Alfredo Castro (footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Alfredo da Silva Castro
Date of birth (1962-10-05) 5 October 1962 (age 56)
Place of birth Vila do Conde, Portugal
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1978–1981 Rio Ave
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1984 Rio Ave 56 (0)
1984–1998 Boavista 253 (0)
Total 309 (0)
National team
1994–1996 Portugal 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alfredo da Silva Castro (born 5 October 1962), known simply as Alfredo, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

He played 309 Primeira Liga matches during 17 seasons, representing Rio Ave and Boavista.

Club career[edit]

Alfredo was born in Vila do Conde. After emerging through the youth system of hometown's Rio Ave F.C. he went on to represent Boavista FC, being an undisputed starter for the latter for more than a Primeira Liga decade.

After his retirement in 1998, at nearly 36, Alfredo served as goalkeeping coach for his last club as it achieved its only national league conquest in 2001. During his playing spell with the Porto side he won four major titles in the 90s, two Portuguese Cups and as many domestic Supercups.

In the 2009–10 season, shortly after leaving Boavista, Alfredo returned to his first team Rio Ave, again being in charge of their goalkeepers. He also worked in that capacity with CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu in Romania.

International career[edit]

Alfredo earned three caps for Portugal during two years, and was in roster for the UEFA Euro 1996 tournament.



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