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Portugal
Nickname(s) A Seleção das Quinas (Selection of the Quinas); The Navigators
Association Portuguese Football Federation (FPF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Fernando Santos
Captain Cristiano Ronaldo
Most caps Cristiano Ronaldo (167)
Top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo (101)
Home stadium Various
FIFA code POR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 6 Steady (7 February 2019)
Highest 3 (May–June 2010, October 2012, April–June 2014, September 2017 – April 2018)
Lowest 43 (August 1998)
Elo ranking
Current 7 Decrease 3 (3 March 2019)
Highest 2 (June 2006)
Lowest 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)
European Championship
Appearances 7 (first in 1984)
Best result Champions (2016)
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2017)
Best result Third place (2017)

Portugal national football team is the national football team of Portugal. In July 2016, they won the European Championship. Their captain is Cristiano Ronaldo.

Statistics

Most capped players

# Name Caps Goals First cap Latest cap
1 Cristiano Ronaldo 167 101 23 August 2003 11 October 2020
2 Luís Figo 127 32 12 October 1991 8 July 2006
3 João Moutinho 126 7 17 August 2005 14 October 2020
4 Pepe 113 7 21 November 2007 14 October 2020
5 Nani 112 24 1 September 2006 2 July 2017
6 Fernando Couto 110 8 19 December 1990 30 June 2004
7 Bruno Alves 96 11 5 June 2007 7 June 2018
8 Rui Costa 94 26 31 March 1993 4 July 2004
9 Rui Patrício 90 0 17 November 2010 14 October 2020
10 Ricardo Carvalho 89 5 11 October 2003 22 June 2016

Top goalscorers

Players in bold are still active for the national team.
# Name Goals Caps Average First cap Latest cap
1 Cristiano Ronaldo 101 167 0.61 23 August 2003 11 October 2020
2 Pauleta 47 88 0.53 20 August 1997 8 July 2006
3 Eusébio 41 64 0.64 8 October 1961 13 October 1973
4 Luís Figo 32 127 0.25 12 October 1991 8 July 2006
5 Nuno Gomes 29 79 0.37 24 January 1996 11 October 2011
6 Hélder Postiga 27 71 0.38 13 June 2003 14 November 2014
7 Rui Costa 26 94 0.28 31 March 1993 4 July 2004
8 Nani 24 112 0.21 1 September 2006 2 July 2017
9 João Pinto 23 81 0.30 12 October 1991 14 June 2002
10 Nené 22 66 0.33 21 April 1971 23 June 1984
Simão (list) 22 85 0.26 18 October 1998 29 June 2010

     Players still active with national team

Honours

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