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Vítor Manuel Oliveira (born 17 November 1953) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and is the manager of Gil Vicente FC.

Vítor Oliveira
Personal information
Full name Vítor Manuel Oliveira
Date of birth (1953-11-17) 17 November 1953 (age 65)
Place of birth Matosinhos, Portugal
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gil Vicente (coach)
Youth career
1969–1972 Leixões
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1975 Leixões 60 (5)
1975–1976 Paredes
1976–1979 Famalicão
1979–1981 Espinho 39 (1)
1981–1983 Braga 44 (1)
1983–1985 Portimonense 47 (4)
Teams managed
1979 Famalicão (player-coach)
1985–1986 Portimonense
1988 Maia
1988–1992 Paços Ferreira
1992–1995 Gil Vicente
1995 Vitória Guimarães
1995–1997 Académica
1997–1998 União Leiria
1998 Braga
1998–2000 Belenenses
2000–2001 Rio Ave
2001–2003 Gil Vicente
2003–2004 Académica
2004–2005 Moreirense
2006–2007 Leixões
2007–2008 União Leiria
2009–2010 Trofense
2010–2011 Aves
2011–2013 Arouca
2013–2014 Moreirense
2014–2015 União Madeira
2015–2016 Chaves
2016–2018 Portimonense
2018–2019 Paços Ferreira
2019– Gil Vicente
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

In a managerial career of over 30 years, he won eleven promotions to the Primeira Liga, six as champion.[1][2][3][4]

Playing careerEdit

Born in Matosinhos, Oliveira's senior career spanned 13 seasons, ten of which were spent in the Primeira Liga where he appeared in a total of 218 games, scoring 17 goals. In that level he represented Leixões SC, F.C. Famalicão, S.C. Espinho, S.C. Braga and Portimonense SC; in his last year as a professional, he played 23 matches (one goal) for the latter side as they finished fifth and qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first and only time in their history.[5]

Oliveira retired in June 1985, at the age of 31. In the second division, he played for U.S.C. Paredes and Famalicão.

Coaching careerEdit

Oliveira was player-manager of Famalicão for their final match of the 1978–79 season, after the exit of Mário Imbelloni. The team lost 2–0 at C.F. Os Belenenses on 17 June, and were consequently relegated from the top level.[6]

Afterwards, Oliveira worked with Portimonense. His first season yielded the best finish of his entire career as seventh in the 1985–86,[6] and he was fired midway through the following campaign. In the following years he worked almost exclusively with F.C. Paços de Ferreira in division two, achieving promotion in 1991 as champions and retaining league status the next year.

After three full seasons in the top tier with Gil Vicente FC, Oliveira was in charge of several clubs in the first and second divisions, promoting from the latter level with U.D. Leiria, Belenenses and Leixões. Early into 2007–08 he replaced fired Paulo Duarte at the helm of Leiria,[7][8] but only managed to lead his team to three wins in his 21 games (14 losses) as the season ended in top flight relegation.

After working with former club Leixões as director of football in 2008–09, Oliveira resumed his career in the second level, with C.D. Trofense, C.D. Aves, F.C. Arouca[9] and Moreirense FC. On 19 May 2016, he returned to Portimonense nearly three decades after his first spell, on a one-year contract with the aim of winning promotion.[10] After doing so as champions – his fifth consecutive promotion – he decided to remain in the Algarve;[11] having taken the team to tenth place on their return to the top flight, he left the Estádio Municipal de Portimão in May 2018.[12]

On 22 May 2018, Oliveira replaced João Henriques as manager of another former club, Paços de Ferreira.[13] In May 2019, having sealed his eleventh promotion and sixth as champion, he left for yet another former employer Gil Vicente – who had been restored to the top tier in a court decision.[14] On 10 August, in their first game of the season, they beat FC Porto 2–1 at home.[15]

Managerial statisticsEdit

Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
União Leiria 1 July 1997 17 May 1998 40 24 11 5 88 38 +50 060.00
Braga 1 July 1998 25 October 1998 14 3 5 6 16 21 −5 021.43
Belenenses 6 December 1998 14 May 2000 56 20 19 17 69 58 +11 035.71
Rio Ave 1 July 2000 1 December 2001 52 21 13 18 85 59 +26 040.38
Gil Vicente 23 December 2001 1 June 2003 55 20 10 25 73 85 −12 036.36
Académica 29 August 2003 26 January 2004 19 4 3 12 16 26 −10 021.05
Moreirense 7 June 2004 3 April 2005 29 6 10 13 26 39 −13 020.69
Leixões 22 February 2006 20 May 2007 44 27 10 7 72 31 +41 061.36
União Leiria 6 November 2007 11 May 2008 23 4 4 15 22 39 −17 017.39
Trofense 17 June 2009 8 February 2010 26 10 6 10 32 34 −2 038.46
Aves 7 October 2010 29 May 2011 31 11 10 10 38 38 +0 035.48
Arouca 20 September 2011 17 May 2013 76 32 22 22 106 93 +13 042.11
Moreirense 21 May 2013 10 March 2014 41 18 16 7 66 29 +37 043.90
União Madeira 27 May 2014 18 May 2015 56 27 15 14 87 55 +32 048.21
Chaves 10 June 2015 10 May 2016 49 22 19 8 64 40 +24 044.90
Portimonense 19 May 2016 Present 38 21 8 9 60 33 +27 055.26
Career totals 649 270 181 198 920 718 +202 041.60

Last updated: 15 April 2017
Source: [16][17]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vítor Oliveira, velha raposa soma sexta subida de divisão (Vítor Oliveira, old fox gets sixth division promotion); Mais Futebol, 12 May 2013 (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Portimonense: a 10.ª equipa que Vítor Oliveira sobe de divisão (Portimonense: the 10th team Vítor Oliveira promotes); Diário de Notícias, 23 April 2017 (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ E vão 11 subidas de divisão para Vítor Oliveira (11 promotions for Vítor Oliveira and counting); A Bola, 20 April 2019 (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ "Quase 30 anos depois, Vítor Oliveira faz mais história: sexta subida em sete anos (agora pelo P. Ferreira)" [Nearly 30 years later, Vítor Oliveira makes more history: sixth promotion in seven years (now for P. Ferreira)] (in Portuguese). Observador. 20 April 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  5. ^ Época 1984/85: Primeira Divisão (1984/85 season: First Division); Arquivos da Bola, 24 June 2007 (in Portuguese)
  6. ^ a b "Vítor Oliveira. O filho de pescadores que se tornou no rei das subidas" [Vítor Oliveira. The son of fishers who became the king of promotions] (in Portuguese). Diário de Notícias. 20 April 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  7. ^ Oliveira accepts Leiria rescue job; UEFA, 6 November 2007
  8. ^ Portugal´s Leiria appoints new coach after poor start to season; Soccerway, 6 November 2007
  9. ^ Vitor Oliveira: o especialista das subidas (Vitor Oliveira: the promotion specialist) Archived 8 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine; Record, 12 May 2013 (in Portuguese)
  10. ^ "Vítor Oliveira assume comando do Portimonense a pensar na 10.ª subida" [Vítor Oliveira takes control of Portimonense thinking of 10th promotion] (in Portuguese). Público. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Vítor Oliveira: «Vou continuar no Portimonense»" [Vítor Oliveira: "I will continue at Portimonense"] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Vítor Oliveira deixa Portimonense e tem futuro em aberto" [Vítor Oliveira leaves Portimonense and has an open future] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Vítor Oliveira é o novo treinador do Paços de Ferreira" [Vítor Oliveira is the new manager of Paços de Ferreira] (in Portuguese). Público. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Vítor Oliveira vai treinar Gil Vicente após vencer II Liga com o Paços de Ferreira" [Vítor Oliveira will manage Gil Vicente after winning II League with Paços de Ferreira] (in Portuguese). Observador. 19 May 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Vítor Oliveira: "Podemos discutir se a vitória é merecida, mas justa é"" [Oliveira: "We can discuss whether the victory is deserved, but it's fair"] (in Portuguese). Público. 10 August 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Vítor Oliveira" (in Portuguese). Zerozero. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  17. ^ Vítor Oliveira coach profile at Soccerway
  18. ^ "Prémios oficiais Liga Portugal 2015" [Liga Portugal 2015 official awards] (in Portuguese). Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  19. ^ "Sorteio dita Sporting-FC Porto na 3ª jornada" [Draw dictates Sporting-FC Porto in matchday 3] (in Portuguese). Record. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016.

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