Dito

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Dito
Personal information
Full name Eduardo José Gomes Camassele Mendes
Date of birth (1962-01-18) 18 January 1962 (age 53)
Place of birth Barcelos, Portugal
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1976–1977 Gil Vicente
1977–1980 Braga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1986 Braga 159 (13)
1986–1988 Benfica 55 (1)
1988–1989 Porto 13 (0)
1989–1992 Vitória Setúbal 67 (0)
1992–1993 Espinho 32 (1)
1993–1994 Gil Vicente 32 (0)
1994–1995 Torreense 20 (1)
1995–1996 Ovarense 5 (0)
Total 383 (16)
National team
1981–1983 Portugal U21 11 (2)
1981–1987 Portugal 17 (1)
Teams managed
1997 Esposende
1998–1999 Salgueiros
2000 Chaves
2000–2001 Felgueiras
2003–2004 Portimonense
2005–2006 Ribeirão
2006–2007 Moreirense
2008–2010 Braga (youth)
2011–2012 Varzim
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Eduardo José Gomes Camassele Mendes (born 18 January 1962 in Barcelos), commonly known as Dito, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central defender, and a manager.

Club career[edit]

During 16 professional seasons Dito appeared in 358 Primeira Liga matches, starting his career with S.C. Braga, for which he was already an important first-team member at the age of 18, and signing with national powerhouse S.L. Benfica in 1986 after six years in Minho.

During his two season-spell with Benfica, Dito played in 27 league games in his first year as the Lisbon club won the double, then partnered Carlos Mozer in his second (no silverware won). He then moved to rivals and title holders F.C. Porto for one season, with Benfica regaining its domestic supremacy at the expense of precisely the northerners.

From 1989 to 1994, always in the top division, Dito represented Vitória de Setúbal, S.C. Espinho and Gil Vicente FC. After an unassuming stint with A.D. Ovarense in the second level he retired from football, aged 34.

Dito's biggest achievement as a coach was managing S.C. Salgueiros over the course of three top flight campaigns, being sacked after the tenth round of 1999–2000 as the Paranhos team eventually retained its status. In 2009 he returned to his first team Braga, being appointed at its junior sides.

International career[edit]

Dito played 17 games for Portugal, his debut arriving on 28 October 1981 – at the age of only 19 – as he came on as a 46th minute substitute for Humberto Coelho in a 1–4 away loss against Israel for the 1982 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He did not attend any major international tournament, however.

Dito: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 February 1983 Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon, Portugal  West Germany 1–0 1–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Braga
Benfica
Porto

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