|Full name||Vítor Manuel Oliveira|
|Date of birth||17 November 1953|
|Place of birth||Matosinhos, Portugal|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
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.
Afterwards, Oliveira worked with Portimonense. His first season yielded the best finish of his entire career as seventh in the 1985–86, 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, 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 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. After doing so as champions – his fifth consecutive promotion – he decided to remain in the Algarve; having taken the team to tenth place on their return to the top flight, he left the Estádio Municipal de Portimão in May 2018.
On 22 May 2018, Oliveira replaced João Henriques as manager of another former club, Paços de Ferreira. 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. On 10 August, in their first game of the season, they beat FC Porto 2–1 at home; they finished in tenth, after which he left.
|União Leiria||1 July 1997||17 May 1998||40||24||11||5||88||38||+50||60.00|
|Braga||1 July 1998||25 October 1998||14||3||5||6||16||21||−5||21.43|
|Belenenses||6 December 1998||14 May 2000||56||20||19||17||69||58||+11||35.71|
|Rio Ave||1 July 2000||1 December 2001||52||21||13||18||85||59||+26||40.38|
|Gil Vicente||23 December 2001||1 June 2003||55||20||10||25||73||85||−12||36.36|
|Académica||29 August 2003||26 January 2004||19||4||3||12||16||26||−10||21.05|
|Moreirense||7 June 2004||3 April 2005||29||6||10||13||26||39||−13||20.69|
|Leixões||22 February 2006||20 May 2007||44||27||10||7||72||31||+41||61.36|
|União Leiria||6 November 2007||11 May 2008||23||4||4||15||22||39||−17||17.39|
|Trofense||17 June 2009||8 February 2010||26||10||6||10||32||34||−2||38.46|
|Aves||7 October 2010||29 May 2011||31||11||10||10||38||38||+0||35.48|
|Arouca||20 September 2011||17 May 2013||76||32||22||22||106||93||+13||42.11|
|Moreirense||21 May 2013||10 March 2014||41||18||16||7||66||29||+37||43.90|
|União Madeira||27 May 2014||18 May 2015||56||27||15||14||87||55||+32||48.21|
|Chaves||10 June 2015||10 May 2016||49||22||19||8||64||40||+24||44.90|
|Portimonense||19 May 2016||Present||38||21||8||9||60||33||+27||55.26|
- Vítor Oliveira, velha raposa soma sexta subida de divisão (Vítor Oliveira, old fox gets sixth division promotion); Mais Futebol, 12 May 2013 (in Portuguese)
- 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)
- E vão 11 subidas de divisão para Vítor Oliveira (11 promotions for Vítor Oliveira and counting); A Bola, 20 April 2019 (in Portuguese)
- "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.
- Época 1984/85: Primeira Divisão (1984/85 season: First Division); Arquivos da Bola, 24 June 2007 (in Portuguese)
- "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.
- Oliveira accepts Leiria rescue job; UEFA, 6 November 2007
- Portugal´s Leiria appoints new coach after poor start to season; Soccerway, 6 November 2007
- 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)
- "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.
- "Vítor Oliveira: «Vou continuar no Portimonense»" [Vítor Oliveira: "I will continue at Portimonense"] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Vítor Oliveira sobre o futuro: "Vou de férias, vou pensar no que vou fazer"" [Vítor Oliveira on his future: "I'm going on holiday, I will think about what I'm going to do"] (in Portuguese). O Jogo. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
- "Vítor Oliveira" (in Portuguese). Zerozero. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
- Vítor Oliveira coach profile at Soccerway
- "Prémios oficiais Liga Portugal 2015" [2015 Portugal League official awards] (in Portuguese). Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- "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.