Sporting Clube de Macau

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Sporting Clube de Macau
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Founded 1926
Chairman António Conceição Júnior
Manager João Maria Pegado
League Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol

Sporting Clube de Macau (Chinese: 士砵亭) is a Macanese football club. It was founded in 1926 and is the 25th branch of Sporting Clube de Portugal.

The club is commemorating its 90th Anniversary in 2016.[1]



The Macau Sporting Club was one of the most dynamic branches "unconscionable" in the East. Membership at Sporting Clube de Portugal , with No. 25, was the September 22, 1926.'s direction was then constituted by Henrique Nolasco da Silva (President), Francisco Borralho (secretary), Angelo Rosary (treasurer), with alternates were Dr. Horacio Carvalho, Pedro Pereira Leite, and Mário Ribeiro.

Among its past Presidents, there were athletes such as António Conceição, the first Macanese athlete to become Portuguese National Champion of 5x80 meters velocity relay races in 1928 and 1930.

He would return to Macau in the late 1930s and would be Macau team coach and in 1951 become President of Sporting Clube de Macau. In this position, he would send Augusto Rocha and Joaquim Pacheco to his beloved Sporting, where they would be selected for the Portuguese national team.

Golden Era[edit]

The Macau Sporting Club was reactivated a first time in 1951 after a certain period of erasure, by António Conceição, Adelino Serra, Major Acacio Cabrera Henriques, and Mario Abreu, among others.

In the 1960s Eduardo Atraca played for Sporting Clube de Macau and in the 1980s he would become the President of the Club. Sporting became champion of Macau.

In the 1990s it was the turn of Fernando Lopes to be President of Sporting Clube de Macau leading the team to become champion of Macau.

The Macau Sporting had in the 80s, when the club was chaired by Eduardo Atraca, a great football team. It was this club that reached the Sporting players like Rock . Club members, including two of reactivating the Macau Sporting Club in 1951 and two presidents of the club, and the son of António Conceição, António Conceição Júnior.

After that, the vicissitudes of life led to the club once again stay asleep for more than 20 years.


On June 4, 2008, António Conceição Júnior set the challenge of reviving the Branch no. # 25 of Sporting Clube de Portugal, a way to honor the memory of his father, the António da Conceição.

One of the first projects undertaken was the identification of Sportinguistas the territory of Macao Special Administrative Region and. Working at cruising speed, the November 25, 2008 held a historic Extraordinary General Meeting, as was a truly important step in reactivation of the branch, where it proceeded to the admission of new partners and marking of elections to the governing bodies .

The February 15, 2009 was finally held elections, in which 40 of the 54 members voted with electoral capacity. In 2009 Sporting was once more reactivated and counts with more than 100 members. The President since 2009 has been António Conceição Júnior.

The June 5, 2009, almost a year after the launch of the challenge of reviving the club, there was a new General Assembly for approval of new statutes, since the last dated from March 10, 1951. Subsequently, the Articles were published in the Official Gazette, thus allowing, for their formalization, registration of the Club at the Institute of Sport and the championship of the Football Association of Macau.

In just one year, the vision of António Conceição Júnior became reality. The work done by you and your peers are evidence of a large Sporting spirit, living up to the words of John F. Kennedy:. "Ask not what your country (club) can do for you before Question what you can do for your country (club) ".

The "Lions" Macao suffered a boost with the creation of a team that premiered August 19, 2009 in the championship of the 2nd Division of ball - called football seven, played with a number 4 ball - ranking for which enter all new teams and attended by 92 clubs and 18 groups. Paul Conde, Armando Queiroz "Mandinho" offered their services to help the club of their heart.

In 2010/11 Agostinho Caetano became the coach

In 2011/12, the Sporting Clube de Macau achieved promotion to the 2nd Division Football Macau, to clinch the runner-up in Division 3.

In 2013/14, the Sporting Clube de Macau achieved promotion to Division 1 Football Macau. The club was preparing for the 2nd Division, but the withdrawal of another club gave the rise to the top flight. Then belonged to the direction President António Conceição Júnior, the Vice-President Leonel Borges, Director for Football Hugo Pereira Reis Lam, the Management-treasurer Beatriz Conception, and even Rui Pedro Pinto da Silva and Antonio Peralta.


Current Squad[edit]

Season 2014

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

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Juninho
Macau GK Joe Tai
Macau DF Amâncio Goitia
Macau DF Cesar Gibelino
Portugal DF Rui Cid
Cameroon DF Max Wamba
Portugal DF Nuno Capela
Portugal DF Nuno Sampaio Nunes
Macau DF José Cruz (Dedé)
Angola DF Timba Eder
Mozambique DF Edgar Silva
No. Position Player
Brazil DF Rodrigo Veloso
France MF Gaspard Laplaine
Portugal MF Pedro Maia
Portugal MF Bruno Brito
Portugal MF Rui Pires
Mozambique MF Oswaldo Noronha
Macau MF Chico Cunha
Macau FW Pascoal Júnior
Portugal FW Henrique Ferreira
Brazil FW Leandro Fernandes
Portugal FW Jardel Luis


On 2 September 2014, Sporting Clube de Macau announced a partnership with FC Osaka, which makes the transfer of players between Macau and Japan possible.[2]


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  2. ^ Catarina Pinto (3 September 2014). "Sporting Macau signs partnership with Osaka F.C.". Macau Daily Times. 

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