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José Peseiro

Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 18.16CET
SC Braga
José Peseiro
José Peseiro took charge of Braga in summer 2012 ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 18.16CET

José Peseiro

SC Braga

Date of birth: 4 April 1960
Nationality: Portuguese
Coaching career: UD Santarém, GUS Montemor, Clube Oriental de Lisboa, CD Nacional, Real Madrid CF (assistant), Sporting Clube de Portugal, Al Hilal SC, Panathinaikos FC, FC Rapid Bucureşti, Saudi Arabia, SC Braga

• After a playing career in the minor leagues and a low-key start as a coach, Peseiro made his name at Nacional, taking the Madeira club from the third division to the Portuguese Liga in just three seasons.

• Left at the end of 2002/03, being appointed assistant to Carlos Queiroz at Real Madrid for the following campaign. Lasted only one season in Spain, taking charge of Sporting for 2004/05.

• Close to glory on two fronts that year with Sporting in contention for the league title until the end of the season and reaching the UEFA Cup final at their Estádio José Alvalade. Lost out to SL Benfica in the championship race, however, a defeat compounded by a 3-1 European loss to PFC CSKA Moskva in front of their own fans.

• Left Sporting early the following season and had short spells in Saudi Arabia, Greece and Romania before taking charge of the Saudi Arabian national side, a role he held until 2011.

• Returned to Portuguese football with Braga in summer 2012 and was an immediate hit, masterminding victory against Udinese Calcio in the UEFA Champions League play-offs to seal a group stage place for only the second time.

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