Bruno Lage Scoops Liga Portugal Prize for January

Bruno Lage is the latest recipient of the Talento Que Marco O Mundo prize. The award was recently created by Liga Portugal in order to highlight and celebrate the brilliant work achieved by Portuguese players or coaches abroad. The coach or player who stood out the most during that month is awarded the Talento que Marca o Mundo or The Talent That Marks the World. … Continue reading Bruno Lage Scoops Liga Portugal Prize for January

“He wants the Seleção, that has always been his dream”

Fábio Carvalho has garnered widespread praise for his excellent performances for Fulham in the Championship. The 19-year-old’s contributions have helped Marco Silva’s side to the top of the league and heading towards promotion to the Premier League. A deal to Premier League giants Liverpool fell through in the last minutes of the January transfer window, interest the Merseyside club are sure to rekindle in the … Continue reading “He wants the Seleção, that has always been his dream”

A Brief Overview of Wolves Target Chiquinho

With Wolverhampton Wanderers edging ever closer to getting a deal over the line for Estoril Praia winger Chiquinho, Aaron Barton and Filipe Melo have all you need to know about the talented 21-year-old. Chiquinho is a player who has certainly developed a taste for winning early in his career. Last season, he split his playing time between Estoril’s first team (16 appearances) and Estoril’s U23 … Continue reading A Brief Overview of Wolves Target Chiquinho

In Safe Hands: The Numbers Behind José Sá’s Season So Far

José Sá has been a revelation since joining Wolverhampton Wanderers from Olympiacos. Uncapped at national team level, Sá was brought in to replace Rui Patrício, Portugal’s undisputed number one and a man with over a century of caps for A Seleção. Big boots, and gloves, to fill. However, the Braga-born man has taken the Premier League by storm in his first season so far, with a … Continue reading In Safe Hands: The Numbers Behind José Sá’s Season So Far

Portuguese Involvement in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16: All You Need to Know

After a botched first attempt, the last 16 draw for the UEFA Champions League is here! As usual, there is plenty of Portuguese participation across Europe’s elite football tournament, with all but two ties featuring Portuguese players and/or coaches. Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada gives you all you need to know. A reminder that the last 16 will commence after the January transfer window, so … Continue reading Portuguese Involvement in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16: All You Need to Know

A View From The Opposition | AC Milan

It is matchday three in the UEFA Champions League and FC Porto welcome Italian giants and seven-time Champions League winners AC Milan to the Estádio do Dragão. Milan have narrowly lost both of their games in the competition so far but are unbeaten in Serie A and only Napoli have conceded less goals.  To get the lowdown on the Rossoneri and what Porto can expect, Próxima Jornada caught … Continue reading A View From The Opposition | AC Milan

José Mourinho Inspires Abel Ferreira’s Return to the Copa Libertadores Final

For the second successive season, Abel Ferreira and Palmeiras are in the Copa Libertadores final. Last year, he became only the second Portuguese manager in the history of the competition to win it, the other being Jorge Jesus who won it with Flamengo the season before. This season, Palmeiras are looking to lift the trophy for the second year running. If they do so, they’ll … Continue reading José Mourinho Inspires Abel Ferreira’s Return to the Copa Libertadores Final

NINE Portuguese Players Nominated for Golden Boy 2021

The list of the 100 nominees for the 2021 edition of the Golden Boy award has been released by Italian newspaper TuttoSport. The winner is voted for by a panel of sports journalists who work at newspapers across Europe. The newspapers included in the voting are L’Equipe (France), ABOLA (Portugal), Marca (Spain), De Telegraaf (Netherlands), The Times (UK), Sport Express (Russia), France Football (France), Bild … Continue reading NINE Portuguese Players Nominated for Golden Boy 2021

Four Portuguese Players in GOAL NXGN Top 50 Wonderkids List

Online football website GOAL has devised a list ranking the 50 best wonderkids in world football, entitled NXGN Top 50. The list ranks players born on or after January 1, 2002 from around the world. Interestingly, three of the four players play for Sporting CP, a club who over the last season and a half under Rúben Amorim, have been noted for how many chances … Continue reading Four Portuguese Players in GOAL NXGN Top 50 Wonderkids List

The Scout Report Series #003 – Pedro Neto

For this week’s edition of The Scout Report Series, we travel to the team with the most Portuguese players in England, and we are going to talk about a young player, who at just 20 has already had spells in Portugal, Italy and is now displaying his best football in the Midlands for Wolves. We are talking about the most influential U21 player in the … Continue reading The Scout Report Series #003 – Pedro Neto

How Could Portugal Look Without Premier League Players?

Following the recent news that Premier League clubs will not be obliged to let Portuguese stars represent A Seleção during the international break in March, Aaron Barton looks at what Fernando Santos’ squad could look like for the World Cup Qualifiers v Azerbaijan, Serbia and Luxembourg. Why might clubs not allow their Portuguese players to leave? The issue is due to COVID-19, FIFA has recently … Continue reading How Could Portugal Look Without Premier League Players?

“I Just Want to Leave” – André Villas-Boas Offers His Resignation

During today’s pre-match press conference ahead of Marseille v Lens, André Villas-Boas told journalists he has already submitted his resignation to the board and is waiting for their approval, citing the signing of Olivier Ntcham from Celtic as the last straw. It is the latest in a long line of dramatic events surrounding the French club. André said, “The window ended with the arrival of … Continue reading “I Just Want to Leave” – André Villas-Boas Offers His Resignation