A Bola (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐ ˈβɔlɐ]; English: literally "The Ball", in this context "The Game of Football") is a Portuguese sports newspaper published in Lisbon.

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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Sociedade Vicra Desportiva
EditorVítor Serpa
Founded29 January 1945; 78 years ago (1945-01-29)

History and profileEdit

A Bola was founded in 1945 by Cândido de Oliveira and Ribeiro dos Reis, and was then published twice a week.[1] It became a daily newspaper in 1995. Although its subtitle is "newspaper of all sports", its content is mainly about football. Since the 1952–53 season, it hands the Bota de Prata award to the Primeira Liga top goalscorer.

It is the most popular newspaper among Portuguese emigrants abroad, and widely read in the former Portuguese colonies in Africa. From 2006, it is also printed in Newark, New Jersey an American city with a large Portuguese population.[citation needed]

In 2012, they launched the television channel A Bola TV.[2]

Player of the YearEdit

Player Club
2017 Jonas Benfica

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Jornal "A Bola" faz 70 anos" ["A Bola" newspaper turns 70] (in Portuguese). RTP. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Portuguese Media". BPI Equity. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2015.

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