Portugal national futsal team

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Portugal
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Selecção das Quinas
Association Federação Portuguesa de Futebol
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Jorge Braz
Captain Arnaldo Pereira
Most caps Arnaldo Pereira (180)
Top scorer André Lima (107)
FIFA code POR
FIFA ranking 6[1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Spain 4–0  Portugal
(La Coruña, Spain; 9 February 1987)
Biggest win
 Portugal 56–0  Timor-Leste
(Macau, China; 9 October 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Portugal 0–8  Brazil
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 1 December 2000)
World Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 2000)
Best result 3rd (2000)
European Championship
Appearances 7 (First in 1999)
Best result 2nd (2010)

The Portugal national futsal team represents Portugal in international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation. It is one of the strongest teams in Europe.

Portugal has played in four FIFA Futsal World Cups. Its best result was the third place in 2000 in Guatemala.[2] In the European Championships they finished runners-up in 2010, their best performance of their six participations.

Competitive record[edit]

A gold background colour indicates that Portugal won the tournament, a silver background colour indicates the runner-up, and a bronze background colour indicates third place in the tournament. A green border colour indicates that the tournament was hosted in Portugal.

World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
Netherlands 1989 Did not enter
Hong Kong 1992 Did not qualify
Spain 1996
Guatemala 2000 Third place 8 5 0 3 23 23
Taiwan 2004 Second round 6 3 1 2 18 8
Brazil 2008 First round 4 3 0 1 15 8
Thailand 2012 Quarterfinals 5 2 1 2 18 14
Colombia 2016 To be determined
Total 4/7 23 13 2 8 74 53

European Championship[edit]

European Championship record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
Spain 1996 Did not qualify
Spain 1999 First round 3 0 2 1 4 6
Russia 2001 Did not qualify
Italy 2003 First round 3 1 1 1 10 12
Czech Republic 2005 First round 3 1 0 2 9 14
Portugal 2007 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 13 7
Hungary 2010 Runners-up 5 1 2 2 12 14
Croatia 2012 Quarter-finals 3 2 0 1 7 5
Belgium 2014 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 18 17
Total 7/9 27 9 7 11 73 75
Note: Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Current squad[edit]

Squad chosen for the UEFA Futsal Euro 2014.

Head coach: Jorge Braz

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK João Benedito (1978 -10-07) 7 October 1978 (age 36) Portugal Sporting CP
12 1GK André Sousa (1986 -02-25) 25 February 1986 (age 28) Portugal AD Fundão
14 1GK Cristiano (1979 -08-20) 20 August 1979 (age 35) Portugal Sporting CP
2 2DF Bruno Coelho (1987 -08-01) 1 August 1987 (age 27) Portugal Benfica
4 2DF Pedro Costa (1978 -12-18) 18 December 1978 (age 36) Japan Nagoya Oceans
7 2DF Cardinal (1985 -06-26) 26 June 1985 (age 29) Spain Inter Movistar
8 2DF Pedro Cary (1984 -05-10) 10 May 1984 (age 30) Portugal Sporting CP
9 2DF Gonçalo (1977 -07-01) 1 July 1977 (age 37) Portugal Benfica
11 2DF João Matos (1987 -02-21) 21 February 1987 (age 27) Portugal Sporting CP
3 4FW Leitão (1981 -01-03) 3 January 1981 (age 33) Italy Acqua & Sapone
5 4FW Joel Queirós (1982 -05-21) 21 May 1982 (age 32) Portugal Benfica
6 4FW Arnaldo Pereira (1979 -06-16) 16 June 1979 (age 35) Latvia FK Nikars Riga
10 4FW Ricardinho (1985 -09-03) 3 September 1985 (age 29) Spain Inter Movistar
13 4FW Ricardo Fernandes (1986-02-20) 20 February 1986 (age 28) Portugal Benfica

Results and Fixtures[edit]

2014[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ "FIFA Futsal World Cup 2000". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 November 2006.