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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 (154)
Top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo (85)
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. They won the European Championship, Euro 2016 in July 2016. Their captain is Cristiano Ronaldo.

Top scorers

# Name Goals Caps Average First cap Latest cap
1 Cristiano Ronaldo 93 160 0.58 August 20, 2003 September 10, 2019
2 Pauleta 47 88 0.53 August 20, 1997 July 8, 2006
3 Eusébio 41 64 0.64 October 8, 1961 October 13, 1973
4 Luís Figo 32 127 0.25 October 12, 1991 July 8, 2006
5 Nuno Gomes 29 79 0.37 January 24, 1996 October 11, 2011
6 Hélder Postiga 27 70 0.39 June 13, 2003 June 21, 2014
7 Rui Costa 26 94 0.28 March 31, 1993 July 4, 2004
8 João Pinto 23 81 0.28 October 12, 1991 June 14, 2002
9 Nené 22 66 0.33 April 21, 1971 June 23, 1984
Simão 22 85 0.26 October 18, 1998 June 29, 2010

     Players still active with national team


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