António Caldas

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António Caldas
Personal information
Full name José António Caldas Oliveira
Date of birth (1959-05-01) 1 May 1959 (age 57)
Place of birth Braga, Portugal
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Sagrada Esperança (coach)
Youth career
1973–1978 Braga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979 Braga 0 (0)
1979–1980 Valdevez
1981–1984 Riopele
1984–1985 Vizela 10 (0)
1985–1986 Amarante
1986–1987 Lourosa
1987–1988 Lixa
1988–1992 Paços Ferreira 100 (1)
1992–1993 Leixões 29 (0)
1993–1994 União Madeira 0 (0)
1995 Leça 9 (0)
1995–1997 Leixões 4 (0)
Teams managed
1996–1998 Leixões
1998–1999 Braga (youth)
2001–2005 Braga B
2005–2006 Chaves
2007–2008 Braga (youth)
2007–2008 Braga
2010–2011 Benfica Huambo
2011–2012 Interclube
2013– Sagrada Esperança
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José António Caldas Oliveira (born 1 May 1959), known as Caldas, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and the current manager of Angolan club G.D. Sagrada Esperança.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Braga, Caldas played youth football with local S.C. Braga. He spent most of his career in the second division or lower league football, during a 19-year professional career.

Caldas' input in the Primeira Liga consisted of ten games for F.C. Vizela in the 1984–85 season (team relegation),[1] and 16 for F.C. Paços de Ferreira in the 1991–92 campaign. He was also part of top flight squads with Braga and C.F. União, but failed to appear in the league for either club.

Managerial career[edit]

Caldas began coaching whilst still an active player, with Leixões SC. He subsequently returned to Braga, being in charge of both the youth and the reserve sides and helping launch the career of Eduardo Carvalho, who went on to gain several caps for Portugal.

In 2006–07, Caldas was one of three managers as G.D. Chaves finished dead last in division two. He returned to Braga afterwards, again being in charge of the under-19s, but after the sacking of Manuel Machado he was promoted to the main squad.

Caldas moved to Angola in 2010, where he coached S.H. Benfica (Huambo), G.D. Interclube[2] and G.D. Sagrada Esperança.


  1. ^ "Época 1984/85: Primeira Divisão" [1984/85 season: First Division] (in Portuguese). Arquivos da Bola. 24 June 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "António Caldas deixou o Interclube" [António Caldas left Interclube] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 

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