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

Portugal, A New Home for English Talent

In the last few hours, 16-year-old Benicio Boater-Bakey put pen to paper on a deal that sees him join FC Porto in a move that will see him initially link up with the Dragons youth sides, with an ultimate goal of promotion to the first team. Just two weeks ago the same club announced the arrival of Danny Loader, the 21-year-old ex-Reading man who also … Continue reading Portugal, A New Home for English Talent

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 of June, thus being available to FC Porto on a free … Continue 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 experienced glory in this award before, just last year the winner … Continue 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 of signings that epitomise the direction Vitória are aiming to go … Continue 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 qualifying directly to the group stage and Jorge Jesus’ As Águias … Continue 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, Portimonense will remain in the Primeira Liga despite being relegated … 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 an attempt to combat the fixture pile up caused by COVID-19. … Continue 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) guiding them to fifth place in the table, earning them a … Continue 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 promoted to the Primeira Liga. However, next season a third team … Continue reading Relegation/Promotion Play-off Introduced Next Season