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 Benficaand SportingClube de
Portugal. The other one is Futebol Clube do Portolocated in the
city of Oporto.
greatest one is, of course, Benfica.
First of all because it is my club (and this should be reason
enough ), but the statistics also
give it the first place among all football clubs in Portugal.
is the club with more titles, more fans in Portugal and all
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.
famous Portuguese soccer players born is Lisbon are:
Costa (Benfica, Fiorentina and AC Milan) in the picture
Figo (Sporting, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Internazionale)
Quaresma (Sporting, Barcelona,
Porto, Internazionale and Chelsea).
But Lisbon Sports are
not limited to football. There are many more sport
Maritime sports like Sailing, Rowing, Surf and
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.
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
Yes, it was a national tragedy but we will recover from it...
Some international events
occur periodically like:
year, with some of the best tennis players in the world
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
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.