Sporting Clube de Portugal, is a sports club based in Lisbon, Portugal that is best known for its association football team.The club is often referred to as Sporting in Portuguese, and as Sporting Lisbon in English. Sporting are one of the "Três Grandes" (The Big Three) football clubs in Portugal. Sporting is the sixth club in the world with more club members: 140,000. They are nicknamed Leões (English: Lions) and Verde-e-Brancos (English: Green and White). The club's anthem, "A Marcha do Sporting" (English: Sporting's March), was written in 1955, and was originally sung by Portuguese singer Maria José Valério.