3rd place (1966)
4 Fernando Santos Who else but Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal’s all-time top scorer and the global superstar who Manchester United would love to have back in their star-studded ranks. He has won 26 major trophies in his glittering career and, now at 33, would love to add the World Cup to his collection. He is Portugal’s most-capped player of all time with 150 appearances. Semi-finals Portugal arrive in Russia with the same mentality they had when they won Euro 2016 – work hard, keep it tight and hope that Ronaldo conjures his usual magic with a spectacular goal or two. Ronaldo will target ruling the world but won’t.