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

Greatest Of All Time

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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.

66 World Cup top scorer with 9 goals in 6 matches. A true football legend forgotten by some ignorant people.

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

Greatest Portuguese Footballer of all Time!

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

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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

Great technic and very intelligent player...

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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

One of the best FC Porto, and of course Portuguese, players I've seen. Great techique

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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 is actually a dirty fouler neymar is better than him obviously, please vote thumbs up for this

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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

Best player in Europe 2004

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8 Nani

He's my uncle he's the best he should be 1

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

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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

Truly stunning. Without a doubt the best Portuguese Goalkeeper of all time

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

William is the best defender midfielder ever seen in football world. he deffend, he atck, but most important,he don't go at 3 am to the mc

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 Fernando Peyroteo

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.

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

21 Jose Fonte

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

Best player ever m8

22 Ricardo Quaresma

Ricardo quaresma a great player

Top 3 most talented football player of all time of football history

Could have been ahead of Ronaldo if he had taken footbal more serious, yet with goals and his teqchnique still one of the best

First 5

Amazing player, really unique.

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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

Fernando Mendes Soares Gomes is a great striker in the history of FC Porto, where he played between 1974-1980 and 1982-1989. His nickname, "Bi-bota", was given after the two European Golden Boot awards he received, in 1983 and 1985 as top scorer of all European Championships.
Gomes retired with Portuguese League totals of 404 matches and 320 goals.
His tally in official games are 425 including him in the best 100 in football history.

Great scorer.

28 Joao Mario
29 Fábio Coentrão

Coentrao best defender amazing speed and rocket shots

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

3rd best ever for Portugal

Fernandes is best player

32 João Vieira Pinto

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

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

33 Simao Sabrosa

Awesome player

34 José Aguas

José Pinto de Carvalho Santos Águas was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker.
He was born in Luanda, Angola and moved to Lisbon in 1950 and played in Benfica for 13 years (1950-1963).
With Benfica he won the Primeira Liga five times and the domestic cup seven, also being crowned national league's top scorer on five occasions. He gained a total of 25 national caps scoring 11 times.
During his professional European career he scored 387 goals in 417 matches, which makes him one of the best scorers in Portuguese football history.

The best Portuguese number 9 ever

35 Jorge Andrade
36 Hélder Postiga

Cool

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

37 Pedro Barbosa

Pedro Barbosa Was The Best No Doubts

38 Carlos Secretario
39 Andre Santos
40 Matateu

The terror of goalkeepers

41 Jordao

Sporting club I n the 80

42 João Resende Alves
43 Humberto Coelho
44 Andre Andre

He turns up in big games

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

He is the best of all time

49 Miguel Veloso

Well player... Can play everywhere

50 Nuno Valente
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