Five reasons why Benfica are champions

As expected, Benfica swept aside Santa Clara at the Estádio da Luz this afternoon to become Portuguese champions in 2018/19. Goals from Seferovic (x2), João Félix and Rafa Silva meant Porto’s comeback victory against Sporting was in vain as the Eagles finished on 87 points, two ahead of their northe

T Tom Kundert

Former Benfica boss Rui Vitória wins Saudi championship with Al-Nassr

Rui Vitória is the latest Portuguese to celebrate a trophy after Al-Nassr were crowed Saudi Arabian Pro League champions on Thursday, ending a recent spell of domination by three-time champions Al-Hilal.The former Benfica boss, who left the Estadio da Luz at the start of January following 3.5 years

S Sean Gillen

Portuguese Abroad transfers: Fitness accusations mark bitter end to André Silva’s Sevilla spell; Speculation over futures of Semedo, Cancelo; José Sá signs with Olympiakos

André Silva’s turbulent loan spell with Sevilla appears set for an acrimonious end after the Portugal international striker was forced to deny claims from the Spanish club’s head coach Joaquin Caparros that he was dishonest about his fitness.The futures of many Portuguese will be speculated upon ove

S Sean Gillen

From Monaco to Manchester, Bernardo conquers all before him

The night of Tuesday 21st February 2017 might reasonably be bookmarked as the occasion Manchester City fans first became aware of what the future might hold for them.It was the Etihad first leg of the Champions League round of 16 match with Monaco, the surprise package of that season’s edition. On a

T Tom Kundert

The World at his Feet

Bruno Fernandes' journey to super-stardom begins this summerA midfielder par excellence. Premier League sharks are circling for Bruno Fernandes after an extraordinary season that will have escaped the attention of very few ardent supporters of Portuguese football.As yet another prodigiously gifted t

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Portuguese Abroad: Bernardo champion in England; Mário Rui brilliance saves Napoli; Quaresma stunner; Jardim insists “there is no fire” as Monaco freefall continues; Sérgio Oliveira lifts Greek Cup; Caixinha’s Mexico disappointment

Bernardo Silva is celebrating back-to-back Premier League winner medals – his third consecutive league title – after Manchester City were again crowned champions in England. Bernardo played the full match as City won 4-1 at Brighton to move closer to a domestic treble.Elsewhere, Monaco’s alarming sl

S Sean Gillen

Leicester’s Ricardo Pereira lands double Player of the Year awards

Portuguese international Ricardo Pereira is the toast of Leicester City after being voted both the club’s Player of the Season and the Players’ Player of the Season at their annual awards ceremony.Having joined the Premier League outfit from FC Porto for €25m last summer, Ricardo has enjoyed an outs

S Sean Gillen

Nuno, Bernardo nominated for individual prizes in England

Nuno Espírito Santo and Bernardo Silva have been recognised for their outstanding seasons in England by receiving nominations for the Premier League Manager of the Year and Player of the Year awards.Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno has secured a 7th place finish for the promoted outfit, who have im

S Sean Gillen