Fernando Santos

Born: October 10, 1954 (age 61)


Hometown: Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality: Portugal Portuguese

Career History
International2010-Greece
Sports Mole has 64 articles about Fernando Santos. Articles 1 to 40:
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo watches on from the sidelines during his side's Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City on April 26, 2016
Portugal coach Fernando Santos has no concerns over Cristiano Ronaldo fitness
Portugal coach Fernando Santos says that he has no concerns over Cristiano Ronaldo's fitness.
18:27
Belgium's Jan Vertonghen (C, No5) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the friendly international match between Belgium and Italy at Baudoin King Stadium in Brussels, on November 13, 2015.
Live Commentary: Portugal 2-1 Belgium - as it happened
Read how Belgium's winning run in international friendlies came to an end at the hands of Portugal in Leiria with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates.
Mar 29, 18:45
Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after failing to score a penalty kick during the friendly between Portugal and Bulgaria at Magalhaes Pessoa stadium in Leiria on March 25, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo misses penalty in Portugal loss
Cristiano Ronaldo misses from the penalty spot as Portugal lose 1-0 at home to Bulgaria in Friday night's international friendly in Leiria.
Mar 25, 22:38
Greece's Portuguese coach Fernando Santos is pictured during a group C football match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Arena in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Live Commentary: Portugal 0-1 Bulgaria - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the international friendly between Portugal and Bulgaria from Leiria, which ended in a 1-0 away win.
Mar 25, 20:15
Benfica's forward Goncalo Guedes celebrates after scoring a goal during the Portuguese league football match CD Tondela vs SL Benfica at the Aveiro Municipal stadium in Aveiro on October 30, 2015
Report: Chelsea monitor Goncalo Guedes
A report claims that Chelsea are closely watching the development of 18-year-old Benfica attacker Goncalo Guedes, who has been called into the latest Portugal squad.
Nov 11, 14:44
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) vies with Denmark's defender Lars Jacobsen during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match Portugal vs Denmark at the Municipal stadium in Braga on October 8, 2015.
Fernando Santos: 'Cristiano Ronaldo is not a striker'
Portugal boss Fernando Santos claims that Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is still better used from one side of the field, rather than as a central striker.
Oct 28, 17:04
Ricardo Quaresma (R) of Portugal in action against Nemanja Matic (L) of Serbia during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Serbia and Portugal at the Stadium FC Partizan in Belgrade on October 11, 2015.
Live Commentary: Serbia 1-2 Portugal - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Euro 2016 Group I qualifier between Serbia and Portugal in Belgrade, which ended in 2-1 away win.
Oct 11, 16:30
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) vies with Denmark's defender Lars Jacobsen during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match Portugal vs Denmark at the Municipal stadium in Braga on October 8, 2015.
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo rested for Serbia qualifier
Portugal rest Cristiano Ronaldo for the Euro 2016 qualifier with Serbia in Belgrade, having already secured a place at next year's finals.
Oct 11, 16:10
Greece's Portuguese coach Fernando Santos is pictured during a group C football match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Arena in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Fernando Santos: 'Portugal can win Euro 2016'
Portugal have the quality to win Euro 2016, according to head coach Fernando Santos.
Oct 11, 02:02
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) vies with Denmark's defender Lars Jacobsen during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match Portugal vs Denmark at the Municipal stadium in Braga on October 8, 2015.
Live Commentary: Portugal 1-0 Denmark - as it happened
Relive all the action as Portugal secure qualification to Euro 2016 as Group I winners by beating Denmark 1-0 at the Estadio Municipal in Braga.
Oct 8, 19:13
Albania's Burim Kukeli (L) vies with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Albania and Portugal at the Elbasan Arena in Elbasan on September 7, 2015.
Preview: Portugal vs. Denmark
Sports Mole previews the Euro 2016 Group I clash between Portugal and Denmark.
Oct 7, 00:41
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill after the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands at Windsor Park on October 11, 2014
Preview: Northern Ireland vs. Greece
Sports Mole previews the Euro 2016 qualifying clash between Northern Ireland and Greece at Windsor Park.
Oct 6, 22:50
Greece's Portuguese coach Fernando Santos is pictured during a group C football match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Arena in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Fernando Santos: 'Portugal will be better than France by the start of Euro 2016'
Fernando Santos insists that his Portugal side will be better than France by the start of the Euro 2016 tournament next year.
Sep 5, 15:13
Albania's forward Odise Roshi (L) vies with Portugal's defender Fabio Coentrao during the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying football match on September 7, 2014
Preview: Albania vs. Portugal
Sports Mole looks ahead to Monday night's top-of-the-table clash in Euro 2016 qualifying Group I between Albania and Portugal.
Sep 5, 13:03
France's forward Nabil Fekir (L) vies with Portugal's defender Eliseu during the Euro 2016 friendly football match Portugal vs France at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on September 4, 2015.
Match Analysis: Portugal 0-1 France
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look into France's narrow 1-0 friendly win over Portugal in Lisbon.
Sep 4, 22:22
France's forward Mathieu Valbuena celebrates his goal during the Euro 2016 friendly football match Portugal vs France at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on September 4, 2015.
Result: Mathieu Valbuena finds late winner for France
Mathieu Valbuena scores the winner as France beat Portugal 1-0 at the Jose Alvalade Stadium.
Sep 4, 21:44
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) vies with France's midfielder Moussa Sissoko (C) and defender Bacary Sagna during the Euro 2016 friendly football match Portugal vs France at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on September 4, 2015.
Live Commentary: Portugal 0-1 France - as it happened
Relive France's narrow 1-0 victory over Portugal in Lisbon as a late Mathieu Valbuena free kick hands Les Bleus a 10th consecutive triumph over their opponents.
Sep 4, 18:45
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's third goal against Sweden during their World Cup play-off match on November 19, 2013
Preview: Portugal vs. France
Sports Mole previews Friday's international friendly between Portugal and Euro 2016 hosts France in Lisbon.
Sep 2, 17:56
Portugal's forward Eder (R) scores the team's first goal against Italy's goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu (C) and Italy's defender Leonardo Bonucci during the friendly game Portugal against Italy on the Stade de Geneve on June 16, 2015
Result: Eder strike helps Portugal edge past Italy
A second-half strike from Eder is enough to give Portugal a 1-0 friendly win against Italy in their clash at the Stade de Geneve.
Jun 16, 21:28
Andrea Belotti of Italy in action during the 2015 UEFA European U21 Championships Qualifier match between Italy U21 and Serbia U21 at Adriatico Stadium on September 5, 2014
Half-Time Report: Goalless between Italy, Portugal
It is goalless at the break between Italy and Portugal in their friendly clash at the Stade de Geneve.
Jun 16, 20:19
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) controls the ball near Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic (C) and midfielder Aleksandar Mitrovic during the Portugal vs Serbia EURO 2016 qualifying football match at Luz stadium in Lisbon on March 29, 2015
Preview: Armenia vs. Portugal
Sports Mole looks ahead to the Euro 2016 qualifier between Armenia and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.
Jun 11, 12:59
Portugal's defender Cedric Soares (R) vies with Cape Verde's forward Heldon (L) during the EURO 2016 friendly football match Portugal vs Cape Verde at the Antonio Coimbra da Mota stadium in Estoril outside Lisbon on March 31, 2015
Live Commentary: Portugal 0-2 Cape Verde - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the international friendly between Portugal and Cape Verde.
Mar 31, 20:15
Greece's Portuguese coach Fernando Santos is pictured during a group C football match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Arena in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Preview: Portugal vs. Cape Verde
Sports Mole looks ahead to Tuesday evening's international friendly between Portugal and Cape Verde.
Mar 30, 10:23
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) controls the ball near Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic (C) and midfielder Aleksandar Mitrovic during the Portugal vs Serbia EURO 2016 qualifying football match at Luz stadium in Lisbon on March 29, 2015
Result: Portugal edge out Serbia to go top of Group I
Portugal go top of their Euro 2016 qualifying group with a 2-1 win over Serbia in Lisbon.
Mar 29, 21:37
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Sweden during their World Cup play-off match on November 19, 2013
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo starts for Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo starts for Portugal this evening as they host Serbia in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Lisbon.
Mar 29, 19:43
Pepe for Real Madrid on October 18, 2014
Pepe ruled out for Portugal
Real Madrid defender Pepe will miss Portugal's Euro 2016 qualifier against Serbia after failing to recover from a "minor trauma".
Mar 29, 16:04
Greece's Portuguese coach Fernando Santos is pictured during a group C football match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Arena in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Preview: Portugal vs. Serbia
Sports Mole previews the Euro 2016 qualifying fixture between Portugal and Serbia.
Mar 27, 17:00
Greece manager Fernando Santos celebrates his side scoring a goal on November 19, 2013.
Fernando Santos slams "very, very bad" Portugal
Portugal boss Fernando Santos says that his troops were lucky to beat Argentina in what he described as a "very, very bad" performance.
Nov 19, 01:39
Portugal's forward Nani vies with Armenia's defender Levon Ayrapetyan during the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier, Group I football match Portugal vs Armenia at the Algarve Stadium in Faro on November 14, 2014
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo fires Portugal to home win over Armenia
Cristiano Ronaldo forces home a 72nd-minute winner for Portugal as they edge past Armenia with a 1-0 victory in the Euro 2016 qualifier.
Nov 14, 21:39
France's forward Karim Benzema after an own goal during a Group E football match between France and Honduras at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Result: Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba strike to hand France victory over Portugal
France hold on to beat Portugal 2-1 victory in an international friendly in Paris.
Oct 11, 21:38
Albania's forward Odise Roshi (L) vies with Portugal's defender Fabio Coentrao during the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying football match on September 7, 2014
Fabio Coentrao withdraws from Portugal squad
A knee injury forces Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao to withdraw from the Portugal squad.
Oct 6, 16:58
Jose Fonte of Southampton acknowledges the fans at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Southampton at Old Trafford on October 19, 2013
Jose Fonte "over the moon" with Portugal call-up
Southampton defender Jose Fonte admits that he is "over the moon" to have been called up to the Portugal national team for the first time in his career.
Oct 4, 15:47
Greece's Portuguese coach Fernando Santos is pictured during a group C football match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Arena in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Fernando Santos named new Portugal boss
Former Greece boss Fernando Santos is named the new head coach of Portugal.
Sep 23, 14:11
Monaco's Italian coach Claudio Ranieri looks on before the kick of a French L1 football match between Bordeaux and Monaco on August 10, 2013
Greece appoint Claudio Ranieri on two-year deal
Former Chelsea and Monaco boss Claudio Ranieri is appointed the new head coach of Greece on a two-year deal.
Jul 25, 12:26
Greece's Portuguese coach Fernando Santos is pictured during a group C football match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Arena in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Fernando Santos: 'Keylor Navas was the difference'
Greece manager Fernando Santos feels that Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas was the reason for his side's elimination from the World Cup in his side's last-16 defeat.
Jun 30, 04:25
Joel Campbell of Costa Rica celebrates scoring his team's first goal with the ball under his jersey as teammates Oscar Duarte and Michael Umana run on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at Castelao on June 1
Live Commentary: Costa Rica 1-1 Greece (Costa Rica win on penalties) - as it happened
Relive Costa Rica's penalty shootout victory over Greece as the Central Americans reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time.
Jun 29, 20:00
Greece's Portuguese coach Fernando Santos is pictured during a group C football match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Arena in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Fernando Santos: 'Greece ready for Costa Rica'
Greece coach Fernando Santos insists that his team is ready to take on Costa Rica in the second round of the World Cup.
Jun 29, 12:16
Greece's Portuguese coach Fernando Santos is pictured during a group C football match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Arena in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Fernando Santos not concerned by lack of goals
Fernando Santos is confident that Greece can deliver in attack ahead of their last-16 tie with Costa Rica.
Jun 28, 04:19
Greece's Portuguese coach Fernando Santos is pictured during a group C football match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Arena in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Fernando Santos: 'Greece not underestimating Costa Rica'
Greece coach Fernando Santos insists that his team will not underestimate Costa Rica when they meet in the second round of the World Cup.
Jun 25, 17:06
Giorgos Samaras of Greece celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal on a penalty kick during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match on June 24, 2014
Player Ratings: Greece 2-1 Ivory Coast
Sports Mole rates the players on their performances in the World Cup Group C clash between Greece and the Ivory Coast.
Jun 25, 01:03
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