FC Porto sign first Englishman in club’s history

FC Porto today announced the arrival of Danny Loader on a two-year-deal, becoming the first English player to sign for the club in its entire history. The 19-year-old had been involved in lengthy contract negotiations with his previous club Reading FC, ultimately he decided not to renew and left the Royals at the end ofContinue reading “FC Porto sign first Englishman in club’s history”

Eight Portuguese talents up for Golden Boy 2020

TuttoSport yesterday cut their 100 man shortlist for the Golden Boy 2020 award down to 60 players. The award was first launched in 2003 by the Italian TuttoSport, the winner of the inaugural prize was Rafael Van Der Vaart. Several newspapers across Europe participate in the voting, with ABola being Portugal’s representative. Portugal has experiencedContinue reading “Eight Portuguese talents up for Golden Boy 2020”

The Youthful Revolution at Vitória SC

Yesterday, Vitória SC announced their latest signing, a hot prospect in the form of South African attacker Lyle Foster. The 19-year-old arrives in Guimarães from French club AS Monaco on a five-year-deal having been recently nominated for the prestigious Golden Boy award earlier in the season.  This signing is the latest in a line ofContinue reading “The Youthful Revolution at Vitória SC”

UEFA Champions League 2020/21: How it looks for Portuguese teams so far

Whilst the UEFA Champions League 2019/20 campaign heads for the home straight in Lisbon, the 2020/21 campaign has already begun with the first round qualifiers kicking off on Saturday 8th August. For the 2020/21 season, two Portuguese clubs qualified for the tournament in the form of FC Porto and SL Benfica, with the Dragões qualifyingContinue reading “UEFA Champions League 2020/21: How it looks for Portuguese teams so far”

Vitória FC and Desportivo das Aves Relegated to the Campeonato de Portugal

In a shocking twist that has broken in the last couple of minutes, both Desportivo Das Aves and Vitória FC (Setúbal) have been relegated to the Campeonato de Portugal, the third division of Portuguese football, due to “non-fulfilment of the necessary requirements for the registration of the respective teams in professional championships.” As a result,Continue reading “Vitória FC and Desportivo das Aves Relegated to the Campeonato de Portugal”

Taça da Liga 2020/21 to feature just EIGHT teams

The Taça da Liga is drastically changing for the 2020/21 season, going from its usual 32 team format to just eight teams. The change comes after a majority vote at the general assembly. 32 teams voted in favour of a slimmed down Taça da Liga, two teams voted against. The reduction in teams is anContinue reading “Taça da Liga 2020/21 to feature just EIGHT teams”

Carlos Carvalhal Announced as SC Braga Manager

SC Braga has announced Carlos Carvalhal as their new manager. The 54-year-old signs initially on a two-year deal at the club he previously worked at in 2006. This move comes after Carvalhal’s highly successful season as manager of Rio Ave where he managed to break the club’s record points total in Primeira Liga (55) guidingContinue reading “Carlos Carvalhal Announced as SC Braga Manager”

Relegation/Promotion Play-off Introduced Next Season

Today’s general assembly between the professional clubs in Portugal has brought about a new rule change that will be introduced next season, the 2020/21 campaign regarding promotion and relegation.Currently, the bottom two sides in Primeira Liga are automatically relegated to Liga Pro (Portugal’s second tier) and the top two teams from LigaPro are automatically promotedContinue reading “Relegation/Promotion Play-off Introduced Next Season”

Bruno Lage to take over at Aston Villa?

According to reports from television channel SportTV in Portugal, ex-SL Benfica manager Bruno Lage is close to taking over the managerial position at Aston Villa. Sport TV’s source claims negotiations between the manager and the Midlands club are at an “advanced” stage. Dean Smith is currently at the helm at Villa Park and today guaranteedContinue reading “Bruno Lage to take over at Aston Villa?”

Joelson Fernandes: The Lowdown

The 17-year-old wizard has been drawing attention across Europe for well over a year now and for good reason. The latest club to show interest and perhaps the club whose interest is the most concrete to date, is Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. His release clause currently sits at €45 million, however, with his contract expiring inContinue reading “Joelson Fernandes: The Lowdown”

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!”

Champions League Draw with a Portuguese Twist

The quarter finals for the UEFA Champions League were revealed earlier. With many Portuguese players still active in the competition and Lisbon being used as the destination for the quarter-finals onward. Manchester City (🇵🇹 Bernardo Silva & João Cancelo) or Real Madrid v Juventus (🇵🇹Ronaldo) or Lyon (🇵🇹 Anthony Lopes) RB Leipzig v Atléti (🇵🇹Continue reading “Champions League Draw with a Portuguese Twist”