The Green and White Lions Roar
And the Sporting CP fans respond.
With Christiano Ronaldo their most famous son, and that inimitable green and white strip known across the globe, Sporting Clube de Portugal have history. Founded in 1906, their nickname is the Leões or Lions and they play in the stunning green-painted José Alvalade stadium. Their fans are fanatical, and the pride in the tactical and skill-focused football they play sacrosanct. Football lives here.
“Supporting Sporting comes as naturally as breathing. That moment when Christiano Ronaldo took apart Manchester United at the Alvalade, standing with my compatriots, smoke in the air from flares and firecrackers in the derbies against Benfica, players like Figo and Nani and Rui Costa, and winning the Portuguese cup and league. Supporting Sporting is everything.”
Carlos, Sporting CP fan