Portugal national football team

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Portugal
Nickname(s)A Seleção das Quinas (Selection of the Quinas); The Navigators[1]
AssociationPortuguese Football Federation (FPF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachFernando Santos
CaptainCristiano Ronaldo
Most capsCristiano Ronaldo (167)
Top scorerCristiano Ronaldo (101)
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codePOR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 5 Steady (27 May 2021)[2]
Highest3 (May–June 2010, October 2012, April–June 2014, September 2017 – April 2018)
Lowest43 (August 1998)
First international
 Spain 3–1 Portugal 
(Madrid, Spain; 18 December 1921)
Biggest win
 Portugal 8–0 Liechtenstein 
(Lisbon, Portugal; 18 November 1994)
 Portugal 8–0 Liechtenstein 
(Coimbra, Portugal; 9 June 1999)
 Portugal 8–0 Kuwait 
(Leiria, Portugal; 19 November 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Portugal 0–10 England 
(Lisbon, Portugal; 25 May 1947)
World Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1966)
Best resultThird place (1966)
European Championship
Appearances7 (first in 1984)
Best resultChampions (2016)
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best resultThird place (2017)

Portugal national football team is the national football team of Portugal. In July 2016, they won the European Championship.[4] Their captain is Cristiano Ronaldo.

Statistics[change | change source]

Most capped players[change | change source]

# Name Caps Goals First cap Latest cap
1 Cristiano Ronaldo 167 101 23 August 2003 11 October 2020
2 Luís Figo 127 32 12 October 1991 8 July 2006
3 João Moutinho 126 7 17 August 2005 14 October 2020
4 Pepe 113 7 21 November 2007 14 October 2020
5 Nani 112 24 1 September 2006 2 July 2017
6 Fernando Couto 110 8 19 December 1990 30 June 2004
7 Bruno Alves 96 11 5 June 2007 7 June 2018
8 Rui Costa 94 26 31 March 1993 4 July 2004
9 Rui Patrício 90 0 17 November 2010 14 October 2020
10 Ricardo Carvalho 89 5 11 October 2003 22 June 2016

Top goalscorers[change | change source]

As of matches played 14 October 2020[5]
Players in bold are still active for the national team.
# Name Goals Caps Average First cap Latest cap
1 Cristiano Ronaldo 101 167 0.61 23 August 2003 11 October 2020
2 Pauleta 47 88 0.53 20 August 1997 8 July 2006
3 Eusébio 41 64 0.64 8 October 1961 13 October 1973
4 Luís Figo 32 127 0.25 12 October 1991 8 July 2006
5 Nuno Gomes 29 79 0.37 24 January 1996 11 October 2011
6 Hélder Postiga 27 71 0.38 13 June 2003 14 November 2014
7 Rui Costa 26 94 0.28 31 March 1993 4 July 2004
8 Nani 24 112 0.21 1 September 2006 2 July 2017
9 João Pinto 23 81 0.30 12 October 1991 14 June 2002
10 Nené 22 66 0.33 21 April 1971 23 June 1984
Simão 22 85 0.26 18 October 1998 29 June 2010
  Players still active with national team

Honours[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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  2. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  3. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  4. Wilson, Jonathan. "The Question: was Euro 2016 the death of possession football?". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  5. "Portugal national football team goal scorers". Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  6. Harding, John (26 July 2010). "Not even the great Eusebio can halt England's World Cup march". Give me Football. Archived from the original on 31 July 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  7. "Germany 2006: The final ranking". FIFA. 9 July 2006. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  8. "2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™ | Awards". FIFA. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  9. "Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo forced off injured in Euro 2016 final". ESPN FC. 10 July 2016. Archived from the original on 11 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  10. "Portugal come from behind to finish third". FIFA. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  11. "Games of the XXVI. Olympiad - Football Tournament". www.rsssf.com.
  12. "Skydome Cup (Canada 1995)". www.rsssf.com.
  13. "Sala de troféus da CBF". cbf.com.br (in Portuguese). 2012-09-15. Archived from the original on 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  14. "Laureus Awards 2017: Bolt, Biles, Rosberg, Atherton & Leicester among winners". BBC Sport. 14 February 2017. Archived from the original on 8 June 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  15. "Laureus World Team of the Year 2017 nominees". Laureus. Archived from the original on 25 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.