Fernando Santos

  • Date of birth : 10/10/1954
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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Fernando Santos

Portugal
Fernando Santos
Greece coach Fernando Santos ©Getty Images for UEFA

Fernando Santos

Portugal

Date of birth: 10 October 1954
Nationality: Portuguese
Playing career: Benfica, Estoril (twice), Marítimo
Coaching career: Estoril, Estrela da Amadora, Porto, AEK Athens (twice), Panathinaikos, Sporting CP, Benfica, PAOK, Greece, Portugal

• A left-back, Santos – who holds a degree in electrical and telecommunications engineering – started his playing days at home-town club Benfica before spending most of his career with Estoril.

• He retired from playing in 1987, going immediately into coaching at Estoril, where he was head coach for six years, guiding the club to two promotions and into the Portuguese top flight.

• Had four seasons with Estrela da Amadora prior to joining Porto in 1998. Led his side to the Liga title in his first term, adding two domestic cups before departing for AEK in 2001. Again made an instant impact, lifting the 2002 Greek Cup. Went to Panathinaikos that summer followed by spells at Sporting, AEK again and Benfica.

• He then revived PAOK's fortunes after taking over in 2007, steering them to runners-up spot in the 2009/10 Super League to earn a place in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. Announced his departure in May 2010 and was confirmed as Otto Rehhagel's successor as Greece coach six weeks later, proving an immediate hit as he helped them to the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2012.

• Repeated the feat for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, guiding Greece to the last 16, before stepping down. He was appointed by Portugal that September after Paulo Bento's departure following a 1-0 defeat by Albania and led them to UEFA EURO 2016 thanks to seven successive victories. The crowning glory was to come in France, Portugal remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament and defeating the hosts in the St-Denis final thanks to Éder's extra-time goal; two years later, Santos and his team reached the last 16 of the World Cup.

Last updated: 30/08/18 14.22CET

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General info

  • Name: Fernando Santos
  • Date of birth: 10/10/1954
  • Country: Portugal
  • Team: Portugal ( POR)

  • Current campaign
  • Friendlies 2018/20
  • UEFA Nations League 2018/19

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Qualifying round)
    03/09/10: Greece 1-1 Georgia
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    16/09/98: Porto 2-2 Olympiacos

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPWDL
Greece14842
Portugal12840
Portugal UNL4220
Total3018102

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPWDL
Porto20938
Benfica9423
Total2913511
UEFA Europa League
ClubPWDL
Benfica6312
Sporting CP4211
Porto10442
Panathinaikos2200
AEK18747
PAOK4121
Total44191213
Last updated: 23/11/2018 16:00 CET