Portugal Squad and Lineups for UEFA Euro 2024

Portugal head into Euro 2024 with one of the most talented squads in the competition, putting them firmly among the favorites to lift the Henri Delaunay Trophy at the end of the tournament. Fresh off an impressive 2022 World Cup showing where they reached the quarterfinals, manager Fernando Santos will look to lead his formidable Portuguese side to their first ever European Championship.

Portugal Squad

PositionPlayerClub
GKRui PatricioRoma
GKJose SaWolves
GKDiogo CostaPorto
DFNelson SemedoWolves
DFAntonio SilvaBenfica
DFRuben DiasManchester City
DFToti GomesWolves
DFPepePorto
DFGoncalo InacioSporting Lisbon
DFDiogo DalotManchester United
DFJoao CanceloBarcelona on loan from Manchester City
MFJoao PalhinhaFulham
MFBruno FernandesManchester United
MFOtavioAl-Nassr
MFRuben NevesAl-Hilal
MFVitinhaPSG
MFMatheus NunesManchester City
MFJoao NevesBenfica
FWGoncalo RamosPSG
FWBernardo SilvaManchester City
FWJoao FelixBarcelona on loan from Atletico Madrid
FWBrumaBraga
FWRicardo HortaBraga
FWRafael LeaoAC Milan
FWDiogo JotaLiverpool
FWCristiano RonaldoAl-Nassr

The official squad has not yet been announced.

Portugal Squad

Strong Between the Sticks

Portugal boast talent and experience in goal, with AS Roma’s Rui Patricio set to hold down the number one spot at Euro 2024. The 34-year-old veteran provides leadership and is capable of spectacular saves. Backing him up are Premier League standouts Jose Sa of Wolves and FC Porto’s Diogo Costa, giving Santos tremendous depth at the goalkeeper position.

Defense Anchored by World Class Talent

At the heart of Portugal’s stingy backline stands the center back pairing of Manchester City’s Ruben Dias, the reigning Premier League Player of the Season, and 39-year-old national team icon Pepe of FC Porto, who continues to play at an elite level. They are joined by emerging talents like Benfica teenager Antonio Silva, Wolves’ Toti Gomes, and Sporting CP’s Goncalo Inacio. Fullback Joao Cancelo, currently on loan to Barcelona from Man City, offers creativity going forward.

Midfield Laden With Playmakers

Portugal’s midfield is stacked with playmaking talents plying their trades for European powerhouses like Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United, PSG’s Vitinha, Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva, and Fulham’s Joao Palhinha. They set the tempo in possession and launch attacks. Dynamic dribblers like Wolves’ Matheus Nunes and Joao Felix, on loan at Barcelona from Atletico Madrid, provide game-changing ability in the final third.

No Shortage of Firepower Up Front

At striker, Portugal have talent in abundance. 22-year-old Benfica hitman Goncalo Ramos enjoyed a breakout 2022 World Cup, while AC Milan’s Rafael Leao’s combination of blistering pace and technical quality make him a constant threat. And Cristiano Ronaldo, despite being 39 and playing in Saudi Arabia, could play a role as a super-sub, giving Santos a proven goal machine to bring on if Portugal need a late winner.