Wolves Target Daniel Podence: A Player Profile

Over the last couple of hours/days, Wolves’ interest in Daniel Podence has gone from strength to strength, with the latest news being that the Midlands club are ‘close’ to securing a deal with Olympiakos for the 24-year-old attacker. Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada takes a closer look at Daniel Podence and what Wolves fans beContinue reading “Wolves Target Daniel Podence: A Player Profile”

The Resurgence of Renato Sanches

Renato Sanches, still at just 22 years of age, is currently playing some of the best football of his career. Dynamic, energetic, intelligent and technically proficient, he is putting in performances for Lille that are once again drawing widespread attention to the boy-wonder that lit up Europe as a 19-year-old. Renato Sanches is back andContinue reading “The Resurgence of Renato Sanches”

UEFA Fifty for the Future: Portuguese Picks

UEFA today released their Fifty for the Future. Each year, UEFA asks its European correspondents to compile a list of 50 young footballers to look out for in the coming year. This years edition, as expected, features many Portuguese talents to keep an eye out for over the course of the second half of theContinue reading “UEFA Fifty for the Future: Portuguese Picks”

A Decade in Portuguese Football: A Statistical View

From January 1st 2010 to December 31st 2019, Portuguese football has witnessed a lot and will go down as one of the most memorable in the history of this nation. Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada takes a statistical look at Portuguese football, both at domestic level and the national team. (All records and statistics areContinue reading “A Decade in Portuguese Football: A Statistical View”

Gedson Fernandes: The Latest Gem from Seixal

(This article was first produced for Breaking The Lines by Aaron Barton (Proxima Jornada in March 2019) Gedson Fernandes: The latest gem from Benfica’s academy With recent transfer speculation linking Gedson Fernandes with several elite European clubs, let’s take a closer look at the man making waves for Benfica in Liga NOS. Yet another fineContinue reading “Gedson Fernandes: The Latest Gem from Seixal”

4 Portuguese Teams Qualify: Europa League Roundup

A fantastic night tonight for Portuguese football and in particular the Primeira Liga sides. FC Porto’s progression into the Round of 32 means that they join SL Benfica (who have dropped down from the UEFA Champions League), SC Braga and Sporting CP in the knockout stages of the competition. SC Braga’s 2-4 victory away inContinue reading “4 Portuguese Teams Qualify: Europa League Roundup”

João Félix: Golden Boy Winner 2019

João Félix today won the Golden Boy award, capping off his fantastic season with SL Benfica. He beat off competition from 2nd placed Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund and 3rd placed Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen. The award was created by Tutto Sport in 2003 and is awarded to the best U21 player in EuropeContinue reading “João Félix: Golden Boy Winner 2019”

Portugal qualify for UEFA 2020

Following today’s 2-0 victory away in Luxembourg, the Seleção confirmed their spot in Euro 2020, where the 2016 champions will have the chance to defend their crown. A Seleção were not given an easy ride by Luxembourg who aimed to frustrate Portugal and counter-attack when possible. The playing surface itself appeared to be a handicapContinue reading “Portugal qualify for UEFA 2020”

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 strengthenContinue 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, evenContinue reading “CR700: Cristiano Ronaldo hits 700 career goals”