Record (newspaper)

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Record (newspaper)
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Type Daily sports newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Cofina SGPS, S.A.
Editor Alexandre Pais
Founded 1948
Headquarters Av. Conde Valbom, 30,4º,
1050-068 Lisbon
ISSN 3577-0015
Official website

Record is a Portuguese sports newspaper, founded by Manuel Dias published in Lisbon. Although it covers most sports, football is the focal point of it, and almost always is the only sport referred to on the cover.


Record was founded by a man called Manuel Dias. Dias was a newspaper vendor as well an athlete.[1] Dias participated the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany.[1] In 1949, Dias would enter the national lottery in Portugal and would win 40 contos. Dias would use these funds to establish the Record newspaper. The first edition of the newspaper was sold on a weekly basis and sold on 26 of November 1949.[1] Over the 63 years, Record have had a difficult times and gone through becoming a privatizied company to a publicly traded one.[1]

During the nineties, Record began to release its newspaper on a daily basis from Monday to Sunday. Record was acquired by the Cofina media conglomerate in 2001. In 2005, Record created an award called the Artur Agostinho Award in memory of Artur Agostinho which distinguishes the person of the year in sport.[1]

Record claims it is the leading sport newspaper in Portugal, with 62 245 newspaper sold daily in 2011, and is also the leading website in Portuguese sport newspaper's with 216 million pageviews recorded in May 2012.[1]

Teams of the Year[edit]

Since 2012, Record has organised the Team of the Year award, which distinguishes the best eleven players of the calendar year of the Primeira Liga.[2]



Pos. Player Club
GK Portugal Rui Patrício Sporting CP
RB Uruguay Maxi Pereira Benfica
CB Brazil Maicon FC Porto
CB Argentina Ezequiel Garay Benfica
LB Argentina Emiliano Insúa Sporting CP
DM Brazil Fernando FC Porto
CM Portugal João Moutinho FC Porto
RM Brazil Hulk FC Porto
RM Colombia James Rodríguez FC Porto
FW Paraguay Óscar Cardozo Benfica
FW Brazil Lima Benfica


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Record – A história". Record. 
  2. ^ a b "Record elege o onze de 2012" [Record elects the eleven of 2012]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 January 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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