Artur Correia

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Artur Correia
Personal information
Full name Artur Manuel Soares Correia
Date of birth (1950-04-18)18 April 1950
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Date of death 25 July 2016(2016-07-25) (aged 66)
Place of death Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Right back
Youth career
1965 Futebol Benfica
1965–1968 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1971 Académica 47 (2)
1971–1977 Benfica 123 (3)
1977–1979 Sporting CP 49 (0)
1979 New England Tea Men 23 (0)
1979–1980 Sporting CP 14 (0)
1980 New England Tea Men 30 (0)
National team
1970–1971 Portugal U21 4 (0)
1972–1979 Portugal 34 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Artur Manuel Soares Correia (18 April 1950 – 25 July 2016) was a Portuguese footballer. He played as a right back.

Nicknamed "Ruço", he amassed Primeira Liga totals of 234 games and four goals during 12 seasons, representing Académica, Benfica and Sporting, winning eight major titles with the second club including five national championships. He also spent two years in the United States, with the New England Tea Men.

Correia was a Portugal international for seven years, making his debut in 1972.

On 20 July of the following year, he suffered a second stroke that put him in a coma,[1] and after five days in critical condition he died at the age of 66.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Artur Correia entre a vida e a morte" [Artur Correia between life and death]. Record (in Portuguese). 20 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  2. "Faleceu Artur Correia" [Artur Correia has died] (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.