The 2022 World Cup involved Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, as one of the competing teams in the biggest stage of football. In 2023, the stage is set once again for the nation, this time for their women’s national team. For their kits, you can check them out here:
Portugal Home Kit
2022/23 Portugal Home Shirt
The Nike Portugal 2022 World Cup home celebrates the silver anniversary of the partnership between the national team and the brand by incorporating the traditional red and green colours in a diagonal half-and-half design. From the perspective of the wearer, the division angles down towards the left, with red occupying the upper half and green the lower. The same Monaco-styled diagonal visuals appear on the lower half of the right sleeve, near its opening.
The Portugese play their home games in red shirts with green shorts and red socks. The shirt has featured in some exciting matches like the Euro 2004 final which they losed on home soil to Greece, as well as the said title match in Euro 2016. Some of the famous players who have pulled on the national shirt are the great Eusebio, Luis Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Ricardo Carvalho.
2020/21 Portugal Home Shirt
A simpler and cleaner look relative to the away version is sported by the Nike Portugal 2020 home kit. The red base is prominent and the only design element is the kit’s cuffs and side zaps that are multi-striped and are coloured similar to the away kit’s bands. The swoosh on the player’s right chest is golden, while the team badge on the left side is with official colours. Completing the look of the kit is the buttoned polo collar.
Men’s Portugal Shirt
The Portuguese Football Federation were formed in 1914 playing their first international in December 1921. Portugal have for most part of their history worn maroon shirts with green trim. When Portugal came third in the 1966 FIFA World Cup they wore a maroon home shirt with white shorts and green socks. Their recent home kit history sees them now alternating between maroon and red. For Euro 2020, Portugal wears a red polo shirt multi-coloured cuffs and side trims.
One of the nation’s greatest player was Eusebio who starred at the 1966 FIFA World Cup where he scored four goals in the quarter-final against North Korea in a 5-3 win. He finished as the tournament’s top scorer with nine goals. Other great Portuguese players include Luis Figo, Nuno Gomes, Rui Costa and Pauleta. Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably one of the best player of all time, is also a Portuguese.
Women’s Portugal Kit
Portugese World Cup Kits
World Cup 2022 – Portugal sported its red and green colours on the home shirt via a diagonal half-and-half design that evoked AS Monaco vibes. The away kit featured a broad horizontal band, divided into a narrower green and a wider red, right below the chest area. Changes in the qualification format meant Portugal had to go through a play-off phase even after finishing second of its qualification group, booking its Qatar World Cup slot after 2-0 victory against North Macedonia (which knocked out Euro 2021 champions Italy out of the qualifiers in their semifinal matchup).
World Cup 2018 – The highlight moment actually came in the first match against Spain where CR7 scored a hat-trick, doing it via penalty, open-play, and free kick. Portugal exited in the Round of 16 in a loss to a resurgent Uruguay, but the nation took solace from the fact that they won the Euro 2016. The national team also won the inaugural Nations Leage final to sandwich the negative vibes of the World Cup exit. CR7 and company wore a red home shirt that subscribe to the Nike template at that time, featuring a jagged knitted pattern along the raglan sleeves. The white away shirt featured teal all-over star pattern that became more prominent around the middle of the kit.
World Cup 2014 – Portugal suffered another group stage exit in the 2014 World Cup, with the first match ending at 4-0 against evenutal champions Germany. The nation got a draw against the US and a win against Ghana for the next matches, but inferior goal differential caused them to crash out. As for the kits, the home shirt featured a two-tone red, starting with a dark shade from the bottom and transitioning to a light one towards the upper half, revealing an uneven-spaced striping pattern in the process. The away shirt was minimalistic, featuring a clean white look with blue accents courtesy of the sleeve cuffs and collar.
World Cup 2010 – With the World Cup 2010, Portugal had its most successful decade to date, participating in every World Cup and Euro tournaments from 2000 to 2010. However, Portugal barely managed to get past qualification, and exited the tournament in the Round of 16 against eventual champions Spain. There was a sense that Carlos Quieroz and his overly-cautious tactics did not suit the style of its top-flight players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco, Raul Meireles, and Simão. As for the kits, the team went back to having a noticeable red for the home shirt and white for the away. The former had a dark green chest band design filled with a dotted graphic similar to the ones found on the Nike Mercurial boots. The latter featured a central vertical band with a half-and-half design in dark green and red.
World Cup 2006 – 2006 was remembered by fans for the emergence of Ronaldo, the acrimonious Battle of Nuremberg match (16 yellow cards, four red cards), and a fourth place finish. It became the second best result for the nation, with the 1966 third place on top. There was also a moment in Portugal vs England Quarterfinal where Wayne Rooney, CR7’s Manchester United teammate at that time, was sent-off, with Ronaldo himself being accused of getting the red card handed due to his excessive complaining (TV pictures even showed Ronaldo winking to his bench). Relative to the previous World Cup, the home shirt had become officially maroon, with less of the yellow-orange trims and green details on the cuffs and collar. Portugal tried something new with the alternate shirt, wearing black instead of the traditional white.
World Cup 2002 – Having a smooth qualification performance, Portugal was a favourite to win its group. But the team disappointed and exited in the group stage. Preparation for the tournament was affected by issues like questionable management choices, player shopping sprees, and a doping case, all of which might had contributed to the lacklustre result. Portugal’s home shirt at this tournament took the traditional red to a maroonish take, backed by yellow-orange trims and geometric green side panels. The trims and side panels on the white away shirt were coloured dark blue, and the polo collar added a formal setup to the said alternate kit.
World Cup 1986 – At the back of a good Euro 1984 performance and a twenty year-wait for another World Cup appearance, expectation was high for the ’86 World Cup. Unfortunately, the WC ’86 campaign was marked by injury, doping case, and threats of strike, collectively known as the Saltillo Affair. Saltillo became a term invoked anytime there seem to be a mismanagement of the national team. The shirts for the ’86 World Cup looked modern for its time, featuring the red home shirt with a tonal zigzag visual on the front and a red and white striping pattern running the length of the sleeves. The white v-collar had a green piping to complete the national flag colour influence. The white away shirt had tonal diagonal pinstripes, red sleeve stripes, and green band collar detailing.
World Cup 1966 – Portugal’s first-ever World Cup appearance resulted in a solid 3rd place finish, spearheaded by Eusebio’s tournament-topping nine goals. Os Magicros, as the team was called then, were composed mainly of Benfica players that won the consecutive ’61 and ’62 European Cups. The team wore a bright red home shirt with green round collar, and an white away shirt with a red-and-green half-and-half design on the round collar. Typical at that time, only the team crest was visible on the shirts.
Nicknamed ‘A Selecao’, Portugal are one of the strongest European squads in Europe and the world as the nation boasts world class talents such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Felix, and Bernardo Silva. The team currently play in dark red and green home kit which are manufactured by Nike. The away kit is light teal with eye-catching hoops design. In 2016, Portugal won its first major honour in any international competition by winning the European Championship vs France.
The Portuguese national team played their first international against Spain in Madrid, Spain on the 18th November 1921 losing 3-1. Portugal play their home games in the Estadio Nacional stadium.
Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record as the top goal scorer of all time as well as the most capped player in the history of the Portugal national football team.
Portugal Kits at European Championships
Euro 2020 – After starting the Group B qualifications with back-to-back draws against Ukraine and Serbia, and despite losing their return match to the former, Portugal claimed second spot and qualified by winning the rest of their matches. Portugal joins the Euro 2020’s Group F with Germany, France, and Hungary. Participating as defending champions, the title defense is headed by none other than Cristiano Ronaldo, who is then aptly supported by the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva. Produced by Nike, the Euro ’20 Portugal red home kit flashes bolt-shaped side panels showing multiple stripes of black, red, and green. The same striped colours appear on the sleeve cuffs of the polo-collared shirt. The away alternative once again is teal-coloured and features a hoop design that looks the same as that of the home shirt’s zap panels and sleeve cuffs.
Euro 2016 – Portugal had a fairy tale ending in the Euro 2016 as they defeated France 1-0 in the finals despite losing their talisman CR7 during the match due to injury. Aside from the victory itself, one of the memorable moments of the finals was the sight of Ronaldo cheering and coaching on the sidelines. Underneath his squad jacket was Portugal’s red home kit with green trims on the collar and knitted pattern on the upper part of the sleeves, a trademark of the Nike 2016 Vapor template. The other Portugal Euro ’16 kit was the white away shirt that fronts a teal micro-star pattern, and a maroon swoosh and a fully-coloured crest. Connecting the neckline and the seam of the raglan sleeves at the back are parallel stripes of red and green.
Euro 2012 – Captained by the mercurial Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal had a real chance of progressing into the latter stages of the competition wearing a sublime minimalistic home shirt of predominately dark red with subtle green trim to the crew-neck collar and sleeve cuffs designed by Nike. Local rivals and eventual winners Spain would stop Portugal in their tracks to the Final through a dramatic 4-2 victory on penalties. A patriotic away shirt of a white base with a striking red and green double cross design on the front panel was used when required.
Euro 2008 – Seeing a similar home shirt to the one used in Euro ’04, Portugal showcased a classic dark red with dark green trim home shirt for the UEFA European Championship in 2008. The latest home shirt for Portugal incorporated a modern and stylish v-neck collar which flowed deep into the chest to give a unique look. An altered design saw a crisp white away shirt traditionally styled through a classic v-neck collar in red, whilst green trim ran down the side panels.
Euro 2004 – Held on home soil, the football fanatic nation of Portugal became electric with atmosphere as the tournament kicked off. The emergence of Cristiano Ronaldo was matched by a beautifully designed home shirt by Nike who gave the Portugal team a classic dark red base with an intricate graphic adorning the entire composition. Complementing dark green and yellow trim acted as accents across the shirt for arguably the most stylish look of the tournament. The away shirt featured the exact template however used a colour-way of white with navy blue and yellow trim. Portugal were inches away from holding aloft the illustrious trophy to their adorning home fans however underdogs Greece managed to cause one of the greatest upsets of all time through a dramatic 1-0 victory.
Euro 2000 – Headlined by Real Madrid legend Luis Figo, Portugal arrived at Euro 2000 with hopes and expectations of reaching the latter stages of the competition. Taking to the pitch in a stunning home shirt of dark red with regal touches of gold for v-neck collar and sleeve cuff trim, Portugal breezed through the group stage and reached the Semi-Final after beating Turkey 2-0 in the quarters. A closely-fought game against France would prove the stumbling block for Portugal who were narrowly defeated 2-1 after a Zidane winner after extra time. Keeping the golden theme saw a white away shirt with navy blue and gold trim adorning the v-neck collar and sleeve cuffs.
Euro 1996 – Euro ’96 would see Portugal take to the English pitches in a classic dark red home shirt which incorporated a traditional polo-neck collar in green with matching sleeves. The away shirt for Portugal used the same kit template however reversed the colour-way to an aesthetic white look with flashes of iconic dark red to the polo-neck collar and sleeves with intricate green trim.
Euro 1984 – Portugal made their debut appearance in the European Championship’s in 1984 held in France. Wearing a modernistic home shirt of trademark deep red with stylish diagonal pinstripes of white and green to match the colours of the Portugal flag, the team were eliminated by France in the Semi-Final 2-3. A clean away shirt was used when required consisting of a white base-coat with complementing touches of red for v-neck collar trim and adidas three-stripes at the sleeves.