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Sporting Clube de Portugal, OM, ComC, MHIH [1 ] ( [2 ] Portuguese pronunciation: ) ( [ˈspɔɾtĩŋ ˈkluβ(ɨ) ðɨ puɾtuˈɣaɫ] Euronext: SCP) or Sporting CP (often colloquially known as Sporting in Lusophone countries and as Sporting Lisbon in Anglophone countries) is a Portuguese sports club based in Lisbon. [3 ] [4 ] Although they compete in a number of different sports, Sporting are best known for their [5 ] association football team.
Founded in Lisbon on 1 July 1906, they are one of the "Três Grandes" (
The Big Three) football clubs in Portugal. With 120,000 club members, [6 ] their teams, athletes and supporters are often nicknamed [7 ] Leões (English: Lions) by their fans.
Sporting were a founding member of the
Primeira Liga and, together with Benfica and FC Porto, have never been relegated from the First Division of Portuguese football since the league's establishment in 1934. Sporting are the third most successful Portuguese football club, with forty-five titles in Portuguese competitions and one international title, the 1963–64 European Cup Winners' Cup. Domestically, they have won eighteen Primeira Liga titles, sixteen Portuguese Cups (six doubles), four Championship of Portugal titles (a record tied with Porto) and seven Portuguese SuperCup titles.
Sporting Clube de Portugal are ranked thirty-third in
UEFA club rankings. [8 ]
History [ edit ]
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1963-1964 was won by Sporting Clube de Portugal, who defeated MTK Budapest of Hungary in the final. It was the only time a Portuguese team side won a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup trophy. [9 ]
Sporting CP entered the competition defeating
Atalanta in the qualifying round, then past APOEL F.C. (in what was the biggest win in a single UEFA competitions game to date: 16–1), Manchester United, Olympique Lyonnais and in the end defeated MTK Budapest in a two round final to win their first European title.
Sporting also reached a second European final, being runners-up in the
2005 UEFA Cup Final against PFC CSKA Moscow.
Sporting reached three other European semi-finals. In both the
Cup Winners Cup of 1974 and the UEFA Cup of 1991, it lost to the eventual winners of the competition. In [10 ] 2012, Sporting reached their fifth European semi-final in its history, losing to Athletic Bilbao of Spain in the UEFA Europa League.
Within Portugal, Sporting Clube de Portugal is often referred to simply as "
Sporting" or "Sporting Portugal". Outside Portugal. The club has attempted to shed this name, particularly through ex-president Sousa Cintra and his staff, in an effort to become known abroad by its correct name. Despite this, some non-Portuguese media still uses Sporting Lisbon due to precedent and to avoid confusion with other clubs such as Sporting Clube de Braga, Sporting Clube da Covilhã, Sporting Clube Farense, Sporting Clube Olhanense and Sporting de Gijón. UEFA has historically used the designation Sporting CP in English-language scorelines and match reports on its own site, but as of January 2010 uses the club's full Portuguese name.
Team colors [ edit ]
Sporting ever since it's formation in 1906. Sporting has always had the green and white colours. The first kit from 1907 was all white, untill 1908 when they introduced the now referred by fans as "Classic" kit, with the vertical stripes.
Sporting's first kit, used in 1907.
The most recent variation of the "Classic" kit which was used ever since 1908. This is the 2015-16 variation.
Since its formation, on 1 July 1906, Sporting has had six crests, all of which have included the colour green and the lion. There were the 50 years and the 100 years anniversary crests, but they got removed the following year.
The current crest
These were the anniversary crests, the ones used in 1956 and 2006. These weren't actually worn in kits which were played in matches but were used as emblems by fans. Notably, the 50 years anniversary crest came with the
1956 Estádio José Alvalade which was destroyed later in order for the new Estádio José Alvalade which was built for the UEFA Euro 2004 championship in Portugal.
Facilities [ edit ]
Stadium [ edit ]
José Alvalade Stadium Interior
Estádio José Alvalade, was built for the UEFA Euro 2004 championship. The stadium was designed by Tomás Taveira and was classified by UEFA as a five-star stadium, enabling it to host finals of major UEFA events. This stadium has a capacity of 50,095 spectators. [11 ]
Youth Academy [ edit ]
Club records [ edit ]
Honours [ edit ]
Domestic competitions [ edit ]
1940–41, 1943–44, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1948–49, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1957–58, 1961–62, 1965–66, 1969–70, 1973–74, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1999–2000, 2001–02
1940–41, 1944–45, 1945–46, 1947–48, 1953–54, 1962–63, 1970–71, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1977–78, 1981–82, 1994–95, 2001-02, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2014–15
1922–23, 1933–34, 1935–36, 1937–38
International competitions [ edit ]
Pre-Season competitions [ edit ]
Players [ edit ]
Current squad [ edit ]
As of 1 July 2015 [12 ]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Out on loan [ edit ]
Award winners [ edit ]
(Whilst playing for Sporting CP)
European Golden Boot [13 ]
African Footballer of the Year [14 ]
Bulgarian Footballer of the Year [15 ]
Algerian Ballon d'Or [16 ]
UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Golden Player [17 ] [18 ]
FIFA U-20 World Cup [19 ]
UEFA European Under-17 Championship Golden Player Award [20 ]
Portuguese Golden Ball [21 ]
Portuguese Footballer of the Year [22 ] 1.Diário Popular Newspaper award; 2.Record Newspaper award
LPFP Primeira Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year
LPFP Primeira Liga Goalkeeper of the Year
Segunda Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year
FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
FIFA 100 [23 ]
The 100 Greatest Players of the 20th Century [24 ]
Portuguese Top Goalscorer [ edit ]
The Portuguese League top scorer was awarded the
Silver Shoe from 1934-35 until 1951-52. Since the 1952–53 season the sports newspaper A Bola awards the Silver Ball prize. [25 ]
; 1Shared award ; 2 Portuguese Record 3 European Golden Shoe
Player of the Year [ edit ]
The Player of the Year award is named after former player Francisco Stromp, and was instituted from 1992. The list below is a list of winners of the award.
Former coaches [ edit ]
For details on former coaches, see List of Sporting Clube de Portugal managers.
Clubs officials [ edit ]
As of 24 October 2012.
Directive Board [ edit ]
President: Bruno de Carvalho
Vice-Presidents: Artur Torres Pereira, Carlos Vieira,
Vicente Moura, Vítor Silva Ferreira, António Rebelo Vowel: Bruno Mascarenhas Garcia, Luís Roque, Rui Caeiro, Alexandre Henriques, José Quintela
Substitutes: Rita Matos, Luís Gestas, Jorge Sanches, Luís Loureiro
General Assembly [ edit ]
President: Jaime Marta Soares
Vice-President: Rui Solheiro
Secretaries: Miguel de Castro, Luís Pereira, Tiago Abade
Substitutes: Diogo Orvalho, Manuel Mendes, Rui Fernandes
Fiscal and Disciplinary Council [ edit ]
President: Jorge Bacelar Gouveia
Vice-President: Nuno Marques
Vowels: Óscar Figueiredo, Vicente Caldeira Pires, Vítor do Vale, Miguel Fernandes, Jorge Gaspar
Substitutes: João Peixoto da Silva, Nuno dos Santos, Ricardo Cabral
Sporting – Sociedade Desportiva de Futebol, S.A.D. [ edit ]
President: Bruno de Carvalho
Chartered Accountants Society: KPMG & Associados, SROC, S.A.
Society Secretaries: Patrícia Silva Lopes, Hugo Serra de Moura (Substitute)
Shareholders' Committee: José Filipe de Mello, Castro Guedes
Leões de Portugal [28 ]
President: António Menezes Rodrigues
Vice-Presidents: Maria Helena Dias Ferreira, Maria da Graça Nunes de Carvalho, Maria Isabel Monteiro Nobre
Vowels: António Aguiar de Matos, Eduardo Amaro Júlio
Treasurer: José Monteiro de Castro
Substitute: Jorge Galrão Jorge, Mário Simões, Ana Rita Ferreira
Other sports [ edit ]
Sporting Clube de Portugal has various sports departments.
Sporting Clube de Portugal Active Sections
Presidents [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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^ Arotaritei, Sorin; Di Maggio, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel (20 November 2014). "Golden Boot ("Soulier d'Or") Awards". RSSSF . Retrieved . 8 February 2015
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^ "The Fifa 100". the Guardian . Retrieved . 21 July 2015
^ "England Player Honours - World Soccer Players of the Century" . Retrieved . 21 July 2015
^ Claro, Paulo (5 June 2014). "Portugal - List of Topscorers". RSSSF . Retrieved . 8 February 2015
^ "Prémios Stromp" [Awards Stromp]. Forum SCP (in Portuguese) . Retrieved . 9 July 2013
^ "Governing Bodies". Sporting.pt . Retrieved . 2013-04-01
^ "Leões de Portugal". Sporting.pt . Retrieved . 2013-04-01
External links [ edit ]