Sporting Clube de Portugal, or Sporting CP, is a sports club based in Lisbon, Portugal, that is best known for its football team. The club is usually referred to simply as Sporting in Portuguese-speaking countries; in English-speaking countries it is often referred to as Sporting Lisbon.
Sporting have never been relegated from the top flight of Portuguese football since its establishment in 1934 and are the third most decorated Portuguese football club, with 46 titles in all the Portuguese competitions and one international title, the 1963–64 European Cup Winners' Cup.
Sporting CP Youth Academy
Sporting Clube de Portugal has a football training facility (Academia Sporting in Alcochete), which accommodated Portugal during the Euro 2004 competition.
Inaugurated in 2002, The Sporting Academy is the first of such size and quality to be constructed in Portugal. The Academy is one of the most modern and well equipped academies in Europe; situated in a tranquil environment and climate that is recommended for the preparation of football teams.
Devoted to training and management, the complex is ready to prepare for football competition of any characteristic.
Famous for its football youth academy system which features a range of well-equipped facilities and is one of the most renowned in the world, Sporting has continuously developed many world class footballers, such as Ballon d'Or recipients Cristiano Ronaldo and Luís Figo.