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

Fans to Return for Porto, Braga and Benfica in Europe

The FPF (Federação Portuguesa de Futebol) today announced that there are to be pilot test games in the country this month. The Federation has held several meetings with the Ministry of Health and the Health Authority regarding the return of fans into stadiums and for the upcoming games, all three clubs could have a maximum of 15 percent of the capacity in the stadium. The … Continue reading Fans to Return for Porto, Braga and Benfica in Europe

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

Primeira Liga Match Set to Have Fans in Stadium

CD Santa Clara v Gil Vicente is scheduled to be the first Primeira Liga match of the 2020/21 season to have fans in the stadium. It will be the first time supporters are permitted entry to a football stadium for a professional match since March and it will work as a pilot game. The Direção Regional de Saúde (DRS) approved the presence of the public … Continue reading Primeira Liga Match Set to Have Fans in Stadium

Rúben Dias Joins Manchester City, Otamendi Goes the Other Way

SL Benfica tonight officially announced the departure of 23-year-old central defender Rúben Dias. The Portuguese international joins Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City for an initial €68 million, with another €3.6 million in performance-based add-ons. The Seixal product all but confirmed his departure last night both in his goal celebration and his words in a post-match interview. Dias wore the captain’s armband for the night, a symbolic … Continue reading Rúben Dias Joins Manchester City, Otamendi Goes the Other Way

Europa League Play-off Draw | Sporting CP & Rio Ave

The UEFA Europa League Play-off draw took place earlier today, with Sporting CP and Rio Ave being the two Portuguese sides involved. The play-off is the FINAL qualifying stage in the Europa League and victory in this one-legged tie would see the side proceed into the group stages. There are already two Portuguese sides who are qualified for the group stages, SL Benfica and SC … Continue reading Europa League Play-off Draw | Sporting CP & Rio Ave

Vitória SC to Invite Supporters Into Presidents Zone For Matches

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding when supporters will be able to return to football stadiums, Vitória SC have decided to reward their most loyal supporters (Sócios) by inviting them to watch the match from the Tribuna Presidencial at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques. In a statement released by the club, they have announced that for each game 40 Sócios that meet … Continue reading Vitória SC to Invite Supporters Into Presidents Zone For Matches

Brazilian Forward Close to Joining FC Porto: Who is Evanilson Barbosa?

Fluminense’s Evanilson is close to joining FC Porto on an undisclosed fee and is set to travel to Portugal tomorrow, September 8th. The club released a statement earlier announcing the departure to a “Portuguese club”. “As informed to Fluminense by the club holding the athlete’s federative rights, striker Evanilson agreed to transfer him to a club in Portugal. Fluminense has 10% of the athlete’s economic … Continue reading Brazilian Forward Close to Joining FC Porto: Who is Evanilson Barbosa?

Wolves target Vitór Ferreira: All You Need to Know

Just two days after their capture of FC Porto golden boy Fábio Silva, Wolves are once again shopping at the Dragão, this time for 20-year-old midfielder Vitór Ferreira aka Vitinha. The rumours are that Vitinha will join on an initial loan with an option to buy at the end of the season for just €20 million, emphasis on the word just, because if he fulfills his early … Continue reading Wolves target Vitór Ferreira: All You Need to Know

Wolves’ New Signing Fábio Silva: The Lowdown

Wolverhampton Wanderers have officially announced the signing of 18-year-old Fábio Silva for a club record fee rumoured to be €40 million euros. Here is the lowdown on one of the brightest young players in world football. The Lowdown 18-year-old Silva is a product of the FC Porto academy, playing for the junior Dragãoes since 2010, he moved to rivals SL Benfica in 2015, playing for … Continue reading Wolves’ New Signing Fábio Silva: The Lowdown

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

Liga NOS First Three Matchdays Revealed

The 2020/21 Liga NOS season will begin on Friday September 18th! João Pedro Sousa’s Famalicão will host SL Benfica in the leagues inaugural match at 19:00. Later on that evening, Belenenses SAD travel to Guimarães to face Vitória SC. Below are Jornada’s 1 to 3 in full order with times and dates: JORNADA 1 Friday, September 18 FC Famalicão – SL Benfica, 19:00 Vitória SC … Continue reading Liga NOS First Three Matchdays Revealed