Águas with Benfica in 1962
José Pinto Carvalho Santos Águas
Date of birth
9 November 1930
Place of birth
Date of death
10 December 2000
Place of death
1.81 m (5 ft
11 in) 1⁄ 2
1944–1948 Lusitano Lobito
1948–1950 Lusitano Lobito
Austria Vienna 7
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
José Pinto de Carvalho Santos Águas ( Portuguese pronunciation: ; 9 November 1930 – 10 December 2000) was a Portuguese [ʒuˈzɛ ˈaɡwɐʃ] footballer who played as a striker.
He enjoyed a lengthy professional spell with
Benfica, never scoring less than 18 goals in 12 of his 13 first division seasons.
Lobito, Portuguese Angola, Portuguese Empire from a white colonial family, Águas started his footballing career with local team Lusitano do Lobito, before moving to S.L. Benfica in 1950 where he gained legendary status.
Lisbon and national powerhouse he won the league five times (1955, 1957, 1960, 1961 and 1963) and the domestic cup seven, also being crowned national league's top scorer on five occasions. In the years previous to Eusébio's explosion he was also instrumental in the club's back-to-back European Cup conquests, in 1961 against FC Barcelona ( 3–2), and the next season against Real Madrid ( 5–3), scoring his team's first goal on both occasions and being club captain; he failed to complete a hat-trick of wins in the competition after the 1–2 defeat to A.C. Milan in the 1963 final (he did not play).
Portugal Águas made his debut on 23 November 1952 in a 1–1 draw with Austria, and went on to gain a total of 25 caps, netting 11 times. His last appearance was on 17 May 1962 a 1–2 defeat against Belgium.
After leaving Benfica Águas, aged 33, played one more season for
FK Austria Wien, retiring the next summer. He died in the Portuguese capital at 70.
Personal [ edit ]
Rui, also a footballer and a striker, played with great individual success for Benfica and the national team. He also represented F.C. Porto, scoring 30 goals in two league seasons.
His daughter, Helena Maria, aka
Lena D'Água, had a career in pop music, mainly in the 1980s.
Career statistics [ edit ]
International goals [ edit ]
Honours [ edit ]
European Cup (2): 1960–61, 1961–62; Runner-up 1962–63
Primeira Liga (5): 1954–55, 1956–57, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1962–63
Taça de Portugal (7): 1950–51, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1958–59, 1961–62; Runner-up 1957–58
Manager [ edit ]
Segunda Divião (1): 1967–68
Individual [ edit ]
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