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The Best Soccer Players from Portugal

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List of the best soccer players from Portugal. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Portugal, along with photos when available. This list of best Portuguese soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Portuguese soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

List ranges from Paulo Jorge Carreira Nunes to Ednilson and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Portuguese footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Portuguese soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Portugal in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Portuguese soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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    Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Portugal
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    Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal. By the age of 22, Ronaldo had received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World ...more

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    • Position: Forward, Midfielder
    • Birthplace: Santo António, Portugal
    • Nationality: Portugal
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    Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM, was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker. Eusébio is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. During his professional career, he scored 749 goals in 745 matches at club level and 41 goals for his national team, a total of 790 ...more

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    • Position: Forward
    • Birthplace: Maputo, Mozambique
    • Nationality: Portugal, Mozambique
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    Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, OIH, is a Portuguese retired footballer. He played as a winger for Sporting CP, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Internazionale before retiring on 31 May 2009. He won 127 caps for the Portugal national football team. Renowned for his creativity and having the ability to ...more

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    • Position: Midfielder
    • Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
    • Nationality: Portugal
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    Rui Manuel César Costa, OIH, is a Portuguese retired footballer and former director of football of S.L. Benfica. He is a current councilor for Benfica's S.A.D.. Costa played in a creative role as an attacking midfielder but was also capable of playing as a deep-lying playmaker, and was renowned for his ...more

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    • Position: Midfielder
    • Birthplace: Amadora, Portugal
    • Nationality: Portugal
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    Paulo Jorge dos Santos Futre is a Portuguese retired footballer who played mostly as a left winger. After starting playing for Sporting, he moved to Porto – winning the 1987 European Cup – after which he embarked in an extensive professional career, having represented clubs in Spain, France, Italy and ...more

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    • Position: Forward, Midfielder
    • Birthplace: Montijo
    • Nationality: Portugal
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    Anderson Luís de Souza, known as Deco, is a Portuguese retired footballer. Deco is one of the few players to have won the UEFA Champions League with two different clubs – FC Porto in 2004 and FC Barcelona in 2006. He was named UEFA Club Footballer of the Year and UEFA Best Midfielder in Porto's ...more

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    • Position: Midfielder
    • Birthplace: São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil, Portugal
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    Ricardo Carvalho is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Portugal
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    Ricardo Alberto Silveira de Carvalho, OIH, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a centre back for AS Monaco FC and the Portuguese national team. Carvalho was born in Amarante where he played for the local team, Amarante Futebol Clube. By his great performance as a youngster, he was spotted by the ...more

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    • Position: Defender
    • Birthplace: Amarante, Portugal, Portugal
    • Nationality: Portugal
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    Mário Coluna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Portugal
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    Mário Esteves Coluna was a Portuguese footballer who played mainly as a central midfielder. He spent most of his career with Benfica, appearing in 525 official games and scoring 127 goals during 16 professional seasons. Dubbed Monstro Sagrado he won 19 major titles with his main club, including ten ...more

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    • Position: Wing half, Inside forward, Midfielder
    • Birthplace: Inhaca, Mozambique
    • Nationality: Portugal, Mozambique
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