Litos (Portuguese footballer, born 1967)

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Personal information
Full name Luís Filipe Vieira Carvalhas
Date of birth (1967-01-06) 6 January 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth São João da Madeira, Portugal
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1980–1982 Sanjoanense
1982–1984 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1992 Sporting CP 151 (11)
1992–1994 Boavista 14 (0)
1994–1995 Braga 12 (1)
1995–1996 Estoril 27 (2)
1996–1998 US Lusitanos
1998–1999 Atlético 10 (0)
National team
1984–1986 Portugal U21 5 (0)
1985 Portugal 2 (0)
Teams managed
2004–2007 Estoril
2009 Maxaquene
2009–2010 Portimonense
2011–2012 Leixões
2012–2015 Liga Muçulmana
2016 Oriental
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Luís Filipe Vieira Carvalhas (born 6 January 1967 in São João da Madeira), known as Litos, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and a current coach.

Playing career[edit]

As Sporting Clube de Portugal was coached by John Toshack, Litos made his first-team debuts at the age of 17. His best individual season would be precisely his first – 28 matches, six goals,[1] even reaching the Portuguese national team – and he remained an important member of the main squad in the following years.

Litos left the Lions in 1992, and represented, without much success at least in his country's Primeira Liga, Boavista FC, S.C. Braga, G.D. Estoril Praia, US Lusitanos Saint-Maur (third level, in France) and Atlético Clube de Portugal. He retired from the game in 1999, aged 32.

Managerial career[edit]

Litos began a coaching career in 2004, starting with former club Estoril and not being able to prevent relegation from the top flight. In the 2009–10 campaign, he led Portimonense S.C. back to the top division after a two-decade absence.

Litos was fired by Portimonense in late December 2010, as the Algarve side ranked second from the bottom in the league. Shortly after he signed for Leixões S.C. in division two, leaving the club on 14 February 2012.

Starting in 2012, Litos went on to spend several seasons in the Moçambola with Liga Muçulmana de Maputo.[2] In February 2016, he returned his country and its second tier, leaving Clube Oriental de Lisboa's bench after less than one month alleging personal reasons.[3]


  1. ^ "Época 1984/85: Primeira Divisão" [1984/85 season: First Division] (in Portuguese). Arquivos da Bola. 24 June 2007. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Litos ganha em Moçambique e aplaude vitória do Sporting" [Litos wins in Mozambique and applauds Sporting win] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 9 November 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Litos deixa o comando técnico" [Litos no longer in charge]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 

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