Bernardino Pedroto

António Carlos Bernardino Pedroto (born 19 October 1953) is a Portuguese former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, and is a manager.

Bernardino Pedroto
Personal information
Full name António Carlos Bernardino Pedroto
Date of birth (1953-10-19) 19 October 1953 (age 66)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1969–1973 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1974 Benfica 1 (0)
1974–1979 Vitória Guimarães 94 (11)
1979–1981 Marítimo 53 (6)
1981–1983 Vitória Guimarães 38 (3)
1983–1986 Portimonense 40 (8)
Total 226 (28)
National team
1971 Portugal U18 2 (0)
Teams managed
1986–1988 Silves
1989–1990 Vitória Guimarães (assistant)
1990–1991 Benfica Castelo Branco
1991–1992 Varzim
1992 Benfica Castelo Branco
1992–1993 Vitória Guimarães (assistant)
1993–1994 Vitória Guimarães
1995–1996 Gil Vicente
1997 Campomaiorense
1998–1999 Portimonense
1999–2000 Moreirense
2001–2007 ASA
2007–2010 Petro Atlético
2012–2013 Interclube
2014–2015 Caála
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Born in Lisbon, Pedroto started playing football with local S.L. Benfica. He began training with the first team in the 1972–73 season, which ended in Primeira Liga conquest, but his only league appearance for the club only came the following campaign.[1]

After leaving Benfica, Pedroto represented always in the top division, where he amassed totals of 226 matches and 28 goals during 13 seasons, Vitória de Guimarães (two spells), C.S. Marítimo and Portimonense SC, retiring in June 1986 at nearly 33; with Vitória, he also appeared in three UEFA Cup editions.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Pedroto's first job as a head coach in the professionals was in 1990–91, as he led Sport Benfica e Castelo Branco to the fifth position in the second level, just one point shy of promotion. After one year in the lower leagues with Varzim SC, he was appointed at former club Vitória de Guimarães, helping them finish seventh in the top flight in his only full season.

Pedroto never again finished one season during the rest of his Portugal coaching career at the professional level, with the exception being 1993–94 with Guimarães (seventh place, top division) and 1995–96 with Gil Vicente FC (11th position, same tier). Subsequently, he moved to Angola and signed for Atlético Sport Aviação, winning the Girabola tournament three years in a row (2002–04) and finishing second in 2005.[2]

Pedroto left Aviação in early January 2007, due to financial difficulties.[3] The following day, he was appointed at fellow league side Atlético Petróleos Luanda.[4]

In 2008, Pedroto made history in Angolan football as he won a record four national championships – eventually five – overtaking Mário Calado of Santos Futebol Clube de Angola.[5][6] As ASA's manager he also conquered four Supercups, another best-ever.[7]

Pedroto left Petro at the end of the 2010 season. He continued to work in the country in the following years, with G.D. Interclube and C.R. Caála.[8]


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