Litos (footballer, born February 1974)

Carlos Manuel de Oliveira Magalhães (born 25 February 1974), known as Litos, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Personal information
Full name Carlos Manuel de Oliveira Magalhães[1]
Date of birth (1974-02-25) 25 February 1974 (age 46)[1]
Place of birth Porto, Portugal[1]
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Position(s) Centre back
Youth career
1985–1986 Lapa
1986–1987 Real Campo Lindo
1987–1992 Boavista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Campomaiorense 29 (1)
1993 Boavista 0 (0)
1994 Estoril 16 (0)
1994–1995 Rio Ave 31 (3)
1995–2001 Boavista 183 (19)
2001–2006 Málaga 89 (6)
2006–2007 Académica 27 (2)
2008 SV Salzburg 0 (0)
Total 375 (32)
National team
1993–1996 Portugal U21 14 (2)
1999–2001 Portugal 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He appeared in 226 Primeira Liga matches (21 goals) over nine seasons, mainly for Boavista with whom he won the 2001 national championship. He also spent several seasons in La Liga, with Málaga.

Club careerEdit

Born in Porto, Litos started playing football with S.C. Campomaiorense. After a small stint with Boavista FC – in which youth system he grew – and moves to G.D. Estoril Praia and Rio Ave F.C. he rejoined the Axadrezados ("Chequereds"), being instrumental in the northern club's only Primeira Liga title in its history in 2000–01, as team captain. He formed a formidable stopper duo with Pedro Emanuel, who would then move to FC Porto.

After Boavista's championship conquest, Litos signed for La Liga side Málaga CF, experiencing different fortunes during his spell in Andalusia – two seasons as an undisputed starter, a combined 20 games in the other three.[1] In 2005–06 his team was relegated, with the player only making eight league appearances; for five years, he partnered compatriots Edgar and Duda.[2][3]

Litos joined Académica de Coimbra for 2006–07.[4] After being first-choice in his first year he was deemed surplus to requirements in the following, leaving and moving to Austrian Football Bundesliga's SV Salzburg in January 2008; he retired at the end of that campaign, without having appeared officially for his last club.

International careerEdit

Litos earned six caps for Portugal, the first arriving on 10 February 1999 as he played three minutes in a 0–0 friendly draw against the Netherlands in Paris. He also represented the nation at the 1996 Summer Olympics.





  1. ^ a b c d e "Carlos Manuel de Oliveira Magalhaes, "LITOS"". El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  2. ^ Malo, José L. (16 November 2003). "El gol del Málaga lleva acento luso" [Málaga's goal has Portuguese accent]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  3. ^ "El Málaga llega a un acuerdo con Litos para rescindir su contrato" [Málaga reach agreement with Litos to terminate his contract]. Marca (in Spanish). 10 July 2006. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Litos: «Sporting tem miúdos muito irrequietos»" [Litos: «Sporting have kids that can't stand still»]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 May 2007. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  5. ^ Carvalho Reis, Joana (18 May 2016). "Lembra-se deles? Há 15 anos o Boavista foi campeão nacional" [Remember them? Boavista were national champions 15 years ago] (in Portuguese). TSF. Retrieved 18 May 2017.

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