|Full name||Paulo Manuel Banha Torres|
|Date of birth||25 November 1971|
|Place of birth||Évora, Portugal|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|1991||→ Atlético (loan)||1||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
During his career, which was spent entirely in his country and Spain, Torres, a free kick specialist, played for Sporting Clube de Portugal (this included a very brief loan at Lisbon neighbours Atlético Clube de Portugal), S.C. Campomaiorense, UD Salamanca – playing one season each in the country's two major divisions – Rayo Vallecano, G.D. Chaves, CD Leganés, S.C.U. Torreense, F.C. Penafiel and Imortal DC, retiring at 31.
Torres was part of the Portuguese national team, dubbed The Golden Generation, that won the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship on home soil, scoring two goals through long-distance free kicks and three in total during the tournament. He also won two full caps, both in the following year.
Torres took up coaching immediately after retiring as a player, managing exclusively in the lower leagues in Portugal. In January 2014, he was appointed as head coach of the Guinea-Bissau national team.
In September 2015, Torres received a four-match ban from the Confederation of African Football for abusing a referee during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game against Zambia three months earlier. He was sacked in March of the following year, after a 1–3 loss to Liberia.
- "Geração de ouro faz 20 anos" [Golden generation celebrates 20th birthday]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 20 August 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- "Caf hands Guinea-Bissau coach Paulo Torres four-match ban". BBC Sport. 30 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
- "Governo da guineense ameaça retirar estatuto de utilidade pública à federação de futebol" [Guinean government threatens to strip football federation of its public utility status] (in Portuguese). Porto Canal. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
- "Girabola2018/19: Kabuscorp do Palanca - PLANTEL" (in Portuguese). ANGOP Angolan News Agency. 24 Oct 2018. Retrieved 22 Dec 2018.