José Maria Pedroto

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José Maria Pedroto
Personal information
Date of birth (1928-10-21)21 October 1928
Place of birth Almacave, Portugal
Date of death 8 January 1985(1985-01-08) (aged 56)
Place of death Porto, Portugal
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1949 Leixões
1949–1950 Lusitano VRSA
1950–1952 Belenenses
1952–1960 Porto
National team
Portugal
Teams managed
1962–1964 Académica de Coimbra
1964–1965 Leixões
1965–1966 Varzim
1966–1969 Porto
1969–1974 Vitória FC
1974–1976 Boavista
1974–1977 Portugal
1976–1980 Porto
1981–1982 Vitória SC
1982–1984 Porto
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

José Maria Carvalho Pedroto, OIH (21 October 1928[1] – 8 January 1985), was a Portuguese footballer and coach.

Player[edit]

Pedroto was born in Almacave, Lamego, Portugal.

A right midfielder, he played for Leixões SC, Lusitano VRSA, Belenenses and FC Porto. He was capped 17 times for Portugal, 1 with Belenenses and 16 with FC Porto. His first game was on April 20, 1954, a 3–0 loss to France, in a friendly match, and his last game, on December 22, 1957, a 3–0 loss to the Italy, in Milan, in a World Cup qualifying match.

Manager[edit]

His career continued in style in Académica Coimbra, where he was replaced by Mário Wilson,[2] Varzim SC (after being sacked by Leixões), and in 1969 he had his first stint with Porto, winning a domestic cup. After that, he went to Vitória Setúbal.

Four years later, in 1974 Pedroto joined Porto side Boavista FC, winning two cups and reaching a second place in the league. In 1978, he returned to Porto, which had been in a 19-year title drought.

Honours[edit]

Porto
Boavista

References[edit]

Preceded by
Portugal José Augusto
Portugal national football team manager
1973–1976
Succeeded by
Portugal Juca
Preceded by
Portugal Fernando Vaz
Cup of Portugal Winning Coach
1967–68
Succeeded by
Brazil Otto Glória
Preceded by
Portugal Mário Lino
Cup of Portugal Winning Coach
1974–75
Succeeded by
Portugal José Maria Pedroto
Preceded by
Portugal José Maria Pedroto
Cup of Portugal Winning Coach
1975–76
Succeeded by
Portugal José Maria Pedroto
Preceded by
Portugal José Maria Pedroto
Cup of Portugal Winning Coach
1976–77
Succeeded by
Portugal Rodrigues Dias
Preceded by
Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson
Cup of Portugal Winning Coach
1983–84
Succeeded by
Hungary Pal Csernai
Preceded by
Portugal António Oliveira
Portuguese SuperCup Winning Coach
1983–84
Succeeded by
Portugal Artur Jorge