Bruno de Carvalho, (47), ran the club from 2013 to 2018, when he was removed by Sporting General Meeting.

The club’s press release explained Bruno de Carvalho had been found guilty of 12 disciplinary infractions.

According to Sporting, the former leader of “the lions” has already been notified of the decision and he can appeal to the General Meeting – the appeal suspends the effect.

The former vice-president Alexandre Godinho was also expelled from membership due to 10 disciplinary infractions.

The other members of Bruno de Carvalho board were punished with suspension: nine months to Carlos Vieira (six infractions) and six months to Luís Gestas (four).

The former board member Rui Caeiro got only a registered reprimand, and two more processes were closed with no charges, regarding Luís Roque and José Quintela.