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Selection of the Quinas: Portugal's Euro history, stats & squad

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Selection of the Quinas - Here are Portugal Euro history, stats & squad - all you need to know about Portugal's Euro journey.

Manager: Fernando Santos

Fifa ranking: 5

Look out for: Bruno Fernandes (Man Utd) Loves the big stage and will want to impress.

UK connections: Manchester City’s Bernardo, Dias and Cancelo, Liverpool’s Jota, the Wolves quartet of Patricio, Semedo, Neves and Moutinho plus Fernandes.

Did you know? Ronaldo’s first Portugal goal was in Euro 2004, assisted by Luis Figo.

Euro best: Won 2016.

Winning odds: 8-1.

Top Star: Cristiano Ronaldo 

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) You can’t look past him, even at 36. Closing in on Ali Daei’s record as the leading international goalscorer (109).

Ronaldo has participated in ten major international tournaments: four UEFA European Championships in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016, four FIFA World Cups in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018, one FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017, and one UEFA Nations League Finals in 2019, scoring in all of them. Ronaldo has scored 31 goals each in both FIFA World Cup qualifiers and in UEFA Euro qualifiers, hence becoming the first player to score more than fifty goals in European qualification matches.

In UEFA Euro 2016, Ronaldo lifted the trophy as his team's captain.

History and Records

Best result: Champions 2016

EURO appearances: 7

EURO host: 2004

Group Information

Tuesday June 15

Hungary vs Portugal (18:00 CET, Budapest)

Saturday June 19

Portugal vs Germany (18:00 CET, Munich)

Wednesday June 23

Portugal v France (21:00 CET, Budapest)

Facts about the team

Portugal coach, Fernando Santos, played professional soccer in Portugal for four years before retiring at age 21. Before his professional career, he also played in S.L. Benfica’s youth level.

The football federation of Portugal was founded in 1914. Unfortunately, the WWI outbreak stopped those plans in their tracks for seven years. As a result, Portugal played its first official game in 1921, losing to Spain 3-1.

The Squad List

Goalkeepers: 12-Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyon), 1-Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), 22-Rui Silva (Granada CF)

Defenders: 20-Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), 2-Nelson Semedo (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), 6-Jose Fonte (LOSC Lille), 3-Pepe (FC Porto), 4-Ruben Dias (Manchester City), 25-Nuno Mendes (Sporting CP), 5-Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund)

Midfielders: 13-Danilo Pereira (PSG), 26-Joao Palhinha (Sporting CP), 18-Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), 11-Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United FC), 8-Joao Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), 16-Renato Sanches (LOSC Lille), 24-Sergio Oliveira (FC Porto), 14-William Carvalho (Real Betis Bolompie)

Forwards: 19-Pedro Goncalves (Sporting CP), 9-Andre Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt), 10-Bernardo Silva (Manchester City FC), 7-Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus FC), 21-Diogo Jota (Liverpool FC), 17-Goncalo Guedes (Valencia CF), 23-Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), 15-Rafa Silva (SL Benfica)