|Full name||Manuel Soeiro Vasques|
|Date of birth||29 July 1926|
|Place of birth||Barreiro, Portugal|
|Date of death||10 July 2003(aged 76)|
|Place of death||Portugal|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Barreiro, Setúbal District, Vasques joined Sporting Clube de Portugal in 1946, from local G.D. CUF. During his spell with the Lisbon club, he appeared in 349 games all competitions comprised and scored 225 goals, being part of an attacking line dubbed Cinco Violinos (Five Violins) that also included Albano, António Jesus Correia, Fernando Peyroteo and José Travassos and winning ten major titles, including eight Primeira Liga championships.
Vasques' uncle, Manuel Soeiro, was also a footballer. He too played for Sporting and Portugal.
- "O dia em que os cinco violinos marcaram 12 golos" [The day the five violins scored 12 goals] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.