|Full name||Vítor Manuel Afonso Damas de Oliveira|
|Date of birth||8 October 1947|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Date of death||13 September 2003(aged 55)|
|Place of death||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|1989–1990||Sporting CP (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Damas made his professional debuts with hometown's Sporting Clube de Portugal at the age of just 19. After two years as a backup he became the capital side's undisputed starter, winning two leagues and three cups, including the double in 1973–74.
Aged nearly 33, Damas returned to Portugal, spending four years with Vitória S.C. and Portimonense SC (two apiece), after which he returned to Sporting. He still went on to produce five more respectable seasons, only losing his status in his final year to Uruguayan Rodolfo Rodríguez.
Following his retirement at almost 42, Damas remained at Sporting as goalkeepers' coach. Over the course of two separate seasons he acted as interim manager with the Lions, coaching the team to three wins, one draw and two losses. He died aged 55 from cancer, in his hometown of Lisbon.
Damas collected 29 caps for the Portugal national team, from 6 April 1969 to 11 July 1986. He was second-choice at both UEFA Euro 1984 and the 1986 FIFA World Cup, backing up S.L. Benfica's Manuel Bento; however, in the latter, the starter suffered a serious fibula injury in training, and he took the pitch for group stage losses against Poland (0–1) and Morocco (1–3).
- Primeira Liga: 1969–70, 1973–74
- Taça de Portugal: 1970–71, 1972–73, 1973–74
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 1987
- "Vítor Damas – Futebol" [Vítor Damas – Football] (in Portuguese). Sporting CP. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- "Treinadores no futebol e títulos conquistados" [Coaches in football and titles won]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 26 August 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- Pierrend, José Luis (28 May 2009). "Portugal – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
- Vítor Damas – FIFA competition record
- "Leão elástico foi o mais velho em Mundiais" [Elastic lion was the oldest in World Cups] (in Portuguese). Observador. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2016.