José Augusto de Almeida
|Full name||José Augusto Pinto de Almeida|
|Date of birth||13 April 1937|
|Place of birth||Barreiro, Portugal|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1980–1987||Portugal (youth / U21)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Barreiro, Setúbal District, José Augusto started playing with local F.C. Barreirense, spending four seasons in the Primeira Liga with the club. In the 1959 summer he joined S.L. Benfica, going on to be part of the club's legendary offensive unit that also included Mário Coluna, Eusébio, António Simões and José Torres. He and his teammates won two European Cups, in 1961 and 1962, and still reached a further three finals in the decade; in the 1960–61 domestic league season he scored a career-best 24 goals in only 25 games, helping the side to the title.
José Augusto retired early into the 1969–70 campaign at the age of 32, immediately being named Benfica's head coach and leading Benfica to the second position behind Sporting Clube de Portugal. He subsequently worked with several clubs, including S.C. Farense and F.C. Penafiel in the top level.
José Augusto was selected for the 1966 FIFA World Cup squad, playing all games and netting three times for the eventual third-placed team, twice against Hungary in the opener (3–1, the first in the first minute) and once against North Korea in the quarterfinals (5–3).
As a manager, he had a two-year spell with the national side, leading it to the runner-up position in the Brazil Independence Cup and through the unsuccessful 1974 World Cup qualifying campaign. In the 80s, he was in charge of the youth teams, helping develop Carlos Queiroz; additionally, he was an assistant in the UEFA Euro 1984 finals in France.
From 2004 to 2007, José August coached the women's national team.
|1||21 April 1963||Estádio Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal||Brazil||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|2||29 April 1964||Hardturm, Zurich, Switzerland||Switzerland||1–3||2–3||Friendly|
|3||3 May 1964||King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium||Belgium||1–2||1–2||Friendly|
|4||12 June 1966||Estádio Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal||Norway||2–0||4–0||Friendly|
|5||12 June 1966||Estádio Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal||Norway||4–0||4–0||Friendly|
|6||13 July 1966||Old Trafford, Manchester, England||Hungary||1–0||3–1||1966 FIFA World Cup|
|7||13 July 1966||Old Trafford, Manchester, England||Hungary||2–1||3–1||1966 FIFA World Cup|
|8||23 July 1966||Goodison Park, Liverpool, England||North Korea||5–3||5–3||1966 FIFA World Cup|
|9||11 December 1968||Karaiskakis Stadium, Athens, Greece||Greece||0–1||4–2||1970 World Cup qualification|
- European Cup: 1960–61, 1961–62; Runner-up 1962–63, 1964–65, 1967–68
- Primeira Liga (8): 1959–60, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69
- Taça de Portugal: 1961–62, 1963–64, 1968–69; Runner-up 1964–65
- Taça de Honra (3)
- Taça de Portugal: 1969–70
- Brazil Independence Cup: Runner-up
- "José Augusto" (in Portuguese). Vedeta ou Marreta?. 30 September 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- "Colocarse en puestos de descenso o promoción, pasaporte hacia el paro" [Relegation or play-off standings, ticket to unemployment] (in Spanish). ABC. 29 December 1994. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- José Augusto – FIFA competition record
- "Bicampeões para a história" [Back-to-back champions to history]. Visão (in Portuguese). Portugal: Impresa Publishing: 48. May 2015. ISSN 0872-3540.
- "Eric Batty's World XI – The Sixties" (in Spanish). Beyond the Last Man. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2015.