Nené (footballer, born 1949)
|Full name||Tamagnini Manuel Gomes Batista|
|Date of birth||20 November 1949|
|Place of birth||Leça da Palmeira, Portugal|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Tamagnini Manuel Gomes Batista (born 20 November 1949), known as Nené (Portuguese pronunciation: [nɛˈnɛ]), is a retired Portuguese professional footballer. A prolific striker, he played his entire career with Benfica, appearing in nearly 600 official games for the club and winning 19 titles, a record for several years.
Born in Leça da Palmeira, Nené made his professional debuts with S.L. Benfica in 1968, and remained a key fixture with the club until his retirement almost twenty years later, at nearly 37. In the 1972–73 season, he was a star player for a side which became Primeira Liga champion without a single defeat (28 matches won – 23 consecutively – out of 30): the team scored 101 goals, breaking 100 for only the second time in its history.
Nené was the Portuguese Footballer of the Year in 1971 and also runner-up in 1972, which was achieved whilst competing with teammate Eusébio. He ranked second in Benfica's scoring lists in European competitions with 28 goals in 75 appearances, and played in the 1982–83 UEFA Cup finals, in an aggregate loss to R.S.C. Anderlecht.
As a player, Nené won 11 national championships with his only club. After ending his career, with overall totals of 577 games and 361 goals, he became a youth coach at the Estádio da Luz.
Nené earned 66 caps for Portugal, ranking joint-ninth (with Simão Sabrosa) in the goalscoring charts at 22. He was their record appearance maker until 1994, when it was broken by FC Porto's João Domingos Pinto.
Nené made his debut on 21 April 1971, in a 2–0 home win against Scotland for the UEFA Euro 1972 qualifiers. Selected for the Euro 1984 tournament, he netted the game's only goal against Romania in the last group stage encounter, becoming the oldest player to score in the European championship finals at 34 years and 213 days; his effort led the national team to the semi-finals versus hosts France, where he played as a substitute but could not help avoid the 2–3 extra time defeat.
|1||29 March 1972||Estádio da Luz (1954), Lisbon, Portugal||Cyprus||2–0||4–0||1974 World Cup qualification|
|2||11 June 1972||Machadão, Natal, Brazil||Ecuador||0–3||0–3||Brazil Independence Cup|
|3||25 June 1972||Estádio do Arruda, Recife, Brazil||Republic of Ireland||2–0||2–1||Brazil Independence Cup|
|4||2 May 1973||Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria||Bulgaria||2–1||2–1||1974 World Cup qualification|
|5||26 May 1975||Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, France||France||0–1||0–2||Friendly|
|6||8 June 1975||Tsirion Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus||Cyprus||0–1||0–2||Euro 1976 qualifying|
|7||12 November 1975||Estádio das Antas, Porto, Portugal||Czechoslovakia||1–1||1–1||Euro 1976 qualifying|
|8||5 December 1976||Tsirion Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus||Cyprus||1–2||1–2||1978 World Cup qualification|
|9||22 December 1976||Estádio José Alvalade (1956), Lisbon, Portugal||Italy||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|10||22 December 1976||Estádio José Alvalade (1956), Lisbon, Portugal||Italy||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
|11||9 October 1977||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen, Denmark||Denmark||0–2||2–4||1978 World Cup qualification|
|12||15 November 1978||Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria||Austria||0–1||1–2||Euro 1980 qualifying|
|13||26 September 1979||Balaídos, Vigo, Spain||Spain||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|14||1 November 1979||Estádio Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal||Norway||2–1||3–1||Euro 1980 qualifying|
|15||1 November 1979||Estádio Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal||Norway||3–1||3–1||Euro 1980 qualifying|
|16||20 June 1981||Estádio das Antas, Porto, Portugal||Spain||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|17||23 September 1981||Estádio José Alvalade (1956), Lisbon, Portugal||Poland||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|18||24 March 1982||Cornaredo Stadium, Lugano, Switzerland||Switzerland||0–1||2–1||Friendly|
|19||5 May 1982||Castelão (Maranhão), São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil||Brazil||3–1||3–1||Friendly|
|20||22 September 1982||Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland||Finland||0–1||0–2||Euro 1984 qualifying|
|21||10 October 1982||Estádio da Luz (1954), Lisbon, Portugal||Poland||1–0||2–1||Euro 1984 qualifying|
|22||20 June 1984||Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes, France||Romania||1–0||1–0||UEFA Euro 1984|
- Primeira Divisão: 1968–69, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1983–84
- Taça de Portugal (7): 1969–70, 1971–72, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1985–86
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 1980, 1985
- Taça de Honra Lisbon FA (8)
- "100 anos: Tamagnini Nené" [100 years: Tamagnini Nené]. Record (in Portuguese). 27 November 2003. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
- "Luisão pode bater recorde de troféus no Benfica" [Luisão may break Benfica trophy record]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 3 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
- Portugal – Footballer of the Year; at RSSSF
- "Nene" Tamagnini Manuel Gomes Batista – Matches in European Cups; at RSSSF
- Portugal – Record International Players; at RSSSF
- Nené seals Portuguese win; at UEFA.com
- "Platini faz a diferença em meia-final de sonho" [Platini makes the difference in dream semi-final] (in Portuguese). UEFA.com. 4 October 2003. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
- Austria 1–1 Poland; BBC Sport, 12 June 2008
- "Nené". Portuguese Football Federation. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
- "Tamagnini Baptista "Nene" – Goals in International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
- "Especial 'Tetra'" ['Tetra' special edition]. Mística (in Portuguese). No. 33. Portugal: Impresa Publishing. April–June 2017. p. 70. ISSN 3846-0823.
- "Bicampeões para a história" [Back-to-back champions for the ages]. Visão (in Portuguese). Portugal: Impresa Publishing. May 2015. p. 53. ISSN 0872-3540.
- Top Goal Scorers – Portugal; at Sports Records