1. Nuno Gomes.
Former Blackburn Rovers striker Nuno Gomes is a Portuguese former soccer player who represented his country at the international level.
Gomes, one of the greatest Portuguese footballers of all time, is noted for his excellent link-up play and the number of assists he has amassed over the course of his career. When it came to international competitions, he represented his country in two FIFA World Cups and three European Championships. He played 79 times for the senior national team and was a member of the squads that finished second at Euro 2004 and third at Euro 2000.
2. Mário Coluna
Desportivo Lourenço Marques and the Portugal national team were the last clubs where Mário Esteves Coluna played as a central midfielder.
Coluna represented Portugal at the 1966 World Cup, appearing in 57 times. Coluna, a legendary midfielder for the Portuguese national team, is revered for his calm temperament, respect for the game's rules, and ability to see the field. The 78-year-old Maputo, Mozambique native passed away seven years ago.
3. Ricardo Carvalho
A retired Portuguese professional soccer player, Ricardo Alberto Silveira de Carvalho played for Real Madrid and the Portugal national team as a central defender.
One of Portugal's finest ever players, Ricardo is revered for his nimbleness, technical mastery, and eye for a pass.
He represented Portugal in three UEFA European Championships and two FIFA World Cups during his time with the national squad. Portugal won the 2006 UEFA European Championship with him on their roster. He appeared in six games for Portugal at the 2006 World Cup, which ended in a fourth-place result after a semi-final appearance.
4. Joao Moutinho
He is known as Joo Filipe Iria Santo Moutinho A 35-year-old attacking midfielder from Portugal, ComM presently plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers and the Portugal national team.
Portugal's most decorated player, Moutinho played in four European Championships, one UEFA Nations League final and two FIFA World Cups. He won the 2016 and 2019 UEFA European Championship titles with his national team.
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