José Pereira (footballer)

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José Pereira (born 15 September 1931) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Born in Torres Vedras, Lisbon District, Pereira played at club level for C.F. Os Belenenses (1954–67) and S.C. Beira-Mar (1967–71), appearing in 253 top division games with the former and retiring with the latter at almost 40.

He earned 11 caps for Portugal, making his debut on 19 April 1965 in a 1–0 away win against Turkey for the 1966 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, at the age of nearly 34. In the finals in England, manager Otto Glória picked Joaquim Carvalho for the first game against Hungary, who finished with a 3–1 success, but Pereira would be first-choice for the remainder of the tournament, with the national team finishing in a best-ever third place;[1] he played his last international on 13 November 1966 aged 35, appearing in a 1–2 loss against Sweden for the UEFA Euro 1968 qualifying stage.


  1. ^ José PereiraFIFA competition record

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