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This is Sporting Lisbon: Part 2

Posted on 8 August 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

The second and final part of our look at the history plus a fact file of Sunday's opponents Sporting Lisbon.

SPORTING revived their competitive reputation at international level in the early 1990s when they reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup before losing 0-2 on aggregate to eventual winners Internazionale of Milan.

The goals which beat Sporting were scored by Lothar Matthaus and our former star Jurgen Klinsmann, German World Cup-winners at the height of their powers.

Sporting have a reputation for demanding high standards of their coaches who have included Englishmen Ronnie Allen, Jimmy Hagan, Bobby Robson and Malcolm Allison - who steered Sporting to the league and cup double in 1982.

Last season, after being champions in both 2000 and 2002, they 'slipped' to third in the league, 27 points behind champions Porto and 16 points behind their old local rivals, Benfica.

Their 11-goal top scorer was the Brazilian striker Mario Jardel who has moved on. To take his place, Sporting have signed Elpidio Silva who led Boavista to the UEFA Cup semi-finals last season.


Founded: 1906

Stadium: Jose Alvalade

Capacity: 75,230


National Champions
1940-41; 1943-44; 1946-47; 1947-48; 1948-49; 1950-51; 1951-52; 1952-53; 1953-54; 1957-58; 1961-62; 1965-66; 1969-70; 1973-74; 1979-80; 1981-82; 1999-2000; 2001-02 (18)

Portuguese Cup Winners
1922-23; 1933-34; 1935-36; 1937-38; 1940-41; 1944-45; 1945-46; 1947-48; 1953-54; 1962-63; 1970-71; 1972-73; 1973-74; 1977-78; 1981-82; 1994-95 (16)

European Cup Winners Cup Winners

Portuguese Super Cup
1982-83; 1983-84; 1985-86; 1990- 91; 1991-92; 1992-93; 1993-94; 1995-96; 1997-98; 1999-2000 (10)

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