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 deContinue 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 theContinue reading “Portugal’s New Golden Generation”

“He’s Already Showing His Quality” Hansi Flick Speaks on Tiago Dantas and His Impact So Far

After Wednesday’s Champions League clash between German giants Bayern Munich and Diego Simeone’s Atlético de Madrid, two friends met to exchange shirts and conversation. The pair in question were Portuguese duo Tiago Dantas and João Félix, former teammates and Seixal academy graduates. Bayern manager Flick joined the pair for a minute or two, before givingContinue reading ““He’s Already Showing His Quality” Hansi Flick Speaks on Tiago Dantas and His Impact So Far”

Pep Guardiola Tips Bernardo for a Better Season

Pep Guardiola, in an interview with numerous media outlets, has spoken about his ongoing faith in midfielder Bernardo Silva, his issues last season and has tipped him to have a big impact this season. “He was exhausted, his mind was exhausted” “He was injured in some moments and he didn’t reach the levels of previousContinue reading “Pep Guardiola Tips Bernardo for a Better Season”

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 hisContinue reading “Florentino Luís to Monaco: The Expert’s View with Julien Laurens”

Every Portuguese Player to Score in the Premier League

With the likes of Diogo Jota, Bruno Fernandes and Pedro Neto starting the 2020/21 season strongly, Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada takes a look at every Portuguese player to score in the Premier League, with insight and clips of some of the best. Cristiano Ronaldo – 84 goals (Manchester United) A man accustomed to being at theContinue reading “Every Portuguese Player to Score in the Premier League”

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.Continue reading “Rúben Dias Joins Manchester City, Otamendi Goes the Other Way”

Diogo Jota signs for Liverpool FC

Diogo Jota tonight completed his transfer from Wolverhampton Wanderers to Liverpool FC. The 23-year-old attacker has signed a five-year-deal at the Merseyside club for an initial £41 million, rising to £45 million in add-ons according to Liverpool FC journalist James Pearce. The Portuguese international initially signed for Wolves on a loan from Atlético Madrid. HisContinue reading “Diogo Jota signs for Liverpool FC”

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 €20Continue 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,Continue reading “Wolves’ New Signing Fábio Silva: The Lowdown”

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”

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?”