Greatest Portuguese Football Players of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and the Portugal national team.

C. Ronaldo's the best there is.
He's passionate about what he does and he does it the best. He's skills are incomparable to those of modern football players. Some might say he's just selfish but doing what he does best without the help of teammates and providing teammates with quality passes is not what should be called selfish. He's magnificent and a complete football player and most of all he's a true footballing icon and the one that can never be forgotten. A true legend.

Most talented, great scorer and still going strong to earn more goals at 25!

RONALDO does NOT cry like a baby so everyone shut up who thinks he does and ronaldo is SOO MUCH BETTER THAN LIONEL ANDRES MESSI! RONALDO IS THE BEST AND U STINK EVERYONE WHO DOESN'T VOTE FOR HIM HA

I think his the world best

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2 Eusébio Eusébio Eusébio da Silva Ferreira was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker. Eusébio is considered by many as one of the greatest footballers of all time. During his professional career, he scored 733 goals in 745 matches.

definitely the greatest portuguese footballer of all time and one of the best there has ever been. this guy is a legend.

Eusebio was by far the best footballer Portugal ever produced. So talented, a joy to watch. Up there with the likes of Pele.

He is the best, but most people of today didn't watch him play like they are now watching C Ronaldo, check out statistics, I believe He is better than Pele but alas Portugal didn't win the World Cup in his days

Greatest Portuguese Footballer of all Time!

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3 Luis Figo Luis Figo Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as a midfielder for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan before retiring on 31 May 2009.

There is no other that has it all - endless talent, class, tact, maturity, dedication (for the game, family, his nation). Not a sore loser when he doesn't win. No wonder he gets along with Messi and so many other greats. You won't find him crying like a baby like Ronaldo. But mostly... did I say INCREDIBLY TALENTED.

he has done so much for the country

Greatest skills I have ever seen. So much precision. Greatest footballer in the world by far.

He is best and better than cr7

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4 Rui Costa

Rui costa's technique, vision and passing made him one of the best midfielders portugal ever produced.

A Symbol and idol for all Portuguese soccer players

Waw best midfielder I have seen

He as my last name

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5 Paulo Futre

In my opinion he is the best atletico madrid�'s best player ever

Cristano Ronaldo does not suck you do ha ha ha ha fatty

Has a big dick

For me he was the very best Portuguese player ever! He as an incribel tecnic! He was absolutly insane! A truth Magic player! Força Paulinho! Estamos ctg!

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6 Pepe

The best defender in the world

A good defender

Pepe raw af and I went to an international game and was the only player who signed autographs

Pepe Soares... amazing talent in 1920s. Died of food poisoning at age 23.

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7 Deco

One of the best "10" of all-times, and the best to reach the portuguese football, the best Porto player ever

He is one of the legends

He won Porto a Champions League

Han e jo go da

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8 Nani

Nani is my idol, he is underrated, my favorite player to watch. I only say he is underrated due to the fact he has been compared to Ronaldo. If Ronaldo was not to be playing in the same Era has Nani I have no doubt Nani would have been seen as a better Portuguese soccer player comparably. At the peak of his health and top of his form he is one of the greatest players in portuguese history.

When he is healthy

Better than the best

I love my nan

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9 Andre Gomes

He is best player in the world I don't know who is Cristiano Ronaldo and why he is in the top spot

10 Coluna

He was another one of the greats! He played with Eusébio and was from the Portugese Colony of Mozambique too! He has been overlooked.

The Contenders

11 Fernando Couto

Much better than Pepe.

Couldn't have put that better myself

12 Rui Patrício

The best player of the match in the Euro 2016 Final

The best goal keeper. He's been in Sporting Clube de Portugal since he started football. The best Portuguese goalkeeper

13 William Carvalho
14 Vitor Baia
15 Joao Moutinho Joao Moutinho

Great player. A pure engine in the field and 5* passing skills.

Has a great shot

16 Pauleta

What a goal scorer he was. 47 international goals! Just a natural finisher

Great player, Portugeuse legend! My idol.

Formely Top goal scorer for the selecao second only to Ronaldo

17 Paulo Sousa
18 Nene

He's passionate about what he does and he does it the best. He's skills are incomparable to those of modern football players. Some might say he's just selfish but doing what he does best without the help of teammates and providing teammates with quality passes is not what should be called selfish. He's magnificent and a complete football player and most of all he's a true footballing icon and the one that can never be forgotten. A true legend.

19 Ricardo Carvalho

The best defender in the world!

He should be 9th

20 Jose Fonte

Underrated Prem CB. Deserves a spot in the national team!

Best player ever m8

21 Fernando Peyroteo

The best goalscorer in the history of football. Score an average of almost 2 goals per game. But no one remembers him because he played in the 40's, in the age of World War, and when there's no T.V. , World Cup, Champions League...

No doubt portugals best scorer with 635 goals in 393 games compared to Eusebio's 638 goals in 614 games giving Peyroteu 1.62 goal medium per game amazing compared to Eusebio's 1.04

Fernando Peyroteo was a great goalgetter born in Angola.
He played for Sporting L. and according to official stats he's the most prolific scorer in football history (544 goals in 344 official matches, RSSSF, the highest goalscoring rate of players with more than 300 matches).
But he career was in the 40s, a time without international tournaments.
He also preferred to remain in his country instead of playing abroad as he had the chance to do so.

22 Ricardo Quaresma

Ricardo Quaresma amazing football player We Love You Q7

Better than Cristiano Ronaldo when he was at his prime

If he could be more relax, We would see him in first 3

First 5

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23 Anthony Lopes
24 Nuno Gomes

He is the Best True Center Forward Portugal Ever Had. Portugal has good players in every position, but he is the only Portuguese player that is a center forward that is great at heading, receiving passes and finishing.

Nuno Gomes the only Portuguese striker who relishes the big matches!

Nuno Gomes is our best striker in 90/2000, scored so many important goals in different big tournements (U20 World Cup 1995, Atlanta Olympic 1996, Euro 2000, 2004, 2008, World Cup 2006).

Nuno Gomes always score in decisive matchs. He is the most recognisable striker of Portugal with great heading and shooting capacity, and a good pace with nice movement off the ball.

25 Fernando Chalana

Chalana is one of the first modern wingers

I don't think that Chalana was the best, best he was great. He could get past an opponnent whithout dribling (literally speaking). He should be in the Top 5

26 Maniche

Beast in midfield for Portugal in the 2000's, those wonder goals against the Netherlands he scored in euro 2004, then in world cup 2006, I would never forget

Best portuguese midfielder with great stamina and power capable of scoring goals.

27 Fernando Gomes

Great scorer.

28 Fábio Coentrão

Coentrao best defender amazing speed and rocket shots

29 Joao Mario
30 Bento

great keeper great Euro Cup in 1984 so shame he has died

I was born in the same town great Soccer player.

31 Manuel Fernandes

Fernandes is best player

3rd best ever for Portugal

32 João Vieira Pinto

One of the best would have succeeded in any country was the only good player in bad benfica teams what he did to sporting was the best game by anyone

Best Benfica player over the 90ths, was great in the national team during the Euro 2000

33 Simao Sabrosa
34 Jorge Andrade
35 Hélder Postiga

Cool

HE IS ONE OF THE BEST PORTUGEASE STRIKER THAT I HAVE SEEN

36 Pedro Barbosa

Pedro Barbosa Was The Best No Doubts

37 Andre Santos
38 Matateu

The terror of goalkeepers

39 João Resende Alves
40 Carlos Secretario
41 Jordao

Sporting club I n the 80

42 Humberto Coelho
43 Andre Andre

He turns up in big games

44 Rui Fonte
45 Guly do Prado
46 Mariano Amaro
47 Raul Meireles

He is the best of all time

48 Miguel Veloso

Well player... Can play everywhere

49 Nuno Valente
50 José Aguas

The best Portuguese number 9 ever

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