2006-07 Portuguese football season


*August 9, 2006 - Co Adriaanse resigns as manager of F.C. Porto
*August 16, 2006 - Jesualdo Ferreira is announced as the new manager of the champions Porto
*August 19, 2006 - F.C. Porto beats Vitória de Setúbal 3-0 in Leiria and wins the SuperCup Cândido de Oliveira with Rui Barros commanding the team
*August 23, 2006 - Courts confirm that C.F. Os Belenenses will play instead of Gil Vicente F.C. due to the Mateus affair. The following days met much controversy: the day the league started, it was still not known which teams would play in the major league.
*August 25-August 28, 2006 - The BWINLIGA and the League of Honour seasons begin.
*September 1, 2006 - The "Selecção" (national team) plays its first game since the World Cup, against Denmark
*September 3, 2006 - The Cup of Portugal and the Second Division season begin.
*September 10, 2006 - The Third Division begins
*September 17, 2006 - The Serie Azores of the Third Division begins in the archipelago of Azores

Transfer Deals

Major Summer transfers

The summer transfer window runs from the end of the previous season until 31 August.;May 13 2006
* Adriano from Cruzeiro E.C. to F.C. Porto, €1,2m fee;May 17 2006
* Hilário from C.D. Nacional to Chelsea F.C., free transfer;May 21 2006
* Diego from F.C. Porto to S.V. Werder Bremen, €6m;May 25 2006
* Rui Costa from A.C. Milan to S.L. Benfica, free transfer;May 27 2006
* Zé Castro from Académica to C. Atlético Madrid, undisclosed fee;June 2 2006
* João Vieira Pinto from Boavista F.C. to S.C. Braga, free transfer;June 6 2006
* Geovanni from S.L. Benfica to Cruzeiro E.C., €1,5m;June 7 2006
* Kaźmierczak from Pogoń Szczecin to Boavista F.C., on loan;June 13 2006
* Roland Linz from Austria Wien to Boavista F.C., undisclosed fee;June 22 2006
* Pontus Farnerud from R.C. Strasbourg to Sporting, free transfer
* Kostas Katsouranis from AEK Athens F.C. to S.L. Benfica, €2m;July 4 2006
* Carlos Paredes from Reggina Calcio to Sporting;July 9 2006
* Mário Jardel from Goiás E.C. to S.C. Beira-Mar;July 11 2006
* Laurent Robert from S.L. Benfica to Levante U.D.
* Tarik Sektioui from AZ Alkmaar to F.C. Porto
* Hugo Almeida from F.C. Porto to S.V. Werder Bremen

UEFA competitions


National team

The "Selecção" played its first game against Denmark in September, losing to the Northern European side. After that friendly, the national team started the qualification for Euro 2008 with a draw against Finland.

* H = Home match
* A = Away match
* N = Neutral field
* F = Friendly
* ECQ = European Championship Qualifier


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