Raul António Águas (born 12 January 1949) is a Portuguese retired football striker and manager.
Playing career [ edit ]
Lobito, Portuguese Angola, Águas started his career having an unsuccessful spell at S.L. Benfica, moving after three years to Académica de Coimbra. He finished his career in 1984 at the age of 35, after stints for U.F.C.I. Tomar, Belgium's KV Mechelen and Lierse SK, [1 ] Oliveira do Bairro SC, Portimonense S.C. and G.D. Chaves.
Over the course of eight seasons, Águas amassed
Portuguese top division totals of 111 games and 37 goals.
Coaching career [ edit ]
Águas would have a more prominent career as manager, starting with his last club and helping the lowly northerners
qualify for the UEFA Cup in 1987 after it finished an all-time best fifth in the league. After his exploits, he moved to fellow league side Boavista F.C. early into the 1988–89 campaign.
After a third place with
Sporting Clube de Portugal in 1990, being one of three managers during the season, Águas successively managed [2 ] S.C. Braga, Vitória de Setúbal – four years, two in the second division – F.C. Paços de Ferreira and C.S. Marítimo.
In 1995, he joined
António Oliveira's staff as the Portuguese national team prepared for UEFA Euro 1996, retaining his assistant post under the next coach, former Benfica player and manager Artur Jorge; after the team's failure to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the pair was sacked.
Águas then returned to club action with former side Académica, for one year, then spent four years out of professional football, after which he was again assistant to Artur Jorge, now with
PFC CSKA Moscow in Russia.
Personal life [ edit ]
José Águas, as well as his cousin Rui, played with great success for Benfica and Portugal. The latter also represented FC Porto, winning accolades there as well.
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