“Look after my boy” | Bruno Fernandes speaks on Jorge Jesus (Interview Excerpts & Translation)

This following interview was conducted by Renato Senise (@Renato_Senise) in Portuguese for DAZN Brasil. The content of the interview was translated and transcribed by Matt O’Connor for Próxima Jornada (@ProfMatheu) Jorge Jesus, the enigmatic former Sporting and SLB manager is making waves of late, to put it mildly. His impact in Brazil since his arrivalContinue reading ““Look after my boy” | Bruno Fernandes speaks on Jorge Jesus (Interview Excerpts & Translation)”

Próxima Jornada Player of the Week: Diogo Jota

This weeks edition of Próxima Jornada Player of the Week goes to Wolverhampton Wanderers attacker Diogo Jota! The 23-year-old has had a fantastic week, managing to score an incredible 5 goals in 2 games over the space of 3 days in the Europa and Premier League. His first footballing involvement this week came on ThursdayContinue reading “Próxima Jornada Player of the Week: Diogo Jota”

Wolves Target Daniel Podence: A Player Profile

Over the last couple of hours/days, Wolves’ interest in Daniel Podence has gone from strength to strength, with the latest news being that the Midlands club are ‘close’ to securing a deal with Olympiakos for the 24-year-old attacker. Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada takes a closer look at Daniel Podence and what Wolves fans beContinue reading “Wolves Target Daniel Podence: A Player Profile”

The Resurgence of Renato Sanches

Renato Sanches, still at just 22 years of age, is currently playing some of the best football of his career. Dynamic, energetic, intelligent and technically proficient, he is putting in performances for Lille that are once again drawing widespread attention to the boy-wonder that lit up Europe as a 19-year-old. Renato Sanches is back andContinue reading “The Resurgence of Renato Sanches”

UEFA Fifty for the Future: Portuguese Picks

UEFA today released their Fifty for the Future. Each year, UEFA asks its European correspondents to compile a list of 50 young footballers to look out for in the coming year. This years edition, as expected, features many Portuguese talents to keep an eye out for over the course of the second half of theContinue reading “UEFA Fifty for the Future: Portuguese Picks”

Gedson Fernandes: The Latest Gem from Seixal

(This article was first produced for Breaking The Lines by Aaron Barton (Proxima Jornada in March 2019) Gedson Fernandes: The latest gem from Benfica’s academy With recent transfer speculation linking Gedson Fernandes with several elite European clubs, let’s take a closer look at the man making waves for Benfica in Liga NOS. Yet another fineContinue reading “Gedson Fernandes: The Latest Gem from Seixal”

João Félix: Golden Boy Winner 2019

João Félix today won the Golden Boy award, capping off his fantastic season with SL Benfica. He beat off competition from 2nd placed Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund and 3rd placed Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen. The award was created by Tutto Sport in 2003 and is awarded to the best U21 player in EuropeContinue reading “João Félix: Golden Boy Winner 2019”

CR700: Cristiano Ronaldo hits 700 career goals

Another match, another milestone met for Portugal’s top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo. Monday 14th October 2019 marks the date that Cristiano hit 700 career goals, with a penalty against Ukraine in a 2-1 defeat for his nation. An absolutely extraordinary feat, courtesy of an even more extraordinary talent. The man from Madeira continues to break records, evenContinue reading “CR700: Cristiano Ronaldo hits 700 career goals”

Gonçalo Cardoso: The Interview

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months for Gonçalo Cardoso. Firstly, he was thrown straight into the Boavista first team to cover an injury which resulted in him playing 16 straight games in the Primeira Liga. Clubs around Europe began to take note of his performances at both club and youth international level, until oneContinue reading “Gonçalo Cardoso: The Interview”

The Portuguese Abroad: Where are they?

Portuguese football is forever expanding and Portuguese footballers are everywhere! Whilst the biggest concentration of Portuguese players is naturally in Portugal, Europe is also filled with Portuguese talents both young and established, internationally capped and uncapped. What league has the most Portuguese players? I have used the TransferMarkt official database to categorise all of theContinue reading “The Portuguese Abroad: Where are they?”

The Jorge Jesus Revolution

With Flamengo currently perched atop of the Brasileiro Série A, Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada looks at the impact Jorge Jesus is having in charge of the Rubro-Negro. When the 65-year old Amadora native decided it was time to rejoin the managerial workforce, it was met with a raft of disconcertment, particularly from the BrazilianContinue reading “The Jorge Jesus Revolution”