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|Founded||31 March 1914 as Portuguese Football Union|
The Portuguese Football Federation (Portuguese : Federação Portuguesa de Futebol;FPF; pronounced [fɨdɨɾɐˈsɐ̃w̃ puɾtuˈɡezɐ dɨ futɨbɔɫ] ) is the governing body of football in Portugal. It organises the Campeonato de Portugal, the Taça de Portugal, the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, youth levels, women's football, beach soccer, futsal, and also the men's and the women's national football teams. Formed in 1914, it is based in the city of Oeiras.
Portuguese is a Western Romance language originating in the Iberian Peninsula. It is the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea and Macau in China. As the result of expansion during colonial times, a cultural presence of Portuguese and Portuguese creole speakers are also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India; in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka; in the Indonesian island of Flores; in the Malacca state of Malaysia; and the ABC islands in the Caribbean where Papiamento is spoken, while Cape Verdean Creole is the most widely spoken Portuguese-based Creole. Reintegrationists maintain that Galician is not a separate language, but a dialect of Portuguese. A Portuguese-speaking person or nation is referred to as "Lusophone" (Lusófono).
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.
National football team
The UEFA European Under-19 Championship is an annual football competition for men organised by the sport's European governing body, UEFA.
The UEFA European Under-18 Championship 1961 Final Tournament was held in Portugal.
The UEFA European Under-18 Championship 1994 Final Tournament was held in Spain. It also served as the European qualification for the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship.
The UEFA European Under-17 Championship is an annual European association football competition contested by the men's under-17 national teams of the member associations of UEFA.
The 1989 UEFA European Under-16 Championship was the seventh edition of UEFA's European Under-16 Football Championship. Denmark hosted the championship, during May 4–14, 1989. 16 teams entered the competition, and Portugal won their first title.
The 1995 UEFA European Under-16 Championship was the 13th edition of UEFA's European Under-16 Football Championship. Belgium hosted the championship, during April 24 – May 6, 1995. 16 teams entered the competition, and Portugal defeated Spain in the final to win the competition for the second time.
The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the biennial football world championship for male players under the age of 20, organised by FIFA. The competition has been staged every two years since the first tournament in 1977 held in Tunisia. Until 2005 it was known as the FIFA World Youth Championship.
The 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Saudi Arabia between 16 February and 3 March 1989. The 1989 championship was the 7th contested. The tournament took place across four cities: Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, and Ta'if.
The 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship was the sixth staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship, an international football competition organized by FIFA for men's youth national teams, and the eighth since it was established in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Tournament. The final tournament took place for the first time in Portugal, between 14 and 30 June 1991. Matches were played across five venues in as many cities: Faro, Braga, Guimarães, Porto and Lisbon.
The UEFA European Championship is the primary association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), determining the continental champion of Europe. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the UEFA European Nations' Cup, changing to the current name in 1968. Starting with the 1996 tournament, specific championships are often referred to in the form "UEFA Euro [year]"; this format has since been retroactively applied to earlier tournaments.
The 2016 UEFA European Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2016 or simply Euro 2016, was the 15th UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Europe organised by UEFA. It was held in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016. Spain were the two-time defending champions, having won the 2008 and 2012 tournaments, but were eliminated in the round of 16 by Italy. Portugal won the tournament for the first time, following a 1–0 victory after extra time over the host team, France, in the final played at the Stade de France.
The Portugal national under-20 football team is the national under-20 football team of Portugal and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation, the governing body for football in Portugal.
National beach soccer team
The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup is an international beach soccer competition contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA, the sport's global governing body.
The 2001 Beach Soccer World Championship was the seventh edition of the Beach Soccer World Championships, the most prestigious competition in international beach soccer contested by men's national teams. It was organized by the Brazilian sports agency Koch Tavares in cooperation with and under the supervision of Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW), the sports governing body. The championships were ultimately under the control of FIFA in 2005, which subsequently rebranded the competition as the better-known FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.
The 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup was the eighth edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the premier international beach soccer competition for men's national teams, which has been organized by FIFA since 2005. Overall, it was the 18th edition since the tournament's creation in 1995 as the Beach Soccer World Championship, and the third to take place under the biennial system introduced in 2009.
National futsal team
Below is a list of all the 30 presidents of the Portuguese Football Federation (previously Portuguese Football Union), from 1922 to date.
Presidents of UPF (1922–1927)
Presidents of FPF (1927–present)
Futebol Clube do Porto, MHIH, OM, commonly known as FC Porto or simply Porto, is a Portuguese sports club based in Porto. It is best known for the professional football team playing in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football.
Sporting Clube de PortugalComC MHIH OM, or Sporting CP, is a sports club based in Lisbon, Portugal, that is best known for its football team. The club is usually referred to simply as Sporting in Portuguese-speaking countries, and it is often called Sporting Lisbon in other countries.
João Manuel Vieira PintoCvIH is a Portuguese retired professional footballer who played mostly as a forward.
José Luís Lopes Costa e Silva, known as José Luís, is a Portuguese former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.
João Domingos da Silva Pinto is a Portuguese former footballer, and is a manager.
Gil Vicente Futebol Clube, commonly known as Gil Vicente, founded in 1924, is a Portuguese football club that plays in Barcelos. It competes in the third-tier Campeonato de Portugal, and it is named after the Portuguese playwright of the same name. The best season for the team was in 1999–2000, when it finished fifth in the Liga.
The Spain women's national football team represents Spain in international women's football since 1980, and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.
The Portugal national futsal team represents Portugal in international futsal competitions such as the FIFA Futsal World Cup and the European Championships and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation.
Sports in Portugal are important in Portuguese culture. Football is the most popular sport in Portugal. Other than football, many other professional or semi-professional well organized sport competitions take place every season in Portugal, including basketball, swimming, athletics, tennis, gymnastics, futsal, rink hockey, team handball, volleyball, surfing, canoeing and rugby union championships among the hundreds of sports played in this country.
Portugal national beach soccer team represents Portugal in international beach soccer competitions, and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), the governing body for Portuguese football. The team has participated in 15 of the 18 editions of the Beach Soccer World Cup, and its best results are two victories in 2001 and 2015. Alongside Brazil, Portugal is the only team to have won the world title before and after FIFA assumed the government of beach soccer worldwide.
SporTV is a Brazilian cable television network that has its programming based on all sports, launched in 1991 by Globosat. It's the most watched sports channel in Brazil. High-definition simulcasts of SporTV and SporTV 2 were launched on January 18, 2013. Before that, select events were broadcast in HD on sister channel Globosat HD.
Sport Lisboa e Benfica "Juniors", commonly known as Benfica Juniors, is the under-19 football team belonging to the youth department of Portuguese club S.L. Benfica. Based in Seixal, they hold home matches at Caixa Futebol Campus.
Joel Ricardo Ribeiro Queirós is a Portuguese futsal player who plays as a pivot for Modicus Sandim and formerly played for the Portugal national team.
João Nuno Alves de Matos is a Portuguese professional futsal player who represents Sporting CP and the Portugal national team.
Events in the year 1991 in Portugal.
The following were the scheduled events of association football for the year 2017 throughout the world.
Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro FigoOIH is a retired Portuguese professional footballer who played as a midfielder for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan before retiring on 31 May 2009. He won 127 caps for the Portugal national team, a record at the time but later broken by Cristiano Ronaldo.
The following are the scheduled events of association football for the year 2018 throughout the world.