There have been several Portuguese players in Premier League, and their performances have been incredible throughout their time in their various clubs.
There have been 80+ Portuguese players to ply their trade in England up to now – not all of them have played for Wolves.
Many of them have played at the top end of the division and some have trophy cabinets bulging at the seams. Below we have Tastyfootball top 5 ranked Portuguese players, rating them based on their performances – starting from the 5th to the best.
5. Bernardo Silva
Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva is a great signing for the club as he fitted into the team without ease. There’s something magical about left-footed players on the right-wing, and there’s something very magical about Manchester City star Bernardo Silva.
A double Premier League winner in his first two seasons at the club, he was also named the club’s Player of the Year – a nod to his remarkable consistency, superb dribbling ability, and relentless work rate, and genius creativity.
4. Bruno Fernandes
Manchester United attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes’ career is still in its infancy, but by the time he’s finished at Old Trafford, the legendary status may well be afforded to him.
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Starting his Premier League career like a house on fire, Fernandes immediately became the Red Devils’ indispensable player – with anything and everything good going through him.
3. Luis Nani
The man who was seen as the heir to Cristiano Ronaldo’s throne at Old Trafford, Nani was flipping brilliant – pun intended.
From either wing, he was able to beat players with blistering pace and brilliant skill, while he also had a cannon of a shot with both feet.
The only thing that let him down was consistency, but four Premier League titles in seven years, as well as a spot in the 2010/11 PFA Team of the Year, reflect how good his stay in Manchester really was.
2. Ricardo Carvalho
Never mind being one of the best Portuguese defenders of his time, Ricardo Carvalho was one of the best defenders of his generation.
Brilliant in the air, Carvalho was a fantastic tackler who read the game perfectly and dominated his opponents physically.
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He complimented John Terry superbly in the Chelsea team and arguably was the missing piece of Roman Abramovich’s mega-money jigsaw. Three Premier League titles and a lasting legacy reflect Carvalho’s west London impact.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 84 Premier League goals during his time in England, more than any other Portuguese player. He became only the second Premier League player to win the Ballon d’Or in 2008 and won a hat-trick of league titles with Manchester United.
The stats only tell half the story though, as Ronaldo genuinely elevated the level of all those around him – while he was one of the most feared opponents ever seen in England.
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