Sporting CP

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Sporting CP
Sporting Clube de Portugal (Logo).svg
Full nameSporting Clube de Portugal
Nickname(s)Leões (Lions)
Verde e brancos (Green and whites)
Short nameSporting
Founded1 July 1906;114 years ago (1906-07-01)
Ground Estádio José Alvalade
Capacity50,095
PresidentFrederico Varandas
Head coach Rúben Amorim
League Primeira Liga
2018–19 Primeira Liga, 3rd
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Sporting Clube de Portugal ComC MHIH OM (Portuguese pronunciation:  [ˈspɔɾtĩɡ(ɨ) ˈkluβ(ɨ) ðɨ puɾtuˈɣaɫ] ) (Euronext :  SCP), otherwise known as Sporting, Sporting CP, and referred to colloquially as Sporting Lisbon, is a football club based in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Founded on 1 July 1906, Sporting is one of the "Três Grandes" (Big Three) clubs in Portugal, along with rivals S.L. Benfica and FC Porto, that have never been relegated from the top flight of Portuguese football, Primeira Liga, since 1934. Sporting are nicknamed Leões (Lions) and Verde e Brancos (Green and Whites). The club's anthem, "A Marcha do Sporting" (Sporting's March), was written in 1955. In March 2019, Sporting reported having more than 80,500 paying members, with the rest of them, 98,400, without their fees paid in full. [1]

Sporting are the third most decorated Portuguese football team, with a total of 50 trophies, including one international title, the 1963–64 European Cup Winners' Cup. Domestically, they have won 18 Primeira Liga titles, 17 Portuguese Cups (Taça de Portugal), 4 Championship of Portugal (a record tied with Porto), 2 Taça da Liga and 8 Portuguese Super Cup trophies. [2] Internationally, Sporting are currently ranked 31st in UEFA club rankings. [3]

History

Foundation (1902–1906)

Sporting Clube de Portugal has its origins in June 1902, when young men Francisco da Ponte, Horta Gavazzo and his brother José Maria decided to create Sport Club de Belas. This club, the first ancestor of Sporting, played just one match and at the end of the year's summer, disbanded. Two years later, the idea of creating a football club was revived, and this time, with the Gavazzo brothers joined by José Alvalade (José Holtreman Roquette) and José Stromp: a new club, the Campo Grande Football Club, was founded. They played their matches on the estate of the Viscount of Alvalade (Alfredo Holtreman), José Alvalade's grandfather, with the club's headquarters located in Francisco Gavazzo's home.

Jose Alvalade borrowed money from his grandfather in order to found Sporting. Jose de alvalade.jpg
José Alvalade borrowed money from his grandfather in order to found Sporting.
Alfredo Holtreman, Viscount of Alvalade was the first President, sponsor and protector of Sporting. Viscondedealvalade.jpg
Alfredo Holtreman, Viscount of Alvalade was the first President, sponsor and protector of Sporting.

For two years, the club developed an intense activity on several sports, namely football, tennis and fencing. The club also organized parties and picnics. Eventually, during one picnic, on 12 April 1906, discussions erupted, as some members defended that the club should only be focused on organizing picnics and social events, with another group defending that the club should be focused on the practising of sports instead. Some time later, José Gavazzo, José Alvalade and 17 other members left the club, with the latter saying, "I am going to have with me my grandfather and he will give me the money to make another club." [4] As such, a new club, Sporting Clube de Portugal, was founded. The Viscount of Alvalade, whose money helped found the club, was the first president of Sporting. [5] José Alvalade, as one of the main founders, uttered on behalf of himself and his fellow co-founders, "We want this club to be a great club, as great as the greatest in Europe." [5] Three months later, on 1 July 1906, António Félix da Costa Júnior suggested the name Sporting Clube de Portugal, and this date is considered the official day Sporting was founded.

Early years (1907–1946)

The year 1907 marked some "firsts" for the club, as Sporting played the first football match of their history on 3 February, ending in a 5–1 defeat against third division club Cruz Negra; inaugurated their first ground, known as "Sítio das Mouras" (the most advanced in Portugal at the time, equipped with showers, two tennis courts, an athletics track and a football field) on 4 July; and played the first derby of all time against local rivals S.L. Benfica (then known as Grupo Sport Lisboa) on 1 December. [6]

The club also released their first report card on 31 March 1922, titled "Boletim do Sporting" (Sporting's Report), lending the foundation for the later called "Jornal do Sporting", the official newspaper of the club, that still exists today. [7]

Sporting played their first Primeira Liga game (the 1st Division of Portuguese football) ever on 20 January 1935, winning 0–6 against Académica de Coimbra. A year later, in 1936, the club had their heaviest defeat ever against Porto, losing 10–1. Sporting, however, got their revenge a year later, when they humbled the same team with a 9–1 result. In 1941, under the guidance of Hungarian manager József Szabó, the club celebrated the first league title of their history. [8]

Golden years and fading (1947–1974)

The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup won by Sporting at Museum Mundo Sporting European Cup Winners' Cup trophy at Museum Mundo Sporting.JPG
The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup won by Sporting at Museum Mundo Sporting

The football team had their height during the 1940s and 1950s. It was spearheaded by Fernando Peyroteo, José Travassos, Albano Pereira, Jesus Correia and Manuel Vasques, in a quintet nicknamed "The Five Violins". [9] With the violins' help, Sporting won seven league titles in eight seasons between 1947 and 1954, including a then unprecedented four in a row from 1950 to 1951 onwards. Fernando Peyroteo, the most known of "the violins", is considered one of the greatest Portuguese players of all time. [10] [11]

Sporting and the Yugoslavian team Partizan both made history on 4 September 1955, as they played the first-ever UEFA Champion Clubs' Cup match. Sporting player João Martins scored the first-ever goal of the competition, on the 14th minute. The match ended in a 3–3 draw. [12] Sporting also inaugurated their new venue, José Alvalade Stadium, on 10 June 1956, which would be their home ground until 2003.

In the 1960s, Sporting achieved continental success, winning the 1963–64 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, defeating MTK Budapest of Hungary in the final. It was the only time a Portuguese team side won a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup title. [13] The team entered the competition defeating Atalanta in the qualifying round, then past Cypriot club APOEL in what was the biggest win in a single UEFA competitions game to date: 16–1, a record that still stands today. On the next round, they lost 4–1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford in the first hand, but made a remarkable comeback at home, winning 5–0. In the semi-finals, Sporting eliminated Lyon, and in the end MTK Budapest, in a two-round final to win their first European title. The winning goal was scored by João Morais from a direct corner kick. [14] The club reached the semi-finals of the Cup Winners' Cup in 1974, but lost to eventual winners 1. FC Magdeburg of East Germany.

First league title drought (1982–2000)

English manager Malcolm Allison arrived at Sporting in 1981, and under his guidance the club won the domestic double (league title and Portuguese cup), in 1982. [15] In the years between 1982 and 2000, Sporting suffered from a drought of titles. Despite defeating rivals Benfica 4–0 on aggregate to win the Portuguese Super Cup in 1987, Sporting fans had to wait until 1995 to see their team win some silverware after beating Club Sport Marítimo 2–0 in the final of the 1995 Portuguese Cup. That victory granted Sporting a place in the following season's Portuguese Super Cup. After drawing 0–0 at José Alvalade Stadium and securing a 2–2 draw at Estádio das Antas, a replay match was held on 30 April 1996 at the Parc de Princes in Paris. Sporting won 3–0 with Sá Pinto scoring twice and Carlos Xavier scoring a stoppage time penalty. In the same 1995–96 season, Sporting also reached the Portuguese Cup Final but lost 3–1 to Benfica.

Highlights of this time also include a 7–1 victory over arch-rivals Benfica at the old José Alvalade Stadium on 14 December 1986. Sporting also reached the UEFA Cup semi-final in 1991, losing against Internazionale. [16] Also, Barcelona and Real Madrid were both tied and defeated in Lisbon when playing against Sporting in the old UEFA Cup, in the 1986–87 and 1994–95 seasons, respectively. [17] [18]

The turn of the millennium (2000–2002)

In 2000, Sporting, led by manager Augusto Inácio (a former Sporting player, who replaced Giuseppe Materazzi at the beginning of the season), won the league title on the last match day, with a 4–0 victory over Salgueiros, ending an 18-year drought. [8] In the following season, Sporting conquered the 2000 Super Cup but came third in the league. In the 2001–02 season, led by coach László Bölöni, Sporting conquered their 18th league title, the Portuguese Cup and the 2002 Portuguese Super Cup. On 21 June 2002, the club had opened its training facility, located in Alcochete, 30 km east of Lisbon.

Second league title drought (2002–)

2002–09

Sporting have failed to win Primeira Liga again since 2002. In the 2004–05 season, José Peseiro-led Sporting was leading the Primeira Liga and was trailing a remarkable journey in UEFA Cup. However, at the end of the season, the team eventually lost all the chances of winning any trophy that season: the first set-back had already happened on 26 January 2005 when Sporting was eliminated from Taça de Portugal after losing 7–6 on penalties against Benfica. Nevertheless, Sporting was able to reach the leadership of Primeira Liga, and on 5 May the team booked their second European final, after defeating Dutch team AZ Alkmaar in UEFA Cup. While awaiting the Final, on 14 May, Sporting lost its penultimate match in Primeira Liga against S.L. Benfica and dropped to third place. By the end of the season, the team eventually finished 2004–05 Primeira Liga in that place. Lastly, playing the 2005 UEFA Cup Final at their home ground, on 18 May, Sporting lost 1–3 against Russian side CSKA Moscow, after being 1–0 up at halftime.

Domestically, Sporting had back-to-back wins in the Portuguese Cup in 2007 and 2008 (led by coach Paulo Bento). The club almost reached another European final in 2012, but were dropped out of the competition by Athletic Bilbao, in the semi-finals of the 2011–12 Europa League. [19] Sporting also reached, for the first time, the knockout phase of UEFA Champions League, in the 2008–09 season, but were roundly defeated by FC Bayern Munich, with an aggregate loss of 12–1. This is widely regarded as one of the lowest points in the history of the club. [20]

Finances and 2013 election

After years of financial mismanagement, Sporting had amassed debts exceeding €276 million by 2011. [21] The results on the pitch were also negative, with Sporting finishing seventh in the 2012–13 Primeira Liga, their lowest finish ever. [22] [23] Managerial changes occurred within months or weeks apart: from November 2009 to May 2013, nine managers were contracted, with none of them lasting an entire season. In 2013, after pressure from club members, president Godinho Lopes resigned, [24] [25] and shortly afterwards, Bruno de Carvalho was elected president in a snap election. [26] [27] Carvalho's intentions were to renegotiate the club's debt payment schedule with the banks involved – who by now have pardoned Sporting in millions of euros [28] – and to return success to the football team, while threatening to take Godinho Lopes to court. [29] [30] [31] Carvalho's election brought Angolan investors to the club, most notably Álvaro Sobrinho, through Holdimo, which holds 20 million shares of Sporting's SAD. [32] [33]

On 5 June 2015, it was released an audit that analyzed the management of Sporting in the past 20 years: it concluded that in 1994 the club had €55 million worth of real estate assets and an almost nonexistent debt; by 2013, real estate assets were almost nonexistent, and the club had amassed a €331 million debt. [34] Their new stadium (completed in 2003) cost 74% more than what was expected when its construction started (€184 million against the planned €106 million), while their training facility cost 24% more, and the costs of Alvalade XXI neighbourhood, a real estate complex located around the stadium, overshooted in 60%; such complex was almost entirely sold in the following years, many estates of which were sold below market prices. [35]

From 1995 to 2013, the club invested €261 million in the football team, however, with few sports and financial results. [34] The audit criticized many football transfers in the 2000s, in which the club paid commissions well above market prices to player agents, and discovered that Sporting even had paid commissions without evidence of written contracts. [34] [36] The audit also concluded that the administrations from 1995 to 2013 intended to convert Sporting, a multi-sports club, exclusively into a football club – although they did not openly admitted so – which was being done gradually through the closure of other sport modalities. [37] Moreover, the audit also pointed out evidence of mismanagement and conflicts of interest by several administrators. [34] Considering the audit's results, club members approved the expulsion of Godinho Lopes as an associate of the club in June 2015. [38]

2013–present

Led by coach Leonardo Jardim in the 2013–14 season, Sporting finished second in the league, thus gaining direct access to the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, their first Champions League presence in five years. [39] [40]

Sporting playing against German club Schalke 04 in a UEFA Champions League match Estadio Jose Alvalade - Sporting Clube de Portugal (15848471826).jpg
Sporting playing against German club Schalke 04 in a UEFA Champions League match

In the 2014–15 season, Sporting won their 16th Portuguese Cup in dramatic fashion. The Lisbon side, led by Marco Silva, played the final against Braga, and after a disastrous start, found themselves losing 0–2 at half-time and playing with ten men after the sending-off of Cédric Soares. With the final seemingly lost, Islam Slimani gave some hope to the fans as he scored the 1–2 on the 83-minute. In stoppage time, Fredy Montero managed to equalize, forcing extra-time. Sporting ultimately won the match 3–1 on penalties. [41] Celebrations ended in a pacific pitch invasion of Estádio José Alvalade by the fans, as the club touched silverware for the first time in seven years. [42] [43]

In June 2015, Jorge Jesus joined Sporting after Benfica opted not to renew his contract as coach of the club, signing a three-year contract. Presented as the new manager of the club on 1 July, the managerial change took the rivalry of both Lisbon clubs to new heights. [44] [45] Under Jesus' tenure, Sporting won the Portuguese Super Cup for the eighth time, against back-to-back champions Benfica. [46] Despite a positive start, Sporting did not win any other trophy, finishing second in the Primeira Liga with 86 points, two points behind Benfica, despite breaking their own points record in the league.

Following a trophyless season, Sporting won their first Taça da Liga on a penalty shoot-out against Vitória de Setúbal. However, on 15 May, days after finishing third in the league, several players and coaches were attacked by around 50 supporters of Sporting at the club's training ground. [47] [48] [49] Five days later, Sporting lost the Portuguese Cup final to Aves. About a month later, following the rescissions of nine players, [50] Bruno de Carvalho was dismissed by club members after a general assembly on 23 June. [51]

Crests

Since its formation, on 1 July 1906, Sporting has had six crests, all of which have included the color green and the lion. The current crest was adopted in 2001.

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Previous Sporting's crests

There were also the special anniversary crests to celebrate the 50th (1956) and 100th (2006) anniversaries of the club. These weren't actually worn in kits during matches, but were used as emblems by fans.

Rivalries

Lisbon derby

Sporting fans at the Estadio da Luz during the Lisbon derby (2013) Sporting-fans during Derby de Lisboa.jpg
Sporting fans at the Estádio da Luz during the Lisbon derby (2013)

Sporting's main rivals are Benfica, with both teams contesting the Lisbon derby, also known as "the eternal derby", among other names. The local rivalry started in 1907 when eight Benfica players left to Sporting looking for better training conditions. The first derby was contested that year and ended with a 2–1 win for Sporting. One of Sporting's biggest defeats to Benfica, 7–2, happened at the original Estádio da Luz on 28 April 1948, [52] as well as three 5–0 losses, in 1939, [53] 1978 [54] and 1986. [55] The biggest Sporting win over Benfica, 7–1, occurred at the original Estádio José Alvalade on 14 December 1986. Manuel Fernandes was particularly inspired and scored four goals; Mário Jorge two and Ralph Meade one; Wando scored for Benfica. [56] [57]

Before the start of the 1993–94 season, Sousa Cintra, then president of Sporting, took advantage of Benfica's financial crisis by signing Paulo Sousa and Pacheco, who had terminated their contracts with the latter club. This event became known as "Verão Quente" (Hot Summer). [58] Later, on 14 May 1994, a memorable derby was played at the old José Alvalade Stadium, crowded to the top, as winning the derby could be a decisive step for Sporting in trying to regain the title, which by that time they had not won for 12 years. Sporting were considered the favourites, with a squad composed by Luís Figo, Paulo Sousa, Krasimir Balakov, Ivaylo Yordanov, Emílio Peixe, Stan Valckx, and others; therefore, Benfica were seen as the underdogs. However, Benfica defied the odds and won the match 6–3 and went on securing the league title weeks later, leaving Sporting empty-handed in one of the most dramatic seasons in their history. [59] [60] Two years later, the rivalry continued intense with a dramatic incident in the 1996 Portuguese Cup final, which Benfica won 3–1. After the latter scored the first goal, a supporter of the club lit a flare which eventually struck a Sporting fan in the chest, killing him instantly. [61]

Eight years later, on 3 May 2004, Geovanni's winning goal for Benfica in the 87th minute at Alvalade caused a pitch invasion by Sporting fans. [62] In November 2011, after a 1–0 loss to Benfica at the Estádio da Luz, Sporting supporters set fire to one of the stands of the stadium. [63] Four years later, on 7 February 2015, during a futsal [64] derby, members of No Name Boys, one of Benfica's unofficial supporters' groups, showed a banner saying "Very Light 96", in reference to the 1996 incident. [65] The next day, during a football derby at Estádio José Alvalade, an official supporters' group of Sporting, Juve Leo, showed a banner with the inscription "Sigam o King" ("Follow the King"), in reference to Eusébio's death a month before. [66] [67]

Sporting vs Porto

Sporting also has a rivalry with FC Porto. Despite the rivalry, both clubs formed an alliance against Benfica in 2017. [68] [69] [70]

Facilities

Stadium

Throughout its history, Sporting has had several grounds. The first one was inaugurated on 4 July 1907, and was called "Sítio das Mouras".

In 1956, the first Estádio de Alvalade was inaugurated. Sporting played their matches there until 2003, when the stadium was demolished.

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The new José Alvalade Stadium, inaugurated in 2003

In Lisbon, the new stadium, Alvalade XXI ("Estádio José Alvalade"), was built for UEFA Euro 2004, hosted by Portugal. Designed by Tomás Taveira, it was inaugurated on 6 August 2003. The opening match was a 3–1 victory over Manchester United. The stadium was awarded a 'five-star' certificate at 2005 UEFA Cup Final by then UEFA president Lennart Johansson. The stadium has a capacity of 50,095 spectators. [71]

Youth Academy

Sporting's youth academy system helped develop Ballon d'Or recipients Luís Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo. [72]

In the victorious campaign of Portuguese National Team in the Euro 2016 10 out of the 14 players who played the final against France were players "made in Sporting". [73] [74] Moreover, at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Sporting CP had 14 players that came through their youth system, making it the most represented youth academy system in the tournament followed by FC Barcelona with 11. [75]

Pavilhão João Rocha

Club records

Honours

Domestic competitions

Winners (18): 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 [76]
Winners (17): 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, 2018–19 [76]
Winners (2): 2017–18, 2018–19
Winners (8): 1982, 1987, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2015
Winners (4): 1922–23, 1933–34, 1935–36, 1937–38

European competitions

Winners (1): 1963–64 [76]

Players

Current squad

As of 30 January 2020 [77]

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

No.PositionPlayer
1 Flag of Brazil.svg GK Renan Ribeiro
3 Flag of Portugal.svg DF Tiago Ilori
4 Flag of Uruguay.svg DF Sebastián Coates (captain)
5 Flag of Brazil.svg MF Eduardo
7 Flag of Portugal.svg MF Rafael Camacho
9 Flag of Argentina.svg FW Marcos Acuña
10 Flag of Argentina.svg FW Luciano Vietto
13 Flag of North Macedonia.svg DF Stefan Ristovski
14 Flag of Portugal.svg DF Luís Neto
16 Flag of Argentina.svg MF Rodrigo Battaglia
19 Flag of France.svg DF Valentin Rosier
20 Flag of Ecuador.svg FW Gonzalo Plata
21 Flag of Spain.svg FW Jesé (on loan from Paris Saint-Germain)
22 Flag of France.svg DF Jérémy Mathieu
No.PositionPlayer
26 Flag of Colombia.svg DF Cristian Borja
27 Flag of Portugal.svg MF Miguel Luís
29 Flag of Brazil.svg FW Luiz Phellype
35 Flag of Portugal.svg DF Nuno Mendes
37 Flag of Brazil.svg MF Wendel
72 Flag of Portugal.svg DF Eduardo Quaresma
73 Flag of Brazil.svg MF Matheus Nunes
77 Flag of Cape Verde.svg FW Jovane Cabral
81 Flag of Portugal.svg GK Luís Maximiano
89 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg FW Yannick Bolasie (on loan from Everton)
90 Flag of Slovenia.svg FW Andraž Šporar
98 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg MF Idrissa Doumbia
99 Flag of Portugal.svg GK Diogo Sousa

Out on loan

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

No.PositionPlayer
Flag of Ghana.svg DF Lumor Agbenyenu (at Mallorca until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Angola.svg DF Bruno Gaspar (at Olympiacos until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Portugal.svg DF André Geraldes (at Maccabi Tel Aviv until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Portugal.svg MF Filipe Chaby (at Académica until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Portugal.svg MF João Palhinha (at Braga until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Brazil.svg MF Matheus Pereira (at West Bromwich Albion until 30 June 2020)
No.PositionPlayer
Flag of Croatia.svg MF Josip Mišić (at PAOK) until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Mali.svg MF Abdoulay Diaby (at Beşiktaş until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Argentina.svg MF Alan Ruiz (at Aldosivi until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Angola.svg FW Gelson (at Antalyaspor until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Colombia.svg FW Leonardo Acevedo (at Varzim until 30 June 2020)

Other players under contract

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

No.PositionPlayer
51 Flag of Portugal.svg FW Tiago Tomás
55 Flag of Portugal.svg FW Pedro Mendes
93 Flag of Portugal.svg MF Rodrigo Fernandes
No.PositionPlayer
Flag of Portugal.svg DF Mauro Riquicho
Flag of Brazil.svg MF Mattheus Oliveira
Flag of Portugal.svg MF Francisco Geraldes

Retired numbers

12 – 12th man

Player accolades

Portuguese Top Goalscorer

The Portuguese League top scorer was awarded the Silver Shoe from 1934 to 1935 until 1951–52. Since the 1952–53 season, the sports newspaper A Bola awards the Silver Ball prize. [78]

YearWinnerG
1934–35 Flag of Portugal.svg Manuel Soeiro 14
1936–37 Flag of Portugal.svg Manuel Soeiro 24
1937–38 Flag of Portugal.svg Fernando Peyroteo 34
1939–40 Flag of Portugal.svg Fernando Peyroteo 129
1940–41 Flag of Portugal.svg Fernando Peyroteo 29
1945–46 Flag of Portugal.svg Fernando Peyroteo 37
1946–47 Flag of Portugal.svg Fernando Peyroteo 43
1948–49 Flag of Portugal.svg Fernando Peyroteo 40
 
YearWinnerG
1950–51 Flag of Portugal.svg Manuel Vasques 29
1953–54 Flag of Portugal.svg João Martins 31
1965–66 Flag of Portugal.svg Ernesto Figueiredo 125
1973–74 Flag of Argentina.svg Héctor Yazalde 2,346
1974–75 Flag of Argentina.svg Héctor Yazalde 30
1979–80 Flag of Portugal.svg Rui Jordão 31
1985–86 Flag of Portugal.svg Manuel Fernandes 30
1987–88 Flag of Brazil.svg Paulinho Cascavel 23
 
YearWinnerG
1992–93 Flag of Portugal.svg Jorge Cadete 18
2001–02 Flag of Brazil.svg Mário Jardel 342
2004–05 Flag of Portugal.svg Liédson 25
2006–07 Flag of Portugal.svg Liédson 15
2016–17 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Bas Dost 34
1Shared award; 2Portuguese record; 3 European Golden Shoe

Player of the Year

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.

YearWinner
1992 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Krasimir Balakov
1993 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Stan Valckx
1994 Flag of Portugal.svg Luís Figo
1995 Flag of Portugal.svg Oceano
1996 Flag of Portugal.svg Ricardo Sá Pinto
1997 Flag of Brazil.svg Marco Aurélio
1998 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ivaylo Yordanov
1999 Flag of Portugal.svg Delfim Teixeira
2000 Flag of Argentina.svg Alberto Acosta
 
YearWinner
2001 Flag of Portugal.svg Beto
2002 Flag of Portugal.svg João Pinto
2003 Flag of Portugal.svg Pedro Barbosa
2004 Flag of Portugal.svg Rui Jorge
2005 Flag of Portugal.svg João Moutinho
2006 Flag of Portugal.svg Ricardo
2007 Flag of Portugal.svg Liédson
2008 Flag of Portugal.svg Tonel
2009 Flag of Portugal.svg Liédson
 
YearWinner
2010 Flag of Portugal.svg Daniel Carriço
2011 Flag of Portugal.svg Rui Patrício
2012 Flag of Portugal.svg Rui Patrício
2013 Flag of Portugal.svg Adrien Silva
2014 Flag of Portugal.svg William Carvalho
2015 Flag of Portugal.svg Nani
2016 Flag of Portugal.svg João Mário
2017 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Bas Dost
2018 Flag of Portugal.svg Bruno Fernandes

Award winners

Awards received while playing for Sporting CP

European Golden Boot [79]

African Footballer of the Year [80]

Bulgarian Footballer of the Year [81]

Algerian Ballon d'Or [82]

UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Golden Player [83] [84]

FIFA U-20 World Cup [85]

Golden Ball

Silver Ball

Bronze Ball

UEFA European Under-17 Championship Golden Player Award [86]

Portuguese Golden Ball [87]

Portuguese Footballer of the Year [88]

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

The 100 Greatest Players of the 20th Century [89]

Former coaches

For details on former coaches, see List of Sporting CP managers.

Media

Newspaper

Jornal Sporting is a weekly newspaper published by Sporting. Beginning its activity as Sporting Club of Portugal Bulletin on 31 March 1922, it was initially an eight-page calendar, with the optional payment of $2 a semester. Under the direction of Artur da Cunha Rosa, the bulletin became known as a newspaper in June 1952.

Sporting TV

Sporting TV is the television channel of Sporting. Open channel, the channel is present in the private operators MEO and NOS, in channels 34 and 35, and in Angola, through the operator ZAP. The channel broadcasts several sporting events linked to Sporting.

Museum

Inaugurated on 31 August 2004, Sporting Museum is divided into several thematic areas that express the wealth of the club's heritage and its sporting achievements over more than a century of existence in thirty-two different modalities. About two thousand trophies are on display, and there are many others in store.

The history of the museum dates back to the trophy room of the old headquarters on Rua do Pasadinho, where in 1956, 1850 trophies were already stored. In 1994, President Sousa Cintra inaugurated a new trophy room, where less than half of the club's collections were exhibited. The following year the remodeling and organization of the museum is promoted, and a conservative is incorporated. During the construction of the new Estádio José Alvalade a new museum is inaugurated, culminating in four years of investigation. Throughout the years, through donations with several origins, in addition to the trophies the patrimony of the club never stopped growing. In July 2016, there was a new inauguration after a total renovation.

Club officials

As of 26 June 2018 [90]

Directive Board

General Assembly

Fiscal and Disciplinary Council

Sporting – Futebol, S.A.D.

Directive Board

Others

Others

Leões de Portugal [91]

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