Meet Paulinho – Portugal’s Most In-form Striker

On Sunday afternoon and with less than eight minutes on the clock, Chapi Romano played a pass into the path of striker Paulinho. At this point, you could have looked the complete other way and still knew with complete certainty what was about to happen. The 22-year-old stroked the ball home first time into theContinue reading “Meet Paulinho – Portugal’s Most In-form Striker”

NINE Portuguese Players Nominated for Golden Boy 2021

The list of the 100 nominees for the 2021 edition of the Golden Boy award has been released by Italian newspaper TuttoSport. The winner is voted for by a panel of sports journalists who work at newspapers across Europe. The newspapers included in the voting are L’Equipe (France), ABOLA (Portugal), Marca (Spain), De Telegraaf (Netherlands),Continue reading “NINE Portuguese Players Nominated for Golden Boy 2021”

The Scout Report Series #003 – Pedro Neto

For this week’s edition of The Scout Report Series, we travel to the team with the most Portuguese players in England, and we are going to talk about a young player, who at just 20 has already had spells in Portugal, Italy and is now displaying his best football in the Midlands for Wolves. WeContinue reading “The Scout Report Series #003 – Pedro Neto”

Scout Report #002 – Francisco Conceição

For the second instalment of The Scout Report Series, we have decided to go with someone a little less well-known on the world stage, a player with just two cameos to his name thus far for the Porto first team. However, those who have been following Francisco ‘Chico’ Conceição’s progress through the various Porto andContinue reading “Scout Report #002 – Francisco Conceição”

Scout Report #001 – Nuno Mendes

For the first instalment of The Scout Report Series, I’m not exactly discovering anything new. The reader for sure has heard about this player, but, for the challenge of talking about young prospects coming out of Portugal, there is only one place to start, Nuno Mendes. Nuno Mendes is the 18-year-old full/wing-back whose name is currently on everybody’sContinue reading “Scout Report #001 – Nuno Mendes”