The Portugal national football team (Portuguese: Seleção Portuguesa de Futebol) has represented Portugal in international men’s football competition since 1921. The national team is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), the governing body for football in Portugal. Portugal’s home matches are played at various stadiums throughout Portugal, and its primary training ground and technical headquarters, Cidade do Futebol, is located in Oeiras. 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
How many World Cups has Portugal won?
Portugal has never won the World Cup so far. Their best result was a third-place finish in 1966.
How did Portugal qualify for the 2022 World Cup?
But Cristiano Ronaldo and co. secured their tickets to the World Cup by overcoming Turkey and North Macedonia in the qualifying playoffs. They have drawn in Group H along with Uruguay, Ghana, and South Korea.
When did Portugal make their World Cup debut?
The Navigators made their World Cup debut in the 1966 edition. They had a phenomenal run in their debut campaign as they ended up in third place. Although they were placed in a complicated group that comprised of teams like Hungary, Brazil, and Bulgaria, Eusebio and co. came out on top. They won all the three matches convincingly and even put three past Brazil.
In the quarterfinals, they beat North Korea 5-3 with Eusebio scoring four of the five goals. However, they were beaten in the last four by eventual winners in England, courtesy of a brace by Bobby Charlton. They finished with the bronze medal as they beat Soviet Union in the third-place play-off. Eusebio was in blistering form during the competition and scored nine goals which is still a record for Portugal.
Who is the legend of Portugal?
Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or award and four European Golden Shoes, the most by a European player. He has won 32 trophies in his career, including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League. Ronaldo holds the records for most appearances (183), most goals (140), and assists (42) in the Champions League, most goals in the European Championship (14), most international goals by a male player (117), and most international appearances by a European male (189). He is one of the few players to have made over 1,100 professional career appearances, and has scored over 800 official senior career goals for club and country.
Ronaldo began his senior career with Sporting CP, before signing with Manchester United in 2003, aged 18, winning the FA Cup in his first season. He would also go onto win three consecutive Premier League titles, the Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup; at age 23, he won his first Ballon d’Or. Ronaldo was the subject of the then-most expensive association football transfer when he signed for Real Madrid in 2009 in a transfer worth €94 million (£80 million), where he won 15 trophies, including two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey, and four Champions Leagues, and became the club’s all-time top goalscorer. He won back-to-back Ballons d’Or in 2013 and 2014, and again in 2016 and 2017, and was runner-up three times behind Lionel Messi, his perceived career rival. In 2018, he signed for Juventus in a transfer worth an initial €100 million (£88 million), the most expensive transfer for an Italian club and the most expensive for a player over 30 years old.
Has Ronaldo won a World Cup with Portugal?
The highest scorer in men’s international soccer has never won the sport’s biggest prize, but he will get another chance this year in Qatar.
Ronaldo will be playing in his 10th straight major tournament in a streak that started at the 2004 European Championship and includes four World Cups and four other European tournaments, a competition he helped Portugal win in 2016.
Ronaldo is the only player to have scored at least once in nine top tournaments in a row, and will be able to extend many of his international records in Qatar, including his 115-goal mark with the national team. He also is the active Portugal player with the most World Cup goals with seven, two shy of Eusebio’s nine.
In 17 World Cup games, Ronaldo has six wins, six losses and five draws. He has two assists in those matches, and that’s how he helped his team win on Tuesday, setting up the opening goal by Bruno Fernandes in the first half at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto. Fernandes added the second after halftime.
It will be the sixth straight World Cup appearance for Portugal, whose best campaign was a third-place finish in 1966 and a fourth-place run in 2006 in Ronaldo’s first attempt. Portugal was eliminated in the round of 16 in 2010 and 2018, and didn’t make it past the group stage in 2014.
Those questions will likely be gone for now, because everyone knows there will be at least one more World Cup for Ronaldo.
What is the richest club in Portugal?
Sport Lisboa e Benfica ComC MHIH OM, commonly known as Benfica, is a professional football club based in Lisbon, Portugal, that competes in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football.
Founded on 28 February 1904 as Sport Lisboa, Benfica is one of the “Big Three” clubs in Portugal that have never been relegated from Primeira Liga, along with rivals Sporting CP and FC Porto. Benfica are nicknamed As Águias (The Eagles), for the symbol atop the club’s crest, and Os Encarnados (The Reds), for the shirt colour. Since 2003, their home ground has been the Estádio da Luz, which replaced the larger, original one, built in 1954. Benfica is the most supported Portuguese club and the European club with the highest percentage of supporters in its own country, having over 250,000 members and an estimated 14 million supporters worldwide. The club’s anthem, “Ser Benfiquista”, refers to Benfica supporters, who are called benfiquistas. “E pluribus unum” is the club motto; Águia Vitória, the mascot.