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|Association||Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPP)|
|Head coach||Fernando Santos|
|Most caps||Cristiano Ronaldo (164)|
|Top scorer||Cristiano Ronaldo (99)|
|FIFA ranking||5 2 (17 September 2020)|
|Highest FIFA ranking||3 (May–June 2010, October 2012, April–June 2014, September 2017–April 2018)|
|Lowest FIFA ranking||43 (August 1998)|
|Elo ranking||4 (14 October 2020)|
|Highest Elo ranking||2 (June 2006)|
|Lowest Elo ranking||42 (November 1962)|
|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 appearances||7 (First in 1966)|
|Best result||Third place, 1966|
|UEFA European Championship appearances||8 (First in 1984)|
|Best result||Winners, 2016|
|UEFA Nations League Finals appearances||1 (First in 2019)|
|Best result||Winners, 2019|
The Portugal national football team is the national association football team of Portugal and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation, the governing body for football in Portugal. Their current manager is Fernando Santos. Portugal plays their home games at various stadiums across the country, despite having Estádio Nacional as their home stadium.
Portugal's first participation in a major tournament finals, at the 1966 FIFA World Cup. They finish at the third place, their best position at the FIFA World Cup. Portugal hosted the UEFA Euro 2004, where they were losing to Greece in the final. At Euro 2016, Portugal won its first ever major trophy, defeating hosts France 1–0 after extra time, with the winning goal scored by Eder. Portugal hosted the brand new 2019 UEFA Nations League as well as winning the trophy, making it the second European championship earned by the Portuguese in three finals.
- 1 History
- 2 Competitive record
- 3 Results and fixtures
- 4 Players
- 5 Current coaching staff
- 6 Alumni
- 7 Honours
- 8 External links
- Main article: History of the Portugal national football team
2018 FIFA World Cup
Portugal earned qualfication to the 2018 World Cup after finished at the top of Group B in the European qualifiers, only winning on goal differences above Switzerland. Portugal were drawn into Group B, joining rivals Spain, Morocco, and Iran.
- Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B
Portugal's World Cup campaign starts with big match against Spain on 15 June, which ended in a draw with both sides scoring 3 goals. All Portugal's goals in the match were scored by Cristiano Ronaldo. The second match was won by the Selecao, with Ronaldo scored the only goal in the match, despite continually pressures from Morocco. The goal against Morocco made Ronaldo as the highest European goalscorer of all-time, breaking previous record which was held by Ferenc Puskás. The last match was full of VAR controversy, but the draw was enough for Portugal to advance to the knockout stage. Portugal was knocked out in the round of 16, after a 1–2 defeat against Uruguay.
|Spain (A)||3||1||2||0||6||5||+1||5||Advance to knockout phase|
Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
FIFA World Cup
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1930||Did not enter||Declined participation|
|1934||Did not qualify||2||0||0||2||1||11|
|1970||Did not qualify||6||1||2||3||8||10|
|1990||Did not qualify||8||4||2||2||11||8|
|2010||Round of 16||11th||4||1||2||1||7||1||12||7||4||1||19||5|
|2018||Round of 16||13th||4||1||2||1||6||6||10||9||0||1||32||4|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
- *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks. Darker color indicates win, normal color indicates loss.
UEFA European Championship
|UEFA European Championship record||UEFA European Championship qualifying record|
|1960||Did not qualify||4||3||0||1||8||8|
|1988||Did not qualify||8||2||4||2||6||8|
|2004||Runners-up||2nd||6||3||1*||2||8||6||Qualified as hosts|
- *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks. Darker color indicates win, normal color indicates lost.
- aThough there was no third place playoff, UEFA decided in the 2012 edition to award the semi-final losers (Germany and Portugal) bronze medals for the first time.
UEFA Nations League
|UEFA Nations League record|
|2020–21||A||To be determined|
- *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
- **Group stage played home and away. Flag shown represents host nation for the finals stage. Red border colour indicates the finals stage will be held on home soil
Results and fixtures
- Main article: Portugal friendly match history
|Euro 2020 Q 14 November 2019||Portugal||6–0||Lithuania||Faro, Portugal|
|20:45||Ronaldo 7' (pen.), 22', 65'
B. Silva 63'
|Report||Stadium: Estádio Algarve|
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
|Euro 2020 Q 17 November 2019||Luxembourg||0–2||Portugal||Luxembourg City, Luxembourg|
|Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel|
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)
|Friendly 27 March 2020||Belgium||Cancelled||Portugal||Doha], Qatar|
|Report||Stadium: Education City Stadium|
|Friendly 30 March 2020||Croatia||Cancelled||Portugal||Doha, Qatar|
|Report||Stadium: Education City Stadium|
|Friendly 31 May 2020||Slovenia||Cancelled||Portugal||Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Report||Stadium: Stožice Stadium|
|Friendly 5 June 2020||Spain||Cancelled||Portugal||Madrid, Spain|
|Report||Stadium: Wanda Metropolitano|
|Friendly 9 June 2020||Portugal||Cancelled||Malta||Portugal|
|2020 UEFA Nations League 5 September 2020||Portugal||4–1||Croatia||Porto, Portugal|
A. Silva 90+4'
|Report||Petković 90+1'||Stadium: Estádio do Dragão|
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
|2020 UEFA Nations League 8 September 2020||Sweden||0–2||Portugal||Solna, Sweden|
|20:45||Report||Ronaldo 45+1', 72'||Stadium: Friends Arena|
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
|Friendly 7 October 2020||Portugal||0–0||Spain||Lisbon, Portugal|
|20:45||Report||Stadium: Estádio José Alvalade|
Referee: Paolo Valeri (Italy)
|2020 UEFA Nations League 11 October 2020||France||0–0||Portugal||Saint-Denis, France|
|20:45||Report||Stadium: Stade de France|
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
|2020 UEFA Nations League 14 October 2020||Portugal||3–0||Sweden||Lisbon, Portugal|
|20:45||B. Silva 21'
Jota 44', 72'
|Report||Stadium: Estádio José Alvalade|
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (Serbia)
|Friendly 11 November 2020||Portugal||v||Andorra||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Report||Stadium: Estádio da Luz|
|2020 UEFA Nations League 14 November 2020||Portugal||v||France||Lisbon, Portugal|
|20:45||Report||Stadium: Estádio da Luz|
|2020 UEFA Nations League 17 November 2020||Croatia||v||Portugal||Split, Croatia|
|20:45||Report||Stadium: Stadion Poljud|
|Euro 2020 GS 15 June 2021||Play-off winner A||v||Portugal||Budapest, Hungary|
|17:00||Report||Stadium: Puskás Aréna|
|Euro 2020 GS 19 June 2021||Portugal||v||Germany||Munich, Germany|
|17:00||Report||Stadium: Allianz Arena|
|Euro 2020 GS 23 June 2021||Portugal||v||France||Budapest, Hungary|
|20:00||Report||Stadium: Puskás Aréna|
Key: GS, Group stage; R16, round of 16; QF, quarter-finals; SF, semi-finals; 3rd, third-place match; FWC, FIFA World Cup; FWC Q, FIFA World Cup qualification; UNL, UEFA Nations League; FCC, FIFA Confederations Cup
The following 24 players were named to the squad for the friendly against Spain on 7 October, and the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League matches against France and Sweden on 11 and 14 October 2020, respectively.
Caps and goals are correct as of 14 October 2020, after the game against Sweden.
The following players have also been called up to the Portugal squad within the last 12 months.