Rui Almeida

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Rui Almeida
Rui Almeida août 2018 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Rui Miguel Garcia Lopes de Almeida[1]
Date of birth (1969-09-29) 29 September 1969 (age 49)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Club information
Current team
Troyes (manager)
Teams managed
Years Team
2010–2012 Syria U23
2015–2016 Red Star
2017 Bastia
2018– Troyes

Rui Miguel Garcia Lopes de Almeida (born 29 September 1969), better known as just Rui Almeida, is a Portuguese professional football coach who is the manager of Ligue 2 club Troyes AC.

Managerial career[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]


  1. ^ "Dijon - Red Star : Rui Almeida en impose". 18 December 2015.
  2. ^ "« Beaucoup de ceux que j'ai connus en Syrie sont désormais exilés… »".
  3. ^ "Ligue 2 : le Portugais Rui Almeida sur le banc du Red Star". 12 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Rui Almeida, nouvel entraîneur de l'ESTAC ! - ESTAC.FR".

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