Cândido de Oliveira
Cândido Plácido Fernandes de Oliveira (24 September 1896 – 23 June 1958) was a Portuguese football player, coach, and sports journalist.
|Full name||Cândido Plácido Fernandes de Oliveira|
|Date of birth||24 September 1896|
|Place of birth||Fronteira, Portugal|
|Date of death||23 June 1958(aged 61)|
|Place of death||Stockholm, Sweden|
|1956–1958||Académica de Coimbra|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
The trophy Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira is named after him.
Life and careerEdit
Oliveira was educated at Casa Pia. He played for Benfica from 1911 to 1920, moving then to Casa Pia in 1920, of which he was one of the founders. He had his only cap for the Portuguese national team, in the first game ever of the Selecção das Quinas, on 18 December 1921, a 1–3 loss to Spain in Madrid, a game which he captained.
He was one of the founders of the sports newspaper A Bola in 1945. He also published several books about football.
Oliveira died on 23 June 1958 in Stockholm, Sweden, of lung disease when he was covering the 1958 FIFA World Cup for A Bola. He felt ill a few days before, and even received hospital care, but his spirit of mission brought him back to the stadiums and when he returned to the hospital it was too late.