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Fernando Peres da Silva (8 January 1943 – 10 February 2019), known as Peres, was a Portuguese professional football left winger and manager.

Fernando Peres
Personal information
Full name Fernando Peres da Silva
Date of birth (1943-01-08)8 January 1943
Place of birth Algés, Portugal
Date of death 10 February 2019(2019-02-10) (aged 76)
Place of death Lisbon, Portugal
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1958–1960 Belenenses
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1965 Belenenses 90 (36)
1965–1973 Sporting CP 145 (40)
1968–1969Académica (loan) 22 (9)
1974 Vasco Gama 10 (1)
1974–1975 Porto 14 (2)
1975 Sport 26 (2)
1976 Treze 7 (1)
Total 314 (91)
National team
1964–1972 Portugal 27 (4)
Teams managed
1979–1980 União Leiria
1980 Vitória Guimarães
1981 Estoril
1981 Sanjoanense
1993–1994 Juventude Évora
1999 Atlético
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Club careerEdit

Peres was born in Algés (Oeiras), Lisbon metropolitan area. He played for C.F. Os Belenenses, Sporting CP, Académica de Coimbra and FC Porto in his country; he experienced his best years with the second club, winning four major titles including two Primeira Liga championships and amassing first division totals of 271 games and 87 goals over 13 seasons.

On either side of his spell with Porto, Peres competed in Brazil, winning the 1974 national championship with CR Vasco da Gama and the regional league with Sport Club do Recife.[1] He retired with Treze Futebol Clube at the age of 33, going to have a brief stint as coach; his Portuguese top division experience consisted of 26 matches with U.D. Leiria, and seven with Vitória de Guimarães.[2]

International careerEdit

Peres earned 27 caps for Portugal, scoring four goals. His debut came on 4 June 1964 in a 1–1 friendly draw with England where he scored his team's goal, and his last appearance was during the Brazil Independence Cup final against the hosts, on 9 June 1972.[3]

Peres was included in the squad for the 1966 FIFA World Cup, but he did not make any appearances in England.[4]

Fernando Peres: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 4 June 1964 Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil   England 1–0 1–1 Taça das Nações
2 4 May 1969 Estádio das Antas, Porto, Portugal   Greece 2–2 2–2 1970 World Cup qualification
3 21 November 1971 Estádio da Luz (1954), Lisbon, Portugal   Belgium 1–1 1–1 Euro 1972 qualifying
4 25 June 1972 Estádio do Arruda, Recife, Brazil   Republic of Ireland 1–0 2–1 Brazil Independence Cup


On 10 February 2019, one month after being admitted in the facility, Peres died at the António Egas Moniz Hospital in Lisbon. He was 76 years old.[2]









  1. ^ "Fernando Peres: «Orgulhoso pelo que consegui»" [Fernando Peres: «Proud of my achievements»]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 September 2013. Archived from the original on 16 September 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Tavares, Pedro Sousa (10 February 2019). "Morreu Fernando Peres, campeão no Sporting e no Brasil" [Death of Fernando Peres, champion for Sporting and in Brazil]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. ^ Pierrend, José Luis. "Portugal – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 December 2009.
  4. ^ a b Paixão, Paulo; Castanheira, José Pedro (13 July 2016). "A lenda dos Magriços começou há 50 anos" [The legend of the Magriços started 50 years ago]. Expresso (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 May 2017.

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