Portugal’s all-time top four goal-scorers

Portugal’s national football team announced itself with a bang at the 1966 World Cup as the Seleção played in its first major tournament and the Eusébio-inspired Seleção finished third. It remains the best finish in World Cups in Portugal’s history.Yet it is from 2000 onwards that the country has tr

Sporting battle their way to League Cup glory with victory over Braga

Sporting 1-0 Sp. BragaSporting have become the Allianz League Cup champions after a sole goal from Pedro Porro tipped the balance against Sporting de Braga in a 1-0 victory, tonight.In the intense rain, a strike from Porro in the first period, arriving late in the half, gave Sporting a hard-earned a

Portuguese bosses: Poland appoint Paulo Sousa, as Sá Pinto lands in Turkey

Former Portugal midfielder Paulo Sousa has been confirmed as the new manager of the Poland national team to take the country into the summer’s delayed European Championships.Meanwhile, Ricardo Sá Pinto has wasted little time finding a new job after leaving Vasco da Gama, with the well-travelled coac

Cristiano Ronaldo hits 760 goals and 31 trophies: “I love this feeling”

Cristiano Ronaldo reached the much-anticipated 760-goal mark on Wednesday night as Juventus won the Italian Supercup with a 2-0 victory over Napoli at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia.Ronaldo’s goal is regarded by some to have seen him become the all-time highest goalscorer in the history of footb

Bernardo is back: Guardiola praises “exceptional” goal as City win again

Manchester City 2-0 Aston VillaBernardo Silva offered further evidence that he is rediscovering his best form with the crucial goal as Manchester City finally overcame Aston Villa in the Premier League on Wednesday evening.The visitors held out for 79 minutes with the match goalless before the Portu

The biggest transfers of Portuguese players in football history

Football is the world’s most popular sport, and Portugal is no exception. Its domestic league features fierce rivalries and prestigious clubs that have prospered in European competition, and its national team has increasingly made itself an elite performer on the world stage.It is no surprise, there

Merciless Braga dump Benfica en route to League Cup final

Sp. Braga 2-1 BenficaSporting de Braga have eliminated Benfica to secure back-to-back Allianz League Cup final appearances, following Sporting into Saturday’s showdown with a 2-1 victory in Leiria, tonight.The Arsenalistas took advantage of a weakened Benfica backline to take the lead midway through

Portuguese boss Pacheco riding high in Egypt with Zamalek

Jaime Pacheco’s Zamalek are the early pace-setters in the Egyptian Premier League, with five straight wins taking the club to the top of the standings after seven matches played.Tuesday’s 1-0 win against El Gouna gives Zamalek a two-point lead over eternal rivals and defending champions Al Ahly, who

Late Jovane double topples Porto in dramatic League Cup semi-final

Sporting 2-1 FC PortoSporting are through to the Allianz League Cup final after a late Jovane Cabral double turned an imminent elimination at the hands of FC Porto into a 2-1 victory, this Tuesday.The two rivals endured a cagey affair until the 80th minute, where the Dragons edged ahead courtesy of

Portuguese midfielder Fábio Martins celebrates monthly award with golaço in Saudi Arabia [video]

Fábio Martins is enjoying a fine start to life in Saudi Arabian football with Al Shabab, following his summer move from Sporting Braga.The attacking midfielder headed to the Middle East on loan in September, having impressed last season with Famalicão, and since landing in the Saudi capital Riyadh M