- This articles is about the Portuguese newspaper: for information about the town in Galicia, Northwestern Spain, see A Bola, Ourense.
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A Bola (English: "The Ball") is a Portuguese sports newspaper, published in Lisbon. It was founded in 1945 by Cândido de Oliveira and Ribeiro dos Reis, and was then published twice a week. It became a daily newspaper in 1995.
Although its subtitle is "newspaper of all sports," its content is mainly about football. Since the 1952–53 season, it hands the Bota de Prata award to the Primeira Liga top goalscorer.
It is the most popular newspaper among Portuguese emigrants abroad, and widely read on the former Portuguese colonies in Africa. From 2006, it is also printed in Newark, New Jersey, an American city with a large Portuguese population.