Here are some of the greatest Portuguese players of all time
What is the first name come in your mind when you see the word “Portuguese”? Most of you may have thought of Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s right I too thought of him.
We are here to inform you about some of the greatest Portuguese players of all time. We hope the list won’t disappoint you.
Top 10 best Portuguese players
Cristiano Ronaldo – The greatest of all time, of course, is Cristiano Ronaldo. He is the top goalscorer in football history and the most capped player of the Portugal national team.
Eusebio – Eusebio guided the Portugal national team to the third place at the 1966 World Cup with nine goals. Eusebio is regarded as the undisputed king of Portugal football.
Luis Figo – Figo captained Portugal in the 2004 UEFA Euro final against Greece. Figo also captained them during the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where the Selection of the Quinas won the fourth place.
Rui Costa – Rui Costa was one of the most talented football players. He finished his international career in a disappointing fashion, losing 1-0 to Greece in the 2004 Euros.
Deco – Deco made 75 appearances for his country, netting five goals in the process. He was one of the leaders of the generation that reached the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Pauleta – In 2006, the legendary forward was the Portugal top goalscorer of all times with 47 goals in 88 appearances. Pauleta was one of the most important players, who guided his country to the 2004 UEFA Euro final.
Joao Moutinho – Another UEFA Euro winner from 2016, Joao Moutinho is the third most capped Portuguese player with 114 appearances for the national team.
Ricardo Carvalho – Ricardo Carvalho represented his country in 89 games, for 13 years. He finished his international career winning the 2016 UEFA Euro in France.
Mario Coluna – Mario Coluna played a vital role for the Portugal national team in the 1966 FIFA World Cup. Coluna was named in the All-Star team, completing a midfield that included legends such as Bobby Charlton and Franz Beckenbauer.
Nuno Gomes – With 29 goals in 79 games, Nuno Gomes sits in fifth on the all-time goalscorers table. Gomes helped Portugal to reach the 2004 UEFA Euro Final, as well as the semi-finals at 2006 World Cup.