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Sporting Clube do Príncipe
Full nameSporting Clube do Príncipe
FoundedFebruary 6, 1915
GroundCampo de Futebol de Santo António, Santo António, São Tomé and Príncipe
Capacity1,000
ChairmanVladir Soares
LeaguePrincipe Island League
20161st

Sporting Clube do Príncipe is a football club that plays in the island of Principe in São Tomé and Príncipe. The team plays in the Principe Island League in its local division.

History

The club was founded on February 6, 1915, and is the oldest club on the island and in the nation, Sporting Príncipe is the fathering club of Sporting Clube de Portugal and is the 183rd affiliate.[1][2]

The team recently won two titles in the national championship in late 2011[3] and 2012, the club became the eleventh to win their first title and the seventh and recent to win their second title in the country and their totals were third on the island behind Os Operários and Sundy. In 2013, their regional totals became fourth as Porto Real won another title. At the regional level, they got their fourth regional title for 2016 which was also their second consecutive and along with three other clubs possessed the most regional titles,[4] later they qualified to the 2016 National Championships which became the second straight Sporting challenge. Over there, the club lost the first leg and the second leg had a goal draw, thus by a goal total difference, lost the title to Sporting Praia Cruz. In late September 2017, along with Porto Real's and Sundy's, their champ title totals became second behind Os Operários's five title totals.

Their only national cup win came in late 2012 where they defeated Desportivo de Guadalupe by one point. The club alongside a few others including GD Sundy and Santana FC was fifth, it was later shared with UDRA and Sporting Príncipe's total is now sixth.

Their planned first cup win failed as 6 de Setembro defeated the club 2–1 in 2010. In 2016, they attempted to win another regional cup and share the totals with Sundy as first, it was thwarted as they lost 1–0 to Os Operários in November 2016.

In the national championship titles, their total is fifth with two titles, shared with Caixão Grande and CD Guadalupe, since November 26, 2017, the titles are now shared with UDRA. In the regional cup, the club became the fourth the have a title in 2010 and its totals were fourth, they won their second title for 2012 and its totals became second for a season, later they were shared with GD Os Operários for one season after Sporting won their third and recent one in 2014 and its totals became second for a season until the same club shared it in 2016.

Their first appearance in the CAF Champions League was in 2013 and they've competed only in the Preliminaries and lost to Enugu Rangers.

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Sporting Praia Cruz

Sporting Praia Cruz

Sporting Clube da Praia Cruz is a football club that plays in the São Tomé and Príncipe Championship. The team is based in the island of São Tomé. The team has won eight national and six island titles and is the third team in history to claim its first title in 1982. The team currently plays in the island premier division. Its logo has a shield and is colored green and features a lion with a soccer ball on the left, the abbreviated name is bubbled on the top and the unabbreviated form is at the bottom. Sporting Portugal are the fathering club of Sporting Praia Cruz and its 82nd affiliate. Other Sporting affiliates are Sporting Príncipe and São Tomé.

GD Sundy

GD Sundy

Grupo Desportivo Sundy is a football club that is based in the section of Sundy/Sundi in the island of Principe in São Tomé and Príncipe. The team plays in the Principe Island League in its local division and plays at Estádio 13 de Julho in the island capital as every club on the island does, their main field is Campo de Sundi which is located in Sundi. Its nickname is Nigéria, Portuguese for Nigeria.

Santana FC

Santana FC

Santana Futebol Clube is a football club that plays in the São Tomé and Príncipe Championship. The team is based in the island of São Tomé. The team has won one title and is the seventh team ever to win their first title as well as their only title in 1991. In the same year, they won the opening and the insular titles as well. Santana are one of two clubs from Cantagalo to get a national competitive honor.

UDRA

UDRA

UDRA is a football club that plays in the São Tomé and Príncipe Championship. The team is based in the southern part of the island of São Tomé in the city of São João dos Angolares and plays at Campo de Ribeira Peixe nearby. The club is named after Rei Amador, a slave king in Angolares mythology.

6 de Setembro

6 de Setembro

Desportivo Militar 6 de Setembro is a football club that plays in the São Tomé and Príncipe Championship. The team is based in the village of Santana island of São Tomé. The club is the country's only military football club. The team is one of the few teams to claim presently only one island and national title, the club also has two island and national cup wins.

Bairros Unidos FC

Bairros Unidos FC

Bairros Unidos Futebol Clube is a football club that plays in the São Tomé and Príncipe Championship. The team is based in the island of São Tomé and the village of Caixão Grande. The team has won five overall titles. As, Caixão Grande, the club won their first and only cup title in 1995. It is the eighth and last team ever to win their first island and national title in 1996. Under the present name Bairros Unidos, the club won their second and recent island title in 2001 and later the national title in 2001 after defeating Príncipe's GD Sundy. Their title totals were fourth in the nation and shared it with Inter Bom-Bom and Guadalupe, in 2003, Inter Bombom's win made Bairros Unidos' rankings fifth, in 2012 it became shared with Sporting Clube do Príncipe and still stands today. The club relegated to the second division in 2009 after being in the last two positions The club again returned to the island Premier Division in recent years.

GD Os Operários

GD Os Operários

Grupo Desportivo Os Operários, sometimes known as Sport Operários e Benfica, is a football club that plays in the Principe Island League in São Tomé and Príncipe. The team is based in the island of Príncipe and plays at Estádio 13 de Julho in the island capital as every club on the island does. Os Operários the second successful football (soccer) club in Príncipe, it has one of the most honours in São Tomé and Príncipe, having won about 14 official titles, six are national and the remaining eight are regional titles.

2013 CAF Champions League

2013 CAF Champions League

The 2013 CAF Champions League was the 49th edition of Africa's premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the 17th edition under the current CAF Champions League format. The winner qualified for the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, and earned the right to play in the 2014 CAF Super Cup.

Its logo is roughly the same but is colored aqua blue.

Uniform

Its uniform is identical to Sporting CP, but several are different from Sporting Lisbon's.

Its uniform has a white-green striped t-shirt with green sleeves and the remainder black for home games, its away uniform has a yellow t-shirt with everything else blue for away or alternate games.

Former uniforms were a thin white-green striped shirt with black shorts with a white rim and green socks with a white stripe for home games, its away uniform was a grass green t-shirt and shorts with a white chevron in the shirt and white socks and its third uniform was a light grey-green t-shirt and a dark grass green shorts with a black chevron in the shirt. These three used up to 2013 Between 2013 and 2014, its home uniform was a white-green t-shirt with white shorts and green socks for home games and a yellow t-shirt with green shorts and yellow socks for away games.

Home uniform up to from 2013 to 2014
Home uniform up to 2013 to 2014
Home uniform up to 2013
Away uniform up to 2013
Third colour uniform up to 2013

Honours

2011, 2012
2012
2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
2009, 2012, 2014

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São Tomé and Príncipe Championship

São Tomé and Príncipe Championship

São Tomé and Principe Championship is the top division of the São Toméan Football Federation. In the current 2021/22 season there are 18 teams participating in two separate leagues - 12 teams from São Tomé Island, whose league has two relegation places, alongside 6 teams from Príncipe Island, which operates as a single division with no relegation.

2011 São Tomé and Príncipe Championship

2011 São Tomé and Príncipe Championship

The São Tomé and Principe Championship 2011 was the 26th season of the São Tomé and Principe Championship the top-level football championship of São Tomé and Principe. It began on 16 April 2011 and concluded on November 2011. Sporting Clube do Príncipe club from Príncipe island are the defending champions.

2012 São Tomé and Príncipe Championship

2012 São Tomé and Príncipe Championship

The 2012 São Tomé and Principe Championship was the 27th season of the São Tomé and Principe Championship the top-level football championship of São Tomé and Principe. It began on 1 May and concluded on 5 November. Sporting Clube do Principe from São Tomé island won their second title.

Taça Nacional de São Tomé e Príncipe

Taça Nacional de São Tomé e Príncipe

Taça Nacional de São Tomé e Príncipe is the top knockout tournament of the São Toméan Football Federation, it was created in 1981. The cup winner of São Tome island competes with a cup winner from Príncipe Island. The winner competes in (both) the São Tomé and Príncipe Super Cup.

Taça Regional de Príncipe

Taça Regional de Príncipe

Taça Regional de Príncipe, literally the Príncipe Regional Cup is the regional Association Football knockout tournament of the island of São Tomé, it was created in 1998. The winner competes with the São Tomé Cup winner in the São Tomé and Príncipe Cup. All of its finals matches are played at Estádio 13 de Julho at the furthermost area of the island capital. FC Porto Real is the current cup winner which won the 2017 title.

Performance in CAF competitions

2013 – Preliminary Round
Nigeria Enugu Rangers

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CAF Champions League

CAF Champions League

The CAF Champions League, known for sponsorship purposes as the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League and formerly the African Cup of Champions Clubs, is an annual football club competition organized by the Confederation of African Football and contested by top-division African clubs, deciding the competition winners through a round robin group stage to qualify for a double-legged knockout stage, and then a single leg final. It is one of the most prestigious football tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition in African football.

2013 CAF Champions League

2013 CAF Champions League

The 2013 CAF Champions League was the 49th edition of Africa's premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the 17th edition under the current CAF Champions League format. The winner qualified for the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, and earned the right to play in the 2014 CAF Super Cup.

Nigeria

Nigeria

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa. It is situated between the Sahel to the north and the Gulf of Guinea to the south in the Atlantic Ocean. It covers an area of 923,769 square kilometres (356,669 sq mi), and with a population of over 225 million, it is the most populous country in Africa, and the world's sixth-most populous country. Nigeria borders Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Nigeria is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The largest city in Nigeria is Lagos, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and the second-largest in Africa.

Statistics

  • Best position: 1st (national)
  • Best position at cup competitions: 1st (national)
  • Appearances:
    • National Championships: 3
    • Regional Championships: 19
  • Appearances at a national cup competition: 3
  • Total goals scored at the national championships: 12

Source: "Sporting Clube do Príncipe", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sporting_Clube_do_Príncipe.

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References
  1. ^ "Filiais do Sporting Clube de Portugal". Sporting Centennial (in Portuguese). 2007. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Filiais, Resto do Mundo". Sporting CP (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on November 7, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "Sporting de Príncipe é campeão nacional" [Sporting Príncipe is the National Champion] (in Portuguese). Futebol Oficial. 11 January 2012. Archived from the original on 5 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Sporting sagra-se bicampeão do Príncipe". Tela Non (in Portuguese). 9 December 2016.

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