Sporting Clube de Portugal ˈkluβ ðɨ puɾtuˈɣaɫ]) , 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 is one of the "Três Grandes" football clubs in Portugal. They are nicknamed Leões and Verde e Brancos . The club's anthem, "A Marcha do Sporting" , was written in 1955. On 2 August 2017, Sporting announced they had reached 160,000 club members.
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