Os Magriços

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Os Magriços was the nickname of the Portugal national football team which finished third in the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England. It was based on the Benfica team that won two consecutive European Cups, in 1961 and 1962, and which included Mário Coluna, Eusébio, José Augusto, José Augusto Torres and António Simões.[1] It was selected by Manuel da Luz Afonso and coached by Brazilian trainer Otto Glória.[2][3] The nickname is derived from a 15th-century Portuguese chivalric legend - The Twelve of England (Portuguese: Os Doze de Inglaterra). It was made famous by the poet Luís de Camões in his 1572 Os Lusíadas. It tells the story of twelve Portuguese knights who travelled to England at the request of twelve English ladies to avenge their insult by a group of English knights. One of these Portuguese knights, Álvaro Gonçalves Coutinho, was nicknamed O Magriço.

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Head coach: Brazil Otto Glória

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Américo (1933-03-06)6 March 1933 (aged 33) Portugal Porto
2 1GK Joaquim Carvalho (1937-04-18)18 April 1937 (aged 29) Portugal Sporting CP
3 1GK José Pereira (1931-09-15)15 September 1931 (aged 34) Portugal Belenenses
4 2DF Vicente (1935-09-24)24 September 1935 (aged 30) Portugal Belenenses
5 2DF Germano (1933-01-18)18 January 1933 (aged 33) Portugal Benfica
6 3MF Fernando Peres (1942-01-08)8 January 1942 (aged 24) Portugal Sporting CP
7 4FW Ernesto Figueiredo (1937-07-06)6 July 1937 (aged 29) Portugal Sporting CP
8 4FW João Lourenço (1942-04-08)8 April 1942 (aged 24) Portugal Sporting CP
9 3MF Hilário (1939-03-19)19 March 1939 (aged 27) Portugal Sporting CP
10 3MF Mário Coluna (captain) (1935-08-06)6 August 1935 (aged 30) Portugal Benfica
11 3MF António Simões (1943-12-14)14 December 1943 (aged 22) Portugal Benfica
12 3MF José Augusto (1937-04-13)13 April 1937 (aged 29) Portugal Benfica
13 4FW Eusébio (1942-01-25)25 January 1942 (aged 24) Portugal Benfica
14 3MF Fernando Cruz (1940-08-12)12 August 1940 (aged 25) Portugal Benfica
15 4FW Manuel Duarte (1943-05-20)20 May 1943 (aged 23) Portugal Leixões
16 3MF Jaime Graça (1942-01-10)10 January 1942 (aged 24) Portugal Vitória Setúbal
17 2DF João Morais (1935-03-06)6 March 1935 (aged 31) Portugal Sporting CP
18 4FW José Torres (1938-09-08)8 September 1938 (aged 27) Portugal Benfica
19 3MF Custódio Pinto (1942-02-09)9 February 1942 (aged 24) Portugal Porto
20 2DF Alexandre Baptista (1941-02-17)17 February 1941 (aged 25) Portugal Sporting CP
21 2DF José Carlos (1941-09-22)22 September 1941 (aged 24) Portugal Sporting CP
22 2DF Alberto Festa (1939-07-21)21 July 1939 (aged 26) Portugal Porto

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