Sporting has a football academy considered one of the best in the world.
It is the only academy in the world to produce two Ballon d'Or winners, Luis Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The academy graduates are an important piece on the main team and also on the Portuguese National Team. Eight of the players from the Portuguese squad that qualified for the Euro 2012 emerged from the Academy.
The long list of players who developed their skills in the youth academy of the club include other noted footballers such as Paulo Futre, Jorge Cadete, Luis Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo and many others
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