join us for soccer ...
Get an inside look at the king of sports, joining an ex-professional soccer player for a football match during the official season. This program idea is to bring customers to the ball with a former professional soccer player, watch the game in boxes or in VIP places of the stadium.
Football started to gain popularity in Portugal in the late 19th century, brought by Portuguese students who returned from England.
Football is the most popular sport in Portugal and in the 2011-12 Primeira Liga season, Benfica had an average attendance of 38,029 people, Porto 34,843 and Sporting 30,638 with the season overall having an average attendance of 10,958 and a total attendance of 2,629,950.
Internationally lauded players such as Eusébio, Luís Figo, Rui Costa and Cristiano Ronaldo have played for the Portugal national football team. They were third in the FIFA 1966 World Cup and fourth in the 2006 World Cup.
The country hosted the EUFA Euro 2004, where they were runners-up to Greece. Then, A Seleção were semi-finalists in Euro 1984, Euro 2000 and Euro 2004. Twelve years later, Portugal won their first major title, the Euro 2016, beating host nation France.
This experience will put you directly on the stadium to experience a Portuguese soccer game and to discuss your point of view with a professional soccer player. Living a match with a player will help you understand the other side of the game, the point of view of someone who up till recently was out on the field, playing and living the game.
No one will be able to teach you more about the sport, although we can't count on Cristiano Ronaldo assistance on this one!