Quim Berto

Joaquim Alberto Ferreira Machado (born 9 October 1971), known as Quim Berto, is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played as a defender (right or left back), and is the current manager of F.C. Tirsense.

Quim Berto
Personal information
Full name Joaquim Alberto Ferreira Machado
Date of birth (1971-10-09) 9 October 1971 (age 49)
Place of birth Guimarães, Portugal
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Position(s) Fullback
Club information
Current team
Tirsense (manager)
Youth career
1984–1990 Vitória Guimarães
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Benfica Castelo Branco 28 (3)
1992–1997 Vitória Guimarães 128 (9)
1997–2001 Sporting CP 48 (3)
1998–1999Vitória Guimarães (loan) 15 (2)
2001–2002 Benfica 0 (0)
2001–2002Varzim (loan) 17 (4)
2002–2004 Varzim 60 (10)
2004–2005 Estrela Amadora 28 (4)
2005–2006 Santa Clara 26 (2)
2006–2010 Vizela 101 (5)
Total 451 (42)
Teams managed
2011–2012 Vizela
2014–2015 Varzim B
2015 Varzim
2018 Trofense
2018–2019 Lusitanos
2019–2020 Torreense
2020– Tirsense
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Quim Berto was born in Guimarães. Over 11 seasons, he amassed Primeira Liga totals of 238 matches and 18 goals in representation of Vitória SC, Sporting CP and Varzim SC. In the summer of 2001 he signed for S.L. Benfica but never appeared officially for the club, spending one year on loan to the latter side before joining permanently.[1]

Additionally, Quim Berto made 186 second division appearances. In that level, in the 2003–04 campaign, he scored a career-best ten goals in 30 games for Varzim, mostly through his main asset, free kicks.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Quim Berto retired in June 2010 at nearly 39 years of age after spending four seasons with F.C. Vizela, the last in division three. On 27 July of the following year, he was appointed his last team's manager.[3]

Hired at Varzim's reserves in 2014, Quim Berto took over the first team on 5 May 2015 when Vítor Paneira left the second-place side near the end of the season.[4] He ended their four-year exile from the second tier with a 3–1 aggregate win against Casa Pia A.C. the following month;[5] he was dismissed on 22 October, due to poor results.[6]

Following his spell in Póvoa de Varzim, Quim Berto returned to the third division and brief stints with C.D. Trofense and S.C.U. Torreense.[7][8] Between those jobs, he was briefly in charge of FC Lusitanos of Andorra, who were going through a financial crisis.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Quim Berto recusa hipótese de voltar a ser emprestado" [Quim Berto rejects another loan move]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 May 2002. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Quim Berto, o especialista" [Quim Berto, the specialist]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 October 2003. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Quim Berto vai orientar Vizela" [Quim Berto to lead Vizela]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 27 July 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Varzim: Quim Berto sucede a Vítor Paneira" [Varzim: Quim Berto succeeds Vítor Paneira]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 May 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  5. ^ Gouveia, Ricardo (10 June 2015). "Play-off de promoção: Varzim regressa à II Liga quatro anos depois" [Promotion play-off: Varzim return to II League four years later] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Quim Berto deixa de ser treinador do Varzim" [Quim Berto no longer manager of Varzim]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 22 October 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Quim Berto: "Foi muito triste saber por SMS que estava dispensado"" [Quim Berto: "It was very sad to find out I had been dismissed by SMS"] (in Portuguese). Bancada. 10 June 2020. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Luís Loureiro é o novo técnico do Torreense" [Luís Loureiro is the new manager of Torreense]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 January 2020. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  9. ^ Balreira, Filipe (29 December 2018). "Quim Berto e a situação no FC Lusitanos: "Uma vergonha o que nos fizeram"" [Quim Berto on the situation at FC Lusitanos: "It's shameful what they did to us"]. Record (in Portuguese). Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Lusitanos de Andorra em risco de acabar com equipa de futebol principal" [Lusitanos of Andorra at risk of ending their main football team] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 4 January 2019. Retrieved 22 June 2020.

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