Daúto Faquirá

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Personal information
Full name Daúto Xaharmame Amade Faquirá
Date of birth (1965-12-26) 26 December 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Inhambane, Mozambique
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1981–1983 Mem Martins
1983–1984 Sintrense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1992 Sintrense
Teams managed
1994–1999 Sintrense
1999–2002 Odivelas
2003–2005 Barreirense
2005 Estoril
2006–2008 Estrela Amadora
2008–2009 Vitória Setúbal
2010–2011 Olhanense
2013–2014 1º Agosto
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Daúto Xaharmame Amade Faquirá (born 26 December 1965) is a Mozambican retired footballer who played as a central defender, and a current manager.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Inhambane, Portuguese Mozambique, Faquirá only played organized football in Portugal, with S.U. Sintrense, signing in 1983 still as a junior. His biggest achievement as a professional happened in the 1989–90 season as the team competed in the second division, eventually suffering relegation.[1]

Having always represented the same club, Faquirá retired from football in June 1992, still not aged 27.

Coaching career[edit]

Faquirá started his manager career with his last team, at only 28. In 1999 he signed for another club in the Lisbon area, Odivelas F.C. in the regional leagues, achieving two consecutive promotions and being fired from his position five games into the 2002–03 campaign (one win, four draws).

Subsequently, Faquirá worked with another side in the third division, F.C. Barreirense: after a second place in his first year he led the Setúbal District team to the national championship, and promotion. His first coaching experience in level two happened in 2005 with G.D. Estoril Praia, but he found a club submerged in a deep economic crisis, eventually leaving it in December of that year, being one of three managers during that season as it finished in mid-table.

In 2006–07 Faquirá made his Primeira Liga debuts, with another Lisbon side, C.F. Estrela da Amadora, leading them to the ninth position and being named Revelation Coach of the Year. In his second season, in spite of tremendous economic problems (up to five months delay in salaries), he managed to maintain the squad in its entirety and lead it to another safe finish (13th).

Faquirá joined Vitória F.C. for 2008–09. On 14 January 2009, after a 1–2 home loss against Académica de Coimbra for the campaign's League Cup – the Setúbal-based team had also been defeated eight times in 14 games in the league – he was sacked.[2]

On 1 June 2010, after one year out of football, Faquirá replaced Académica-bound Jorge Costa at the helm of S.C. Olhanense.[3] He eventually led the Algarve team out of the relegation zone, but managed to rank as high as second after seven rounds, only behind eventual champions FC Porto.

On 30 December 2011, Faquirá resigned from Olhanense due to poor results, despite ranking tenth in the league. His resignation came one week after a loss in the Portuguese Cup against second division club U.D. Oliveirense.[4]

On 6 May 2013, Angola's C.D. Primeiro de Agosto announced Faquirá as Romeu Filemón's replacement, after the latter's dismissal. In April of the following year, he was sacked due to poor results.

Personal life[edit]

Faquirá has two university degrees in Physical Education and Sports from the Technical University of Lisbon, with majors in Ergonomics and Football. In addition, he also achieved the 4th level degree in the UEFA Pro Licence.

Faquirá speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish fluently.


  1. ^ "Época 1989/90: Segunda Divisão" [1989/90 Season: Second Division] (in Portuguese). Arquivos da Bola. 28 July 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Setubal sack Faquira; PortuGOAL, 14 January 2009
  3. ^ Faquira takes over at Olhanense; PortuGOAL, 1 June 2010
  4. ^ "Saída de Daúto já é oficial" [Daúto's departure is now official]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 30 December 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 

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