Sporting Club de Portugal, simply referred to as Sporting CP or Sporting, is a Portuguese football club based in Lisbon. The club was founded in 1906, and is one of the ‘Big Three’ clubs in Portugal that has never been relegated from the Primeira Liga, along with city-neighbour Benfica and FC Porto. They are known for their great youth academy, having helped great players such as Simão, João Moutinho and Nani develop. Also Ballon d’Or recipients Cristiano Ronaldo and Luís Figo went to Sporting’s youth academy.
Sporting have won a total of 18 League titles and 17 Portuguese Cups, Taça de Portugal. Their last League-title was won in the 2001-02 season. The club plays all of its home matches in the lively Estádio José Alvalade. The stadium has a capacity of over 50,000.
Last season, with head coach Marcel Keizer, Sporting CP won the Taça de Portugal and the Taça da Liga. With great players such as Bas Dost and Raphinha, Os Leões (The Lions) will do anything to try and fight Benfica and FC Porto to win the title. Therefore, it will be definitely worth visiting one of Sporting’s football matches.
Sporting CP is a great club to visit, with a beautiful stadium. Visiting one of the Sporting CP-matches is a perfect opportunity to also enjoy the beautiful city of Lisbon. A football trip to Lisbon can be perfectly combined with the cities’ many highlights, such as the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the Torre de Belém or shopping area Rua Augusta. You can also dine at the many nice restaurants and enjoy the great nightlife of the city.
At Number 1 Football Travel you can book a perfectly organised football trip to Lisbon. We guarantee group seating up to 3 people together with good views of the field. All our hotel accommodations include breakfast and are located in the city centre.
Should you have any further questions regarding your football trip to Sporting Lisbon please let us know and we’ll be happy to help you.
Wishing you a great football trip to Sporting Lisbon!
Please note that the exact times and dates of the Primeira Liga matches are usually confirmed by the Portuguese Football Federation 2-3 weeks before the match. Due to European competition and live TV broadcast the time and day of the match can be changed. Therefore our package deals are mostly from Saturday till Monday to cover all possible match dates. Of course it is possible to book 1 night once the dates have been confirmed. You will recognize these confirmed matches by the orange ‘date confirmed’ sticker.