Rony Lopes: The Interview

As we move towards the end of May, the footballing world also moves towards resumption. Bundesliga football is back in Germany, Liga NOS will return on the 3rd of June and La Liga is likely to be back around the 8th of June.  Aaron Barton spoke to Sevilla and Portugal international Rony Lopes in anContinue reading “Rony Lopes: The Interview”

The Diogo Jota Conundrum

The main body of this article was taken from a longer Próxima Jornada piece entitled Portugal: A Goalscoring Problem? This can be found by clicking the green link. Diogo Jota is a relative newcomer to the Seleção set-up, but the 23-year-old is a player that many believe could be a valuable asset to Portugal inContinue reading “The Diogo Jota Conundrum”

Portugal: A goalscoring problem? A Closer Look

Yesterday, Raphaël Guerreiro became the 2nd top Portuguese scorer across Europe’s Top 5 leagues behind Cristiano Ronaldo. One side of the coin is that Raphaël has done extremely well, excelling in his more advanced role for Dortmund. Since the resumption of the Bundesliga following the enforced break, he has managed to find the back ofContinue reading “Portugal: A goalscoring problem? A Closer Look”

Your Favourite Portuguese Players

As you may have seen on Twitter, Próxima Jornada recently asked you to submit your 5 favourite Portuguese players of all time with a reason for each player. The beauty of football is that, for the most part, it is subjective. Each player can mean something entirely different to each individual supporter. We can feelContinue reading “Your Favourite Portuguese Players”

Portugal donate 50% of Euro 2020 prize to support amateur football

The Federação Portuguesa do Futebol (FPF) yesterday announced that the national team’s players, the technical team and the staff have decided to give half of the qualification prize for Euro 2020 to the fund created to assist amateur football. The ‘fundo de Apoio às Competições’ has been created by the FPF and will support non-professionalContinue reading “Portugal donate 50% of Euro 2020 prize to support amateur football”

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”

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”

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”

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”