Netherlands-Portugal matches 1990-2013


Introduction
Official Matches
Overviews

Introduction

Portugal are the ultimate bête noire for the Netherlands, ahead even of Czechoslovakia and its official successor the Czech Republic. The atrocious record of Oranje against the Lusitans may partially be explained by the fact that the two did not meet before 1990 (apart from the 1966 World Cup and the 1984 European Championship, Portugal did not make much of an impression on the world football scene until then, and have only become a regular fixture at international tournaments since the turn of the millennium) but there must be more to it. For whatever reason, the Dutch do not seem to be able to cope with the Portuguese way of playing the game - like with Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, matches tend to be bad-tempered affairs, with the 2006 World Cup encounter the worst example (a record 16 yellow cards, 9 for Portugal and 7 for the Netherlands, with two players on each side receiving two and thus their matching orders).


Official Matches

All matches listed are friendlies unless otherwise stated.

Game Date        Venue      Result                      Remark

  1. 17-10-1990  Oporto     Portugal    1-0 Netherlands [European Champ. Qual.]
  2. 16-10-1991  Rotterdam  Netherlands 1-0 Portugal    [European Champ. Qual.]
  3. 12- 2-1992  Faro       Portugal    2-0 Netherlands
  4. 22- 2-1995  Eindhoven  Netherlands 0-1 Portugal
  5. 10- 2-1999  Paris      Netherlands 0-0 Portugal
  6. 11-10-2000  Rotterdam  Netherlands 0-2 Portugal    [World Cup Qual.]
  7. 28- 3-2001  Lisboa     Portugal    2-2 Netherlands [World Cup Qual.]
  8. 30- 4-2003  Eindhoven  Netherlands 1-1 Portugal 
  9. 30- 6-2004  Lisboa     Portugal    2-1 Netherlands [European Champ.]
 10. 25- 6-2006  Nürnberg   Portugal    1-0 Netherlands [World Cup]
 11. 17- 6-2012  Kharkiv    Portugal    2-1 Netherlands [European Champ.]
 12. 14- 8-2013  Faro/Loulé Portugal    1-1 Netherlands


Overviews


Total record:

Netherlands          12  1  4  7   7- 15   6
Portugal             12  7  4  1  15-  7  18

Some more stats:

                     Pd  N  D  P  NG- PG

In the Netherlands:   4  1  1  2   2-  4
In Portugal:          5  0  2  3   4-  8
Elsewhere:            3  0  1  2   1-  3



Netherlands - List of International Matches
Portugal - List of International Matches


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Prepared and maintained by Karel Stokkermans for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Karel Stokkermans
Last updated: 9 Jun 2016

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