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Portugal team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.39CET
Portugal have the unwanted honour of being the only team to lose a EURO final on home turf, but they have a consistent recent record and Cristiano Ronaldo at their disposal.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.39CET

Portugal team profile

Portugal have the unwanted honour of being the only team to lose a EURO final on home turf, but they have a consistent recent record and Cristiano Ronaldo at their disposal.

Best result: runners-up 2004
Coach: Fernando Santos
Leading scorers: all-time – Pauleta, Cristiano Ronaldo (47); current – Cristiano Ronaldo (47)
Most appearances: all-time – Luís Figo (127); current – Cristiano Ronaldo (109)
Association formed: 1914
Nickname: Selecção das Quinas (Team of Shields)
Where they play: Various

Portugal ended a lengthy semi-final jinx for UEFA European Championship host nations when they made it through to the Lisbon showpiece in 2004, but defeat by Greece meant they became the only team in the competition's history to lose a final on home turf. Since then, with Cristiano Ronaldo an increasingly potent attacking force, Portugal have reached two semi-finals – at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2012, losing in the latter to Spain on penalties. They have required the play-off route to reach each of the last three major tournaments, thus maintaining their perfect qualification record since the turn of the millennium.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P127 W69 D29 L29 F223 A122
Final tournament: P28 W15 D5 L8 F40 A26
Qualifying: P99 W54 D24 L21 F183 A96

Portugal made their UEFA European Championship finals debut in 1984, and came within six minutes of the Paris showpiece, leading hosts France deep into extra time until Jean-François Domergue and Michel Platini struck to turn the tie. They next qualified for the tournament in 1996 and are one of seven nations to take part in the last five EUROs, along with Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

Portugal have never failed to advance beyond the group stage, losing semi-finals to eventual winners France in 1984 and 2000, and Spain in 2012. They went one better on home soil at UEFA EURO 2004 before going down 1-0 to Greece, complete outsiders at the start of the tournament, in the Lisbon final.

Memorable EURO matches
20/06/2000: Portugal 3-0 Germany, UEFA EURO 2000 group stage
A Sérgio Conceição hat-trick helped Portugal's second string seal the holders' exit.

10/06/2000: Portugal 3-2 England, UEFA EURO 2000 group stage
Trailing 2-0 after 18 minutes, Luís Figo, João Pinto and Nuno Gomes turned the game around.

23/06/1984: France 3-2 Portugal, 1984 UEFA European Championship semi-finals
A thrilling match against the hosts was Portugal's real breakthrough at the EURO finals.

Did you know?
Portugal were the last team to receive the FIFA World Cup Most Entertaining Team award for their performance at the 2006 finals in Germany.

*Last updated on 07/01/14

Last updated: 24/09/14 13.45CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 18/11/2014 22:53 CET
Luxembourg1-2Portugal
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST) – Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
11/10/2014 18:03:14
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group F)
Portugal3-0Azerbaijan
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL) – Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga (POR)
04/18/2013 20:49:36
Russia1-0Portugal
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN) – Stadium: Stadion Luzhniki, Moscow (RUS)
04/18/2013 21:37:14
Portugal1-1Northern Ireland
Referee: Thorsten Kinhöfer (GER) – Stadium: Estádio do Dragão, Porto (POR)
04/18/2013 20:49:50
Israel3-3Portugal
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA) – Stadium: Itztadion Ramat Gan, Ramat Gan (ISR)
05/28/2013 11:07:35
Azerbaijan0-2Portugal
Referee: Andre Marriner (ENG) – Stadium: Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku (AZE)
05/28/2013 11:07:36
Portugal1-0Russia
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) – Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
07/25/2013 10:54:00
6 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round
Northern Ireland2-4Portugal
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED) – Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
09/11/2013 07:12:36
Portugal1-1Israel
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR) – Stadium: José Alvalade, Lisbon (POR)
12/16/2013 12:41:39
Portugal3-0Luxembourg
Referee: Bülent Yıldırım (TUR) – Stadium: Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra (POR)
12/16/2013 12:41:38
Portugal1-0Sweden
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) – Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
12/16/2013 12:42:54
Sweden2-3Portugal
Aggregate: 2-4
Referee: Howard Webb (ENG) – Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
12/16/2013 12:43:09
Germany4-0Portugal
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) – Stadium: Mangabeira, Salvador De Bahia (BRA)
06/17/2014 08:19:00
USA2-2Portugal
Referee: Nestor Fabian Pitana (ARG) – Stadium: Arena Amazonia, Manaus (BRA)
06/23/2014 01:21:31
Portugal2-1Ghana
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (BHR) – Stadium: Mane Garrincha, Brasilia (BRA)
06/26/2014 18:54:48
7 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Portugal0-1Albania
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA) – Stadium: Municipal, Aveiro (POR)
10/13/2014 19:03:52
11 October 2014 - Friendlies 2014-16
France2-1Portugal
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL) – Stadium: Stade de France, Saint-Denis (FRA)
10/12/2014 12:28:41
14 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Denmark0-1Portugal
Referee: Felix Brych (GER) – Stadium: FC København Stadium, Copenhagen (DEN)
10/17/2014 10:26:37
14 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Portugal1-0Armenia
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) – Stadium: Estádio Algarve, Faro-Loule (POR)
11/17/2014 09:19:59
18 November 2014 - Friendlies 2014-16 (Group A)
Portugal
20.45
Argentina
Referee: TBD
PortugalSerbia
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:34:55
ArmeniaPortugal
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:35:35
4 September 2015 - Friendlies 2014-16
PortugalFrance
Referee: TBD
10/17/2014 19:01:08
7 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
AlbaniaPortugal
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:36:59
8 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
PortugalDenmark
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:35:26
11 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
SerbiaPortugal
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:37:36

General info

  • Founded : 1914
  • Currently playing : European Championship 2014/2016, Friendly matches 2014/2016

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    09/06/1999, Portugal 8-0 Liechtenstein, Coimbra
    18/12/1994, Portugal 8-0 Liechtenstein, Lisbon
  • Biggest defeat:
    27/04/1983, USSR 5-0 Portugal, Moscow
    30/04/1975, Czechoslovakia 5-0 Portugal, Prague
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 15
  • Player with most appearances: 37
    Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)
  • Top scorers: 23
    Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)
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