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Sporting Clube de Portugal

Sporting Clube de Portugal
Sporting lost the 2005 UEFA Cup final to CSKA on their home ground, the Estádio José Alvalade ©Getty Images

Sporting Clube de Portugal

Formed: 1906
Nickname: Leões (Lions)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (2005)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1964

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 18 (2002)
• Portuguese Cup: 15 (2008)

History
• Inspired by members of Lisbon's aristocracy, such as José Holtreman Roquette (known as José Alvalade because he was the Viscount of Alvalade's grandson), the club were founded with the stated ambition: "We want this to be a great club, as great as the greatest in Europe". Provisionally named Campo Grande Sporting Club, the Lisbon team adopted their current title on 1 July 1906.

• Sporting won the first Portuguese title in 1922/23 and their pedigree was established in the 1940s and 1950s when they won ten league titles and 13 Portuguese Cups. The forward line of Fernando Peyroteo, José Travassos, Jesus Correia, Manuel Vasques and Albano Pereira were collective known as the 'The Five Violins', and in later years Sporting have specialised in producing wingers like Paulo Futre, Luís Figo, Ricardo Quaresma, Simão, Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo.

• With such an impressive domestic record against rivals SL Benfica and FC Porto, Sporting were among the 16 clubs invited to participate in the inaugural edition of the European Champion Clubs' Cup. The first fixture of the new competition was actually played at Estádio Nacional, in the Lisbon suburbs, João Martins scoring the historic opening goal in a 3-3 draw with FK Partizan.

• The first European trophy arrived in the 1964 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup with a 1-0 defeat of MTK Budapest in the replay, João Morais scoring direct from a corner. Earlier in the competition they had beaten Cyprus' APOEL FC 16-1, still the record winning margin in a UEFA club fixture.

• A run of 18 years without a league title ended in 1999/00, repeated in the double-winning season of 2001/02. On 6 August 2003 the rebuilt Estádio José Alvalade was opened – Sporting having moved from the Estádio do Lumiar into the original in 1957 – and two years later Sporting reached the UEFA Cup final at the stadium. They lost 3-1 to PFC CSKA Moskva.

Club records
Most appearances: Vítor Damas (743)
Most goals: Fernando Peyroteo (694)
Record victory: Sporting 21-0 SC Mindelense (Portuguese Cup, 23 May 1971)
Record defeat: FC Bayern München 7-1 Sporting (UEFA Champions League, 10 March 2009)

* Last updated on 6 July 2010

Last updated: 24/01/11 11.17CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 15/07/2014 13:44 CET
17 August 2014 - Portuguese First Division
AcadémicaSporting
Referee: TBD – Coimbra
07/15/2014 13:28:11
24 August 2014 - Portuguese First Division
SportingArouca
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:41
31 August 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BenficaSporting
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:41
14 September 2014 - Portuguese First Division
SportingBelenenses
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:41
21 September 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Gil VicenteSporting
Referee: TBD – Barcelos
07/15/2014 13:28:41
28 September 2014 - Portuguese First Division
SportingPorto
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:41
5 October 2014 - Portuguese First Division
PenafielSporting
Referee: TBD – Penafiel
07/15/2014 13:28:41
26 October 2014 - Portuguese First Division
SportingMarítimo
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:26:41
2 November 2014 - Portuguese First Division
GuimarãesSporting
Referee: TBD – Guimaraes
07/15/2014 13:28:41
9 November 2014 - Portuguese First Division
SportingPaços Ferreira
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:42
30 November 2014 - Portuguese First Division
SportingSetúbal
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:27:42
7 December 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BoavistaSporting
Referee: TBD – Porto
07/15/2014 13:26:11
14 December 2014 - Portuguese First Division
SportingMoreirense
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:41
21 December 2014 - Portuguese First Division
NacionalSporting
Referee: TBD – Funchal
07/15/2014 13:27:26
4 January 2015 - Portuguese First Division
SportingEstoril
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:41
11 January 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BragaSporting
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:28:41
18 January 2015 - Portuguese First Division
SportingRio Ave
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:42
25 January 2015 - Portuguese First Division
SportingAcadémica
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:26
1 February 2015 - Portuguese First Division
AroucaSporting
Referee: TBD
07/15/2014 13:28:42
8 February 2015 - Portuguese First Division
SportingBenfica
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:42
15 February 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BelenensesSporting
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:42
22 February 2015 - Portuguese First Division
SportingGil Vicente
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:56
PortoSporting
Referee: TBD – Porto
07/15/2014 13:28:56
SportingPenafiel
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:56
MarítimoSporting
Referee: TBD – Funchal
07/15/2014 13:26:57
SportingGuimarães
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:56
Paços FerreiraSporting
Referee: TBD – Pacos de Ferreira
07/15/2014 13:28:56
SetúbalSporting
Referee: TBD – Setubal
07/15/2014 13:27:57
SportingBoavista
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:26:27
MoreirenseSporting
Referee: TBD – Moreira de Conegos
07/15/2014 13:28:56
SportingNacional
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:27:42
EstorilSporting
Referee: TBD – Estoril
07/15/2014 13:28:56
SportingBraga
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:57
Rio AveSporting
Referee: TBD – Vila do Conde
07/15/2014 13:29:11

Trophy cabinet

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    13/11/1963, Sporting 16-1 APOEL, Lisbon
  • Biggest defeat:
    10/03/2009, Bayern 7-1 Sporting, Munich
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  17
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  8
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  28
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 72
    Anderson Polga (  BRA)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 25
    Liedson (  POR)
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