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Best XI: Portugal in the 21st century

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ST – Nuno Gomes

Nuno Gomes, Portugal
GENEVA – JUNE 07: Nuno Gomes of Portugal reacts during the UEFA EURO 2008 Group A match between Portugal and Turkey at Stade de Geneve on June 7, 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Benfica’s legendary striker Nuno Gomes made a name for himself at the EURO 2000, netting four goals, as Portugal reached the semi-finals of the tournament.

Gomes also played an important role for the side which reached the final on home soil four years later, but unfortunately never managed to get his hands on a major trophy during his 15-year international career.