Liga 3 Participants Confirmed

The teams that will participate in Liga 3, the new third tier in Portuguese football, are now known! We recently published a piece on Liga 3, giving you everything you need to know about this new division and the wider repercussions it will have on the structure of Portuguese football, you can read this here.Continue reading “Liga 3 Participants Confirmed”

Os Arquivos – The Euros Countdown

Seven tournaments. Seven special episodes. We are less than a month away from UEFA Euro 2020! Portugal head into the tournament as defending champions (Obrigado Éder) and will be looking to once again go all the way. At Próxima Jornada, we were thinking of ways to bring new, fresh content surrounding the European Championships thatContinue reading “Os Arquivos – The Euros Countdown”

Sporting CP – Primeira Liga Champions 2020/21

Sporting CP are officially champions of Portugal!Rúben Amorim’s side ran out 1-0 victors over Boavista courtesy of a Paulinho goal. It is the club’s first Primeira Liga title since the 2001/02 season, ending a 19 year Liga drought. As things stand, Sporting are on course to complete an invincible season as they remain unbeaten (25Continue reading “Sporting CP – Primeira Liga Champions 2020/21”

Everything You Need to Know About LIGA 3

The Portuguese pyramid system is changing from the 2021/22 season, with the integration of a new division, LIGA 3. Read on for a full explanation of the Liga, how promotion and relegation works and everything else you need to know. LIGA 3, a brand new league which will sandwich itself between the current second (LigaContinue reading “Everything You Need to Know About LIGA 3”

Into The 21st Century – The Numbers Behind The Youth Talent in Liga NOS

The Portuguese top flight has long been a breeding ground for young talents, both for home-grown talent such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Luís Figo to name two, but also for foreign talents. The likes of Éderson, Angel Dí Maria, James Rodriguez and Jan Oblak all played in Portugal before they turned 21. The 2020/21 seasonContinue reading “Into The 21st Century – The Numbers Behind The Youth Talent in Liga NOS”

Seleção A Feminina On The Hunt For European Qualification: A Preview

After a successful week for the men’s under 21 side, winning all 3 of their European Championship Group games, and the senior men’s side kicking off their World Cup qualifying campaign with an unbeaten start (two wins and a draw), it is the turn of the Seleção A Feminina to have a successful international breakContinue reading “Seleção A Feminina On The Hunt For European Qualification: A Preview”

Nuno Mendes Becomes Fourth Youngest Portugal Player in 21st Century

Nuno Mendes tonight became the fourth-youngest player to play for Portugal in the 21st century. The defender, who started tonight’s match v Azerbaijan in Turin, earned his first Seleção cap aged at just 18 years, 9 months and 5 days old. This also makes him the youngest defender ever to play for Portugal, overtaking previousContinue reading “Nuno Mendes Becomes Fourth Youngest Portugal Player in 21st Century”

Four Portuguese Players in GOAL NXGN Top 50 Wonderkids List

Online football website GOAL has devised a list ranking the 50 best wonderkids in world football, entitled NXGN Top 50. The list ranks players born on or after January 1, 2002 from around the world. Interestingly, three of the four players play for Sporting CP, a club who over the last season and a halfContinue reading “Four Portuguese Players in GOAL NXGN Top 50 Wonderkids List”

UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final – With A Portuguese Twist

UEFA today announced the quarter-final draw for the Champions League, with Porto the sole Portuguese representatives left in the tournament. Aside from Os Dragões, there are lots of Portuguese players plying their trade across Europe who still remain in the competition. Aaron Barton looks at some of the players to watch in the last eightContinue reading “UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final – With A Portuguese Twist”

Fernando Santos Announces Portugal Squad for March Fixtures

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos today announced his 25-man Portugal squad for the upcoming international break. The European champions will play three FIFA World Cup Qualifiers at the end of March, kicking off against Azerbaijan on the 24th March (a game which has been moved to Turin, Italy) before playing Serbia in Belgrade on theContinue reading “Fernando Santos Announces Portugal Squad for March Fixtures”

Portugal U21 Squad for Euros Announced

Rui Jorge today announced his 23 man squad for the upcoming UEFA European Championships. This particular edition of the tournament is unique in that it will be played in two parts, the first being the group stages (24th to 31st March) followed by the knockout rounds of the competition (31 May to 6th June). PortugalContinue reading “Portugal U21 Squad for Euros Announced”

Portuguese Government Announce Return to Stadium Plans

Portugal Prime Minister António Costa has recently detailed the countries plans for the reopening of society, following the COVID-19 pandemic. Costa stated the scheduled date for the return of football supporters to stadiums is May 3rd and that the capacity of the stadiums will be chosen and authorised by the Direção-Geral de Saúde (DGS). EvenContinue reading “Portuguese Government Announce Return to Stadium Plans”