António Henriques Jesus Oliveira

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António Oliveira
Personal information
Full name António Henriques Fonseca de Jesus Oliveira
Date of birth (1958-06-08) 8 June 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth Moita, Portugal
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Sweeper
Youth career
1974–1976 1º Maio Sarilhense
1976–1978 Rosairense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 CUF 30 (3)
1980–1982 Quimigal 49 (4)
1982–1983 Marítimo 30 (1)
1983–1987 Benfica 98 (3)
1987–1990 Marítimo 91 (9)
1990–1994 Beira-Mar 133 (1)
Total 431 (21)
National team
1983–1989 Portugal 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

António Henriques Fonseca de Jesus Oliveira (born 8 June 1958) is a retired Portuguese professional footballer who played as a sweeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Moita, Setúbal District, Oliveira made his top division debuts at already 24, with C.S. Marítimo, after several seasons in the second level with G.D. Fabril (under two different denominations). Even though the Madeira team was relegated from the top flight at the end of the 1982–83 campaign, he was immediately bought by S.L. Benfica.

With Benfica, Oliveira started in two out of his four seasons, helping them to two leagues and three domestic cups after which he returned to Marítimo, where he would play until 1990.

Oliveira then moved to another club in the top flight, Aveiro's S.C. Beira-Mar, and retired at the end of 1993–94 at the age of 36 having amassed top level totals of 352 games and 14 goals.

International career[edit]

Oliveira gained nine caps for Portugal, his debut coming on 8 June 1983 – the day of his 25th birthday – in a 0–4 friendly loss to Brazil in Coimbra.

He was a member of the team that competed in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, being an unused substitute as the national side exited in the group stage. Oliveira's last match was played on 26 March 1989 in a 3–1 win against Switzerland in Lisbon, for the 1990 World Cup qualifiers.[1]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ António OliveiraFIFA competition record

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