Fernando Cabrita

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Fernando Cabrita
Personal information
Full name Fernando da Silva Cabrita
Date of birth (1923-05-01)May 1, 1923
Place of birth Lagoa, Portugal
Date of death August 12, 1992(1992-08-12) (aged 69)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1942–1951 Olhanense
1951–1953 Angers
1953–1957 S.C. Covilhã
National team
1945–1957 Portugal 7 (1)
Teams managed
1954–1958 Unhais da Serra
1959–1960 Portimonense
1967–1968 Benfica
1970–1972 União de Tomar
1973–1974 Benfica
1977–1979 Beira-Mar
1980 Rio Ave
1981 Rio Ave
1981–1982 Académico de Viseu
1983–1984 Portugal
1984–1986 Penafiel
1986–1987 Estrela da Amadora
1987–1988 Raja Casablanca
1988–1989 Académico de Viseu
1990–1991 Raja Casablanca
1992 Esperança de Lagos
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fernando da Silva Cabrita (May 1, 1923 – August 12, 1992[1]) was a Portuguese footballer and football manager.

He played as a forward for teams like Olhanense[1] and Sporting da Covilhã,[2] but he still had 7 caps for Portugal National Team, 4 for Olhanense and 3 for Sporting da Covilhã. His debut was at a 2–2 draw with Spain, in 11 March 1945, and his last game was a 0–3 lost to Brazil, in 16 June 1957, aged thirty-four.[3]

He managed a number of Portuguese sides.[4] He managed the National Team manager for nine games, in the season of 1983/84,[5] after the resignation of Otto Glória. He led a technical commission with three other members: Toni, António Morais and José Augusto. He achieved the first ever qualification for Portugal for the Euro Cup finals, in 1984, where Portugal reached the semi-finals, losing 2–3 with France, in extra-time.