Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Sporting Clube de Portugal
Sporting Clube de Portugal, often known outside Portugal as Sporting Lisbon, is a sports club that is best known for having one of the best football teams in Portugal. It was established in 1902 as Sport Club de Belas, which became Campo Grande Sporting Club in 1904. It was only in 1906 that it received its current name.
Altough losing their debut match against Cruz Negra, in the first derby against Sport Lisboa (now SL Benfica) Sporting won 2-1. In 1907-08 finished second in the regional championship. In 1910, the year José Alvalade was elected president, Sporting won the portuguese tennis, pole vault, shot put and long jump championships.
Among Portuguese clubs, Sporting has the best football infrastructure. It boasts a new stadium, Estádio José Alvalade XXI, built for the 2004 European Football Championship, that will host the 2005 UEFA Cup final. Sporting also has a world-class football training facility (Academia Sporting in Alcochete ) where Portugal trained during the Euro 2004.
Sporting has developed many top footballers in recent years; some of the most notable are Paulo Futre (Retired), Luis Figo (Real Madrid CF), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United FC) and Aldo Duscher (Deportivo la Coruna) and also others that failed to make an impression oustide Portugal, such as former FC Barcelona players Ricardo Quaresma (who joined FC Porto in 2004) and Simão Sabrosa (joined SL Benfica in 2001). Hugo Viana, the only returning to Sporting, joined on loan from Newcastle United in 2004. The club captured 18 titles, 13 cups and won the Cup Winners' Cup in 1964, their only european win.
Current Football Squad (2004/05 season)
This is the full squad for the 2004/2005 season.
|1||Nélson Alexandre Gomes Pereira||GK|
|12||Tiago Alexandre B. Ferreira||GK|
|76||Ricardo A. M. Soares Pereira||GK||Boavista|
|4||Anderson Correa Polga||CD|
|6||Hugo Miguel Fernandes Vieira||CD|
|15||Miguel Angelo Moita Garcia||CD/RD|
|21||Martinho M. Makuana "Paíto"||LD|
|22||Roberto Luís G. D. Severo "Beto"||CD|
|23||Rui Jorge Sousa D. M. Oliveira||LD|
|24||Mário Sérgio Leal Nogueira||RD|
|14||Joseph Enakarhire||CD/RD||Standard Liège|
|Midfielders / Wingers|
|37||Rogério Fidelis Régis||RW/CM||Corinthians|
|5||Carlos Jorge Neto Martins||DM/CM|
|8||Pedro Alexandre Santos Barbosa||CM/LW|
|11||Rodrigo Alvaro Tello Valenzuela||LM/LW|
|27||Custódio Miguel Dias Castro||DM|
|45||Hugo Miguel Ferreira Viana||CM||is on loan from Newcastle United|
|77||Paulo César F. Nascimento Tinga||CM/DM|
|9||Marius Constantin Niculae||CF|
|10||Ricardo Manuel Silva Sá Pinto||CF|
|17||Roudolphe Douala M'Bela||RF||União de Leiria|
|25||Paulo Sérgio Moreira Gonçalves||RF/CF||was on loan to Académica|
|31||Liedson da Silva Muniz||CF|
|20||Danny Miguel Alves Gomes||RF/CF||was on loan to Club Sport Marítimo|
|87||Mauricio R. Pinilla Ferreira||CF||Celta Vigo|
|José Peseiro||Real Madrid as Assistant Manager|
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details