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Luís Castro (footballer, born 1961)

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Luís Manuel Ribeiro de Castro (born 3 September 1961) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a right back, and is the manager of Ukrainian club FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

Luís Castro
Personal information
Full name Luís Manuel Ribeiro de Castro
Date of birth (1961-09-03) 3 September 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Mondrões, Portugal
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Shakhtar Donetsk (manager)
Youth career
1976–1977 Vieirense
1977–1980 União Leiria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1981 União Leiria 1 (0)
1981–1982 Vieirense
1982–1985 União Leiria
1985–1987 Vitória Guimarães 1 (0)
1987–1989 Elvas 58 (0)
1989–1990 Fafe 5 (0)
1990–1997 Águeda 147 (3)
Teams managed
1998–2000 Águeda
2000–2001 Mealhada
2001–2003 Estarreja
2003–2004 Sanjoanense
2004–2006 Penafiel
2013–2014 Porto B
2014 Porto
2014–2016 Porto B
2016–2017 Rio Ave
2017–2018 Chaves
2018–2019 Vitória Guimarães
2019– Shakhtar Donetsk
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Early life / PersonalEdit

Castro was born in the village of Mondrões, in Vila Real. For much of his childhood and youth he suffered from a debilitating disease,[1] going on to major in physics at the University of Coimbra.[2]

Playing careerEdit

Castro spent most of his 17-year professional career in the lower leagues, representing U.D. Leiria, O Elvas CAD, AD Fafe and R.D. Águeda in the Segunda Liga and Vitória S.C. and Elvas in the Primeira Liga.

With the latter, he appeared in 28 matches in the 1987–88 season, but his team ranked in 15th place and suffered relegation.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

One year after retiring from professional football, Castro began working as a manager with his final club Águeda, where he would remain for two seasons. He went on to be in charge of lowly G.D. Mealhada, C.D. Estarreja and A.D. Sanjoanense, before being appointed at F.C. Penafiel in the top level in summer 2004[4] and guiding it to the 11th position in his debut campaign,[5] the highlight being a 1–0 home win against S.L. Benfica.[6]

Following Penafiel's relegation in 2006, Castro left the club, joining FC Porto's youth academy and eventually coaching the B-team.[7] On 5 March 2014, following the resignation of Paulo Fonseca at the helm of the main squad, he was named an interim until the end of the season.[8]

Castro continued working in the Portuguese top flight after leaving Porto's reserves in November 2016, with Rio Ave FC,[9] G.D. Chaves[10] and Vitória de Guimarães.[11] On 12 June 2019, he signed a two-year contract at FC Shakhtar Donetsk as a replacement for compatriot Paulo Fonseca who left for A.S. Roma after winning three Ukrainian Premier League championships in a row.[12]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 6 October 2019[13][14]
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Sanjoanense   June 2003 September 2004 42 21 9 12 62 44 +18 050.00
Penafiel   17 September 2004 June 2006 70 17 13 40 71 114 −43 024.29
Porto B   July 2013 4 March 2014 32 18 6 8 39 26 +13 056.25
Porto   5 March 2014 10 May 2014 16 9 2 5 25 18 +7 056.25
Porto B   11 May 2014 12 November 2016 106 48 22 36 166 133 +33 045.28
Rio Ave   12 November 2016 1 June 2017 27 13 5 9 34 26 +8 048.15
Chaves   1 June 2017 20 May 2018 37 14 8 15 51 60 −9 037.84
Vitória Guimarães   20 May 2018 12 June 2019 39 18 7 14 56 37 +19 046.15
Shakhtar Donetsk   12 June 2019 Present 13 11 0 2 33 12 +21 084.62
Total 382 169 72 141 537 470 +67 044.24

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Luís Castro: um homem da casa, mas não só" [Luís Castro: a man of the house, but not only that] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  2. ^ Rodrigues, Berta (6 March 2014). "Luís Castro: o que podem esperar dele" [Luís Castro: what can be expected of him] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Época 1987/88: Primeira Divisão" [1987/88 season: First Division] (in Portuguese). Arquivos da Bola. 15 July 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Luís Castro sucede a Manuel Fernandes" [Luís Castro succeeds Manuel Fernandes]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 September 2004. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  5. ^ Lopes, Gonçalo (20 December 2016). "Luís Castro, o ex-aluno de Física, encontrou a fórmula certa em Vila do Conde" [Luís Castro, the former Physics student, found the right formula in Vila do Conde]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Penafiel-Benfica, 1–0. Não foi só aritmética, foi um golpe no sonho" [Penafiel-Benfica, 1–0. It was not only arithmetics, it was a blow to the dream]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 May 2005. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Luís Castro vai treinar equipa" [Luís Castro is going to manage team]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 June 2013. Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Porto sack coach Paulo Fonseca after nine months in charge". BBC Sport. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  9. ^ Veloso Gomes, André (14 November 2016). "Luís Castro no Rio Ave: "Obra no FC Porto estava feita"" [Luís Castro in Rio Ave: "Work in FC Porto was done"]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Luís Castro é o novo treinador do Chaves" [Luís Castro is the new manager of Chaves]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 June 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  11. ^ Pires, Sérgio; Ferreira, Bruno José (20 May 2018). "Luís Castro assina por dois anos pelo Vitória de Guimarães" [Luís Castro signs for two years with Vitória de Guimarães] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Ucrânia. Luís Castro oficializado no Shakhtar" [Ukraine. Luís Castro made official at Shakhtar]. Sol (in Portuguese). 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Luís Castro". Zerozero. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  14. ^ Luís Castro coach profile at Soccerway

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