|Full name||António dos Santos Ferreira André|
|Date of birth||24 December 1957|
|Place of birth||Vila do Conde, Portugal|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He gained notoriety for his tough tackling which on occasion bordered on the violent, and is best known for his lengthy spell with Porto, with which he won several domestic and continental accolades.
At the age of 13, André entered hometown Rio Ave FC's youth system, as he complemented the sporting activities with fishing in the high sea, in which his family was involved – it was also one of the main activities at Vila do Conde, where he was born.
In 1978, André signed his first professional contract, also up north with Varzim SC, although he continued to work with his family. Still, he produced four solid seasons at the club, scoring a career-high ten goals in 1983–84.
Under the advice of legendary club manager José Maria Pedroto, FC Porto signed André in that summer. After initial difficulties due to injuries, he was firmly installed in the side's central midfield, remaining there for nine consecutive years and helping the team win 19 titles overall.
In his last two years, André was challenged for position by the player who regarded him as his role model, Paulinho Santos, and appeared less. He retired at the age of 37, winning the Primeira Liga in his last season as Porto was managed by Bobby Robson, in what would be the first of five consecutive national titles for the club.
André retired in June 1995 with 379 games in the main division, scoring 41 goals and adding to that 48 matches with four goals in European competition. He then continued to work with Porto, as an assistant for several coaches; he was chosen by Portuguese sports newspaper Record as one of the best 100 Portuguese football players ever.
|1||29 March 1989||Estádio José Alvalade (1956), Lisbon, Portugal||Angola||3–0||6–0||Friendly|
António's younger brother Mário also played several seasons for Varzim, including three at the top level.
- European Cup: 1986–87
- UEFA Super Cup: 1987
- Intercontinental Cup: 1987
- Primeira Liga: 1984–85, 1985–86, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1994–95
- Taça de Portugal: 1987–88, 1990–91, 1993–94
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994
- Dias, Rui – Record – 100 Melhores do Futebol Português – Volume I (Record – The 100 best of Portuguese Football); EDISPORT, 2002
- "André André: a cópia perfeita que o FC Porto não quis" [André André: the perfect copy FC Porto did not want]. Mais Futebol. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2015.