Portugal’s ten greatest defenders

As the planet’s favourite sport, football has produced countless legendary players spanning more than a century who have earned acclaim worldwide. However, when it comes to selecting the greatest ever footballers, polls and awards significantly lean towards forwards and attacking midfielders.Defende

Portuguese Abroad goals round-up: Brilliant Leão puts Milan on brink of Scudetto; Champion Jota signs off with Celtic goal; Amaral fires Lech Poznan to Polish title; Bruma on target for PSV; Carvalho, Candeias score in Greece, Turkey

AC Milan are on the brink of their first Italian title in eleven years, with Rafael Leão once again proving the catalyst in another Rossoneri win on the penultimate weekend in Serie A. The Portuguese forward scored a second-half opener in a 2-0 win over Atalanta at San Siro, which gives Milan a two-

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Banza brace fires Famalicão to top eight finish

This weekend saw the Liga Bwin campaign draw to a close (barring next week’s relegation playoff) with most of the big decisions already taken care of throughout the table.The aforementioned playoff needed some configuring, and it was Moreirense who at least earned a stay of execution after thrashing

Portugal prepped for the U17 European Championship in Israel

Portugal have arrived in Tel Aviv as they make their final preparations for the 2022 UEFA European U17 Championship. Sixteen nations are competing in Israel with José Lima’s side attempting to lift the trophy for the third time.The “Equipa das Quinas” have been drawn in Group D alongside Scotland, S

Moreirense get a dramatic lifeline, Tondela go down and Porto smash points record

The focus was at the bottom of the table on the final Saturday of the Primeira Liga season with Tondela, B-SAD and Morerirense all fighting to finish 16th and thus go into a relegation playoff and avoid automatic relegation. With the matches of all three clubs kicking off simultaneously, it was More

What’s happened to André Gomes at Everton?

André Gomes, along with many others, came to Everton with a lot of fanfare and seemed to indicate a new era where the Toffees could disrupt the top-six. However, not all has gone according to plan or perhaps even how the player expected things to go. The Portuguese player came with excellent pedigre

Brazil: Storm rumbles on after “unethical” Jorge Jesus covets Paulo Sousa’s Flamengo job, as Vítor Pereira leads the way in Brasileirão

Having four Portuguese coaches at the helm of some of Brazil’s biggest clubs for the 2022 campaign was always likely to be a fun ride to follow. However, it has been a Luso coach who is without a job – Jorge Jesus – creating many of the headlines over the last week.Jesus’ open declaration of interes

Which Portuguese players abroad will feature in domestic title-winning teams this season?

As domestic leagues across Europe reach their conclusion, fans of Portuguese players and the national team are taking an interest in which Seleção stars will be celebrating domestic championship titles this season.In many cases, fans will also have a gambling interest in the way things turn out. Thi

Long Ball Futebol Podcast: Chora Bebeeeeeee!

The Long Ball Futebol boys are back with another episode, and no better time to return than in the week Porto are crowned Portuguese champions! After 33 weeks of football, Porto get over the line with a 1-0 win against Benfica at the Estadio da Luz. Albert and Barney discuss all the action from the

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Sublime Samuel Lino fires Gil Vicente to European dream

The penultimate round of Liga Bwin action saw Porto officially crowned as league champions after a late win away at rivals Benfica. Defending champions Sporting relinquish their title despite following up the Clássico with victory at Portimonense.The relegation battle is now also somewhat wrapped up