Luís Castro (footballer, born 1961)
|Full name||Luís Manuel Ribeiro de Castro|
|Date of birth||3 September 1961|
|Place of birth||Mondrões, Portugal|
|Playing position||Right back|
|Shakhtar Donetsk (manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Early life / Personal
Castro spent most of his 17-year professional career in the lower leagues, representing U.D. Leiria, O Elvas CAD, AD Fafe and R.D. Águeda in the Segunda Liga and Vitória S.C. and Elvas in the Primeira Liga.
One year after retiring from professional football, Castro began working as a manager with his final club Águeda, where he would remain for two seasons. He went on to be in charge of lowly G.D. Mealhada, C.D. Estarreja and A.D. Sanjoanense, before being appointed at F.C. Penafiel in the top level in summer 2004 and guiding it to the 11th position in his debut campaign, the highlight being a 1–0 home win against S.L. Benfica.
Following Penafiel's relegation in 2006, Castro left the club, joining FC Porto's youth academy and eventually coaching the B-team. On 5 March 2014, following the resignation of Paulo Fonseca at the helm of the main squad, he was named an interim until the end of the season.
Castro continued working in the Portuguese top flight after leaving Porto's reserves in November 2016, with Rio Ave FC, G.D. Chaves and Vitória de Guimarães. On 12 June 2019, he signed a two-year contract at FC Shakhtar Donetsk as a replacement for compatriot Paulo Fonseca who left for A.S. Roma after winning three Ukrainian Premier League championships in a row.
|Sanjoanense||June 2003||September 2004||42||21||9||12||62||44||+18||50.00|
|Penafiel||17 September 2004||June 2006||70||17||13||40||71||114||−43||24.29|
|Porto B||July 2013||4 March 2014||32||18||6||8||39||26||+13||56.25|
|Porto||5 March 2014||10 May 2014||16||9||2||5||25||18||+7||56.25|
|Porto B||11 May 2014||12 November 2016||106||48||22||36||166||133||+33||45.28|
|Rio Ave||12 November 2016||1 June 2017||27||13||5||9||34||26||+8||48.15|
|Chaves||1 June 2017||20 May 2018||37||14||8||15||51||60||−9||37.84|
|Vitória Guimarães||20 May 2018||12 June 2019||39||18||7||14||56||37||+19||46.15|
|Shakhtar Donetsk||12 June 2019||Present||26||17||5||4||60||26||+34||65.38|
- "Luís Castro: um homem da casa, mas não só" [Luís Castro: a man of the house, but not only that] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- Rodrigues, Berta (6 March 2014). "Luís Castro: o que podem esperar dele" [Luís Castro: what can be expected of him] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
- "Época 1987/88: Primeira Divisão" [1987/88 season: First Division] (in Portuguese). Arquivos da Bola. 15 July 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
- "Luís Castro sucede a Manuel Fernandes" [Luís Castro succeeds Manuel Fernandes]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 September 2004. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
- Lopes, Gonçalo (20 December 2016). "Luís Castro, o ex-aluno de Física, encontrou a fórmula certa em Vila do Conde" [Luís Castro, the former Physics student, found the right formula in Vila do Conde]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 12 June 2019.
- "Penafiel-Benfica, 1–0. Não foi só aritmética, foi um golpe no sonho" [Penafiel-Benfica, 1–0. It was not only arithmetics, it was a blow to the dream]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 May 2005. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
- "Luís Castro vai treinar equipa" [Luís Castro is going to manage team]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 June 2013. Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
- "Porto sack coach Paulo Fonseca after nine months in charge". BBC Sport. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
- Veloso Gomes, André (14 November 2016). "Luís Castro no Rio Ave: "Obra no FC Porto estava feita"" [Luís Castro in Rio Ave: "Work in FC Porto was done"]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 May 2018.
- "Luís Castro é o novo treinador do Chaves" [Luís Castro is the new manager of Chaves]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 June 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
- Pires, Sérgio; Ferreira, Bruno José (20 May 2018). "Luís Castro assina por dois anos pelo Vitória de Guimarães" [Luís Castro signs for two years with Vitória de Guimarães] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
- "Ucrânia. Luís Castro oficializado no Shakhtar" [Ukraine. Luís Castro made official at Shakhtar]. Sol (in Portuguese). 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
- "Luís Castro". Zerozero. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
- Luís Castro coach profile at Soccerway