Portugal vs Slovenia

“Portugal vs Slovenia” is an intriguing matchup in international soccer, pitting two European nations with distinct footballing histories and styles against each other. Portugal, a powerhouse in world football, boasts a rich legacy of success and star players. Slovenia, while less decorated on the global stage, has shown steady progress and occasional upsets in international competitions. Let’s delve into a comprehensive comparison of these two national teams. See Colombia vs Costa Rica

Here’s a detailed comparison table of Portugal vs Slovenia in soccer:

AspectPortugalSlovenia
FIFA Ranking (as of April 2024)654
World Cup appearances82
Best World Cup finish3rd place (1966)Group Stage (2002, 2010)
European Championship appearances81
Best European Championship finishWinners (2016)Group Stage (2000)
UEFA Nations League titles1 (2019)0
Most capped playerCristiano Ronaldo (205 caps)Bostjan Cesar (101 caps)
All-time top scorerCristiano Ronaldo (128 goals)Zlatko Zahovic (35 goals)
Current captainCristiano RonaldoJan Oblak
Current head coachRoberto MartínezMatjaž Kek
Home stadiumEstádio José AlvaladeStožice Stadium
Home stadium capacity50,09516,038
Primary kit colorsRed and greenWhite and blue
First international match1921 vs Spain1992 vs Estonia
Biggest win8-0 vs Liechtenstein (1994, 1999)7-0 vs San Marino (2008)
Biggest defeat0-10 vs England (1947)0-5 vs France (2002)
FIFA Confederations Cup appearances10
Olympic football tournament appearances40
Ballon d’Or winners2 (Eusébio, Cristiano Ronaldo)0
UEFA Champions League/European Cup winnersMultiple0
Domestic league strengthPrimeira Liga (5th in UEFA coefficient)Slovenian PrvaLiga (30th in UEFA coefficient)
Youth developmentStrong (multiple U-20 and U-17 World Cup appearances)Improving (U-21 Euro 2021 qualification)
Style of playTechnical, possession-basedOrganized, counter-attacking
Notable academiesSporting CP, Benfica, PortoNK Maribor, Olimpija Ljubljana
Recent form (last 5 matches)4 wins, 1 draw3 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss
Goals scored (last 5 matches)158
Goals conceded (last 5 matches)24
Average possession (last 5 matches)65%52%
Average pass accuracy (last 5 matches)89%82%
Key playersBernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Ruben DiasJan Oblak, Benjamin Šeško, Josip Iličić
Players in top 5 leagues20+5-10
UEFA coefficient ranking7th34th
World Cup qualifying recordQualified for 6 consecutive tournamentsQualified for 2 out of last 7 tournaments
Euro qualifying recordQualified for 8 consecutive tournamentsQualified for 1 out of 7 tournaments
Head-to-head record2 wins, 1 draw0 wins, 1 draw
Goals in head-to-head matches50
Last meeting2-0 win for Portugal (2015)0-2 loss to Portugal (2015)
FIFA World Rankings highest position3rd (2017)23rd (2010)
FIFA World Rankings lowest position43rd (1998)134th (1994)
Continental titles1 (Euro 2016)0
Players with 100+ caps102
Players with 50+ international goals1 (Cristiano Ronaldo)0
Average age of current squad27.5 years26.8 years
Players in UEFA Team of the Year (all-time)110
FIFA FIFPro Men’s World11 appearancesMultiple0
UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament appearancesMultiple0
FIFA World Cup All-Star Team appearancesMultiple0
UEFA Golden Player award winners1 (Cristiano Ronaldo, 2016)0
UEFA Euro top scorers1 (Cristiano Ronaldo, 2012)0
FIFA World Cup Golden Boot winners1 (Eusébio, 1966)0
FIFA World Cup Golden Ball winners00
UEFA Champions League top scorersMultiple0
European Golden Shoe winnersMultiple0
FIFA Puskás Award winners1 (Cristiano Ronaldo, 2009)0
UEFA Best Player in Europe Award winners1 (Cristiano Ronaldo, 2014, 2016, 2017)0
The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award winners2 (Cristiano Ronaldo, 2016, 2017)0
FIFA World Player of the Year winners1 (Luís Figo, 2001)0
UEFA President’s Award winners2 (Eusébio, Cristiano Ronaldo)0
Golden Foot winners2 (Luís Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo)0
World Soccer Player of the Year winnersMultiple0
Onze d’Or winnersMultiple0
IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker winners1 (Bernardo Silva, 2019)0
IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper winners01 (Jan Oblak, 2017, 2018)
UEFA Euro qualifying top scorers1 (Cristiano Ronaldo, 2020)0
FIFA World Cup qualifying top scorers1 (Cristiano Ronaldo, 2022)0
UEFA Nations League top scorers1 (Cristiano Ronaldo, 2019)0
FIFA Century Club members102
Players transferred for €100+ million2 (Cristiano Ronaldo, João Félix)0
Highest transfer fee received€117 million (João Félix to Atlético Madrid)€23 million (Benjamin Šeško to RB Leipzig)
Current market value of national team€872 million€209 million
Most expensive playerBernardo Silva (€80 million)Jan Oblak (€45 million)
Players in FIFA 23 Top 10051
Footballers of the Year abroadMultiple1 (Jan Oblak in Spain)
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year winners1 (Cristiano Ronaldo, 2008)0
FIFA Club World Cup winnersMultiple0
UEFA Super Cup winnersMultiple0
Players with 50+ league goals in top 5 leagues5+0
Players with 100+ league goals in top 5 leagues2 (Cristiano Ronaldo, André Silva)0
Players with 50+ assists in top 5 leagues5+0
Players with 100+ caps and 30+ international goals30
World Cup hat-tricks1 (Cristiano Ronaldo vs Spain, 2018)0
Euro hat-tricks00
World Cup goals493
European Championship goals402
FIFA World Rankings average (last 10 years)7.252.8
Average attendance in home matches (last 5 years)42,00012,000
Social media followers (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)20+ million500,000+
Revenue from FIFA World Cup participation€67 million (2022)€8 million (2010)
Value of domestic league TV rights€457 million per year€5 million per year
Number of professional clubs3210
Number of registered players180,000+35,000+
Population10.3 million2.1 million
GDP per capita$23,145$26,062
Investment in football infrastructure (last 5 years)€200+ million€50+ million
Number of FIFA-standard stadiums10+2
Number of UEFA Pro licensed coaches200+50+

The data in this comparison table is current as of April 2024. It’s important to note that soccer statistics and rankings can change frequently due to ongoing matches and tournaments. For the most up-to-date information, it’s advisable to check official sources such as FIFA, UEFA, and the respective national football associations of Portugal and Slovenia.