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Portuguese players shine in the Midlands

by Chris Wright, in News · 26-04-2018 14:51:00 · 0 Comments

The world’s greatest player Cristiano Ronaldo is one of only three Portuguese players to have featured in the English Professional Footballers’ Association ‘Teams of the Year’, an award he collected on four occasions whilst with Manchester United.

Portuguese players shine in the Midlands

Nani was the second when he featured in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2010–11. Now comes the third to join the illustrious duo and the first Portuguese to be included in the English Championship second tier ’Team of the Year’.
This season, 21-year-old Rúben Neves has been a revelation since joining Wolverhampton Wanderers as they gained promotion to the Premier League.
Rúben Neves scored one of the ‘goals of the season’ in Wolves’ Championship clash with Derby recently.
A corner was cleared to the Portuguese midfielder some twenty-five metres from goal.
The former FC Porto youngster took a touch to tee himself up for a volley before launching a seemingly impossible dipping shot into the top corner, his sixth goal this season fired in from outside the penalty area.
Wolves, under former FC Porto manager Nuno Espírito Santo, boast six Portuguese players in their ranks: Rúben Neves who is being linked with a move to Liverpool; top-scorer Diogo Jota, Ivan Cavaleiro, Roderick Miranda, Rúben Vinagre and Hélder Costa. Wolves will now be among the thirty wealthiest clubs in the world with the riches from Premier League money and TV income estimated to be around €220m. Let us not forget Cristiano Ronaldo’s spectacular goal against Juventus.
With his back to goal at the top of the box, Ronaldo launched himself into a spectacular feat of coordination, gymnastics and timing, striking the ball at a height of 2.38 metres (51 cm more than his own height!) and sending it hurtling into the bottom corner of the net past a motionless and stunned Gianluigi Buffon. 

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Edition 1476
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