnais and in the end defeated MTK Budapest in a two round final to win their first European title.

Sporting also reached a second European final, being runners-up in the 2005 UEFA Cup Final againts PFC CSKA Moscow.

Sporting reached three other European semi-finals. In both the Cup Winners Cup of 1974 and the UEFA Cup of 1991,[10] it lost to the eventual winners of the competition. In 2012, Sporting reached their fifth European semi-final in its history, losing to Athletic Bilbao of Spain in the UEFA Europa League.


Within Portugal, Sporting Clube de Portugal is often referred to simply as "Sporting". Outside Portugal, it is often known as "Sporting Lisbon". The club has attempted to shed this name, particularly through ex-president Sousa Cintra and his staff, in an effort to become known abroad by its correct name. Despite this, some non-Portuguese media still uses Sporting Lisbon due to precedent and to avoid confusion with other clubs such as Sporting Clube de Braga, Sporting Clube da Covilhã, Sporting Clube Farense, Sporting Clube Olhanense and Sporting de Gijón, instead of using a more accurate name like Sporting Portugal. UEFA has historically used the designation Sporting CP in English-language scorelines and match reports on its own site, but as of January 2010 uses the club's full Portuguese name.

Team colors[edit]


The badges[edit]

Since its formation, on 1 July 1906, Sporting has had six badges, all of which have included the colour green and the lion.



José Alvalade Stadium
José Alvalade Stadium Interior

Sporting's stadium, Estádio José Alvalade, was built for the UEFA Euro 2004 championship. The stadium was designed by Tomás Taveira and was classified by UEFA as a five-star stadium, enabling it to host finals of major UEFA events. This stadium has a capacity of 50,095 spectators.[11]

Youth Academy[edit]

Club records[edit]


Domestic competitions[edit]

  • 1922–23, 1933–34, 1935–36, 1937–38
  • 1914-1915, 1918-1919, 1921-1922, 1922-1923, 1924-1925, 1927-1928, 1930-1931, 1933-1934, 1934-1935, 1935-1936, 1936-1937, 1937-1938, 1938-1939, 1939-1940, 1940-1941, 1941-1942, 1942-1943, 1944-1945, 1946-1947
  • 1914-1915, 1915-1916, 1916-1917, 1947-1948, 1961-1962, 1963-1964, 1965-1966, 1970-1971, 1984-1985, 1990-1991, 1991-1992, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

International competitions[edit]


Current squad[edit]

As of 19 August 2014[12]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Portugal GK Rui Patrício (Captain)
2 Egypt DF Ramy Rabia
4 Brazil DF Jefferson
5 Brazil DF Ewerton (on loan from Anzhi)
7 Egypt MF Shikabala
8 Portugal MF André Martins
9 Algeria FW Islam Slimani
10 Colombia FW Fredy Montero
11 Spain MF Diego Capel
13 Portugal DF Miguel Lopes
14 Portugal MF William Carvalho
17 Portugal MF João Mário
18 Peru FW André Carrillo
No. Position Player
19 Japan FW Junya Tanaka
22 Brazil GK Marcelo Boeck
23 Portugal MF Adrien Silva
24 Spain MF Oriol Rosell
26 Portugal DF Paulo Oliveira
27 Scotland MF Ryan Gauld
29 France DF Naby Sarr
33 Argentina DF Jonathan Silva
36 Portugal FW Carlos Mané
41 Portugal DF Cédric
55 Portugal DF Tobias Figueiredo
77 Portugal MF Nani (on loan from Manchester United)
81 Portugal DF André Geraldes

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Portugal DF Rúben Ribeiro (at Portugal Santa Clara)
Portugal DF Rúben Semedo (at Spain Reus)
Portugal DF Ricardo Esgaio (at Portugal Académica)
Brazil DF Maurício (at ItalyS.S. Lazio)
Portugal MF Filipe Chaby (at Portugal União da Madeira)
Portugal MF Kikas (at Romania Rapid București)
Morocco MF Zakaria Labyad (at Netherlands Vitesse)
Cameroon MF Fabrice Fokobo (at Portugal Arouca)
Guinea-Bissau MF Edelino Ié (at Lithuania FK Kruoja Pakruojis)
Bulgaria MF Simeon Slavchev (at England Bolton Wanderers)
No. Position Player
Guinea-Bissau FW Mama Baldé (at Portugal Benfica Castelo Branco)
Portugal FW Diogo Salomão (at Spain Deportivo La Coruña)
Portugal FW Wilson Eduardo (at Netherlands ADO Den Haag)
Portugal FW Iuri Medeiros (at Portugal Arouca)
Portugal FW Betinho (at England Brentford)
Argentina FW Valentín Viola (at Turkey Karabükspor)
Cameroon FW Lewis Enoh (at Portugal Leixões)
Guinea FW Salim Cissé (at Portugal Académica)
Cape Verde FW Héldon (at Spain Córdoba)
Portugal FW Jorge Santos (at Portugal Sport Clube Salgueiros 08)

Award winners[edit]

(Whilst playing for Sporting CP)

European Golden Boot[13]
African Footballer of the Year[14]
Bulgarian Footballer of the Year[15]
Algerian Ballon d'Or[16]
UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Golden Player[17]
FIFA U-20 World Cup[18]

Golden Ball

Silver Ball

Bronze Ball

UEFA European Under-17 Championship Golden Player Award[19]
Portuguese Golden Ball[20]
Portuguese Footballer of the Year[21] 1.Diário Popular Newspaper award; 2.Record Newspaper award
LPFP Primeira Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year
LPFP Primeira Liga Goalkeeper of the Year
Segunda Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year
FIFA World Cup All-Star Team

FIFA 100[22]

The 100 Greatest Players of the 20th Century[23]

Portuguese Top Goalscorer[edit]

The Portuguese League top scorer was awarded the Silver Shoe from 1934-35 until 1951-52. Since the 1952–53 season the sports newspaper A Bola awards the Silver Ball prize.[24]

Year Winner G
1934–35 Portugal Manuel Soeiro 14
1936–37 Portugal Manuel Soeiro 24
1937–38 Portugal Fernando Peyroteo 34
1939–40 Portugal Fernando Peyroteo1 29
1940–41 Portugal Fernando Peyroteo 29
1945–46 Portugal Fernando Peyroteo 37
1946–47 Portugal Fernando Peyroteo 43
1948–49 Portugal Fernando Peyroteo 40
Year Winner G
1950–51 Portugal Manuel Vasques 29
1953–54 Portugal João Martins 31
1965–66 Portugal Ernesto Figueiredo1 25
1973–74 Argentina Héctor Yazalde2,3 46
1974–75 Argentina Héctor Yazalde 30
1979–80 Portugal Rui Jordão 31
1985–86 Portugal Manuel Fernandes 30
1987–88 Brazil Paulinho Cascavel 23
Year Winner G
1992–93 Portugal Jorge Cadete 18
2001–02 Brazil Mário Jardel3 42
2004–05 Brazil/Portugal Liédson 25
2006–07 Brazil/Portugal Liédson 15
1Shared award; 2Portuguese Record; 3European Golden Shoe

Player of the Year[edit]

The Player of the Year award is named after former player Francisco Stromp, and was instituted from 1992. The list below is a list of winners of the award.[25]

Year Winner
1992 Bulgaria Krasimir Balakov
1993 Netherlands Stan Valckx
1994 Portugal Luís Figo
1995 Portugal Oceano
1996 Portugal Ricardo Sá Pinto
1997 Brazil Marco Aurélio
1998 Bulgaria Ivaylo Yordanov
1999 Portugal Delfim Teixeira
Year Winner
2000 Argentina Alberto Acosta
2001 Portugal Beto
2002 Portugal João Pinto
2003 Portugal Pedro Barbosa
2004 Portugal Rui Jorge
2005 Portugal João Moutinho
2006 Portugal Ricardo
2007 Brazil/Portugal Liédson
Year Winner
2008 Portugal Tonel
2009 Brazil/Portugal Liédson
2010 Portugal Daniel Carriço
2011 Portugal Rui Patrício
2012 Portugal Rui Patrício
2013 Portugal Adrien Silva
2014 Portugal William Carvalho
2015 Portugal Nani

Former coaches[edit]

For details on former coaches, see List of Sporting Clube de Portugal managers.

Clubs officials[edit]

As of 24 October 2012.[26]

Directive Board[edit]

  • President: Bruno de Carvalho
  • Vice-Presidents: Artur Torres Pereira, Carlos Vieira, Vicente Moura, Vítor Silva Ferreira, António Rebelo
  • Vowel: Bruno Mascarenhas Garcia, Luís Roque, Rui Caeiro, Alexandre Henriques, José Quintela
  • Substitutes: Rita Matos, Luís Gestas, Jorge Sanches, Luís Loureiro

General Assembly[edit]

  • President: Jaime Marta Soares
  • Vice-President: Rui Solheiro
  • Secretaries: Miguel de Castro, Luís Pereira, Tiago Abade
  • Substitutes: Diogo Orvalho, Manuel Mendes, Rui Fernandes

Fiscal and Disciplinary Council[edit]

  • President: Jorge Bacelar Gouveia
  • Vice-President: Nuno Marques
  • Vowels: Óscar Figueiredo, Vicente Caldeira Pires, Vítor do Vale, Miguel Fernandes, Jorge Gaspar
  • Substitutes: João Peixoto da Silva, Nuno dos Santos, Ricardo Cabral

Sporting – Sociedade Desportiva de Futebol, S.A.D.[edit]

Directive Board

  • President: Bruno de Carvalho


  • Chartered Accountants Society: KPMG & Associados, SROC, S.A.
  • Society Secretaries: Patrícia Silva Lopes, Hugo Serra de Moura (Substitute)
  • Shareholders' Committee: José Filipe de Mello, Castro Guedes


Leões de Portugal[27]

  • President: António Menezes Rodrigues
  • Vice-Presidents: Maria Helena Dias Ferreira, Maria da Graça Nunes de Carvalho, Maria Isabel Monteiro Nobre
  • Vowels: António Aguiar de Matos, Eduardo Amaro Júlio
  • Treasurer: José Monteiro de Castro
  • Substitute: Jorge Galrão Jorge, Mário Simões, Ana Rita Ferreira

Other sports[edit]

Sporting Clube de Portugal has various sports departments.

Sporting Clube de Portugal Active Sections
Aikido pictogram aikido Athletics pictogram athletics Archery pictogram archery F1 pictogram auto racing
Basketball pictogram basketball Beach soccer pictogram beach soccer Billard pictogram billiards Olympic pictogram Boxing boxing
Olympic pictogram Canoeing (slalom) canoeing Capoeira pictogram capoeira Chess pictogram chess Olympic pictogram Equestrian equestrianism
Football pictogram football Futsal pictogram futsal Golf pictogram golf Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram gymnastics
Olympic pictogram Handball handball Judo pictogram judo Karate pictogram karate Kickboxing pictogram kickboxing
Korfball pictogram korfball Mixed Martial Arts pictogramme krav maga Shooting pictogram painball Roller hockey pictogram roller hockey
Rowing pictogram rowing Rugby union pictogram rugby union Shooting pictogram shooting Artistic roller skating pictogram skating
Angling pictogram sport fishing Swimming pictogram swimming Table tennis pictogram.svg table tennis Taekwondo pictogram taekwondo
Triathlon pictogram triathlon Water polo pictogram water polo

Extinct sections



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