Jérémy Mathieu, born in Luxeuil-les-Bains in 1983, is one of the most expeienced players of the team. He started his career at FC Sochaux, the French club, followed by Toulouse FC and Valencia FC. Between 2014 and 2017 he represented FC Barcelona, where he played 91 games for the main team.
Sporting signed the experienced central defender from Barcelona, with a contract valid for two seasons. Since then, he has been constantly on the starting eleven and has already won a League Cup.