Sporting CP B

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Sporting CP B
Full nameSporting Clube de Portugal B
Leões (Lions)
Verde-e-Brancos (Green and Whites)
Short nameSporting B
2012 (refounded)
GroundAcademia Sporting
PresidentBruno de Carvalho
ManagerLuís Martins
LeagueCampeonato de Portugal
2017–18LigaPro, 18th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

Sporting Clube de Portugal B is the reserve team of Portuguese football club Sporting CP. Reserve teams in Portugal play in the same league system as the senior team, rather than in a reserve team league. However, they cannot play in the same division as their senior team, so Sporting B was ineligible for promotion to the Primeira Liga and couldn't play in the Taça de Portugal and Taça da Liga.

Sporting had a B team until the 2003–04 season, and refounded it in 2012–13, when a new set of rules regarding B teams was introduced in Portuguese football system. In that season, another five B-teams were refounded and entered into Segunda Liga. After being announced the end of the team due to the creation of a sub-23 championship, they were relegated to the Campeonato de Portugal in the 2017–18 season.

The team played at the Aurélio Pereira Stadium in the Academia Sporting which holds a seating capacity of 1,200.

After being announced the creation of a sub 23 championship, Bruno de Carvalho announced the end of Sporting CP B, which finished the league on 18th, a relegation position.[1] After the desmission of Bruno de Carvalho, Sousa Cintra reverted Bruno's decision, subscribing the reserve team to the new season on Campeonato de Portugal (portuguese third tier), but he later gave up, with Santa Iria replacing Sporting CP B.[2][3]



Prior to the end of the 2011–12 football season in Portugal, seven clubs in the Primeira Liga announced their interest in constructing a B team to fill the six vacant places available to compete in the Segunda Liga for the 2012–13 season.[4] Of those seven, five clubs were selected to take part in the competition considering their position on 2011–12 Primeira Liga, as well as Marítimo, since they had already a B team competing.[5]

The LPFP who organizes the professional football tiers in Portugal announced that for the clubs to compete in the 2012–13 Segunda Liga they would have to pay 50,000 €.[6] In addition the LPFP would also require the clubs to follow new rules regarding player selection in which each 'B' team must have a squad of a minimum of ten players who were formed at the club's academy as well as having an age requirement between 15 and 21 years old. The LPFP also went on to saw that the clubs are unable to compete in cup competitions as well as gaining promotion due to the possibility of playing the senior team. Each 'B' team may have three players above 23-years old.

In late May 2012, it was officially announced that the six Primeira Liga clubs' B teams would compete in the 2012–13 Segunda Liga which would increase the number of teams in the league from 16 to 22 as well as increasing the number of games needed to play in one season from 30 games to 42 games.[7]

Current squad[edit]

As of 14 February, 2018.[8]

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

No. Position Player
30 Serbia GK Vladimir Stojković
41 Mali DF Boubakar Kouyaté
44 Portugal MF Pedro Delgado
48 Brazil MF Filipe Ribeiro
49 Portugal FW Cristian Ponde
50 Guinea-Bissau FW Kenedy Có (on loan from Espinho)
51 Portugal MF Bubacar
54 Portugal FW Pedro Marques
58 Mozambique DF Mauro Riquicho
61 Portugal FW Diogo Brás
63 Portugal DF Tiago Djaló
64 Portugal DF Ivanildo
67 Angola FW Ary Papel
70 Portugal FW Ronaldo Tavares
72 Portugal FW Ricardo Almeida
No. Position Player
74 Portugal DF Guilherme Ramos
75 Portugal DF Abdu Conté
78 Portugal MF Edu Pinheiro
80 Portugal DF Bruno Paz
81 Portugal GK Luís Maximiano
83 Brazil MF Paulinho
85 Portugal DF David Sualehe
90 Portugal MF Miguel Luís
93 Portugal FW Rafael Leão
94 Portugal MF Rafael Barbosa
97 Cape Verde FW Jovane Cabral
98 Turkey DF Merih Demiral
99 Portugal GK Diogo Sousa

Registered players from the U19 team[edit]

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

No. Position Player
76 Portugal DF Gonçalo Vieira
84 Portugal FW Jefferson Encada
No. Position Player
91 Portugal MF Pedro Ferreira

See also Sporting C.P. Youth and Academy.

League history[edit]

Managerial history[edit]


  1. ^ Group, Global Media (2018-03-07). "Sporting B vai deixar a II Liga". DN (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  2. ^ "Sporting: equipa B continua e joga Campeonato de Portugal |". Maisfutebol (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  3. ^ Group, Global Media (2018-07-16). "Santa Iria substitui o Sporting B no Campeonato de Portugal". O Jogo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  4. ^ "Sete clubes interessados nas seis vagas para equipas B" [Seven clubs interested for the six vacancies for the B teams]. Relvado. 17 February 2012. Archived from the original on 20 April 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Equipas B de FC Porto, Benfica e Sporting confirmadas" [B teams of FC Porto, Benfica and Sporting have been confirmed]. Relvado. 28 May 2012. Archived from the original on 20 April 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Equipas B custam 50 mil euros de inscrição" [B Team's registration costs 50,000 €]. O Jogo. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Liga: seis clubes inscreveram a equipa "B"" [League: six clubs register for a B team]. Mais Futebol. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  8. ^ "B Team". Sporting Clube de Portugal. Retrieved 4 October 2018.

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