Cândido Tavares

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Cândido Tavares
Personal information
Full name Cândido Coelho Tavares
Date of birth (1911-12-30)30 December 1911
Place of birth Seixal, Portugal
Date of death 18 June 1997(1997-06-18) (aged 85)
Place of death Seixal, Portugal
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931 Casa Pia
1932–1934 Lusitano Evóra
1934–1935 Casa Pia
1935–1937 Benfica
1938–1939 Casa Pia
Teams managed
1951–1952 Benfica
1953–1954 Vitória Guimarães
1954–1955 Lusitano Evóra
1956 Torreense
1957–1958 Fabril
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cândido Coelho Tavares (30 December 1911 — 18 June 1997) was a Portuguese Goalkeeper which played for Casa Pia, Lusitano Evóra and Benfica, and then coached Benfica, along with other clubs like Vitória Guimarães, and also serving as Physical coach in the Portugal national football team in 1956.

In 1951-52 season, as assistant manager of Ted Smith, he took over the team after he left in December for personal reasons. In March 1952, Ted returned but left in April. Cândido managed the team during Taça de Portugal successfully winning it against Sporting[1][2]

Managerial statistics[edit]

Current as of 18 January 2013.

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Benfica Portugal 1 July 1948 6 April 1952 17 13 1 3 76.47



  1. ^ "CÂNDIDO TAVARES – UM BOM HOMEM, UM BOM DESPORTISTA!...". http://albertohelder.blogspot.pt. 
  2. ^ Almanaque do Benfica. Portugal: Lua de Papel. 2012. p. 233. ISBN 978-989-23-2087-8. 

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