Sara Sampaio is a Portuguese actress and model renowned for her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel. One of the most popular Portuguese models of her generation, Sampaio has been honored with Portuguese Golden Globes under the Best Female Model category on several occasions. In 2014, she became the first Portuguese model to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Portuguese football manager André Villas-Boas, who has most recently managed Marseille, has previously also served teams such as Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. He has also managed clubs in Russia and China. A motorsport lover, too, he has competed in the World Rally Championship. He hails from a Portuguese noble family.
Diogo Jota is a Portuguese football player who plays for the popular Premier League club, Liverpool. Before signing with Liverpool, Diogo Jota played for other popular teams like Atlético Madrid and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jota is also a prominent member of the Portugal national team.
Raul Meireles is a Portuguese retired football player who played as a midfielder for the national team in many European Championships and two World Cups between 2006 and 2014. Raul Meireles is best known for winning the 2012 UEFA Champions League while playing for Chelsea.
Jorge Costa is a Portuguese former football player who played as a defender for the Portugal national team and popular clubs like FC Porto. Known for his aggressive playing style, Costa won 24 major titles, including the 2004 Champions League while playing for Porto. Jorge Costa currently works as a manager and has managed many clubs, including Mumbai City FC.
Portuguese football-manager and former football-forward Ricardo Sá Pinto is the manager of Iranian football club Esteghlal. Pinto played for several clubs, most notably with Sporting CP with whom he won several titles including a Primeira Liga. The club fans called him Ricardo Lion Heart for his fighting-spirit. He earned 45 caps for Portugal and represented Portugal in two European Championships.
Portuguese footballer Xande Silva began his youth career with teams such as Sporting CP and later joined clubs such as Vitória Guimarães. He now represents Nottingham Forest as a winger/forward. He has also played for the Greek club Aris and various youth levels of the Portuguese national team.
Misia is a Japanese record producer, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her album Mother Father Brother Sister which went on to become the seventh best-selling debut album of all time in Japan. Widely regarded as Japan's first R&B superstar, Misia is also credited with releasing one of the best-selling Japanese singles of all time, Everything.
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen was a Portuguese writer and poet whose remains have been entombed since 2014 in the National Pantheon. Her poetry has been translated into many world languages, including English. Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen's life and career inspired a 1969 documentary short film, which was director João César Monteiro's first completed film.
Talented midfielder from Portugal, João Mário who started his youth career with Porto and Sporting CP, later also represented Inter Milan. With Sporting CP, he won titles such as the Primeira Liga and Taça de Portugal. He currently plays for Benfica and has previously also played in England and Russia.
Retired Portuguese footballer Paulo Machado has had a successful career as a central midfielder for teams such as Porto and Olympiacos. He has also played for clubs in Croatia, India, and France, and was part of the Portuguese UEFA European Under-17 Championship-winning squad. He is known for his trademark moustache, too.
Francisco de Sá Carneiro was a Portuguese politician best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Portugal in 1980. He is credited with founding the Social Democratic Party, where he served as the president from 1978 to 1980. Francisco de Sá Carneiro died in a plane crash at age 46 while serving as the Prime Minister of Portugal.
Almeida Garrett was a Portuguese poet, playwright, novelist, orator, journalist, and politician. He is widely regarded as the most important figure of Portuguese Romanticism. Garrett was also a humanist and great revolutionary. A peer of the realm, Almeida Garrett proposed the creation of the Conservatory of Dramatic Art and the construction of the Queen Maria II National Theatre.
Portuguese former football left-winger Duda played for different Spanish clubs during his entire professional career. These included Cádiz CF, Málaga, Levante UD on loan, and Sevilla. Of these, he played mostly for Málaga and Sevilla and earned repute for his set pieces and crossing ability. He won 18 caps for Portugal and represented the team at the 2010 World Cup.
Rui Moreira is a Portuguese politician and businessman. Since 2013, he has been serving as the Mayor of Porto, after having been re-elected for a third consecutive term in September 2021. Prior to his political career, Rui Moreira was a competitive sailor. He has represented Portugal and has won several youth and senior titles.
João Vieira Pinto is a Portuguese former football player who played as a forward for the Portugal national team from 1991 to 2002. Best known for his goalscoring and playmaking ability, Pinto also represented popular clubs like Braga, Benfica, and Sporting CP. In 1992, 1993, and 1994, João Vieira Pinto was named CNID Footballer of the Year.
Ramalho Ortigão was a Portuguese writer best remembered for his contributions to several literary magazines. He is also credited with creating a monthly publication called As Farpas, which was considered a launching pad for critical journalism in Portugal. Ramalho Ortigão also worked as a translator and is renowned for translating Edward Jenkins' Ginx's Baby into Portuguese.
Portuguese handball centre-back Miguel Martins played most-part of his senior club-career so far with FC Porto. He has won several competitions with them including Portuguese League four times, Portuguese Cup twice and Portuguese Super Cup twice. He currently plays for Pick Szeged. He is part of Portuguese national team and played for Portugal at the 2020 European Men's Handball Championship.
Tomás Antônio Gonzaga was a Brazilian poet who also served as the ombudsman and the ouvidor of the city of Ouro Preto. His life and career have been featured in many Brazilian films and telenovels. Popular actors like Eduardo Galvão, Luiz Linhares, and Gianfrancesco Guarnieri have played Tomás Antônio Gonzaga on-screen.
António Nobre was a Portuguese poet best remembered for his magnum opus Só, a collection of poems. Só was the only work published during his lifetime and two other works of his were published posthumously. His contribution to literature was honored by erecting a monument for him in Leça da Palmeira.
Miguel Sousa Tavares is a Portuguese writer, journalist, and lawyer. He is best known for his literary fiction Equador, which is based on the life of a governor of São Tomé e Príncipe. Equador sold more than 220,000 copies in 2003 and was counted among the best-selling books in Portugal. Miguel Sousa Tavares also contributes to publications like A Bola.
Júlio Dinis was a Portuguese poet, novelist, playwright, and physician. He is best remembered for his novels, which are still widely read in Portugal. Many of his works, such as As Pupilas do Senhor Reitor, have been adapted into successful films and TV series.