Humberto Coelho biography

Humberto Coelho

Football, Football player

1950 –

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Who is Humberto Coelho?

Humberto Manuel de Jesus Coelho is a Portuguese retired professional footballer and manager.

Playing in the libero position, he was regarded as one of the greatest of his era and called "the portuguese Beckenbauer" by coaches like Lajos BarĂ³ti and Milorad Pavic for his outstanding performances and skills.

In a career mainly associated with Benfica, the central defender held the record of appearances for the Portuguese national team for several years; in the following decades, he worked as a coach, mainly with national teams, including his own.

Coelho gained more than 60 caps for Portugal, but did not attend any major international tournament.

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Born
Apr 20, 1950
Cedofeita
Nationality
  • Portugal
Profession
Lived in
  • Cedofeita

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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