Revisiting FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph: 1 year on

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph, a 3-1 win against Chelsea FC. This campaign is a great story and an key developmental episode for many players who have the potential to represent their clubs and the Seleção at the very highest level. The UEFA Youth League (UYL) isContinue reading “Revisiting FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph: 1 year on”

From Liverpool to Jamor: My Charity Walk

Hi there! As you may know, Próxima Jornada is ran solely by me (Aaron) and I am writing today not to analyse a team or to provide insight, but to ask a small favour. I have decided to raise funds for both the UK’s NHS and the Portuguese NHS (Serviço Nacional de Saúde) to supportContinue reading “From Liverpool to Jamor: My Charity Walk”

Portugal donate 50% of Euro 2020 prize to support amateur football

The Federação Portuguesa do Futebol (FPF) yesterday announced that the national team’s players, the technical team and the staff have decided to give half of the qualification prize for Euro 2020 to the fund created to assist amateur football. The ‘fundo de Apoio às Competições’ has been created by the FPF and will support non-professionalContinue reading “Portugal donate 50% of Euro 2020 prize to support amateur football”

Football Content Awards: VOTE Próxima Jornada!

The Football Content Awards voting process has started and you can now vote for Próxima Jornada (Aaron Barton) as Best New Content Creator. If you follow the link below, click the dropdown bar to go to Best New Content Creator. Then type in Próxima Jornada (Aaron Barton) and click done! No sign up needed. ClickContinue reading “Football Content Awards: VOTE Próxima Jornada!”

FC Famalicão: A Positive Start

While it is still really, really early in the season, over the past couple of weeks I couldn’t help but watch with keen interest at the progress Famalicão are making and have made so far and ultimately thought it more than fitting to take a closer look at their start to the 2019/20 campaign. For FCContinue reading “FC Famalicão: A Positive Start”

Bruno Jordão and Pedro Neto sign for Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday announced the double-signing of Portuguese duo Bruno Jordão and Pedro Neto! I was recently asked to answer a few, short questions on both players for an Italian based Lazio publication. I have transcriped the interview below to give any Wolves fans a quick idea of their new signings! 1.   What are your initialContinue reading “Bruno Jordão and Pedro Neto sign for Wolves”

Ricardo Quaresma and The Trivela: A Brief History

Today marks the anniversary of Ricardo Quaresma’s first goal for Portugal, a now-famous trivela against Belgium in 2007. I  found myself at home watching this goal that happened some 12 years ago, over and over again, still in the same state of shock and awe that I was when I first witnessed it. It gaveContinue reading “Ricardo Quaresma and The Trivela: A Brief History”

Portugal U20 – The World Cup Preview

On the 24th of May, the FIFA U20 World Cup will kick off in Lublin, Poland. Portugal U20 will be there hoping to battle it out and ultimately take home the prize, a title the Portugal U20 sides have won twice before (1989, 1991). The 1991 squad featuring stars such as Luís Figo, Rúi CostaContinue reading “Portugal U20 – The World Cup Preview”

Benfica Are Champions: Bruno Lage and How the Title Was Won

Benfica’s victory over Santa Clara today, confirmed the 37th Primeira Liga title for the Lisbon giants. However, this season has not always been plain sailing, Próxima Jornada looks at the 2018/19 campaign and how they managed to wrestle the league title back from rivals FC Porto. Turn back the clocks to Sunday November 11th, 2018.Continue reading “Benfica Are Champions: Bruno Lage and How the Title Was Won”