António Folha

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António José dos Santos Folha (born 21 May 1971) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played mostly as a winger, and is the manager of Portimonense SC.

António Folha
Personal information
Full name António José dos Santos Folha
Date of birth (1971-05-21) 21 May 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Portimonense (coach)
Youth career
1981–1982 Canidelo
1982–1989 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–2003 Porto 135 (16)
1989–1991Gil Vicente (loan) 37 (4)
1992–1993Braga (loan) 31 (1)
1998–1999Standard Liège (loan) 25 (3)
2001Standard Liège (loan) 15 (2)
2002AEK Athens (loan) 9 (0)
2003–2005 Penafiel 50 (7)
Total 302 (33)
National team
1989 Portugal U20 4 (0)
1990–1992 Portugal U21 9 (1)
1993–1996 Portugal 26 (5)
Teams managed
2005–2007 Penafiel (assistant)
2008–2013 Porto (youth)
2013–2014 Porto B (assistant)
2014 Porto (assistant)
2014–2016 Porto (youth)
2016–2018 Porto B
2018– Portimonense
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 227 matches and 22 goals over 12 seasons, mainly in representation of Porto. He also appeared in the competition with Gil Vicente and Braga, and was part of the Portuguese squad at Euro 1996.

Folha worked as a manager after retiring, starting out at Porto B before joining Portimonense in 2018.

Club careerEdit

Folha was born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District. In his career he played mostly for FC Porto, with loan stints in Portugal, Belgium and Greece, being often used as a substitute by his main club where he won a total of 18 major titles (including seven Primeira Liga trophies and five Portuguese Cups); from 1994 to 1996, he had his best years with the team, contributing with ten goals in 58 games as they won back-to-back national championships.

At the end of the 2002–03 season, aged 32, Folha was finally released by Porto and joined F.C. Penafiel of the second division, helping to a return to the top flight in his first year. He retired from football in 2005, and joined his last team's coaching staff immediately afterwards, also serving a two-season stint as assistant manager, one in each of the major levels.[1]

Folha returned to Porto once again in 2008, being named assistant with the junior side and remaining in the position for several seasons. Later, he coached the reserves.[2]

In June 2018, Folha replaced the departed Vítor Oliveira at the helm of top division club Portimonense SC.[3]

International careerEdit

Folha earned 26 caps for Portugal between during a three-year period, and was part of the roster for UEFA Euro 1996, appearing in three matches in an eventual quarter-final exit and assisting Ricardo Sá Pinto in the 1–1 group stage draw against Denmark.[4]

Previously, he helped the under-20 team win the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship in Saudi Arabia.[5]

António Folha: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 September 1993 Kadrioru Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia   Estonia 0–2 0–2 1994 World Cup qualification
2 18 December 1994 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal   Liechtenstein 6–0 8–0 Euro 1996 qualifying
3 26 January 1995 Rogers Arena, Toronto, Canada   Canada 0–1 1–1 SkyDome Cup
4 21 February 1996 Estádio das Antas, Porto, Portugal   Germany 1–1 1–2 Friendly
5 29 May 1996 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Republic of Ireland 0–1 0–1 Friendly

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

[6][7]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other[a] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Porto 1989–90 0 0 0 0
1991–92 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 12 0
1993–94 20 2 2 0 6 0 2 0 30 2
1994–95 27 6 3 0 5 0 2 0 37 6
1995–96 31 4 7 1 6 0 3 0 47 5
1996–97 15 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 20 3
1997–98 14 0 3 1 3 0 2 0 22 1
1998–99 1 0 1 0 2 0
1999–00 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
2000–01 14 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 20 1
2001–02 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 135 16 23 3 25 0 14 0 197 19
Gil Vicente (loan) 1989–90
1990–91 37 4 37 4
Total 37 4 37 4
Braga (loan) 1992–93 31 1 3 1 34 2
Standard Liège (loan) 1998–99 25 3 25 3
Standard Liège (loan) 2000–01 15 2 2 0 17 2
AEK Athens (loan) 2001–02 9 0 1 0 10 0
Penafiel 2003–04 26 6 2 0 28 6
2004–05 24 1 2 2 26 3
Total 50 7 4 2 54 9
Career Total 302 33 30 6 28 0 14 0 374 39

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Porto

AEK

InternationalEdit

Portugal U-20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Penafiel: Luís Castro continua e António Oliveira sai em Dezembro" [Penafiel: Luís Castro continues and António Oliveira leaves in December]. Público (in Portuguese). 18 October 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  2. ^ "FC Porto B: Folha quer a recuperação, com a ajuda de Paulinho Santos" [FC Porto B: Folha wants comeback, with help from Paulinho Santos] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 30 December 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  3. ^ Pereira Santos, Carlos (5 June 2018). "António Folha para suceder a Vítor Oliveira no Portimonense" [António Folha to succeed Vítor Oliveira at Portimonense]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Holders Denmark draw with Portugal". UEFA. 6 October 2003. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  5. ^ Alvarenga, Vítor Hugo (3 March 2014). "Riade, 25 anos: como foi e onde estão os campeões" [Riyadh, 25 anos: how did it go and where are the champions] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Folha". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  7. ^ "António Folha". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 January 2018.

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