- Address: Rua Professor Fernando da Fonseca, Lisbon
- Country: Portuguese Republic
- Capacity: 50,000
- Opened: 6 August 2003
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Sporting (football)
Extra stadium info – Estádio José Alvalade
The construction costs of the stadium were €105 million. The national football team of the Portuguese Republic, commonly known as Portugal, played numerous home games at the venue. The Estádio José Alvalade was one of the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship venues. The national football teams of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the French Republic, Germany, the Hellenic Republic, the Netherlands, the Portuguese Republic, Spain and Sweden played at the venue during the tournament.
Sporting Clube de Portugal
The Estádio José Alvalade is the home of Sporting Clube de Portugal, one of the first Portuguese sports clubs with a value of at least $100 million. The football club was founded in 1906. The stadium opened with a match between Sporting and the English side Manchester United. The home side won the game 3-1. Sporting drew an average home attendance of 30,000 in their inaugural domestic league season at the stadium. They won the Portuguese top-flight football league numerous times. In 2005, Sporting Clube de Portugal played their first-ever UEFA Cup final. The second-tier European football game took place at the Estádio José Alvalade in front of 47,000 fans. PFC CSKA from Russia won the final.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, who became the highest-paid athlete in the world, is one of the former players of Sporting. He became the second person in the world with 100 million followers on his or her main social media page. Ronaldo started his professional football career with Sporting Clube de Portugal. In 2003, he left the club for Manchester United. Ronaldo also played for the Spanish club Real Madrid and the Italian club Juventus before he returned to Manchester United in 2021. He won various domestic league titles, European championship titles and world championship titles. Ronaldo also won several domestic cup tournaments.