2020 Quinas de Ouro Winners Announced

The 2020 Quinas de Ouro winners were announced today by the FPF (Federação Portuguesa de Futebol). The awards ceremony recognises the work done by Portuguese athletes and coaches during the 2019/20 season and is organised by A Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF), do Sindicato dos Jogadores Profissionais de Futebol (SJPF) and da Associação Nacional de Treinadores de Futebol (ANTF). This seasons edition of the Quinas … Continue reading 2020 Quinas de Ouro Winners Announced

Portugal’s New Golden Generation

A Seleção, Portugal’s national team, is currently enjoying the best period in its 99-year history. Fernando Santos’ men are the current European champions, UEFA Nations League champions and have one of the best squads in world football both in terms of quality and depth. However, even after all of the glory and ecstasy of the previous four years, there is a strong feeling in Portugal … Continue reading Portugal’s New Golden Generation

Florentino Luís to Monaco: The Expert’s View with Julien Laurens

Earlier this month, midfield prodigy Florentino Luís left Benfica for AS Monaco on a season long loan. After a difficult 2019/20 season that saw him start just eight games, the U17 and U20 European champion arrives in France looking for an increase in his playing time in order to aid his development and fulfil his enormous potential. Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada caught up with … Continue reading Florentino Luís to Monaco: The Expert’s View with Julien Laurens

UEFA U21 Euro Qualifying: New Changes Explained

Portugal continued their fine form in their UEFA European Championship qualifying tonight with an emphatic 4-0 win over Cyprus. Diogo Leite scored twice and goals from both Jota and João Mário meant Portugal stay second in their qualifying group with four wins and one defeat from five matches. It was the Esperanças’ first game since the 19th of November 2019 due to the enforced break caused by … Continue reading UEFA U21 Euro Qualifying: New Changes Explained

Portugal National Team Return to Action: Full Schedule

Fernando Santos’ men will return to action in September. The defending European and Nations League champions will play EIGHT matches in the space of 74 days between September and November of this year. Friendlies with Spain and Andorra have been added to the existing schedule of Nations League matches with Croatia, Sweden and France. The Nations League opener with Croatia will be the first time … Continue reading Portugal National Team Return to Action: Full Schedule

The Portuguese in Premier League: By Numbers

The Premier League is returning on Wednesday following the COVID-19 mid-season postponement. Many of the leagues around Europe have already returned, Primeira Liga being one of them, but for many, this is the league they’ve been waiting for. At Próxima Jornada we are just as excited for the league’s return espeically given that there are so many exciting Portuguese players in the division. Aaron Barton … Continue reading The Portuguese in Premier League: By Numbers

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 an open and frank discussion that covers all things from football’s … Continue 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 in the coming years. Part of the Nations League squad that … Continue reading The Diogo Jota Conundrum

Portugal: A Goalscoring Problem? A Closer Look

Yesterday, Raphaël Guerreiro became the second top Portuguese scorer across Europe’s Top 5 leagues behind only Cristiano Ronaldo. One side of the coin is that Raphaël is doing extremely well, excelling in a more advanced role for Borussia Dortmund. Since the resumption of the Bundesliga following the enforced break, he has managed to find the back of the net 3 times in 2 matches and … Continue 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 feel a special connection to a player for a multitude of … Continue 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-professional clubs during this time of crisis with finances and assistance. … Continue 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 Barton for Próxima Jornada was able to chat with Nuno Gomes … Continue reading Nuno Gomes: The Interview