Sporting CP - SL Benfica Alright on one side, the rich monarchic nancy boys of Sporting. On the other the dumb uneducated popular masses of Benfica. The two biggest teams in Lisbon (some people may even say in the whole country). For a long time, they were also the best. I have this vivid memory from my childhood, of being constantly asked if I was a Benfica or Sporting fan. Boy it was annoying.... ~~~memory flashback~~~~ (some old lady) - AAAaaaaaaai que rapaz tããão giroooo!!! E gostas de futebol não gostas? Olha e diz uma coisa à titi... És do Benfica ou do Sporting? (me)- Foooooooodaaaaaaaassss!!! Eu sou do PORTO caralho! Preferia esmagar os tomates num torno do que ser duma dessas equipas de merda" ~~~end memory flashback~~~~ FC Porto - SL Benfica North vs South Christian Knights vs Moorish infidels Good vs Evil Free, brave, untamed spirits vs Fascist scum, dictator's lap dogs 'Nuff said here. Sporting CP - FC Porto If there's one thing that History tells us is that decadent aristocrats, no matter how decrepit, never acknowledge their ruin and that their time is over. Such is Sporting's case. A club who is today a sad shadow of their former self. A club who's place in Portuguese football has suffered an hostile take-over from a much more aggressive, ambitious and resourceful Porto. This rivalry is also frequently associated with feelings of "inferiority", with each side accusing the other of having that "complex". Personally I think that talk is BS. We got more trophies, more money, more prestige, a better looking stadium with higher attendances, a smarter president.... I mean... WHY would WE have an inferiority complex?! It's crazy! Anyway... this is sort of an overview of the main rivalries. Now please vote and tell us how you feel about it.