A Bola

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A Bola
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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Sociedade Vicra Desportiva
EditorVítor Serpa
Founded29 January 1945; 74 years ago (1945-01-29)
HeadquartersTravessa da Queimada, 23
1249-113 Lisbon

A Bola (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐ ˈβɔlɐ]; English: literally "The Ball", in this context "The Game of Football") is a Portuguese sports newspaper published in Lisbon.

History and profile[edit]

A Bola was founded in 1945 by Cândido de Oliveira and Ribeiro dos Reis, and was then published twice a week.[1] 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 in the former Portuguese colonies in Africa. From 2006, it is also printed in Newark, New Jersey an American city with a large Portuguese population.[citation needed]

In 2012, they launched the television channel A Bola TV.[2]

Player of the Year[edit]

Player Club
2017 Brazil Jonas Benfica

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jornal "A Bola" faz 70 anos" ["A Bola" newspaper turns 70] (in Portuguese). RTP. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Portuguese Media". BPI Equity. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2015.

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