Rogério Gonçalves

Rogério de Sousa Gonçalves (born 1 October 1959) is a Portuguese football manager, currently in charge of Mozambican club Clube Ferroviário da Beira.

Rogério Gonçalves
Personal information
Full name Rogério de Sousa Gonçalves
Date of birth (1959-10-01) 1 October 1959 (age 62)
Place of birth Lanheses, Portugal
Club information
Current team
Ferroviário Beira
Teams managed
Years Team
1990–1992 Lanheses
1992–1995 Limianos
1995–1999 Vianense
1999–2001 Varzim
2002–2003 Chaves
2003–2004 Varzim
2004–2005 Naval
2005–2006 Leixões
2006 Naval
2006–2007 Braga
2007–2008 Beira Mar
2009 Académica
2010 Naval
2013–2015 Ferroviário Nampula
2017– Ferroviário Beira

In a career of over three decades, he had brief Primeira Liga spells at Varzim, Naval, Braga and Académica.

Football careerEdit

Born in the village of Lanheses in Viana do Castelo, Gonçalves started working as a full-time manager in 1990, with hometown club UD Lanheses. In the following nine years he worked exclusively in the lower leagues, also being in charge of A.D. Os Limianos and SC Vianense.

In the summer of 1999, Gonçalves was appointed at Varzim S.C. in the Segunda Liga. He achieved promotion to the Primeira Liga at the end of his second season,[1] but was sacked on 25 November 2001 after only achieving two wins in the first 12 games.

Gonçalves then returned to the second division, going on to work with G.D. Chaves, Associação Naval 1º de Maio and Leixões SC. On 4 March 2006, he re-signed at the second side who now competed in the top level, becoming their fourth coach of the campaign and finally leading them to safety with a 14th-place finish.

In mid-November 2006, Gonçalves replaced fired Carlos Carvalhal at the helm of S.C. Braga.[2] Three months later, despite helping the team rise three league places to 5th and leading after one leg of a UEFA Cup last-32 tie with Parma FC, he too was dismissed and replaced by his assistant Jorge Costa.[3] On 31 May 2007 he was appointed at division two team S.C. Beira-Mar,[4] being sacked the following February after a ten-game winless run across all competitions.[5]

Gonçalves signed for Académica de Coimbra in August 2009, becoming the fourth casualty of the top tier season on 2 October after failing to win once in seven league contests.[6] On 6 October 2010 he returned to Naval,[7] being fired due to exactly the same circumstances in December.[8]

In January 2013, Gonçalves was appointed to his first job abroad, at Mozambique's Clube Ferroviário de Nampula.[9] Two years later, having taken the club to runners-up in the Moçambola, he signed a new contract.[10] He left at the end of his deal in November 2015, rejecting another club in the African country due to his desire to manage back home again.[11]

Gonçalves headed back to Mozambique in June 2017, taking the helm at reigning champions Clube Ferroviário da Beira.[12] That year, they became the first club from their nation to reach the quarter-finals of the CAF Champions League, losing on the away goals rule to USM Alger.[13] In December 2018, the board decided to keep him for another season, after losing the cup final to CD Costa do Sol.[14]


  1. ^ "Treinador Rogério Gonçalves respeita mas não teme Benfica" [Coach Rogério Gonçalves respects but does not fear Benfica] (in Portuguese). TSF. 10 August 2001. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Gonçalves takes Braga job". UEFA. 12 November 2006. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Braga break with Gonçalves". UEFA. 19 February 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Rogério Gonçalves no Beira-Mar para voltar à primeira Liga" [Rogério Gonçalves in Beira-Mar to return to first League] (in Portuguese). Notícias de Aveiro. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Futebol: Beira-Mar - Direcção demite treinador Rogério Gonçalves" [Football: Beira-Mar - Board sack manager Rogério Gonçalves]. Expresso (in Portuguese). 4 February 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Treinador Rogério Gonçalves deixa a Académica" [Coach Rogério Gonçalves leaves Académica]. Público (in Portuguese). 2 October 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Rogério Gonçalves é o novo treinador da Naval 1.º Maio" [Rogério Gonçalves is the new Naval 1.º Maio manager] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 6 October 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Rogério Gonçalves só aguentou sete jogos" [Rogério Gonçalves only lasted seven games]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 20 December 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Treinador português Vítor Urbano troca HCB por Ferroviário de Maputo" [Portuguese manager Vítor Urbano swaps HCB for Ferroviário de Maputo] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Ferroviário de Nampula renova contrato com Rogério Gonçalves" [Ferroviário de Nampula renew Rogério Gonçalves' contract] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  11. ^ ""Tenciono ficar em Portugal"" ["I intend to stay in Portugal"] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Rogério Gonçalves a caminho do Ferroviário da Beira". Folha de Maputo (in Portuguese). 20 June 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  13. ^ "El campeón de Africa afuera, el más campeón a semis" [Champion of Africa out, most-titled team in semis] (in Spanish). Tribunero. 24 September 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Rogério Gonçalves firme no Chiveve" [Rogério Gonçalves signs with Chiveve] (in Portuguese). Liga Moçambicana de Futebol. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2020.

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