|Full name||Ernesto de Figueiredo|
|Date of birth||6 July 1937|
|Place of birth||Tomar, Portugal|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Tomar, Santarém District, Figueiredo arrived at Sporting Clube de Portugal in the summer of 1960 from amateurs União Desportiva e Recreativa de Cernache, aged already 23. He scored 18 goals in only 23 games in his first season with his new team, good enough for Primeira Liga runner-up accolades.
At the end of the 1965–66 campaign, Figueiredo finished joint-top scorer alongside S.L. Benfica's Eusébio – both at 25 goals – but his team won the league by one point. During his spell with the Lions, he netted 147 times in 232 competitive matches; additionally, in the 1963–64 edition of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, he featured in the final against MTK Budapest FC, won after a replay and with the player scoring twice in the first clash (3–3 draw).
Figueiredo earned six caps for Portugal, making his debut on 21 June 1966 in a friendly match with Denmark. He was selected by manager Otto Glória for his 1966 FIFA World Cup squad, being an unused member for the third-placed team.
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