Raul Águas

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Raul Águas
Personal information
Full name Raul António Águas
Date of birth (1949-01-12) 12 January 1949 (age 65)
Place of birth Lobito, Angola
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1971 Benfica 15 (3)
1971–1972 Académica 17 (3)
1972–1975 União Tomar 59 (12)
1975–1977 Mechelen 66 (29)
1977–1979 Lierse 65 (21)
1979–1982 Oliveira Bairro 80 (58)
1982–1983 Portimonense 26 (10)
1983–1984 Chaves
Teams managed
1984–1988 Chaves
1988–1989 Boavista
1989–1990 Sporting CP
1990 Braga
1990–1991 Boavista
1991–1994 Vitória Setúbal
1994–1995 Paços Ferreira
1995–1996 Marítimo
1996–1998 Portugal (assistant)
1998–1999 Académica
2003–2004 CSKA Moscow (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Raul António Águas (born 12 January 1949 in Lobito, Portuguese Angola) is a Portuguese retired football striker and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Águas started his career having an unsuccessful spell at S.L. Benfica, moving after three years to Académica de Coimbra. He finished his career in 1984 at the age of 35, after stints for U.F.C.I. Tomar, Belgium's KV Mechelen and Lierse SK,[1] Oliveira do Bairro SC, Portimonense S.C. and Grupo Desportivo de Chaves.

Over the course of seven seasons, Águas amassed Portuguese top division totals of 117 games and 28 goals.

Coaching career[edit]

Águas would have a more prominent career as manager, starting with his last club, and helping the lowly northern side qualify for the UEFA Cup in 1987 after it finished an all-time best fifth in the league. After his exploits with the team, he moved to fellow top level outfit Boavista F.C. early into the 1988–89 season.

After a third place with Sporting Clube de Portugal in 1990, being one of three managers during the season,[2] Águas successively managed Sporting de Braga, Vitória de Setúbal – four years, two in the second divisionF.C. Paços de Ferreira and C.S. Marítimo.

In 1995, he joined António Oliveira's staff as the Portuguese national team prepared for UEFA Euro 1996, retaining his assistant post under the next coach, former Benfica player and manager Artur Jorge; after the team's failure to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the pair was sacked.

Águas then returned to club action with former side Académica, for one year, then spent four years out of professional football, after which he was again assistant to Artur Jorge, now with PFC CSKA Moscow in Russia.

Personal[edit]

Águas' uncle, José Águas, as well as his cousin Rui, played with great success for Benfica and Portugal. The latter also represented F.C. Porto, winning accolades there as well.

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