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Lisbon Sports -
What's the most popular?

The most popular of all Lisbon Sports, actually of all Portugal, I mean Europe, is without doubt the football (if you're from the US then it is the soccer).

Lisbon is dominated by football and here you can find two of the "big three" football clubs of Portugal - Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Sporting Clube de Portugal. The other one is Futebol Clube do Porto located in the city of Oporto.

Lisbon Stadium of Luz Benfica.

Lisbon S L Benfica Eagle.The greatest one is, of course, Benfica. First of all because it is my club (and this should be reason enough Smile.), but the statistics also give it the first place among all football clubs in Portugal.

Benfica is the club with more titles, more fans in Portugal and all over the world, more associates (holds the Guiness Record!), the biggest and best stadium and so on. Resuming, it is the best!

Another Lisbon football club is Clube de Futebol "Os Beleneses", also called the fourth big one, because it has already won a championship.

The other football club in the main division is Estrela da Amadora.

Lisbon Benfica Rui Costa.Some famous Portuguese soccer players born is Lisbon are:
  • Rui Costa (Benfica, Fiorentina and AC Milan) in the picture
  • Luís Figo (Sporting, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Internazionale)
  • Ricardo Quaresma (Sporting, Barcelona, Porto, Internazionale and Chelsea). 

But Lisbon Sports are not limited to football. There are many more sport activities like:
  • Vanessa Fernandes.Futsal
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Team Handball
  • Volleyball
  • Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Rink Hockey
  • Maritime sports like Sailing, Rowing, Surf and Bodyboard
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Motor and Car Racing
  • And much more...

Some of the more traditional clubs and sport associations in Lisbon, besides those mentioned above are Ginásio Clube Português, Associação Naval de Lisboa, Clube Naval de Lisboa, Casa Pia Atlético Clube, Atlético Clube de Portugal, CDUL - Rugby and Grupo Desportivo de Direito.

Lisbon Euro2004 Opening Ceremony.Lisbon has received some memorable events like the European Football Championship (Euro 2004).

Unfortunately, the Portuguese National Team, lost in the final match against the National Team of Greece.

Yes, it was a national tragedy but we will recover from it... Smile.

Some international events occur periodically like:
  • Lisbon Estoril Open Main Court.The Estoril-Open, every year, with some of the best tennis players in the world
  • The Lisbon Half Marathon, crossing the Tagus River Bridge
  • And many more

Lisbon has some amazing stadiums, pavilions and other sportive places.

Also, you can find many places to run, play football or have a great relaxed time with your family in a public garden or by the river.
If you like sports you won't be disapointed. Look for sport events coming up and the best places to play your favorite sport in Lisbon.

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