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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: 14/04/2014 22:10 CET
18 August 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Sporting5-1Arouca
Referee: not available – Lisbon
09/05/2013 09:50:14
24 August 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Académica0-4Sporting
Referee: not available – Coimbra
08/29/2013 11:01:16
31 August 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Sporting1-1Benfica
Referee: not available – Lisbon
10/06/2013 13:05:36
15 September 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Olhanense0-2Sporting
Referee: not available – Olhao
09/16/2013 01:47:14
21 September 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Sporting1-1Rio Ave
Referee: not available – Lisbon
09/26/2013 13:34:20
28 September 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Braga1-2Sporting
Referee: not available – Braga
10/14/2013 10:47:42
5 October 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Sporting4-0Setúbal
Referee: not available – Lisbon
10/08/2013 18:16:26
20 October 2013 - Portuguese Cup, Third round
Sporting8-1SC Alba
Referee: not available – Lisbon
11/08/2013 10:24:10
27 October 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Porto3-1Sporting
Referee: not available – Porto
10/29/2013 19:10:29
2 November 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Sporting3-2Marítimo
Referee: not available – Lisbon
11/07/2013 09:54:49
9 November 2013 - Portuguese Cup, Fourth round
Benfica4-3Sporting
Benfica win after extra time
Referee: not available – Lisbon
02/20/2014 09:18:13
24 November 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Guimarães0-1Sporting
Referee: not available – Guimaraes
11/27/2013 11:39:45
1 December 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Sporting4-0Paços Ferreira
Referee: not available – Lisbon
12/06/2013 09:53:16
8 December 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Gil Vicente0-2Sporting
Referee: not available – Barcelos
12/08/2013 20:41:03
14 December 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Sporting3-0Belenenses
Referee: not available – Lisbon
12/18/2013 21:44:19
21 December 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Sporting0-0Nacional
Referee: not available – Lisbon
12/29/2013 09:06:43
11 January 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Estoril0-0Sporting
Referee: not available – Estoril
01/18/2014 23:13:54
18 January 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Arouca1-2Sporting
Referee: not available
01/20/2014 21:57:19
2 February 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Sporting0-0Académica
Referee: not available – Lisbon
02/04/2014 22:54:13
11 February 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Benfica2-0Sporting
Referee: not available – Lisbon
02/15/2014 09:05:13
15 February 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Sporting1-0Olhanense
Referee: not available – Lisbon
02/22/2014 02:01:27
22 February 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Rio Ave1-2Sporting
Referee: not available – Vila do Conde
02/26/2014 13:13:51
Sporting2-1Braga
Referee: not available – Lisbon
03/07/2014 09:51:59
Setúbal2-2Sporting
Referee: not available – Setubal
03/13/2014 10:51:15
Sporting1-0Porto
Referee: not available – Lisbon
03/17/2014 18:48:44
Marítimo1-3Sporting
Referee: not available – Funchal
03/26/2014 09:45:53
Sporting1-0Guimarães
Referee: not available – Lisbon
03/31/2014 20:09:31
Paços Ferreira1-3Sporting
Referee: not available – Pacos de Ferreira
04/11/2014 10:29:31
Sporting2-0Gil Vicente
Referee: not available – Lisbon
04/14/2014 21:09:19
BelenensesSporting
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
04/14/2014 21:09:09
NacionalSporting
Referee: TBD – Funchal
07/24/2013 17:32:49
SportingEstoril
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/24/2013 17:04:04

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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