Sporting CP B

Sporting Clube de Portugal B is the reserve team of Portuguese football club Sporting CP, a team based in Lisbon. Reserve teams in Portugal play in the same league system as the senior team, rather than in a reserve team league. However, they cannot play in the same division as their senior team, so Sporting B is ineligible for promotion to the Primeira Liga and could not play in the Taça de Portugal and Taça da Liga. The team play at the Estádio Aurélio Pereira in the Academia Sporting which holds a seating capacity of 1,200.

Sporting CP B
Full nameSporting Clube de Portugal B
Nickname(s)Leões (Lions)
Verde-e-Brancos (Green and Whites)
Short nameSporting B
Founded2000
2012 (refounded)
2020 (refounded)
Dissolved2004
2018
GroundEstádio Aurélio Pereira
Capacity1,200
PresidentFrederico Varandas
ManagerFilipe Celikkaya
LeagueLiga 3
2017–18LigaPro (dissolved)
WebsiteClub website

Sporting had a B team until the end of the 2003–04 season when was dissolved. The team was refounded in the 2012–13 season, when a new set of rules regarding B teams was introduced in Portuguese football system. In that season, another five B-teams were refounded and entered into Segunda Liga. In the 2017–18 season after the creation of a sub-23 championship, club president Bruno de Carvalho announced the end of Sporting CP B.

President Frederico Varandas decided to refound Sporting CP B in 2019. In 2021 Sporting CP B is going to play in Liga 3, a new tier in the Portuguese league system.

HistoryEdit

Sporting CP had a B-team which competed in the third tier from 2000 to 2004.[1]

Prior to the end of the 2011–12 football season in Portugal, seven clubs in the Primeira Liga announced their interest in constructing a B team to fill the six vacant places available to compete in the Segunda Liga for the 2012–13 season.[1] Of those seven, five clubs were selected to take part in the competition considering their position in the 2011–12 Primeira Liga, as well as Marítimo, since they had already a B team competing.[2] The LPFP, the organism responsible for the professional football in Portugal, announced that for the clubs to compete in the 2012–13 Segunda Liga they would have to pay €50,000. In addition, they had to comply with new rules regarding player selection in which each 'B' team must have a squad of a minimum of ten players who were formed at the club's academy as well as having an age requirement between 15 and 21 years old. The LPFP also went on to saw that the clubs are unable to compete in cup competitions as well as gaining promotion due to the possibility of playing the senior team. Each 'B' team may have three players above 23-years old.[3]

In late May 2012, it was officially announced that the six Primeira Liga clubs' B teams would compete in the 2012–13 Segunda Liga which would increase the number of teams in the league from 16 to 22 as well as increasing the number of games needed to play in one season from 30 games to 42 games.[4] Sporting B's first season back ended with a best-ever fourth place, under managers Oceano and later José Dominguez.[5]

After the announcement of the creation of an under-23 championship in February 2018, club president Bruno de Carvalho announced the end of Sporting CP B.[6]

After the dismissal of Carvalho in August 2018, Sousa Cintra reverted the former's decision, subscribing the reserve team to the new season in the Campeonato de Portugal (Portuguese football's third tier), but he later gave up, with Santa Iria replacing Sporting CP B.[7][8]

In 2019, President Frederico Varandas decided to refound Sporting CP B for the next year's Campeonato de Portugal.[9]

In 2021, Sporting CP B is going to play in Liga 3, a new tier in the Portuguese league system, beginning with the 2021–22 season.[10]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 1 September 2021[11]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
22 GK   POR André Paulo
31 DF   POR João Goulart
35 DF   BRA Hevertton Santos
41 GK   ITA Diego Callai
45 FW   POR Babacar Fati
52 DF   POR Gonçalo Costa
53 GK   POR Gonçalo Pinto
57 FW   MOZ Geny Catamo
59 MF   POR Tiago Ferreira
60 MF   POR João Daniel
61 FW   POR Diogo Brás
63 DF   ESP José Marsà
64 DF   POR Rafael Fernandes
66 MF   GNB Gilberto Batista
70 MF   POR Bernardo Sousa
No. Pos. Nation Player
71 DF   POR Flávio Nazinho
73 DF   POR Chico Lamba
75 FW   GNB Vando Félix
77 MF   POR Duarte Carvalho
78 FW   POR Tiago Rodrigues
79 FW   POR Youssef Chermiti
84 MF   POR Dário Essugo
85 MF   POR Paulo Agostinho
87 DF   POR Gonçalo Esteves
88 MF   POR Edu Pinheiro (captain)
89 FW   CAN Lucas Dias
90 MF   POR Kiko Félix
93 MF   POR Miguel Menino
99 GK   POR Diogo Almeida

Other players under contractEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   POR Bruno Paz (at Farense until 30 June 2022)
MF   BRA Marco Túlio (at CSA until 31 December 2021)
FW   POR Joelson Fernandes (at Basel until 30 June 2023)

Managerial historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sete clubes interessados nas seis vagas para equipas B" [Seven clubs interested for the six vacancies for the B teams]. Relvado. 17 February 2012. Archived from the original on 20 April 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Equipas B de FC Porto, Benfica e Sporting confirmadas" [B teams of FC Porto, Benfica and Sporting have been confirmed]. Relvado. 28 May 2012. Archived from the original on 20 April 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Equipas B custam 50 mil euros de inscrição" [B Team's registration costs €50,000]. O Jogo. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Liga: seis clubes inscreveram a equipa "B"" [League: six clubs register for a B team]. Mais Futebol. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Aves falha o pódio" [Aves miss out on the podium]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 12 May 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Sporting B vai deixar a II Liga" [Sporting B will leave the II Liga]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 2018-03-07. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  7. ^ "Sporting: equipa B continua e joga Campeonato de Portugal" [Sporting: B team continues and plays in the Campeonato de Portugal] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  8. ^ "Santa Iria substitui o Sporting B no Campeonato de Portugal" [Santa Iria replaced Sporting B in the Campeonato de Portugal]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 2018-07-16. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  9. ^ "Varandas revela: "A equipa B estará de volta no próximo ano"" [Varandas reveals: "The B team will be back next year"] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 31 October 2019. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Liga 3: os 24 clubes que vão estrear o campeonato em 2021/22". Maisfutebol (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  11. ^ "Plantel". Sporting Clube de Portugal. Retrieved 24 July 2021.

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