Who are the Best Portuguese Soccer Players in History? It is a question that more than one fan is watching the Luso combined action. Portugal is a small country in southern Europe that just over 10,5 millions of inhabitants. Framed on the Atlantic in full Iberian Peninsula, his footballing tradition starts in 1966, year he managed to play his first World Cup and reach the semifinals.
European Championship finalist 2002 which organized, Euro champion 2016 played in France and won the first League of Nations Cup in 2019, This is one of the most traditional teams in Europe. Good evidence to try to find out who were the cornerstones of the Lusitanian teams.
Best Portuguese Soccer Players in History
1- Cristiano Ronaldo: the man who has busted every record in the history of Portugal. Christian is and has always been all ambition. A player with so hungry that despite not having won individually collecting gold balls and collectively (least one World), cease in its efforts or his hunger to win. The best player in the history of Portugal always with permission from the great Eusebius.
2- Eusebius: Panther Mozambique is another great football Luso. Exhibiting against North Korea in the World 1966 still it remains in the annals of good football. Eusébio had scored, physical, regattas, speed, delivery and many more adjectives. 41 goals in 64 parties make it the third highest scorer in history. Thereto, we must add its spectacular role with Benfica, with whom he became European champion.
3- Luis Figo: in the beginning it was a wide player with speed, dribble and a great ability to focus. Later, He became a total player with ability to hit the ball fouls, to play up the middle, associate with peers and play and play well on target with ease. Their 60 millions of euros, his sounded transfer from Barcelona to Madrid are an indication that Figo was very important at the time played. Is the most times since the Portuguese shirt with 127 meetings. And it was 15 years of service selection.
4- Paulo Futre: will be very few who already agree this crack. Atletico enjoyed it becoming an idol for the fans. But nevertheless, He was Porto who was lucky enough to see the best of him. spectacular golazos (one of them won a European Cup), played impossible, He was a magician with the ball that was overflowing, speed, frantic driving and goal. A genius who played the World Cup 86 with your selection, although it was only a starter in a meeting.
5- Rui Costa: talent, imagination, fineness, class for one of the best midfielders in the years 90. A crack could have accomplished more but whose track record does not indicate his greatness. He shared generation with several of the best players, he could cover her more than he should have done.
6- Vítor Baía: beauty or efficiency or both. In Barcelona but failed and failed in Porto became the best goalkeeper in the world. There it was safe, It was well above below, Hand in hand. An excellent goalkeeper whose stay in Barcelona served him little.
7- Deco: a lung defended and attacked and had an excellent arrival and expertise in Freekick. Todocampista which was a linchpin in Barcelona for some time and of course, in the selection, with which he managed to reach the final of Euro 2002. A great player indispensable in any good team.
8- Fernando Couto: instead Ricardo Carvalho could be sure, but Couto was a little more than the former Real Madrid. It was 110 caps (the second most), arrival had more capacity, It was well above, It was safe in the back, He pulled the ball well and had a lot of leadership.
9- Pauleta: top scorer in the history of selection 46 goals until Cristiano, man it surpassed records. Pauleta was not anything special. Simply a good scorer with a virtue in football is gold: The goal. he had opportunism, smell, KILLER area that had much on his mind.
10-Simao: He is going to succeed Figo and stayed in that. It was good, with overflow, goal, Dodge ability to play with any band, but he could not reach the records of Luis even though it improved as the years passed.
Other players worthy of mention
Ricardo Quaresma: Cristiano Ronaldo's partner and one of the greatest exponents of a generation of Portuguese football gold. Quality, speed and power at the service of their country. A globetrotter football curiously He not managed to succeed in Barcelona.
Ricardo Carvalho: hard core with a long run in European football, He marked the grate and was the center of the Portuguese team for many years.