Sporting Clube de Portugal

Since: 1906


Sporting Clube de Portugal, commonly known as Sporting Lisbon or simply Sporting CP, is a professional football club based in Lisbon, Portugal. The club was founded in 1906 and is one of the “Big Three” football clubs in Portugal, along with S.L. Benfica and F.C. Porto.

Sporting CP competes in the Primeira Liga, the top-tier professional football league in Portugal, and plays its home matches at the Estádio José Alvalade, commonly known as the Alvalade Stadium. The stadium has a seating capacity of over 50,000 and is known for its vibrant atmosphere during matches.

The club’s colors are green and white, and their nickname, “Leões” (Lions), reflects the fighting spirit and determination of the team.

Over the years, Sporting CP has been a competitive force in Portuguese football, winning numerous Primeira Liga titles and Taça de Portugal (Portuguese Cup) titles. The club has a rich history of success and has been a consistent top performer in domestic competitions.

Sporting CP is known for its strong emphasis on youth development and has a renowned youth academy that has produced many talented players who have gone on to represent the club and the Portuguese national team.

The supporters of Sporting CP, known as “Sportinguistas,” are passionate and dedicated, creating an electrifying atmosphere at the Alvalade Stadium during matches.

Sporting CP has a historic rivalry with both S.L. Benfica and F.C. Porto, with matches against these teams known as the “Derby de Lisboa” and “Clássico,” respectively.

Off the pitch, Sporting CP is actively involved in various community and social initiatives, using football as a tool to promote social inclusion, education, and health programs.

The club has a global fan base and remains a prominent and respected institution in Portuguese football.