Carlos Domingos Duarte
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|Full name||Carlos Domingos Duarte|
|Date of birth||25 March 1933|
|Place of birth||Huambo, Angola|
|Playing position||Right Winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Portuguese Champion (2) – 1955/56, 1958/59; Cup of Portugal (2) – 1955/56, 1957/58, 172 matches and 69 goals for FC Porto; 7 matches and 1 goal for the Portuguese National Team
Said one day the famous journalist Tavares da Silva: "In Portugal, Carlos Duarte, from FC Porto, and David Julius, from Sporting are the only players to dribble in a straight line." The speed of Carlos Duarte and the short dribble that he made, sometimes in one-two combinations with the equally famous Hernani, or alone in a straight line on the way to the opposing goal, enchanted the portista fans, and dazzled football lovers. One day, in a Porto-Vit. Stúbal (9-4), after a corner against FC Porto, Carlos Duarte catches the ball out of his area and, with a stunning race, passes all opponents goalkeeper included and. ... Goal for Porto. That was one of many speedy incursions in a straight line that he used to make. On May 7 of 1958 Carlos Duarte played for the first time at Wembley Stadium for thr Portuguese national team, losing by 2-1, Carlos Duarte scored one goal. An English journalist amazed by a show of Carlos Duarte and Hernani, claimed that they were better that Finney. Shortly thereafter, on 11 August 1958, AC Milan offered 600 contos (currently only 3.000 euros, but a fortune at the time – end of the 50’s) for Carlos Duarte for a 3-year contract. FC Porto turned down the offer. National Champion in March 1959, on September 3 of that year is seriously injured in the knee in a Espanyol Barcelona-FC Porto. Operated by the famous physician Dr. Ricardo Calot, right there in Barcelona, Carlos Duarte was able to return to the pitch, but in 1962 he put an end to his career, the career of one of the finest right Wingers of the Football, World and national level.
In 2003, FC Porto bestowed him with the 'Golden Dragon', as recognition for his large contribution to FC Porto.