Eduardo Luís

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Eduardo Luís
Personal information
Full name Eduardo Luís Marques Kruss Gomes
Date of birth (1955-12-06) 6 December 1955 (age 59)
Place of birth Loures, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1971–1972 Olivais Sul
1972–1974 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1975 Marítimo 0 (0)
1975–1976 Benfica 3 (0)
1976–1982 Marítimo 150 (5)
1982–1989 Porto 99 (1)
1989–1990 Rio Ave 5 (0)
1990–1992 Ovarense 20 (0)
National team
1980–1987 Portugal 8 (0)
Teams managed
1992–1994 Ovarense
1995–1996 Aves
1996–1998 Maia
1999 União Madeira
2000–2001 Vilanovense
2001–2002 Bragança
2002–2003 Benfica Castelo Branco
2003–2004 Nogueirense
2005–2006 Vila Meã
2006–2007 Lourosa
2007–2008 Arrifanense
2008–2009 Vila Meã
2009–2010 Candal
2010–2012 Maia Lidador
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Eduardo Luís Marques Kruss Gomes (born 6 December 1955), known as Eduardo Luís, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central defender, and a current coach.

Club career[edit]

Born in Loures, Eduardo Luís started playing professionally for C.S. Marítimo after unsuccessfully emerging through S.L. Benfica's youth system. He re-signed with the Reds for the 1975–76 season, but only appeared in three top division games and subsequently returned to the Madeira club, helping it promote from the second level at the first attempt and proceeding to only miss two league matches in the following four top flight campaigns combined.

In 1981 Marítimo was once again in division two, and Luís appeared in all the games for the club en route to another promotion. In the ensuing off-season he joined top level giants F.C. Porto, being regularly used in two of his seven years with the northern side; his best output was in 1986–87 as he appeared in 27 contests (one goal) for the second-placed team, which also reached the semifinals of the Portuguese Cup, and added the season's European Cup, with the player appearing the full 90 minutes of the 2–1 final win against FC Bayern Munich.

In 1989, aged 33, Eduardo Luís left Porto and signed for Rio Ave F.C. in the second division. He then dropped down to the third level to join A.D. Ovarense, helping to promotion in the first year and retaining of division status in the following, after which he retired from football.

Luís started managing one year after retiring, starting with his last team as a player. In the following years he was in charge of more than ten teams in all three major levels of Portuguese football, his biggest achievement being leading C.D. Aves to the fourth position of the second division in 1995–96 (no promotion though).

International career[edit]

Making his debut for Portugal in 1980, Eduardo Luís went on to win eight caps in seven years. He was selected to the squad that appeared at UEFA Euro 1984, being an unused member for the eventual semifinalists.

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