Sport has a very important place in Portuguese culture, football being the most popular sport. And when talking about the city of Porto, it is impossible not to mention FC Porto and Boavista FC, the two biggest clubs in the city.
FC Porto is one the most successful club in Portugal with seven international titles in 19th place in the UEFA ranking in the 2019/2020 season.
FC Porto has other sports such as roller hockey, basketball, billiards, boxing, adapted sports and swimming. Boavista FC has rugby, women’s football, futsal, volleyball, handball, roller hockey, cycling, gymnastics, boxing, chess or bocce.
In Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, given the potential of the Douro River, there is a modality that is also widely practiced, canoeing.
At sea, surfing is practiced. There is even the North Surf Circuit, which consists of five stages (Viana do Castelo, Porto, Espinho, Aveiro and Figueira da Foz) and organized by five independent entities, which are responsible for organizing their stages.
In Porto, this stage takes place at Porto International Beach, near Parque da Cidade. Many surf schools teach on this urban beach, which is very popular for outdoor sports.
Porto is also home to the oldest golf club in the country, Oporto Golf Club. Here, the golf course has a total of 5668 meters. Still in the Porto district there are other courses, such as Estela Golf Club, in Póvoa de Varzim, the Miramar Golf Club, Quinta do Fojo and, in Amarante, the golf course located in Quinta da Deveza.