O Jogo

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O Jogo
O Jogo.gif
Front page of O Jogo from 22 May 2008
Type Daily Sports newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Global Media Group
Founded 22 February 1985; 32 years ago (1985-02-22)
Language Portuguese
Headquarters Porto
Circulation 28,900 (2010)
Website O Jogo

O Jogo (English: The Game) is a Portuguese daily sport newspaper published in Porto, Portugal.

History and profile[edit]

O Jogo was first published on 22 February 1985 by the Jornal de Notícias company in Porto, and it is seen as appealing mainly to supporters of FC Porto,[1][2] being publicly criticized by Benfica,[3][4] suppressing the gap of the two other national sports newspapers, A Bola and Record. O Jogo has also a Lisbon edition.

O Jogo is published in tabloid format.[5] The paper was sold in 1995 to Lusomundo Media subsidiary Jornalinveste,[1] which was later absorbed into Controlinveste in 2005 after Lusomundo Media merged with Olivedesportos, before renaming itself as Global Media Group in 2015.


The circulation of O Jogo was 34,837 copies in 2002, 40,677 copies in 2003 and 49,809 copies in 2004.[6] The circulation of the paper was 44,878 copies in 2005, 41,473 copies in 2006 and 35,976 copies in 2007.[6] Its 2010 circulation was 28,900 copies.[7]

Teams of the Year[edit]

Since 2012, O Jogo has organised the Team of the Year award, which distinguishes the best 11 players of the calendar year of the Primeira Liga.



Pos. Player Club
GK Brazil Helton Porto
RB Uruguay Maxi Pereira Benfica
CB Argentina Nicolás Otamendi Porto
CB Argentina Ezequiel Garay Benfica
LB Brazil Alex Sandro Porto
DM Brazil Fernando Porto
CM Belgium Axel Witsel Benfica
CM Portugal João Moutinho Porto
RW Colombia James Rodríguez Porto
LW Brazil Hulk Porto
CF Colombia Jackson Martínez Porto



Pos. Player Club
GK Portugal Rui Patrício Sporting CP
RB Brazil Danilo Porto
CB France Eliaquim Mangala Porto
CB Argentina Ezequiel Garay Benfica
LB Brazil Alex Sandro Porto
DM Brazil Fernando Porto
CM Argentina Enzo Pérez Benfica
CM Portugal João Moutinho Porto
RW Colombia James Rodríguez Porto
LW Argentina Nicolás Gaitán Benfica
CF Colombia Jackson Martínez Porto



Pos. Player Club
GK Brazil Ederson Moraes Benfica
RB Portugal Nélson Semedo Benfica
CB Sweden Victor Lindelöf Benfica
CB Brazil Felipe Porto
LB Spain Álex Grimaldo Benfica
CM Portugal João Mário Sporting CP
CM Portugal Danilo Pereira Porto
CM Portugal Adrien Silva Sporting CP
AM Portugal Gelson Martins Sporting CP
CF Brazil Jonas Benfica
CF Portugal André Silva Porto


  1. ^ a b Prasidh Kumar Mishra (10 October 2010). Sports Journalism. Pinnacle Technology. p. 167. ISBN 978-1-61820-463-9. 
  2. ^ "Benfica contra Oliveira, PT e Zon" [Benfica against [Joaquim] Oliveira, PT (Portugal Telecom) and ZON]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 4 September 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Comunicado: O Jogo e a falta de vergonha" [Press release: O Jogo and the lack of shame]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). 13 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Comunicado" [Announcement]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). 4 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Paulo Faustino. "Media Concentration, Market Dynamics and Pluralism of Information: the Portuguese case" (PDF). International Political Science Association. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Imprensa: Circulation Portugal 2010 Retrieved 22 August 2011 (pt)
  8. ^ "João Moutinho e mais dez craques" [João Moutinho and ten more aces]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 31 December 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "O melhor onze da I Liga" [The best eleven of the I League]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 1 January 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Iniciativa O JOGO: eis o melhor onze de 2016" [O JOGO initiative: the best eleven of 2016]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 1 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 

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