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Sporting Clube de Portugal has a football training facility (Academia Sporting in Alcochete), which accommodated Portugal during the Euro 2004 competition. Sporting youth system help developed footballers such as Ballon d'Or recipients Cristiano Ronaldo and Luís Figo.

Sporting C.P. Youth Academy
Full nameSporting Clube de Portugal Youth Academy
GroundSporting/Puma Academy
Alcochete
WebsiteClub website

Contents

Youth SquadsEdit

Sporting U19 team - JunioresEdit

As of 7 September 2016

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

No. Position Player
  GK Luís Maximiano
  GK Rafael van der Laan
  GK Filipe Semedo
  GK Tiago Simões
  GK Gonçalo Filipe
  DF Thierry Correia
  DF Euclides da Siva
  DF Bernardo Prego
  DF João Ricciulli
  DF Tiago Djaló
  DF Miguel Lopes
  DF João Silva
  DF João Goulart
  DF Gonçalo Costa
  DF Ivo Cláudio
  DF Alex Petrice
  DF Echedey Carpintier
  MF Daniel Bragança
  MF Bavikson Biai
  MF Rodrigo Vaza
No. Position Player
  MF Miguel Luís
  MF João Oliveira
  MF Bernardo Sousa
  MF Edmílson dos Santos
  MF Tomás Costa Silva
  MF Dimitar Mitrovski
  MF Sphephelo Sithole
  FW Elves Baldé
  FW Nuno Moreira
  FW Leandro Tipote
  FW Diogo Brás
  FW Babacar Fati
  FW Miguel Velosa
  FW Francisco Oliveira
  FW Rafael Leão
  FW Douglas Aurélio
  FW Rúben Teixeira
  FW Pedro Mendes
  FW Tiago Rodrigues
  FW Paulo Rodrigues


Staff

  • Head Coach: Tiago Fernandes
  • Assistant Coach: Filipe Çelikkaya
  • Fitness Coach: Carlos Bruno
  • GK Coach: Hugo Tecelão
  • Physiotherapist: Carlos Lima

Sporting U17 team - JuvenisEdit

As of 23 August 2016

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

No. Position Player
  GK Filipe Semedo
  GK Tiago Simões
  GK João Bacalhau
  GK Josué Duverger
  DF Lisandro Tipote
  DF David Moreira
  DF Rodrigo Vaza
  DF Tiago Djaló
  DF João Goulart
  DF Dinis Ieșeanu
  DF João Costa
  DF Diogo Carvalha
  DF Nuno Sualehe
  DF Alex Petrice
  DF Gonçalo Costa
  DF Ivo Cláudio
No. Position Player
  MF Bavikson Biai
  MF Bernardo Sousa
  MF João Monteiro
  MF Vicente Mateus
  MF Edmílson dos Santos
  MF David Teixeira
  FW Diogo Brás
  FW Miguel Velosa
  FW Bernardo Prego
  FW Francisco Oliveira
  FW Paulo Rodrigues
  FW Babacar Fati
  FW Tiago Rodrigues
  FW Ricardo Veloso
  FW Rivaldo Semedo

Staff

  • Head Coach: João Couto
  • Assistant Coach: João Gonçalves
  • Assistant Coach: João Vargas
  • Fitness Coach: Filipe Antunes
  • GK Coach: Nuno Almeida

Sporting U17 B team - Juvenis (Distritais)Edit

As of 9 September 2016

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

No. Position Player
  GK Guilherme Fernandes
  GK Rafael Pereira
  GK Hugo da Cunha
  GK Gonçalo Reis
  DF Rafael Fonseca
  DF Simão Moreira
  DF Carlos Silva
  DF Gonçalo Inácio
  DF Edgar Tavares
  DF André Nunes
  DF João Dias
  DF Nilton Varela
  DF Rodrigo Domingues
  DF Ricardo Caeiro
  MF Gonçalo Rodrigues
  MF Edivan Pascoal
No. Position Player
  MF Hevertton Santos
  MF Samuel Lobato
  MF Rodrigo Fernandes
  MF João Pedro Araújo
  MF André Cardoso
  MF André Sabino
  MF Alexandre Gomes
  FW Félix Andrade
  FW Tiago Gouveia
  FW Edson Ceita
  FW Diogo Madaleno
  FW Rui Reis
  FW Bruno Santos
  FW Fábio Garrido
  FW João Domingues
  FW João Faria

Staff

  • Head Coach: Paulo Alexandre Nunes
  • Assistant Coach: João Gonçalves
  • GK Coach: Nuno Almeida

Sporting U15 team - IniciadosEdit

As of 25 August 2016

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

No. Position Player
  GK Diogo Labêgo
  GK Petterson Santos
  GK Diogo Almeida
  GK Marcos Felício
  GK Jordan Gonçalves
  DF José Galante
  DF David Esteves
  DF Rafael Fernandes
  DF João Rodrigues
  DF Rodrigo Rego
  DF Eduardo Quaresma
  DF Nuno Mendes
  DF Tiago Ferreira
  DF Gabriel Gomes
  MF Daniel Rodrigues
  MF Miguel Veríssimo
  MF Umaro Baldé
  MF Afonso Luís
  MF Gonçalo Batalha
No. Position Player
  MF João Daniel Santos
  MF João Pedro Cortêz
  MF Salomão Coxi
  MF Alexandre Lami
  MF Diogo Coimbra
  MF Francisco Lima
  FW Bruno Tavares
  FW Francisco Conceição
  FW Duarte Carvalho
  FW Tiago Santos
  FW Joel Mendes
  FW Miguel Ventura
  FW Yoann Gonçalves
  FW Rodrigo Costa
  FW Leandro Gonçalves
  FW Tiago Tomás
  FW Francisco Tilli
  FW Danilo Luís

Staff

  • Head Coach: Pedro Coelho
  • Assistant Coaches: Paulo Carvalho
  • Assistant Coaches: Francisco Nobre
  • GK Coach: Gonçalo Simões

Sporting U15 B team - Iniciados (Distritais)Edit

As of 9 September 2016

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

No. Position Player
  GK Manuel Manteiga
  GK João Teopisto
  GK Vasco Gaspar
  GK Telmo Santos
  GK Sérgio Semedo
  DF Rafael Lopes
  DF Pedro Costa
  DF Leonardo Serrano
  DF Guilherme Cristóvão
  DF João Carvalho
  DF Miguel Ladeiro
  DF Duarte Maneta
  DF Emanuel Fernandes
  DF Paulo Duarte
  DF Rodrigo Ribeiro
  DF Eduardo Barbosa
  DF Bernardo Pereira
  DF Duarte Maurício
  DF Adriano Almeida
  MF Chico Lamba
  MF Francisco Ascenso
  MF Sandro Branquinho
  MF Gonçalo Silva
No. Position Player
  MF Manuel Campos
  MF Gonçalo Sabino
  MF Benjamim Siga
  MF Miguel Menino
  MF Pedro Carvalho
  MF Lucas Dias
  MF Diogo Cabral
  MF Martim Casimiro
  MF João Guedes
  MF Tomás Silva
  FW Rodrigo Marquês
  FW Joelson Fernandes
  FW Rúben Furtado
  FW Rodrigo Matos
  FW Tristan Hammond
  FW André Gonçalves
  FW Samuel Morais
  FW Nélson Pereira
  FW Francisco Canário
  FW Armando Silva
  FW Manuel Henriques
  FW Daniel Lyapin
  FW João Carmo

Staff

  • Head Coach: Tiago Capaz
  • Assistant Coach: Marco Santos
  • Assistant Coach: Gonçalo Cruz
  • GK Coach: João Spínola

The AcademyEdit

Sporting's Academy was also the first and only sports academy in Europe to receive the ISO9001:2008 – a quality certification awarded by EIC, a Portuguese anonymous society responsible for this type of reward, which is recognised both locally and internationally.[1][2]

FacilitiesEdit

Budgeted around 2000$00 million (2 million contos), the construction of the academy commenced in August 1999 in the council of Alcochete, located on the outskirts of Lisbon on the southern bank of the river Tejo, and the inauguration was on June 21, 2002.[3] The main building of the academy has two different areas, the professional football area and the youth area. In both sides there is medical center equipped with treatment rooms, gym, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and bedrooms. In the youth area, there are also several study rooms. The Academy is equipped with a main field, four grass pitches for training, a synthetic field and a grassed area for goalkeepers training.[4]

Sporting's youth academy was one of the training grounds for the Portugal national football team during Euro 2004. A number of European clubs choose the Sporting's Academia for training in the off-season.

Youth ProgramEdit

Sporting CP helped produce two FIFA World Player of the Year winners (Luís Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo), two Ballon d'Or winners (Luís Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo) and one runner-up (Paulo Futre), and one FIFA Ballon d'Or winner (Cristiano Ronaldo).

Notable Academy graduatesEdit

List criteria
Name Country National Football Team Best Result in Major Awards
Apps Goals Ballon d'Or FIFA World Player of the Year / The Best FIFA Men's Player FIFA Ballon d'Or
Adrien Silva   Portugal 26 1 - - -
Augusto Inácio   Portugal 25 0 - - -
Beto   Portugal 31 2 - - -
Cédric Soares   Portugal 32 1 - - -
Cristiano Ronaldo   Portugal 154 85 1st (2008,2016,2017) 1st (2008, 2016, 2017) 1st (2013, 2014)
Eric Dier   England 34 3 - - -
Houssine Kharja   Morocco 78 13 - - -
Hugo Viana   Portugal 29 1 - - -
João Moutinho   Portugal 113 7 - - -
João Mário   Portugal 40 2 - - -
Jorge Cadete   Portugal 33 5 - - -
José Fonte   Portugal 35 0 - - -
Luís Boa Morte   Portugal 28 1 - - -
Luís Figo   Portugal 127 32 1st (2000) 1st (2001) -
Marco Caneira   Portugal 25 0 - - -
Manuel Bento   Portugal 63 0 - - -
Miguel   Portugal 59 1 - - -
Miguel Veloso   Portugal 56 3 - - -
Nani   Portugal 112 24 - - 22nd (2011)
Nuno Valente   Portugal 33 1 - - -
Paíto   Mozambique 38 0 - - -
Paulo Futre   Portugal 41 6 2nd (1987) - -
Rui Águas   Portugal 31 10 - - -
Rui Patrício   Portugal 75 0 12th (2016) - -
Ricardo Quaresma   Portugal 80 10 Nominee (2007) Nominee (2006) -
Silvestre Varela   Portugal 27 5 - - -
Simão   Portugal 85 22 - - -
Vítor Damas   Portugal 29 0 - - -
William Carvalho   Portugal 49 2 - - -
Bold denotes players still playing professional football.
Caps and goals are correct as of 16 September 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Academia Sporting is the best in Europe" (in Portuguese). DN. 2010-01-18. Archived from the original on 2012-07-19.
  2. ^ "Quality Academy" (in Portuguese). Record. 2010-01-18.
  3. ^ "O futuro começa hoje" [The future begins today]. Record (in Portuguese). June 21, 2002. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
  4. ^ "A Academia" [The Academy]. Record (in Portuguese). June 21, 2002. Retrieved December 18, 2011.

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