CR700: Cristiano Ronaldo hits 700 career goals

Another match, another milestone met for Portugal’s top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo. Monday 14th October 2019 marks the date that Cristiano hit 700 career goals, with a penalty against Ukraine in a 2-1 defeat for his nation. An absolutely extraordinary feat, courtesy of an even more extraordinary talent. The man from Madeira continues to break records, evenContinue reading “CR700: Cristiano Ronaldo hits 700 career goals”

October International Break: Seleção Roundup

The October international break welcomed a return to action for the Seleção with 2 massive games against Luxembourg and Ukraine, it was a mixed few days for Fernando Santos’ men in their search for European Championship qualification and the chance to defend their crown. Victory in Lisboa First off came the visit of Luxembourg toContinue reading “October International Break: Seleção Roundup”

Gonçalo Cardoso: The Interview

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months for Gonçalo Cardoso. Firstly, he was thrown straight into the Boavista first team to cover an injury which resulted in him playing 16 straight games in the Primeira Liga. Clubs around Europe began to take note of his performances at both club and youth international level, until oneContinue reading “Gonçalo Cardoso: The Interview”

The Portuguese Abroad: Where are they?

Portuguese football is forever expanding and Portuguese footballers are everywhere! Whilst the biggest concentration of Portuguese players is naturally in Portugal, Europe is also filled with Portuguese talents both young and established, internationally capped and uncapped. What league has the most Portuguese players? I have used the TransferMarkt official database to categorise all of theContinue reading “The Portuguese Abroad: Where are they?”

The Jorge Jesus Revolution

With Flamengo currently perched atop of the Brasileiro Série A, Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada looks at the impact Jorge Jesus is having in charge of the Rubro-Negro. When the 65-year old Amadora native decided it was time to rejoin the managerial workforce, it was met with a raft of disconcertment, particularly from the BrazilianContinue reading “The Jorge Jesus Revolution”

FC Famalicão: A Positive Start

While it is still really, really early in the season, over the past couple of weeks I couldn’t help but watch with keen interest at the progress Famalicão are making and have made so far and ultimately thought it more than fitting to take a closer look at their start to the 2019/20 campaign. For FCContinue reading “FC Famalicão: A Positive Start”

Gonçalo Cardoso signs for West Ham United

Gonçalo Cardoso has today put pen to paper on a 5-year deal taking him from Boavista FC to the East End of London. Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada looks at who Gonçalo Cardoso is and gives West Ham supporters an insight into what they can expect from their new signing. Cardoso had his first tasteContinue reading “Gonçalo Cardoso signs for West Ham United”

Bruno Jordão and Pedro Neto sign for Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday announced the double-signing of Portuguese duo Bruno Jordão and Pedro Neto! I was recently asked to answer a few, short questions on both players for an Italian based Lazio publication. I have transcriped the interview below to give any Wolves fans a quick idea of their new signings! 1.   What are your initialContinue reading “Bruno Jordão and Pedro Neto sign for Wolves”

Ricardo Quaresma and The Trivela: A Brief History

Today marks the anniversary of Ricardo Quaresma’s first goal for Portugal, a now-famous trivela against Belgium in 2007. I  found myself at home watching this goal that happened some 12 years ago, over and over again, still in the same state of shock and awe that I was when I first witnessed it. It gaveContinue reading “Ricardo Quaresma and The Trivela: A Brief History”

Portugal U20 – The World Cup Preview

On the 24th of May, the FIFA U20 World Cup will kick off in Lublin, Poland. Portugal U20 will be there hoping to battle it out and ultimately take home the prize, a title the Portugal U20 sides have won twice before (1989, 1991). The 1991 squad featuring stars such as Luís Figo, Rúi CostaContinue reading “Portugal U20 – The World Cup Preview”

Benfica Are Champions: Bruno Lage and How the Title Was Won

Benfica’s victory over Santa Clara today, confirmed the 37th Primeira Liga title for the Lisbon giants. However, this season has not always been plain sailing, Próxima Jornada looks at the 2018/19 campaign and how they managed to wrestle the league title back from rivals FC Porto. Turn back the clocks to Sunday November 11th, 2018.Continue reading “Benfica Are Champions: Bruno Lage and How the Title Was Won”