Football and history in Chaves, Porto, Braga, Fafe, Vizela

PortuGOAL’s roaming reporter Matthew Marshall is a self-confessed football addict. He also happens to love the country of Portugal and its historical, cultural and gastronomical offerings. And of course its football.

Join Matthew on an incredible road trip which will take in dozens of football matches (averaging more than one a day!) over the next month or so. In Part One he visits Chaves, Porto, Braga, Fafe and Vizela, interviews Braga manager Carlos Carvalhal and Fafe stadium announcer Miguel Pimenta, ending with a trip to the awe-inspiring Citânia de Sanfins. 

 

To listen to the opening chapter of Matthew’s journey through Portuguese football, click on the Play button below. 

 

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One word: Brilliant.

Part history lesson, part travel journal, part love note to football, this reminds me a lot of radio documentaries on CBC radio I grew up listening to.

Great stuff, and a bit of a dream of my own: I would love to travel...

One word: Brilliant.

Part history lesson, part travel journal, part love note to football, this reminds me a lot of radio documentaries on CBC radio I grew up listening to.

Great stuff, and a bit of a dream of my own: I would love to travel the country for 2 months, taking in the sights, food and culture and watching a tonne of games in between.

The Fafe announcer was great as well. Awesome stuff Matthew. Cheers.

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