Hilário da Conceição

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Full name Hilário Rosário da Conceição
Date of birth (1939-03-19) 19 March 1939 (age 78)
Place of birth Lourenço Marques, Mozambique
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Atlético Lourenço Marques
1956–1957 Sporting Lourenço Marques
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958 Sporting Lourenço Marques
1958–1973 Sporting CP 331 (1)
National team
1959–1971 Portugal 40 (0)
Teams managed
1973–1974 Sporting CP (assistant)
1974–1975 Braga
1975–1976 Marítimo
1976–1977 Sanjoanense
1977 Braga
1979–1980 Braga
1980–1981 Leixões
1981 Águeda
1981–1982 Covilhã
1982–1983 Académico Viseu
1983–1984 Tirsense
1984–1987 Lusitânia
1987–1988 Praiense
1989 Ferroviário
1990–1991 Matchedje
1992–1993 Maxaquene
1994–1997 Sporting CP (assistant)
2003–2004 Sporting B
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Hilário Rosário da Conceição, OM (born 19 March 1939), known simply as Hilário (Portuguese pronunciation: [iˈlaɾiu]), is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as a left back.

He played his entire professional career with Sporting CP, appearing in nearly 450 official games and winning seven major trophies.[1]

An international for 12 years, Hilário represented the Portugal national team at the 1966 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lourenço Marques, Portuguese Mozambique, Hilário was first noticed at Sporting de Lourenço Marques as Eusébio, but the former signed for Sporting Clube de Portugal as the latter joined city rivals S.L. Benfica.

During 14 of the following 15 Primeira Liga seasons, Hilário was an undisputed starter for his team, winning three national championships and as many Portuguese Cups. He missed the club's conquest of the 1964 edition of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup,[2] due to a serious tibia injury contracted against Vitória F.C. just three days before the final against MTK Budapest FC.[1]

After ending his playing days, Hilário immediately embarked in a managerial career. This included his only spells in the Portuguese top division, with S.C. Braga in the 1976–77 and the 1979–80 campaigns, and assistant and B-side stints with Sporting.

International career[edit]

Hilário played for the first time with Portugal on 11 November 1959, in a 3–5 friendly loss with France. He went on earn a further 39 caps, his last game being on 17 February 1971 in a 0–3 loss against Belgium for the UEFA Euro 1972 qualifiers.

Hilário was called up for the 1966 FIFA World Cup by manager Otto Glória, featuring in all the matches for the third-placed team.[3]






  1. ^ a b "Hilário" (in Portuguese). Wiki Sporting. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "1963/64: Sporting at the second attempt". UEFA.com. 17 August 2001. Archived from the original on 19 May 2008. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "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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