Portugal national football team

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Portugal
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)A Seleção (The Selection)
Os Navegadores (The Navigators)
AssociationPortuguese Football Federation (FPF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachFernando Santos
CaptainCristiano Ronaldo
Most capsCristiano Ronaldo (173)
Top scorerCristiano Ronaldo (103)
Home stadiumEstádio Nacional
FIFA codePOR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 5 Steady (7 April 2021)[1]
Highest3 (May–June 2010, October 2012, April–June 2014, September 2017 – April 2018)
Lowest43 (August 1998)
First international
 Spain 3–1 Portugal 
(Madrid, Spain; 18 December 1921)
Biggest win
 Portugal 8–0 Liechtenstein 
(Lisbon, Portugal; 18 November 1994)
 Portugal 8–0 Liechtenstein 
(Coimbra, Portugal; 9 June 1999)
 Portugal 8–0 Kuwait 
(Leiria, Portugal; 19 November 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Portugal 0–10 England 
(Lisbon, Portugal; 25 May 1947)
World Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1966)
Best resultThird place (1966)
European Championship
Appearances8 (first in 1984)
Best resultChampions (2016)
UEFA Nations League Finals
Appearances1 (first in 2019)
Best resultChampions (2019)
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best resultThird place (2017)
Websitefpf.pt

The Portugal national football team (Portuguese: Seleção Portuguesa de Futebol) has represented Portugal in international men's football competition since 1921. It is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation, the governing body for football in Portugal.

Portugal's first participation in a major tournament finals was at the 1966 World Cup, which saw a team featuring Ballon d'Or winner Eusébio finish in third place. The next two times Portugal qualified for the World Cup finals were in 1986 and 2002, going out in the first round both times. Portugal also made it to the semi-finals of the UEFA Euro 1984 final tournament, losing 3–2 after extra time to the hosts and eventual winners France.

During this period, Portugal was not part of a group of teams that were candidates to win titles, but from 2000 until this present day, the team evolved, being present in all the final stages of major tournaments. This was in great part due to the production of several world-class players by Portugal, such as Luís Figo, Rui Costa, Ricardo Carvalho, and Cristiano Ronaldo who is counted among the best players in history. This golden generation helped Portugal reach the semi-finals of Euro 2000, losing 2–1 after extra time to eventual winners France, securing the second place at Euro 2004 Final after losing to Greece on home soil, as well as reaching the semi-finals of the 2006 World Cup losing to finalist France, after a penalty, ending in the fourth place after losing to 3–1 to hosts Germany, thus being the best result of the country in the World Cup since 1966.[3][4] Despite losing many players of the golden generation, new players such as Fábio Coentrão, João Moutinho, Nani and Pepe helped the Portuguese reach the semi-finals of Euro 2012, losing to Spain in penalties, with Cristiano Ronaldo finishing as joint top scorer of the tournament with three goals.[5]

In 2014, Fernando Santos was appointed as the new head coach for the national team. Two years later at Euro 2016, Santos brought Portugal its first ever major trophy, defeating hosts France 1–0 after extra time, with the winning goal scored by Eder. With the win, Portugal qualified and made its only appearance in the FIFA Confederations Cup held in Russia, where they finished in third place. Portugal hosted the brand new 2018–19 UEFA Nations League as well as winning the trophy, defeating the Netherlands 1–0, with the winning goal scored by Gonçalo Guedes, making it the second major tournament earned by the Portuguese in three finals.

Portugal is colloquially referred to as the Seleção das Quinas (a synecdoche based on the flag of the country) and has notable rivalries with Brazil, with whom they share many common cultural ties[6] and with Spain – known as A Guerra Ibérica in Portuguese or The Iberian War in English, with the rivalry between two countries going back to 1581.[7]

The team's home stadium is the Estádio Nacional, in Oeiras, although most of their home games are frequently played in other stadiums across the country. The current head coach of the team is Fernando Santos and the captain is Cristiano Ronaldo, who also holds the team record for most caps and for most goals.

History[edit]

Early World Cup attempts[edit]

Portugal was not invited to the 1930 World Cup, which only featured a final stage and no qualification round. The team took part in the 1934 FIFA World Cup qualification, but failed to eliminate their Spanish opponents, aggregating two defeats in the two-legged round, with a 9–0 loss in Madrid and 2–1 loss in Lisbon for an aggregate score of 11–1.[8][9]

In the 1938 FIFA World Cup qualification, the Seleção played one game against Switzerland in a neutral ground, held in Milan, losing 2–1 against the Swiss, ending qualification prospects.[10] Because of the international conflict due to the World War II, there was no World Cup held until the 1950 competition and subsequently, the national team made very few games against other teams.[11] A 10–0 home friendly defeat against England, two years after the war, still stands as their biggest ever defeat.[12]

1950s and early 1960s[edit]

On the restart of games, the team was to play a two-legged round against Spain, just like in the 1934 qualification. After a 5–1 defeat in Madrid, they managed to draw in the second game 2–2 and so the qualification ended with a 7–3 aggregate score. While they did not qualify on the pitch, they would later be invited to replace Turkey, which had withdrawn from participating; however, Portugal too refused to participate.[13][14]

For the qualification of the 1954 World Cup, the team would play Austria. The Austrians won the first game with a 9–1 result.[15] The best the national team could do was hold the team to a goalless draw in Lisbon, and the round ended with a 9–1 defeat.[16]

In the 1958 qualification, Portugal won a qualification match for the first time, 3–0 at home with Italy. Nevertheless, they finished last in the group stage that also featured Northern Ireland; only the first-placed team, Northern Ireland, would qualify.[17]

The year 1960 was the year that UEFA created the European Football Championship. The first edition was a knock-out tournament, the last four teams participating in final stage that only featured one leg while the older stages had two legs. For the first round, the Seleção das Quinas won 2–0 against East Germany and 3–2 in Porto for the second leg, finishing with a 5–2 two-legged win.[18][19] The quarter-final opponent was Yugoslavia. Despite winning the first game 2–1, they lost the second leg 5–1 in Belgrade, and lost 6–3 on aggregate.[20]

England and Luxembourg were the 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification adversaries of the national team. Portugal ended second in the group, behind England. Like in the previous World Cup qualification, only the team that topped the group would qualify.[21]

In the 1964 European Championship, Portugal played against Bulgaria in the qualifying rounds. The Portuguese lost in Sofia and won in Lisbon. With the round tied 4–4, a replay was needed in a neutral country.[22] In the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Portugal lost 1–0 thanks to a late strike from Georgi Asparuhov.[22]

1966 World Cup and 1970s[edit]

In the 1966 World Cup qualification, Portugal was drawn into the same group as Czechoslovakia, Romania and Turkey.[23] They topped the group with only one draw and one defeat during all the six games and finally qualified for a FIFA World Cup, that year the final stage would be held in England. Notable results were both 1–0 away wins against Czechoslovakia and Turkey and a 5–1 home win against the Turks.[23]

The team started out with three wins in the group stage where they were in Group C when they beat Hungary 3–1,[24] Bulgaria 3–0, and two-time defending champions Brazil 3–1.[25] Secondly, they beat surprise quarter-finalist North Korea 5–3, with Eusébio getting four markers to overturn a 3–0 deficit.[26] Later, they reached the semi-finals where they were beaten by hosts England 2–1; in this game, Portugal would have played in Liverpool, but as England were the hosts, FIFA decided that the game should have been in the English capital, which led the Portuguese team travel unexpectedly from Liverpool to London.[27] Portugal then defeated the Soviet Union 2–1 in the third place match for their best World Cup finish to date.[28] Eusébio was the top scorer of the World Cup with nine goals.

In the Euro 1972 qualifiers, Portugal had to top its group that comprised the teams of Belgium, Denmark and Scotland to advance to the finals.[29][30] Portugal finished second to Belgium.[31]

For the 1974 World Cup qualification stages, Portugal were unable to defeat Bulgaria (drawing 2–2) in the decisive match, and thus failed to qualify.[32] Portugal faced tough competition from the strong Poland team for the place in the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.[33][34] They finished second place, behind Poland.[35]

Late 1970s until early 1990s[edit]

Portugal was put alongside Austria, Belgium, Norway and Scotland to fight for the first spot in the group, which would allow them to go to the final stage of UEFA Euro 1980. Portugal took third place.[31]

Luís Figo playing for Portugal at the 2006 FIFA World Cup

For the 1982 qualification, the Portuguese team had to face Israel, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Sweden for the top two group places.[36] Portugal finished in fourth place.[36]

During the qualifying campaign for Euro 1984, Portugal was grouped with Finland, Poland and the Soviet Union. Portugal won the group with a win over the Soviet Union.[37][38] Portugal ended in Group B, alongside Spain, West Germany and Romania.[39] In the first two matches, they tied 0–0 and 1–1 against West Germany and Spain, respectively.[39] A 1–0 win over Romania gave them second place in the group, to go through to the knockout stage, where they were matched against the hosts, France.[39] The game was tied after 90 minutes and went into extra time; Portugal made the score 2–1, but France scored in the 114th and 119th minutes to eliminate Portugal 3–2 and go through to the final.[39]

For the 1986 tournament, the Seleção played against Czechoslovakia, Malta, Sweden and West Germany for the two spots that would guarantee them a ticket to Mexico.[40] Needing a win in the last game against West Germany in Stuttgart, Portugal won the game to become the first team to beat West Germany at their home ground in an official match. The team exited early in the group stages after a win and two losses.[41] They started with a 1–0 win to England,[42] but later were beaten by Poland and Morocco 1–0 and 3–1 respectively.[43][44] Their staying in Mexico was marked by the Saltillo Affair, where players refused to train in order to win more prizes from the Portuguese Football Federation.

For the UEFA Euro 1988 the Portuguese team attempted to top their qualifying group in a group with Italy, Malta, Sweden and Switzerland; however, they finished in third.[45][46]

The 1990 World Cup qualification was in a group along with Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Luxembourg and Switzerland, Portugal fought to get one of the first two spots of the group.[47] Playing at home against Czechoslovakia, the game ended in a 0–0 allowing the Central Europeans to get the second place.[48]

During the draws for the Euro 1992 qualifying, the Netherlands, Greece, Finland and Malta were the other teams, ending in second behind the Dutch.[49]

For the 1994 World Cup qualification, Portugal played in the same group as Estonia, Italy, Malta, Scotland and Switzerland for the two highest places.[50] They ended in third behind Italy and Switzerland.[50]

1995 to 2006: The golden generation[edit]

At the UEFA Euro 1996, Portugal finished first in Group D, and in the quarter-finals, they lost 1–0 to the Czech Republic. This team was known as the Golden generation, a group of youngsters who had won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 1989 and 1991 and were now leading the national senior squad; they also reached the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 2000 but were eliminated at the group stages of the 2002 FIFA World Cup despite high reputations.[51]

Portugal lost the Euro 2004 final 1–0 to Greece with a header from Angelos Charisteas (pictured).

Portugal failed to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. In Euro 2000 qualifying, Portugal finished second in their group, one point short of first-placed Romania. However, after finishing as the top runner-up nation in qualifying, Portugal nonetheless secured passage to the tournament final stage. They then defeated England 3–2, Romania 1–0 and Germany 3–0 to finish first in Group A, then defeated Turkey in the quarter-finals. In the semi-final against France, Portugal were eliminated in extra time when Zinedine Zidane converted a penalty. Referee Günter Benkö awarded the spot kick for a handball after Abel Xavier blocked a shot. Xavier, Nuno Gomes and Paulo Bento were all given lengthy suspensions for subsequently shoving the referee.[52] The final result was 2–1.

During 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Portugal won the group.[53] Several problems and poor judgement decisions occurred during the preparation and tournament itself – shopping sprees by players were widely reported in the Portuguese press.[53] Questionable managing choices and some amateurism, including the same lack of agreement on prizes.[53] Portugal underachieved and ended third in its group stage, subsequently eliminated. Manager António Oliveira was fired after the World Cup. Portugal entered the tournament as favourites to win Group D.[53] However, they were upset 3–2 by the United States.[53] They then rebounded with a 4–0 smashing of Poland.[53] Needing a draw to advance, they lost the final group game to hosts South Korea.[54]

Ronaldo, pictured playing against Germany at Euro 2012, assumed the captaincy in the wake of Euro 2008.

The next major competition, the UEFA Euro 2004, was held in Portugal. On the preparation, the Football Federation made a contract with Luiz Felipe Scolari to manage the team until the tournament ended. The Portuguese team entered the tournament being a favourite to win it.[55] The host nation lost the first game against Greece 1–2.[56] They got their first win against Russia 2–0 and also beat Spain 1–0.[57][58] They went on to play against England, in a 2–2 draw that went into penalties, with Portugal winning.[59] Portugal beat the Netherlands 2–1 in the semi-final.[60] They were beaten by Greece 1–0 in the final.[61]

After the tournament ended, a lot of players belonging to the Geração de Ouro (Golden Generation), abandoned their international footballing careers, with only Luís Figo remaining in the team, despite a temporary retirement.[62][63]

The silver lining for Portugal was the emergence of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo was selected in the UEFA Euro All Stars Team.[64] While Portugal was playing in the competition, Scolari agreed in a new two-year deal with the Federation.

Portugal finished first in the qualifying round for the 2006 World Cup.[65] Portugal finished first place in Group D of the World Cup, with victories over Angola (1–0), Iran (2–0) and Mexico (2–1).[66][67] Portugal defeated the Netherlands 1–0 in the Round of 16 in Nuremberg in an acrimonious match marked by 16 yellow cards, with four players sent off.[68] Portugal drew 0–0 after extra-time with England, but won 3–1 on penalties to reach their first World Cup semi-final since 1966.[69][70] Portugal lost 1–0 against France in the semi-finals.[71] Portugal faced Germany in the third place play-off match in a 3–1 defeat.[72]

Ultimately, the team won the "Most Entertaining Team" award for their play during the World Cup. Once again Scolari was asked to accept a new deal with the Federation that would maintain with as the manager until the end of the next competition.

2008 to 2014: Post Golden Generation and mixed results[edit]

For Euro 2008 Portugal finished second in qualification behind Poland,[73] and won their first two group games against Turkey and the Czech Republic, although a loss to co-hosts Switzerland set up a quarter-final matchup with Germany which the team lost 3-2.[74] After the tournament, Scolari left to take over at Chelsea.[75] Afterwards, Carlos Queiroz was appointed as the head coach of the Portugal national team.[76][77][78][79]

Portugal came second in the qualifying stages for the 2010 FIFA World Cup under Carlos Queiroz, then beat Bosnia and Herzegovina in a play-off, thereby reaching every tournament in the decade.[80][81][82] A 19-match undefeated streak, in which the team conceded only three goals, ended with a loss to eventual champions Spain in the round of 16, 1–0.[83] Queiroz was later criticised for setting up his team in an overly cautious way.[84] After the World Cup, squad regulars Simão, Paulo Ferreira, Miguel and Tiago all retired from international football.[85][86][87] Queiroz was banned from coaching the national team for one month after he tried to block a doping test to the team while preparing for the World Cup, as well as directing insulting words to the testers.[88] In consequence, he received a further six-month suspension. Several media outbursts from Queiroz[89] against the heads of the Portuguese Football Federation followed, which partly prompted his dismissal. Paulo Bento was appointed as his replacement at head coach.[90]

Bento's team qualified for Euro 2012, They were drawn with Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands in a widely speculated "group of death".[91][92][93][94] They lost their first game 0–1 to Germany, then beat Denmark 3–2.[95][96] The final group stage match was against the Netherlands. After Van der Vaart had given the Dutch a 1–0 lead, Ronaldo netted twice to ensure a 2–1 victory.[97][98][99] Portugal finished second in the group and qualified for the knockout phase. Portugal defeated the Czech Republic 1–0 in the quarter-finals with a header from Ronaldo.[100] The semi-final match was against Spain. The game ended 0–0 and Portugal lost 4–2 on penalties.[101]

In 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Portugal won 4–2 on aggregate in a play-off against Sweden with all four goals being scored by Ronaldo, and was drawn into Group G with the United States, Germany and Ghana. Their first match against the Germans was their worst-ever defeat in a World Cup, a 4–0 loss.[102] They went on to draw 2–2 against the United States and won 2–1 against Ghana.[103][104] However, the team were eliminated due to inferior goal difference to the Americans.[105]

2016–present: Fernando Santos era and first international glories[edit]

Portugal began the Euro 2016 qualifiers with a 0–1 home defeat against Albania, which resulted in Bento being dismissed from his managerial post to be replaced by Fernando Santos in September 2014.[106] Nevertheless, the team qualified and were placed in Group F alongside newcomers Iceland, Austria and Hungary; the Portuguese advanced into the knockout stage as the third-best third place team following three straight disappointing draws. Portugal beat Croatia 1–0 in the Round of 16 after a goal from Ricardo Quaresma in extra time,[107] then defeated Poland 5–3 on penalties to reach the semi-finals.[108] In the semi-finals they defeated Wales 2–0 in regulation time with goals from Ronaldo and Nani to reach the final at the Stade de France against hosts France.[109] The early stages of the final saw Ronaldo limp off the pitch injured; but substitute Eder turned hero when he scored the match's only goal in the 109th minute, defying all odds.[110][111] Ronaldo won the Silver Boot, scoring three goals and creating three assists.[112][113]

Following their Euro 2016 victory, Portugal participated in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. In their opening match, Portugal faced Mexico on 17 June, which ended in a 2–2 draw.[114] Three days later, Portugal faced hosts Russia 1–0 winning effort, with the only goal of the match being scored by Cristiano Ronaldo.[115] On 24 June, Portugal defeated New Zealand 4–0 to top their group and advance to the semi-finals of the competition.[116][117] Ronaldo was also man of the match in all three of Portugal's group stage matches.[118] Portugal was eliminated from the tournament after losing to Chile on penalties in the semi-finals.[119] The Portuguese finished in third place, after defeating Mexico 2–1 after extra time.[120]

Portugal lining up before a match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

In the 2018 FIFA World Cup preliminary draw, Portugal were placed in Group B along with Switzerland, Hungary, Faroe Islands, Andorra and Latvia. Portugal would only lose one match against Switzerland 2-0. However, Portugal got their revenge on their last group stage match defeating Switzerland 2-0, to top their group and qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

In the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Portugal were drawn into Group B with Spain, Morocco and Iran. In their opening match on 15 June, Portugal were against Spain, which ended in a 3–3 draw, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick.[121] Ronaldo scored the only goal in a 1–0 victory against Morocco, breaking Puskás' record.[122] Portugal faced Iran on 25 June, in their final group match, which ended in a 1–1 draw, leading Portugal to progress to the second round as group runners-up behind Spain.[123] On 30 June, Portugal were eliminated following a 2–1 defeat to Uruguay in the last 16.[124]

Gonçalo Guedes, who scored the winning goal against the Netherlands in the 2019 UEFA Nations League Final

Following the World Cup, Portugal was part of the inaugural UEFA Nations League, were the Seleção were placed in league A and were drawn into Group 3 with Italy and Poland. On 9 March 2018, UEFA announced that Portugal had expressed interest in bidding for the Nations League finals, which was later announced that the group winners would be appointed as the host.[125] Portugal started the league defeating Italy in a home 1–0 victory, with André Silva scoring the match's only goal.[126] In their second match, Portugal defeated Poland in a 3–2 away victory.[127][128] In the two remaining matches, Portugal faced Italy and Poland in a 0–0 away draw and Poland 1–1 home, respectively, to advance to the Nations League finals, thereby automatically winning hosting rights, which were confirmed by the UEFA Executive Committee on 3 December 2018.[129] In the semi-finals on 5 June 2019, Cristiano Ronaldo made his return to the team scoring a hat-trick against Switzerland to secure the host a spot in the final.[130] Four days later, in the finals at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto, Portugal defeated the Netherlands 1–0, with the only being scored by Gonçalo Guedes in the 60th minute.[131][132]

Portugal was drawn in Group B for UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying with Lithuania, Luxembourg, Ukraine and Serbia. Portugal drew its first home matches against Ukraine and Serbia, in a 0-0 and 1-1 draws respectively. In the next match, Portugal suffered a 2-1 away loss against Ukraine. Despite losing against Ukraine, Portugal managed to win their last away match against Luxembourg in a 2-0 away victory in Luxembourg City to finish second in their group, qualifying for the tournament. In the process, Fernando Santos overtook Luiz Felipe Scolari's record as the coach of the Portugal national team with most victories. Santos' team qualified for Euro 2020, being drawn with France, Germany and Hungary in a widely speculated "group of death".

Team image[edit]

Kits[edit]

Portugal's traditional home kit is mainly red with a green trim, reflecting the colours of the nation's flag. Over the years, the particular shade of red has alternated between a darker burgundy and a lighter scarlet. Both green and red shorts have been used to complete the strip.

The team's away kits, on the other hand, have varied more considerably. White has typically been preferred as a dominant colour, either with blue shorts, or red and green highlights. In recent times, all-black has been utilised, as has a turquoise-teal colour, the latter of which was prominently featured during the title-winning Euro 2016 campaign.

Media coverage[edit]

Portugal's qualifying, Nations League and friendly matches are broadcast by free-to-air public broadcaster RTP and pay-TV network Sport TV.[citation needed]

Results and fixtures[edit]

2020[edit]

5 September 2020 2020 UEFA Nations League Portugal  4–1  Croatia Porto, Portugal
20:45
Report
Stadium: Estádio do Dragão
Attendance: 0
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
8 September 2020 2020 UEFA Nations League Sweden  0–2  Portugal Solna, Sweden
20:45 Report
Stadium: Friends Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
7 October 2020 Friendly Portugal  0–0  Spain Lisbon, Portugal
20:45 Report Stadium: Estádio José Alvalade
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Paolo Valeri (Italy)
11 October 2020 2020 UEFA Nations League France  0–0  Portugal Saint-Denis, France
20:45 Report Stadium: Stade de France
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
14 October 2020 2020 UEFA Nations League Portugal  3–0  Sweden Lisbon, Portugal
20:45
Report Stadium: Estádio José Alvalade
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (Serbia)
11 November 2020 Friendly Portugal  7–0  Andorra Lisbon, Portugal
Report Stadium: Estádio da Luz
Attendance: 0
Referee: Alain Bieri (Switzerland)
14 November 2020 2020 UEFA Nations League Portugal  0–1  France Lisbon, Portugal
20:45 Report
Stadium: Estádio da Luz
Attendance: 0
Referee: Tobias Stieler (Germany)
17 November 2020 2020 UEFA Nations League Croatia  2–3  Portugal Split, Croatia
20:45
Report
Stadium: Stadion Poljud
Attendance: 0
Referee: Michael Oliver (England)

2021[edit]

24 March 2021 (2021-03-24) 2022 World Cup Q Portugal  1–0  Azerbaijan Turin, Italy
19:45 WET (UTC±0) Medvedev Goal 37' (o.g.) Report Stadium: Juventus Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Daniel Siebert (Germany)
27 March 2021 (2021-03-27) 2022 World Cup Q Serbia  2–2  Portugal Belgrade, Serbia
20:45
Report
Stadium: Stadion Rajko Mitić
Attendance: 0
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
30 March 2021 (2021-03-30) 2022 World Cup Q Luxembourg  1–3  Portugal Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
20:45
Report
Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel
Attendance: 0
Referee: Sergey Ivanov (Russia)
4 June 2021 (2021-06-04) Friendly Spain  v  Portugal Madrid,Spain
9 June 2021 (2021-06-09) Friendly Portugal  v  Israel
15 June 2021 Euro 2020 GS Hungary  Match 11  Portugal Budapest, Hungary
17:00 Report Stadium: Puskás Aréna
19 June 2021 Euro 2020 GS Portugal  Match 24  Germany Munich, Germany
17:00 Report Stadium: Allianz Arena
23 June 2021 Euro 2020 GS Portugal  Match 35  France Budapest, Hungary
20:00 Report Stadium: Puskás Aréna
1 September 2021 (2021-09-01) 2022 World Cup Q Portugal  v  Republic of Ireland Portugal
19:45 WEST (UTC+1) Report
4 September 2021 (2021-09-04) Friendly Qatar  v  Portugal
7 September 2021 (2021-09-07) 2022 World Cup Q Azerbaijan  v  Portugal Azerbaijan
18:00 AZT (20:00 UTC+4) Report
9 October 2021 (2021-10-09) Friendly Portugal  v  Qatar Portugal
12 October 2021 (2021-10-12) 2022 World Cup Q Portugal  v  Luxembourg Portugal
19:45 WEST (UTC+1) Report
11 November 2021 (2021-11-11) 2022 World Cup Q Republic of Ireland  v  Portugal Republic of Ireland
19:45 GMT (UTC±0) Report
14 November 2021 (2021-11-14) 2022 World Cup Q Portugal  v  Serbia Portugal
19:45 WET (UTC±0) Report

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Portugal Fernando Santos[133]
Assistant Coach Portugal Ilídio Vale[133]
Assistant Coach Portugal João Cavalcanti[133]
Assistant Coach Portugal João Rocha[133]
Goalkeeping Coach Portugal João Ferreira[133]

Coaching history[edit]

As of 30 March 2021
Manager Years Played Won Drawn Lost Win %
Portugal Committee 1921–1923 3 0 0 3 0.00
Portugal Ribeiro dos Reis[134] 1925–1926 5 1 0 4 20.00
Portugal Cândido de Oliveira[134] 1926–1929, 1935–1945, 1952 28 6 9 13 21.43
Portugal Maia Loureiro 1929 1 0 0 1 0.00
Portugal Laurindo Grijó 1930 4 2 0 2 50.00
Portugal Tavares da Silva[134] 1931, 1945–1947, 1951, 1955–1957 29 10 4 15 34.48
Portugal Salvador do Carmo 1932–1933, 1950, 1953–1954 12 3 4 5 25.00
Portugal Virgílio Paula 1947–1948 3 1 0 2 33.33
Portugal Armando Sampaio 1949 4 1 1 2 25.00
Portugal José Maria Antunes 1957–1960, 1962–1964, 1968–1969 31 9 4 18 29.03
Portugal Armando Ferreira 1961, 1962 6 1 1 4 16.67
Portugal Fernando Peyroteo 1961 2 0 0 2 0.00
Portugal Manuel da Luz Afonso 1964–1966 20 15 2 3 75.00
Portugal José Gomes da Silva 1967, 1970–1971 13 5 4 4 38.46
Portugal José Augusto 1972–1973 15 9 4 2 60.00
Portugal José Maria Pedroto[134] 1974–1976 15 6 4 5 40.00
Portugal Juca 1977–1978, 1980–1982, 1987–1989 34 15 7 12 44.12
Portugal Mário Wilson 1978–1980 10 5 2 3 50.00
Brazil Otto Glória 1964–1966, 1982–1983 7 3 1 3 42.86
Portugal Fernando Cabrita 1983–1984 9 5 2 2 55.56
Portugal José Augusto Torres 1984–1986 17 8 1 8 47.06
Portugal Ruy Seabra 1986–1987 6 1 4 1 16.67
Portugal Artur Jorge 1990–1991, 1996–1997 26 11 10 5 42.31
Portugal Carlos Queiroz 1991–1993, 2008–2010 50 25 17 8 50.00
Portugal Nelo Vingada 1994 2 0 2 0 0.00
Portugal António Oliveira[134] 1994–1996, 2000–2002 43 25 10 8 58.14
Portugal Humberto Coelho 1997–2000 24 16 4 4 66.67
Portugal Agostinho Oliveira 2002–2003 6 2 3 2 33.33
Brazil Luiz Felipe Scolari 2003–2008 74 42 18 14 56.76
Portugal Paulo Bento 2010–2014 44 24 11 9 54.55
Portugal Fernando Santos 2014– 82 51 19 12 62.20

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named to the squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification games against Azerbaijan, Serbia and Luxembourg on 24, 27 and 30 March 2021, respectively.[135][136]
Caps and goals are correct as of 30 March 2021, after the game against Luxembourg.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK José Sá (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 28) 0 0 Greece Olympiacos
12 1GK Anthony Lopes (1990-10-01) 1 October 1990 (age 30) 13 0 France Lyon
22 1GK Rui Silva (1994-02-07) 7 February 1994 (age 27) 0 0 Spain Granada

2 2DF Luís Neto (1988-05-26) 26 May 1988 (age 32) 19 0 Portugal Sporting CP
3 2DF Domingos Duarte (1995-03-10) 10 March 1995 (age 26) 2 0 Spain Granada
4 2DF Rúben Dias (1997-05-14) 14 May 1997 (age 24) 27 2 England Manchester City
5 2DF Nuno Mendes (2002-06-19) 19 June 2002 (age 18) 3 0 Portugal Sporting CP
6 2DF José Fonte (1983-12-22) 22 December 1983 (age 37) 45 0 France Lille
20 2DF João Cancelo (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 26) 26 4 England Manchester City
21 2DF Cédric Soares (1991-08-31) 31 August 1991 (age 29) 34 1 England Arsenal

8 3MF Bruno Fernandes (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 26) 27 2 England Manchester United
10 3MF Bernardo Silva (1994-08-10) 10 August 1994 (age 26) 54 7 England Manchester City
11 3MF João Palhinha (1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 25) 3 1 Portugal Sporting CP
13 3MF Danilo Pereira (1991-09-09) 9 September 1991 (age 29) 45 2 France Paris Saint-Germain
14 3MF Sérgio Oliveira (1992-06-02) 2 June 1992 (age 28) 10 0 Portugal Porto
16 3MF Renato Sanches (1997-08-18) 18 August 1997 (age 23) 24 2 France Lille
18 3MF Rúben Neves (1997-03-13) 13 March 1997 (age 24) 20 0 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
3MF João Moutinho (Vice-captain) (1986-09-08) 8 September 1986 (age 34) 130 7 England Wolverhampton Wanderers

7 4FW Cristiano Ronaldo (Captain) (1985-02-05) 5 February 1985 (age 36) 173 103 Italy Juventus
9 4FW André Silva (1995-11-06) 6 November 1995 (age 25) 38 16 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
15 4FW Rafa Silva (1993-05-17) 17 May 1993 (age 28) 20 0 Portugal Benfica
17 4FW Diogo Jota (1996-12-04) 4 December 1996 (age 24) 12 6 England Liverpool
19 4FW Pedro Neto (2000-03-09) 9 March 2000 (age 21) 3 1 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
23 4FW João Félix (1999-11-10) 10 November 1999 (age 21) 16 3 Spain Atlético Madrid

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Portugal squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Rui Patrício (4th captain) (1988-02-15) 15 February 1988 (age 33) 92 0 England Wolverhampton v.  Azerbaijan, 24 March 2021 INJ
GK Bruno Varela (1994-11-04) 4 November 1994 (age 26) 0 0 Portugal Vitória de Guimarães v.  Sweden, 14 October 2020

DF Pepe (3rd captain) (1983-02-26) 26 February 1983 (age 38) 113 7 Portugal Porto v.  Azerbaijan, 24 March 2021 INJ
DF Raphaël Guerreiro (1993-12-22) 22 December 1993 (age 27) 45 2 Germany Borussia Dortmund v.  Azerbaijan, 24 March 2021 INJ
DF Nélson Semedo (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 (age 27) 17 0 England Wolverhampton v.  Croatia, 17 November 2020
DF Mário Rui (1991-05-27) 27 May 1991 (age 29) 11 0 Italy Napoli v.  Croatia, 17 November 2020
DF Rúben Semedo (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 27) 3 0 Greece Olympiacos v.  Croatia, 17 November 2020

MF William Carvalho (1992-04-07) 7 April 1992 (age 29) 64 4 Spain Betis v.  Croatia, 17 November 2020
MF André Gomes (1993-07-30) 30 July 1993 (age 27) 29 0 England Everton v.  Croatia, 5 September 2020 INJ

FW Francisco Trincão (1999-12-29) 29 December 1999 (age 21) 6 0 Spain Barcelona v.  Croatia, 17 November 2020
FW Paulinho (1992-11-09) 9 November 1992 (age 28) 3 2 Portugal Sporting CP v.  Croatia, 17 November 2020
FW Gonçalo Guedes (1996-11-29) 29 November 1996 (age 24) 22 6 Spain Valencia v.  Sweden, 8 September 2020

COV Player withdrew from the squad due to contracting COVID-19.
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Player retired from international football.
OTH Player withdrew from the squad due to other reasons.

Statistics[edit]

Individual records[edit]

Most goals scored in one World Cup
9 – Eusébio (1966)[137]
Most goals scored in World Cup
9 – Eusébio (1966)[137]
Most matches played in World Cup
17 – Cristiano Ronaldo (2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018)[121]
Most goals scored in one European Championship
4 – Nuno Gomes (2000)[138]
Most goals scored in European Championship
9 – Cristiano Ronaldo (2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016)[139]
Most matches played in European Championship
21 – Cristiano Ronaldo (2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016)[140]
Oldest player
38 years, 8 months and 3 days – Vítor Damas (1–3 against Morocco on 11 June 1986)[141]
Oldest outfield player
38 years, 1 month and 4 days – Ricardo Carvalho (3–3 against Hungary on 22 June 2016)[142]
Oldest goalscorer
36 years, 10 months and 11 days – Ricardo Carvalho (2–1 against Serbia on 29 March 2015)[143]
Youngest debutant
17 years, 6 months and 24 days – Paulo Futre (5–0 against Finland on 21 September 1983)[144]
Youngest goalscorer
17 years, 9 months and 25 days – Fernando Chalana (2–1 against Cyprus on 5 December 1976)
Longest national career
17 years, 7 months and 10 days  – Cristiano Ronaldo (From 20 August 2003 to 30 March 2021) 
Longest national career for an outfield player
17 years, 7 months and 10 days  – Cristiano Ronaldo (From 20 August 2003 to 30 March 2021)
Youngest player to reach 100 caps
27 years, 8 months and 11 days – Cristiano Ronaldo (1–1 against Northern Ireland on 16 October 2012)[145]
Most hat-tricks
9 – Cristiano Ronaldo (includes four goals against Andorra on 7 October 2016 and Lithuania on 10 September 2019)[146]
Most pokers
2 – Cristiano Ronaldo
Youngest player to score a hat-trick
20 years, 11 months and 4 days – André Silva (6–0 against Faroe Islands on 10 October 2016)[147]

Most capped players[edit]

Cristiano Ronaldo is Portugal's most capped player and all-time top scorer.
As of matches played 30 March 2021[148]
Players in bold are still active for the national team.
Rank Player Caps Goals First cap Latest cap
1 Cristiano Ronaldo 173 103 20 August 2003 30 March 2021
2 João Moutinho 130 7 17 August 2005 24 March 2021
3 Luís Figo 127 32 12 October 1991 8 July 2006
4 Pepe 113 7 21 November 2007 14 October 2020
5 Nani 112 24 1 September 2006 2 July 2017
6 Fernando Couto 110 8 19 December 1990 30 June 2004
7 Bruno Alves 96 11 5 June 2007 7 June 2018
8 Rui Costa 94 26 31 March 1993 4 July 2004
9 Rui Patrício 92 0 17 November 2010 17 November 2020
10 Ricardo Carvalho 89 5 11 October 2003 22 June 2016

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of matches played 30 March 2021[149]
Players in bold are still active for the national team.
Rank Player Goals Caps Average First cap Latest cap
1 Cristiano Ronaldo (list) 103 173 0.60 20 August 2003 30 March 2021
2 Pauleta (list) 47 88 0.53 20 August 1997 8 July 2006
3 Eusébio (list) 41 64 0.64 8 October 1961 13 October 1973
4 Luís Figo 32 127 0.25 12 October 1991 8 July 2006
5 Nuno Gomes 29 79 0.37 24 January 1996 11 October 2011
6 Hélder Postiga 27 71 0.38 13 June 2003 14 November 2014
7 Rui Costa 26 94 0.28 31 March 1993 4 July 2004
8 Nani 24 112 0.21 1 September 2006 2 July 2017
9 João Pinto 23 81 0.30 12 October 1991 14 June 2002
10 Nené 22 66 0.33 21 April 1971 23 June 1984
Simão 22 85 0.26 18 October 1998 29 June 2010

Competitive record[edit]

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pos Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter Declined participation
Kingdom of Italy 1934 Did not qualify 2nd 2 0 0 2 1 11
French Third Republic 1938 2nd 1 0 0 1 1 2
Fourth Brazilian Republic 1950 2nd 2 0 1 1 3 7
Switzerland 1954 2nd 2 0 1 1 1 9
Sweden 1958 3rd 4 1 1 2 4 7
Chile 1962 2nd 4 1 1 2 9 7
England 1966 Third Place 3rd 6 5 0 1 17 8 1st 6 4 1 1 9 4
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify 4th 6 1 2 3 8 10
West Germany 1974 2nd 6 2 3 1 10 6
Argentina 1978 2nd 6 4 1 1 12 6
Spain 1982 4th 8 3 1 4 8 11
Mexico 1986 Group Stage 17th 3 1 0 2 2 4 2nd 8 5 0 3 12 10
Italy 1990 Did not qualify 3rd 8 4 2 2 11 8
United States 1994 3rd 10 6 2 2 18 5
France 1998 3rd 10 5 4 1 12 4
South Korea Japan 2002 Group Stage 21st 3 1 0 2 6 4 1st 10 7 3 0 33 7
Germany 2006 Fourth Place 4th 7 4 1* 2 7 5 1st 12 9 3 0 35 5
South Africa 2010 Round of 16 11th 4 1 2 1 7 1 P/O 12 7 4 1 19 5
Brazil 2014 Group Stage 18th 3 1 1 1 4 7 P/O 12 8 3 1 24 11
Russia 2018 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 6 6 1st 10 9 0 1 32 4
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total Third place 7/21 30 14 6 10 49 35 139 76 33 30 262 139
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA European Championship[edit]

UEFA European Championship record UEFA European Championship qualifying record
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D* L GF GA
France 1960 Did not qualify 4 3 0 1 8 8
Spain 1964 3 1 0 2 4 5
Italy 1968 6 2 2 2 6 6
Belgium 1972 6 3 1 2 10 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976 6 2 3 1 5 7
Italy 1980 8 4 1 3 10 11
France 1984 Semi-finals 3rd 4 1 2 1 4 4 6 5 0 1 11 6
West Germany 1988 Did not qualify 8 2 4 2 6 8
Sweden 1992 8 5 1 2 11 4
England 1996 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 1 1 5 2 10 7 2 1 29 7
Belgium Netherlands 2000 Semi-finals 3rd 5 4 0 1 10 4 10 7 2 1 32 4
Portugal 2004 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 1* 2 8 6 Qualified as hosts
Austria Switzerland 2008 Quarter-finals 7th 4 2 0 2 7 6 14 7 6 1 24 10
Poland Ukraine 2012 Semi-finals 3rd[a] 5 3 1* 1 6 4 10 6 2 2 27 14
France 2016 Champions 1st 7 3 4* 0 9 5 8 7 0 1 11 5
Europe 2020 Qualified 8 5 2 1 22 6
Germany 2024 To be determined To be determined
Total 1 title 8/16 35 18 9 8 49 31 115 66 26 23 216 107
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks. Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

UEFA Nations League[edit]

UEFA Nations League record
Season** Division Group Pld W D* L GF GA P/R Rank
Portugal 2018–19 A 3 6 4 2 0 9 4 Same position 1st
Italy 2020–21 A 3 6 4 1 1 12 4 Same position 5th
2022–23 A To be determined
Total 12 8 3 1 21 8 1 title
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Group stage played home and away. Flag shown represents host nation for the finals stage. Red border colour indicates the finals stage will be held on home soil

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did not qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995
Saudi Arabia 1997
Mexico 1999
South KoreaJapan 2001
France 2003
Germany 2005
South Africa 2009
Brazil 2013
Russia 2017 Third place 3rd 5 3 2* 0 9 3
Total Third place 1/10 5 3 2 0 9 3
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games[edit]

Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since 1992.

Olympic Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Greece 1896 No football tournament
France 1900 Did not enter
United States 1904
United Kingdom 1908
Sweden 1912
Belgium 1920
France 1924
Netherlands 1928 Quarter-finals 3 2 0 1 7 5
United States 1932 No football tournament
Germany 1936 Did not enter
United Kingdom 1948
Finland 1952
Australia 1956
Italy 1960
Japan 1964
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976
Soviet Union 1980
United States 1984 Did not qualify
South Korea 1988
Since 1992 See Portugal Olympic football team
Total Quarter-finals 1/19 3 2 0 1 7 5
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Minor tournaments[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GF GA
Brazil 1964 Taça de Nações Third place, round-robin 3rd 3 0 1 2 2 7
Brazil 1972 Brazil Independence Cup Runners-up 2nd 8 6 1 1 17 5
United States 1992 U.S. Cup Round-robin 4th 3 0 1 2 0 3
Canada 1995 SkyDome Cup Winners, round-robin 1st 2 1 1 0 2 1
Total 1 title 16 7 4 5 21 16
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

All-time results[edit]

The following table shows Portugal's all-time international record, correct as of 17 November 2020.

Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA
Total 630 304 147 178 1057 726

Source: [1]

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Though there was no third place playoff, UEFA decided in the 2012 edition to award the semi-final losers (Germany and Portugal) bronze medals for the first time.[150]

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