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Sportinguistas de Rhode Island - Nucleo #41

The group "Sportinguistas de Rhode Island" was founded in 1966 by a group of friends who shared their passion for the Portuguese soccer team Sporting Clube de Portugal.  They currently meet on a monthly basis in Cumberland, Rhode Island (U.S.A.).

Sporting Clube de Portugal is a sports club based in Lisbon, Portugal. The club is particularly renowned for its football branch, which is Portugal's most followed sport. With about 100,000 registered club members, Sporting is among the most successful and popular sports clubs in Portugal, its teams, athletes and supporters being oftenly nicknamed "os Leões" - "the Lions".

Along with F.C. Porto and S.L. Benfica, Sporting Clube de Portugal is one of the "Big Three" clubs in Portugal. It is one of the clubs with the greatest number of medals and victories in olympic competitions worldwide as well as being one of the most notable on an European level, in the number of trophies won in every sport. [source: Wikipedia]