Capucho (footballer)

Nuno Fernando Gonçalves da Rocha (born 21 February 1972), known as Capucho (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈpuʃu]), is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a winger, and is a current manager.

Capucho
Personal information
Full name Nuno Fernando Gonçalves da Rocha
Date of birth (1972-02-21) 21 February 1972 (age 49)
Place of birth Barcelos, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Winger
Youth career
1984–1990 Gil Vicente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Gil Vicente 51 (2)
1992–1995 Sporting CP 65 (10)
1995–1997 Vitória Guimarães 65 (15)
1997–2003 Porto 188 (32)
2003–2004 Rangers 22 (5)
2004–2005 Celta 19 (0)
Total 410 (64)
National team
1991 Portugal U20 8 (1)
1992–1994 Portugal U21 20 (2)
1996–2002 Portugal 34 (2)
Teams managed
2010–2014 Porto (youth)
2014–2015 Porto B (assistant)
2015–2016 Varzim
2016 Rio Ave
2017–2018 Varzim
2019 Mafra
2020–2021 Covilhã
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Blessed with both scoring and dribbling ability alike, he also displayed good defensive and tackling skills.[1] His 15-year professional career was mainly associated with Porto (although he also represented Sporting), with which he won a total of 13 major titles, having appeared in 368 Primeira Liga games over 13 seasons, scoring 59 goals.

For Portugal, Capucho appeared in one World Cup and one European Championship, both in the early 2000s.

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

Capucho was born in Barcelos. After starting with hometown's Gil Vicente F.C. he moved to Sporting CP, where he would be relatively used during his three-year spell, helping the Lisbon team to the 1995 Portuguese Cup.

After two seasons with Guimarães' Vitória SC, Capucho joined FC Porto, being a major part of a side that won three Primeira Liga titles and the 2002–03 UEFA Cup, starting in the final against Celtic.[2] His worst domestic output came precisely that season, scoring four goals in 27 matches as the northerners won the treble.

Capucho would leave Porto prior to the conquest of the UEFA Champions League, having appeared in nearly 250 official games with the club. He retired in 2005 at the age of 32, after one-year spells with Scotland's Rangers[3][4][5] and RC Celta de Vigo of the Spanish Segunda División.[6]

InternationalEdit

With 34 caps for Portugal, Capucho played more defensively for the nation than while at Porto,[1] appearing at UEFA Euro 2000 (two late substitute appearances and a start against Germany, when Portugal was already qualified)[7] and the 2002 FIFA World Cup (replacing Sérgio Conceição in the 4–0 thrashing of Poland).[8] After Luiz Felipe Scolari took over as national team boss in early 2003, he was never called again.

In 1991, Capucho only missed one game as the under-20s (which also included Rui Costa, Luís Figo and João Pinto) won the FIFA World Cup, played on home soil.[9][10]

Coaching careerEdit

Capucho returned to Porto in the summer of 2007, being charged with training its junior sides for several years. His first job at the professional level occurred in 2015–16, when he led newly promoted Varzim S.C. to the ninth place (from 24 teams) in the Segunda Liga. He subsequently moved to the top flight with neighbours Rio Ave FC,[11] being fired on 10 November 2016 due to poor results.[12]

In October 2017, Capucho returned to Varzim.[13] He left in December of the following year, by mutual consent.[14]

On 8 April 2019, Capucho was appointed at C.D. Mafra who were eighth in the second division following a run of nine games without a win that cost the job of Filipe Pedro.[15] He won one and drew two of their five remaining matches, then chose to part ways.[16]

Capucho succeeded Daúto Faquirá at S.C. Covilhã on 25 September 2020, after they lost their first three games of the new season.[17]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

[18][19]

Club Season League Cup Europe Other[a] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gil Vicente 1990–91 20 0 20 0
1991–92 30 2 30 2
Total 50 2 50 2
Sporting 1992–93 27 3 4 0 2 0 33 3
1993–94 25 6 6 2 5 0 36 8
1994–95 13 1 2 3 1 0 16 4
Total 65 10 12 5 8 0 85 15
Vitória Guimarães 1995–96 33 8 4 0 4 0 41 8
1996–97 32 7 1 0 4 0 37 7
Total 65 15 5 0 8 0 78 15
Porto 1997–98 32 5 5 1 5 0 2 0 44 6
1998–99 33 6 1 0 5 0 2 1 41 7
1999–00 32 6 4 0 13 1 2 0 51 7
2000–01 33 6 3 3 11 0 2 0 49 9
2001–02 31 5 2 1 15 2 1 0 49 8
2002–03 27 4 4 1 7 1 38 6
Total 188 32 19 6 56 4 9 1 272 43
Rangers 2003–04 22 5 2 0 6 0 3 1 33 6
Celta 2004–05 19 0 0 0 19 0
Career total 409 64 38 11 78 4 12 2 537 81
Capucho: International goals
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 June 1999 Estádio José Alvalade (1956), Lisbon, Portugal   Slovakia 1–0 1–0 Euro 2000 qualifying[20]
2 2 June 2000 Estádio Municipal de Chaves, Chaves, Portugal   Wales 3–0 3–0 Friendly[21]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Sporting

Porto

InternationalEdit

Portugal U-20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Capucho". BBC Sport. 15 May 2002. Retrieved 9 October 2009.
  2. ^ "UEFA Cup final player ratings". BBC Sport. 21 May 2003. Retrieved 9 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Capucho joins Rangers". BBC Sport. 17 June 2003. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  4. ^ "O'Neill cautious as Celtic take firm control". The Irish Times. 5 January 2004. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  5. ^ Cameron, Grant (14 May 2020). "Rangers season review: 2003/04". This Is Ibrox. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  6. ^ Villar, Juan (5 August 2004). "El Celta refuerza el ataque con Capucho y traspasa a Juanfran" [Celta bolster the attack with Capucho and transfer Juanfran]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Conceição hat-trick ousts holders Germany". UEFA. 6 October 2003. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Portugal back on track". BBC Sport. 10 June 2002. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  9. ^ CapuchoFIFA competition record (archived)
  10. ^ Ribeiro, Ireneu (20 August 2011). "Geração de ouro faz 20 anos" [Golden generation celebrates 20th birthday]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Nuno Capucho apresentado como treinador do Rio Ave" [Nuno Capucho presented as manager of Rio Ave] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Capucho deixa o Rio Ave" [Capucho leaves Rio Ave] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Varzim anuncia Nuno Capucho como novo treinador" [Varzim announce Nuno Capucho as new manager] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Varzim rescinde com Capucho" [Varzim cut ties with Capucho]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 3 December 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Nuno Capucho apresentado como novo treinador do Mafra" [Nuno Capucho presented as new manager of Mafra]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 April 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  16. ^ Cabaço, Rui (29 May 2019). "Nuno Capucho deixa Mafra" [Nuno Capucho leaves Mafra]. Record (in Portuguese). Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Capucho é novo treinador do Sporting da Covilhã" [Capucho is the new manager of Sporting da Covilhã] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 25 September 2020. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  18. ^ "Capucho". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  19. ^ "Nuno Capucho". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  20. ^ Pestana, Luís (23 May 2012). "Euro2012: Os números de Portugal na edição de 2000" [Euro2012: Portugal's stats in the 2000 edition] (in Portuguese). Futebol 365. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  21. ^ "Portugal com vantagem tangencial sobre Gales, em três particulares" [Portugal narrowly edge Wales, in three friendlies] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2020.

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