Emblem of Alvalade has 128 athletes registered in the FPF
Sporting Clube de Portugal is the Portuguese emblem with the highest number of football players: 128. In a document released by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), Leonino’s contribution to the evolution of the female aspect of sport was further strengthened and consolidated. King.
The FPF disclosed that, currently, Dec 181495 soccer and futsal practitioners. “A number in line with the data obtained in the homologous period in a pre-pandemic year”, explained the entity.
In total, Sporting CP has 698 players registered in the FPF, in third position only behind SL Benfica and Leixões SC. The 698 Lions and Lionesses are divided into women’s soccer (128), men’s soccer (392), women’s futsal (60) and men’s futsal (118).
Beatriz Teixeira, technical coordinator of the women’s soccer training at Sporting CP, reacted to these data, reporting Leonina’s satisfaction with these numbers: “It’s a joy for us, but more important for these numbers is the Sporting CP project. Six years ago, we started with two teams and now we have six in the formation between under-11 and team B, which is the level, but is young in age. All players have a context with room to grow individually and competitive moments. U-11, U-13 and U-15 compete in mixed championships, while the B and U-19 teams already compete in women’s and national competitions. They all have room to evolve and the important thing is to reach the first team, where we already have ten players in the formation. This season, we have already debuted two players from team B in the first team”.
Launching training players and betting on them in the main team is possible due to the work being done and which is the same as what happens in all Sporting CP: “We see this here at the Academy, in the work that Rúben Amorim has been doing, and also in the other modalities. It’s one of the ideas that the Club has and women’s football is, naturally, included in this project “.
“The team’s players are within an idea very similar to the A team. The under-19, under-15 and the rest too, adapted to their age and level. We have felt that as players it is very easy to be able to train here. They don’t show any problem in doing it successfully”, he justified.
“Year after year, in a thoughtful job, Sporting CP demonstrates the quality of what it does at national level. Allied to this are the low ages that we put as players to compete. This year, in team B, the average age of the squad is 16.8 years, and the average of the players used is even lower”, she stressed, shooting: “As our players have a lot of quality and we have very competent coaches a competent to work in this direction”.
For this reason, the technical coordinator has no doubts that women’s football will continue to grow at the Club, as Sporting CP has been working towards this goal: “The idea is to continue in the constant search for players. We have been doing this constantly, with players under observation and others who have stayed with us. From September 2021 to January 2022 we have 18 more athletes. Every year we have grown and if we have to have, within the same team, more competitive moments for the players, that’s what let’s make it so that everyone has space. The idea is that everyone has the opportunity to play and evolve”.