Sporting CP hire Rúben Amorim for the 3rd highest transfer fee paid for a manager.

Sporting CP today hired SC Braga manager Rúben Amorim, triggering his €10 million release clause, making him the 3rd highest transfer fee paid for a manager. André Vilas-Boas to Chelsea and Brendan Rodgers to Leicester the only other managers to command a bigger fee than Amorim This is just the latest in strange decisions comingContinue reading “Sporting CP hire Rúben Amorim for the 3rd highest transfer fee paid for a manager.”

Custódio named SC Braga manager

SC Braga today announced that Custódio Castro is the new head coach following Ruben Amorim’s departure to Sporting CP. This is a step up for Custódio who has been leading SC Braga’s U17 side until today. He has done very well with the Juniores, who are 2nd in the Juniores B Liga. His side haveContinue reading “Custódio named SC Braga manager”

Próxima Jornada x Classic Football Shirts: 10 of the Greatest Seleção shirts

One of the things every football fan gets excited for, especially before a major tournament, is undoubtedly the kits. Seeing each brand roll out their individual designs before a World Cup or a European Championships makes the competition seem that much closer and drives excitement tenfold. With the ever increasing importance of image and brandContinue reading “Próxima Jornada x Classic Football Shirts: 10 of the Greatest Seleção shirts”

Próxima Jornada Player of the Week: Ryan Gauld

This weeks edition of Próxima Jornada Player of the Week is scooped by SC Farense’s Ryan Gauld! The 24-year-old Scottish attacker netted his first ever career hat-trick against Académico Viseu, helping his side to a 3-1 win which sees SC Farense sit 2nd, level on points with Nacional at the top of LigaPro, Portugal’s secondContinue reading “Próxima Jornada Player of the Week: Ryan Gauld”

“Look after my boy” | Bruno Fernandes speaks on Jorge Jesus (Interview Excerpts & Translation)

This following interview was conducted by Renato Senise (@Renato_Senise) in Portuguese for DAZN Brasil. The content of the interview was translated and transcribed by Matt O’Connor for Próxima Jornada (@ProfMatheu) Jorge Jesus, the enigmatic former Sporting and SLB manager is making waves of late, to put it mildly. His impact in Brazil since his arrivalContinue reading ““Look after my boy” | Bruno Fernandes speaks on Jorge Jesus (Interview Excerpts & Translation)”

Próxima Jornada Player of the Week: Diogo Jota

This weeks edition of Próxima Jornada Player of the Week goes to Wolverhampton Wanderers attacker Diogo Jota! The 23-year-old has had a fantastic week, managing to score an incredible 5 goals in 2 games over the space of 3 days in the Europa and Premier League. His first footballing involvement this week came on ThursdayContinue reading “Próxima Jornada Player of the Week: Diogo Jota”

Portugal to compete in pre-Euros tournament

Yesterday Qatar Airways announced that Portugal are to be one of the four participants in the inaugural Qatar Airways International Tournament. The tournament will be held in Doha, Qatar and will feature 4 teams, all of which appear in the Top 12 in the world. Portugal will be joined by World Cup runners-up Croatia, BelgiumContinue reading “Portugal to compete in pre-Euros tournament”

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”