In the 1945–46 campaign, as the Lisbon-based side won its first and only national championship, Quaresma scored 14 goals in 22 games. He retired on 5 October 1948 at only 30 years of age, following a game against neighbouring Sporting Clube de Portugal (4–1 home win, two goals), then acted as his main club's coach during the same campaign, leading it to the third position; he worked with the youth sides in the following years.
Quaresma died in his hometown of Barreiro on 2 December 2011, at the age of 94. He was the great-uncle of another footballer, Ricardo Quaresma, who played with individual and team success for F.C. Porto, also being an international.