Although it cannot be considered a football power, the truth is that the Portuguese national football team has become one of the most important in Europe. After winning the Eurocup, some of their players have joined the list of best players, in which one stands out without a doubt one above the rest. In addition to revealing the name, we will also review the list with the best Portuguese soccer players in history. The reality is that they are few, but it is worth talking about them.
The Unique Cristiano Ronaldo
For some a presumptuous. For others a god of football. What is clear is that Ronaldo leaves no one indifferent. He has impressive strength, agility at the height and stands out as one of the best active players there is today. His selection depends on him to get victories and is an incontestable captain.
In addition to starring in the games of his national team, he is a star in Real Madrid, with whom he has won many titles. Leagues, Champions and other titles at the level of teams, Balls and Boots of gold at the individual level.
From the list of Portuguese players who have left their mark on history, the captain of the UEFA EURO 2016 winning team is the only one still active. And after its state of form, it can be said that the figures and their importance still have a long way. So we can say that Cristiano is the best Portuguese player of all time.
Eusebio, The Black Pearl
The most important figure of Portuguese football according to FIFA, until the arrival of the previous one. Eusebio was undoubtedly a reference not only for football lovers in Portugal but worldwide. Not surprisingly, it is included in the list of the best players of the twentieth century.
Born in Maputo, today part of Mozambique, and from a very humble family, they say he escaped from school to go to play football barefoot. With only 18 years he signed for Benfica, where he spent most of his sports life and lived his best stage. With this team, he won a European Cup.
His death marked the country and the world of football. Great players like Pelé or Platini highlighted his figure and Cristiano Ronaldo himself, when he won the Golden Ball in 2014, remembered him as one of his great references and a myth for the sport.
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An entire institution for Atlético de Madrid fans, Futre also played in other teams. In total it has 2 leagues, 2 Super Cups and a Cup in Portugal, 2 Cups of the King and an Italian League. In addition to a European Cup, he won with Porto in the 80s. The biggest prize he has been able to aspire to. On an individual level, he has declared the best player in the national League of his country twice, and the second-best player in Europe. Also known as the Silver Ball, on one occasion.
Beyond his role as a player, Futre also stood out in Atlético de Madrid for being the sports director who managed to get the club back to the First Division, leaving the “hell” of the second.
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Figo is the only Portuguese player who has played in the two most important teams in the Spanish League. First at Barça and then as part of the “galactic” that Florentino Pérez signed for his project at Real Madrid.
Between Portugal, Spain and Italy, the three countries in which he played. He won with his teams 7 leagues, 4 Cups and 3 National Super Cups, 2 European Super Cups, one Cup Winner, One Champions League and another Intercontinental. With his team, he only has trophies as a youth, a European Under-16 and a World Under-20.
At an individual level, he has a Golden Ball and is on the FIFA list of the 100 best players, in addition to being named a leading figure several times throughout his career.
Nicknamed “the Master” is part with Figo of the considered Portuguese Gold Generation. Winner of the U-20 World Cup and in which all hopes were placed to achieve something big.
It was decisive in that World Cup since their selection and Brazil reached the penalties after finishing tied at 0. Their success against the goal that made them return home with the youth world cup. It is also on the list of 100 best FIFA players, along with Figo and Eusebio (source).
These are the 5 best Portuguese players in computer history by importance. If you want to know more about Portuguese football, visit the page of the Federal Portuguesa de Futebol. They do not talk about bubble football at the moment, but do not rule out that it will become part of the official competitions one day.