The Portugal National Football Team is ranked #9 in the soccer world by FIFA as of October 2022.
We have a couple of nicknames. “A Seleção das Quinas” (selection of the Quinas) is a reference to the Portugal coat of arms. “Os Navegadores” (The Navigator) is a reference to Prince Henry the Navigator, who directed world explorations in the early Portuguese Empire during the Age of Discovery.
Our home ground is Estádio Nacional in Oeiras, a suburb of Lisbon. We also play in stadiums around Portugal.
As of 2022, the team plays the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar, UEFA European Championship, and UEFA Nations League.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar
World Cup 2022 Portugal National Football Team
The World Cup team is coached by Fernando Santos. This is likely Cristiano Ronaldo’s last World Cup.
- Rui Patrício
- José Sá
- Diogo Costa
- João Cancelo
- Diogo Dalot
- Rúben Dias
- Raphaël Guerreiro
- António Silva
- Nuno Mendes
- Bruno Fernandes has two goals (at press time).
- Rúben Neves
- João Palhinha
- Bernardo Silva
- João Mário
- Matheus Nunes
- Danilo Pereira
- William Carvalho
- Rafael Leão has two goals (at press time).
- Ricardo Horta
- Cristiano Ronaldo is playing his last World Cup.
- João Felix
- Gonçalo Ramos is Portugal’s top scorer (at press time).
- André Silva
World Cup 2022 Matches
Watch Portugal vs Ghana, a FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Group Stage match, on November 24, 2022. Portugal won 3-2. 🇵🇹🇬🇭
Watch Portugal vs Uruguay, a FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Group Stage match, on November 28, 2022. Portugal won 2-0. 🇵🇹🇺🇾
Watch Korea Republic vs Portugal, a FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Group Stage match, on December 2, 2022. Portugal lost 2-1. 🇵🇹
Watch Portugal vs Switzerland, a FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Round of 16 match, on December 6, 2022. Portugal won 6-1. 🇵🇹
Watch Morocco vs Portugal (world #22 vs #9), a FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Quarter-final match, on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 11am ET. Morocco won 1-0. 🇲🇦🇵🇹
Portugal National Football Team Championships
Portugal has played in eight FIFA World Cups. Our best performance was third place in 1966. In 2018, we made the Quarter-finals.
Portugal has played in eight UEFA European championships. We won in 2016. In 2020, we made the Round of 16.
Portugal has played in three UEFA Nations League tournaments. We won in 2018-19. In 2022-23, we rank 6th.
Portugal has played in four Olympic Games. We were fourth place in 1996. In 2016, we made the Quarter-finals.