Frederico Rosa

Frederico Nobre Rosa (6 April 1957 – 17 February 2019), known simply as Frederico, was a Portuguese professional footballer who played as a central defender.

Frederico
Personal information
Full name Frederico Nobre Rosa
Date of birth (1957-04-06)6 April 1957
Place of birth Castro Verde, Portugal
Date of death 17 February 2019(2019-02-17) (aged 61)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Centre back
Youth career
1972–1975 CUF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1978 CUF 15 (0)
1978–1979 Barreirense 30 (2)
1979–1983 Benfica 40 (0)
1983–1991 Boavista 214 (16)
1991–1992 Vitória Guimarães 30 (1)
1992–1994 Estrela Amadora 55 (2)
1994–1995 Leixões 13 (0)
Total 397 (21)
National team
1985–1989 Portugal 18 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Frederico was born in Castro Verde, Baixo Alentejo. During his club career he played for CUF, Barreirense, Benfica (having to compete with the likes of Humberto Coelho – his idol – he featured solely as a backup during four years), Boavista (his most steady period, with eight consecutive Primeira Liga seasons, nearly 300 official appearances and team captaincy), Vitória de Guimarães, Estrela da Amadora and Leixões.[1][2]

Frederico retired in June 1995, at the age of 38.

International careerEdit

Frederico won 18 caps and scored five goals for Portugal, being selected for the roster at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.[1][2]

Frederico Rosa: International goals[3]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 February 1986 Estádio Municipal de Portimão, Portimão, Portugal   Luxembourg 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2 20 December 1987 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta   Malta 0–1 0–1 Euro 1988 qualifying
3 29 March 1989 Estádio José Alvalade (1956), Lisbon, Portugal   Angola 2–0 6–0 Friendly
4 29 March 1989 Estádio José Alvalade (1956), Lisbon, Portugal   Angola 6–0 6–0 Friendly
5 26 April 1989 Estádio da Luz (1954), Lisbon, Portugal    Switzerland 2–0 3–1 1990 World Cup qualification

DeathEdit

Frederico died on 17 February 2019 aged 61, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.[4][1][2]

HonoursEdit

Benfica[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Roseiro, Bruno (17 February 2019). "Morreu Frederico, antigo internacional que foi bicampeão pelo Benfica e esteve oito anos no Boavista" [Death of Frederico, a former international who was a two-time champion for Benfica and spent eight years at Boavista]. Observador (in Portuguese). Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Frederico Rosa morre aos 61 anos" [Frederico Rosa dies aged 61]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 17 February 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Frederico Rosa". European Football. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Morreu Frederico, antigo internacional bicampeão pelo Benfica" [Death of Frederico, former two-time Benfica champion international]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 17 February 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.

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