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Football
Moving to Portugal doesn't mean missing out on your beloved live match on tv. Next to food, football has become one of the most popular parts of Portuguese culture. The Portuguese are passionate about their football and their national team. You are not long in a bar in Portugal before the conversation amongst the locals turns to football.

With top european teams such as Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto and Benfica competing in Portuguese Liga, Portugal's equivalent of the Premiere League, you won't be far from the action. It is joked that the only thing you will find on Portuguese tv is football and soaps.

Football is the most popular and practised sport in Portugal, and the country has produced an amazing amount of talented footballers who have became renowned worldwide. Players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Luís Figo, Rui Costa, Nani, Deco, Simão Sabrosa, Quaresma, Fernando Couto, Paulo Sousa, Vitor Baia, Paulo Futre, Rui Barros, Pauleta and the top scorer of 1966 World Cup striker Eusébio da Silva Ferreira ("Eusébio") with 9 goals, are among the most noted Portuguese football players. Portuguese football managers are also noteworthy, with José Mourinho, Carlos Queirós, José Peseiro, Manuel José, Fernando Santos and Artur Jorge, among the most renowned.

The Portugal national football team is among the higher-rated national football teams in Europe and the world, and the Portuguese Liga professional football club championship is one of the most widely known sporting events in the country, where such football clubs as S.L. Benfica, Sporting Lisbon and F.C. Porto are amongst the main contenders.


Sporting Lisbon football stadium

Sporting Lisbon football stadium - Estádio José Alvalade



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