Football in Portugal

Football is really important for the Portuguese people. It’s a way of life, a sentiment we can surely understand. The national competition is home to many well-known clubs, like FC Porto, Benfica, Sporting Lisbon and Braga.

Every year these clubs fight for the coveted league title and decide who can participate in the European tournaments. The most celebrated Portuguese football player is without a doubt Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo was born on the Portuguese island of Madeira and made his professional debut at Sporting Lisbon. Other big players from Portugal are Eusébio da Silva Ferreira and Luís Figo.

Create your own football tour to Portugal

Portugal is a popular training camp destination for teams from Northern Europe during their winter break. As a result, Portugal has an abundance of high quality training camp destinations. These are mostly based in the Algarve, but also in the capital city of Lisbon.

Lisbon is a great city to base your football tour, and not just because it hosts two big first league clubs. The city is wonderfully located on a hillside and well-known for its picturesque sights.

It’s also a great destination for a coaching education tour. And what about Porto? Home to FC Porto, famous for its Port wine and situated along the Douro river, it’s a nice destination to enjoy football and the sunny Portuguese climate!

Why book a football tour to Portugal?

  • Portugal definitely is one of the main football destinations of Europe
  • Check-out the impressive stadiums of Sporting Clube de Portugal and SL Benfica and discover the high-end facilities of both youth academies
  • Combine the beautiful cities of Porto & Lisbon and experience the best Portugal has to offer

Tailor-made football tours

Whether you book a football tour, training camp, pre-season trip or a tournament trip: all our tours are tailor-made, to suit the needs of you and your youth players.

Choose your preferred services below and we will create your own itinerary. Would you like to maximize your players’ development potential? Why not make this a multi destination trip!



FC Porto

Sporting Lissabon

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Example Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrival at Lisbon airport Transfer to hotel Evening walk
DAY 2 Visit Portugese youth academy Training session with academy coachesTeam meeting
DAY 3Tactical session Friendly Match vs. academy team Video analysis
DAY 4Stadium tour Sightseeing in Lisbon city centre Team meeting
DAY 5Training session Friendly Match vs. academy team Visit first league match
DAY 6Recovery session Walk through historical quarter Alfama Coaching education evening
DAY 7Training session with academy coaches Free time in Lisbon Video analysis
DAY 8Transfer to Lisbon airport Departure from Lisbon airport Fly back home