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Portugal 2018 Shirts



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.

The Portugese play their home games in red shirts with green shorts and red socks. Portugal are a great nearly country and the shirt has featured in some exciting matches. They featured in the Euro 2004 final, losing on home soil to Greece. Some of the famous players who have pulled on the national shirt are the great Eusebio, Luis Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ricardo Carvalho.

Luis Figo holds the record for Portugal for the most number of caps with 127 and Pedro Pauleta holds the record for the most number of goals with 47.

Portugal boast world class players including Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani currently play in maroon and green home shirts which are manufactured by Nike. 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 and Nani. The side where black away kits with a grey cross on the front which represents the sides crest and they their last major appearance in the FIFA World Cup was in the 2010 tournament where they reached the Round of 16 losing to Spain 1-0.

World Cup Kits

Portugal most notably wear maroon and green shirts where current kit suppliers Nike have done well to let the colour combination do the talking, with details and trim kept to a minimum on the current strip. Supplied by Nike, the 2014 World Cup Portugal home shirt was inspired by powerful national symbols featuring a tonal design of dark red and bright red stripes on the top half of the shirt. The shirt also has a v-neck collar along with a hint of green trim on the collar and sleeve hems. Displayed on the Portugal crest is the text ’1914? and ’2014? to represent 100 years of Portuguese football.

The home shirt boasts a unique red-and-green pennant tab featuring an Armillary Sphere to reflect Portugal’s seafaring history. The 2014 World Cup away kit for Portugal is stylish and luxurious featuring a plain white colour along with royal blue trim on the two-level stand collar and sleeve hems. Featured on either side of the Portugal crest are the words “1914? and “2014? to commemorate the national team’s centenary.

It will be Portugal's sixth World Cup appearance at the 2014 tournament and they have predominantly used a maroon shirt where the shorts have changed between white, green and dark red depending on the tournament. Socks too have been a basis of change between tournaments.

The basic colour scheme of maroon and green was settled in their first appearance in 1966. The late and great Eusebio was the headline player at that tournament leading the side to the semi-finals.

The 1966 strip made famous by Eusebio and his colleagues is the memorable of all Portugal's shirts. Eusebio scored nine goals in that tournament which saw England beat West Germany in the final to crown their first ever World Cup triumph.

adidas produced Portugal's kits in the 80's and early 90's then Olympic in the mid 90's and then their current supplier Nike took over in 1997. The maroon and green shirt can be known to be one of the most recognisable shirts in the football history.

In terms of away kits Portugal have most commonly seen a white kit combined with maroon and green trim. Black and dark blue have also been used by Portugal.

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