|Full name||Rui Miguel Garcia Lopes de Almeida|
|Date of birth||29 September 1969|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
Almeida spent his early managerial career as an assistant manager with Estoril and Trofense. His first stint as a professional manager was with the Syria U23s in an attempt for qualification to the 2012 Summer Olympics. A polyglot (speaking Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, English and French), Almeida left Syria to become assistant manager of Jesualdo Ferreira at Panathinaikos F.C., S.C. Braga, Sporting CP, and Zamalek SC before managing again with Red Star in the Ligue 2 in 2015.
Almeida then joined relegation candidates SC Bastia in the Ligue 1 in 2017, and couldn't stop them from going down to the Ligue 2. On 30 May 2018, Almeida was announced as the manager of Troyes AC in the French Ligue 2.
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- "« Beaucoup de ceux que j'ai connus en Syrie sont désormais exilés… »". SOFOOT.com.
- "Ligue 2 : le Portugais Rui Almeida sur le banc du Red Star". leparisien.fr. 12 June 2015.
- "Rui Almeida, nouvel entraîneur de l'ESTAC ! - ESTAC.FR". www.estac.fr.