The history of the Portugal national football team dates back to its first match on 18 December 1921. The national team, also referred to as Selecao das Quinas (Selection of the Quinas), represents the nation of Portugal in international football. It is fielded by the Portuguese Football Federation and competes as one of the founding members of UEFA.
The Portugal national football team has played its first international match until 1921 and also took part in the FIFA World Cup, where their best finish was third in 1966. After reaching the final of the UEFA Euro 2004 on home soil with their golden generation, and reaching the semi-finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Portugal's its first major trophy came 2016 with the that year's European championship, which was followed by the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2019, making it the second major tournament earned by the Portuguese in three finals.