From Eusébio to Cristiano Ronaldo

“The Thirteenth Chapter. From Eusébio to Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal’s 50-year journey from football minnows to European Champions” is a remarkable story that recounts, in English, the tale of each of the six World Cups and seven European Championships in which Portugal has participated.

The harrowing drama, the extraordinary feats, the sub-plots, feuds and classic matches are described in vivid detail.

The text is embellished throughout with first-hand interviews with the players who were at the centre of the action.

The story starts with the 1966 World Cup in England where Eusébio burst onto the international scene scoring nine goals and winning the Golden Boot award, including four in a dramatic 5-3 win over North Korea in the quarter-finals, from being 3-0 down at one stage. The final chapter reconstructs the 26 days in France that changed Portugal’s football history by finally bringing home a major trophy.

Photo: Book cover featuring Portugal’s European Championship winning team