|Full name||António Augusto Gomes Sousa|
|Date of birth||28 April 1957|
|Place of birth||São João da Madeira, Portugal|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
During his career he played, among others, for Porto and Sporting, amassing top division totals of 484 games and 82 goals over the course of 18 seasons. Subsequently, he worked as a manager for several clubs.
Born in São João da Madeira, Sousa started professionally with local A.D. Sanjoanense at only 16, with his team in the second division. In 1975 he signed with S.C. Beira-Mar, scoring a career-best 15 goals in his third year as the Aveiro club returned to the top flight (three of his four seasons there were spent in the main category).
Sousa was then bought by national powerhouse F.C. Porto, where he remained an undisputed starter: he won the league championship and the cup several times, also scoring against Juventus FC in the 1984 European Cup Winners' Cup Final, lost 1–2 in Basel.
In the 1984 summer, Sousa and longtime Porto central midfield partner Jaime Pacheco signed with Sporting Clube de Portugal – as part of the deal that sent 17-year-old prodigy Paulo Futre in the opposite direction – with the pair returning after two seasons. He then proceeded to win the European Cup, the Intercontinental Cup and the UEFA Super Cup with the northern side, continuing to appear regularly.
Sousa retired in 1996 at 39, as player-coach of first club Sanjoanense. He then dedicated himself exclusively to coaching, his main team being another former club as a player, Beira-Mar, where he remained for seven 1/2 years, with four consecutive first division seasons. In 1999, he led the latter to its biggest achievement, the Portuguese Cup, after defeating S.C. Campomaiorense 1–0.
|1||17 June 1984||Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France||Spain||1–0||1–1||UEFA Euro 1984|
Sousa's son, Ricardo, is also a professional footballer, also in midfield. He was a youth graduate, albeit with no success, at Porto, and represented several teams in different countries, mainly playing for Boavista FC and Beira-Mar, with the pair sharing teams at the latter in three different spells (1998–99, 2000–01, 2002–03).
- António Sousa at footballzz.co.uk
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- Coach stats at ForaDeJogo
- António Sousa at National-Football-Teams.com
|Taça de Portugal Winning Coach