Sporting Clube de Portugal ComC MHIH OM, 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, and is often called Sporting Lisbon in other countries.
Founded on 1 July 1906, Sporting is one of the "Três Grandes" 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 and Verde e Brancos. The club's anthem, "A Marcha do Sporting", was written in 1955. According to Sporting, they had 160,000 club members by August 2017.
Sporting are the third most decorated Portuguese team, with a total of 48 trophies, including one international title, the 1963–64 European Cup Winners' Cup. Domestically, they have won 18 Primeira Liga titles, 16 Portuguese Cups, 4 Championship of Portugal, 1 Taça da Liga and 8 Portuguese Super Cup trophies. In Europe, Sporting are currently ranked 38th in UEFA club rankings.
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