Eduardo Almeida

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Eduardo Almeida
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Almeida in 2009
Personal information
Full name Eduardo Filipe Arroja Almeida
Date of birth (1978-03-22) 22 March 1978 (age 40)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Teams managed
Years Team
2001–2003 Benfica U16 (Assistant manager)
2003–2004 Benfica U16
2004–2005 União Almeirim U19
2005–2007 Atlético do Cacém (Assistant manager)
2007–2008 South China (Assistant manager)
2008–2009 Atlético do Cacém
2009–2010 African Lyon
2010–2011 Real (Assistant manager)
2011–2012 Naval (Assistant manager)
2012–2013 A.S.C.
2013–2014 T-Team
2014 Kozármisleny
2014 African Lyon
2014–2015 Lanexang United
2015–2016 Pinhalnovense
2016 Angrense
2017–2018 Melaka United

Eduardo Filipe Arroja Almeida (born 22 March 1978), commonly known as Eduardo Almeida, is a Portuguese football manager.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

Eduardo holds the UEFA Pro Licence, the highest football coaching qualification. He received the UEFA Pro Licence in 2011 from the Portuguese Football Federation. He also holds a degree in Sports and Physical Education from the Universidade Lusófona.

Portugal[edit]

He began his managerial career in 2001 as the assistant manager of the U-16 team of Portuguese club S.L. Benfica. He worked as an assistant to former Portuguese international, José Luís. Later in 2003 he was appointed as the head coach of the U-17 team of Benfica. In a four-year long spell, he worked at the grassroots level of the club and helped in the development of young footballers.

In 2004, he was appointed as the head coach of the U-19 team of Almeirim-based side, União Futebol Clube de Almeirim on a one-year contract.

He then moved to Agualva-Cacém in 2005 where he signed a two-year contract to be appointed as the assistant manager of Portuguese Third Division side, Atlético Clube do Cacém where he worked as an assistant to Portuguese football manager Pedro Valido.

Hong Kong[edit]

He first moved out of Portugal in 2007 to Hong Kong where he was appointed as the manager of Hong Kong First Division League side, South China AA. In his short spell in Hong Kong, he helped his side win the 2007–08 Hong Kong First Division League and the 2007–08 Hong Kong League Cup.

Back to Portugal[edit]

He moved back to Portugal in 2008 and was appointed as the manager of his former club, Atlético Cacém.

Tanzania[edit]

He again moved out of Portugal in 2009 to Tanzania where he was appointed as the manager of Tanzanian Premier League side, African Lyon F.C.[2] He helped the Dar es Salaam-based side secure the 5th position in the 2009-10 season of the Tanzanian Premier League.

Back to Portugal[edit]

After a short spell in Tanzania, he moved back to Portugal in 2010 where he was appointed as the assistant manager of Portuguese Second Division side, Real S.C. where he worked as an assistant to Portuguese football manager Jorge Amaral Rodrigues.

He then moved to Figueira da Foz in 2011 where he was appointed as the assistant manager of Associação Naval 1º de Maio on a one-year contract. He worked as an assistant to former Brazilian international, Carlos Mozer.

In 2012, he moved to Reguengos de Monsaraz where he was appointed as the manager of Atlético S.C. on a one-year contract.

Malaysia[edit]

After a three year long spell in Portugal, he moved out to Malaysia where he signed a one-year contract to be appointed as the manager of Malaysia Super League side, T–Team F.C.[3][4] He was appointed as a replacement for former West Ham United F.C. player, Peter Butler and was given the responsibility of avoiding relegation to the Malaysia Premier League.

Hungary[edit]

In December 2014, he moved out to Hungary where on 17 December, he was appointed as the manager of Kozármisleny-based Nemzeti Bajnokság II side, Kozármisleny SE on a short term contract.[5] He helped his side secure 13 points in 14 matches in a short-spell at the club, emerging victorious against Szolnoki MÁV FC, Várda SE and Hungarian club Békéscsaba 1912 Előre.[6][7][8]

Back to Tanzania[edit]

He moved back to Tanzania and to his former club African Lyon in 2014.

Laos[edit]

In December 2014, he made a far away move to Laos where he was appointed as the manager of Lao Premier League side, Lanexang United F.C.[9][10] In his short spell at the Vientiane-based side, he helped them secure the 2nd position in the 2015 Lao Premier League.

Back to Portugal[edit]

He moved back to Portugal in December 2015 and was appointed as the manager of Campeonato de Portugal side, C.D. Pinhalnovense on a one-year contract.[11] He helped his side avoid relegation to Portuguese District Championships securing major wins against SR Almancilense[12] and F.C. Barreirense.[13] He parted company with the Pinhal Novo-based side without any loss and 2 wins in the 2016–17 Campeonato de Portugal.

He moved to Angra do Heroísmo in October 2016 where on 31 October he was appointed as the manager of another Campeonato de Portugal side, S.C. Angrense.[14]

Back To Malaysia[edit]

On June 2017 marks his return to Malaysia when he was appointed as the new head coach of Melaka United. However he was sacked in May 2018 after a string of poor results which sees the team hovering at the bottom of the league table.[15]

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