Carlos Lisboa

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Carlos Lisboa
Personal information
Born (1958-07-23) 23 July 1958 (age 59)
Praia, Cape Verde
Nationality Portuguese
Listed height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Career information
Playing career 1976–1996
Position Guard / Forward
Number 7
Coaching career 1996–present
Career history
As player:
1975–1982 Sporting CP
1982–1984 CA Queluz
1984–1996 Benfica
As coach:
1996–1997 Estoril Praia
1997–1999 Benfica
2001–2004 Aveiro Basket
2011–2017 Benfica

Carlos Humberto Lehman de Almeida Benholiel Lisboa Santos (born 23 July 1958), known as Carlos Lisboa, is a former Portuguese basketball player and coach.[1] He is usually considered the best Portuguese basketball player of all-time.[2] He played as a guard and as a forward. As a coach, he most notably led Benfica from 2011 to 2017, winning 21 major titles.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Praia, Cape Verde, from a Jewish origin metropolitan Portuguese father and a German origin mother (Fernanda Lisboa Santos), Lisboa spent his youth in Mozambique, coming to Portugal in 1974. He started his basketball career in the then Portuguese colony, at the youth levels of Sporting Lourenço Marques. After his coming to Portugal, he played at the youth categories of Sporting CP, entering the first team, still at the youth level. He would be a leading name for Sporting, from 1975 to 1982, where he won three National Championships and two Cups of Portugal. He played at C.A. Queluz for the two following seasons, winning a Championship and a Cup of Portugal.[2]

Lisboa however would achieve the greatest success of his long career as a Benfica player, playing there from 1984 to 1996, ending it aged 38 years old. During this period, he went to win ten National Championship titles and five Cups of Portugal, 4 League Cups and 3 Portuguese Super Cup.[2]

He played 46 times for Portugal, from 1977 to 1992, but unfortunately never had the chance to show his talent at a major competition. The highest point of his career at this level was his presence at the Pre-Olympic Tournament in 1992, where Portugal finished 5th of six national teams.

After ending his player career, he became a coach, having coached Estoril Praia, Benfica (twice), and Aveiro Basket.



Sporting CP
CA Queluz




  1. ^ "Carlos Lisboa: "São jogos bastante diferentes"" ["They are quite different games"]. SL Benfica (in Portuguese). 12 November 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Carlos Lisboa estreou-se há 30 anos nos Seniores SL Benfica" [Carlos Lisboa debuted 30 years ago for SL Benfica] (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. 10 November 2014. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 

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