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Sporting's Heroes

This is a thread to celebrate the great heroes of our club and because Sporting Clube de Portugal is not only football we start with the greatest cyclist that Portugal has ever known...



Joaquim Agostinho, o maior ciclista português de sempre.

Joaquim Francisco Agostinho, nasceu a 7 de Abril de 1943, nas Brejenjas, pequena aldeia que confina com a vila de Santa Cruz.

Como todos os rapazes da época cumpriu o serviço militar no Ultramar, em Moçambique. Quando acabou de cumprir a sua comissão de serviço, com o dinheiro que foi poupando, comprou a sua primeira bicicleta. Os seus "primeiros treinos" foram feitos no seu percurso diário, de cerca de 35 km, entre a sua terra natal Brejenjas e o seu emprego, numas fazendas junto dos Cucos, arredores de Torres Vedras.

Só aos 25 anos reconheceram acidentalmente o seu potencial no ciclismo e pela mão do então corredor do Sporting João Roque participou na primeira prova de amadores, Circuito do Barro no dia de Natal de 1967. Destacou-se de todos os adversários e ganhou com grande avanço. João Roque ficou tão entusiasmado e impressionado com a sua força que o levou para a equipa do Sporting.

Porque tinha pouca destreza a pedalar, caia frequentemente da bicicleta e no Sporting era conhecido pelo "Quim das Cambalhotas". Apesar destas dificuldades iniciais rápidamente mostrou a sua raça de campeão e que estaria destinado a dar grandes alegrias ao ciclismo nacional.

Logo no seu primeiro ano de actividade, 1968, sagra-se campeão Nacional e Regional de Amadores. A partir daí nunca mais deixou de obter grandes e gloriosas conquistas. Do seu brilhante palmarés há a destacar:

* 6 Campeonatos de Portugal
* 5 Campeonatos de Portugal em Contra-relógio
* 3 Voltas a Portugal
* 1 segundo lugar na Vuelta a España
* 2 terceiros lugares nas suas 13 participações no Tour de France vencendo 5 etapas...

O palmarés completo e detalhado do ciclista pode ser consultado em http://www.memoire-du-cyclisme.net

Ainda e no decorrer da sua actividade, aos 41 anos, sofre uma queda na Volta ao Algarve que o deixou em estado crítico. Mesmo assim, voltou a montar a bicicleta e com a ajuda dos seus colegas cortou a meta da sua última etapa. Vítima desse acidente veio a falecer, 10 dias depois, em 10 de Maio de 1984 no Hospital da CUF.

Em 1984 Joaquim Agostinho foi agraciado com o Grau de Oficial da Ordem do Infante, a título póstumo, pelo então Presidente da República Ramalho Eanes.

No ano 2000 os jornalistas de "A Bola" consideraram Joaquim Agostinho como o 4º mais importante Desportista Português do Século XX, logo a seguir a Eusébio (1º), Carlos Lopes (2º) e Rosa Mota (3º).















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Joaquim Agostinho para sempre
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Numa iniciativa integrada nas comemorações do Centenário do Sporting, o presidente leonino inaugurou, na subida do Alpe d’Huez, uma escultura dedicada à memória do maior ciclista português, numa cerimónia que contou com a presença da família do antigo atleta e com representação do Governo português


Joaquim Agostinho foi ontem alvo de uma invulgar homenagem, numa cerimónia realizada em plena subida do Alpe d’Huez, o mais emblemático percurso da maior competição velocipédica do mundo: a Volta à França. Numa cerimónia que decorreu durante a realização de mais uma etapa da corrente edição do Tour, Filipe Soares Franco, presidente do Sporting, acompanhado por Laurentino Dias, secretário de Estado do Desporto, e por Ernesto Ferreira da Silva, presidente da Comissão das Comemorações do Centenário, chegou à curva 17 – que passará a ser a 14 – da referida subida, onde já se encontravam a família do malogrado atleta – a sua mulher, o seu filho e o seu irmão –, alguns antigos companheiros, o presidente da Federação Portuguesa de Ciclismo e o autarca da localidade de La Garde. O momento mais marcante teve lugar durante a revelação da peça escultórica – idêntica à que se encontra junto ao Estádio José Alvalade, na Praça do Centenário, da autoria de Francisco Salter Cid, que também estava presente –, quando Filipe Soares Franco e Laurentino Dias retiraram as bandeiras de Portugal e do Sporting que cobriam o monumento.

Soares Franco grato a “um dos melhores”

Visivelmente satisfeito com a possibilidade de recordar um atleta ímpar em capacidade e dedicação, o presidente do Sporting agradeceu a presença do representante do Governo e da família do atleta, confessando a emoção que sentia. “É justo quando lembramos um atleta que representou de forma tão brilhante o Sporting, mas, sobretudo, Portugal e os portugueses. É um momento de alguma emoção, pois trata-se da primeira escultura de um atleta na Volta à França. É, também, um bom exemplo para o futuro. Agradeço o que Joaquim Agostinho fez por todos nós”, afirmou Soares Franco, que não tem dúvidas sobre a relevância dos feitos deste extraordinário ciclista. “Lembro-me muito bem de o ver em algumas Voltas a Portugal, num Estádio de Alvalade completamente cheio. É um ídolo português e um dos melhores ciclistas do seu tempo. Nenhum dos grandes campeões que com ele correu tem, por ele, menos que um enorme respeito.”

Antes de deixar o local, para o imediato regresso a Lisboa, ficou ainda uma confissão: “É sempre muito importante para um presidente de um clube inaugurar um monumento como este. Não deixa de envolver emoção, própria de um momento como este.”


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that was very nice i didnt even recall what club did he support, but i think that such figures are well beyond any club filiation :thmbup:

he was actually from near my parents hometown, so i can tell the man was and still is a hero around there!

his death was like all deaths very tragic of coz, but the way in which it happenned left a trace in the way people act towards similar accidents...i think many lives may have been saved by avoiding the same errors

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that was very nice i didnt even recall what club did he support, but i think that such figures are well beoyond any club filiation :thmbup:

he was actually from near my parents hometown, so i can tell the man was and still is a hero around there!

his death was like all deaths very tragic of coz, but the way in which it happenned left a trace in the way people act towards similar accidents...i think many lives may have been saved by avoiding the same errors
Well, it's true that more than a Sporting figure he is a symbol of Portugal but that doesn't take away the fact that he is undoubtedly part of our club's history.

I remember very well when he died and it was really tragic. In those days it was not really common for cyclists to wear helmets and in any case the main problem was that there wasn't a single real hospital in a distance of hundreds of kilometres so he had to be taken by helicopter from Albufeira to Lisbon in a critical condition.

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nice to know more information about Sporting Lisbon Thanks Filipe

but what it was the problem of his death?
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nice to know more information about Sporting Lisbon Thanks Filipe

but what it was the problem of his death?
When he was sprinting close to the finish line on a cycling race in the Algarve (South of Portugal), a dog crossed the road and collided with his bike.
He was not wearing a helmet and the shock was brutal so unfortunately after some hours in coma he passed away in a Lisbon hospital.

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When he was sprinting close to the finish line on a cycling race in the Algarve (South of Portugal), a dog crossed the road and collided with his bike.
He was not wearing a helmet and the shock was brutal so unfortunately after some hours in coma he passed away in a Lisbon hospital.
that's very tragic .. I believe his death made all cyclers consider the serious problem of not wearing a helmet during the race .. it actually makes me consider that because i always cycle without a helmet p
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that's very tragic .. I believe his death made all cyclers consider the serious problem of not wearing a helmet during the race .. it actually makes me consider that because i always cycle without a helmet p
now now viola! be a good girl and wear your helmet all the time! :smileani:

I don't want you to fall on your head and suddenly start supporting some team wearing red or blue

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now now viola! be a good girl and wear your helmet all the time! :smileani:

I don't want you to fall on your head and suddenly start supporting some team wearing red or blue
ehehehehehe you are right p
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Hector YAZALDE

”Chirola”, the eternal idol


He was a man of his neighbourhood. Of that sort that knew the twists and turns that life brings you on the street. Of that sort that makes his friend become his brother. Of that sort that never forgets his roots. A fellow that never lost his composure in spite of the contrasting realities that he lived. From being born in poverty until reaching very high and, for example, being pampered by the Lido starlets in Paris. He knew how to chose the right track with the help of good advisers and, for that, all have a fond memory of him.

That man was Héctor Casimiro Yazalde, “Chirola”. A “pibe” raised in Villa Fiorito, the same neighbourhood where Maradona was born, and that ended up living in the charming Marseille. The goal scorer from Piraña that ended up being Europe's Golden Boot. A character that exploded at Independiente and that, on the 22 January 1971, gave the most important step of his career: he was transferred to Sporting Lisbon, where he became an indisputable idol.

Yazalde was born on 29 May 1946, in Villa Fiorito, from a humble family, son of Pedro and Petrona, together with a sister and five other brothers. For this, already as a child he had to start working to take pesos (argentine currency) home. He used to help on the little neighbourhood shop, distributing ice in the Summer and selling newspapers. That is from where his nickname comes from, that would accompany him until the day of his death, on 18 June 1997. From the age of 9 to 16, he helped Don Enrique with the newspapers stall. And, cheeky, he always kept a little coin for himself. ”My friends knew how I used to make the calculations, that is why they started calling me 'Chirola' (a coin of 20 cents)”, he used to tell, every time someone whould ask him about his nickname. The hardest days to deliver the papers were those with rain: he couldn't go walking as the streets were made of dirt. He would then go on a cart pulled by a horse, and he needed four eyes, as he would always go with other kids that wouldn't want to be let down in the business: ”They wanted to go ahead of me and if they would ”trick me”, I couldn't keep any coin.”

The ball as a toy

With that group of friends, he would easily have a good time. Those were children raised in the "street university". They would go around ringing at door bells, throwing eggs during the ball dances and would go riding old horses until their owners would notice the little theft. But his childhood had two things that would be important for his future: the school and the open ground. He didn't like books, but they were useful for something, as, when he went to Sporting, they have asked him – yes or yes – the certificate of his primary school. And playing football was his passion, ”I always loved playing football, but I've never dreamt of making of it a way of life. The ball was my toy, as it is the one of any kid”, he recognised when he returned to Argentina to play for Newell's Old Boys. In reality, as a child he supported Boca Juniors and he was the number one fan of Pablo Valentín, but his dream was to become a doctor: ”I saw so much misery, so many people in need, that I wanted to give them a hand.”

His first official club was Los Andes. Afterwards in Racing he played in the 7th with Cejas, Panadero Dáz, Coco Basile and Rodolfo Vilanoba. In 1964 he went for the first time to watch a training of his friend Horácio Aguirre, who played for Piraña, an amateur club in Buenos Aires. On that day he asked for a kit and ”Chirola” amazed everyone, signing on that same day for Piraña. Carlos Radrizzani, Independiente's president, saw him playing on an evening tournament and took him to the club to play in the 3rd. His rising was explosive. Renato Cesarini called him for the Youth National Team that played the Panamerican Games in Winnipeg, Canada. Osvaldo Brandão promoted him to the notrious team that won the National Championship in 67, with Santoro, Pavoni, Savoy, Pastoriza, Bernao, Artime and Tarabini, whom he considered being his best friend in football. His first official goal was made against Topini, keeper of Platense (Independiente won 2-1), in the third round of that League.

With the ”albiceleste” National Team, he played the failed Qualifiers for the 1970 World Cup. At the World Cup 1974, he had a good performance, playing three games and scoring twice (one of them being the 900th in the World Cup history), before Argentina was eliminated by the Dutch squad lead by Johann Cruyff.

He arrived at Sporting in 1971, by the hand of Abraão Sorin and with the money he received from the transfer he bought a house for his parents in Argentina. He took a while to adapt to Sporting, but on the 1973/74 season his great explosion happened: the popular ”Chirola” scored 46 goals in 29 games and conquered the European Golden Boot. Yazalde established a European record of goals on the 19th of May 1974, beating the register of the Hungarian Skoblar. As a prize he received a Toyota, which he sold and shared the money amongst his team mates.
While playing for the Lisbon giants he conquered two trophies of Portugal's top scorer, one European Golden Boot and one Silver Boot, one Portuguese League and two Portuguese Cups.



Sporting's tribute to Yazalde

The feat of Héctor Yazalde, in the 1973/74 season, still lasts as the greatest ever of a goal scorer in Portugal. In that season, the popular ”Chirola”, Argentina's international that Sporting signed two seasons earlier, confirmed once and for all the fame that preceeded him.

He scored 46 goals in the Portuguese national championship and four others in the European competitions. This register in the top Portuguese competition was a record both in Portugal as well as in Europe. In that year, it was worth Europe's Golden Boot.

On 16 October 1974, Yazalde received, in Paris, the trophy destined to the best goal scorer of Europe, joined by a sportinguista delegation lead by the president João Rocha. In 29 League games, Yazalde scored 46 goals, with an average of 1.6 goals per game, bringing back memories, a quarter of a century later, the amazing registers of Fernando Peyroteo, another of Sporting's goal scoring machines. Those who had the priviledge of witnessing that competition, still recall those fabulous moments of efficiency, like the six goals against Montijo, the five and four in both games against Oriental, the hat-tricks against CUF and Barreirense.

Joined by a luxurious set of providers in the likes of Marinho, Dinis, Chico Faria, Wagner and Nélson, Yazalde had a fantastic season contributing in a decisive manner for Sporting's title of champion and justifying the European praise. In spite of the importance of his goal scoring skills, one cannot say that Sporting lived in the absolute dependence of ”Chirola”. The Lions won the Portuguese Cup without Yazalde, due to an injury, having played a single time.



On another hand, it is difficult to know until where Sporting could have gone if the Argentine forward would have played the semi final of the Cup Winner's Cup against Magdeburg. There was a clear lack of finishing to the overwhelming domination of Sporting in both legs (1-1 and 1-2), a problem that could have been solved with Yazalde on the pitch, as Sporting, coached with excelency by Mário Lino, dominated the qualifier in what regards the quality of the game played.

While recording a short advertisement film promoting a brand of soap, he met the Portuguese model and actress Maria do Carmo Resurreño de Deus, whom he married in Buenos Aires, on 16 July 1973. Carmen adopted the name of her husband that she maintained even after their split up. They had two sons.

Yazalde did not start well the season of 1974/75, following a troubled process of renovation of his contract. But on the eve of his trip to Paris, for his European consecration, he scored four goals against Atlético, as if getting back to the plot.

In that year, the Argentine international was once again the the top scorer of the Portuguese League, with 30 goals, plus five in the Cup and one in the European competitions.



Héctor Yazalde left in Sporting the seal of the great goal scorers, side by side with Peyroteo, Manuel Fernandes and even Jardel, a player that, almost thirty years after, became the second ever ”goal king” of Sporting to receive the Golden Boot, this time with 42 goals. Yazalde's record, that one stays unbeaten.

France and the return home

Yazalde was transferred from Sporting to Olympique de Marseille, in 1975. At the French club he scored 50 goals and won the French Cup. On his return to his home country, he played at Newell's Old Boys. With Jorge Solari as coach, the team from Rosário made a good campaign and reached the semi finals of the Nacional in 1977.

He died on 18 June 1977 in Buenos Aires, with only 51 years of age, victim of a cardiac arrest but will forever live in the hearts of all Sporting fans.







Translated and edited with texts from O Jogo, Jornal Sporting and Clarín

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Obikwelu receives "Golden Lion" from Sporting
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18.01.2007


Francis Obikwelu, the European Champion of 100 and 200 metres and best European athlete of the year, was today hommaged by Sporting with the "Golden Lion" trophy by the president Filipe Soares Franco.

"I am very happy with this hommage, Sporting helped me very much and would like to thank Prof. Moniz Pereira, who was like a father to me, and also the club. I will be a sportinguista for all my life. Portugal is a wonderful country, with a fantastic climate and the Portuguese always supported me", said Francis Obikwelu, an athlete that was born in Nigeria and became a Portuguese citizen in 2001.

Obikwelu revealed that he has as an objective to be at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and at the same time expressed his dream of creating an Academy destined to youngsters with no family. "It will be a way of paying back to Portugal. When that will be a reality, I will feel accomplished."

Simultaneously with Obikwelu's hommage, Sporting signed a sponsorship deal for Athletics with CTT, represented by their CEO, Luís Nazaré.

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Sorry for the ignorance, but I can't recall if Beto "diving artist" Acosta played for you?..I know he wasn't a Porto or Benfica player

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Sorry for the ignorance, but I can't recall if Beto "diving artist" Acosta played for you?..I know he wasn't a Porto or Benfica player
Beto Acosta Allez, Beto Acosta Allez, Beto Acosta Allez!!!

Of course he played for us and not only that, he was the most important striker of the campaign of 99/00 that gave us the title after 18 years of draught...no doubt a true Sporting hero!


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Of course he played for us and not only that, he was the most important striker of the campaign of 99/00 that gave us the title after 18 years of draught...no doubt a true Sporting hero!
he played good, a rare case of being better while aging, but he just suffered from a diving illness..I never understood why a player with such abilty and cold nerve to make goals abuse that much of diving...though granted he was a master of it.

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he played good, a rare case of being better while aging, but he just suffered from a diving illness..I never understood why a player with such abilty and cold nerve to make goals abuse that much of diving...though granted he was a master of it.
We say in Portugal that he was like Vinho do Porto...quanto mais velho melhor

To be honest I don't recall that he was that much of a diver while he was with us. Certainly not as masterful in that technique as our lusitano João Pinto who learned the trade while playing in other shores. But seriously I think you're right. I get really pissed off when people accuse the Portuguese players of being nothing but divers but it is true that there is a certain culture (that certainly is not only ours) that promotes that kind of behaviour. Still, on the contrary to the English purists, I prefer to see a diver than a thug.

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To be honest I don't recall that he was that much of a diver
precisly because he was a master of diving

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precisly because he was a master of diving
I can honestly say that i do not remember him diving too much more than the norm, certainly not as much as others (jardel, silva)
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Acosta was a diver! but a class one!

I remember a Sporting - Campomaiorense, before the match he Campomaiorenses coach called him a diver; latter in the game he dives and won a penalty. Then he scored the penalty and celebrates in front of Campomaiorenses coach (carlos manuel) with a diving. That was hilarious! lol lol
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Liedson, in spite of his brilliant career in the last months it is still yet to be considered as the best ever foreigner to have played at Sporting. The all-time best is the Argentinian Hector Yazalde, the man of the goooooooooooooooooals.

During 10 days cybernauts could vote at abola.pt in the best ever foreign player in the history of Sporting. Ten names were in competition (the Brazilians André Cruz, Jardel, Liedson and Osvaldo Silva, the Argentinians Acosta and Yazalde, the Bulgarian Balakov, the Malian Keita, the Peruvian Seminário and the Hungarian Meszaros), and the cybernauts answered massively, in one of the biggest ever votings in the history of our site: 5123 votes, with Yazalde receiving no less than 2005, about 39% of the total.

The Argentinian left Sporting in 1975, football in 1982 and life in 1997. But, by the look of it, the extraordinary sequence of goals scored in 1973/74 dictated the law: 46 goals in the league, an absolute record in only one year.

There was Peyroteo, José Águas, Matateu, Arsénio, Eusébio, Torres, Manuel Fernandes, Jordão, Nené, Fernando Gomes, Domingos, Jardel and Liedson, for example, but only four men passed, in one championship, the mythical barrier of the 40 goals: Peyroteo (Sporting) 43 and 40, Eusébio (Benfica) 42 and 40, Jardel (Sporting) 42 and Yazalde (Sporting) 46. The people like goals, and for that, chose as the best ever foreigner of Sporting, the goalscorer of the goalscorers: the Argentinian Hector Casimiro Yazalde, Golden Shoe in 1976/74.







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