Albano (footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Albano Narciso Pereira
Date of birth (1922-12-21)21 December 1922
Place of birth Seixal, Portugal
Date of death 5 March 1990(1990-03-05) (aged 67)
Place of death Portugal
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941–1943 Seixal
1943–1957 Sporting CP 242 (117)
National team
1947–1954 Portugal 15 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Albano Narciso Pereira (21 December 1922 – 5 March 1990), known simply as Albano, was a Portuguese footballer who played as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Seixal, Setúbal District, Albano joined Sporting Clube de Portugal in 1943 at the age of 20, from local Seixal FC. During his spell with the Lisbon club, he appeared in 334 games all competitions comprised and scored 162 goals, being part of an attacking line dubbed Cinco Violinos (Five Violins) that also included António Jesus Correia, Fernando Peyroteo, José Travassos and Manuel Vasques and winning eight Primeira Liga championships and four Taça de Portugal trophies.

In the 1952–53 season, Albano netted a career-best 19 goals to help the Lions win the domestic league ahead of S.L. Benfica. He retired in 1957 at the age of 34, subsequently returning to his hometown.[1]

International career[edit]

Albano won 15 caps for the Portuguese national team during seven years, scoring three times. His debut came on 5 January 1947 in a 2–2 friendly draw with Switzerland, in the Portuguese capital.


  1. ^ "O dia em que os cinco violinos marcaram 12 golos" [The day the five violins scored 12 goals] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

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