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Sporting CP Info

Post by DeJesus5 on Sun May 18, 2008 2:54 pm

Sporting CP History



Sporting Clube de Portugal (often misperceived as "Sporting Lisbon") is a sports club based in Lisbon, Portugal. The club is particularly renowned for its football branch. With about 100,000 registered club members[1], Sporting is one of the most successful and popular sports clubs in Portugal, its teams, athletes and supporters are often nicknamed "os Leġes" - "the Lions".

Along with S.L. Benfica and F.C. Porto, Sporting Clube de Portugal is one of the "Big Three" sports clubs in Portugal. It is the first club with the greatest number of medals won by its athletes in Olympic competitions, and one of the most remarkable at the European level regarding the number of trophies won in every sport, coming in second place, next to FC Barcelona.

Stadium



Sporting Clube de Portugal boasts a new stadium, Estádio José Alvalade, built for the 2004 European Football Championship. Sporting also has a world-class football training facility (Academia Sporting in Alcochete), which accommodated Portugal during the Euro 2004 competition, and has helped to produce some of the best Portuguese players, such as Luis Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo.

It was designed by Tomás Taveira and was classified by UEFA as a 5-star stadium, enabling it to host finals of major UEFA events. This stadium - originally projected to hold only 40,000 spectators at any given time - has a capacity of 52,000 and was acoustically engineered as a venue for major concerts. Its official opening was on 6 August 2003 when Sporting played and beat Manchester United 3-1. It also hosted the 2005 UEFA Cup final between Sporting and CSKA Moscow, which CSKA won 3-1.

The stadium was also one of the stadia that hosted matches during Euro 2004. There were five games played in Estádio José Alvalade, one of them being the semi-final between Portugal and The Netherlands, which Portugal won 2-1.

SL Benfica Honours, Trophies & Awards

Portuguese Championship
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 1999/00 2001/02
Runners-up - (18)1934/35 1938/39 1939/40 1941/42 1942/43 1944/45 1949/50 1959/60 1960/61 1967/68 1968/69 1970/71 1976/77 1984/85 1994/95 1996/97 2005/06 2006/07

Taca de Portugal
Winners: (18 ) 1922/23 1933/34 1935/36 1937/38 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
Runners-up: (16) 1922 1925 1928 1933 1935 1937 1952 1955 1960 1970 1972 1979 1987 1994 1996 2000

Portuguese League Cup
Runners-up - (2008)

Portuguese SuperCup
Winners: (7) 19441 1982 1987 1995 2000 2002 2007
Runners-up: (1) 1980

Cup Winners' Cup
Winners: (1) 1964

UEFA Cup
Runners-up: (1) 2005

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