[[File:IRNPOR match 2018 FIFA World Cup 11 (cropped).jpg|thumb|right|[[Cristiano Ronaldo]] is consistently ranked as the best football player in the world and considered to be one of the [[List of association football players considered the greatest of all time|greatest players of all time]].<ref>[http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-10/cristiano-ronaldo-wins-fourth-fifa-best-player-award/8171640 "Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for fourth time after Portugal, Real Madrid triumphs"], retrieved 13 May 2017.</ref>]]
[[Association football|Football]] is the most popular sport in Portugal. There are several football competitions ranging from local amateur to world-class professional level. The legendary [[Eusébio]] is still a major symbol of [[Portuguese football]] history. [[FIFA World Player of the Year]] winners [[Luís Figo]] and [[Cristiano Ronaldo]], who won the [[FIFA Ballon d'Or]], are two world-class Portuguese football players. Portuguese football managers are also noteworthy, with [[José Mourinho]] and [[Fernando Santos (Portuguese footballer)|Fernando Santos]] being among the most renowned.
The [[Portugal national football team]] – ''Seleção Nacional'' – have won one [[UEFA European Championship]] title: the [[UEFA Euro 2016]], with a 1–0 victory in the [[UEFA Euro 2016 Final|final]] over [[France national football team|France]], the tournament hosts. In addition, Portugal finished second in the [[2004 European Football Championship|Euro 2004]] (held in Portugal), third in the [[1966 FIFA World Cup]], and fourth in the [[2006 FIFA World Cup]]. At youth level, Portugal have won two [[FIFA World Youth Championship]]s (in [[1989 FIFA World Youth Championship|1989]] and [[1991 FIFA World Youth Championship|1991]]) and several [[UEFA]] European Youth Championships.
[[Sporting CP]], [[FC Porto]] and [[S.L. Benfica]], are the largest [[sports clubs]] by popularity and by number of trophies won, often known as "''os três grandes''" ([[Big Three (Portugal)|"the big three"]]). They have won eight titles in the European [[UEFA]] club competitions, were present in many finals and have been regular contenders in the last stages almost every season. Other than football, many Portuguese sports clubs, including the "big three", compete in several other sports events with a varying level of success and popularity, these may include [[roller hockey (quad)|roller hockey]], [[basketball]], [[futsal]], [[Team handball|handball]], and [[volleyball]].