|Full name||António José dos Santos Folha|
|Date of birth||21 May 1971|
|Place of birth||Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|1989–1991||→ Gil Vicente (loan)||37||(4)|
|1992–1993||→ Braga (loan)||31||(1)|
|1998–1999||→ Standard Liège (loan)||25||(3)|
|2001||→ Standard Liège (loan)||15||(2)|
|2002||→ AEK Athens (loan)||9||(0)|
|2013–2014||Porto B (assistant)|
|* 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 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.
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.
|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|
|Gil Vicente (loan)||1989–90||—||—||—|
|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|
- Includes the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
- Primeira Liga: 1991–92, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2002–03
- Taça de Portugal: 1993–94, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999
- Greek Football Cup: 2001–02
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- "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.
- 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.
- "Holders Denmark draw with Portugal". UEFA. 6 October 2003. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
- 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.
- "Folha". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
- "António Folha". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 January 2018.