Américo Lopes

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Américo Ferreira Lopes (born 6 March 1933), simply known as Américo, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Santa Maria de Lamas, Aveiro District, Américo spent the vast majority of his professional career with F.C. Porto, competing in a total of 13 seasons in the Portuguese top division and appearing in 191 league games. With his only club he won the 1959 national championship, and the 1968 domestic cup.

From 1954 to 1958 Américo was loaned to neighbouring Boavista FC, playing his last three years in the second level. He retired in June 1969, aged 36.

International career[edit]

Américo made his debut for the Portuguese national team on 29 April 1964, in a 3–2 friendly win with Switzerland. He was selected by manager Otto Glória for his 1966 FIFA World Cup squad, but remained an unused bench player for the eventual third-placed side.

Américo gained the last of his 15 caps on 11 December 1968, in a 2–4 loss in Greece for the 1970 World Cup qualifiers.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Américo LopesFIFA competition record

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