António Morato

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António Morato
Personal information
Full name António Maurício Farinha Henriques Morato
Date of birth (1964-11-06) 6 November 1964 (age 49)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1980–1983 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1989 Sporting CP 140 (4)
1989–1990 Porto 2 (0)
1990–1991 Belenenses 27 (0)
1991–1993 Gil Vicente 37 (1)
1993–1994 Estoril 3 (0)
National team
1985–1990 Portugal 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

António Maurício Farinha Henriques Morato (born 6 November 1964 in Lisbon) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

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.[1]



  1. ^ MoratoFIFA competition record

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