Centro Desportivo Universitário do Porto

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Full name Centro Desportivo Universitario do Porto
Founded 1964
Ground(s) Estádio Universitário do Porto
Coach(es) Portugal Marcello d'Orey
League(s) Campeonato Nacional Honra/Super Bock
2011-12 6th
Team kit

Centro Desportivo Universitário do Porto or CDUP (Sports Center of University of Porto) is a Portuguese amateur sports club for students at the University of Porto, in Porto, Portugal.


CDUP enables students to practise a large number of sports and has sections dedicated to several sports at the competitive level, including athletics, handball, badminton, basketball, bridge, canoeing, swimming, water polo, rowing, table tennis, volleyball, chess, and the sport for which they are best known in Portugalrugby.

The CDUP team is one of the best Portuguese rugby union teams and three of its players were included in the Portuguese squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. In Portugal, rugby is considered a traditional university sport.


CDUP facilities are located in two places in the city — the University Stadium and the Rua da Boa Hora. The CDUP headquarters are located in the Rua da Boa Hora n.º 20 (20, Boa Hora street) where there is also a swimming pool, rooms for martial arts, gymnastics, chess and table tennis. At the University Stadium, by the Arrábida Bridge, there are a multisports arena with two indoor sports fields, two tennis courts, an outdoor futsal field, and in stadium one athletics tartan track and one football/rugby grass pitch.