Fernando Cabrita

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Fernando Cabrita
Personal information
Full nameFernando da Silva Cabrita
Date of birth(1923-05-01)1 May 1923
Place of birthLagos, Portugal
Date of death22 September 2014(2014-09-22) (aged 91)
Playing positionStriker
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1942–1951Olhanense
1951–1953Angers
1953–1957S.C. Covilhã
National team
1945–1957Portugal7(1)
Teams managed
1954–1958Unhais da Serra
1959–1960Portimonense
1967–1968Benfica
1970–1972União de Tomar
1973–1974Benfica
1977–1979Beira-Mar
1980Rio Ave
1981Rio Ave
1981–1982Académico de Viseu
1983–1984Portugal
1984–1986Penafiel
1986–1987Estrela da Amadora
1987–1988Raja Casablanca
1988–1989Académico de Viseu
1990–1991Raja Casablanca
1992Esperança de Lagos
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fernando da Silva Cabrita (1 May 1923 – 22 September 2014) was a Portuguese football player and manager.[1]

He played as a forward for teams like Olhanense[1], Angers and Sporting da Covilhã,[2] but he still had 7 caps for the Portugal national team. His debut for Portugal was in a 2–2 draw against Spain on 11 March 1945, and his last game was a 0–3 lost to Brazil on 16 June 1957, when he was aged 34.[3]

He managed ten Portuguese clubs, most notably Benfica in 1967–68, helping the club to win the league title.[4][5] He was also Portugal's manager for nine matches in the 1983–84 season,[6] after the resignation of Otto Glória.[7] He led a technical commission with three other members: Toni, António Morais and José Augusto. He achieved Portugal's first ever qualification to the UEFA European Championship finals, in 1984, where Portugal reached the semi-finals, losing 2–3 to France in extra-time.

He died on 22 September 2014.[5]

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