In a new feature PortuGOAL will be bringing you some recommended reading about Portuguese football from around the web, penned by our own network of writers or others.
We kick off by alerting you to a superb interview in the Guardian by Nick Ames with Port Vale's Portuguese manager Bruno Ribeiro. The headline writer focused on Ribeiro's relationship with José Mourinho, but it is the detail of Ribeiro's struggle to make things work at an English third-tier team of meagre resources that makes for fascinating insight.
Benfica are top of the Liga NOS and their coach Rui Vitória continues to confound the doubters who believed he would not be up to the job at the Lisbon giants. Simon Curtis takes a look at "the quiet man at the helm of a national institution". And Benfica fans, while we've got your attention, a shout out for Tom Kundert's profile of the club's world-renowned Seixal Academy for ESPN.
Talking about Portuguese football schools, none has produced more top-class players in recent decades than Sporting's Alcochete Academy, and the excellent Outside of the Boot website has a brilliantly detailed profile written by Mateus Carvalho of another possible gem for the Lions, Francisco Geraldes, who is currently on loan at Moreirense.
To finish up this initial trip around the net, we alert you to FourFourTwo's list of the 59 best Under-21 footballers from around the world. The section we highlight has a mini profile of Porto striker André Silva, who will be hoping to net his first senior international goal tonight for the Seleção against Andorra. In case you're wondering, the British magazine rank him at number 23.