Royal Antwerp Football Stories
January 28, 2019

O regresso à Bélgica, 40 anos depois

Depois de deixar a selecção da Índia U-17, aceitei o convite do clube belga do Antuérpia para treinar a equipa U-21. Foi o regresso à Belgica, país que me tinha…

Football stories
September 5, 2018

De regresso à Bélgica

Quando levantei voo de Mumbai em direcção a Portugal, no início de Julho, não imaginava que iria deixar a Índia e o seu futebol. Um conjunto de circunstâncias inesperadas que…

Ruídos de Inveja
April 2, 2018

John Lennon e a India

Em Fevereiro de 1968 os Beatles foram para um retiro de meditação transcendental para a India, a convite de Mahrashi Mahesh Yogi. Instalaram-se na Academia Internacional de Meditação, em Rajaji,…

Ruídos de Inveja
March 25, 2018

Influência da India na musica dos Beatles – George Harrisson

George Harrisson foi o membro dos Beatles mais experimentalista e que rompeu com muitas muralhas musicais impostas pela moda dos anos 60. Ele demonstrou uma enorme e exclusiva maturidade musical…

Ruídos de Inveja
March 23, 2018

A influência da Índia nos Beatles

Uma das bandas mais importantes e famosas do Século XX foram os Beatles, sem duvida o grupo mais bem sucedido e aclamado da história da música popular. Em 7 anos,…

Headhunter
October 26, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup – Brewster or Abel Ruiz?

Which of these talented players was the most influential and decisive during this FIFA U17 World Cup? The amazing Brewster from England national (plays at Liverpool)? Or the incredible Abel…

Headhunter
October 21, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup – Lassana Ndiaye

Lassana Ndiaye (Mali) This striker of Mali, who had  already been a reference during CAN, has been a key player of the Mali’s national team, being the best scorer of…

Headhunter
October 18, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup – Sadiq Ibrahim

Sadiq lbrahim Our game against Ghana national team confirmed everything I’ve learned from my previous experience in Africa. Very physically strong players at these ages, all very agile, fast, good…

Headhunter
October 16, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup – Juan Peñalosa

Juan Sebastián Peñaloza Ragga, aka Juan Peñalosa, already caught my attention when he played against Colombia during the Mexican tournament early in August, this right winger was the player who…

Headhunter
October 15, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup – Mohammed Dawood

Mohammed Dawood is the key player on the Iraq U17 squad who qualified for the knockout rounds in his second FiIFA World Cup appearance. This Baghdad striker made a big…

Headhunter
October 10, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup – Keito Nakamura

The striker Keito Nakamura scored the first hat trick of this FIFA U17 World Cup. The young Samurai wrote his name into the history books, with the first hat-trick of the…

Headhunter
October 7, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup – Jairo Torres

Jairo Torres (Atlas FC) This  winger is one of the best reasons to follow this U17 FIFA World Cup. He plays at Atlas, and has already made his senior debut…

Headhunter
October 2, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup – Berke Özer

Berke Özer Goal Keeper 1,90cm Emerged from Altinordu FC youth academy, has the nickname of  “The Turkish Donnarumma” (young goal keeper from Milan AC) because is one the most promising…

Headhunter
October 1, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup 2017 – Abel Ruiz

Abel Ruiz (FC Barcelona) Spain won the U17 European Championship and the striker Abel Ruiz scored 4 goals, second higher scorer of the tournament. He is the top-scorer, together with…

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September 30, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup 2017 – Willem Geubbels

Willem Geubbels (Olympique Lyonnais) This left winger from the Olympique Lyonnais Academy can become one of the future stars of the French football. He was born in 2001, he is…

Headhunter
September 27, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup 2017 – José Rodolfo Alfaro

José Rodolfo Alfaro (Costa Rica) National team of Costa Rica want to achieve as far as possible. They scored 16 goals in four matches during Central America qualifying phase for…

Headhunter
September 26, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup 2017 – Jason Sancho

Jason Sancho (England) For me the best player at the U17 European Championship this summer. He scored 5 goals, and did 5 assists.Just incredible. One of the most exciting wingers…

Headhunter
September 26, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup 2017 – Jann-Fiete Arp

Jann-Fiete Arp (Hamburg) Today I talk about another forwarder who could be a World Cup star. The Hamburg striker was the only player to have scored two hat-tricks in one…

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September 21, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup 2017 – Mohammad Sharifi

Mohammad Sharifi (Iran) Iran is one of the powerful football nations in Asia. A very good level and high quality of your players. One of this rising stars is Mohammad…

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September 18, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup 2017 – Djibril Fandje Touré

One of the most exciting players that we can follow at U17’s World Cup, comes from Guiné Conakry. Top scorer during the last African Cup of Nations, with 6 goals scored,…

Headhunter
September 14, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup 2017 – Joshua Sargent

Joshua Sargent (United States of America) Today I will also talk of a player that can be one of the rising stars of this World Cup. Joshua Sargent from the…

Caça TalentosFootball Stories
September 13, 2017

Talent Hunting – World Cup U17 – Vinicius

Vinicius (Brazil) This is one of the most attractive competitions for clubs to observe players that are turning 18 years old. They are targets for international transfers. The player with more…

Football stories
August 11, 2017

Guinea Bissau

My experience as Guinea Bissau coach was extremely rich in a humanistic perspective. When we had our first victory of the 21st century, against Kenya in 2011, breaking 20 year…

Football stories
August 11, 2017

The King

At the end of the 80s, already retired from professional football, I integrated the Portuguese veteran national team, that played some games in the United States. As a coincidence, we…

Football stories
August 11, 2017

Law

In July of 1973 I arrived to Coimbra, loaned by Benfica. Only 19, I was living the dream of playing in the 1st league in Académica, a reference club at…

Off the pitch
August 10, 2017

Barbara’s Wedding

June 10th – Portugal’s day and now also Barbara’s day The wedding of a daughter is always something emotional and very special. Specially when she’s the first to get married. …

Football stories
July 16, 2017

Football Stories – Cristianomania

One day I was invited to go to Bafatá, in the centre of Guiné-Bissau, to observe players. In the field right before the game started, a game specifically set for…

Football stories
July 16, 2017

Cinema career

I never thought that it would be so hard to end my football career. At 33 years of age, when in many other professions the career has only just started,…

Headhunter
July 5, 2017

Caça Talentos

English Version Does this player have “talento” (talent) or “ta lento” (is slow)? This pun regarding talent hunting is nothing but to show the witted side of the business. Amongst…

Football Stars
July 5, 2017

Craques do Futebol – Eusébio

Eusébio marcou a minha juventude, alimentou os meus sonhos ,foi a minha referência e o meu grande idolo. E ainda tive o previlégio de jogar com ele. Eusébio foi o…

Ruídos de Inveja
July 5, 2017

Ruídos de Inveja – Boy George

In 1983 I went for the first time to Ibiza, the Mediterranean paradise in the 80s, and for many years my top destiny. There I personally met Boy George, a…

Headhunter
July 5, 2017

Caça Talentos

Scouting – significa caçador de talentos. Significa  procura. Hoje em dia é relativamente fácil detector um jogador talentoso. Há tanta informação disponível nas redes sociais e nos programas mais sofisticados…

Ruídos de Inveja
July 5, 2017

Ruídos de Inveja – Gerry & The Pacemakers

Conheci muitos estádios de futebol, como jogador, treinador, director desportivo e espectador, alguns deles impressionantes pela arquitectura, dimensão e ambiente. O estádio que me marcou mais pelo calor do publico,…

Football Stories
July 5, 2017

Histórias do Futebol – Bahrain

There are numerous episodes that are lived during a football career. When asked what best story I can tell, I can never truthfully answer. But I know surely which one…

Football Stories
July 5, 2017

Histórias do Futebol

Se há verdadeiros contadores de histórias, então falamos de gente ligada  ao futebol. Dirigentes, jornalistas, fisioterapeutas, roupeiros, motoristas, jogadores, todos têm histórias para contar que dariam para escrever vários livros.​ Um…

91st minute
July 5, 2017

Minuto 91 – Ser treinador em Portugal

A profissão de treinador de futebol  tornou-se numa das mais instáveis e imprevisíveis no mundo actual. Em Portugal bateu no fundo este ano. A ditadura dos resultados e o poder…

91st minute
July 5, 2017

Minuto 91 – Espaço de comentário

Quando os jogos de futebol esgotam os 90 minutos, entra-se no período de descontos. Para os treinadores que estão a ganhar, sobretudo por margem mínima, cada minuto deste tempo extra…

Final whistle
July 5, 2017

Apito Final – Melhor treinador do Mundo 2016

Zidane, Ranieri, Fernando Santos…Qual o melhor treinador do mundo em 2016? Se em Dezembro de 2015 me falassem destes três nomes como candidatos a melhor do mundo  no final da época…

Off the pitch
July 5, 2017

Fora de Campo – Revista Foot

Apesar de muitos anos dentro do campo nas minhas lides futebolísticas, sempre tive fora do do campo muitas conversas interessantes e importantes acerca do mundo do futebol. Numa dessas conversas com…

Ruídos de Inveja
July 5, 2017

Ruídos de Inveja – Emerson, Lake & Palmer

É o nome que dei a um programa da minha autoria na M80 e que se estreou em Junho de 2007. Muito dos momentos da nossa vida, positivos e negativos,…

Other Championships
July 5, 2017

Outros Campeonatos – A noite em que te vinguei

Começo por falar de um dos meus hobbies favoritos que é a escrita, uma autêntica paixão. Depois de muitos anos a escrever textos soltos, de dúvidas, medos e hesitações, materializei...
Off the pitch
July 4, 2017

Reportagem na publicação Sportskeeda

É com alegria que vejo publicações digitais a dar nota do meu trabalho e carreira. https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/fifa-u-17-world-cup-5-promising-european-stars-unlikely-link-to-india-world-cup-campaign-manchester-united-barcelona  

Headhunter
July 3, 2017

Caça Talentos

Caça Talentos é uma designação muito na moda no futebol atual. Aparece um jogador novo com sucesso e imediatamente a pessoa que o indicou passa a ser um caça talentos….