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|Full name||António Maurício Farinha Henriques Morato|
|Date of birth||6 November 1964|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Relatively short for the position, Morato quickly imposed himself at local giants Sporting Clube de Portugal, being an undisputed starter from the age of 19 onwards and amassing nearly 200 official appearances for the capital club before he reached 25. During his spell, he formed a pair of youth graduate stoppers alongside Pedro Venâncio.
Morato then moved to another league powerhouse in the 1989 summer, F.C. Porto, but his one-year stay would be not very successful: he won the only championship in his career but only appeared twice, barred by, amongst others, Belgian Stéphane Demol.
Morato finished his professional career at only 29, after spells with C.F. Os Belenenses, Gil Vicente F.C. (two years) and G.D. Estoril Praia. For Portugal he gained six caps, being picked for the squad at the 1986 FIFA World Cup, where he was an unused substitute.