Frederico Sousa

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Frederico Sousa
Date of birth (1978-08-18) August 18, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Lisbon
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb; 13.1 st)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2000-2007  Portugal 47 (20)
Coaching career
Years Club / team
2013-2014  Portugal
Rugby union career

Frederico Abreu Sousa (born Lisbon, 18 August 1978) is a former Portuguese rugby union player and a current coach. He played as a centre.

His team was Direito. He's one of the most experienced players for the Portuguese squad, and was a member of his country squad that entered the 2007 Rugby World Cup finals. He played three matches, with Scotland, Italy and Romania.

He had 47 caps for his National Team, from 2000 to 2007, with 4 tries scored, 20 points in aggregate.

He was the head coach of the Portugal national rugby team from 2013, but was replaced by João Luís Pinto in July 2014.

Sousa is also the coach of representative team Lusitanos XV that compete in the European Challenge Cup since 2013.[1]


  1. ^ "Sousa hoping Lusitanos XV will learn". 9 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
New Zealand Errol Brain
Portugal National Rugby Union Coach
Succeeded by
Portugal João Luís Pinto