Vítor Oliveira: Portugal’s undisputed king of promotions

Having held 22 separate managerial positions across 17 different Portuguese football clubs throughout his long and continuing career as a manager, Vítor Manuel Oliveira has proven himself to have an extraordinary and irrepressible nomadic streak. Impressive as his commitment to his peripatetic tendencies is, though, the 63-year-old is known throughout his country for far more…

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Porto: Southern Europe’s talent conveyor belt

Portugal’s Primeira Liga is Europe’s breeding ground for top talent; a veritable goldmine of as yet unfulfilled promise and hidden gems. Each year, the continent’s top clubs scout extensively in the long, narrow country on the Iberian Peninsula in the hope of unearthing the next Hulk, Radamel Falcao or James Rodríguez. And for good reason. For…

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