UEFA Coefficient Rankings: Portugal overtake Russia

Following SL Benfica’s 2-1 victory over French side Lyon, Portugal has overtaken Russia in the coefficient rankings, jumping from 7th into 6th place. Thursday’s European fixtures sees FC Porto, SC Braga, Vitoria SC and Sporting CP all in action in the Europa League. Decent results from the Portuguese sides will see hopefully see Portugal strengthen its coefficient lead over Russia. Portuguese teams are at an … Continue reading UEFA Coefficient Rankings: Portugal overtake Russia

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, even as he travels through his 30s. At 34, Cristiano is … Continue 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 to Lisbon. The minnows travelled to the Estádio José Alvalade and … Continue 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 one club in particular, West Ham United, came calling with an … Continue 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 the Portuguese players who are active in Europe’s top 10 leagues … Continue 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 Brazilian media. Questions were asked about whether it was the right … Continue 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 FC Famalicão, the club formed in 1931 in Vila Nova de … Continue 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 taste of senior football in the 18/19 season, making his debut … Continue 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 initial thoughts about the players? What kind of player are they? … Continue reading Bruno Jordão and Pedro Neto sign for Wolves