Hélder Lourenço

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Hélder Lourenço
Personal information
Full name Hélder Fernandes Lourenço
Date of birth (1954-08-04) 4 August 1954 (age 63)
Place of birth Alvor, Portugal
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1977 Torralta
1977–1980 Portimonense 0 (0)
1980–1981 Esperança Lagos
1981–1983 Portimonense 2 (0)
1983–1984 União Madeira
1984–1985 Torralta
1985–1986 Esperança Lagos
1986–1987 Imortal
1987–1988 Alvorense
1988–1989 Lagoa
1989–1992 Alvorense
1992–1993 Mexilhoeira Grande
1993–2004 Alvorense
2004–2006 Armacenenses
2006–2013 Alvorense
2013–2014 Figueirense
2014–2015 Mexilhoeira Grande
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Hélder Fernandes Lourenço (born 4 August 1954) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Born in Alvor (Portimão), Algarve, Lourenço started playing for local G.D. Torralta, going on to spend five seasons with the team in his first spell, two in the third division. In 1981–82, in the second of his two stints with Algarve neighbours Portimonense SC, he appeared in two games in the Primeira Liga,[1] with his team finishing in sixth position; he was also part of the roster in the following year.[2]

Lourenço's last spell with the professionals was in the 1984–85 campaign with first club Torralta, in second level. Subsequently, he moved to the lower leagues (including the regional divisions), representing mainly A.C.R. Alvorense 1º Dezembro – previously known as Grupo Desportivo Recreativo Alvorense – and playing until well past his 50s.[3]


  1. ^ "Época 1981/82: Primeira Divisão" [1981/82 season: First Division] (in Portuguese). Arquivos da Bola. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Época 1982/83: Primeira Divisão" [1982/83 season: First Division] (in Portuguese). Arquivos da Bola. 8 June 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Guarda redes de 57 anos "é elástico como um gato"" [57-year-old goalkeeper "has cat-like reflexes"] (in Portuguese). RTP. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 

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