Our forecast for the upcoming Portugal Primeira Liga game is as follows:
The player in the spotlight (Ricardo Horta):
Ricardo Horta, a professional football player from Portugal, currently competes for Sporting Braga in the Primeira Liga. He was born on September 15, 1994 in Sobreda, Portugal and began his career playing for Ginasio Corroios, Benfica, and Vitoria Setubal.
The winger, standing at 173 cm tall, remained with Setubal in their senior team, but in the summer of 2014, he transferred to Malaga and agreed to a five-year contract with the La Liga team. Ricardo Horta scored just one goal in 48 games for los Boquerones in the Spanish top division before joining Braga on loan. In July 2017, he officially joined the Minhotos with a permanent contract.
In April 2013, Ricardo Horta played his first game in the Primeira Liga for Rio Ave while he was on loan from Vitoria Setubal. He usually plays as a left winger, but he can also perform well as a right winger. He represented Portugal for the first time in a 1-0 defeat against Albania during the Euro 2016 qualifying matches.
Highlighted Team (Sporting):
Sporting Lisbon, one of the founders of the Primeira Liga, holds the sixth spot among official club members worldwide. Known as Leoes, which means Lions in Portuguese, this club was established in 1906.
Sporting’s main rivals are Benfica, with both teams contesting the Lisbon Derby, one of the most fierce ones in Europe. Lions play their games at Estadio Jose Alvelade in front of 50,000 people and are the third most successful club in the country with 46 titles in Portuguese competitions and a title in the European Cup Winner’s Cup from 1963-64.
In the period known as the club’s golden era, Sporting Lisbon achieved most of their 18 Primeira Liga titles. The club takes pride in their top-notch football youth academy, which has produced exceptional players like Paulo Furte, Simao Sabrosa, Nani, and even Ballon d’Or recipients Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo.