Former midfielder who was a member of the Portuguese national team from 1983 to 1985. He spent his professional career with three teams, most notably Benfica and Maritimo.
He entered the youth system of Benfica in 1974 and two years later, he was promoted to the club's senior team.
He became a manager after retirement, having most of his success in Asia, leading South China from 2007 to 2008 and Dong Tam Long An from 2009 to 2010.
He was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal.
He began his career on the Portuguese national team about a decade after the retirement of the great Eusebio, who scored a then-record 41 goals for the Portuguese national team.