Ernesto Figueiredo

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Ernesto Figueiredo
Personal information
Full name Ernesto de Figueiredo
Date of birth (1937-07-06) 6 July 1937 (age 81)
Place of birth Tomar, Portugal
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1956 Matrena
1956–1959 União Tomar
1959–1960 Cernache
1960–1968 Sporting CP 155 (101)
1968–1970 Vitória Setúbal 41 (15)
National team
1966–1969 Portugal 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ernesto de Figueiredo (born 6 July 1937) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a striker.

Club career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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).[3]

Nicknamed Altafini of Cernache during his spell at the Estádio José Alvalade,[2] Figueiredo retired in 1970 after two years with Vitória de Setúbal also in the top division, aged 33.

International career[edit]

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.[4]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sporting

International[edit]

Portugal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viação Sernache; Antigos Alunos IVZ, 19 March 2010 (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ a b Pereira, Sérgio (21 November 2014). "Memórias de um grande leão com Eusébio e Coluna à mistura" [Memoirs of a great lion with Eusébio and Coluna in the mix] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  3. ^ "1963/64: Sporting at the second attempt". UEFA. 17 August 2001. Archived from the original on 19 May 2008. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  4. ^ "A lenda dos Magriços começou há 50 anos" [The legend of the Magriços started 50 years ago]. Expresso (in Portuguese). 13 July 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2017.

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