Luís Sobrinho

Luís Fernando Peixoto Gonçalves Sobrinho (born 5 May 1961) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Luís Sobrinho
Personal information
Full name Luís Fernando Peixoto Gonçalves Sobrinho
Date of birth (1961-05-05) 5 May 1961 (age 59)
Place of birth Setúbal, Portugal
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Centre back
Youth career
1974–1980 Vitória Setúbal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1982 Vitória Setúbal 48 (0)
1982–1983 Porto 0 (0)
1983–1985 Vitória Setúbal 54 (2)
1985–1989 Belenenses 127 (2)
1989–1990 Racing Paris 24 (0)
1990–1992 Vitória Setúbal 49 (2)
1992–1993 Paços Ferreira 17 (1)
1993–1994 Felgueiras 3 (0)
1994–1997 Grandolense
Total 322 (7)
National team
1981–1982 Portugal U21 9 (0)
1988–1989 Portugal 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Born in Setúbal, Sobrinho started playing professionally with local Vitória F.C. after graduating from the club's youth system. After a solid second season in the Primeira Liga the 21-year-old signed with FC Porto, but failed to appear in any league matches, returning to his previous team after one year.

After two more campaigns with Vitória, Sobrinho joined C.F. Os Belenenses, experiencing some of his best professional years: after helping the Lisbon side to the third position in 1987–88, he played in both legs as they subsequently ousted UEFA Cup holders Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the competition's first round (2–0 on aggregate). The following domestic league brought a sixth place, and the season finished with a 2–1 win against S.L. Benfica in the Portuguese Cup.

In the 1989 summer, Sobrinho moved to Racing Club de France Colombes 92 in France, teaming up with compatriot Jorge Plácido and a young David Ginola. After the club's relegation from Ligue 1, he returned to his country for a third stint with Setúbal, meeting the same fate in his first year.

Sobrinho returned briefly to the top flight with F.C. Paços de Ferreira, moving shortly after to the second level with F.C. Felgueiras. He retired at the age of 36 after playing amateur football with Clube Desportivo Artístico Grandolense, where he teamed up with former Vitória teammate António Aparício.

International careerEdit

Sobrinho earned eight senior caps for Portugal, and was picked for the squad that appeared at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, being an unused player in an eventual group stage exit.[1]


  1. ^ Luís SobrinhoFIFA competition record

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