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PORTUGAL National Football Team La Selección de Fútbol de Portugal
  THEFIFAWORLDCUPS    
PORTUGAL AT THE WORLD CUPS  
   
                                           
                                           
                                           
   
   
                                           
                                         
                                         
                           
  We play football. We love football.          
  We breathe football. We live football.        
                             
                                         
                                         
  PORTUGAL  
     
     
 

The Portugal national football team (Portuguese: Seleção Nacional de Futebol de Portugal) represents Portugal in international football and is controlled by Portuguese Football Federation (Portuguese: Federação Portuguesa de Futebol, FPF), the governing body for football in Portugal.

The FPF was founded in 1914, became a of FIFA in 1923, and a member of UEFA in 1954. Football was brought to Portugal in 1875 by Portuguese students educated in the English public school system. However, the Primeira Liga was not founded until 1934, almost 60 years later. The first champion was FC Porto in the 1934-1935 season, and the runner-up was Sporting CP. Since then, Portugal's top clubs have been Benfica with 32 championships, FC Porto with 29, and Sporting CP with 22.

Portugal is one of the important teams in Europe, even when they have not got any major title so far. Moreover, it is worth noting that Portugal has one of the best players in the world: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo.

 
       
       
  QUICK FACTS  
       
       
 
  Association
  Federação Portuguesa de Futebol   
  Confederation
  UEFA
  Nickname
  Selecção das Quinas - Clube Portugal
  Foundation year
 1914
  Affiliate since
 1923
  Topscorer in WC
  Eusébio: 9
  Head Coach
  Fernando Santos
 Info:ceo@fpf.pt
  Titles
  None
 
       
       
  TITLES  
   
 
 
WORLD CUP
Gold
Silver
Bronze
 1966 England  
3

 

UEFA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Gold
Silver
Bronze
 2004 Portugal  
2
       
       
  PORTUGAL APPEARANCES AT WORLD CUPS  
       
       
 
Nro
Flag
World Cup
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
Rd
Pos
Par
Pt
P/Par
Ap.
Total
26
13
4
9
43
29
14
37
7.78
12.33
28.00
19
20.05
6
8
 1966 England
6
5
0
1
17
8
9
10
1.67
TP
3
16
6
0.18
1
13
 1986 Mexico
3
1
0
2
2
4
-2
2
0.67
1R
17
24
1
0.70
2
17
 2002 Korea-Japan
3
1
0
2
6
4
2
3
1.00
1R
21
32
1
0.65
3
18
 2006 Germany
7
4
1
2
7
5
2
13
1.86
FP
4
32
8
0.12
4
19
 2010 South Africa
4
1
2
1
7
1
6
5
1.25
2R
11
32
2
0.34
5
20
 2014 Brazil
3
1
1
1
4
7
-3
4
1.33
1R
18
32
1
0.56
6
 
       
 
 Where: Perf: Pts/Pld     Rd: Round     Pos: Position in the WC     Total Pos: SUM(Pos)/Ap     Par: No. participants    
 Pt: How many points scores in the WC. Champion: 32, Finalist: 16, TP: 12, FP: 8, QF: 4, R16: 2, FR: 1
 P/Par: Pos/Par     Total P/Par: SUM(P/Par + 1.25 * each World Cup uncontested)/20    Ap: Appearances
 
     
       
  HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS (AT WORLD CUPS)  
     
     
 
More Played Matches
Nro
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
%Won
%Lost
1
 England
3
1
1
1
33%
33%
2
 Brazil
2
1
1
0
50%
0%
3
 Germany
2
0
0
2
0%
100%
4
 North Korea
2
0
0
0
100%
0%
5
 Poland
2
1
0
1
50%
50%
6
 United States
2
0
1
1
0%
50%
7
 Angola
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
8
 Bulgaria
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
9
 Cote d'Ivoire
1
0
1
0
0%
0%
10
 France
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
11
 Ghana
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
12
 Hungary
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
13
 Iran
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
14
 Korea Republic
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
15
 Mexico
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
16
 Morocco
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
17
 Netherlands
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
18
 Soviet Union
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
19
 Spain
1
0
0
1
0%
100%

 

Best Results
Nro
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
%Won
%Lost
1
 North Korea
2
0
0
0
100%
0%
2
 Iran
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
3
 Netherlands
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
4
 Mexico
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
5
 Angola
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
6
 Ghana
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
7
 Bulgaria
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
8
 Hungary
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
9
 Soviet Union
1
1
0
0
100%
0%

 

Worst Results
Nro
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
%Won
%Lost
1
 Germany
2
0
0
2
0%
100%
2
 Korea Republic
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
3
 France
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
4
 Morocco
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
5
 Spain
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
 
     
     
  GOALSCORERS AT WORLD CUPS
   
   
Players in bold are those who were the topscorers of the World Cup  
   
Nro
Player
TG
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
74
78
82
86
90
94
98
02
06
10
14
43
17
2
6
7
7
4
1
 Eusébio
9
9
 
2
 Pauleta
4
3
1
 
3
 José Augusto
3
3
 
 Torres
3
3
 
 Cristiano Ronaldo
3
1
1
1
6
 Maniche
2
2
 
 Simão
2
1
1
 
 Tiago
2
2
 
9
 António Simões
1
1
 
 Beto
1
1
 
 Carlos Manuel
1
1
 
 Deco
1
1
 
 Diamantino Miranda
1
1
 
 Hugo Almeida
1
1
 
 Liédson
1
1
 
 Nuno Gomes
1
1
 
 Raul Meireles
1
1
 
 Rui Costa
1
1
 
 Silvestre Varela
1
                                     
1
 Nani
1
                                     
1
21
 Own goals
3
1
1
1
 
     
     
  TOP GOALSCORERS AT ALL COMPETITIONS  
       
     
  Players in bold are still active in the competence - As of March 31, 2015  
     
 
#
Name
Goals
Caps
AVG/Games
Career
1
 Cristiano Ronaldo
52
119
0.44
2003-Present
2
 Pauleta
47
88
0.53
1997-06
3
 Eusébio
41
64
0.64
1961-73
4
 Luís Figo
32
127
0.25
1991-06
5
 Nuno Gomes
29
79
0.37
1996-2011
6
 Hélder Postiga
27
71
0.38
2003-Present
7
 Rui Costa
26
94
0.28
1993-04
8
 João Pinto
23
81
0.28
1991-02
9
 Nené
22
66
0.33
1971-84
 Simão
22
85
0.26
1998-2010
 
       
       
  MOST CAPPED PLAYERS AT ALL COMPETITIONS  
     
   
  Players in bold are still active in the competence - As of March 31, 2015  
   
#
Name
Caps
Career
1
 Luís Figo
127
1991-06
2
 Cristiano Ronaldo
119
2003-Present
3
 Fernando Couto
110
1990-04
4
 Rui Costa
94
1993-04
5
 Pauleta
88
1997-06
6
 Simão
85
1998-10
7
 Nani
84
2006-Present
8
 João Pinto
81
1991-01
9
 Vítor Baía
80
1990-02
10
 Ricardo
79
2001-08
 Nuno Gomes
79
1996-11
 
       
       
  SQUADS  
       
       
   
     
 

  

 
  AWARDED PLAYERS  
     
     
 
BALLON d'OR
#
Name
Year
Rank
Team
Cou
1
 Cristiano Ronaldo
2011
2
 Real Madrid 
2
 Cristiano Ronaldo
2012
2
 Real Madrid 
3
 Cristiano Ronaldo
2013
1
 Real Madrid 

 

WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
#
Name
Year
Rank
Team
Cou
1
 Luís Figo
2000
2
 Real Madrid
 Barcelona
2
 Luís Figo
2001
1
 Real Madrid
3
 Cristiano Ronaldo
2007
3
 Manchester United
4
 Cristiano Ronaldo
2008
1
 Manchester United
5
 Cristiano Ronaldo
2009
2
 Manchester United

 

IFFHS GOALKEEPER OF THE CENTURY
#
Name
Votes
Years
1
 Eusébio
370
1957-79
2
 Mário Coluna
16
1954-72

 

IFFHS GOALKEEPER OF THE CENTURY
#
Name
Votes
Years
1
 Alberto Costa Pereira
10
1954-67
 
   
   
  COACHES  
   
   
 
#
Cou
Name
P
W
D
L
%Won
Years
1
 Committee
3
0
0
3
0%
1921-23
2
 Ribeiro dos Reis
5
1
0
4
20%
1925-26
3
 Cândido de Oliveira
28
6
9
13
21%
1926-29, 35-45, 52
4
 Maia Loureiro
1
0
0
1
0%
1929
5
 Laurindo Grijó
4
2
0
2
50%
1930
6
 Tavares da Silva
29
10
4
15
34%
1931, 45-47, 51, 55-57
7
 Salvador do Carmo
12
3
4
5
25%
1932-33, 50, 53-54
8
 Virgílio Paula
3
1
0
2
33%
1947-48
9
 Armando Sampaio
4
1
1
2
25%
1949
10
 José Maria Antunes
31
9
4
18
29%
1957-60, 62-64, 68-69
11
 Armando Ferreira
6
1
1
4
17%
1961, 62
12
 Fernando Peyroteo
2
0
0
2
0%
1961
13
 Manuel da Luz Afonso
20
15
2
3
75%
1964-66
14
 José Gomes da Silva
13
5
4
4
38%
1967, 70-71
15
 José Augusto
15
9
4
2
60%
1972-73
16
 Otto Glória
7
3
1
3
43%
1966, 82-83
17
 José Maria Pedroto
15
6
4
5
40%
1974-76
18
 Juca
34
15
7
12
44%
1977-78, 80-82, 87-89
19
 Mário Wilson
10
5
2
3
50%
1978-80
20
 Fernando Cabrita
9
5
2
2
55%
1983-84
21
 José Augusto Torres
17
8
1
8
47%
1984-86
22
 Ruy Seabra
6
1
4
1
17%
1986-87
23
 Artur Jorge
26
11
10
5
42%
1990-91, 96-97
24
 Carlos Queiroz
49
25
16
8
51%
1991-93, 08-10
25
 Nelo Vingada
2
0
2
0
0%
1994
26
 António Oliveira
6
2
3
1
33%
1994-96, 00-02
27
 Humberto Coelho
24
16
4
4
67%
1997-00
28
 Agostinho Oliveira
6
2
3
1
33%
2002, 10
29
 Luiz Felipe Scolari
74
42
18
14
57%
2003-08
30
 Paulo Bento
46
26
12
8
56%
2010-14
31
 Fernando Santos
4
3
0
1
75%
2014-Present
   
   
  Coaches with most appearances  
   
   
 
#
Cou
Name
P
W
D
L
%Won
Years
1
 Luiz Felipe Scolari
74
42
18
14
57%
2003-08
2
 Carlos Queiroz
49
25
16
8
51%
1991-93, 08-10
3
 Paulo Bento
46
26
12
8
56%
2010-14
4
 Juca
34
15
7
12
44%
1977-78, 80-82, 87-89
 
     
  FIXTURES AND RESULTS  
   
   
  2013  
   
   
#
Date
Place
Score
Competition
1
6 Feb 13
Guimarães, Portugal
2-3
Ecuador
F
2
22 Mar 13
Ramat Gan, Israel
3-3
Israel
3
26 Mar 13
Baku, Azerbaijan
2-0
Azerbaijan
4
7 Jun 13
Lisbon, Portugal
1-0
Russia
5
10 Jun 13
Geneva, Switzerland
1-0
Croatia
F
6
14 Aug 13
FaroLoulé, Portugal
1-1
Netherlands
F
7
6 Sep 13
Belfast, Northern Ireland
4-2
Northern Ireland
8
9 Sep 13
Foxborough, USA
1-3
Brazil
F
9
11 Oct 13
Lisbon, Portugal
1-1
Israel
10
15 Oct 13
Coimbra, Portugal
3-0
Luxembourg
11
15 Nov 13
Lisbon, Portugal
1-0
Sweden
12
19 Nov 13
Solna, Sweden
3-2
Sweden
 
   
   
  2014  
   
   
#
Date
Place
Score
Competition
1
5 Mar 14
Leiria, Portugal
5-1
Cameroon
F
2
31 May 14
Lisbon, Portugal
0-0
Greece
F
3
6 Jun 14
Foxborough, USA
1-0
Mexico
F
4
10 Jun 14
New Jersey, USA
5-1
Republic of Ireland
F
5
16 Jun 14
Salvador, Brazil
0-4
Germany
6
22 Jun 14
Manaus Brazil
2-2
United States
7
26 Jun 14
Brasília, Brazil
2-1
Ghana
8
7 Sep 14
Aveiro, Portugal 
0-1
Albania
9
14 Oct 14
Copenhagen, Denmark
1-0
Denmark
10
14 Nov 14
Estádio Algarve, Portugal
1-0
Armenia
11
18 Nov 14
Manchester, England
1-0
Argentina
F
 
   
   
  2015  
   
   
#
Date
Place
Score
Competition
1
29 Mar 15
Lisbon, Portugal
2-1
Serbia
2
31 Mar 15
Estoril, Portugal
0-2
Cape Verde
F
3
13 Jun 15
Yerevan, Armenia
Armenia
4
16 Jun 15
Qatar
Italy
5
7 Sep 15
Elbasan, Albania
Albania
6
8 Oct 15
Portugal
Denmark
7
11 Oct 15
Belgrade, Serbia
Serbia
8
13 Nov 15
Sydney, Australia
Australia
F
 
 
     
  PLAYERS' CLUBS  
   
   
Pos
Logo
Team
Players
Country
Flag
1
  Sporting CP
25
  Portugal
2
  Benfica
22
  Portugal
3
  Porto
20
  Portugal
4
  Real Madrid
6
  Spain
5
  Chelsea
5
  England
  Belenenses
5
  Portugal
  Sporting Braga
5
  Portugal
  Valencia CF
5
  Spain
9
  Boavista
4
  Portugal
10
  Manchester United
2
  England
  Lazio
2
  Italy
  Internazionale
2
  Italy
  Dynamo Moscow
2
  Russia
  Zenit Saint Petersburg
2
  Russia
  Atlético Madrid
2
  Spain
  Fenerbahçe
2
  Turkey
17
  Liverpool
1
  England
  Fulham
1
  England
  Everton
1
  England
  Paris Saint-Germain
1
  France
  AS Monaco
1
  France
  Lille
1
  France
  Olympique Lyonnaise
1
  France
  Bordeaux
1
  France
  VfL Wolfsburg
1
  Germany
  VfB Stuttgart
1
  Germany
  Werder Bremen
1
  Germany
  Iraklis Thessaloniki F.C.
1
  Greece
  Milan
1
  Italy
  Fiorentina
1
  Italy
  Leixões
1
  Portugal
  Académica de Coimbra
1
  Portugal
  Vitória Setúbal
1
  Portugal
  RCD Espanyol
1
  Spain
  Sevilla
1
  Spain
  Málaga
1
  Spain
  Barcelona
1
  Spain
  Beşiktaş
1
  Turkey
  Dynamo Kyiv
1
  Ukraine
 
 
     
  MATCHES AT WORLD CUPS  
   
   
  1966 England World Cup
     
First Round: Match 1
3-1
Hungary    
Date: 13 July 1966 F. Bene 60'  
Stadium: Old Trafford    
Venue: Manchester      
Attendance: 29,886    
Referee: Leo Callaghan (Wales)    
 
           
First Round: Match 2
3-0
Bulgaria    
Date: 16 July 1966
I. Vutsov o.g. 17'
   
Stadium: Old Trafford    
Venue: Manchester  
Attendance: 25438    
Referee: José María Codesal (Uruguay)    
 
     
First Round: Match 3
3-1
Brazil    
Date: 19 July 1966 Rildo 73'  
Stadium: Goodison Park
Eusébio 27', 85'
   
Venue: Liverpool      
Attendance: 58479      
Referee: George McCabe (England)    
 
     
Quarter-finals: Match 4
5-3
North Korea    
Date: 23 July 1966
Eusébio 27', 43', 56', 59'
Pak Seung-Zin 1'  
Stadium: Goodison Park Lee Dong-Woon 22'  
Venue: Liverpool   Yang Seung-Kook 25'  
Attendance: 40,248      
Referee: Menachem Ashkenazi (Israel)      
     
Semi-finals: Match 5
2-1
Portugal    
Date: 26 July 1966
B. Charlton 30', 80'
  Eusébio 82'  
Stadium: Wembley Stadium      
Venue: London      
Attendance: 94,493    
Referee: Pierre Schwinte (France)    
 
   
Third-place: Match 6
2-1
Soviet Union    
Date: 28 July 1966 E. Malofeyev 43'  
Stadium: Wembley Stadium    
Venue: London      
Attendance: 87,696      
Referee: Ken Dagnall (England)      
 
   
  1986 Mexico World Cup
   
First Round: Match 7
1-0
England  
Date: 3 June 1986  
Stadium: Estadio Tecnológico
 
Venue: Monterrey    
Attendance: 23,000    
Referee: Volker Roth (West Germany)  
   
First Round: Match 8
Poland
1-0
Portugal  
Date: 7 June 1986  
Stadium: Estadio Universitario
 
Venue: Monterrey    
Attendance: 19,915    
Referee: Ali Bin Nasser (Tunisia)  
   
First Round: Match 9
Morocco
3-1
Portugal  
Date: 11 June 1986
A. Khairi 19', 27'
Diamantino 79'
Stadium: Estadio Tres de Marzo  
Venue: Guadalajara    
Attendance: 28,000  
Referee: Alan Snoddy (Northern Ireland)  
       
  2002 Korea-Japan World Cup
 
First Round: Match 10
3-2
Portugal
Date: 5 June 2002 Beto 39'
Stadium: Suwon World Cup Stadium
J. Costa o.g. 29'
J. Agoos o.g. 71'
Venue: Suwon  
Attendance: 37,306    
Referee: Byron Moreno (Ecuador)  
 
First Round: Match 11
4-0
Poland
Date: 10 June 2002
Pauleta 14', 65', 77'
 
Stadium: Jeonju World Cup Stadium  
Venue: Jeonju    
Attendance: 31,000    
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)  
 
First Round: Match 12
1-0
Portugal
Date: 14 June 2002  
Stadium: Incheon Munhak Stadium    
Venue: Incheon    
Attendance: 50,239  
Referee: Ángel Sánchez (Argentina)  
     
  2006 Germany World Cup
   
First Round: Match 13
1-0
Angola  
Date: 11 June 2006  
Stadium: RheinEnergieStadion    
Venue: Cologne    
Attendance: 45,000    
Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)  
   
First Round: Match 14
2-0
Iran  
Date: 17 June 2006
Deco 63'
 
Stadium: Commerzbank-Arena  
Venue: Frankfurt    
Attendance: 48,000    
Referee: Éric Poulat (France)  
   
First Round: Match 15
2-1
Mexico  
Date: 21 June 2006 F. Fonseca 29'
Stadium: Veltins-Arena
Simão 24'
 
Venue: Gelsenkirchen    
Attendance: 52,000  
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)  
   
Round of 16: Match 16
1-0
Netherlands  
Date: 25 June 2006  
Stadium: EasyCredit-Stadion    
Venue: Nuremberg    
Attendance: 41,000    
Referee: Valentin Ivanov (Russia)  
  a.e.t.  
Quarter-finals: Match 17
0-0
England  
Date: 1 July 2006    
Stadium: Veltins-Arena
Penalties
1-0
F. Lampard
X
X
1-1
O. Hargreaves
X
1-1
S. Gerrard
X
2-1
J. Carragher
X
3-1    
Venue: Gelsenkirchen
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Semi-finals: Match 18
1-0
Portugal  
Date: 5 July 2006  
Stadium: Allianz Arena    
Venue: Munich    
Attendance: 66,000    
Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)  
   
Third-place: Match 19
3-1
Portugal  
Date: 8 July 2006 Nuno Gomes 88'
Stadium: Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion
Petit o.g. 60'
 
Venue: Stuttgart    
Attendance: 52,000  
  Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)  
       
  2010 South Africa World Cup
   
First Round: Match 20
0-0
Portugal  
Date: 15 June 2006    
Stadium: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium    
Venue: Port Elizabeth    
Attendance: 37,034    
Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)  
   
First Round: Match 21
7-0
North Korea  
Date: 21 June 2006  
Stadium: Cape Town Stadium
Simão 53'
 
Venue: Cape Town  
Attendance: 63,644
Tiago 60', 89'
 
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)  
     
   
First Round: Match 22
0-0
Brazil  
Date: 25 June 2006    
Stadium: Moses Mabhida Stadium    
Venue: Durban    
Attendance: 62,712  
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)  
   
Round of 16: Match 23
1-0
Portugal  
Date: 29 June 2010  
Stadium: Cape Town Stadium    
Venue: Cape Town    
Attendance: 62,955    
Referee: Héctor Baldassi (Argentina)    
       
  2014 Brazil World Cup
   
First Round: Match 24
4-0
Portugal
Date: 16 June 2014
T. Müller 12', 45+1', 78'
Stadium: Arena Fonte Nova
M. Hummels 32' 
Venue: Salvador
Attendance: 51,081
Referee: Milorad Mažić (S)
   
First Round: Match 25
2-2
Portugal
Date: 22 June 2014 Nani 5' 
Stadium: Arena Amazônia
C. Dempsey 81' 
S. Varela 90+5'
Venue: Manaus
Attendance: 40,123
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina) 
   
First Round: Match 26
2-1
Ghana
Date: 26 June 2014
J. Boye 31' (o.g.) 
A. Gyan 57' 
Stadium: Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
Venue: Brasília
Attendance: 67,540
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
       
   
  
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