Centro Desportivo Universitário de Lisboa

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Full nameCentro Desportivo Universitário de Lisboa
Founded1952; 71 years ago (1952)
Ground(s)Estádio Universitário de Lisboa (Capacity: 8,000)
ChairmanJoaquim Meirelles
Coach(es)Gonçalo Foro
League(s)Campeonato Nacional Honra/Super Bock
1st kit
2nd kit

Centro Desportivo Universitário de Lisboa, or CDUL, is a Portuguese multisports club originally created for Lisbon's university students that evolved into a club for all ages, its prime sport being rugby. CDUL is the most decorated Portuguese rugby union team and was represented by four players at the 2007 Rugby World Cup finals. In 31/01/14 the senior rugby team won the 2014 main championship title after defeating GD Direito 19-15[1][2][3] While studying economics, the former Prime Minister and President of the Republic of Portugal Aníbal Cavaco Silva was an athlete of CDUL athletics department from 1958 to 1963.[4]

On 6 January 2013, CDUL defeated Quesos Entrepinares by 24–13, winning their third Iberic Cup.[5]



  1. ^ "CDUL sagra-se campeão nacional pela 19.ª vez | Outras Modalidades | PÚBLICO".
  2. ^ ".: CDUL sagra-se campeão nacional - Jornal Record :". Archived from the original on 2014-08-05. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  3. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: Resumo Final Direito-CDUL. YouTube.
  4. ^ (in Portuguese) Ás nas barreiras, Record
  5. ^ "El Universitario de Lisboa se adjudica la Copa Ibérica". MARCA.com (in Spanish). 6 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013.

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