Sporting Clube Portugal Youth Academy

The European Football Academy Internship Experience

Sporting Clube de Portugal is the only club in the world with two FIFA World Player of the Year. Our players are playing in the best leagues in the world.

Sporting CP Academy was the first in Europe to be certified with ISO9001:2008.

Since the Era of Plato, the term Academy has symbolized the nobility of the place where knowledge is gained. At the Sporting Academy, we bring that concept into the 21st century.

Sporting CP has youth training in its blood. It was at our schools that talents, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Figo, Nani and many others were discovered and nutured. We are the only club in the world to have trained two FIFA World Player of the Year winners at its school.

It is with their gaze fixed on those examples that our youngsters find inspiration every day. Here we train athletes. Here we raise men. Men, who today carry with them the knowledge which they earned to the top 5 leagues of the world.

Simply being good is not enough for those who strive for excellence. Our objective is to be recognized as the world leader in youth development. To get there, we embrace the values that guide us. Competency, Professionalism, Team spirit, Responsibility, Ethics, Rigor.

It was through these values that we trained Cristiano Ronaldo from the day he arrived at age 11. It is these values that were passed to Luis Figo when he arrived at age 13, and Nani who was 16 year old when he came to the academy.

That is why we are one of Europes top clubs when it comes to investing and bringing our youth players through to the senior team. We know who they are, we know how important they are on the pitch, and we know how far they can go.

Our brand can be seen around the world, our personal stamp. Discovery potential, educating talent, raising men all reflected in what we do here at our academy.