Emílio Peixe

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Emílio Peixe
Personal information
Full name Emílio Manuel Delgado Peixe
Date of birth (1973-01-16) 16 January 1973 (age 46)
Place of birth Nazaré, Portugal
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Portugal (youth)
Youth career
1983–1986 Nazarenos
1986–1991 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1995 Sporting CP 104 (2)
1995 Sevilla 5 (0)
1996–1997 Sporting CP 20 (1)
1997–2002 Porto 37 (1)
2002Alverca (loan) 7 (0)
2002–2004 Benfica 2 (0)
2003–2004União Leiria (loan) 2 (0)
Total 177 (4)
National team
1988–1989 Portugal U16 16 (1)
1989 Portugal U17 6 (0)
1988–1990 Portugal U18 18 (0)
1990–1991 Portugal U20 11 (0)
1991–1994 Portugal U21 15 (0)
1996 Portugal U23 6 (0)
1991–1993 Portugal 12 (0)
Teams managed
2008– Portugal (youth)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Emílio Manuel Delgado Peixe (born 16 January 1973) is a retired Portuguese footballer who played mainly as a defensive midfielder.

A member of the dubbed Golden Generation who hailed from the Portugal youth teams,[1] he was one of the few to have represented all three major clubs in the country, Sporting, Porto and Benfica.

Over the course of 14 seasons, Peixe amassed Primeira Liga totals of 172 games and four goals.

Football career[edit]

Born in Nazaré, Peixe emerged from Sporting Clube de Portugal's prolific youth ranks, making his first-team debuts shortly after another club great, Luís Figo. In the 1991 summer, already firmly established in the club's starting XI, he was essential in helping the national under-20s win the FIFA World Cup in Lisbon, where he also received the Golden Ball.[2]

After helping Sporting, with Figo, to the 1995 Taça de Portugal, Peixe moved abroad to Sevilla FC, accompanying coach Toni. However, grossly unsettled, he left in the immediate winter transfer window, returning to the Lions but never regaining his previous form.

Peixe then played five seasons at FC Porto,[3] with a six-month loan spell with F.C. Alverca in between. He retired in June 2004, after unassuming one-season stints with S.L. Benfica and U.D. Leiria.[4]

Also internationally, Peixe gained 12 caps with the full side, all between 18–20 years old.[5] He also helped Portugal finish fourth at the 1996 Summer Olympics.[6]

In 2008, Peixe returned to the national team, being charged with coaching the under-16s. In the following years he worked with several of its youth sides, as both head and assistant manager.







  1. ^ "Geração de ouro faz 20 anos" [Golden generation celebrates 20th birthday]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 20 August 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  2. ^ Portugal 1991: Back-to-back triumph for hosts Archived 25 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine.; at FIFA.com
  3. ^ Squad 2000–01; at EUFO
  4. ^ "Rescisões estão difíceis" [Rescisions are difficult]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 June 2004. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  5. ^ Top internacionalizações (International caps list) Archived 24 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.; at SAPO (in Portuguese)
  6. ^ Emílio PeixeFIFA competition record (archive)

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