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Definition of Portugal

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country located on the Iberian peninsula in southwestern Europe
Portugal Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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 portugal laurel 
 capital of portugal 
WordNet 2.0

1. a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
(synonym) Portuguese Republic
(hypernym) European country, European nation
(member-holonym) European Union, EU, European Community, EC, European Economic Community, EEC, Common Market, Europe
(part-holonym) Iberian Peninsula, Iberia
(member-meronym) Portuguese
(part-meronym) Azores, Acores
(class) Portuguese
Portugal Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Currency In Each Country
euro (EUR)
note: on 1 January 1999, the European Monetary Union introduced the euro as a common currency to be used by financial institutions of member countries; on 1 January 2002, the euro became the sole currency for everyday transactions within the member countries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Portugal Telecom SGPS SA
Exchange: NYSE
Provides international telecommunications services such as local and domestic long distance, mobile telephone and paging and data communications services; Provides cable television services; And owns interests in a number of telecommunications services.
Portugal Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
Area Code International
Country Code -351
Portugal Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
CIA World Factbook 2005

Flag of Portugal
Flag of Portugal

Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil as a colony. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.

Map of Portugal

Map of Portugal

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    Country Data Codes
    PT (Internet),
    PT (ISO 3166),
    PRT (ISO 3166),
    PO (FIPS 10-4)
    Portugal Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
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    Portugal Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
    English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
    Portugal (; ; ), officially the Portuguese Republic , is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. The Portugal-Spain border is 1,214 km (754 mi) long and considered the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union. The republic also holds sovereignty over the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.

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    Portugal Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
    World Cup 2006 Teams and Players
    Nickname Selecção das Quinas (1)
    Association Portuguese Football Federation
    Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari (2003-)
    Most caps Luís Figo (119)
    Top scorer Pauleta (46)
    Home colours

    Away colours

    First international
     Spain 3 - 1 Portugal
    (Madrid, Spain; 18 November 1921)
    Largest win
    Portugal 8 - 0 Liechtenstein
    (Lisbon, Portugal; 18 November 1994)
    Portugal 8 - 0 Liechtenstein
    (Coimbra, Portugal; 9 June 1999)
    Portugal 8 - 0 Kuwait
    (Leiria, Portugal; 19 November 2003)
    Worst defeat
    Portugal 0 - 10 England
    (Lisbon, Portugal; 25 May 1947)
    World Cup
    Appearances 4 (First in 1966)
    Best result Third place, 1966
    European Championship
    Appearances 4 (First in 1984)
    Best result Runners-up, 2004

    The Portugal national football team is the national football team of Portugal and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF).

    Portugal has never won any major competition at senior level, only qualifying four times for the World Cup. Their first World Cup appearance was in 1966, where the Portuguese gave their best ever performance. In that year they reached the semifinals and lost only to the eventual world champions England. Portugal finished in third place and Eusébio was considered the best player of the tournament. The next two times Portugal qualified for the World Cup were for the 1986 World Cup and 2002 World Cup, with Portugal going out in the first round both times. The portuguese squad has also qualified for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

    In order to improve the performance, the Portuguese Football Federation decided to hire Luiz Felipe Scolari, the Brazilian who had led the Brazil International team to win the World Cup 2002. Later Scolari led the Portugal to the final of Euro 2004 (The European Championships), where they lost to Greece.


    • 1 World Cup record
    • 2 European Championship record
    • 3 Famous past players
    • 4 2006 World Cup Squad 
      • 4.1 Projected Starting Line-Up and Formation
    • 5 External links
    • 6 Footnotes

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    Sporting Clube de Portugal & Portugal

    Birthdate: August 19, 1971
    Birthplace: Porto, Portugal
    Height: 171 cms
    ]Weight: 62 kgs
    Position: Midforward
    Games & Goals with National Team: 54 caps, 18 goals (as of January 1, 2000)
    International Debut: October 12, 1990 vs. Luxembourg (D 1-1)

    Joao Pinto is the king of Da Luz Stadium, a field which lights each Sunday with his play. With an excellent dribbling and a good change of rythm, Joao Pinto is in these moments, together with Rui Costa and Luis Figo, the most qualified player of Portugal. He plays as a midforward and he likes to begin from midfield postions to enter, dribbling or making assistances with another player in the rival aerea. The problem for Joao Pito is that he lacks shot. Portugal has a lot of players of great quality, but there is no one pure centre forward, this provokes that he plays a lot of times as second forward.

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    Fiorentina & Portugal

    Birthdate: March 29, 1972
    Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
    Height: 182 cms
    Weight: 74 kgs
    Position: Midfielder
    Games & Goals with National Team: 23 caps, 4 goals (as of July 28, 1999)
    International Debut: March 31, 1993 vs. Switzerland (D 1-1)

    Rui Costa is a very gifted midfielder and a very good playmaker, of excellent touch of ball and with a prodigious individual technique, that allows him to dominate the ball with the two legs. He is not excessively fast, although yes very skillful and has excellent dribbles, reason why it is very difficult to snatch the ball to him. Has a great vision of game and is enabled to lead the attack of his teams. Manuel has a prodigious right leg that allows to send the free kicks with mastership and to shoot to goal with power and positioning.
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    FC Porto & Portugal

    Birthdate: October 15, 1969
    Birthplace: San Pedro de Afurada, Portugal
    Height: 184 cm
    Weight: 78 kg
    Position: Goalkeeper
    International: 69 caps, 0 goals
    World Cups: 0
    Previous Clubs: FC Barcelona
    Transfer Fee: -
    The flamboyant goalkeeper looks set to soon overtake Joao Silva Pinto as Portugal’s record caps holder. His illustrious international career began back in 1990 when he made his debut in a 1-0 friendly victory against the USA. He is back with FC Porto, with whom he spent eight years prior to moving to FC Barcelona. He established himself as one of the top stoppers in the world at the Camp Nou, but he lost his place in the team after a knee injury in 1997. On his return he fell out of favour with Louis Van Gaal after criticising the Dutch manager’s squad rotation system. He helped Porto win the league title when he returned at the last season – his sixth championship with the club – and has recovered the form that made him a Barça regular.
    SS Lazio & Portugal

    Birthdate: November 15, 1974
    Birthplace: Ribeira de Frades, Portugal
    Height: 177 cm
    Weight: 72 kg
    Position: Midfielder
    International: 23 caps, 2 goals
    World Cups: 0
    Previous Clubs: Academica Coimbra, Leca, Felgueiras, FC Porto
    Transfer Fee: -
    One of a new generation of Portuguese players, Sergio Conceição has excelled in a star-studded S.S Lazio side, and is now a regular starter with the national team. Conceição began his career with spells for Clube Académica de Coimbra, Leça FC and FC Felgueiras before moving to FC Porto where he won 2 Portuguese league titles, 2 Portuguese Cups. In 56 league appearances for the giants of Portuguese soccer he scored 9 goals. He joined the Roman side from FC Porto for $10 million, and played a significant part in their UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup success while also scoriong five goals in 33 games in his first Serie A season. Speedy and strong on the right flank, he also weighs in with his fair share of goals. He is also an excellent crosser of the ball. Conceição made his international debut five months after Euro 96.
    SS Lazio & Portugal

    Birthdate: August 2, 1969
    Birthplace: Espnho, Portugal
    Height: 187 cm
    Weight: 85 kg
    Position: Defender
    International: 62 caps, 6 goals
    World Cups: 0
    Previous Clubs: FC Porto, Farmalicao, AS Coimbra, AC Parma, FC Barcelona
    Transfer Fee: -
    The hugely experienced central defender’s CV reads like a who’s who of top European clubs: FC Porto Parma AC, FC Barcelona and now S.S. Lazio have all appreciated the value of the cultured defender, who has also starred for Famaliçao and Clube Académica de Coimbra. Fernando Couto’s list of club honours is equally glittering: he has won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup with both Barcelona and Lazio, the UEFA Cup with Parma, a UEFA Super Cup, a league title and a Spanish cup with Barça, as well as three league titles with Porto. At international level, as well as being among a select band of Portuguese players to win in excess of 60 caps, Couto won the World Youth Cup with Portugal in 1989 and appeared as part of the rock-solid Portugal defence that impressed at Euro 96. He is very strong in the air, but also an excellent reader of the game and an accomplished man-marker, and was a stalwart in the Portuguese defence for most of the 1990’s after making his debut alongside goalkeeper Vitor Baía in a friendly against the USA in 1990.
    Ajax Amsterdam & Portugal

    Birthdate: November 2, 1976
    Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
    Height: 175 cm
    Weight: 73 kg
    Position: Attacking Midfielder
    International: 9 caps, 0 goals
    World Cups: 0
    Previous Clubs: Sporting Clube de Portugal, West Ham United
    Transfer Fee: -
    The attacking midfielder first came to prominence with Sporting Clube de Portugal. He also starred in the 1994 UEFA European Under-18 Championship, scoring once against France. Indeed, his impact at club and underage level was such that he made his senior international debut in 1995, just a month after his 19th birthday. He subsequently starred in a loan spell with West Ham United FC in England, before he was lured to the Netherlands and AFC Ajax. Extremely skilful he has yet to fulfil the promise of his teenage years. Since his debut, his international appearances have been intermittent, though he did return after an absence of 15 months for the February friendly with Belgium. He won the Dutch league title in 1998 with Ajax.
    Benefica & Portugal
    Birthdate: July 5, 1976
    Birthplace: Amarante, Portugal
    Height: 180 cms
    Weight: 75 kgs
    Position: Forward
    International: 13 caps, 2 goals (as of June 14, 2000)
    World Cups: 0
    Previous Clubs: Amarante, Boavista
    Transfer Fee: -
    Regarded by many as the best young prospect still plying his trade in the Portuguese league, the flamboyant attacker has yet to really show his form on the international stage. He initially starred for Boavista FC, but moved to SL Benfica in 1997, and has been one of the top scorers in portuguese football since. He was a prolific scorer at underage level for the national team. He made his senior debut in 1996, aged 19, coming on a substitute in a 3-2 defeat by France. Scored the winning goal of Portugal's 3-2 Euro Cup triumph over England in June 2000.
    Deportivo La Coruña & Portugal
    Birthdate: April 28, 1973
    Birthplace: Ponta de Algada, Portugal
    Height: 180 cm
    Weight: 75 kg
    Position: Forward
    International: 13 caps, 3 goals
    World Cups: 0
    Previous Clubs: Micaelense, Estoril, Salamanca
    Transfer Fee: $7.00 Millions of Dollars
    Pauleta is a centre forward with a notable goalscoring instinct. Always in movement looking to avoid rivañ's mark and is very difficult that he miss some shots. When he receives a ball inside the area, his only thinking is of getting the ball to the net and it's not "normal" that he gives passes. He possesses very good technique, is fast and is very good in aerial game.
    Real Sociedad & Portugal

    Birthdate: October 10, 1972
    Birthplace: Porto, Portugal
    Height: 177 cm
    Weight: 74 kg
    Position: Forward
    International: 43 caps, 9 goals
    World Cups: 0
    Previous Clubs: Salgueiros, Sporting Clube de Portugal
    Transfer Fee: $4.00 Millions of Dollars
    Know firmly regarded as the side’s number one striker after returning after being banned in 1997 for punching the then national team coach. Since then he has moved from Sporting Clube de Portugal to Real Sociedad in Spain. Although he made his international debut in 1994 against Northern Ireland, it was only following that move to Spain that he became a regular in the national team. Technically gifted, tough and speedy is likely to plough his usual lonely furrow up front.
    FC Barcelona & Portugal

    Birthdate: October 31, 1979
    Birthplace: Vilareal, Portugal
    Height: 170 cm
    Weight: 65 kg
    Position: Midfielder, Forward
    International: 1 caps, 1 goals
    World Cups: 0
    Previous Clubs: Sporting Clube de Portugal
    Transfer Fee: $15.00 Millions of Dollars
    The bright young hope of Portuguese football is the likely long-term replacement for Luis Figo. A product of the Sporting Clube de Lisbon youth scheme, he switched to FC Barcelona in a big-money summer move. A star of the Portuguese side that reached the final of the European U-18 Championship in 1997, he scored four goals in Portugal’s European U-21 Championship campaign, but has since graduated to the senior side. Capable of playing on either wing, his style is actually quite different to that of Luis Figo, with whom he is inevitably compared. Though he has similar close control, Simâo relies more on pace and is an explosive force, especially on the right wing.
    Porto & Portugal

    Birthdate: May 12, 1970
    Birthplace: São João de Madeira, Portugal
    Height: 175 cm
    Weight: 73 kg
    Position: Defender, Midfielder
    International: 29 caps, 2 goals
    World Cups: 0
    Previous Clubs: Sanjoanense, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Gil Vicente, Peñafiel, Famalicao, SC Braga, Real Madrid
    Transfer Fee: -
    The well-travelled defender is back at FC Porto after an unsuccessful two-year stint with Real Madrid CF. He excelled in his first spell with the club with his blend of industry and inspiration. An attacking right pack, he is an excellent passer, and was one of Portugal’s best players at Euro 96.
    AC Parma & Portugal

    Birthdate: August 30, 1970
    Birthplace: Viseu, Portugal
    Height: 177 cm
    Weight: 73 kg
    Position: Midfielder
    International: 44 caps, 1 goals
    World Cups: 0
    Previous Clubs: Benfica, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan
    Transfer Fee: $8.52 Millions of Dollars
    A ball-winner and the source of many of the team's attacking moves. Fine passer of the ball who was originally with Benfica but who moved to Sporting Lisbon in 1993 when his pay cheque bounced. Won the UEFA Champions League with Juventus in 1996 and Borussia Dortmund in 1997. Was Italian Player of the the Year in 1995 when Juventus won the Serie A title.