2004: PORTUGAL - For many years Portugal have been dubbed the Brazilians of Europe. Bursting with flair and sublime skills, they now have the chance to parade their new samba style in their own back garden under the watchful eye of their Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari at UEFA EURO 2004.
In picture Cristiano Ronaldo, player of Manchester United FC’s (England).
There are five portuguese nominees for the Golden Ball Awards 2004: Deco (Portugal - Barcelona, Spain), Luis Figo (Portugal - Real Madrid, Spain), Maniche (Portugal - Porto, Portugal), Ricardo Carvalho (Portugal - Chelsea, England) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal - Manchester United, England).
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