headlines 2003


31/12/03 Bessa and Estdio Municipal de Braga inaugurated

30/12/03 FC Porto interested in Rivaldo

29/12/03 Benfica quids in with derby

28/12/03 Lisbon clssico a sell-out

25/12/03 Anger in Aveiro

24/12/03 Derlei: there's good news and bad

Sporting can't have Hugo Viana back

23/12/03 Derlei injured in FC Porto win

22/12/03 Benfica coast it at Estrela

21/12/03 Sporting recover from Taa shock to grab three points

20/12/03 Boavista slump at home

19/12/03 Federations to get 20% of Euro 2004 tickets

18/12/03 Porto and Benfica through in the Taa; Sporting out

16/12/03 Revolting referees

15/12/03 Porto keep up the pace at the top

14/12/03 Sporting and Benfica both win

13/12/03 Change of coach doesn't help Vitria de Guimares

12/12/03 (II) FC Porto get Manchester United, Benfica Rosenborg

12/12/03 Aveiro stadium inaugurated

11/12/03 FC Porto know possible adversaries

10/12/03 FC Porto draw in Madrid

Final wave of euro 2004 tickets

09/12/03 Sensational Beira-Mar!

08/12/03 Sporting and Benfica keep Porto in sight

07/12/03 Estdio do Drago - inauguration delayed

06/12/03 Porto drop two in Madeira

Portugal in 'easy' group for World Cup 2006

04/12/03 Portugal in top seed group for World Cup 2006

02/12/03 Sporting and Benfica win

01/12/03 FC Porto march on ... again

All the Euro 2004 fixtures


30/11/03 (II) Portugal get Spain! Draw for Euro 2004

30/11/03 Martimo thwarted in final minute

29/11/03 Glimmer of hope for Estrela

28/11/03 Benfica through in UEFA Cup, Sporting crash out

27/11/03 FC Porto through in Champions League

25/11/03 Deco out for three games

24/11/03 Sporting through in Taa, Gil Vicente and Alverca out

Estdio do Algarve inaugurated

23/11/03 Porto and Benfica through in the Taa

20/11/03 Portugal thrash Kuwait

All 16 Euro 2004 countries now known

19/11/03 Portugal qualify for the European Championship at U-21 level

18/11/03 Madal reacts to negative reception for Seleco

17/11/03 Porto's Drago inaugurated

16/11/03 Portugal draw to Greece

14/11/03 Run-up to Portugal v Greece

13/11/03 Benfica secure point at Martimo

12/11/03 Euro 2004 stadiums to be inaugurated

11/11/03 Sporting climb to second

10/11/03 FC Porto drop points; Benfica don't

08/11/03 The eagle is grounded

07/11/03 Lisbon Grandes do well in UEFA Cup

06/11/03 Scolari's squad for upcoming friendlies

05/11/03 FC Porto with one foot in the CL last 16

04/11/03 Sporting Braga and Boavista share the meagre spoils

Joo Alves loses Estrela job

03/11/03 Benfica slip up at home

02/11/03 Sporting drop two at home

01/11/03 FC Porto unstoppable


30/10/03 Benfica rain on Acadmica's parade

28/10/03 Boavista succumb to Porto's momentum

27/10/03 Sporting win in Alverca

Benfica inaugurate Luz

24/10/03 Return of Mota brings no luck to Paos

23/10/03 Dragons on fire fry Marseilles

22/10/03 Paos part with coach

Figo to hang up boots after Euro 2004

21/10/03 Sporting keep in touch

20/10/03 Benfica bid farewell to the National stadium

19/10/03 FC Porto win in Belm; Boavista keep in touch

18/10/03 Victory at last for Vitria

Benfica get Norway, Sporting Turkey

16/10/03 Benfica & Sporting through, Unio fall by the wayside

15/10/03 Referees Association calls for protection for ref

14/10/03 Portugal get France (U-21 play-offs)

Spain get Norway (Euro 2004 play-offs)

13/10/03 Taa de Portugal - Third Round results

12/10/03 Portugal beat Albania, without convincing

11/10/03 Portugal get to play-offs (U-21s)

08/10/03 Camacho stays (?)

07/10/03 Sporting Braga peck at the heels of Porto

06/10/03 Who will stop FC Porto?

05/10/03 Sporting crash in Madeira, Benfica crush Moreirense

Scolari's squad for Albania

Portugal World Champions!

04/10/03 Boavista scrape draw with Belenenses

02/10/03 FC Porto bow to their superiors


30/09/03 Sporting at the death

29/09/03 Benfica win; Martimo lose unbeaten record

28/09/03 Porto go clear top

27/09/03 Boavista maintain rhythm

26/09/03 Benfica contested after European flop

25/09/03 Two wins and a draw for Portugal in Europe

24/09/03 Dani in the wilderness

23/09/03 Belenenses throw Vitria de Guimares into deeper trouble

FC Porto beat Benfica in last clssico at the Antas

21/09/03 Sporting lose out in the dying seconds

20/09/03 Martimo lose 100% record

19/09/03 Portugal and France +2 seeded in EURO 2004 draw

18/09/03 No seeds in EURO 2004 play-offs

17/09/03 Porto bring back a point from Belgrade

16/09/03 Alverca and Boavista fight out 1-1 draw

15/09/03 Benfica let lead slip; Sporting 'plough' on

Vtor Damas dies

14/09/03 Martimo maintain unbeaten run

13/09/03 Pena returns to help Sporting Braga to win.

12/09/03 Benni McCarthy suspended, misses Benfica

Coimbra inaugurated

11/09/03 Portugal improve to beat Norway

Four (plus one) qualify for EURO 2004 directly

10/09/03 Portugal U-21s beat England ... with a helping hand from Hlder

08/09/03 Belenenses hit four

First Round of Taa

07/09/03 Spain show Portugal how it's done

06/09/03 Star-studded Portugal fail to overcome Turkey

04/09/03 Gil Vicente beat nine men

Simo drops out of national squad

03/09/03 FC Porto just too good for Sporting

02/08/03 Belenenses and Unio de Leiria share points

01/08/03 Martimo surprise leaders


31/08/03 Boavista go top

Scolari names squad for forthcoming games

30/08/03 FC Porto fail first trophy of the season

Unio de Leiria qualify for the UEFA Cup

UEFA Cup draw

26/08/03 FC Porto drop first points

18/08/03 FC Porto kick off with three points

17/08/03 Sporting get off to winning start

16/08/03 The Portugal squad for Kazakhstan

Carew for Sporting?

15/08/03 All games of Estrela da Amadora suspended

Unio de Leiria lose in Ireland

14/08/03 Benfica fail to hack it in Rome

Jardel switches to Bolton

12/08/03 Cristiano Ronaldo signs for Manchester United

11/08/03 FC Porto win SuperTaa

10/08/03 Belenenses presented to fans with a win

09/08/03 Barcelona sniffing around Tiago, Ronaldo

08/08/03 Sporting Braga with victory over Vitria

07/08/03 Alvalade XXI inaugurated

Sporting beat Manchester United

06/08/03 Fary to Boavista

05/08/03 Jardel out of Sporting, Conceio in?

04/08/03 Benfica win Centenrio

03/08/03 Sporting out of final

02/08/03 Benfica dampen Boavista's celebrations

01/08/03 Congratulations Boavista!

EURO 2004 - second phase of ticket sales


31/07/03 FC Porto beat Corua

30/07/03 Sporting win Euro Lusa Cup

29/07/03 Transfer dealings

27/07/03 Portugal lose to Italy in final

26/07/03 Benfica get Lzio

25/07/03 FC Porto catch the no-goal bug

24/07/03 Sporting fail to score yet again

23/07/03 FC Porto in gear

22/07/03 Ricardo confirmed at Sporting

21/07/03 Pacheco to Mallorca

20/07/03 Benfica beat Sporting in Swiss clssico

Polga for Sporting

19/07/03 Benfica to 'borrow' Bessa?

16/07/03 Benni McCarthy confirmed at Porto

SuperLiga fixtures established

11/07/03 Pauleta signs for PSG

10/07/03 Quaresma confirmed in Barcelona

08/07/03 Transfer news

06/07/03 Ricardo not going to Benfica after all (?)

04/07/03 Jardel wanted by Middlesbrough?

02/07/03 Figo's stars


29/06/03 Nelo Vingada to join Queirz?

28/06/03 No Benni for FCP

26/06/03 Queirz at Real

25/06/03 Postiga to Tottenham

23/06/03 Camacho and Ricardo in Benfica

22/06/03 Portugal triumph in Toulon

21/06/03 Unio de Leiria get Irish in the UEFA Cup

19/06/03 Unio de Leiria don't want to play in 'their' Euro 2004 stadium

18/06/03 Capucho to Rangers

15/06/03 FC Porto win Taa and treble

14/06/03 Palmeiras to buy Jardel?

11/06/03 Portugal make short work of Boliivia

10/06/03 Deco out of squad for Bolivia

08/06/03 Figo and Rui Costa to get rest

07/06/03 Portugal hit a wall

06/06/03 Comings and goings of coaches

04/06/03 Fernando Santos the new Sporting coach

03/06/03 End of the SuperLiga - cheers and tears


29/05/03 Rangers want Jardel

28/05/03 Some Euro 2004 stadiums falling behind

27/05/03 Boavista fail to give Jaime Pacheco dignified farewell from Bessa

26/05/03 Sporting spoil their own festa

24/05/03 Beira-Mar refuse to throw in the towel

22/05/03 Porto do it!

21/05/03 Porto v Celtic - the countdown begins

20/05/03 Vitria de Setbal the first to drop ...

19/05/03 Benfica and Boavista draw; things hot up at the bottom

18/05/03 FC Porto win last game before Celtic; Sporting slip up again

Portugal European Champions (U-17)

15/05/03 Jaime Pacheco to leave Boavista

13/05/03 Sporting falter at home again

12/05/03 FC Porto beaten

10/05/03 Boavista safe

08/05/03 Mota and Oliveira to leave respective clubs

EURO 2004 tickets going like hot cakes

UEFA ticket fever at the Antas

06/05/03 Vitria de Guimares keep Gil Vicente at bay


04/05/03 Sporting shade Lisbon derby

03/05/03 Beira-Mar not yet out

01/05/03 Portugal get draw in Holland


30/04/03 Blni on his way

29/04/03 FC Porto scrape draw; Boavista back to their best

28/04/03 Santa Clara edge out of trouble ... maybe

27/04/03 Benfica in Europe

26/04/03 Sporting backfire yet again

25/04/03 FC Porto yes ... Boavista no

24/04/03 UEFA Cup Semis - the build-up begins

Cajuda to leave Unio de Leiria

21/04/03 Benfica strengthen hold on second place

20/04/03 FC Porto and Sporting win; things heat up at the bottom

Jesualdo Ferreira for Sporting Braga

19/04/03 Gil climb higher, Boavista plummet, Paos take revenge

18/04/03 Estdio das Antas late

17/04/03 FPF and clubs on collision course

16/04/03 Benfica lose out to Paris Saint Germain in the Taa Amizade

15/04/03 FC Porto join Unio de Leiria in the final

14/04/03 Unio de Leiria make it to the final

12/04/03 Sporting interested in Sheringham

11/04/03 Another glorious night for Portuguese football

10/04/03 All change at Sporting Braga and Vitria de Setbal

09/04/03 Vitria de Setbal get rid of coach ... again

Mrio Jardel in more trouble

07/04/03 FC Porto march on; Sporting lose sight of Benfica

06/04/03 Benfica sail on in second place; Boavista falter yet again

05/04/03 Social security hunting scalps

04/04/03 Euro 2004 on course

03/04/03 Portugal beat Macedonia

01/04/03 Figo fit for Macedonia


31/03/03 Ali and Bosingwa on the shelf

30/03/03 Portugal's first win over Brazil since 1966

29/03/03 Portugal beat England ... at U-21 level

28/03/03 Euro 2004 mascot on its way

SuperLiga fixtures for day 27

27/03/03 Euro 2004 on track, according to UEFA

26/03/03 Taa Semi-final draw

25/03/03 FC Porto win, Boavista lose in Monday games

22/03/03 Gil do double over Sporting

Draw keeps Porto teams apart

21/03/03 FC Porto and Boavista through to the Semis of the UEFA Cup

Scolari names squad: Deco is in!

20/03/03 Scolari to name squad

18/03/03 Vitria de Guimares 'increasingly fourth'

17/03/03 Sporting winding down; Benfica head for Champions League

14/03/03 FC Porto and Boavista stumble in the UEFA Cup

13/03/03 Byshovets for Madeira?

12/03/03 Lus Campos takes over at Varzim

09/03/01 Sporting sunk by Naval; FC Porto torpedo Varzim

08/03/03 Cup weekend

05/03/03 FC Porto crush Benfica hopes

04/03/03 Nelo Vingada leaves Martimo

03/03/03 Paos trounce Vitria

01/03/03 Martimo coach faces sack


28/02/03 Porto and Boavista safely through to the UEFA Cup Quarters

27/02/03 Diamantino's first game at Vitria Setbal

26/02/03 FC Porto in the snow

25/02/03 Sporting keep in touch with Benfica

24/02/03 Depleted FC Porto cruise past bottom club

21/02/03 FC Porto crush Denizlispor, Boavista almost surprise Hertha

20/02/03 Sporting and Porto with eyes on the transfer market

19/02/03 Euro 2004 tickets from April

18/02/03 Vitria de Guimares scrape past Acadmica

17/02/03 Martimo spoil FC Porto's run

14/02/03 Deco and Jardel Portuguese

13/02/03 Portugal go down to Italy

12/02/03 National squad in Italy

11/02/03 Scolari leads first training session

10/02/03 Porto extend winning run to 13

09/02/03 Benfica draw clear of Sporting in second

08/02/03 Santa Clara and Boavista draw

07/02/03 Sporting get Naval in Taa draw

06/02/03 Sporting keep in touch with Benfica

Scolari names his squad for Italy

05/02/03 Manuel Jos is new Belenenses coach

04/02/03 Benfica falter

03/02/03 FC Porto win again; Jardel back to old form

02/02/03 Boavista take it out on Acadmica

01/02/03 Fbio Jnior to Vitria de Guimares


30/01/03 FC Porto and Sporting through in the Taa

28/01/03 Pimenta Machado returned at Guimares

27/01/03 Marinho Peres quits Belenenses

Big Three scrape wins

25/01/03 Acadmica on a roll

Pauleta to Manchester City?

24/01/03 Kenedy gets 13 months

23/01/03 Referees' strike on the cards?

Unio de Leiria into quarter-finals of Taa

Benfica and Ajax draw

22/01/03 Portugal 'B' win

21/01/03 Gil go fifth

20/01/03 FC Porto unstoppable

19/01/03 Benfica win at Martimo ... finally

18/01/03 Vitria de Guimares go down to Unio de Leiria

16/01/03 Benfica and Vitria forced to switch grounds

14/01/03 Coelho to Korea

13/01/03 Boavista dig a hole for themselves

12/01/03 Porto go marching on; Benfica stumble


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