Daúto Faquirá

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Dauto Faquirá
Personal information
Full name Daúto Xaharmame Amade Faquirá
Date of birth (1965-12-26) 26 December 1965 (age 48)
Place of birth Inhambane, Mozambique
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
1º Agosto (coach)
Youth career
1978–1980 Rio de Mouro
1980–1982 Mem Martins
1982–1984 Sintrense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1992 Sintrense
Teams managed
1994–1999 Sintrense
1999–2002 Odivelas
2003–2005 Barreirense
2005 Estoril
2006–2008 Estrela Amadora
2008–2009 Vitória Setúbal
2010–2011 Olhanense
2013– 1º Agosto
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Amade and the second or paternal family name is Faquirá.

Daúto Xaharmame Amade Faquirá (born 26 December 1965) is a Mozambican retired footballer who played as a central defender, and the current manager of C.D. Primeiro de Agosto.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Inhambane, Portuguese Mozambique, Faquirá only played organized football in Portugal, with Sport União Sintrense, joining the club in 1982 still as a junior. His biggest achievement as a professional happened in the 1989–90 season as the team competed in the second division, eventually suffering relegation.[1]

Having always represented the same club, Faquirá retired from football in June 1992, still not aged 27.

Coaching career[edit]

Faquirá started his manager career with his last team, at only 28. In 1999 he signed for another club in the Lisbon area, Odivelas F.C. in the regional leagues, achieving two consecutive promotions with the club and being fired from his position five games into the 2002–03 season (one win, four draws).

Subsequently, Faquirá worked with another side in the third division, F.C. Barreirense: after a second place in his first season he led the Setúbal District outfit to the national championship, and promotion. His first coaching experience in level two happened in 2005 with G.D. Estoril Praia, but he found a club submerged in a deep economic crisis, eventually leaving it in December of that year, being one of three managers for the team during that season as it finished in mid-table.

In 2006–07 Faquirá made his Portuguese top division debuts, with another Lisbon side, C.F. Estrela da Amadora, leading the club to the ninth position and being named Revelation Coach of the Year. In his second season with the team, in spite of tremendous economic problems (up to five months delay in salaries), he managed to maintain the squad in its entirety and lead it to another safe finish (13th).

Faquirá joined Vitória Futebol Clube for the 2008–09 campaign. On 14 January 2009, after a 1–2 home loss against Académica de Coimbra for the season's League Cup – the Setúbal side had also been defeated eight times in 14 games in the league – he was sacked.[2]

On 1 June 2010, after one year out of football, Faquirá replaced Académica-bound Jorge Costa at the helm of top-flight team S.C. Olhanense.[3] He eventually led the Algarve club out of the relegation zone, but managed to rank as high as second after seven rounds, only behind eventual champions F.C. Porto.

On 30 December 2011 Faquirá resigned from Olhanense due to poor results, despite ranking tenth in the league. His resignation came one week after the team lost in the campaign's Portuguese Cup against second division club U.D. Oliveirense.[4]

On 6 May 2013, Angola's C.D. Primeiro de Agosto announced Faquirá as Romeu Filemón's replacement, after the latter's dismissal.


Faquirá has two university degrees in Physical Education and Sports from the Technical University of Lisbon, with majors in Ergonomics and Football. In addition, he also achieved the 4th level degree in the UEFA Pro Licence.

Faquirá speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish fluently.


  1. ^ "Época 1989/90: Segunda Divisão" [1989/90 Season: Second Division] (in Portuguese). Arquivos da Bola. 28 July 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Setubal sack Faquira; PortuGOAL, 14 January 2009
  3. ^ Faquira takes over at Olhanense; PortuGOAL, 1 June 2010
  4. ^ "Saída de Daúto já é oficial" [Daúto's departure is now official] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 

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