Raul Águas

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Raul Águas
Personal information
Full name Raul António Águas
Date of birth (1949-01-12) 12 January 1949 (age 68)
Place of birth Lobito, Angola
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1971 Benfica 17 (4)
1971–1972 Académica 17 (3)
1972–1975 União Tomar 51 (20)
1975–1977 Mechelen 66 (29)
1977–1979 Lierse 65 (21)
1979–1982 Oliveira Bairro 80 (58)
1982–1983 Portimonense 26 (10)
1983–1984 Chaves
Total 322 (145)
Teams managed
1984–1988 Chaves
1988–1989 Boavista
1989–1990 Sporting CP
1990 Braga
1990–1991 Boavista
1991–1994 Vitória Setúbal
1994–1995 Paços Ferreira
1995–1996 Marítimo
1996–1998 Portugal (assistant)
1998–1999 Académica
2003–2004 CSKA Moscow (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Raul António Águas (born 12 January 1949) is a Portuguese retired football striker and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Born in 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,[2] Águas successively managed S.C. Braga, Vitória de Setúbal – four years, two in the second divisionF.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]

Águas' uncle, 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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