Manuel Soeiro

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Manuel Soeiro
Personal information
Full name Manuel Soeiro
Date of birth (1909-03-17)17 March 1909
Place of birth Barreiro, Portugal
Date of death February 1977 (1977-03) (aged 67)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Luso Barreiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928–1933 Luso Barreiro
1933–1945 Sporting CP 104 (99)
National team
1932–1941 Portugal 12 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Manuel Esteves Soeiro Vasques (17 March 1909 – February 1977), known as Soeiro, was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Barreiro, Setúbal District, Soeiro signed for Sporting Clube de Portugal in 1933, from local Luso Futebol Clube. During his 12-year spell with the former, he helped to the conquest of four Taça de Portugal trophies – the competition was known as Campeonato de Portugal until 1938 – and the 1940–41 edition of the Primeira Liga; additionally, he was the latter tournament's top scorer in 1934–35 and 1936–37.

All competitions comprised, Soeiro appeared in 219 games for Sporting, scoring 206 goals.

International career[edit]

Soeiro earned 12 caps for the Portuguese national team, in nearly nine years. He made his debut on 3 May 1932 in a friendly against Yugoslavia, netting once in the 3–2 win in Lisbon.

Personal life[edit]

Soeiro's nephew, Manuel Vasques, was also a footballer. He too played for Sporting and Portugal.

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