Manuel António

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Manuel António
Personal information
Full name Manuel António Leitão da Silva
Date of birth (1946-01-29) January 29, 1946 (age 68)
Place of birth Santo Tirso, Portugal
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1965 Académica 26 (21)
1965–1968 Porto 44 (31)
1968–1977 Académica 206 (84)
1977–1978 União Leiria
National team
1969 Portugal 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Manuel António Leitão da Silva (born 29 January 1946 in Santo Tirso, Porto), known as Manuel António, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a striker.

Football career[edit]

During his 13-year professional career, António played almost exclusively for two clubs: having started out at Académica de Coimbra, his excellent performances earned him a transfer – at only 19 – to national powerhouse Futebol Clube do Porto, where he appeared sparingly in three years (still managing to score regularly).

In 1968 Manuel António returned to Académica, being crowned the first division's topscorer in the first season in his second spell, with the Students finishing in sixth place. He all but saw out his career eight years later at the same club, still having a further four seasons in double digits; he gained four caps for Portugal.

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