Pedro Espinha

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Pedro Espinha
Personal information
Full name Pedro Manuel Espinha Ferreira
Date of birth (1965-09-25) 25 September 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Mafra, Portugal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Benfica Corvense
1982–1984 Belenenses
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 Cova Piedade
1986–1987 Académica 1 (0)
1987–1989 Sacavenense
1989–1994 Belenenses 94 (0)
1994–1997 Salgueiros 82 (0)
1997–2000 Vitória Guimarães 97 (0)
2000–2002 Porto 1 (0)
2002–2003 Vitória Setúbal 17 (0)
National team
1998–2000 Portugal 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pedro Manuel Ferreira Espinha (born 25 September 1965) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Espinha was born in Mafra, Lisbon. During his career he played for C.D. Cova da Piedade, Académica de Coimbra, S.G. Sacavenense, C.F. Os Belenenses, S.C. Salgueiros, Vitória de Guimarães, FC Porto – arriving at the Primeira Liga club at the ripe age of 35 and backing up legendary Vítor Baía during his two-year spell – and Vitória de Setúbal, retiring in June 2003 with a total of 249 Portuguese top flight games to his credit.

Espinha earned six caps for Portugal, including one at UEFA Euro 2000 against Germany in the group stages, keeping a clean sheet in the 3–0 win as the nation was already qualified and rested practically all its starting XI.[1] From 2007 onwards, he worked as a goalkeeper coach with several youth categories of the national team.



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