Gelson, 21, came through the academy at Sporting before making his first-team debut in 2015. He impressed in the Champions League defeat against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu last month and his form this season has earned him a call up to the Portugal squad for the upcoming games against Andorra and Faroe Islands.
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Barcelona have sent scouts to Portugal to keep an eye on the progress of Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins.
Sporting and the Yugoslavian team Partizan both made history on 4 September 1955, as they played the first-ever UEFA Champion Clubs' Cup match. Sporting player João Martins scored the first-ever goal of the competition, on the 14th minute. The match ended in a 3–3 draw.
RecordsUEFA club competition • Biggest home win 16-1: Sporting CP v APOEL FC13/11/63, European Cup Winners' Cup second round first leg
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Sporting also inaugurated their new venue, José Alvalade Stadium, on 10 June 1956. This stadium was the home ground of the club until 2003.
Despite this, there were some highlights during this time, particularly a 7–1 victory over Benfica at the old José Alvalade Stadium on 14 December 1986. Sporting also reached the UEFA Cup semi-final in 1991, losing against Internazionale. Also Barcelona and Real Madrid were both tied and defeated in Lisbon when playing against Sporting in the old UEFA Cup in the 1986/1987 and 1994/1995 seasons.
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In 2000, Sporting, led by manager Augusto Inácio (a former Sporting player, who replaced Giuseppe Materazzi), won the league title on the last match day, with a 4–0 victory over Salgueiros, ending an 18-year drought.
Après une victoire acquise dans les dernières secondes contre le Sporting Portugal (2-1), Zinédine Zidane s'est félicité de l'état d'esprit affiché par ses joueurs.
Sporting, ever since its formation in 1906, have always had the green and white colours. The first kit in 1907 was all white until 1908, when they introduced the now referred by fans as "Classic" kit with vertical stripes. The modern horizontal stripes were introduced on a derby against Benfica in 1928.
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Sporting Lisbon are up and running in the Champions League after defeating Legia Warsaw 2-0 at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.
Tenant du titre, le Real Madrid débute sa Ligue des champions mercredi soir contre le Sporting Portugal (20h45). Zinédine Zidane vit cela sereinement, estimant que le niveau de pression est toujours très élevé autour de son équipe.
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Sporting's main rivals are Benfica, with both teams contesting the Lisbon Derby (also known as The Eternal Derby). The rivalry started in 1907, when some players of Benfica left the club to join Sporting, looking for better conditions. The first derby of all time was contested on the same year, ending with a 2–1 victory for Sporting.
• Heaviest away defeat 7-1: FC Bayern München v Sporting CP (see above for details)
Sporting played their first Primeira Liga game (the 1st Division of Portuguese football) ever on 20 January 1935, winning 0–6 against Académica de Coimbra. A year later, in 1936, the club had their heaviest defeat ever against Porto, losing 10–1. Sporting, however, got their revenge a year later, when they humbled the same team with a 9–1 result. In 1941, under the guidance of Hungarian manager József Szabó, the club celebrated the first league title of their history.
The club reached the semi-finals of the Cup Winners' Cup in 1974, but lost to eventual winners Magdeburg, from East Germany.
First-half goals from former Fulham forward Bryan Ruiz and summer signing Bas Dost gave the Portuguese side their first victory in Group F following the heartbreaking loss at Real Madrid on match day one.
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• Biggest away win 0-9: ÍA Akranes v Sporting CP17/09/86, UEFA Cup first round first leg
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The club also released their first report card on 31 March 1922, titled "Boletim do Sporting" (Sporting's Report), lending the foundation for the later called "Jornal do Sporting", the official newspaper of the club, that still exists today.
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The current crest of Sporting was adopted in 2001. There were also the special anniversary crests to celebrate the 50th (1956) and 100th (2006) anniversaries of the club. These weren't actually worn in kits during matches, but were used as emblems by fans.
UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)• UEFA Cup: (2005)• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1964
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"I am going to have with me my grandfather and he will give me the money to make another club."
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"We want this club to be a great club, as great as the greatest in Europe."
The Portuguese League top scorer was awarded the Silver Shoe from 1934–35 until 1951–52. Since the 1952–53 season, the sports newspaper A Bola awards the Silver Ball prize.
The 2013–14 season saw improvements in the results, as Sporting finished second in the table, thus gaining direct access to the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, the first time in five years the club reached the top-tier of European competitions.
Cristiano Ronaldo est ravi de retrouver son ancien club, le Sporting Portugal, en Ligue des champions.
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• Heaviest away defeat 5-0: Celtic FC v Sporting CP02/11/83, second round second leg