Agostinho Oliveira

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Agostinho Oliveira
Personal information
Full name Agostinho Vieira de Oliveira
Date of birth (1947-02-05) 5 February 1947 (age 67)
Place of birth Póvoa de Lanhoso, Portugal
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1964–1966 Braga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1968 Braga
1968–1969 Académica 6 (0)
1969–1983 Braga
Teams managed
1983–1985 Braga (assistant)
2000–2002 Portugal U21
2002 Portugal
2004–2006 Portugal U21
2008–2010 Portugal (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Agostinho Vieira de Oliveira (born 5 February 1947 in Póvoa de Lanhoso, Braga) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a defender, and a current coach.

He had a brief manager stint with Portugal in 2002, and also worked a few years as an assistant with the national team, under Carlos Queiroz.

Football career[edit]

During his 17-year playing career, Oliveira appeared almost exclusively for local S.C. Braga. His first managerial job was in 1983, immediately after retiring, as he acted as assistant coach of his only club for two seasons.

Oliveira replaced António Oliveira as the Portuguese national team manager, in a temporary role before Luiz Felipe Scolari took over in 2002. He was in charge for four games, winning two (against Sweden (3–2) and Scotland (2–0)) and drawing two (England and Tunisia, both 1–1).

Among others, Oliveira started Paulo Ferreira and Jorge Ribeiro's international careers. He was also coach of the under-21 and Olympic sides, leading the latter to the 2004 Summer Olympics tournament which ended in group stage exit.

In 2008, as Carlos Queiroz returned to the national team, Oliveira was named assistant manager. In September 2010, after the head coach received a six-month suspension from the National Doping Agency following a run-in at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, he sat on the bench for the start of the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying campaign;[1] after Queiroz was fired following the 0–1 loss in Norway, he was also relieved of his duties.

In December 2010 Oliveira returned to Braga, as chief coordinator of the club's youth system.[2]


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