Sporting Clube de Portugal has a professional handball team based in Lisbon, Portugal, since 1932, and plays in Andebol 1. The club is one of the most decorated handball clubs in Portugal, having won 39 national titles and 2 international titles.
|Full name||Sporting Clube de Portugal|
|Arena||Pavilhão João Rocha, Lisbon|
|Head coach||Rui Silva|
Handball was introduced in Sporting Clube de Portugal in 1932.
Sporting dominated Portuguese handball, particularly in the sixties and seventies and even in the eighties, with emphasis on the period from 1966 to 1973, in which seven National Championships were won in eight possible, five of which were consecutive, with a mythical team that became known as Os Sete Magníficos.
In 1995, Sporting fans were forced to choose the modalities to keep in the club, due to financial problems, having chosen handball and futsal, leading to the closure of the basketball, hockey and volleyball sections (which returned in the meantime).
Pavilhão João RochaEdit
Pavilhão João Rocha is a multi-sports pavilion located in the parish of Lumiar, in Lisbon. Located next to the Estádio José Alvalade, it is the home of Sporting CP sports. In honor of one of the most distinguished figures in the history of Sporting, the pavilion was named after former club president, João Rocha, who remained in office from September 1973 to October 1986. Its inauguration took place on the day June 21, 2017.
- 1951–52, 1955–56, 1960–61, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1983–84, 1985–86, 2000–01, 2016–17, 2017–18
- 2004–05, 2005–06
- Portuguese Cup: 15
- 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
- 1997–98, 2001–02, 2013–14
- 2009–10, 2016–17
- Team for the 2020–21 season.
Results in European competitionsEdit
Note: Sporting score is always listed first.
- "Handball Team". Sporting CP (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 March 2020.