The Azores are a unique part of Portugal. A stunningly beautiful island archipelago located some 950 miles (1,446 km) west of Lisbon, renowned as a playground for Portuguese and foreign tourists alike.
Made up of 9 islands and home to just 245,746 inhabitants, these islands are a must for anyone visiting Portugal.
What about the football in one of Portugal’s outposts? Paul Gellard explores the region’s football tradition and history, and the teams and players hailing from the Atlantic islands.