Octávio Joaquim Coelho Machado
Date of birth
6 May 1949
Place of birth
1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Vitória Setúbal 146
Vitória Setúbal 77
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Octávio Joaquim Coelho Machado (born 6 May 1949) is a Portuguese retired football defensive midfielder and coach.
Club career [ edit ]
Palmela, Setúbal District, Machado was a leading player for Vitória de Setúbal and F.C. Porto during the 1970s, winning two national championship titles with the latter even though he missed the entire 1978–79 due to injury. Over the course of 15 top division seasons, he amassed totals of 307 games and 25 goals; with the latter side, he was also involved in an internal dispute which resulted in the departure of 15 players, along with manager José Maria Pedroto and director of football Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa. [1 ]
After retiring at the age of 35 with his first club, Machado went on to become an assistant manager to
Artur Jorge, joining his Porto staff in the 1984–85 campaign. There, he won two leagues in a row and the 1987 European Cup, remaining alongside Jorge into the 1990s when he finally became a head coach, managing both Porto and Sporting Clube de Portugal.
International career [ edit ]
Machado gained 19
caps for the Portuguese national team, scoring once. His first appearance was on 21 November 1971, a 1–1 against Belgium for the UEFA Euro 1972 qualifiers.
Machado's last international was against
Poland on 29 October 1977 in the 1978 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, a 1–1 draw.
Honours [ edit ]
Manager [ edit ]
Post-retirement [ edit ]
After his long experience in professional football, Machado started a private business activity in
agriculture, and was involved in local politics in his hometown of Palmela.
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