Petit (Portuguese footballer)

Armando Gonçalves Teixeira OIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɾˈmɐ̃du ɡõˈsaɫvɨʃ tɐjˈʃɐjɾɐ]; born 25 September 1976), known as Petit, is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and the manager of Belenenses SAD.

Petit
Petit POR.jpg
Petit in 2009
Personal information
Full name Armando Gonçalves Teixeira
Date of birth (1976-09-25) 25 September 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth Strasbourg, France
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Belenenses SAD (coach)
Youth career
1986–1987 Bom Pastor
1987–1995 Boavista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Esposende 26 (1)
1996–1997 Gondomar 13 (2)
1997–1998 União Lamas 31 (3)
1998–1999 Esposende 30 (3)
1999–2000 Gil Vicente 30 (4)
2000–2002 Boavista 51 (7)
2002–2008 Benfica 148 (12)
2008–2012 1. FC Köln 87 (5)
2012–2013 Boavista 8 (2)
Total 424 (39)
National team
2001–2008 Portugal 57 (4)
Teams managed
2012–2015 Boavista
2015–2017 Tondela
2017 Moreirense
2017–2018 Paços Ferreira
2018 Moreirense
2018–2019 Marítimo
2020– Belenenses SAD
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He received the moniker Petit because of his small frame, and also because he was born in France. He also became known as Pitbull by supporters because of his fierce approach, in addition to a powerful outside shot.[1]

After helping Boavista win their first and only Primeira Liga championship, he went on to amass more than 200 official appearances for Benfica, winning another three major titles. He also spent several seasons in Germany with 1. FC Köln, but his later years were marred by injury problems.

A Portugal international during the 2000s, Petit represented the nation in two World Cups – finishing fourth in the 2006 edition – and as many European Championships. He started working as a manager in 2012, with Boavista.

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

Early years / BoavistaEdit

Petit was born to Portuguese parents in Strasbourg, France, moving to his parents' motherland still as an infant.[1] After four years with modest clubs, he first established himself at the Primeira Liga with Gil Vicente F.C. where he was a key player,[2] helping the Barcelos team to their best ever first division finish (fifth, narrowly missing out on qualification to the UEFA Cup).

Petit left for Boavista F.C. after one season, being instrumental in the side's only league conquest and going on to have his first experience in the UEFA Champions League. He made his debut in the latter competition on 11 September 2001, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 group stage away draw against Liverpool.[3]

BenficaEdit

In the summer of 2002, Petit moved to S.L. Benfica, being an instant first-choice. In his third year, he scored twice in 29 games as the club ended an 11-year drought and won the national championship.

After impressive showings in the team's 2005–06 Champions League campaign, which ended at the hands of eventual champions FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals, Manchester United and Olympique Lyonnais were linked with Petit, whom eventually renewed his contract a further two years.

FC KölnEdit

On 29 July 2008, Petit signed for newly promoted 1. FC Köln in Germany. He netted his first goal with his new club on 7 August, against SV Niederauerbach in the season's domestic cup. On 1 November he scored his first in the Bundesliga, a 90th-minute effort against VfB Stuttgart in a 3–1 triumph,[4] ending his debut season with 31 matches out of 34 as the team easily maintained its status.

35-year-old Petit missed the entire 2011–12 due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury,[5][6] and Köln were also relegated. In August 2012 he returned to Boavista, with the club now in the third division.[7]

InternationalEdit

Petit made his debut for Portugal on 2 June 2001, in a 1–1 draw against Republic of Ireland in Dublin for the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifyiers.[8] He played for the nation in the finals, and was also a member of the team that reached the final at UEFA Euro 2004, held on home soil.

Petit scored from two long free kicks in a 7–1 home drubbing of Russia in the 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign,[9] going on to be summoned for the final stages in Germany where he netted an own goal in the 61st minute of the third place playoff against the hosts,[10] becoming the fourth player in the tournament to score in that fashion.

Prior to the start of Euro 2008, where he started for the eventual quarter-finalists, Petit announced his retirement from international football at nearly 32.[11] In total, he won 57 caps and scored four goals.[12]

Coaching careerEdit

In October 2012, Petit was appointed player-coach of Boavista.[13] He became a full-time manager in the following season.

For administrative reasons, the club returned to the top flight in 2014. On 9 December 2015, after leaving the hotseat at the Estádio do Bessa for personal motives,[14] he was appointed at C.D. Tondela for their first top division campaign,[15] being one of three coaches in charge as the team avoided relegation in the last matchday.[16]

Subsequently, Petit signed a new deal to last until 2018, but left on 8 January 2017 after a 1–2 home loss to F.C. Arouca.[17] That March he was hired at Moreirense F.C. with the goal of keeping them in the top level, and left two months later by mutual consent when that was achieved.[18]

On 23 October 2017, F.C. Paços de Ferreira hired Petit in an attempt to preserve their place in the top tier,[19] and he left by his own accord the following January.[20] He returned to Moreirense in February as their third manager of the season,[21] and left again after keeping them in the top flight.[22]

Petit was appointed manager of C.S. Marítimo on 27 November 2018, on a contract lasting until the end of the campaign.[23] He left the Madeiran club at its conclusion, as it did not exercise the option of another year.[24]

On 15 January 2020, Petit was hired by his sixth Portuguese top-division club, becoming the third coach of Belenenses SAD's campaign as the team was one point above the relegation zone.[25]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Sources:[26][27][28]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Esposende 1995–96 Portuguese Second Division 26 1 0 0 26 1
Gondomar 1996–97 Portuguese Second Division 13 2 0 0 13 2
União Lamas 1997–98 Segunda Liga 31 3 2 0 33 3
Esposende 1998–99 Segunda Liga 30 3 4 1 34 4
Gil Vicente 1999–00 Primeira Liga 30 4 2 0 32 4
Boavista 2000–01 Primeira Liga 26 3 4 0 3 0 33 3
2001–02 25 4 2 1 9 1 36 5
Total 51 7 6 1 0 0 12 1 69 9
Benfica 2002–03 Primeira Liga 25 2 1 0 26 2
2003–04 23 0 3 0 9 0 35 0
2004–05 29 2 5 0 8 0 42 2
2005–06 30 3 2 0 9 0 41 3
2006–07 24 4 2 0 14 2 40 6
2007–08 17 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 24 1
Total 148 12 13 0 0 0 47 2 208 14
1. FC Köln 2008–09 Bundesliga 31 3 2 1 33 4
2009–10 32 1 4 0 36 1
2010–11 24 1 0 0 24 1
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 87 5 6 1 0 0 93 6
Career total 416 37 33 3 0 0 59 3 508 38

InternationalEdit

Source:[29]
Portugal
Year Apps Goals
2001 7 0
2002 9 0
2003 0 0
2004 10 2
2005 7 1
2006 12 1
2007 7 0
2008 5 0
Total 57 4

International goalsEdit

Petit: International goals[30][31][32]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 October 2004 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal   Russia 6–1 7–1 2006 World Cup qualification
2 13 October 2004 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal   Russia 7–1 7–1 2006 World Cup qualification
3 12 November 2005 Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal   Croatia 1–0 2–0 Friendly
4 27 May 2006 Complexo Desportivo, Évora, Portugal   Cape Verde 3–1 4–1 Friendly

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 9 July 2018[33][34]
Team From To Record
M W D L GF GA GD Win %
Boavista 9 October 2012 28 November 2015 112 44 26 42 146 137 +9 039.29
Tondela 9 December 2015 9 January 2017 42 11 8 23 49 70 −21 026.19
Moreirense 20 March 2017 26 May 2017 8 3 3 2 9 8 +1 037.50
Paços de Ferreira 23 October 2017 8 January 2018 9 1 2 6 11 20 −9 011.11
Moreirense 14 February 2018 20 May 2018 12 4 1 7 11 17 −6 033.33
Total 183 63 40 80 236 252 −16 034.43

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Boavista

Benfica

InternationalEdit

Portugal

IndividualEdit

OrdersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "VfB Stuttgart 1–3 1. FC Köln". ESPN Soccernet. 1 November 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Kölns Petit fällt ein halbes Jahr aus" [Köln's Petit to miss half a year] (in German). Focus. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
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