Sporting Clube de Portugal, otherwise known simply as Sporting (particularly in Portugal), as Sporting CP, or often as Sporting Lisbon abroad, is a football club based in Lisbon.
Founded on 1 July 1906, Sporting is one of the "Três Grandes" (Big Three) football clubs in Portugal, along with rivals S.L. Benfica and FC Porto, that have never been relegated from the top flight of Portuguese football, Primeira Liga, since 1934. Sporting are nicknamed Leões (Lions) and Verde e Brancos (Green and Whites). The club's anthem, "A Marcha do Sporting" (Sporting's March), was written in 1955. In July 2020, Sporting announced that it had 106,625 active members, following its last recount.
Sporting are the third most decorated Portuguese football team, with a total of 54 trophies, including one international title, the 1963–64 European Cup Winners' Cup.
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