Thursday, 9 August 2012

Portugal Home 1999

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Flag of Portugal

First international: Spain 3-1 Portugal (1921)

Biggest win: Portugal 8-0 Kuwait (2003)

Biggest loss: Portugal 0-10 England (1947)

Most capped: Luis Figo (127 caps)

Top scorer: Pauleta (47 goals)

Star player: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF)

Portugal first broke onto the scene during the 1966 World Cup where they finished 3rd. Eusebio was their main man and became a legend in the process for Portugal over the next few years but did you know he was born in Mozambique? So was Abel Xavier to but he wasn't as legendary. Portugal were expected to win the 2004 Euro final quite easily in their own country but Greece had other ideas and shocked everyone by winning the tournament. Now they seem to regularly progress to the knock out rounds of tournaments.

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