António Lima Pereira

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António Lima Pereira
Personal information
Full name António José Lima Pereira
Date of birth (1952-02-01) 1 February 1952 (age 62)
Place of birth Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1968–1971 Varzim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1978 Varzim
1978–1989 Porto 187 (8)
1989–1991 Maia 38 (2)
National team
1981–1984 Portugal 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

António José Lima Pereira (born 1 February 1952) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Póvoa de Varzim, Lima Pereira started playing professionally for hometown club Varzim Sport Clube, making his first division debuts in the 1976–77 season, aged 24. Two years later he signed with national powerhouse F.C. Porto, where he would remain the following 11 seasons.

In the league alone, Pereira amassed totals of 189 games and eight goals, winning four national championships, two domestic cups and four Supercups. He also reached the final of the 1983–84 European Cup Winners' Cup as Porto lost to Juventus 1–2. Aged already 34/35, he also appeared in the team's victorious campaign in the European Cup in 1986–87, although he did not play in the final against FC Bayern Munich.

In 1989 Lima Pereira left Porto and signed for another northern side, second level's F.C. Maia, retiring after two seasons at the age of 39.

International career[edit]

Lima Pereira gained 20 caps for Portugal, the first arriving in 1981 at 29. He was a participant at UEFA Euro 1984, helping the national team reach the semifinals in France.


Personal life[edit]

Pereira's younger brothers, António (born 1966) and Paulo (1967), were also professional footballers and defenders. Both started their careers at Varzim, and their second main clubs were F.C. Felgueiras and Rio Ave FC, amassing first division totals of 33 and 113 games respectively.

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