Luís Castro (manager)

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Luís Castro
Personal information
Full name Luís Manuel Ribeiro de Castro
Date of birth (1961-09-03) 3 September 1961 (age 57)
Place of birth Mondrões, Portugal
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Porto B (coach)
Youth career
1976–1977 Vieirense
1977–1980 União Leiria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1981 União Leiria 1 (0)
1981–1982 Vieirense
1982–1985 União Leiria
1985–1987 Vitória Guimarães 1 (0)
1987–1989 Elvas 58 (0)
1989–1990 Fafe 5 (0)
1990–1997 Águeda 147 (3)
Teams managed
1998–2000 Águeda
2000–2001 Mealhada
2001–2003 Estarreja
2003–2004 Sanjoanense
2004–2006 Penafiel
2013–2014 Porto B
2014 Porto
2014– Porto B

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Luís Manuel Ribeiro de Castro (born 3 September 1961) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a right back, and the current manager of FC Porto B.

Early life / Personal

Castro was born in the village of Mondrões, in Vila Real. For much of his childhood and youth he suffered from a debilitating disease,[1] going on to major in physics at the University of Coimbra.[2]

Playing career

Castro spent most of his 17-year professional career in the lower leagues, representing U.D. Leiria, O Elvas CAD, AD Fafe and R.D. Águeda in the Segunda Liga and Vitória S.C. and Elvas in the Primeira Liga.

With the latter, he appeared in 28 games in the 1987–88 season, but his team ranked in 15th place and suffered relegation.[3]

Coaching career

One year after retiring from professional football, Castro began working as a manager with his final club Águeda, where he would remain for two seasons. He went on to be in charge of lowly G.D. Mealhada, C.D. Estarreja and A.D. Sanjoanense, before being appointed at F.C. Penafiel in the top level in the 2004 summer[4] and guiding it to the 11th position in his debut campaign,[5] the highlight being a 1–0 home win against S.L. Benfica.[6]

Following Penafiel's relegation in 2006, Castro left the club, joining FC Porto's youth academy and eventually coaching the B-team.[7] On 5 March 2014, following the resignation of Paulo Fonseca at the helm of the main squad, he was named an interim until the end of the season.[8]

Managerial statistics

As of 22 December 2015
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Sanjoanense Portugal June 2003 September 2004 42 21 9 12 62 44 +18 50.00
Penafiel Portugal 17 September 2004 June 2006 70 17 13 40 71 114 −43 24.29
Porto B Portugal July 2013 4 March 2014 32 18 6 8 39 26 +13 56.25
Porto Portugal 5 March 2014 10 May 2014 16 9 2 5 25 18 +7 56.25
Porto B Portugal 11 May 2014 Present 76 36 15 25 128 99 +29 47.37
Total 238 99 47 92 323 308 +15 41.60

[9]

References

  1. Luís Castro: um homem da casa, mas não só (Luís Castro: a man of the house, but not only that); Mais Futebol, 5 March 2014 (Portuguese)
  2. "Luís Castro: o que podem esperar dele" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Época 1987/88: Primeira Divisão" (in Portuguese). Arquivos da Bola. 15 July 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Luís Castro sucede a Manuel Fernandes" (in Portuguese). Record. 17 September 2004. Retrieved 7 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "SuperLiga 2004/2005". Zerozero. Retrieved 7 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Penafiel 1–0 Benfica". Zerozero. Retrieved 7 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Luís Castro vai treinar equipa" (in Portuguese). Record. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Porto sack coach Paulo Fonseca after nine months in charge". BBC Sport. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Source: Zerozero

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