FC Porto – Primeira Liga Champions 2019/20!

FC Porto tonight became Primeira Liga champions thanks to their 2-0 win against Sporting CP at the Estádio do Dragão. Sérgio Conceição’s men headed into the game knowing that just a point would be enough to see them crowned Primeira Liga champions. Captain Danilo Pereira had other ideas, popping up with a fantastic header onContinue reading “FC Porto – Primeira Liga Champions 2019/20!”

Os Belenenses: Redemption and Rebirth

At the end of the 2017/18 Primeira Liga season, a historic club was changed forever. Os Belenenses, founded in 1919 and steeped in tradition (one of only two clubs outside of the ‘Big 3’ to have won the Primeira Liga) split from the SAD (Sociedade Anónima Deportiva) following a long-running and bitter feud. As aContinue reading “Os Belenenses: Redemption and Rebirth”

Nuno had a dream: How Nuno Espírito Santo turned his dream into a reality

Part I – Out of Darkness Cometh Light To celebrate Nuno Espírito Santo’s 3 year anniversary in charge of Wolves and his continued championing of Portuguese players in England, Próxima Jornada has produced a 2-part piece on his time in England so far. This first piece entitled, Out of Darkness Cometh Light focuses solely onContinue reading “Nuno had a dream: How Nuno Espírito Santo turned his dream into a reality”

Revisiting FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph: 1 year on

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph, a 3-1 win against Chelsea FC. This campaign is a great story and an key developmental episode for many players who have the potential to represent their clubs and the Seleção at the very highest level. The UEFA Youth League (UYL) isContinue reading “Revisiting FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph: 1 year on”

Nuno Gomes: The Interview

689 club appearances, 254 goals. 79 international caps, 29 goals. Represented the Seleção at 3 UEFA European Championships and 2 FIFA World Cups. A man revered throughout Europe for his technical ability, his craft, and a deadly eye for goal. We are of course are talking about the legend that is, Nuno Gomes. Aaron BartonContinue reading “Nuno Gomes: The Interview”

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”

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”

2004: FC Porto knock Manchester United out the Champions League

It is March 2004 and FC Porto, managed by a sharp, young and up-and-coming Portuguese manager named José Mourinho are pitted against English champions Manchester United. Mourinho’s Porto finished second in Group  F, winning just 3 out of 6 games, scraping a 2-3 win against Marseille and drawing with Partizan Belgrade in the process. DespiteContinue reading “2004: FC Porto knock Manchester United out the Champions League”