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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 – Cristiano Ronaldo (55); current – Cristiano Ronaldo (55)
Most appearances: all-time – Luís Figo (127); current – Cristiano Ronaldo (123)
Association formed: 1914
Nickname: Selecção das Quinas (Team of Shields)
Where they play: Various

Portugal: Top five qualifying goals

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 a perfect qualification record for major tournaments since the turn of the millennium, which was extended by a group-topping performance en route to UEFA EURO 2016.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P135 W76 D29 L30 F234 A127
Final tournament: P28 W15 D5 L8 F40 A26
Qualifying: P107 W61 D24 L22 F194 A101

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 have taken 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 18/11/15

Last updated: 03/12/15 12.43CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 12/07/2016 11:07 CET
7 September 2014 07 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Portugal0-1Albania
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA) Stadium: Municipal, Aveiro (POR)
01/08/2016 08:06:23
11 October 2014 11 Oct - Friendlies 2014-16
France2-1Portugal
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL) Stadium: Stade de France, Saint-Denis (FRA)
06/16/2016 10:49:16
14 October 2014 14 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Denmark0-1Portugal
Referee: Felix Brych (GER) Stadium: Telia Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
05/31/2016 13:19:29
14 November 2014 14 Nov - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Portugal1-0Armenia
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) Stadium: Estádio Algarve, Faro-Loule (POR)
01/08/2016 08:06:37
18 November 2014 18 Nov - Friendlies 2014-16
Portugal1-0Argentina
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG) Stadium: Old Trafford, Manchester (ENG)
05/25/2016 09:12:52
29 March 2015 29 Mar - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Portugal2-1Serbia
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA) Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
01/08/2016 08:06:37
31 March 2015 31 Mar - Friendlies 2014-16
Portugal0-2Cape Verde Islands
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)
12/17/2015 15:44:37
13 June 2015 13 Jun - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Armenia2-3Portugal
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL) Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht, Yerevan (ARM)
05/25/2016 07:30:54
16 June 2015 16 Jun - Friendlies 2014-16
Italy0-1Portugal
Referee: not available
03/22/2016 01:43:39
4 September 2015 04 Sep - Friendlies 2014-16
Portugal0-1France
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED) Stadium: José Alvalade, Lisbon (POR)
06/04/2016 08:58:22
7 September 2015 07 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Albania0-1Portugal
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) Stadium: Elbasan Arena, Elbasan (ALB)
06/15/2016 09:15:56
8 October 2015 08 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Portugal1-0Denmark
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG) Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga (POR)
01/08/2016 08:06:26
11 October 2015 11 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Serbia1-2Portugal
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP) Stadium: Stadion FK Partizan, Belgrade (SRB)
05/26/2016 10:08:49
14 November 2015 14 Nov - Friendlies 2014-16
Russia1-0Portugal
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB)
12/29/2015 10:50:22
17 November 2015 17 Nov - Friendlies 2014-16
Luxembourg0-2Portugal
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA)
12/29/2015 10:05:36
25 March 2016 25 Mar - Friendlies 2014-16
Portugal0-1Bulgaria
Referee: Carlos Gómez (ESP) Stadium: Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria (POR)
06/04/2016 08:23:24
29 March 2016 29 Mar - Friendlies 2014-16
Portugal2-1Belgium
Referee: not available Stadium: Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria (POR)
06/02/2016 15:54:11
29 May 2016 29 May - Friendlies 2014-16
Portugal3-0Norway
Referee: not available Stadium: Estádio do Dragão, Porto (POR)
05/31/2016 12:53:50
2 June 2016 02 Jun - Friendlies 2014-16
England1-0Portugal
Referee: not available Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
06/10/2016 09:43:40
8 June 2016 08 Jun - Friendlies 2014-16
Portugal7-0Estonia
Referee: Bart Vertenten (BEL) Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
06/08/2016 21:55:24
Portugal1-1Iceland
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) Stadium: Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne (FRA)
06/16/2016 17:37:50
Portugal0-0Austria
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) Stadium: Parc des Princes, Paris (FRA)
06/20/2016 10:40:09
Hungary3-3Portugal
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG) Stadium: Stade de Lyon, Lyon (FRA)
06/24/2016 10:13:28
25 June 2016 25 Jun - UEFA EURO, Round of 16
Croatia0-1Portugal
Portugal win after extra time (aet)
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP) Stadium: Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens Agglo (FRA)
06/27/2016 10:12:12
30 June 2016 30 Jun - UEFA EURO, Quarter-finals
Poland1-1Portugal
Portugal win 5-3 on penalties (3-5p)
Referee: Felix Brych (GER) Stadium: Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (FRA)
07/02/2016 11:11:29
6 July 2016 06 Jul - UEFA EURO, Semi-finals
Portugal2-0Wales
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) Stadium: Stade de Lyon, Lyon (FRA)
07/08/2016 15:18:51
10 July 2016 10 Jul - UEFA EURO, Final
Portugal1-0France
Portugal win after extra time (aet)
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG) Stadium: Stade de France, Saint-Denis (FRA)
07/12/2016 10:07:38
6 September 2016 06 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
SwitzerlandPortugal
Referee: TBD Stadium: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI)
07/22/2016 16:10:16
7 October 2016 07 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
PortugalAndorra
Referee: TBD Stadium: Municipal, Aveiro (POR)
07/15/2016 00:27:48
10 October 2016 10 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
Faroe IslandsPortugal
Referee: TBD Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
07/14/2016 23:25:17
13 November 2016 13 Nov - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
PortugalLatvia
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 00:38:25
25 March 2017 25 Mar - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
PortugalHungary
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 00:36:34
9 June 2017 09 Jun - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
LatviaPortugal
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 00:45:41
31 August 2017 31 Aug - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
PortugalFaroe Islands
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 00:37:57
3 September 2017 03 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
HungaryPortugal
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 00:31:53
7 October 2017 07 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
AndorraPortugal
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 00:40:18
10 October 2017 10 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
PortugalSwitzerland
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 00:36:28

General info

  • Founded : 1914
  • Currently playing : European Championship 2014/2016, Friendly matches 2014/2016, World Cup 2016/2018

Trophy cabinet

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: 45
    Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)
  • Top scorers: 28
    Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)
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