A Bola

A Bola
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Sociedade Vicra Desportiva
Editor Vítor Serpa
Founded 29 January 1945 (1945-01-29)
Language Portuguese
Headquarters Travessa da Queimada, 23
1249-113 Lisbon
ISSN 0870-1776
Website www.abola.pt

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

History and profile

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.

The paper launched a TV channel with the same name in 2014.[2]

Player of the Year

Player Club
2017 Jonas Benfica

See also


  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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