2000 in Portugal

The following lists events that happened during 2000 in Portugal.

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See also:List of years in Portugal



  • 2 April – The 2000 Globos de Ouro awards ceremony is held at the Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon. Jaime wins the prize for Best Film and Vítor Norte and Ana Bustorff are awarded Best Actor and Best Actress respectively.[1]
  • 16 April:
    • Seven people are killed and 65 people are injured after a gas bomb is detonates within a Lisbon nightclub, prompting a stampede to escape.[2]
    • Portugal's Antonio Pinto wins the London Marathon in a time of 2 hours, 6 minutes, and 35 seconds, setting a new course and European record.[3]
  • 28 June – The Portuguese national football team are eliminated from Euro 2000 after a 2–1 defeat to France in the semi-finals.[4]
  • 29 June – Sid Ahmed Rezala, one of France's most sought-after criminals, kills himself by setting fire to his prison cell in Lisbon while awaiting extradition to France. Alberta Costa, the Justice Minister, announces an inquiry into Rezala's death.[5]
  • 27 December – Portugal Telecom announces that Siemens, Alcatel, and Sony Ericsson will develop and supply the infrastructure for the country's high-speed mobile phone network, which is set to be completed by the end of 2001.[6]

Arts and entertainmentEdit

The winner of the Festival da Canção was Liana with the song "Sonhos Mágicos".[7]


In association football, for the first-tier league seasons, see 1999–2000 Primeira Liga and 2000–01 Primeira Liga; for the Taça de Portugal seasons, see 1999–2000 Taça de Portugal and 2000–01 Taça de Portugal.

Establishment of the Campeonato Nacional de Rugby Feminino.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Cinema Português 2000" (in Portuguese). Instituto Camões. Archived from the original on 12 December 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  2. ^ Nash, Eizabeth (17 April 2000). "Seven killed in gas bomb attack on Lisbon club". The Independent. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Record-breaker Pinto wins marathon". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 16 April 2000. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Zidane sends France through". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 28 June 2000. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  5. ^ Henley, Jon (30 June 2000). "'Train killer' dies in prison fire". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  6. ^ Jones, Benjamin (27 December 2000). "Technology briefing: Telecommunications; Portugal Telecom picks suppliers". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Conheça a história do Festival da Canção". www.rtp.pt (in Portuguese). RTP. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2014.