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Hi folks, there's a new blog in town.

From Oporto to the world, 'The Portugeezer' will provide you with a genuine insight on the often-overlooked world of Portuguese football.

I won’t try to deny that Liga Sagres (the official name of the domestic league) belongs to the European second tier. Nonetheless, I am willing to bet there are many facts that might surprise you.

For instance, did you know that SL Benfica are the football club with the largest number of paying supporters worldwide with a total of 171,000?

Or that FC Porto, along with Barcelona and Manchester United, have been in the Champions League more times than any other team?

Or even that Sporting CP are responsible for nurturing the likes of Futre, Figo, Simão, Quaresma, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani?

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Maybe now I’ve grabbed your attention but there’s more, much more to come.

We’ll discuss Portuguese teams, players and competitions.

Naturally, more focus will be but on the so-called 'Big Three' – Porto, Benfica and Sporting – but whenever something interesting arises, I’ll be here to talk about it.

As the league is due to begin on August 16, the next posts will analyse the squads of the big three, the perennial title contenders.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask or any comment you’d like to make, please feel free to do so.

Catch you all later!

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