Sporting CP Youth Academy

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Sporting C.P. Youth Academy
Full name Sporting Clube de Portugal Youth Academy
Ground Sporting/Puma Academy
Alcochete
Website Club website

Sporting Clube de Portugal has a football training facility (Academia Sporting in Alcochete), which accommodated Portugal during the Euro 2004 competition. Sporting youth system help developed footballers such as Ballon d'Or recipients Cristiano Ronaldo and Luís Figo.

Youth Squads[edit]

Sporting U19 team - Juniores[edit]

As of 7 September 2016

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

No. Position Player
Portugal GK Luís Maximiano
Portugal GK Rafael van der Laan
Portugal GK Filipe Semedo
Portugal GK Tiago Simões
Portugal GK Gonçalo Filipe
Portugal DF Thierry Correia
Portugal DF Euclides da Siva
Portugal DF Bernardo Prego
Guinea-Bissau DF João Ricciulli
Portugal DF Tiago Djaló
Portugal DF Miguel Lopes
Portugal DF João Silva
Portugal DF João Goulart
Portugal DF Gonçalo Costa
Portugal DF Ivo Cláudio
Portugal DF Alex Petrice
Spain DF Echedey Carpintier
Portugal MF Daniel Bragança
Portugal MF Bavikson Biai
Portugal MF Rodrigo Vaza
No. Position Player
Portugal MF Miguel Luís
Portugal MF Fernando cavaco de alameda
Portugal MF Bernardo Sousa
Guinea-Bissau MF Edmílson dos Santos
Portugal MF Tomás Costa Silva
Republic of Macedonia MF Dimitar Mitrovski
South Africa MF Sphephelo Sithole
Portugal FW Fernando cavaco de alameda
Portugal FW Nuno Moreira
Portugal FW Leandro Tipote
Portugal FW Diogo Brás
Portugal FW Babacar Fati
Portugal FW Miguel Velosa
Portugal FW Francisco Oliveira
Portugal FW Rafael Leão
Brazil FW Douglas Aurélio
Portugal FW Rúben Teixeira
Portugal FW Pedro Mendes
Portugal FW Tiago Rodrigues
Portugal FW Paulo Rodrigues
Angola FW Leman Tavares


Staff

  • Head Coach: Tiago Fernandes
  • Assistant Coach: Filipe Çelikkaya
  • Fitness Coach: Carlos Bruno
  • GK Coach: Hugo Tecelão
  • Physiotherapist: Carlos Lima

Sporting U17 team - Juvenis[edit]

As of 23 August 2016

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

No. Position Player
Portugal GK Filipe Semedo
Portugal GK Tiago Simões
Portugal GK João Bacalhau
Haiti GK Josué Duverger
Portugal DF Lisandro Tipote
Portugal DF David Moreira
Portugal DF Rodrigo Vaza
Portugal DF Tiago Djaló
Portugal DF João Goulart
Portugal DF Dinis Ieșeanu
Portugal DF João Costa
Portugal DF Diogo Carvalha
Portugal DF Nuno Sualehe
Portugal DF Alex Petrice
Portugal DF Gonçalo Costa
Portugal DF Ivo Cláudio
No. Position Player
Portugal MF Bavikson Biai
Portugal MF Bernardo Sousa
Portugal MF João Monteiro
Portugal MF Vicente Mateus
Guinea-Bissau MF Edmílson dos Santos
Portugal MF David Teixeira
Portugal FW Diogo Brás
Portugal FW Miguel Velosa
Portugal FW Bernardo Prego
Portugal FW Francisco Oliveira
Portugal FW Paulo Rodrigues
Portugal FW Babacar Fati
Portugal FW Tiago Rodrigues
Portugal FW Ricardo Veloso
Portugal FW Rivaldo Semedo

Staff

  • Head Coach: João Couto
  • Assistant Coach: João Gonçalves
  • Assistant Coach: João Vargas
  • Fitness Coach: Filipe Antunes
  • GK Coach: Nuno Almeida

Sporting U17 B team - Juvenis (Distritais)[edit]

As of 9 September 2016

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

No. Position Player
Portugal GK Guilherme Fernandes
Portugal GK Rafael Pereira
Portugal GK Hugo da Cunha
Portugal GK Gonçalo Reis
Portugal DF Rafael Fonseca
Portugal DF Simão Moreira
Portugal DF Carlos Silva
Portugal DF Gonçalo Inácio
Portugal DF Edgar Tavares
Portugal DF André Nunes
Portugal DF João Dias
Portugal DF Nilton Varela
Portugal DF Rodrigo Domingues
Portugal DF Ricardo Caeiro
Portugal MF Gonçalo Rodrigues
Angola MF Edivan Pascoal
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Hevertton Santos
Portugal MF Samuel Lobato
Portugal MF Rodrigo Fernandes
Portugal MF João Pedro Araújo
Portugal MF André Cardoso
Portugal MF André Sabino
Portugal MF Alexandre Gomes
Portugal FW Félix Andrade
Portugal FW Tiago Gouveia
Portugal FW Edson Ceita
Portugal FW Diogo Madaleno
Portugal FW Rui Reis
Portugal FW Bruno Santos
Portugal FW Fábio Garrido
Portugal FW João Domingues
Portugal FW João Faria

Staff

  • Head Coach: Paulo Alexandre Nunes
  • Assistant Coach: João Gonçalves
  • GK Coach: Nuno Almeida

Sporting U15 team - Iniciados[edit]

As of 25 August 2016

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

No. Position Player
Portugal GK Diogo Labêgo
Portugal GK Petterson Santos
Portugal GK Diogo Almeida
Portugal GK Marcos Felício
Portugal GK Jordan Gonçalves
Portugal DF José Galante
Portugal DF David Esteves
Portugal DF Rafael Fernandes
Portugal DF João Rodrigues
Portugal DF Rodrigo Rego
Portugal DF Eduardo Quaresma
Portugal DF Nuno Mendes
Portugal DF Tiago Ferreira
Portugal DF Gabriel Gomes
Portugal MF Daniel Rodrigues
Portugal MF Miguel Veríssimo
Guinea-Bissau MF Umaro Baldé
Portugal MF Afonso Luís
Portugal MF Gonçalo Batalha
No. Position Player
Portugal MF João Daniel Santos
Portugal MF João Pedro Cortêz
Angola MF Leman Tavares


Angola MF Salomão Coxi
Portugal MF Alexandre Lami
Portugal MF Diogo Coimbra
Portugal MF Francisco Lima
Portugal FW Bruno Tavares
Portugal FW Francisco Conceição
Portugal FW Duarte Carvalho
Portugal FW Tiago Santos
Portugal FW Joel Mendes
Portugal FW Miguel Ventura
Portugal FW Yoann Gonçalves
Portugal FW Rodrigo Costa
Portugal FW Leandro Gonçalves
Portugal FW Tiago Tomás
Portugal FW Francisco Tilli
Portugal FW Danilo Luís

Staff

  • Head Coach: Pedro Coelho
  • Assistant Coaches: Paulo Carvalho
  • Assistant Coaches: Francisco Nobre
  • GK Coach: Gonçalo Simões

Sporting U15 B team - Iniciados (Distritais)[edit]

As of 9 September 2016

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

No. Position Player
Portugal GK Manuel Manteiga
Portugal GK João Teopisto
Portugal GK Vasco Gaspar
Portugal GK Telmo Santos
Portugal GK Sérgio Semedo
Portugal DF Rafael Lopes
Portugal DF Pedro Costa
Portugal DF Leonardo Serrano
Portugal DF Guilherme Cristóvão
Portugal DF João Carvalho
Portugal DF Miguel Ladeiro
Portugal DF Duarte Maneta
Portugal DF Emanuel Fernandes
Portugal DF Paulo Duarte
Portugal DF Rodrigo Ribeiro
Portugal DF Eduardo Barbosa
Portugal DF Bernardo Pereira
Portugal DF Duarte Maurício
Portugal DF Adriano Almeida
Portugal MF Chico Lamba
Portugal MF Francisco Ascenso
Portugal MF Sandro Branquinho
Portugal MF Gonçalo Silva
No. Position Player
Portugal MF Manuel Campos
Portugal MF Gonçalo Sabino
Guinea-Bissau MF Benjamim Siga
Portugal MF Miguel Menino
Portugal MF Pedro Carvalho
Portugal MF Lucas Dias
Portugal MF Diogo Cabral
Portugal MF Martim Casimiro
Portugal MF João Guedes
Portugal MF Tomás Silva
Portugal FW Rodrigo Marquês
Guinea-Bissau FW Joelson Fernandes
Portugal FW Rúben Furtado
Portugal FW Rodrigo Matos
Australia FW Tristan Hammond
Portugal FW André Gonçalves
Portugal FW Samuel Morais
Portugal FW Nélson Pereira
Portugal FW Francisco Canário
Angola FW Armando Silva
Portugal FW Manuel Henriques
Portugal FW Daniel Lyapin
Portugal FW João Carmo

Staff

  • Head Coach: Tiago Capaz
  • Assistant Coach: Marco Santos
  • Assistant Coach: Gonçalo Cruz
  • GK Coach: João Spínola

The Academy[edit]

Sporting's Academy was also the first and only sports academy in Europe to receive the ISO9001:2008 – a quality certification awarded by EIC, a Portuguese anonymous society responsible for this type of reward, which is recognised both locally and internationally.[1][2]

Facilities[edit]

Budgeted around 2000$00 million (2 million contos), the construction of the academy commenced in August 1999 in the council of Alcochete, located on the outskirts of Lisbon on the southern bank of the river Tejo, and the inauguration was on June 21, 2002.[3] The main building of the academy has two different areas, the professional football area and the youth area. In both sides there is medical center equipped with treatment rooms, gym, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and bedrooms. In the youth area, there are also several study rooms. The Academy is equipped with a main field, four grass pitches for training, a synthetic field and a grassed area for goalkeepers training.[4]

Sporting's youth academy was one of the training grounds for the Portugal national football team during Euro 2004. A number of European clubs choose the Sporting's Academia for training in the off-season.

Youth Program[edit]

Sporting CP helped produce two FIFA World Player of the Year winners (Luís Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo), two Ballon d'Or winners (Luís Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo) and one runner-up (Paulo Futre), and one FIFA Ballon d'Or winner (Cristiano Ronaldo).

Notable Academy graduates[edit]

List criteria
Name Country National Football Team Best Result in Major Awards
Apps Goals Ballon d'Or FIFA World Player of the Year / The Best FIFA Men's Player FIFA Ballon d'Or
Adrien Silva  Portugal 26 1 - - -
Augusto Inácio  Portugal 25 0 - - -
Beto  Portugal 31 2 - - -
Cédric Soares  Portugal 32 1 - - -
Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal 154 85 1st (2008, 2016) 1st (2008, 2016, 2017) 1st (2013, 2014)
Eric Dier  England 34 3 - - -
Houssine Kharja  Morocco 78 13 - - -
Hugo Viana  Portugal 29 1 - - -
João Moutinho  Portugal 113 7 - - -
João Mário  Portugal 40 2 - - -
Jorge Cadete  Portugal 33 5 - - -
José Fonte  Portugal 35 0 - - -
Luís Boa Morte  Portugal 28 1 - - -
Luís Figo  Portugal 127 32 1st (2000) 1st (2001) -
Marco Caneira  Portugal 25 0 - - -
Manuel Bento  Portugal 63 0 - - -
Miguel  Portugal 59 1 - - -
Miguel Veloso  Portugal 56 3 - - -
Nani  Portugal 112 24 - - 22nd (2011)
Nuno Valente  Portugal 33 1 - - -
Paíto  Mozambique 38 0 - - -
Paulo Futre  Portugal 41 6 2nd (1987) - -
Rui Águas  Portugal 31 10 - - -
Rui Patrício  Portugal 75 0 12th (2016) - -
Ricardo Quaresma  Portugal 80 10 Nominee (2007) Nominee (2006) -
Silvestre Varela  Portugal 27 5 - - -
Simão  Portugal 85 22 - - -
Vítor Damas  Portugal 29 0 - - -
William Carvalho  Portugal 49 2 - - -
Bold denotes players still playing professional football.
Caps and goals are correct as of 16 September 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Academia Sporting is the best in Europe" (in Portuguese). DN. 2010-01-18. Archived from the original on 2012-07-19.
  2. ^ "Quality Academy" (in Portuguese). Record. 2010-01-18.
  3. ^ "O futuro começa hoje" [The future begins today]. Record (in Portuguese). June 21, 2002. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
  4. ^ "A Academia" [The Academy]. Record (in Portuguese). June 21, 2002. Retrieved December 18, 2011.

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