Scouting Report – Ragnar Sigurdsson

Background Sigurdsson, a 30 years old center back from Iceland, plays currently at FK Krasnodar from Russia. With 60 games for his National Team, was a starter in every Group A qualification for this competition. This season played 40 games, averaging 71 minutes per game. Scored 4 goals and 2 […]

Scouting Report – Éder

Éder is a 28 years old striker, currently playing for Lille OSC. He was considered the best winter transfer for the French League 1. It wasn´t a consensual choice, however Fernando Santos never gave up on the conviction that Éder could have an important role in the team. In this […]

Profile Analysis of Rafa Silva

Rafa Silva was born in Barreiro 23 years ago, on May 17, 1993. He is the biggest signing for the national champions in Portugal, for the 2016/2017 season. Here you can find a brief profile analysis for the new SL Benfica signing. Rafa is a high quality player. Excellent in 1-on-1 […]

My opinion – by Rui Oliveira

Motivation for success Success! Word that means “Being successful at something”! In sporting terms, I think we can divide success in four different roads: Those who make a sports career with dedication as good athletes of their favorite sport, but without titles or financial gains; Those with talent, but that […]

Game model and players relationship

The game model The game model is nothing more than a set of relationships that the coach idealizes. Whether offensive or defensive, everything ends up in the relationships of the player with and without the ball. Relationships involving decisions and therefore also the individual, the player, each of the players […]

My opinion – by Rui Oliveira

Please, let the kids play! (part 2) Due to the important role directors play in soccer and player evolution, it is crucial that they respect the different stages of players development and create the necessary conditions for coaches to properly fulfill their duties without thinking that their job is at risk just because they aren’t winning. Instead, […]

The Portuguese Win

Portugal won in Denmark  after 40 years. The goal was late, but the victory was well supported and deserved. But let’s get to some statistics that support this opinion. First of all, Portugal had some intensive offense. Something we didn’t see against Albania. But the most interesting fact is that […]

Ano 2014 – Projeto NOVO

Depois de alguns meses a trabalhar com o VO na observação e análise de de futebol, acabou por se criar uma equipa jovem que se empenha antes, durante e depois do JOGO. Ao longo dos meses temos tido a oportunidade de conhecer profissionais que nos educam na arte da observação, […]