Francisco Rodrigues (Portuguese footballer)

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Not to be confused with Francisco Palmeiro.
Francisco Rodrigues
Personal information
Full name Francisco Rodrigues
Date of birth (1914-07-26)26 July 1914
Date of death Deceased
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1939 Vitória Setúbal 28 (11)
1939–1942 Benfica 47 (49)
1942–1946 Vitória Setúbal 47 (54)
Total 122 (114)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Francisco Rodrigues (26 July 1914[1] – date of death unknown) was a Portuguese footballer who played as a forward.


Rodrigues played for Benfica between 1939 and 1942, and moved to Vitória de Setúbal where he won two Bota de Prata awards (league top scorer), becoming the first player to win it two straight outright times.[2] While at Benfica, he scored 9 goals against city rivals, Sporting CP.[3]


  1. ^ Malheiro, João (November 2009). O Império Vermelho - A história completa do Benfica [The Red Empire - The complete history of Benfica] (in Portuguese). Statistics by Rui Malheiro. Portugal: QuidNovi. p. 48. ISBN 978-989-628-170-0. 
  2. ^ Claro, Paulo (16 June 2016). "Portugal – List of Topscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  3. ^ The best scorers ever (archived). Retrieved 5 October 2016

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