SC de Bissau

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Sporting de Bissau
SC Bissau.png
Full name Sporting Clube de Bissau
Founded 30 January 1936
Ground Estádio Nacional 24 de Setembro
Rua Rui Djassi 13
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Ground Capacity 20,000
Chairman Houssein Farhat
Manager Báciro Cande
League Campeonato Nacional da Guiné-Bissau
2014 3rd
Website Club home page

Sporting Clube de Bissau, usually known as Sporting de Bissau, is a football (soccer) club from Bissau, Guinea-Bissau.


The club was founded in 1936 in Bissau, the club named after to that of the Portuguese club Sporting CP of Lisbon.

In the colonial era, the club competed four times in the Portuguese Cup, twice reached to the 1/8 finals in 1967 with SC Beira Mar and SC Braga in 1970, the 1972 edition which was their last appearance reached up to round one and challenged with UD Sintrense and Oriental Lisboa and was later out.

The club has the most number of national championships number 14 titles, their last was won in 2010, it also has 6 cup and 2 super cup titles.

The club appeared in the African competition seven times, once in the cup competition and six in the African level. As they were national champions, the club did not appear in 1992, the late 1990s, the mid 2000s and 2011. In the 1984 edition after challenging Real de Banjul of the Gambia, Hafia FC withdrew from Round 1 competition, later Sporting itself withdrew during Round 2 competitions from JS Kabylie, Sporting also withdrew from the 1985 edition during Round 1 with Asante Kotoko FC and the 1993 edition during the preliminaries with Étoile Filante Ouagadougou.

On March 2016, Sporting Bissau was in first place with 17 points and 5 matches won, but the season was cancelled after May due to financial problems.


Its logo used the older logo of Sporting CP, now the logo is to that of the modern logo of Sporting CP.


Home uniform in mid to late 2008

Its uniform is to that of Sporting CP, its uniform for home games has a white-green striped t-shirt and black shorts, compared to Praia's uniforms of Cape Verde, Sporting Bissau has a green-white striped short sleeves and green socks. Its uniform for away games are colored white and similar to Sporting CP's and Praia's uniform in which Bissau has a green collar and sleeve rim.

Its former uniform used in mid to late 2000s was a green t-shirt with white collar and sleeve edges, a white shorts and green socks for home games.


Sporting Bissau's main rivalry is SB Benfica which is called Derby Eterno de Bissau (Eternal Derby of Bissau)


1983, 1984, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010
1976, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1991, 2005
2004, 2005

League and cup history[edit]

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

Sporting Bissau's results in CAF competition
Season Competition Qualification method Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1977 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Bissau Guinean cup winners First Round Liberia Cedar United 1–0 1–1 2–1
Second Round Cameroon Canon Yaoundé 0–4 7–1 1–11
1984 African Cup of Champions Clubs Bissau Guinean champions Preliminary Round The Gambia Real de Banjul 2–0 0–0 2–0
First Round Guinea Hafia FC canc canc 1
Second Round Algeria JS Kabylie canc. canc. 2
1985 African Cup of Champions Clubs Bissau Guinean champions Preliminary Round Mauritania ASC Garde Nationale 1–2 0–1 2–2 (a)
1987 African Cup of Champions Clubs Bissau Guinean champions Preliminary Round Sierra Leone Old Edwardians canc. canc. 3
First Round Ghana Asante Kotoko canc. canc. 2
1993 African Cup of Champions Clubs Bissau Guinean champions First Round Burkina Faso Étoile Filante Ouagadougou canc. canc. 2
2000 CAF Champions League Bissau Guinean champions Preliminary Round Guinea Horoya AC 1–1 2–0 1–2
2008 African Cup of Champions Clubs Bissau Guinean champions Preliminary Round Morocco OC Khouribga 0–2 0–2 2–2 (a)

1- Hafia FC withdrew
2- SC Bissau withdrew
3- Old Edwardians withdrew

Performance at the WAFU Club Championship[edit]

Sporting Bissau results at the WAFU Club Championship
Season Competition Qualification method Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1986 WAFU Club Championship First Division Runner-up Preliminary Round Senegal SEIB Djourbel 0–0 3–0 0–3

Provincial era[edit]

The club in the Portuguese football structure[edit]

The club participated in the Portuguese Cup competition four times and achieved as high as 1/8 finals during the colonial years.

1970 – 1/8 final: vs SC Braga (1–0, 0–3)
1972 – Round 1: UD Sintrense (0–2)
1972 – Round 1: Oriental Lisboa (0–1)

National level[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Notes
2003-04 1 1 18 12 3 3 26 7 +19 39
2004-05 1 1 22 13 6 3 40 18 +22 45 Winner
2006 1 4 22 9 4 9 22 27 -5 31
2010 1 1
2013 1 2 18 10 4 4 22 10 +12 34
2014 1 3 17 7 7 3 21 11 +10 28


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

No. Position Player
Guinea-Bissau DF Juvenal Correia
Guinea-Bissau Cheikh Issufo Seidi
No. Position Player
Guinea-Bissau Mamadú Candé

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