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Full name Carlos Manuel Oliveiros Silva
Date of birth (1959-03-09) 9 March 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth São João da Madeira, Portugal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1980 Sanjoanense
1980–1982 Águeda 53 (25)
1982–1989 Porto 84 (14)
1987–1988 Chaves (loan) 37 (9)
1989–1990 Braga 21 (1)
1990–1991 Espinho 23 (3)
1991–1995 Sanjoanense 43 (12)
National team
1984 Portugal 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Carlos Manuel Oliveiros da Silva, aka Vermelhinho (born 9 March 1959 in São João da Madeira), is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a left winger.

Football career[edit]

After beginning professionally with two lowly clubs, including local A.D. Sanjoanense, Vermelhinho signed for country giants F.C. Porto at the age of 23, in 1982. In the 1983–84 European Cup Winners' Cup he scored arguably his most important career goal, as Porto won 1–0 at Aberdeen (2–0 aggregate): in a foggy night, Vermelhinho netted through an amazing long-range lob, and went on to also play the entire final, lost 1–2 to Juventus FC.

Vermelhinho closed out his career at first club Sanjoanense at the age of 36, also having represented, in one-season spells, Desportivo de Chaves, Sporting de Braga and Sporting de Espinho. For Portugal he earned two caps, being picked for the squad at UEFA Euro 1984, where he did not leave the bench.

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