Famous Portuguese Football Players

Find out more about the greatest Portuguese Football Players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, José Mourinho, Luís Figo, Nani and André Villas-Boas

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Luís Figo

Luís Figo.
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Famous As: Former Portuguese Footballer
Birthdate: November 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Portuguese former footballer Luís Figo has had successful stints with Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Inter Milan. He made a La Liga record with 106 assists, the second-highest in the league. He participated in two World Cups for Portugal and was named the 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year.

 2 Ricardo Quaresma

Ricardo Quaresma.
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lisbon
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 3 Bernardo Silva

Bernardo Silva.
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: August 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal

 4 Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: February 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santo António

Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Portuguese football player, Cristiano Ronaldo, is one of the world's highest-paid athletes. He is a versatile attacker capable of playing on either wing as well as through the center of the pitch. He has the distinction of being the first European to score 100 international goals.

 5 André Gomes

André Gomes.
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Porto

 6 Nuno Espírito Santo

Nuno Espírito Santo
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: January 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: São Tomé

 7 André Villas-Boas

André Villas-Boas
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Famous As: Association football manager
Birthdate: October 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Porto
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 8 Rui Costa

Rui Costa
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lisbon

 9 Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota.
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: December 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Porto, Portugal

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.

 10 João Moutinho

João Moutinho
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portimão

 11 José Fonte

José Fonte
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: December 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Penafiel, Portugal

 12 Rui Patricio

Rui Patricio
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: February 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marrazes, Portugal

 13 Ricardo Carvalho

Ricardo Carvalho
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amarante

 14 Fabio Coentrao

Fabio Coentrao.
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: March 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vila do Conde, Portugal

Fabio Coentrao  is a Portuguese footballer. He plays for professional football club Rio Ave, mainly as a left-back. He also plays as a winger and defensive midfielder. He is a member of the Portuguese national team as well and represented the nation in two World Cups. He announced his retirement in early 2020 but has since made a comeback. 

 15 Bruno Alves

Bruno Alves
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Póvoa de Varzim

 16 Paulo Sousa

Paulo Sousa
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: August 30, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Viseu

 17 Ricardo Domingos Barbosa Pereira

Ricardo Domingos Barbosa Pereira
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lisbon

 18 Jorge Jesus

Jorge Jesus
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: July 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amadora

 19 Carlos Carvalhal

Carlos Carvalhal
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: December 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Braga

 20 Hélder Postiga

Hélder Postiga
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vila do Conde

 21 Tiago Mendes

Tiago Mendes
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Viana do Castelo

 22 Raul Meireles

Raul Meireles
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Porto

 23 Ivan Cavaleiro

Ivan Cavaleiro
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vila Franca de Xira

 24 Nélson Oliveira

Nélson Oliveira
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barcelos Municipality

 25 Nani

Nani
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Praia

 26 Simão Sabrosa

Simão Sabrosa
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vila Real

 27 Pauleta

Pauleta
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ponta Delgada

 28 Nuno Gomes

Nuno Gomes
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amarante

 29 José Bosingwa

José Bosingwa
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mbandaka

 30 João Carlos Teixeira

João Carlos Teixeira
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Braga

 31 Paulo Ferreira

Paulo Ferreira
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cascais

 32 Tiago Ilori

Tiago Ilori
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London

 33 Sérgio Conceição

Sérgio Conceição
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: November 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal

 34 Anthony Lopes

Anthony Lopes
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Givors

 35 Hugo Almeida

Hugo Almeida
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Figueira da Foz

 36 Danny

Danny
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Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: August 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caracas

 37 Maniche

Maniche
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lisbon

 38 Miguel Veloso

Miguel Veloso
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Coimbra

 39 Vieirinha

Vieirinha
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guimarães

 40 Ricardo Vaz Tê

Ricardo Vaz Tê
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lisbon

 41 Luís Boa Morte

Luís Boa Morte
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lisbon

 42 Eduardo Carvalho

Eduardo Carvalho
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mirandela, Portugal

 43 Paulo Bento

Paulo Bento
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: June 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lisbon

 44 Manuel da Costa

Manuel da Costa
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Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: May 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint-Max

 45 Paulo Futre

Paulo Futre
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montijo Municipality

 46 Manuel Fernandes

Manuel Fernandes
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: February 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lisbon

 47 Abel Xavier

Abel Xavier
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: November 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nampula

 48 Vítor Baía

Vítor Baía
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: October 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

 49 Rolando

Rolando
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Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: August 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: São Vicente

 50 Sérgio Oliveira

Sérgio Oliveira
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paços de Brandão